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SidSmythe
02-27-2009, 09:30 AM
REDSKINS are at it again.

What did Albert Einstein say about doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting a different result???

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 09:30 AM
I just heard Fred Taylor is a Cheater now. That bastage.

Haynesworth reaches agreement with Redskins: $100 million deal...not sure of complete terms yet. EDIT: 7 yr 100 million/ 41 million guaranteed in first 3 years. He's first 100 million defender.

DeAngelo Hall signs with Redskins again. 6 yr 54 million 22.5 million guaranteed. 30 Million in first 3 years.

A whole bunch of visits are scheduled for several players.


Lets keep signings in this thread. Can we get a sticky?

rpmpit
02-27-2009, 09:35 AM
They just don't get it.

papillon
02-27-2009, 09:43 AM
They guaranteed him 40 million over the first three years of the contract. Is the guaranteed money distributed over the life of the contract or does it have to be distributed only during the guaranteed period?

Pappy

RuthlessBurgher
02-27-2009, 09:52 AM
Albert Haynesworth signing with the Redskins = Dana Stubblefield signing with the Redskins several years ago. Big money DT's that won't live up to expectations on their new team.

My issue is that Harrison's agent will now think that his NFL DPOY client is worthy of such a stratosphere as well, which the Steelers would never even consider. This is why we wanted to get a deal done before the start of free agency, because stupid teams tend to set the market at unreasonable levels.

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 10:34 AM
National Football Post reporting Bart Scott going to Jets. Heard on radio so don't have details. No terms disclosed as of yet.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/breaking-scott-signs-with-jets/

stlrz d
02-27-2009, 10:36 AM
National Football Post reporting Bart Scott going to Jets. Heard on radio so don't have details. No terms disclosed as of yet.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/breaking-scott-signs-with-jets/

The Ravens are going to lose Scott, Lewis, Leonhard and Jason Brown.

Breaks my heart.

:lol:

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 10:37 AM
Throw in CB's McAllister and Ivy and they are in a heap of need...

Mel Blount's G
02-27-2009, 10:40 AM
National Football Post reporting Bart Scott going to Jets. Heard on radio so don't have details. No terms disclosed as of yet.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/breaking-scott-signs-with-jets/
Damn. I wanted that overrated, hines-owned s.o.b to remain in our division. Hopefully the felons will at least break the bank for ray ray and have him "dancing" far past the zenith of his career into the pile what with his 7.34 40-yard closing speed

Mel Blount's G
02-27-2009, 10:42 AM
[quote="Iron Shiek":1pivdgqd]National Football Post reporting Bart Scott going to Jets. Heard on radio so don't have details. No terms disclosed as of yet.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/breaking-scott-signs-with-jets/

The Ravens are going to lose Scott, Lewis, Leonhard and Jason Brown.

Breaks my heart.

:lol:[/quote:1pivdgqd]
Leonhard and Brown are the only ones I want them to lose.

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 10:46 AM
Forgot to mention that the Texans traded Sage Rosenfels to the Vikings. Vikes gave up 4th round pick and then signed him to a 2 yr 9 mill contract. So you have to expect he has the inside track to start over Tavaris.

stlrz d
02-27-2009, 10:48 AM
[quote="Iron Shiek":ppceulic]National Football Post reporting Bart Scott going to Jets. Heard on radio so don't have details. No terms disclosed as of yet.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/breaking-scott-signs-with-jets/
Damn. I wanted that overrated, hines-owned s.o.b to remain in our division. Hopefully the felons will at least break the bank for ray ray and have him "dancing" far past the zenith of his career into the pile what with his 7.34 40-yard closing speed[/quote:ppceulic]

They offered Ray Ray the Dancing Gay (as opposed to Mean Gene the Dancing Machine) a deal that included $17 million guaranteed and he said no.

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 10:49 AM
National Football Post reporting Bart Scott going to Jets. Heard on radio so don't have details. No terms disclosed as of yet.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/breaking-scott-signs-with-jets/


5 yr $40 million deal.

Schefter on radio saying he's got inside info that Ray Lewis has said he is NOT going back to Baltimore. He is pretty committed to this statement as well.

pfelix73
02-27-2009, 10:51 AM
Lewis and the Cowgirls.....?

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 10:52 AM
Chris Baker Jets TE has signed with the Cheaters.

OT Omiyale from Panthers signs 4 yr 14 million deal with Bears. (maybe Bears will ignore OT in the draft now. Not that this guy is any good, but maybe he will start for them if John Tait retires).

RKSteel
02-27-2009, 10:59 AM
[quote="Iron Shiek":39y1dyoq]National Football Post reporting Bart Scott going to Jets. Heard on radio so don't have details. No terms disclosed as of yet.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/breaking-scott-signs-with-jets/
Damn. I wanted that overrated, hines-owned s.o.b to remain in our division. Hopefully the felons will at least break the bank for ray ray and have him "dancing" far past the zenith of his career into the pile what with his 7.34 40-yard closing speed[/quote:39y1dyoq]
I don't think Scott wanted to stay in the same division as Ward. :D

Mel Blount's G
02-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Damn balitimore. That formula has worked for us most of the time. What are they thinking!?


They probably wanna get there azzes out of our division as fast as there 8.45 40 yard dancing speeds will take them. NFC gig's would be cake for gay ray and those guys after years of having the steelers stomp you out like last night's campfire coals.

grotonsteel
02-27-2009, 11:02 AM
[quote="Iron Shiek":2k5ct0mq]National Football Post reporting Bart Scott going to Jets. Heard on radio so don't have details. No terms disclosed as of yet.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/breaking-scott-signs-with-jets/
Damn. I wanted that overrated, hines-owned s.o.b to remain in our division. Hopefully the felons will at least break the bank for ray ray and have him "dancing" far past the zenith of his career into the pile what with his 7.34 40-yard closing speed[/quote:2k5ct0mq]


:lol: :lol:

papillon
02-27-2009, 11:04 AM
The National Football Post reports that inside linebacker Bart Scott has agreed to terms with the Jets on a multi-year contract.
Adam Schefter says the deal is expected to be signed later Friday for roughly $8 million a year. Scott, like new teammate Calvin Pace, is highly versatile and intelligent. The Jets have the makings of a great linebacker group, and Rex Ryan will know how to maximize Scott's talent after coaching him for years in Baltimore. This signing makes a lot more sense for New York than getting the downside of Ray Lewis' career. Baltimore has to be deeply disappointed, but they seem likely to increase their efforts to sign Lewis now.


Pappy

Mel Blount's G
02-27-2009, 11:07 AM
Someone here made a failrly accurate body-structure comparison once. So, for your visual enjoyment, we have the Greatest Dancing, Piling On, Stat-inflated, Linebacker of All-Time
http://incontiguousbrick.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/spongebob_squarepants.gif

Even better, SB on roids..
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SpzFQzcsL._AA280_.jpg

And his buddy suggs...
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cVmernZLL._AA280_.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
02-27-2009, 11:07 AM
The National Football Post reports that inside linebacker Bart Scott has agreed to terms with the Jets on a multi-year contract.
Adam Schefter says the deal is expected to be signed later Friday for roughly $8 million a year. Scott, like new teammate Calvin Pace, is highly versatile and intelligent. The Jets have the makings of a great linebacker group, and Rex Ryan will know how to maximize Scott's talent after coaching him for years in Baltimore. This signing makes a lot more sense for New York than getting the downside of Ray Lewis' career. Baltimore has to be deeply disappointed, but they seem likely to increase their efforts to sign Lewis now.


Pappy

If crappy Bart Scott's new deal is worth $8 million per, Harrison's agent has to be looking at a deal averaging at least 8 figures per year. This is why a deal should have been finalized with Silverback before free agency started. This sucks.

stlrz d
02-27-2009, 11:10 AM
Look at the meltdown.

http://talk.baltimoresun.com/forumdispl ... rune=&f=10 (http://talk.baltimoresun.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=10)

Oh yeah, apparently Ray is mad at Scott for going to the Jets...cuz it means they prolly can't pay Ray now. :lol:

Jooser
02-27-2009, 11:15 AM
REDSKINS are at it again.

What did Albert Einstein say about doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting a different result???


http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h109/yunayuna-neko/random%20insanity/a0cgli.gif

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 11:40 AM
DB Eugene Wilson re-signs with Texans, 3 yr 11 million.

WoodleyofTroy
02-27-2009, 01:07 PM
How many Tight Ends do the Patriots need?

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Kellen Winslow was traded to the Cleveland Browns!!!

Breaking News!!!!

WoodleyofTroy
02-27-2009, 01:25 PM
Kellen Winslow was traded to the Cleveland Browns!!!

Breaking News!!!!


To the Buccaneers for a couple of draft picks. I think he's definitely a better fit there.

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 01:26 PM
Only story I can find was this blurb on NFL.com:


Browns trade Winslow to Bucs
The Cleveland Browns have traded tight end Kellen Winslow to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for undisclosed draft picks, the team announced Friday.

Mel Blount's G
02-27-2009, 01:32 PM
Only story I can find was this blurb on NFL.com:


Browns trade Winslow to Bucs
The Cleveland Browns have traded tight end Kellen Winslow to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for undisclosed draft picks, the team announced Friday.

Darn. Another divisional player leaves that's typically been our biotch in the past

RuthlessBurgher
02-27-2009, 01:34 PM
Kellen Winslow was traded to the Cleveland Browns!!!

Breaking News!!!!

I think you chose your prepositions poorly. He couldn't be traded to the Cleveland Browns if he was already on the Cleveland Browns. He could be traded by the Cleveland Browns, though. :wink:

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Kellen Winslow was traded to the Cleveland Browns!!!

Breaking News!!!!

I think you chose your prepositions poorly. He couldn't be traded to the Cleveland Browns if he was already on the Cleveland Browns. He could be traded by the Cleveland Browns, though. :wink:

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: to the bucs.... :oops: :oops: :oops:

NorthCoast
02-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Free agency = loser teams wreaking havoc on better teams salary structures.

I think it is an unpublicized conspiracy to bring the Men of Steel down....

WoodleyofTroy
02-27-2009, 01:50 PM
Jets | Kemoeatu update
Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:29:51 -0800

Updating a previous item, Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets will sign OG Chris Kemoeatu (Steelers), barring another team jumping in at the 11th hour. Per league sources, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not pursue the re-signing of Kemoeatu.

