I Heard it Through the Waiver Wire

Brett Favre is rumored to be returning for his 18th season in Green Bay, according to Packers’ president Mark Murphy. 

Giant Michael Strahan is considering retirement…..again.  When asked if he returned last season for the chance at a Super Bowl ring, he said no; however, earning it was beyond his expectations.  He says his decision won’t take as long this time.  Strahan loves to play, and that is his primary consideration. 

Former Dolphin LB Zach Thomas has signed a one-year, $3 million dollar deal with the Dallas Cowboys, allowing him to play in his home state of Texas.

Vikings’ WR Kevin Williamson will be traded to Jacksonville in exchange for a 6th round draft pick.  Williamson had a disappointing season of dropped passes.  He was acquired as a result of the Oakland Raiders/Randy Moss deal, and when Minnesota traded Moss, Williamson was to be the Vikes’ go-to receiver.  Despite his work ethic, praised by Brad Childress, he had way too many mistakes; the most glaring a dropped 72-yd sure TD pass against Denver with nary a defender in sight. 

Chicago’s backup QB Kyle Orton signed a one-year contract extension, allowing him the opportunity to give Rex Grossman a run for his money as the Bears’ starter next season.  The rumor mill indicates that Brian Griese will be released before a signing bonus comes due next week.  TE Desmond Clark has signed a two-year extension with Chicago as well.  His league-high 13.2 yards per catch lead all NFL tight ends over the past two years.  With the Bears’ other TE Greg Olsen, Chicago plans to use more two TE sets and, hopefully, the impending QB controversy won’t pose a problem.

Washington Redskin WR Brandon Lloyd was released this week after a disappointing two seasons in Washington.  Signed in 2006 after trading two draft picks to San Francisco for Lloyd, the Redskins were unimpressed with his paltry 25 receptions and no TDs in two seasons.  A broken collarbone and less than stellar work ethic last season cemented his demise with the team.

Other releases include:  Jevon Kearse (Eagles); Anthony McFarland (Colts); Rob Morris (Colts); David Carr (Panthers); Roosevelt Colvin (Patriots); Ty Law (Chiefs); Kendrell Bell (Chiefs); Eddie Kennison (Chiefs); James Reed (Chiefs); Justin McCareins (Jets);  Andre Dyson (Jets); Orpheus Roye (Browns); Kelly Holcomb (Vikings); Anthony Thomas (Buffalo); and Mike Anderson (Ravens).

(Source: SI.com, NFL.com)