Vikes' Robinson in hot water
Scout swap: It will be interesting to see what comes out of the scouting swap going on between the Patriots and the Cowboys. Patriots vice president Scott Pioli is in Oxnard, Ca., presumably looking at the Cowboys wealth at linebacker. The Cowboys sent a scout to the Patriots camp. They are looking for wide receiver and tackle help. The Patriots are too thin at wide receiver to help them, but they do have some excess along the offensive line. Such an arrangement is rare. Pioli is Bill Parcells' son-in-law so you can see where he can be trusted. Normally, teams don't like having scouts from other teams in their camp.
Jets' nose dive: The Jets are desperate for a nose tackle, so it was a natural move to bring in nose tackle Grady Jackson for a workout Wednesday. Jackson is one of the best players available on the street, and he is reluctant to sign for the NFL minimum. He saw that defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson received a $500,000 signing bonus and an $810,000 base salary, numbers that Jackson would consider. While he's in the New York area, Jackson may visit the Giants although it's not certain they are looking for a defensive tackle.