Ten-year veteran offensive guard Joe Andruzzi, released by the Cleveland Browns in early May, has been diagnosed with a treatable form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, agent Joe Linta confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday night.
The Seahawks, facing questions at wide receiver, are still interested in trading for Patriots holdout Deion Branch. Seattle was one of two teams that had a tentative deal in place for the former Super Bowl MVP.
Undermanned at cornerback a year ago, the New England Patriots plan to be overstocked at that key position in 2005, and added a veteran performer Tuesday afternoon by signing former Pittsburgh Steelers starter Chad Scott.
Despite optimistic reports suggesting Ben Watson is close to an agreement with the Patriots, the new agent for the former Georgia tight end told ESPN.com on Sunday that the two sides still remain far apart.