Mister Pittsburgh
02-27-2009, 01:59 PM
Jets | Kemoeatu update
Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:29:51 -0800

Updating a previous item, Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets will sign OG Chris Kemoeatu (Steelers), barring another team jumping in at the 11th hour. Per league sources, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not pursue the re-signing of Kemoeatu.

Good. Kemo isn't worth 4 million a year. Stapleton did decent at RG and he was an undrafted free agent. We can get a guy at #32 in the draft. Who knows. Maybe Legursky put on 15lbs and is ready to roll. Guards need to be smart, strong, and fast. Legursky is was a power lifter who was the fastest center when he came out. Maybe he added some bulk and is ready to roll. Having speed at LG to pull and lead the charge in the run game would be nice.

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 02:04 PM
CB Dominique Foxworth signed with the Ravens..didn't remember the terms though.

Got McAllister's replacement...

Mel Blount's G
02-27-2009, 02:07 PM
[quote="Iron Shiek":3uobhj3p]Kellen Winslow was traded to the Cleveland Browns!!!

Breaking News!!!!

I think you chose your prepositions poorly. He couldn't be traded to the Cleveland Browns if he was already on the Cleveland Browns. He could be traded by the Cleveland Browns, though. :wink:

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: to the bucs.... :oops: :oops: :oops:[/quote:3uobhj3p]
In the same receiving core as Antonio Bryant :lol:

Can imagine the post game locker room conversation between those 2:

"Boy, that ball was mine."
"Hell no dog! He threw that rock to me!"
"Son, I hope you didn't jus call me a dog?"
"You bess step back up off me biatch!"

Meanwhile, back at the scoreboard.....<<<<Bucs 3 Rams 35>>>>

stlrz d
02-27-2009, 02:11 PM
CB Dominique Foxworth signed with the Ravens..didn't remember the terms though.

Got McAllister's replacement...

He's a nickel back. Bad move for the Rats...great move for us! :tt2

WoodleyofTroy
02-27-2009, 02:15 PM
[quote="Iron Shiek":2ir83wab]CB Dominique Foxworth signed with the Ravens..didn't remember the terms though.

Got McAllister's replacement...

He's a nickel back. Bad move for the Rats...great move for us! :tt2[/quote:2ir83wab]

And it probably prevents them from taking a top corner in the first round. Even a better move for us.

Although with losing Scott and possibly Lewis, I'm sure they were going with an LB with that pick anyways.

stlrz d
02-27-2009, 02:31 PM
[quote="Iron Shiek":2sy3t3zy]CB Dominique Foxworth signed with the Ravens..didn't remember the terms though.

Got McAllister's replacement...

He's a nickel back. Bad move for the Rats...great move for us! :tt2

And it probably prevents them from taking a top corner in the first round. Even a better move for us.

Although with losing Scott and possibly Lewis, I'm sure they were going with an LB with that pick anyways.[/quote:2sy3t3zy]

Oh yeah, I also saw a post on another forum that pointed out how Foxworth was owned, of all people, by Ced Wilson in the '05 AFCCG. :tt2

RuthlessBurgher
02-27-2009, 02:37 PM
Jets | Kemoeatu update
Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:29:51 -0800

Updating a previous item, Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets will sign OG Chris Kemoeatu (Steelers), barring another team jumping in at the 11th hour. Per league sources, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not pursue the re-signing of Kemoeatu.

Good. Kemo isn't worth 4 million a year. Stapleton did decent at RG and he was an undrafted free agent. We can get a guy at #32 in the draft. Who knows. Maybe Legursky put on 15lbs and is ready to roll. Guards need to be smart, strong, and fast. Legursky is was a power lifter who was the fastest center when he came out. Maybe he added some bulk and is ready to roll. Having speed at LG to pull and lead the charge in the run game would be nice.

Legursky is listed at 6-1 and 323 lbs. He doesn't need to add anymore weight.

Mister Pittsburgh
02-27-2009, 02:51 PM
Jets | Kemoeatu update
Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:29:51 -0800

Updating a previous item, Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets will sign OG Chris Kemoeatu (Steelers), barring another team jumping in at the 11th hour. Per league sources, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not pursue the re-signing of Kemoeatu.

Good. Kemo isn't worth 4 million a year. Stapleton did decent at RG and he was an undrafted free agent. We can get a guy at #32 in the draft. Who knows. Maybe Legursky put on 15lbs and is ready to roll. Guards need to be smart, strong, and fast. Legursky is was a power lifter who was the fastest center when he came out. Maybe he added some bulk and is ready to roll. Having speed at LG to pull and lead the charge in the run game would be nice.

Legursky is listed at 6-1 and 323 lbs. He doesn't need to add anymore weight.

Thought he was lighter when he came out from marshall. Guess not.

NW Steeler
02-27-2009, 02:56 PM
[quote="Iron Shiek":3aqi74wr]CB Dominique Foxworth signed with the Ravens..didn't remember the terms though.

Got McAllister's replacement...

He's a nickel back. Bad move for the Rats...great move for us! :tt2[/quote:3aqi74wr]

Wasn't he the scrub that Ben absolutely LIT UP in the 05' AFC Championship game?

stlrz d
02-27-2009, 03:07 PM
[quote="stlrz d":4zyhero2][quote="Iron Shiek":4zyhero2]CB Dominique Foxworth signed with the Ravens..didn't remember the terms though.

Got McAllister's replacement...

He's a nickel back. Bad move for the Rats...great move for us! :tt2[/quote:4zyhero2]

Wasn't he the scrub that Ben absolutely LIT UP in the 05' AFC Championship game?[/quote:4zyhero2]

Yup...look up a few posts. :lol: ^

flippy
02-27-2009, 03:17 PM
Jets | Kemoeatu update
Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:29:51 -0800

Updating a previous item, Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets will sign OG Chris Kemoeatu (Steelers), barring another team jumping in at the 11th hour. Per league sources, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not pursue the re-signing of Kemoeatu.

Good. Kemo isn't worth 4 million a year. Stapleton did decent at RG and he was an undrafted free agent. We can get a guy at #32 in the draft. Who knows. Maybe Legursky put on 15lbs and is ready to roll. Guards need to be smart, strong, and fast. Legursky is was a power lifter who was the fastest center when he came out. Maybe he added some bulk and is ready to roll. Having speed at LG to pull and lead the charge in the run game would be nice.

Legursky is listed at 6-1 and 323 lbs. He doesn't need to add anymore weight.

He needs to grow arms.

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 03:29 PM
The Steelers re-signed starting left guard Chris Kemoeatu to a five-year, $20-million contract today, a day after the team released veteran guard Kendall Simmons.

Kemoeatu, 26, started all 16 games as the Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII. He was the team's sixth-round draft pick in 2005

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 13758.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_613758.html)

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 03:32 PM
Mike Vrabel-LB-Chiefs Feb. 27 - 2:24 pm et

Chiefs acquired Mike Vrabel from the Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick, pending a physical.
As friendly a trade as you'll see. Bill Belichick and buddy Chiefs GM Scott Pioli both know Vrabel's strengths and weaknesses, and his leadership is worth more to the young Chiefs. He'll help be a coach on the field as Kansas City installs their 3-4 defense. We suspect Vrabel will not be an every-down player, and will focus on rushing the passer. He was due for a lesser role in New England, who will go young at a thin OLB spot.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx

RuthlessBurgher
02-27-2009, 03:36 PM
Mike Vrabel-LB-Chiefs Feb. 27 - 2:24 pm et

Chiefs acquired Mike Vrabel from the Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick, pending a physical.
As friendly a trade as you'll see. Bill Belichick and buddy Chiefs GM Scott Pioli both know Vrabel's strengths and weaknesses, and his leadership is worth more to the young Chiefs. He'll help be a coach on the field as Kansas City installs their 3-4 defense. We suspect Vrabel will not be an every-down player, and will focus on rushing the passer. He was due for a lesser role in New England, who will go young at a thin OLB spot.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx

Does Vrabel's exodus mean that New England goes after Derrick Brooks now (provided he doesn't choose to retire after being released by Tampa)? He's the kind of LB they typically sign (i.e. old LB's that were once great).

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 03:40 PM
Bryant McFadden-DB-Steelers Feb. 27 - 2:32 pm et

Free agent CB Bryant McFadden reportedly will visit the Cardinals on Sunday.
While the Cards' coaching staff knows McFadden well from their Pittsburgh days, this isn't exactly an ideal match. The Cards have cap room, but McFadden would likely have to compete with Rod Hood to start. He'd be a surefire first-teamer in most other places. This might just be a leverage visit.
Source: azcardinals.com

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 03:44 PM
Mike Vrabel-LB-Chiefs Feb. 27 - 2:24 pm et

Chiefs acquired Mike Vrabel from the Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick, pending a physical.
As friendly a trade as you'll see. Bill Belichick and buddy Chiefs GM Scott Pioli both know Vrabel's strengths and weaknesses, and his leadership is worth more to the young Chiefs. He'll help be a coach on the field as Kansas City installs their 3-4 defense. We suspect Vrabel will not be an every-down player, and will focus on rushing the passer. He was due for a lesser role in New England, who will go young at a thin OLB spot.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx

Does Vrabel's exodus mean that New England goes after Derrick Brooks now (provided he doesn't choose to retire after being released by Tampa)? He's the kind of LB they typically sign (i.e. old LB's that were once great).

Yeah no doubt...sucks for Vrabel he probably thought he was a Cheater for life...

RuthlessBurgher
02-27-2009, 03:46 PM
Bryant McFadden-DB-Steelers Feb. 27 - 2:32 pm et

Free agent CB Bryant McFadden reportedly will visit the Cardinals on Sunday.
While the Cards' coaching staff knows McFadden well from their Pittsburgh days, this isn't exactly an ideal match. The Cards have cap room, but McFadden would likely have to compete with Rod Hood to start. He'd be a surefire first-teamer in most other places. This might just be a leverage visit.
Source: azcardinals.com

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx

FYI: There is also a Free Agent Visit thread stickied in addition to the Free Agent Signing thread.

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 03:49 PM
Bryant McFadden-DB-Steelers Feb. 27 - 2:32 pm et

Free agent CB Bryant McFadden reportedly will visit the Cardinals on Sunday.
While the Cards' coaching staff knows McFadden well from their Pittsburgh days, this isn't exactly an ideal match. The Cards have cap room, but McFadden would likely have to compete with Rod Hood to start. He'd be a surefire first-teamer in most other places. This might just be a leverage visit.
Source: azcardinals.com

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx

FYI: There is also a Free Agent Visit thread stickied in addition to the Free Agent Signing thread.


oops...I should stop while I'm ahead, all of this action has me confused. :D

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 04:51 PM
No way! Thanks for filling in for me Cos...had a bunch of meetings. I'm probably done posting for the rest of today anyway so keep it going.

