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The 2008 Scouting Combine is taking place this weekend

 

Some notable dates.

February 28 - Deadline for submission of Qualifying Offers by teams to their Restricted Free Agents whose contracts have expired and to whom they desire to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation

February 28 - Deadline for teams to submit offer of minimum salary to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with fewer than three seasons of free agency credit whose contracts have expired

February 29 - Start of Free Agency and Trading period

March 17 - Begin Offseason Workout Programs

March 30-April 3 - NFL Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida

April 25 - Deadline for teams to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents

April 18 - Deadline for signing of Offer Sheets by Restricted Free Agents

April 25 - Deadline for old team to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents

April 26-27 - NFL Draft in New York City

May 19-21 - NFL Spring Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

June 1 - Deadline for old team to send tender offer to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend Qualifying offer, whichever is greater, in order to retain rights

June 1 - Deadline for old team to send tender offer to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents to retain rights if player is not signed by another team by July 22

June 29 -July 2 - Rookie Symposium in Carlsbad, California

July - NFL teams begin Training Camp

August 3 - Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio - Colts vs. Redskins

August 26 - Roster reduction to 75 players

August 30 - Roster reduction to 53 players

 

 

Apparently the Cowboys are looking at Zack

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Thomas agrees to 1-year, $3 million deal with Cowboys

 

Bears Sign Rex for one year

 

Bubba Franks cut by the Pack

 

Dwight Smith cut by Vikings

 

Derrick Smith cut by the 49ers

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Dolphins Ponder What to Do With No 1 Pick

 

The Fins have so many needs that in an other years a trade down would be a no brainer. But this year the quality really falls off after the 12th pick or so. IMO thir biggest areas of hurt are the O-Line, D-Line and Secondary. Thier offense isn't terrible they just had a ton on season ending injuries early on. They other problem with trading down is there is no one team with a bushel of picks to offer.


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Veteran linebacker Derek Smith, released Tuesday by the San Francisco 49ers, agreed to a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

 

Bears, tight end Desmond Clark agree to two-year extension

 

Muhsin Muhammad's agent in discussions with Panthers

 

Keyshawn Johnson is thinking about playing again.

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Man admits Internet hoax threatening stadiums :lol:

 

RIP Myron Cope

 

CUTS

 

Lions ink two-year deal with safety Smith

Chargers released fullback Lorenzo Neal and free safety Marlon McCree, offensive tackle Shane Olivea

Eagles release defensive end Kearse

Linebacker Rob Morris and defensive tackle Anthony McFarland released by the Indianapolis Colts

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released defensive ends Kevin Carter and Greg Spires

Panthers cut quarterback Carr

The Browns cut defensive lineman Orpheus Roye

 

 

SIGNINGS

 

Niners re-sign NT Isaac Sopoaga to five-year deal

Panthers bring back WR Muhammad

Tennessee Titans resign wide receiver Justin Gage

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Good Riddance :huh:

 

I was really impressed with him in 2006, our pass defense improved dramatically.

 

In 2007, maybe age caught up with him, he's only 30 so I do not think that's it. He always seemed to make bad decisions, had poor tackling ability, and was constantly be out of position. I think the Chargers figured they could get more production from younger, cheaper players.

 

 

 

Rams cut WR Issac Bruce and QB Gus Ferrotte

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Raiders lock up Tommy Kelly to highest contract ever for a DT.

 

The Tennessee Titans cut wide receiver David Givens and tendered one-year contracts to seven restricted agents including All-Pro kicker Rob Bironas, tight end Bo Scaife and starting right tackle David Stewart.

 

Cowboys sign Flozell Adams for 6 years

 

Briggs to the 49ers?

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Its kind of sad about Kearse, at the time he signed with the Eagles he was my favorite player in the NFL. For two years there he really carried the Eagles D-Line, including the Superbowl year, but all Eagles fans ever did was complain because he wasn't getting through the double and triple teams to put up big sack numers. Two years ago the Birds looked balanced enough on the line for him to really make a difference and he started out really well, 3 sacks in 2 games, but then he had a "freak" injuring, something all too familiar in Philly, and he never was the same. The Eagles tried to renegotiate but Rosenthal wasn't having, so he'll probably ending up signing somewhere else for even less. On the other hand, the Texans have Mario Williams.


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Its kind of sad about Kearse, at the time he signed with the Eagles he was my favorite player in the NFL. For two years there he really carried the Eagles D-Line, including the Superbowl year, but all Eagles fans ever did was complain because he wasn't getting through the double and triple teams to put up big sack numers. Two years ago the Birds looked balanced enough on the line for him to really make a difference and he started out really well, 3 sacks in 2 games, but then he had a "freak" injuring, something all too familiar in Philly, and he never was the same. The Eagles tried to renegotiate but Rosenthal wasn't having, so he'll probably ending up signing somewhere else for even less. On the other hand, the Texans have Mario Williams.
I just hope he stays in the NFC

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Theres a good chance K.C., they have a penchant for ex-eagles.


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Cleveland Browns will trade their 2008 second-round pick to Green Bay for defensive tackle Corey Williams. Cleveland then will agree to a deal with Williams that pays him $18 million in guaranteed money and $23 million in the first three years of the deal. Williams had been tagged last week as Green Bay's franchise player. He played in all 16 games, including nine starts, in 2007 and set career highs with 51 tackles and 32 solo stops. He tied his career high with seven sacks.

 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneerssigned center Jeff Faine

 

The Washington Redskins resigned quarterback Todd Collins

 

 

Player visits

 

New England free-agent cornerback Asante Samuel is visiting the Philadelphia Eagles.

 

Chicago free-agent wide receiver Bernard Berrian is visiting the Minnesota Vikings.

 

Tennessee free-agent defensive end Travis LaBoy is visiting Cleveland.

 

New York Giants free-agent safety Gibril Wilson is visiting the Oakland Raiders.

 

San Francisco free-agent offensive tackle Kwame Harris is scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders.

 

Jets free-agent safety Erik Coleman is visiting the Atlanta Falcons.

 

Seahawks free-agent linebacker Niko Koutovides is visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

Texans free-agent linebacker Von Hutchins is visiting the Atlanta Falcons.

 

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The Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement with New York Giants free-agent outside linebacker Kawika Mitchell. Meanwhile, former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcus Stroud of the Jacksonville Jaguars is scheduled to visit the Bills today. Stroud is not a free agent but has been given permission from the Jaguars to seek a trade.

 

The Saints are close to finishing a trade for Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma. Panthers defensive tackle Kris Jenkins is heading to the Jets for a third-and fifth-round pick. Vikings wide receiver Troy Williamson will go to the Jaguars for a sixth-round pick.

 

Derek Anderson agreed to a multi year contract to stay with the Browns

 

Falcons re-signed QB Chris Redman to a two-year contract.

 

Free agent DE Mike Rucker is having second thoughts about returning to the league next year, and is "leaning toward" retiring.

 

TE John Gilmore, formerly of the Bears, agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Bucs.

 

The Vikings have reached a six-year, $33 million agreement with Madieu Williams, formerly of the Bengals.

 

Packers released WR Carlyle Holiday.

 

Patriots re-signed long snapper Lonnie Paxton to a 1 yr deal.

 

Dolphins acquired NT Jason Ferguson from the Cowboys for a sixth-round pick in 2009. The Dolphins and Cowboys will also exchange sixth-round picks this year. Tne also Dolphins agreed to terms with LB Reggie Torbor. The Dolphins could also be signing Cardinals linebacker Calvin Pace

 

According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, QB Cleo Lemon has agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He previously played for the Miami Dolphins. It

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Atlanta Falcons Michael Turner (RB) signed/unrestricted free agent (six-year contract).

Erik Coleman (S) signed/unrestricted free agent (four-year contract), Agreed to terms with TE Ben Hartsock, formerly of the Titans, on a four-year, $9 million contract..

 

New Orleans Saints Randall Gay (CB) signed/unrestricted free agent (four-year contract).

Aaron Stecker (RB) re-signed/unrestricted free agent.

 

Chicago Bears Lance Briggs (LB) re-signed/unrestricted free agent (six-year contract).

 

Kansas City Chiefs Demorrio Williams (LB) signed/unrestricted free agent (five-year contract).

have offered to send backup S Greg Wesley to the Broncos in exchange for restricted free agent CB Karl Paymah.

 

Minnesota Vikings Bernard Berrian (WR) signed/unrestricted free agent (six-year contract).

Despite signing Bernard Berrian on Saturday, the Vikings are believed to be interested in free agent Jabar Gaffney.

 

Denver Broncos John Lynch (S) re-signed (one-year contract).

Broncos agreed to terms with DE Ebenezer Ekuban on a one-year, $1.12 million contract.

 

San Francisco 49ers Justin Smith (DE) signed/unrestricted free agent (six-year contract).

 

Miami Dolphins Charlie Anderson (LB) signed/unrestricted free agent.

Reggie Torbor (LB) signed/unrestricted free agent.

 

Dolphins VP of football operations Bill Parcells disputes a report that Jason Taylor will not be on the team in 2008.

 

Yahoo! Sports reported late Saturday that Taylor and the 'Fins have mutually "decided to part ways." However, Parcells says he wants Taylor on the team. "This latest report is just another example of journalistic irresponsibility," the Tuna told ESPN. Another source told the Miami Herald, "The only way Jason Taylor doesn't play for the Dolphins is if he retires. The team is not going to trade him." Source: ESPN.com

 

Cleveland Browns Donte' Stallworth (WR) signed/unrestricted free agent (seven-year contract).

 

Houston Texans Jacques Reeves (CB) signed/unrestricted free agent.

Signed LB Kevin Bentley to a three-year, $4 million contract.

 

New Orleans Saints Devery Henderson (WR) re-signed/unrestricted free agent. Signed DE Bobby McCray

Brian Simmons (LB) cut. Agreed to terms with CB Randall Gay on a four-year, $17.6 million contract.

