Monday Senior Bowl Buzz

Will Rodney Harrison play again and if he does, where will he play? Which position are the Saints eyeing in Mobile?...What will Jon Gruden do next?...Who wants to be the highest paid center in the NFL?...How is Carson Palmer progressing?...Will Casey Wiegmann return to Denver for another season?..Those stories and more inside..

MOBILE, Ala. --


Harrison To Play in 2009; Potential Landing Spots in NFC?

New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison turns 37 in in December, but the veteran strong safety plans to play at least another season.

A source close to the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent told that two possibilities are with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay has a potential opening if SS Jermaine Phillips, who's set to become an unrestricted free agent, doesn't re-sign.

Atlanta has a decision to make on SS Lawyer Milloy, who is also set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of February.

Playing with an NFC South team makes sense since Harrison lives in the Atlanta area.


Saints Scouting Cornerbacks Hard

The New Orleans Saints have six cornerbacks that are signed for next season, but a league source said that hasn't stopped them from looking for upgrades.

Examining those six players closely, only veteran Randall Gay and Tracy Porter have a clear future with the team.

New Orleans scouts had noticeably been checking out cornerbacks during Monday's practices and a league source told that the team is gathering a list of veteran cornerbacks to target in free agency.


Lots of Shock Over Gruden Dismissal; College Not an Option?

One of the most discussed stories during the early going on Mobile this week was the recent firing of Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden.

Many personnel men around the league seemed surprised at the timing of the move by the team, but what surprised most was the naming of his younger successor, Raheem Morris.

Morris, who doesn't turn 33 until September, is the league's youngest head coach.

A league source who talked to Gruden recently said he wouldn't look to take a college job and would planned to wait until next year to see what head coaching jobs opened up in the NFL.


Ravens Center Wants to be Paid

A league source said that Jason Brown, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of February, is expecting to become possibly the highest paid center in the league.

The former fourth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens out of the 2005 draft has started 45 games for the club.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed C Jeff Faine to a six-year, $37.5 million deal last year and Brown will likely be looking for bigger deal, according to the source.


Palmer Looking Good; Team Expected to Make Push to Re-Sign Benson

Amid reports that Carson Palmer won't need surgery on his injured right elbow, a team source who was at the two regular season practices where the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback was allowed to throw the ball said Palmer looked great and you couldn't tell he had any problems with his arm or elbow.

"It was like he never missed a beat and he fired the ball to our receivers like usual," the source said.

Palmer will continue to strengthen his right elbow over the next few months.

As for Cedric Benson, a source said the team is expected to make a strong push to sign the running back.

Benson performed at a high enough level that the source believes they'll look to re-sign him as their starter.


Center Not Retiring?

Despite rumors to the contrary,  Casey Wiegmann's agent, Joe Linta, told that the Denver Broncos center will not be retiring.

Wiegmann signed a two-year, $2.8 million deal with the Denver Broncos last year and it's possible the team looks to sign him to a short-term extension soon.

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