As for Derrick Brooks, Ruthless, he was on Sirius today and is taking his time to find the right match. He sounded like he was surefire to keep playing...but as he was signing off he told the hosts to talk to people at NFL Radio and see about getting him the 3rd host on the show he was on (which he is a normal contributor to). So it seems like he is trying to find out all his options...he sounded pretty serious too.

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 05:23 PM
Kerry Collins-QB-Titans Feb. 27 - 4:03 pm et

NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports that Kerry Collins has agree to terms with the Titans on a two-year, $15 million contract with $8.5 million guaranteed.
Considering that he was summarily benched for Vince Young three years ago and was a league average quarterback in 2008, Collins did well for himself as a 36-year-old free agent. The Titans are paying a premium to bank on the veteran's stability for two years while waiting for the light to flip on for Young. Absent Albert Haynesworth, the Titans are going to need Collins to be more than a game manager next season. That's not a recipe for success.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 05:50 PM
J.J. Arrington-RB-Broncos Feb. 27 - 4:36 pm et

Broncos agreed to terms with RB J.J. Arrington on a four-year contract.
With Peyton Hillis, Correll Buckhalter, and Ryan Torain in the mix, Arrington is very likely to remain a return specialist and third-down back. The Broncos figure to run a committee, but Arrington probably won't see the ball more than he did in Arizona. He's not a fantasy factor.


DeDe Dorsey-RB-Bengals Feb. 27 - 4:44 pm et

Bengals re-signed RB DeDe Dorsey.
Dorsey's hasn't been able to stay healthy long enough to carve out a role as a third-down back. He could have a pass catching role if the Bengals re-sign Cedric Benson as the lead back.
Source: ESPN.com


Correll Buckhalter-RB-Broncos Feb. 27 - 4:36 pm et

The Broncos have agreed to terms with RBs Correll Buckhalter and J.J. Arrington on four-year contracts.
Barring another signing or draft pick, the Broncos will likely use a committee with Buckhalter on early downs, Peyton Hillis in short-yardage, and Arrington in passing situations. Ryan Torain could also be in the mix. Expect more frustration fantasy-wise from the Denver backfield. Buckhalter, 30, has a long injury history and has never shown the capability of holding up to a heavy workload, so don't expect more than 10-12 touches weekly.
Source: ESPN.com
Related: Ryan Torain

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 05:59 PM
I had to post this one...just because I am going to train my son to grow up being a long snapper...pretty cushy career that can last a while...and you get PAID.


Long snapper Paxton signs with Broncos
Posted: February 27th, 2009 | Adam Schefter | Tags: Denver Broncos, Lonnie Paxton, New England Patriots

The change that has swept through this country is blowing through New England, too.

On the day the Patriots were completing a trade of veteran linebacker Mike Vrabel to Kansas City, New England’s veteran long snapper Lonnie Paxton signed a five-year, $5.5 deal with the Broncos that includes a $1 million signing bonus. The deal makes Paxton the second-highest paid long snapper in the NFL, slightly behind Cleveland’s Ryan Pontbriand.

An eight-year veteran in New England, Paxton will best be remembered for the snow angels he made after Adam Vinatieri kicked a 23-yard field goal that beat the Raiders and propelled them into the 2001 AFC Championship Game.

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 06:04 PM
Jason Brown-C-Ravens Feb. 27 - 5:01 pm et

A deal between the Rams and C/G Jason Brown is reportedly "imminent."
No other details are available. We had Brown ranked as the number two overall free agent available, so clearly we think it's a great potential move. Especially for Steven Jackson.
Source: St Louis Post-Dispatch


Jonathan Vilma-LB-Saints Feb. 27 - 5:01 pm et

NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports the Saints have re-signed Jonathan Vilma to a five-year, $34 million contract with $17 million guaranteed.



Joe Berger-T-Dolphins Feb. 27 - 4:57 pm et

Dolphins signed OL Joe Berger.
Jason Brown is closing in on a deal with the Rams, so Berger will fill in at guard while pushing Samson Satele for the starting center position.
Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel
Related: Samson Satele



Brian Dawkins-DB-Eagles Feb. 27 - 4:54 pm et

The San Francisco Chronicle cites "a league source" reporting that Brian Dawkins has agreed to a two-year contract with the Broncos.
Philly was considered a near lock to retain Dawkins on a one-year deal, but he's set to quarterback the Broncos defense in a Rodney Harrison-type role. Dawkins showed last season that he has plenty left in tank and will help the Broncos defense get back to respectability while in rebuilding mode.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle


Reggie Williams-WR-Jaguars Feb. 27 - 4:53 pm et

Free agent WR Reggie Williams was arrested for a DWI and possession .97 grams of marijuana, both class B misdemeanors.
The amount of weed may be small, but the stupidity is enormous. Williams got arrested two hours after free agency started, immediately killing his shaky value on the open market. Williams failed three sobriety tests. He may have to wait for his legal problems to shake out before he even gets invited to a training camp now.

from rotoworld...

Jooser
02-27-2009, 07:21 PM
Ravens could lose Scott to Jets; Lewis gone, too? Posted: Adam Schefter | Adam Schefter | Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Bart Scott, New York Jets, Ray Lewis

As if it weren’t bad enough to lose linebacker Bart Scott, now the Ravens are in serious jeopardy of losing free-agent linebacker Ray Lewis, too.

The Jets are expected to sign Scott to a contract worth about $8 million per year that could land in the range of $40 million total. He traveled to visit with the Jets this morning. The Jets also are hosting a visit for Baltimore free-agent CB Corey Ivy. He could be yet another former player of Ryan’s in New York that comes in, helps the Jets learn the new defensive system and contribute on the field as well.

Meanwhile, sources close to Lewis were adamant Friday that one of the game’s greatest defensive players will not return to Baltimore and his career with the team is over. For some reason, Lewis has been rubbed the wrong way in the lengthy negotiations that have occurred between he and the Ravens. Now, Lewis is determined to move on, even if there is no obvious suitor.

The Dallas Cowboys have insisted they will not be signing any high-profile free agents, and there are no other teams that, at the moment, jump out as potential landing spots for Lewis.

Thus, one of Lewis’ confidants was asked if it were possible that the Ravens now could change their linebacker’s mind.

“Not if you knew Ray like I knew Ray,” was his response. He even mentioned retirement as a possibility ahead of returning to Baltimore and insisted it was not a negotiationg ploy. “That’s Ray,” the source said.

For now, Lewis plans to take a couple of days, ponder his plans and then come up with his gameplan. But his gameplan now does not include the Ravens, according to those who know him. Thus Baltimore could wind up losing Lewis to another team or retirement, Scott to the Jets, center Jason Brown to the Rams (Brown is scheduled to visit St. Louis) and Ivy to the Jets.

Change came to this country in January and it looks like it’s coming to Baltimore as well.

Jooser
02-27-2009, 08:11 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3939283

Looks like Fred Taylor's a Cheat* now....

Updated: February 27, 2009, 6:06 PM ET
Taylor joining Patriots as free agent By Len Pasquarelli ESPN.com

The New England Patriots addressed their need for depth at running back on Thursday evening, reaching an agreement in principle with free agent Fred Taylor.


Jaguars RB Fred Taylor topped the 11,000 yard mark in a win over the Lions in Week 10.

Taylor, an 11-year veteran, was released by Jacksonville last week for salary cap reasons, after playing his entire career with the Jaguars. The 33-year-old was scheduled to earn a base salary of $6 million in 2009 and was also due a $1 million bonus in coming weeks.

Taylor agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract that pays him $3 million in 2009 and $2 million next season.

"I have tremendous respect for Fred Taylor, both as a person and as a player whose production is outstanding," Patriots coach Bill Belichick. "I look forward to working with Fred as he joins the rest of our running back group."

The addition of Taylor provides the Patriots a veteran back who could battle fourth-year veteran Laurence Maroney for the starting job. It also continues the Patriots' recent tradition of adding veteran backs to bolster their depth chart.

Last season, New England signed veteran LaMont Jordan as a free agent, and before that it was Corey Dillon , who gave the Patriots experience in production at running back before his release. The New England roster also features much-traveled veteran Sammy Morris, who has been effective for the Patriots as a role player.

Maroney, the team's first-round choice in the 2006 draft, has been anything but durable in his brief career, suffering through a series of injuries that have limited him to 30 games and 15 starts in three years. Taylor, however, has also been hampered by injuries over his career.

The 16th-leading rusher in NFL history with 11,271 yards and 60 touchdowns, Taylor visited on Wednesday with Buffalo Bills officials. At the time, there were strong indications Taylor would sign with the Patriots' AFC East rival. But the Patriots persuaded Taylor to leave Buffalo without a contract, and coach Bill Belichik's sales pitch proved effective.

Taylor, Jacksonville's first round pick in 1998, was a productive back for the Jaguars during his 11-year tenure. The former Florida star appeared in 140 games and was one of the most popular players in the community.

By releasing him, Jacksonville officials seemed to elevate Maurice Jones-Drew to their No. 1 running back and are currently negotiating a long-term contract with him.

WoodleyofTroy
02-27-2009, 09:11 PM
Does anyone even want Ray Lewis besides Baltimore? I'm curious if he's getting any attention at all and just using this to increase the Ravens offer...

Jooser
02-27-2009, 09:27 PM
He's OLD and FAT!!!

stlrz d
02-27-2009, 10:32 PM
The Rats O line gets worse...Rams sign Jason Brown.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3941101

AkronSteel
02-27-2009, 10:42 PM
The Rats O line gets worse...Rams sign Jason Brown.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3941101

:Clap

The Rats are going to be taking a step back next year.....Book It! They are in serious trouble with their D and their O line is losing one of their top 2 performers. They better hope Joe Flacco is a future Pro Bowler b/c he is going to have to win games next year, not be carried by the rest of the team, like this year!

Chadman
02-27-2009, 10:46 PM
Of course, that could mean the Steelers just missed out on Alex Mack...

AkronSteel
02-27-2009, 10:53 PM
Of course, that could mean the Steelers just missed out on Alex Mack...

Eh....you think he will still be there when the Rats pick? I for one don't think he lasts that long, and LB is a much bigger need for the Ravens especially if RayRay leaves!

:2c

stlrz d
02-27-2009, 11:08 PM
Of course, that could mean the Steelers just missed out on Alex Mack...

