The current rumors about the future employer of QB Donovan McNabb remained just that after the close of business in the NFL on Tuesday.
Over the last week, just about every team in the league with the exception of the Chiefs has been linked to a trade for the Philadelphia quarterback. Don’t fall for any April Fool’s Day jokes on Thursday about McNabb heading for Arrowhead. But don’t be surprised if somebody reports it as fact.
I’m not quite sure there’s anything we can completely believe in this soap opera. It has not played out behind the NFL scenes, but in the media that cover the Eagles and the NFL. There have been so many contradictory reports on McNabb, the Eagles and where he might play in 2010; it’s a real indictment of the willingness of the media to be manipulated by forces that make being first with the news more important than being right.
A week ago, there were stories written in Philadelphia that a deal was all but finalized between the Eagles and St. Louis Rams for McNabb. There were no sources named for that nugget, but Rams GM Billy Devaney did go on the record and declare the rumor “nonsense.”
The Kansas City Chiefs hired Adam Zimmer as a defensive assistant/assistant linebackers coach today, the team announced.
The son of Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Zimmer coached for the past four seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
During his tenure with the Saints, he was part of a New Orleans coaching staff that helped guide the franchise to a victory in Super Bowl XLIV as well as a pair of NFC championship game appearances.
Zimmer played collegiately at Trinity University (Tex.).
Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday and Thursday, according to an NFL source with knowledge of the situation.
Weatherspoon has previously conducted a private workout for the Atlanta Falcons.
The 6-foot-1, 239-pounder posted a 40-inch vertical leap at the combine.
He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout out, also bench pressing 225 pounds 35 times.
Last season, he recorded 104 tackles, 14 1/2 for losses and 4 1/2 sacks.