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Land rush for Antrel Rolle

NFL_rolle_250.jpgNow that a $4 million roster bonus and an $8 million salary have gotten safety Antrel Rolle released by the Cardinals, multiple teams are hot on his trail.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Rolle’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, currently is negotiating with the Bears.

A league source has confirmed that the Bears are indeed chasing Rolle.  We’re also told that the Giants and Dolphins are pursuing Rolle, and that the Cardinals still hope to get him back.

Rolle, a top-ten pick in the bust-filled first round of the 2005 draft, started 15 games in 2009.  For his career, he has appeared in 68 games, starting 61.

He entered the league as a cornerback, but he eventually was moved to safety.

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30 Responses to “Land rush for Antrel Rolle”
  1. Hooby says: Mar 4, 2010 8:42 PM


  2. nfcbeast says: Mar 4, 2010 8:45 PM

    Go to the Dolphins, please dear god do not go to the Giants!!
    He might actually make their defense respectable again….do not wanna deal with that.

  3. AdamEagle5 says: Mar 4, 2010 8:49 PM


  4. DeeDubb says: Mar 4, 2010 8:50 PM

    Rolle will be playing alongside LaRon Landry in 2010. You heard it here first…

  5. Start Colt Brennan says: Mar 4, 2010 8:54 PM

    just remember…What Danny Boy wants, Danny boy gets

  6. se18a29 says: Mar 4, 2010 8:54 PM

    He’s coming to the Vikes… 🙂 🙂

  7. Enrgy2Burn says: Mar 4, 2010 8:56 PM

    i can’t believe the eagles aren’t in on this. if they’re not, it makes me think that are working to give their big dollars to peppers. i’d rather have rolle and kampman than peppers.

  8. kingkolb says: Mar 4, 2010 8:59 PM

    he would look good in midnight green…. Heres to bong hits until 12:01 am and a late morning with PFT 🙂

  9. bigfog says: Mar 4, 2010 9:00 PM

    Green Bay would much appreciate it if he signed with the Bears.

  10. Popeye says: Mar 4, 2010 9:01 PM

    he sux….cant defend a pass with a wall

  11. City_Native says: Mar 4, 2010 9:04 PM

    Its ironic that the Bears, who cried when Lance Briggs was “tampered” with, claim to have interest in every SOON-TO-BE free agent. Hmmmm.

  12. jkr says: Mar 4, 2010 9:06 PM

    He’s a very good player! With the loss of Warner and eventual loss of Boldin it looks like the beginning of the end for the cardinals! Back to there old ways.

  13. vbhall78 says: Mar 4, 2010 9:10 PM

    Hey Ted Thompson get your ass up and sign Antrell Rolle!!!!!

  14. SeanTaylor21 says: Mar 4, 2010 9:18 PM

    COME ON DANNY BOY, Atleast fall thru this deal… time to put area 51 back on the field

  15. smarterthanyou says: Mar 4, 2010 9:26 PM

    Rolle in a ‘skins jersey…NICE!

  16. Desean Maclin 1018 says: Mar 4, 2010 9:28 PM

    Best comment of the day, I agree completely

  17. Mooch says: Mar 4, 2010 9:30 PM

    I didn’t see a ton of Cards games prior to the playoffs. Can Rolle hit people? Because I already have one DB who runs away from contact.
    My gut tells me that Rolle and Peppers get huge deals, well in excess of what the Birds deem “market value”. So I am not optimistic. More likely we get Clark.

  18. Torosdogs says: Mar 4, 2010 9:31 PM

    Rolle doesn’t have to wait until midnight to sign with a team. His contract was terminated. There is no tampering!

  19. bobbyk says: Mar 4, 2010 9:32 PM

    city_native – understand that he is not a FA. He was released and other teams can immediately negotiate with him.

  20. EricEmpire says: Mar 4, 2010 9:41 PM

    Hey City_Native….check your facts. He was released. He’s not soon to be a FA, he is one.

  21. Enrgy2Burn says: Mar 4, 2010 9:55 PM

    @ mooch – if the eagles don’t get rolle, and it doesn’t look good, i would love to see clark and kampman. i dread peppers coming to philly to be another kearse!

  22. jpappas113 says: Mar 4, 2010 9:59 PM

    City_Native : Perhaps you should read up on the rules on tampering? A team that releases a player relinquishes all rights under the tampering rules!!

  23. kingkolb says: Mar 4, 2010 10:03 PM

    thanks desean 🙂

  24. smokesome says: Mar 4, 2010 10:15 PM

    haha i thought antrel rolle never wanted to face aaron rodgers again. if the bears wanna pay him the most, he won’t mind getting burned twice a year

  25. scrapdawg12 says: Mar 4, 2010 10:18 PM


  26. LighTsouT says: Mar 4, 2010 10:20 PM

    Why does everyone want this guy? He’s not that special to make, and I quote, “the Giants defense respectable again.” People who watched him in the NFC West know he’s a decent player, but he was, if that, the 5th or 6th best safety in the division. Niners have 2, Rams have 2, Cardinals have 1 better safety.

  27. Whiskeytangofoxtrot says: Mar 4, 2010 10:34 PM

    You guys have obviously not seen him play. He’s spotty at best. When he’s “on”, he’s average or slightly above average. When he’s “off”, he sucks, as the entire Cards defense did in the entire last half of ’09, and virtually all of ’08, other than the playoffs. Despite a pro bowl corner and safety playing along side him, they couldn’t stop the pass for most of the year. You want to give this guy $8m? Absolute insanity. That’s why the Cards are letting him walk. They want to hang onto him but won’t touch him for anywhere near that price. And it’s not because they’re stupid.
    Troy P money for this guy? Absolutely, positively insane. And any of you thinking he’s the savior for your lackluster d-backfield, think again. Someone said it in an earlier thread – there will be better DBs available in the 5th round of the draft, at a fraction of the cost.

  28. Goomba33 says: Mar 4, 2010 10:38 PM

    why aren’t the texans pursuing him?

  29. mickey ferr says: Mar 4, 2010 10:47 PM

    hmmm if the eagles dont get rolle then i expect kampman or peppers and a safety in the 1st round!!!! E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLESSSS

  30. TOP GIANT says: Mar 5, 2010 10:18 AM

    The Giants needs a safety that’s going to do the job. Let’s heard it for NEW YORK GIANTS. Where big things are made of. NEWWW YOORKK

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