It's possible but from what I've seen and read of Unger I'd be cool with him too.

AkronSteel
02-28-2009, 12:07 AM
So did Leonhard sign with the Jets because Ryan is talking about him as if he is already under contract???? Just wondering if coaches are allowed to talk about players like he is if they are not a done deal yet???

WoodleyofTroy
02-28-2009, 04:27 PM
You can scratch Bryant Johnson off the vet WR list, the Lions just signed him to a 3 year deal.

Mister Pittsburgh
02-28-2009, 05:17 PM
You can scratch Bryant Johnson off the vet WR list, the Lions just signed him to a 3 year deal.

Looks like Nate is running out of potential employers.

stlrz d
02-28-2009, 08:47 PM
Cowboys sign Keith Brooking to a 3 year deal.

Looks like ray ray may come back to Baltimore with his tail between his legs.

Mister Pittsburgh
02-28-2009, 08:57 PM
Cowboys sign Keith Brooking to a 3 year deal.

Looks like ray ray may come back to Baltimore with his tail between his legs.

And he will act like he wanted to go back all along.

On another note, anyone see that originally Denver was trying to trade Cutler to Tampa, Tampa sends picks to New England and the Pats send Cassell to Denver. I guess McDaniels was pushign for Cassell over Cutler so now Cutler wants traded. Didn't Denver have a really good passing game last year and their main problem was the run game and defense?

RuthlessBurgher
02-28-2009, 10:14 PM
[quote="stlrz d":24tqe2qr]Cowboys sign Keith Brooking to a 3 year deal.

Looks like ray ray may come back to Baltimore with his tail between his legs.

And he will act like he wanted to go back all along.

On another note, anyone see that originally Denver was trying to trade Cutler to Tampa, Tampa sends picks to New England and the Pats send Cassell to Denver. I guess McDaniels was pushign for Cassell over Cutler so now Cutler wants traded. Didn't Denver have a really good passing game last year and their main problem was the run game and defense?[/quote:24tqe2qr]

I think Cutler is 10 times the quarterback Cassel is...so McDaniels is stupid...just because he is familiar with Cassel doesn't make him better than Cutler, who I think has the most potential of any of the QB's that are 25 and under in this league (since Ben is now 26, he has graduated from that title). That would have been a coup for Tampa if it had happened. Way to screw up the H.C.-Q.B. relationship before your first game has been played.

pfelix73
02-28-2009, 11:47 PM
I was just thinking of the pi$$ poor Ravens. I drafted for those numskulls in the mock draft last year (and I have them this year too) and if I remember correctly, I drafted Keith Rivers for them in the 1st round. My thought was at the time, getting them a replacement for Ray Ray.. I traded up thru the second and got back into the late 1st again only to get beaten out by the Falcons who snared Flacco. I took Henne.

However, in the REAL draft, the Falcons took Ryan and the Ravens still ended up with Flacco. They could've done what I did and got both a LB and their QB.

Too freakin bad Ratbirds....... You missed out on getting your replacement for Ray Ray last year. Then again, Hines would've just popped his jaw of out place anyways.....

Jom112
03-01-2009, 12:10 PM
Of course, that could mean the Steelers just missed out on Alex Mack...

Eh....you think he will still be there when the Rats pick? I for one don't think he lasts that long, and LB is a much bigger need for the Ravens especially if RayRay leaves!

:2c

Mack to the Dolphins with the 25th pick. Ravens will have to move up in the draft if they want him...

RuthlessBurgher
03-01-2009, 07:46 PM
Source: Canty leaves Dallas for NY
By John Clayton
ESPN.com

The New York Giants continued to beef up their defensive on Sunday, reaching their second agreement with a lineman in two days with the acquisition of former Cowboys end Chris Canty.

Canty, according to a source, reached a six-year, $42 million contract. Another source told ESPN.com's Matt Mosley that $17.25 million of the deal is guaranteed.

On Saturday, the Giants signed former Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard for around $4 million per year, according to a source.

Even though Canty played end in the Cowboys 3-4, he is expected to play tackle for the Giants. Sensing Canty was going to have a market in the $7 million per year range, the Cowboys didn't have the room to keep him.

The former fifth-round pick started 48 consecutive games over the past three seasons and had two starts in his rookie year in 2005. Last year, he had 37 tackles and three sacks for the Cowboys.

Canty had narrowed his decision Sunday to the Giants and the Packers. He had a tentatively scheduled a trip to Seattle for Monday, but he was notified early Sunday morning that the Seahawks were going to sign Packers defensive tackle Colin Cole.

Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com. Matt Mosley covers the NFC East for ESPN.com.

Mel Blount's G
03-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Cowboys sign Keith Brooking to a 3 year deal.

Looks like ray ray may come back to Baltimore with his tail between his legs.
Maybe ray ray to just switch from the afc ratbirds to the nfc dirtybirds? After all, Ray Ray did his best work {cough*murder*cough} in Atlanta

stlrz d
03-01-2009, 11:52 PM
[quote="stlrz d":y0khb1z6]Cowboys sign Keith Brooking to a 3 year deal.

Looks like ray ray may come back to Baltimore with his tail between his legs.
Maybe ray ray to just switch from the afc ratbirds to the nfc dirtybirds? After all, Ray Ray did his best work {cough*murder*cough} in Atlanta[/quote:y0khb1z6]

Oh no you di'in't! :lol:

Mister Pittsburgh
03-02-2009, 12:55 AM
[quote="Mel Blount's G":1j6csmzv][quote="stlrz d":1j6csmzv]Cowboys sign Keith Brooking to a 3 year deal.

Looks like ray ray may come back to Baltimore with his tail between his legs.
Maybe ray ray to just switch from the afc ratbirds to the nfc dirtybirds? After all, Ray Ray did his best work {cough*murder*cough} in Atlanta[/quote:1j6csmzv]

Oh no you di'in't! :lol:[/quote:1j6csmzv]

Don't you guys know that after you do something bad to be forgiven like Ray-Ray all you have to do is start praising the Lord and thanking God after everything you do. Just portray a really good church going type and thank the Lord and you are set brothers and sisters! :Cheers

MeetJoeGreene
03-02-2009, 10:19 AM
Here is a list of running transactions:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/transactions

Iron Shiek
03-02-2009, 11:41 AM
MJG the thread killa! :D



Actually that is a great source...

MeetJoeGreene
03-02-2009, 12:37 PM
Canty to NYG

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3944397

costanza2k1
03-02-2009, 01:53 PM
I've been following this link for any news...it's pretty cool

http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/player ... ?sport=NFL (http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/playernews.aspx?sport=NFL)

johnstownsteel
03-02-2009, 04:52 PM
Of course, that could mean the Steelers just missed out on Alex Mack...

Eh....you think he will still be there when the Rats pick? I for one don't think he lasts that long, and LB is a much bigger need for the Ravens especially if RayRay leaves!

:2c

Mack to the Dolphins with the 25th pick. Ravens will have to move up in the draft if they want him...i'm gonna disagree w/ that. imo, the dolphins feel sateele is ready to go at center for them so they look elsewhere with their first pick.

Iron Shiek
03-02-2009, 05:33 PM
Well, I am making this a Signing/Released thread now!

Jason Taylor released by the Redskins. Just reported on Sirius, but can't find link yet.

So now they will be in the market for DL, taking an extra one off the board for us if we wanted to go that route in 1st round.

RuthlessBurgher
03-02-2009, 05:51 PM
Well, I am making this a Signing/Released thread now!

Jason Taylor released by the Redskins. Just reported on Sirius, but can't find link yet.

So now they will be in the market for DL, taking an extra one off the board for us if we wanted to go that route in 1st round.

Washington added a 4-3 DT in Haynesworth and subtracted a 4-3 DE in Taylor. If they were going to draft a d-lineman early, it would likely be a 4-3 DE. That wouldn't impact us at all, since 4-3 DE's and 3-4 DE's are entirely different animals. A 4-3 DE that they might be interested in would likely project to a 3-4 OLB (which is obviously not a need spot for us). Shouldn't impact us whatsoever.

Iron Shiek
03-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Well, I am making this a Signing/Released thread now!

Jason Taylor released by the Redskins. Just reported on Sirius, but can't find link yet.

So now they will be in the market for DL, taking an extra one off the board for us if we wanted to go that route in 1st round.

Washington added a 4-3 DT in Haynesworth and subtracted a 4-3 DE in Taylor. If they were going to draft a d-lineman early, it would likely be a 4-3 DE. That wouldn't impact us at all, since 4-3 DE's and 3-4 DE's are entirely different animals. A 4-3 DE that they might be interested in would likely project to a 3-4 OLB (which is obviously not a need spot for us). Shouldn't impact us whatsoever.

Yeah. Good call ruthless. Thanks for setting me straight.

CB Ronald Bartell signs with the Rams. 4 yr $28 million and the Movin the Chains guys say McFadden should get the same money. Saints were in the hunt for Bartell, so now they could shift their sights to BMac.

stlrz d
03-02-2009, 07:22 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3947108

TJ to the Seahawks.

Vindrow
03-02-2009, 11:25 PM
RB Ward agrees to terms with Bucs
Posted: March 2nd, 2009 | Adam Schefter | Tags: Derrick Ward, Free Agency 2009, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Running back Derrick Ward has agreed to terms with Tampa Bay on a four-year contract worth $17 million. Ward will make $6 million in guarantees in the first year, $9.25 million over two years, and $13 million over three years.

NW Steeler
03-03-2009, 12:40 PM
[quote="Iron Shiek":3aud4ehm]Well, I am making this a Signing/Released thread now!

Jason Taylor released by the Redskins. Just reported on Sirius, but can't find link yet.

So now they will be in the market for DL, taking an extra one off the board for us if we wanted to go that route in 1st round.

Washington added a 4-3 DT in Haynesworth and subtracted a 4-3 DE in Taylor. If they were going to draft a d-lineman early, it would likely be a 4-3 DE. That wouldn't impact us at all, since 4-3 DE's and 3-4 DE's are entirely different animals. A 4-3 DE that they might be interested in would likely project to a 3-4 OLB (which is obviously not a need spot for us). Shouldn't impact us whatsoever.

Yeah. Good call ruthless. Thanks for setting me straight.

CB Ronald Bartell signs with the Rams. 4 yr $28 million and the Movin the Chains guys say McFadden should get the same money. Saints were in the hunt for Bartell, so now they could shift their sights to BMac.[/quote:3aud4ehm]

$7 mil a year for a CB I've never heard of. That just seems ridiculous. If the Steelers pay Mac that much, he'll be up in the same area as Polamalu. Yeah, I know that "pay scale" is differnet for CB's and Safeties, but jeezus...

