Update: Free agent Terrell Owens (ACL surgery) admitted during his work out program Wednesday that he's still 2-3 months away from being fully healed. "I'm still not 100 percent to be able to go to a team and contribute," he said. "When I get to the point to where I'm comfortable and able to run around, I'll feel like those calls should be coming."
Update: Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Bengals have signed cornerback Nate Clements, formerly of the 49ers. The Bengals were in need of a corner after losing Johnathan Joseph. Clements was cut by the 49ers because of his cap number, not because he couldn't play anymore.
Update: ESPN is reporting that the players will reportedly receive 48 percent of "all revenue" under the framework of the labor deal currently being discussed. NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith insists the players only saw 53 percent of the revenues under the previous agreement, though 60 percent is the number most commonly cited.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports on Twitter that all players with at least four years of service time will be unrestricted free agents under the labor agreement currently being discussed. This would impact in excess of 500 current players and would potentially lead to a free agent frenzy once a deal is reached.
Update: In a recent radio interview, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he envisions rookie Andy Dalton as the Bengals' Week 1 starter. "There’s no question when we selected Andy Dalton we selected him with that in mind that he’d possibly be our opening-day starting quarterback," said Lewis. Perhaps owner Mike Brown should listen to his coach and trade disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer.
Update: Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown is still hopeful quarterback Carson Palmer will change his mind and play for the team in 2011. Brown does not believe that Palmer is actually going to retire, so there are reports that the Bengals have refused to even consider dealing the disgruntled veteran. Look for the Bengals to draft a QB early because there is no way they are going to be stuck with Jordan Palmer as their starting quarterback.
Update: Washington QB Jake Locker shot down speculation on Tuesday's ProFootballTalk Live that he would turn to baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the event of a lockout. Locker had a nice combine, and certainly doesn't want to do anything to mess up the hype that now surrounds him.
Update: According to Dennis Janson of WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, Carson Palmer recently told a friend that he will "never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again." "I have $80 million in the bank," Palmer added. "I don't have to play football for money. I'll play it for the love of the game but that would have to be elsewhere. I'm prepared to live my life." Palmer appears to be serious about not playing for the Bengals next season. Stay tuned for more on this situation.
Update: According to Bengals.com, the team is now thought to be taking Carson Palmer's retirement threat "quite seriously," and "kicking the tires on all kinds of options" to replace him at quarterback. The Bengals may take a quarterback with the No. 4 pick in the draft, but if they don't expect Palmer to be back because there is no way they can move ahead with Jordan Palmer as the No. 1 QB on the roster.
Update: Bengals.com reports "quarterback Carson Palmer plans to put his Indian Hill home on the market, broken by Cincinnati Channel 9's Dennis Janson, appears to have no impact on his trade request and didn't take the Bengals by surprise."