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Chad Pennington Update

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The latest on the recently-released Chad Pennington comes to us from ESPN.com's Tim Graham, a former Miami Dolphins beat reporter.  He is reporting the following:

The Jets released Pennington at 4 p.m. Thursday to clear salary-cap space for Brett Favre's arrival, but a half dozen teams already have contacted Pennington's agent, Tom Condon, to express interest in signing the eight-year NFL veteran, a source told ESPN.com.

The source also said Pennington probably wouldn't find a new home for two or three days because the interested clubs are busy with preseason games. One of the teams is the Miami Dolphins, who open their preseason Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

So who might these other 5 teams be?  Earlier reports indicated that one if Chad's former coaches, Herm Edwards, might be interested in Kansas City.  Some sources claim the Vikings are not one of the teams.  Perhaps the Bears could be a potential team interested in Pennington's services. 

Some other possibilities?  Those are tougher to identify, though I wouldn't be overly surprised if the Patriots were one of the teams.  Chad would be a good backup to Tom Brady and I'm sure Bill Belichick would love to rack Pennington's brain in terms of some of the things the Jets plan to do on offensive in 2008.

So we'll have to take the old "wait and see" approach here.

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