WoodleyofTroy
03-03-2009, 01:26 PM
Dolphins | Grove signed
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 09:16:47 -0800

Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent C Jake Grove (Raiders) to a five-year, $29.5 million deal that includes $14 million in guaranteed money.

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Jets | Leonhard verbally agrees to contact
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 08:40:18 -0800

Alex Marvez, of FOXSports.com, reports free-agent FS Jim Leonhard (Ravens) has verbally agreed to a contract with the New York Jets, according to a source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.



Take Alex Mack off the Miami Dolphins wish list.

Iron Shiek
03-03-2009, 01:39 PM
Dolphins | Grove signed
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 09:16:47 -0800

Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent C Jake Grove (Raiders) to a five-year, $29.5 million deal that includes $14 million in guaranteed money.

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Jets | Leonhard verbally agrees to contact
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 08:40:18 -0800

Alex Marvez, of FOXSports.com, reports free-agent FS Jim Leonhard (Ravens) has verbally agreed to a contract with the New York Jets, according to a source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.



Take Alex Mack off the Miami Dolphins wish list.

Just noted on Sirius though, that Alex Marvez has broke another Leonhard story. Apparently Denver is making a last minute push to sign Leonhard, don't know if its too late or not...apparently not.

I heard earlier that Denver has signed 9 free agents...this would be 10. Combine that with a disgruntled QB and a diva WR in trouble with Governor Goodell and you have a volatile situation in Denver.

Iron Shiek
03-03-2009, 03:06 PM
It is now confirmed by NFL Radio that Leonhard has in fact signed with the Jets...3 year deal. They've got a pretty decent defense. Kris Jenkins on the line, Gholston (if he starts playin like a top pick), David Harris, Bart Scott then Revis/Sheppard/Leonhard/Rhodes is a solid DB group. Add in Rex Ryan and the Jets may try to be the Dilfer Ravens...right down to the crap quarterback leading the team.

Jom112
03-03-2009, 04:46 PM
Bengals sign Benson:

http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=7539

Contract is rumored to be 2 years $7 Mil. I wouldn't be surprised if we signed Coles soon as well...

RuthlessBurgher
03-03-2009, 05:11 PM
Bengals sign Benson:

http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=7539

Contract is rumored to be 2 years $7 Mil. I wouldn't be surprised if we signed Coles soon as well...

Robert Guillaume is in his 80's, making him pretty old to be playing football.

http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/benson.jpg

Oh, you meant Cedric Benson. My bad. :oops: :lol:

johnstownsteel
03-03-2009, 05:19 PM
Bengals sign Benson:

http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=7539

Contract is rumored to be 2 years $7 Mil. I wouldn't be surprised if we signed Coles soon as well...

Robert Guillaume is in his 80's, making him pretty old to be playing football.

http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/benson.jpg

Oh, you meant Cedric Benson. My bad. :oops: :lol:is he really in his 80's? boy do i feel old..

RuthlessBurgher
03-03-2009, 05:24 PM
Bengals sign Benson:

http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=7539

Contract is rumored to be 2 years $7 Mil. I wouldn't be surprised if we signed Coles soon as well...

Robert Guillaume is in his 80's, making him pretty old to be playing football.

http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/benson.jpg

Oh, you meant Cedric Benson. My bad. :oops: :lol:is he really in his 80's? boy do i feel old..

Yup...81. "Soap" was on TV around the time of the first Steeler dynasty of the late 70's, and he was in his early 50's back then.

Mel Blount's G
03-03-2009, 11:47 PM
Bills sign drayton florence
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3949559
two-year contract worth $6.6 million

RuthlessBurgher
03-03-2009, 11:50 PM
Bills sign drayton florence
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3949559
two-year contract worth $6.6 million

That likely put the kibosh on the "Chargers offering Cromartie in trades" rumors.

WoodleyofTroy
03-04-2009, 03:25 PM
ESPNews reports the Arizona Cardinals have re-signed QB Kurt Warner to a two-year deal worth $23 million.

Do they now put their attention on Bmac?

RuthlessBurgher
03-04-2009, 03:36 PM
ESPNews reports the Arizona Cardinals have re-signed QB Kurt Warner to a two-year deal worth $23 million.

Do they now put their attention on Bmac?

Bidwell has a reputation for cheapness that is even worse than the Rooney's undeserved reputation for cheapness. Will the bow-tied one be willing to cough up another big contract after giving all those millions to Warner?

NW Steeler
03-04-2009, 03:43 PM
It's amazing that the Steelers can be perceived as "cheap" since they are always pushed up against the cap. They just don't give out stupid contracts like other teams do.

That said, is BMac worth 7mil a year? What is Ike's contract?

RuthlessBurgher
03-04-2009, 04:22 PM
It's amazing that the Steelers can be perceived as "cheap" since they are always pushed up against the cap. They just don't give out stupid contracts like other teams do.

That said, is BMac worth 7mil a year? What is Ike's contract?

Ike's deal is five years for $22.5 million with a $6.4 million signing bonus. However, that was signed in 2006. A lot has changed since then.

stlrz d
03-04-2009, 04:24 PM
http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-broncos-j ... 7466.story (http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-broncos-jordan-030309,0,2737466.story)

LaMont Jordan to Broncos.

RuthlessBurgher
03-04-2009, 04:26 PM
http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-broncos-jordan-030309,0,2737466.story

LaMont Jordan to Broncos.

I know that Denver lost a half dozen or more RB's to injury last season, but is it really necessary to sign Correll Buckhalter, J.J. Arrington, AND LaMont Jordan??? There is something called overkill, fellas.

Iron Shiek
03-04-2009, 04:49 PM
http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-broncos-jordan-030309,0,2737466.story

LaMont Jordan to Broncos.

I know that Denver lost a half dozen or more RB's to injury last season, but is it really necessary to sign Correll Buckhalter, J.J. Arrington, AND LaMont Jordan??? There is something called overkill, fellas.


J.J. Arrington fell through at some point last I heard. he should still be a free agent...

CBSSportsline.com:


J.J. Arrington back on the market: The Arizona Republic is among the media outlets reporting that the deal between the Broncos and RB J.J. Arrington has fallen apart, and the two sides have not agreed to anything. Arrington is still considered a free agent.
(Updated 03/03/2009).


Schefter reporting Bengals sign Laverneus Coles. 4 yr 28 million

Saints re-sign Devery Henderson

And Schefter in a matter of a week manages to contradict himself and now says expect the Ravens to sign Ray Lewis very soon to around a 3 yr $24 mil deal when last week he was fervent in saying Ray would never return to Bmore. Oh well...things change.

stlrz d
03-04-2009, 05:40 PM
Rats fans going by PFT say they signed Birk.

http://talk.baltimoresun.com/showthread.php?t=188882

But their own paper says he hasn't agreed to anything yet.

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct ... raven.html (http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F0_0_s_0_0_t&usg=AFQjCNEl_Pbo5M59E285MyuDYXFnnWq8Zw&cid=1310450752&ei=dPKuSbiuIpnK8ASa0cemAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fweblogs.baltimoresun.com%2Fsports %2Fravens%2Fblog%2F2009%2F03%2Fbirk_in_building_st ill_not_a_raven.html)

It also appears they agreed to terms with Ray Ray.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/foot ... 9312.story (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/bal-ravens0304,0,5069312.story)

Oviedo
03-04-2009, 06:01 PM
It's amazing that the Steelers can be perceived as "cheap" since they are always pushed up against the cap. They just don't give out stupid contracts like other teams do.

That said, is BMac worth 7mil a year? What is Ike's contract?

Ike's deal is five years for $22.5 million with a $6.4 million signing bonus. However, that was signed in 2006. A lot has changed since then.

Bmac at the very most is worth what Andre Goodman got from the Broncos--5 yrs/$25M. I wouldn't pay him anything more than that. Even that is taking a risk he can stay healthy. If he balks let him leave and bring in Leigh Bodden or Patrick Surtain for a look see.

Mel Blount's G
03-04-2009, 07:18 PM
Rats fans going by PFT say they signed Birk.

http://talk.baltimoresun.com/showthread.php?t=188882

But their own paper says he hasn't agreed to anything yet.

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct ... raven.html (http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F0_0_s_0_0_t&usg=AFQjCNEl_Pbo5M59E285MyuDYXFnnWq8Zw&cid=1310450752&ei=dPKuSbiuIpnK8ASa0cemAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fweblogs.baltimoresun.com%2Fsports %2Fravens%2Fblog%2F2009%2F03%2Fbirk_in_building_st ill_not_a_raven.html)

It also appears they agreed to terms with Ray Ray.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/foot ... 9312.story (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/bal-ravens0304,0,5069312.story)
Great news that they re-signed the chronic pile-on'er, Ray SLowis. Bad news if they sign the perennial all-pro matt birk.

Jom112
03-04-2009, 07:43 PM
[quote="stlrz d":qq9scxxf]Rats fans going by PFT say they signed Birk.

http://talk.baltimoresun.com/showthread.php?t=188882

But their own paper says he hasn't agreed to anything yet.

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct ... raven.html (http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F0_0_s_0_0_t&usg=AFQjCNEl_Pbo5M59E285MyuDYXFnnWq8Zw&cid=1310450752&ei=dPKuSbiuIpnK8ASa0cemAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fweblogs.baltimoresun.com%2Fsports %2Fravens%2Fblog%2F2009%2F03%2Fbirk_in_building_st ill_not_a_raven.html)

It also appears they agreed to terms with Ray Ray.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/foot ... 9312.story (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/bal-ravens0304,0,5069312.story)
Great news that they re-signed the chronic pile-on'er, Ray SLowis. Bad news if they sign the perennial all-pro matt birk.[/quote:qq9scxxf]

I don't get the analysts who were critizing Birk just because he didn't do so great against the Eagles. That Eagles D-Line did pretty well against almost everyone they faced.

I was happy to see Jason Brown leave, but Birk replacing him is just as bad...

stlrz d
03-04-2009, 08:18 PM
Yeah it's official...both are signed. The ray ray signing doesn't bother me. Actually I think they're wasting over $7 million/year on him. That's a good thing.

The Birk signing sucks though. He's only 33. I think he'll play well for them and I'm not happy about that.

Mel Blount's G
03-04-2009, 08:36 PM
Yeah it's official...both are signed. The ray ray signing doesn't bother me. Actually I think they're wasting over $7 million/year on him. That's a good thing.

