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Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 09:35 AM
BMAc might visit with the Cards...ha...join the losers...see ya.



With that in mind, here are some early developments on Day One of free agency:

Ravens to host Foxworth: No position has demanded as much attention - and money - as cornerback. Now Baltimore is poised to make a move on one. The Ravens are hosting a visit with Atlanta free-agent cornerback Dominique Foxworth, who played at the University of Maryland. The Ravens are serious about signing Foxworth and a deal could be completed today.

Plan B for Bills:With Buffalo losing out to New England for the services of running back Fred Taylor, the Bills could turn to former Lions and Bears free-agent running back Kevin Jones, who has drawn interest from the Bills, Jets, Rams and Buccaneers.

Buffalo is keeping busy at other positions as well. On Thursday, Buffalo hosted a visit from former San Diego and Jacksonville cornerback Drayton Florence, who also is considering a return to San Diego.

And there is something about players going back to their original team. Guard Derrick Dockery, whom Buffalo released on Thursday, could return to Washington, where he still owns a home. Dockery also is thought to have drawn interest from Detroit.

Gaffney to visit Denver: Even though Denver demolished its defense after this season, the Broncos are seeking to improve their offense at the start of free agency.

Broncos coach Josh McDaniels reached out to his former Patriots wide receiver Jabar Gaffney, who is scheduled to be in Denver on Friday.

The Broncos also pursued Giants free agent running back Derrick Ward, who has received interest from Denver, the Buccaneers, Rams, Bengals and Lions.

While McDaniels reached out to one of his former players, Broncos defensive coordinator Mike Nolan did the same. Denver attempted to arrange a visit this weekend with San Francisco’s free-agent defensive tackle Ronnie Fields. St. Louis attempted to do the same.

Super dividends: Super Bowl XLIII between Pittsburgh and Arizona helped draw added attention for Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden and Cardinals defensive end Antonio Smith. Now, each is busy fielding interest as a free agent.

Despite speculation that Detroit would pursue him, McFadden’s first visit could be to the same Cardinals team his Steelers beat in the memorable Super Bowl.


Smith, meanwhile, has received recent calls and offers to visit the Buccaneers, Giants, Eagles, Texans and Falcons. He now is in the process of prioritizing those teams, at which point he would be expected to finalize an itinerary.

papillon
02-27-2009, 09:41 AM
The Cardinals can certainly use some improved cornerback play and so do the Ravens. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Ravens take a look at Bryant. Good luck to him, I'd love to see him stick around, but, there's always a team willing to pay big for Superbowl team players.

Pappy

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 09:44 AM
CB Bartell (formerly of the Rams) to visit Saints. I had my eye on this guy as a potential BMac replacement.

Bart Scott praises Jets staff...no visit yet..but appears he has a yearning to play for Ryan again.

Houshmazilly targets Seahawks, Giants, Eagles and Vikings as teams he likes. Palmer is lobbying for him to stay and the latest is he could still resign with the Bungles.

RB Correll Buckhalter and S Renaldo Hill meeting with Broncos as well. They seem to be bringing in every Free Agent on the market.

Titans have made contact with DT Chris Canty formerly of the Cowboys.



http://myespn.go.com/blogs/nflnation?tag=09%20free%20agency

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 10:02 AM
Ravens C Jason Brown to visit Rams. (Good let him get out of AFC although Jags also shown interest as well as Vikes and Skins).

Also T John Stinchcomb visiting Rams.


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/around_the_nfl;_ylt=AtF0VTdxa1dAqgQDyfMKjtdDubYF?k eyword=2009+Free+Agency

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 10:36 AM
Wow the Ravens exodus is amazing.

CB Corey Ivy also visiting the Jets, just as LB Bart Scott has apparently already agreed to a deal. (Per Adam Schefter, NFL.com)

stlrz d
02-27-2009, 10:48 AM
Wow the Ravens exodus is amazing.

CB Corey Ivy also visiting the Jets, just as LB Bart Scott has apparently already agreed to a deal. (Per Adam Schefter, NFL.com)

Hate to see Ivy go...Ben owned him.

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 10:50 AM
Leigh Bodden is visiting the Cheaters. (espn.com)

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 12:17 PM
Fox Sports reports that Houshmazilly is visiting Seahawks and really likes the prospect of playing there. He went to school in the Northwest so maybe he gets the heck out of the AFC...


Also they report that Nate Washington will visit the Lions officially today.

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 12:21 PM
from rotoworld focusing on the Steelers:

http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/clubho ... ajteam=PIT (http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/clubhouse_news.aspx?sport=NFL&majteam=PIT)

Free agent CB Bryant McFadden is "leaning toward" signing with the Lions, according to SI.com's Peter King.
McFadden instantly would become Detroit's top corner, not that it's saying much. It's interesting to note that Leigh Bodden hasn't generated known interest.
Source: SI.com
Related: Lions

The Steelers have a deal paying $4 million a year on the table for free agent OG Chris Kemoeatu.
The Jets are their only known competition for Kemoeatu, who is coming off his first year as a starter. He'll check out their bid before taking his next step.
Source: ESPN.com
Related: Jets

The Lions will host Nate Washington for a free agent visit on Friday.
Washington would immediately step in as a starter opposite Calvin Johnson. The Lions don't have a surefire starting QB, but they're still lining up wideout options. They'll also need to get a third receiver at some point.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Related: Lions

Iron Shiek
02-27-2009, 12:24 PM
Its amazing the pipeline that flows to and from Detroit and Pittsburgh. Unreal...

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 12:27 PM
Its amazing the pipeline that flows to and from Detroit and Pittsburgh. Unreal...

It amazes me that it works the other way around too...from a winner to a loser...$$$ rules.

WoodleyofTroy
02-27-2009, 02:12 PM
Kendall Simmons will be visiting with the Bills.

BradshawsHairdresser
02-27-2009, 04:25 PM
Kendall Simmons will be visiting with the Bills.

Can he pass his physical?

RuthlessBurgher
02-27-2009, 04:34 PM
Kendall Simmons will be visiting with the Bills.

Can he pass his physical?

Forget passing a Bills physical...Marshawn Lynch is only interested if he can pass the dutchie on the left hand side. :wink:

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 05:06 PM
Samari Rolle has refused to take a pay cut from the $4.1 million he is expected to make in 2009.
The Ravens have been shopping him for a third-round pick, but nobody is biting. He's likely to be released now that Dominique Foxworth has been signed.
Source: Baltimore Sun

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

WoodleyofTroy
02-27-2009, 09:37 PM
NFL | Carr contacted by several teams
Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:52:30 -0800

Gary Estwick and Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, report unrestricted free-agent CB Chris Carr has been contacted by the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Rams and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

costanza2k1
02-27-2009, 10:30 PM
Marvel Smith - T Feb. 27 - 7:28 pm et

The Raiders are reportedly interested in free agent OTs Marvel Smith and Khalif Barnes.
Mario Henderson may not be ready at left tackle, and Cornell Green is no great shakes at right tackle. The Raiders want to sign one veteran free agent tackle and possibly add another in the draft.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/clubho ... ajteam=PIT (http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/clubhouse_news.aspx?sport=NFL&majteam=PIT)

AkronSteel
02-27-2009, 10:36 PM
NFL | Carr contacted by several teams
Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:52:30 -0800

Gary Estwick and Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, report unrestricted free-agent CB Chris Carr has been contacted by the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Rams and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

I would take Chris Carr.....I like the dude! He is a decent corner and he would fill a nice hole that we have now that BMac is about to exit stage left....which in all actuality I totally understand him going out and getting the big cash!

buckeyehoppy
02-28-2009, 01:00 AM
Kendall Simmons will be visiting with the Bills.

Can he pass his physical?

Forget passing a Bills physical...Marshawn Lynch is only interested if he can pass the dutchie on the left hand side. :wink:

RB...you didn't really go there, did you??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

ROTFLMFAO!!!

buckeyehoppy
02-28-2009, 01:04 AM
Marvel Smith - T Feb. 27 - 7:28 pm et

The Raiders are reportedly interested in free agent OTs Marvel Smith and Khalif Barnes.
Mario Henderson may not be ready at left tackle, and Cornell Green is no great shakes at right tackle. The Raiders want to sign one veteran free agent tackle and possibly add another in the draft.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/clubho ... ajteam=PIT (http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/clubhouse_news.aspx?sport=NFL&majteam=PIT)

The Steelers should be interested in this guy, too!!!

RuthlessBurgher
02-28-2009, 01:04 AM
Kendall Simmons will be visiting with the Bills.

Can he pass his physical?

Forget passing a Bills physical...Marshawn Lynch is only interested if he can pass the dutchie on the left hand side. :wink:

RB...you didn't really go there, did you??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

ROTFLMFAO!!!

You better believe it!

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buckeyehoppy
02-28-2009, 01:07 AM
NFL | Carr contacted by several teams
Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:52:30 -0800

Gary Estwick and Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, report unrestricted free-agent CB Chris Carr has been contacted by the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Rams and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

I would take Chris Carr.....I like the dude! He is a decent corner and he would fill a nice hole that we have now that BMac is about to exit stage left....which in all actuality I totally understand him going out and getting the big cash!

If I were to put BMac against CCarr in the FA lottery, I would hope I hit CCarr EVERY time! He's a proven starter and would command similar $$$!!!

Iron Shiek
03-02-2009, 11:46 AM
This might've been posted in other threads, but since Steeler related visit I will go ahead and keep the spirit of the thread going:


WR Washington to meet with Titans
Posted: March 1st, 2009 | Adam Schefter | Tags: Nate Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans

Free-agent WR Nate Washington is scheduled to arrive in Tennessee for a visit with the Titans tonight and Monday.

In his fourth season with the Steelers, Washington posted career highs in receptions (40) and yards (631), adding three touchdowns for the Super Bowl champions.

Mister Pittsburgh
03-03-2009, 01:53 PM
Did the Steelers meet with CB Carr? Have they met with anyone at all? I thought I also heard they might be interested in Leigh Bodden.

costanza2k1
03-05-2009, 04:23 PM
Anthony Smith - DB Mar. 5 - 1:42 pm et

The Packers are interested in free agent S Anthony Smith, according to the National Football Post.
The report states that Green Bay may "extend Smith an offer sheet." He was not tendered as a restricted free agent by the Steelers, however, so no offer sheet is needed. The former third-round pick is an unrestricted free agent.
Source: National Football Post
Related: Packers

rotoworld...

BradshawsHairdresser
03-09-2009, 10:08 PM
Any news on the Steelers talking with Carr or Bodden the past couple of days?

RuthlessBurgher
03-09-2009, 10:16 PM
Any news on the Steelers talking with Carr or Bodden the past couple of days?

I heard that we had expressed an early interest in Carr, but I haven't heard anything recently...I wonder if the interest picks up now that McFadden is officially gone? The only outside player to actually visit with the Steelers, so far, is Joey Galloway, I believe. Nate leaves, we bring in a possible replacement WR a few days later. Perhaps now that McFadden is gone, we will consider bringing in a possible replacement CB or two a few days later.

costanza2k1
03-10-2009, 06:35 PM
Any news on the Steelers talking with Carr or Bodden the past couple of days?

I heard that we had expressed an early interest in Carr, but I haven't heard anything recently...I wonder if the interest picks up now that McFadden is officially gone? The only outside player to actually visit with the Steelers, so far, is Joey Galloway, I believe. Nate leaves, we bring in a possible replacement WR a few days later. Perhaps now that McFadden is gone, we will consider bringing in a possible replacement CB or two a few days later.

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/09069/954527-100.stm


Titans cornerback to visit Steelers tomorrow
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tennessee Titans cornerback Chris Carr, who is one of the top return specialists in the American Football Conference, will visit with the Steelers tomorrow -- the second unrestricted free agent to interview on the South Side this week.

Carr was a backup with the Titans last season after spending the previous three seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He finished third in kick returns (28.1-yard avg.) and eighth in punt returns (10.1 avg.) in the AFC last season.

The Steelers are looking for an extra cornerback after losing Bryant McFadden to the Arizona Cardinals in free agency. Carr has also visited with the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions and has not ruled out returning to the Titans.

First published on March 10, 2009 at 4:37 pm

WoodleyofTroy
03-13-2009, 06:29 PM
Titans | Essex visits
Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:33:09 -0700

Gary Estwick, of The Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans met with unrestricted free-agent OT Trai Essex (Steelers) Friday, March 13.

steeler_george
03-14-2009, 10:29 AM
Titans | Essex visits
Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:33:09 -0700

Gary Estwick, of The Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans met with unrestricted free-agent OT Trai Essex (Steelers) Friday, March 13.
Titans | Essex visits
Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:33:09 -0700

Gary Estwick, of The Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans met with unrestricted free-agent OT Trai Essex (Steelers) Friday, March 13.



This is pretty interesting. I thought for sure we would sign him back on the squad, since we have no depth what so ever. He is a great reserve to have a proven veteran with some starting experience.

Could mean several things:

1) He over priced his value and we don't play that.
2) He is expendable meaning. Hills and Capri are more than capable in the eyes of the Staff.
3) We are going to sign another OL in FA.
4) We are going OL early and often in the draft.


Marvel Smith - T Feb. 27 - 7:28 pm et

The Raiders are reportedly interested in free agent OTs Marvel Smith and Khalif Barnes.
Mario Henderson may not be ready at left tackle, and Cornell Green is no great shakes at right tackle. The Raiders want to sign one veteran free agent tackle and possibly add another in the draft.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Did Barnes sign with the Raiders or else where? Could his price of fallen now? Although some say he was horrid last year, I don't think his sub-par play is all his fault. That team lost both starting guards. Maybe a change of scenery would help.

Slid him in as a RT, Colon to RG, Stapleton back to reserve C & G.
or
Slid Barnes at RG.

Not to get ahead of myself, but that would make this OL to a very solid, deep, player flexible OL. He would be a good coner stone along with Kemo to start building 2010 OL when Starks, Colon, Hartwig are all FA again. And of course that is with out this years draft.


Help me out here the figures might be wrong. I am doing this from memory, but just over all picture.

With Colon, Kemo, and Starks signed, we spent a total of what? $15 M this year for 3 players. Add in the lump sum of Hatwig and Stapleton for a total budget on our OL equals $20M. Is there room in that budget to sign a better than average FA C/G/T?

feltdizz
04-21-2009, 07:55 AM
Kendall Simmons will be visiting with the Bills.

Can he pass his physical?

Forget passing a Bills physical...Marshawn Lynch is only interested if he can pass the dutchie on the left hand side. :wink:

RB...you didn't really go there, did you??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

ROTFLMFAO!!!

You better believe it!

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that was my jam...