LIONS TO PART WAYS WITH ROGERS Posted by Mike Florio on January 23, 2008, 2:58 p.m. The Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions will part ways with veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers. Per the Free Press, Rogers will be traded or released. Rogers, a second-round pick in 2001, is signed through 2010, at salaries of $4.25 million, $5.25 million, and $7 million over the next three years, respectively. SEYMOUR HEAD-BUTT CAUGHT ON TAPE? Posted by Mike Florio on January 23, 2008, 2:24 p.m. PFT Planet, we don’t know what we’d do without you. In response to the item regarding the contention of Chargers center Nick Hardwick that Pats defensive end Richard Seymour applied a head butt to a Chargers coach, a reader sent to us a YouTube video that seems to capture the moment in question. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVCFpGJO02Y The apparent head-butt comes at about the 2:48 mark of the segment. Though the NFL has implemented tight restrictions regarding the interaction of players from opposing teams during pre-game warmups, Seymour looks to be right in the thick of the Chargers’ players, jawing with a couple of them. Also, the Nick Hardwick interview on XX Sports Radio is now available right here. Permalink | Comments Back to Top HARDWICK CLAIMS SEYMOUR HEAD-BUTTED CHARGERS COACH Posted by Mike Florio on January 23, 2008, 12:59 p.m. A reader tells us that Chargers center Nick Hardwick claimed in an appearance on XX Sports Radio 1090 that the alleged antics of Pats defensive end Richard Seymour on Sunday included applying a head butt to a member of the Chargers’ coaching staff. We previously received an e-mail tip making that same claim, and it appeared to have been written by a Chargers player. But we couldn’t corroborate the contention, so we left it alone. Hardwick publicly called out Seymour after Sunday’s game, claiming that Seymour was engaged in dirty tactics. Moments ago, we called the station to confirm that the allegation had been made by Hardwick (wow, real journalistic work), and we were told that the podcast containing the accusation will be posted within the hour. The XX Sports Radio audio vault is right here.