The Birk signing sucks though. He's only 33. I think he'll play well for them and I'm not happy about that.
Good luck moving your family from relatively safe, small town-ish minny to the murder/crime "capital" birk. I hope that extra money covers your new security expenses. Plus, welcome to the afcSteelersNorth and prepare to have your azz whooped afcnorth stylee on a regular basis

stlrz d
03-04-2009, 09:05 PM
[quote="stlrz d":4u3gwm65]Yeah it's official...both are signed. The ray ray signing doesn't bother me. Actually I think they're wasting over $7 million/year on him. That's a good thing.

The Birk signing sucks though. He's only 33. I think he'll play well for them and I'm not happy about that.
Good luck moving your family from relatively safe, small town-ish minny to the murder/crime "capital" birk. I hope that extra money covers your new security expenses. Plus, welcome to the afcSteelersNorth and prepare to have your azz whooped afcnorth stylee on a regular basis[/quote:4u3gwm65]

Actually the Twin Cities aren't all that safe either. Not as bad as Baltimore, but not exactly safe either. I just watched an episode of Gangland on the History Channel that was about the vicious Hmong gangs in the twin cities. Pretty nasty.

stlrz d
03-04-2009, 09:09 PM
http://www.neworleanssaints.com/Article ... Greer.aspx (http://www.neworleanssaints.com/Articles/2009/3/Saints%20Agree%20to%20Terms%20with%20CB%20Jabari%2 0Greer.aspx)

Jabari Greer a Saint.

Mel Blount's G
03-04-2009, 09:33 PM
[quote="Mel Blount's G":23lbwa8q][quote="stlrz d":23lbwa8q]Yeah it's official...both are signed. The ray ray signing doesn't bother me. Actually I think they're wasting over $7 million/year on him. That's a good thing.

The Birk signing sucks though. He's only 33. I think he'll play well for them and I'm not happy about that.
Good luck moving your family from relatively safe, small town-ish minny to the murder/crime "capital" birk. I hope that extra money covers your new security expenses. Plus, welcome to the afcSteelersNorth and prepare to have your azz whooped afcnorth stylee on a regular basis[/quote:23lbwa8q]

Actually the Twin Cities aren't all that safe either. Not as bad as Baltimore, but not exactly safe either. I just watched an episode of Gangland on the History Channel that was about the vicious Hmong gangs in the twin cities. Pretty nasty.[/quote:23lbwa8q]
Fair enough. A city is a city is a city. Mind you, I think I read he was born, bred and raised in the twin-city area so rat town will a huge change from his mid west upbringing

RuthlessBurgher
03-04-2009, 09:42 PM
[quote="stlrz d":x3cvlqck][quote="Mel Blount's G":x3cvlqck][quote="stlrz d":x3cvlqck]Yeah it's official...both are signed. The ray ray signing doesn't bother me. Actually I think they're wasting over $7 million/year on him. That's a good thing.

The Birk signing sucks though. He's only 33. I think he'll play well for them and I'm not happy about that.
Good luck moving your family from relatively safe, small town-ish minny to the murder/crime "capital" birk. I hope that extra money covers your new security expenses. Plus, welcome to the afcSteelersNorth and prepare to have your azz whooped afcnorth stylee on a regular basis[/quote:x3cvlqck]

Actually the Twin Cities aren't all that safe either. Not as bad as Baltimore, but not exactly safe either. I just watched an episode of Gangland on the History Channel that was about the vicious Hmong gangs in the twin cities. Pretty nasty.[/quote:x3cvlqck]
Fair enough. A city is a city is a city. Mind you, I think I read he was born, bred and raised in the twin-city area so rat town will a huge change from his mid west upbringing[/quote:x3cvlqck]

Don't forget his college days when he had to fight for survival on the mean streets of Harvard! :wink:

Mel Blount's G
03-04-2009, 10:01 PM
Yeah, no sh!t, not exactly the school of hard knocks :roll:


Truth is, I really do not like this signing and am a bit jealous. So, you can expect me to look for, and exaggerate, each and every negative aspect of this situation :wink:


If only they would have shelled out a ginormous contract for highly overrated Fart Snott. And I hope Samari Rolle's reported disgruntlement grows in intensity

stlrz d
03-04-2009, 11:40 PM
[quote="stlrz d":1it5xvu1][quote="Mel Blount's G":1it5xvu1][quote="stlrz d":1it5xvu1]Yeah it's official...both are signed. The ray ray signing doesn't bother me. Actually I think they're wasting over $7 million/year on him. That's a good thing.

The Birk signing sucks though. He's only 33. I think he'll play well for them and I'm not happy about that.
Good luck moving your family from relatively safe, small town-ish minny to the murder/crime "capital" birk. I hope that extra money covers your new security expenses. Plus, welcome to the afcSteelersNorth and prepare to have your azz whooped afcnorth stylee on a regular basis[/quote:1it5xvu1]

Actually the Twin Cities aren't all that safe either. Not as bad as Baltimore, but not exactly safe either. I just watched an episode of Gangland on the History Channel that was about the vicious Hmong gangs in the twin cities. Pretty nasty.[/quote:1it5xvu1]
Fair enough. A city is a city is a city. Mind you, I think I read he was born, bred and raised in the twin-city area so rat town will a huge change from his mid west upbringing[/quote:1it5xvu1]

No doubt about that. I lived in Baltimore for 8 months (late '06 to mid '07) after having lived in the midwest starting in 1979. I've also been to the Twin Cities. There is a big difference no doubt.

costanza2k1
03-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Funny thing is if we'd have signed Birk everyone would complain about his age and how we're never going to get young on the line...blah blah blah...I'm not saying it would come from this group or board but in general Steeler nation loves to complain even after a SB win.

stlrz d
03-05-2009, 12:25 PM
Cowboys release DB Roy Williams.

costanza2k1
03-05-2009, 12:45 PM
Cowboys release DB Roy Williams.


Horse collar boy...he could probably make a good LB, as a safety he's just sorry.

costanza2k1
03-05-2009, 12:54 PM
Robert Royal-TE-Browns Mar. 5 - 11:45 am et

Browns signed TE Robert Royal, formerly of the Bills. Scout.com's Adam Caplan reports the deal is worth $10 million over four years.
It only includes $3M guaranteed, but is essentially the same deal Buffalo gave Royal three offseasons ago. Now 31, Royal figures to be the Browns' starting tight end with Martin Rucker working in on passing downs. Neither is likely to catch more than 30 passes or be worth fantasy consideration.
Source: ESPN.com

Iron Shiek
03-05-2009, 05:08 PM
Bunch of minor action.

Greg Lewis was traded from Eagles to the Cheaters for undisclosed terms. (Yawn...)

Cheaters also expected to sign Shawn Springs. (Dude is always hurt)

Broncos sign Chris Simms to a two year contract. And they finally signed JJ Arrington. So they have Buckhalter, Jordan and Arrington signed..plus still have a couple holdovers from last year (Peyton Hillis...etc). Wow...a 4 or 5 way time share. They won't get caught with their pants down like last year i guess.

Lions sign Bucs CB Phillip Buchanon for 2 year 8 million deal.

Former redskins DE Demetric Evans signs with 49ers 2 yr 3.8 million....depth signing.

JT O Sullivan ready to sign with Bungles as back up QB...yay.


All courtesy of NFL.com

RuthlessBurgher
03-05-2009, 08:15 PM
Broncos sign Chris Simms to a two year contract. And they finally signed JJ Arrington. So they have Buckhalter, Jordan and Arrington signed..plus still have a couple holdovers from last year (Peyton Hillis...etc). Wow...a 4 or 5 way time share. They won't get caught with their pants down like last year i guess.

If the Broncos decide to keep all of those RB's and dump a guy like Ryan Torain, I would be all over that. Injuries have held him back so far in his pro career, but that kid could be really good if he can stay healthy.

Jooser
03-06-2009, 09:13 AM
The Cheats* give up a 5th rounder for Lewis.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d ... nfirm=true (http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80f19564&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true)

Jom112
03-06-2009, 12:18 PM
Bunch of minor action.

Greg Lewis was traded from Eagles to the Cheaters for undisclosed terms. (Yawn...)

Cheaters also expected to sign Shawn Springs. (Dude is always hurt)

Broncos sign Chris Simms to a two year contract. And they finally signed JJ Arrington. So they have Buckhalter, Jordan and Arrington signed..plus still have a couple holdovers from last year (Peyton Hillis...etc). Wow...a 4 or 5 way time share. They won't get caught with their pants down like last year i guess.

Lions sign Bucs CB Phillip Buchanon for 2 year 8 million deal.

Former redskins DE Demetric Evans signs with 49ers 2 yr 3.8 million....depth signing.

JT O Sullivan ready to sign with Bungles as back up QB...yay.


All courtesy of NFL.com

I heard somewhere how the Broncos signed some 11 FA's or so for about the same money as the Skins signed Haynesworth for...

Iron Shiek
03-06-2009, 12:42 PM
Bunch of minor action.

Greg Lewis was traded from Eagles to the Cheaters for undisclosed terms. (Yawn...)

Cheaters also expected to sign Shawn Springs. (Dude is always hurt)

Broncos sign Chris Simms to a two year contract. And they finally signed JJ Arrington. So they have Buckhalter, Jordan and Arrington signed..plus still have a couple holdovers from last year (Peyton Hillis...etc). Wow...a 4 or 5 way time share. They won't get caught with their pants down like last year i guess.

Lions sign Bucs CB Phillip Buchanon for 2 year 8 million deal.

Former redskins DE Demetric Evans signs with 49ers 2 yr 3.8 million....depth signing.

JT O Sullivan ready to sign with Bungles as back up QB...yay.


All courtesy of NFL.com

I heard somewhere how the Broncos signed some 11 FA's or so for about the same money as the Skins signed Haynesworth for...

Yeah...Denver is a whole new team. I don't see how that is going to lead success...but they gotta start somewhere. That D was pathetic. And the O wasn't terrible...I mean if you are on your 5th or 6th string RB...what can you expect.

The Skins are just ridiculous.

RuthlessBurgher
03-06-2009, 01:12 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3957380


Adams has deal to return to Browns
By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

With starting safety Sean Jones testing the free agent market and likely to leave for another team, the Cleveland Browns have secured a possible replacement.

The team has reached an agreement with safety Mike Adams, an unrestricted free agent who played the last two seasons with the Browns, on a three-year contract. Financial details were not divulged.

