Saffron Burrows eyes 'L&O: Criminal Intent'

Would partner with Jeff Goldblum's character, sources say

Saffron Burrows is in negotiations to join USA Network's drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

USA and the show's producers from Dick Wolf Films declined comment on the casting, but sources indicated Burrows would be tapped to play a new partner for Detective Zach Nichols (Jeff Goldblum).

Julianne Nicholson, who plays Detective Wheeler, recently had her second child.

"L&O: Criminal Intent," which revolves around the four detectives from the Major Case Squad, also stars Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren and Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames.