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Updated: February 27, 2004, 9:31 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The trade for WR Joey Galloway began to take shape Thursday when the team opened contract talks with the nine-year veteran. "We had a first discussion and exchanged some ideas,'' agent Leigh Steinberg told the Tampa Tribune. "We discussed some initial concepts, and we're going to talk again [today] probably.'' To make the deal work, however, the Bucs and Cowboys must first restructure the contracts of the players they would receive so their salaries will fit under the NFL's 2004 cap figure of $80.6 million. Johnson's agent refused to comment Thursday on the status of negotiations between he and the Cowboys. He has been talking with Cowboys officials since Tuesday, however, and is believed to be making progress.

New England Patriots: The club is speaking with CB Ty Law about restructuring his existing deal which counts more than $10 million towards the 2004 cap, but so far all they've done is anger the Pro Bowler. The team's first proposal to Law was a four-year, $26 million extension that includes $6.6 million up front -- an offer Law considers to be an insult. "I felt like it was a slap in the face," Law told the Boston Globe. "It was an insult. I didn't appreciate it at all. I thought, `Man, we've got a long way to go if that's the starting off point.' I was thinking of putting a `for sale' sign in front of my house ...I couldn't believe it. I was speechless. It was disappointing more than anything. It kind of hurt."

New Orleans Saints: RB Deuce McAllister was involved in an altercation at a Bourbon Street bar on Fat Tuesday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. No one was arrested and the NOPD is investigating the incident. "We are trying to find out what actually happened," said New Orleans police spokesman Paul Accardo. The Saints haven't done their own investigation but they have spoken to McAllister and are backing their star back. "From what we understand, Deuce was trying to mediate the situation and ended up being a victim," GM Mickey Loomis said. "We are 100 percent in his corner."