Adams, 27, is a five-year veteran with 67 appearances in 23 starts. He started five games for Cleveland in 2008, but spent most of the season as the team's third safety. Adams began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with San Francisco in 2002.

For his career, the former Delaware star has 220 tackles, two sacks and seven interceptions. He is expected to challenge for a starting job in 2009, particularly if Jones departs as expected.

Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for EPSN.com.

Jooser
03-06-2009, 02:56 PM
I think Ruthless has already pointed it out about the Foreskins, you know the whole Einstein theory on insanity and all. I agree, the ownership there is just too impatient and impulsive. The trouble is, it's getting them nowhere.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/uleryrns/Photoshop/Democrats/motivator6442500.jpg

SMASHMOUTHFOOTBALL
03-07-2009, 11:03 AM
Looks like Igor Olshansky just signed with Cowboys.

stlrz d
03-07-2009, 11:10 AM
Looks like Igor Olshansky just signed with Cowboys.

He is from Ukraine. Ukraine not weak. :P

RuthlessBurgher
03-07-2009, 12:57 PM
Looks like Igor Olshansky just signed with Cowboys.

He is from Ukraine. Ukraine not weak. :P

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Vindrow
03-08-2009, 03:50 AM
T.O. signs with the Bills....1 yr. 6.5 million.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d ... nfirm=true (http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80f22c0e&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true)





Posted about 5 hours ago
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Bills sign Owens to one-year, $6.5 million deal

NFL.com Wire Reports

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Terrell Owens needed only two days to find another place to play.

The Buffalo Bills decided to take a chance on the talented but high-maintenance receiver, signing Owens to a $6.5 million, one-year deal Saturday.
Owens' initial impressions
Terrell Owens had some interesting things to say when he sat down for a one-on-one interview with buffalobills.com. Find out his thoughts on joining Buffalo. Watch

The news was first reported by NFL.com's Vic Carucci.

The 35-year-old Owens caught 69 passes for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns last season with Dallas. But the Cowboys were looking to improve the atmosphere in the locker room and decided they would be better off without him.

"I'm leaving America's team (for) North America's team," Owens said at a news conference.

The Bills will be Owens' fourth stop. He started with San Francisco, bounced to Philadelphia -- where he helped the Eagles get to a Super Bowl -- and then to Dallas.

"I must move on, and it's another beginning for me," Owens said. "If I can be that extra added piece to get them to the playoffs, then that's what I'm here for. I looked at the defensive side of ball and offensive side of the ball, and these guys have all the pieces."

The Bills were in need of a receiver to take the pressure from Lee Evans. They got one of the biggest names out there.

"We all know of his tremendous ability and look forward to what he will bring to our offense," Bills owner Ralph Wilson said in a statement. "This is a very exciting day for the Buffalo Bills."

Owens, a six-time Pro Bowler, is among the NFL's career leaders in catches, yards and touchdowns. Over the last three years, his 38 touchdowns are one more than Randy Moss and he's among the league's best in catches, yards, yard per catch and yards per game.

He's coming off the ninth 1,000-yard receiving season in the last 11 years.

"We got one of the premier playmakers in a playmakers league," Bills chief operating officer Russ Brandon said.
Owens lands with Bills

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For the Bills, the signing is their biggest splash since acquiring quarterback Drew Bledsoe in a trade in 2002. Team officials flew to Miami Saturday morning, flew back to Buffalo with Owens and agent Drew Rosenhaus, and signed the deal in the late afternoon at Bills headquarters.

"'Wow!' was my first reaction," Evans said. "I know we were looking at some different receivers out there. When he was cut by the Cowboys, I didn't know if we were going to make the move for him or not. We did and it worked out. I'm very excited for everybody."

The question now is how T.O. will deal with Trent Edwards, who is only entering his second full year as starter. Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo have all had dicey relationships with Owens. Edwards isn't nearly as accomplished as any of those players and the Bills' offense has been abysmal in recent years.

The Bills were 25th in the NFL in yards gained and failed to have a 300-yard passer. Buffalo has ranked 25th or lower in each of the past six seasons in total offense.

"I'm looking forward to getting together with Trent, Lee and the guys and putting some points on the board," Owens said. "That's what I've done everywhere I've been, and it's going to continue."

Coach Dick Jauron has often complained about the Bills' lack of scoring punch, but this represents a serious change in philosophy for a team that in the past has tried to avoid taking on disruptive locker room personalities.

Owens, though, isn't worried about his perceived selfishness in Dallas.

"That's all hearsay," Owens said. "If you look at all the comments coming from my teammates with the Cowboys the last three years, it's all been positive. Prior to that, I really don't want to get into it."

Owens becomes the Bills fourth free agent addition this offseason. Buffalo has also signed cornerback Drayton Florence, backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and former Panthers offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner.

RuthlessBurgher
03-09-2009, 01:09 PM
Former Eagle OT Tra Thomas goes to Jacksonville

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3963930


Source: Thomas gets 3-year deal
By John Clayton
ESPN.com
Archive After spending 11 seasons in Philadelphia as one of the top left tackles in pro football, Tra Thomas is heading home to his native state of Florida as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On Monday, Thomas agreed to a deal with the Jaguars, which a source says covers three seasons. The value of the contract wasn't immediately known, but Thomas, a native of DeLand, Fla., is happy to return home.

The Eagles made Thomas, who played at Florida State, the 11th choice in the 1998 draft. He started 165 games as an Eagle and he went to three Pro Bowls.

The 34-year-old Thomas will be the starting left tackle in Jacksonville replacing Khalif Barnes, who is a free agent.

Thomas has missed just eight games in his career. Although the Jaguars cut several veterans in the offseason and vowed to rebuild through the draft, they felt Thomas was too good a player to pass on.

Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

RuthlessBurgher
03-10-2009, 12:42 PM
Former Jaguar LB Mike Peterson signs with Falcons

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3966813


Updated: March 10, 2009, 12:05 PM ET
Sources: Peterson, Falcons agree
By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons took the first step toward revamping their linebacker corps on Tuesday morning, reaching an agreement with unrestricted free agent Mike Peterson.

Peterson 32, will sign a two-year contract, league sources confirmed; financial details were not immediately available. Peterson visited with team officials and coaches on Monday and Tuesday.

The contract reunites Peterson, a 10-year veteran, with Atlanta coach Mike Smith, who served as Peterson's defensive coordinator with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It also provides the Falcons a versatile veteran, who should compete for one of the outside linebacker spots.

Peterson began his career at outside linebacker, playing there for four seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. When he signed with Jacksonville as a free agent in 2003, he shifted to middle linebacker, where he has started ever since, even though he was considered undersized.

The Falcons have a starting middle linebacker they like in second-year veteran Curtis Lofton, who is coming off a strong rookie campaign.

But the team lost outside linebackers Keith Brooking (Dallas) and Michael Boley (New York Giants) in free agency. The Falcons' only current outside backer with much experience is Coy Wire, a part-time starter who replaced Boley in the lineup for the second half of 2008.

Last season, Peterson fell out of favor with Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio, and the Jaguars did not attempt to retain him in free agency.

Peterson, who played at Florida, was a second-round choice of the Colts in 1999. For his career, Peterson has played in 137 games, with 127 starts. He has 745 tackles with a high of 137 tackles in 2002, and he registered 100 or more tackles in four straight seasons (2002-2005).

Peterson also has 19˝ sacks, 15 interceptions, and 22 passes defensed.

Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.

phillyesq
03-10-2009, 04:17 PM
Per Profootballtalk.com, Leigh Bodden signed a one year deal w/ the Cheaters.

stlrz d
03-10-2009, 04:21 PM
Per Profootballtalk.com, Leigh Bodden signed a one year deal w/ the Cheaters.

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/p ... ree_2.html (http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2009/03/patriots_agree_2.html)


Patriots agree to terms with Leigh Bodden
Posted by Christopher L. Gasper, Globe Staff March 10, 2009 03:08 PM

According to a league source, the Patriots have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent cornerback Leigh Bodden.

The 27-year-old Bodden was released by the Detroit Lions on Feb. 9, after a season in which he had one interception -- although it was the only interception by a defensive back for the 0-16 Lions, who had just four interceptions total last season.

The Patriots brought Bodden in for a free-agent visit on the first day of free agency (Feb. 27), but Bodden departed Foxborough without a deal. Now, he has one.

In 2008, Detroit traded massive defensive tackle Shaun Rogers to Cleveland to obtain Bodden (as well as a third-round pick) and then signed him to a four-year, $27 million contract extension. They cut him before a large roster bonus that would have kicked in the contract was due.

The 6-foot-1-inch, 193-pounder is a good fit for the Patriots because he flourished in Cleveland when former Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was his coach.

Bodden, who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Browns, had a career-high six interceptions in 2007 with Cleveland. He picked off 11 passes and was credited with 39 passes defended in the three seasons Crennel was his head coach. During that same three-season time period, Bodden, who spent his first two NFL seasons as primarily a special teams player, started 36 of the 38 games he played in for the Browns.

Bodden now joins Shawn Springs in a retooled Patriots secondary.

Upgrading that unit was apparently a priority for Bill Belichick and the football operations staff after a 2008 season that saw only the Arizona Cardinals (36) allow more touchdown passes than New England, which surrendered 27.

The Patriots were also tied (with Detroit and San Francisco) for second in the NFL in most opponents' completions of 40 yards or more, allowing 12; only the Jacksonville Jaguars (17) allowed more.

Iron Shiek
03-10-2009, 04:38 PM
Per Profootballtalk.com, Leigh Bodden signed a one year deal w/ the Cheaters.

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/p ... ree_2.html (http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2009/03/patriots_agree_2.html)


Patriots agree to terms with Leigh Bodden
Posted by Christopher L. Gasper, Globe Staff March 10, 2009 03:08 PM

According to a league source, the Patriots have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent cornerback Leigh Bodden.

The 27-year-old Bodden was released by the Detroit Lions on Feb. 9, after a season in which he had one interception -- although it was the only interception by a defensive back for the 0-16 Lions, who had just four interceptions total last season.

The Patriots brought Bodden in for a free-agent visit on the first day of free agency (Feb. 27), but Bodden departed Foxborough without a deal. Now, he has one.

In 2008, Detroit traded massive defensive tackle Shaun Rogers to Cleveland to obtain Bodden (as well as a third-round pick) and then signed him to a four-year, $27 million contract extension. They cut him before a large roster bonus that would have kicked in the contract was due.

