Whispers from around the NFL

Updated: January 17, 2005, 12:16 PM ET
Pro Football Weekly
  • Team observers aren't 100 percent convinced RB Edgerrin James will be in Indianapolis for the 2005 season. The Colts have said they plan to keep James, but the option to use the team's franchise designation and trade James remains a possibility. Remember, Colts president Bill Polian traded Marshall Faulk for draft picks.

  • Travis Henry
    The Bills have given Travis Henry and his agent, Hadley Engelhard, permission to discuss a potential trade with other teams who might be interested in a 26-year-old back who has rushed for 1,300-plus yards twice in his young career, though he is coming off a leg injury that kept him out of the final five games of last season.

  • With Seahawks RB Maurice Morris not considered heir-apparent material, word is the Hawks will seriously consider trading for a running back (Travis Henry? Reuben Droughns?) or signing one in free agency should Shaun Alexander depart. At presstime, our sources put the odds on Alexander leaving at 60-40.