• It’s finally safe to conclude that, barring a massive turn of events, free agency will take place this summer. And so the speculation has begun. Two Jets — Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes — have been the talk of the free-agent town. There’s a belief that the team can’t — or won’t — re-sign both players. As expected, they’re leaning in Holmes’ direction.
  • But there’s still a question as to when free agency will get underway. The league and players only met twice this week, which has ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio stunned.
  • Oh, and with the return of football and player movement comes the return of holdout talk. Damn. But let’s face it, Chris Johnson shouldn’t be playing under his rookie contract at this point.
  • Is JaMarcus Russell the worst No. 1 draft pick in the history of sports? GQ thinks so.
  • With Patrick Peterson on board and the Cardinals in need of a quarterback on the trade market, it’s naturally assumed that the team will use cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as trade bait. Let the DRC-for-Kolb talk begin.
  • The five-year deal linking the Buffalo Bills to the city of Toronto — known as the Bills Toronto Series — expires after the 2012 season, and Bills CEO Russ Brandon indicates that the team hasn’t had in-depth discussions with Rogers Communications about an extension of their relationship.
  • Really random: Mike Ditka will be on the finale of HBO’s “Entourage” and he may have accidentally revealed a spoiler about the episode.