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The Chargers put a 1st and 3rd round tender on restricted free agent Michael Turner. If he’s to sign with another team, that team will have to give up a 1st and 3rd round pick, which is a pretty steep price for a back who is unproven as a lead guy. Turner could still be traded, and it’s not hard to trade a player in the last year of his contract, but it now looks like Turner will be back in San Diego. They did the right thing for their 2007 season, but Turner will be free to sign elsewhere this time next year, so they might not have done the right thing for their organization, as an extra #1 pick would have been much more valuable for this team over the long haul. Free agent RB Dominic Rhodes is happy about this news, but the Jets aren’t expected to show much interest in him or veteran Ahman Green. So unless they can pull off a trade for Turner, Willis McGahee, or Thomas Jones, expect the Jets to use their #1 pick on a back.  

The Ravens released RB Jamal Lewis, which was expected. Lewis was a free agent this [...]

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