The 6-foot-1-inch, 193-pounder is a good fit for the Patriots because he flourished in Cleveland when former Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was his coach.

Bodden, who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Browns, had a career-high six interceptions in 2007 with Cleveland. He picked off 11 passes and was credited with 39 passes defended in the three seasons Crennel was his head coach. During that same three-season time period, Bodden, who spent his first two NFL seasons as primarily a special teams player, started 36 of the 38 games he played in for the Browns.

Bodden now joins Shawn Springs in a retooled Patriots secondary.

Upgrading that unit was apparently a priority for Bill Belichick and the football operations staff after a 2008 season that saw only the Arizona Cardinals (36) allow more touchdown passes than New England, which surrendered 27.

The Patriots were also tied (with Detroit and San Francisco) for second in the NFL in most opponents' completions of 40 yards or more, allowing 12; only the Jacksonville Jaguars (17) allowed more.


That Cheaters' secondary doesn't look all that more intimidating. Bodden helps, but I'm not sure Springs can be the contributor he once was. I'm not too worried about them yet...until they trade for Peppers.

WoodleyofTroy
03-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Good pickup by Cleveland.


Browns | Womack signed
Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:11:49 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns have signed unrestricted free-agent OG Floyd Womack (Seahawks), according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed

RuthlessBurgher
03-14-2009, 11:10 AM
Good pickup by Cleveland.


Browns | Womack signed
Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:11:49 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns have signed unrestricted free-agent OG Floyd Womack (Seahawks), according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed

Pork Chop always seems to be hurt, though. We brought him in last offseason, kicked the tires, and passed.

Mel Blount's G
03-17-2009, 08:36 PM
Felons spend a bill and a half for another starting TE, LJ Smith. Look forward to this bozo trying to block Deebo. Welcome to the afcSTEELERSnorth chump
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3990774

Source: Smith, Ravens agree

The Baltimore Ravens are not waiting until the NFL draft to add quality depth to the tight end position.

According to a source, the Ravens have agreed in principle to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with former Philadelphia Eagle L.J. Smith. The tight end is visiting Baltimore Wednesday and could have a deal finalized by the end of the week, pending a physical.

Smith, 28, spent the past six seasons in Philadelphia, where Ravens head coach John Harbaugh spent most of his career as an assistant. Baltimore is looking for an additional receiving threat and depth at tight end to play alongside current starter Todd Heap, who's had several injuries in recent seasons.

Smith recorded 37 receptions for 298 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles last year. A former second-round pick in 2003, Smith has 231 career receptions in 85 games. He also had visits with the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions.

Mel Blount's G
03-17-2009, 08:39 PM
Good pickup by Cleveland.


Browns | Womack signed
Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:11:49 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns have signed unrestricted free-agent OG Floyd Womack (Seahawks), according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed
To go along with...
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3991163

St. Clair brings experience to Browns

Creating competition at right tackle and perhaps adding an experienced starter, the Cleveland Browns signed nine-year veteran and unrestricted free-agent John St. Clair on Tuesday.

St. Clair received a three-year deal, worth $9-10 million, from Cleveland.

St. Clair had played the past four seasons with the Chicago Bears, who attempted to re-sign him. The loss of St. Clair, coupled with the offseason retirement of John Tait, leaves Chicago without both of its 2008 starters. St. Clair was a key player to retain for the Bears, but their offer was well below the Browns' proposal.

At the very least, St. Clair will compete with veteran Ryan Tucker for the right tackle spot, formerly held by Kevin Shaffer. The Browns recently released Shaffer to avoid paying him a roster bonus. There were rumors that Schaffer would re-sign at a lower salary, but the edition of St. Clair probably makes that a moot point.

At the worst, the Browns gained a solid No. 3 "swing" tackle with experience starting on both the left and right sides.

Originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2000, the former third-rounder is joining his fourth NFL franchise. St. Clair has played with the Rams (2000-03), the Miami Dolphins (2004), and the Bears (2005-08).

Although he started 16 games for the Rams in 2002, St. Clair wasn't regarded as a full-time starter until signing with the Bears. He played his best football, by far in Chicago, and started all 16 games in 2008.

For his career, St. Clair has started in 55 of 107 appearances.

pfelix73
03-19-2009, 11:28 AM
Just heard on the radio that Marvel Smith signed with the 49er's.....

Mel Blount's G
03-20-2009, 02:34 AM
Apparently Corey Ivy is skidding :moon from one steaming pile( :ratsuck )to another( :brownssuck )

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3995993

Source: Browns reach deal with Ivy

The AFC runner-up Baltimore Ravens have lost a third cornerback this offseason, with veteran nickel defender Corey Ivy reaching an agreement with the Cleveland Browns.

Details of the contract, confirmed by a team source, were not yet available.

Ivy joins starters and Pro Bowl-caliber players Chris McAlister and Samari Rolle as prominent cornerbacks who have departed the Ravens. McAlister and Rolle have been released.

Ivy is not at the same performance level as Rolle or McAlister, but he is one of the best nickel cornerbacks in the league and a solid part-time starter. The Ravens have signed free agents Domonique Foxworth and Chris Carr to rebuild the cornerback position, but the loss of Ivy is a fairly significant one.

The much-traveled Ivy began his career with New England in 1999 as an undrafted free agent from Oklahoma. He played for the Patriots as a rookie, and also has been with Tampa Bay (2001-2004), St. Louis (2005), and Baltimore (2006-2008).

Although he started 11 games in 2007, Ivy has settled into the nickel role and likely will assume the same role for the Browns. He has played in 102 games with just 21 starts. For his career, Ivy has 278 tackles, interceptions and 23 passes defensed.

Last season with the Ravens, Ivy appeared in all 16 games with just one start, and had 52 tackles, no interceptions, and three passes defensed.
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Mel Blount's G
03-20-2009, 02:55 AM
Dolphins get this DT from the schwags


Dolphins acquire D-lineman for late draft pick


The Miami Dolphins on Friday acquired injury-prone defensive tackle Tony McDaniel from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a seventh-round draft pick, ESPN's John Clayton has reported.

It's uncertain which of the Dolphins' three seventh-round choices they've dealt. They had previously obtained seventh-round picks from the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.

McDaniel, listed at 6-foot-7 and 310 pounds, probably would be a better fit at defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. He's too lanky to fill the role of the run-stuffing nose tackle.

The Dolphins need to keep McDaniel healthy to get a return on the trade. He has been in the NFL for three seasons but already has missed 23 games with wrist, hip and knee injuries.

McDaniel made his only three career starts for the Jaguars last season. He recorded 22 tackles, a half sack and three quarterback pressures in 10 games, ending the season on injured reserve.

Discipline of Steel
03-21-2009, 11:14 AM
My dream is dead...

Eagles agree to terms with Weaver to fill fullback void
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Fullback Leonard Weaver has agreed to a one-year contract with Philadelphia, giving the Eagles a much-needed blocker in the backfield.

Weaver spent his first four seasons with Seattle. He ran for 130 yards and caught 20 passes for two touchdowns last season.

The Eagles played without a true fullback most of last season, and it cost them in several short-yardage situations. Converted halfback Tony Hunt started but was cut after seeing limited action. Defensive tackle Dan Klecko was moved to fullback and Kyle Eckel was signed off waivers to add depth.

Weaver, at 6-foot and 242 pounds, is a solid blocker and can be effective with the ball. He has 356 yards rushing (4.4 yards per carry) and one touchdown in 46 career games. He also has 60 receptions for 547 yards.

Mel Blount's G
03-21-2009, 03:59 PM
My dream is dead...

Eagles agree to terms with Weaver to fill fullback void
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Fullback Leonard Weaver has agreed to a one-year contract with Philadelphia, giving the Eagles a much-needed blocker in the backfield.

Weaver spent his first four seasons with Seattle. He ran for 130 yards and caught 20 passes for two touchdowns last season.

The Eagles played without a true fullback most of last season, and it cost them in several short-yardage situations. Converted halfback Tony Hunt started but was cut after seeing limited action. Defensive tackle Dan Klecko was moved to fullback and Kyle Eckel was signed off waivers to add depth.

Weaver, at 6-foot and 242 pounds, is a solid blocker and can be effective with the ball. He has 356 yards rushing (4.4 yards per carry) and one touchdown in 46 career games. He also has 60 receptions for 547 yards.
And to further kick dirt on your dream, BungHoles sign a RFA, a fullback, to an offer sheet. Could be an effective combo having this guy plowing open holes for an attitude-adjusted, chip-shouldered Cedric Benson. However, it's most likely the vikes match this offer..
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4000124

FB Tahi signs offer sheet with Cincy
ESPN.com

Three-year veteran fullback Naufahu Tahi signed a restricted free-agent offer sheet Friday with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The offer sheet was originally reported by the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. It was then confirmed by agent David Lee.

"We signed it this morning," Lee said. "We'll just have to see what happens."

Tahi has only 23 touches in three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, didn't register a rushing attempt in 2008, and has only six carries for his career. But the former Brigham Young standout is a strong lead blocker and helped clear the way for Minnesota tailback Adrian Peterson last year.

He would fill the same lead-blocker role with the Bengals.

Because he is a restricted free agent, and Minnesota tendered him a one-year contract at $1.01 million, the Vikings retained a right of first refusal. The terms of the offer sheet, believed to be for one year, were not yet available.

The Vikings have seven days to either match the offer by Cincinnati or pass on it. If they match it, the Vikings will assume the major terms of the offer sheet. If they opt not to match, Tahi will move to the Bengals, and the Vikings will receive no compensation, because Tahi originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent.

Coincidentally, it was the Bengals who signed him in 2006.

Tahi spent some time on the Cincinnati practice squad. He was later waived, and signed with the Vikings.

For his career, Tahi has played in 26 games with five starts. He has six carries for 15 yards and no touchdowns. He also has 17 catches for 44 yards and no touchdowns. Last season, Tahi started five of the 16 games in which he played.

Tahi is the fourth restricted free agent to sign an offer sheet with a different team this year. The other three were all matched by their incumbent teams.

They are: wide receiver David Anderson of Houston (by Denver); defensive back Jarrett Bush of Green Bay (by Tennessee); and New York Jets defensive back Abram Elam (by Cleveland).

Discipline of Steel
03-21-2009, 04:31 PM
There is always the seventh round of the draft....

Mel Blount's G
04-23-2009, 10:09 PM
This thread kinda died but the fowlcons traded a 2010 2nd round pick for tony gonzalez today. Atlanta fills a need increasing the chances they may take one of our needs with their 1st pick :evil: