Red And Melo?
Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose reportedly want Carmelo Anthony on the Bulls next season. Would Chicago be a good landing spot for the scoring ace? Would the Bulls be in line for a title with Melo? Vote! »Getty Images
Devin Hester has been the Bears' trump card since 2006, returning a record-tying 19 kicks and punts for touchdowns over the course of his career. They won't be bringing him back next season, however: Hester said on Wednesday that the team has decided to ''go a different route'' with him. Hester will be one of the more intriguing free agents on the market, as he offers the potential of a game-changing play every time he handles a return. His value has been downgraded, however, by the rule change shortening kickoffs. It's difficult to return a ball that lands 10 yards out of bounds.
All-Star Weekend is a time for the NBA's best to socialize and schmooze, and Joakim Noah took advantage of that opportunity in a somewhat Machiavellian way. Noah told Carmelo Anthony during the break that he wanted Anthony on the Bulls, a sentiment evidently also shared by Derrick Rose, who reportedly offered to personally recruit Anthony. Playing with Noah and Rose might be a tempting opportunity for Anthony. Though he has been putting up great numbers this season and he'd stand to make much more money in New York, he's stuck on a 22-40 team that would need some kind of miracle to make the playoffs even in a weak Eastern Conference.
He may be one of the finest cornerbacks in history, but Champ Bailey's time with the Broncos has come to an end. The Broncos are expected to release Bailey today, a consequence of cap space and accumulating injuries to the 15-year veteran. Bailey has picked off some of the best quarterbacks to ever play. Where is he among the active leaders in defensive interceptions? Take our quiz!
Former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Browner was reinstated by the NFL, but still must serve four more games of a suspension brought on by a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. Browner, a free agent after spending the past three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks -- the last of which was cut short by injury, then his suspension -- was initially banned a year for marijuana use. He is a free agent and can sign with anyone as early as Tuesday. Did the NFL do right by Browner? Would you want your favorite team to sign him this offseason?