We realize that the retention of a small army of NFL reporters will cause periodic inconsistencies in reporting. But that doesn’t mean we won’t be pointing it out when it happens.
In an item from “ESPN.com news services,” agent Ray Savage says that the Lions, 49ers, and Bengals have expressed “great interest” in Jones. But Mike Sando of ESPN.com reports that the 49ers say they aren’t interested.
The stories aren’t technically contradictory; Savage is simply wrong. But the item indicating that the 49ers are interested currently has prominent placement on the ESPN.com front page. It might be a good idea to give Sando’s reporting on this a slightly higher profile.
We continue to stand by our report that Pacman believes he has a deal with the Lions, and that the deal will be announced next week. Unless the Lions scuttle those plans in light of the fact that word of the move got out.