 

Philadelphia Eagles Chris Clemons (DE) signed/unrestricted free agent (five-year contract).

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Gilmore (TE) signed/unrestricted free agent. Re-signed LB Antoine Cash.

 

Jacksonville Jaguars Drayton Florence (CB) signed/unrestricted free agent. (Ha ha ha suckers) :shifty:

The Jaguars will host free agent OT Kwame Harris on Sunday. The Raiders let him leave without a contract. Harris has also been in talks with the Bucs. He'd be a definite backup in Jacksonville or Tampa Bay.

 

Detroit Lions Leigh Bodden (CB) traded (with draft pick for shaun rogers).

 

Carolina Panthers Ricardo Colclough (CB) signed/unrestricted free agent (two-year contract).

 

Buffalo Bills Marcus Stroud (DT) traded (for undisclosed number of draft picks).

Spencer Johnson (DT) signed/unrestricted free agent (five-year contract).

 

Arizona Cardinals Rodney Bailey (DE) declared free agent.

Mitch Berger (P) declared free agent.

Ralph Brown (CB) declared free agent.

Oliver Celestin (S) declared free agent.

Bhawoh Jue (S) declared free agent.

Calvin Pace (LB) declared free agent.

Joe Tafoya (DE) declared free agent.

Matt Ware (CB) declared free agent.

 

Titans agreed to terms with TE Alge Crumpler

 

Jets trade DT Robertson to Bengals for 4th and 5th picks

And sign former Pittsburgh Pro-Bowl free-agent guard Alan Faneca on a five-year, $40 million contract that includes $21 million in guaranteed money.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous News

The Gaston Gazette disputes an ESPN.com report that the Panthers have contacted free agent Javon Walker.

 

Redskins GM Vinny Ceratto confirmed the team has no intentions of bringing back free agent Mark Brunell.

 

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Josh McCown "definitely" will be Miami's No. 2 quarterback in 2008. John Beck will compete with someone else to start.

 

CB DeAngelo Hall-to-the-Giants trade is reportedly "dead for now."

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The Patriots and free agent wide receiver Randy Moss agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract

 

Steelers sign QB Roethlisberger to eight-year extension. Also Mewelde Moore signed a 3 year deal

 

Falcons release three-time Pro Bowler RB Dunn

 

Jets sign DE/OLB Calvin Pace to a 6 year/$42 million deal. Offensive lineman Damien Woody has signed a 5-year, $25.5M contract

 

The Chicago Bears, who re-signed Rex Grossman and gave Kyle Orton a contract extension, traded backup Brian Griese to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed draft choice.

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I don't understand the Jets at all. If you have defensive personnel under contract who look like stars in a 4-3 front (Vilma, Robertson), doesn't it make more sense to actually play a 4-3 front rather than trade these guys for pennies on the dollar and give huge contracts to new guys who fit the 3-4 better?

 

 

Oh, and it looks like the World Champions are close to signing journeyman safety Sammy Knight. Old and slow, yes. But he's also cheap, and there's a reason that he has stuck around the league for so long. He'll compete for a starting job, but I see him as an acceptable "floor" at the position-- one that will hopefully be exceeded by the likes of James Butler, Michael Johnson, and/or whoever they bring in at the postiion in the draft.

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Lions have signed Julius Jones and Dan Morgan, re-signed TE John Owens to a one-year contract.

 

Broncos have signed LB Niko Koutouvides

 

Free agent RB T.J. Duckett is expected to sign with the Seahawks

 

Dolphins re-signed SS Yeremiah Bell to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

 

Chiefs claimed FB Oliver Hoyte off waivers from the Cowboys.

 

Patriots signed WR Sam Aiken, formerly of the Bills, to a two-year, $2 million contract.

 

Panthers signed OG Keydrick Vincent to a two-year, $2 million contract and have shown interest in free agent OL Barry Sims.

 

Saints re-signed WR David Patten to a two-year contract.

 

Jaguars released RG Chris Naeole.

 

Cardinals signed TE Jerame Tuman, formerly of the Steelers, to a two-year contract, they are expected to announce the signing of free agent Travis LaBoy later today.

 

Bengals agreed to terms with DE Antwan Odom

 

The Rams have reportedly agreed to terms on a six-year contract with free agent OG Jason Bell.

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what lies ahead for the Pack is yet to be seen ... the rebuilding begins.

 

 

Good Luck Brett and enjoy your life, you have served us well.

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Its a little surprising since the Pack are closer now then they've been in a long time and play in a pretty weak division, I won't be surprised if the pack only takes a project at QB in the draft and Brett gets the fire going again the last few weeks of training camp.

 

 

The Eagles have done pretty well in free agency, the Texans not so much. With the addition of Samuel, moving Sheldon Brown to safety seems like the makings of a blanketing secondary that can force turnovers, but I'm afraid the offers for Sheppard will be too sweet. Especially since the Eagles will ask for significantly less then the Falcons will for Hall. The Larry Fitzgerald rumors are the most appealing, but I don't see how the Eagles can make it work, then again they've show an ability to get the targets they set out to pursue. The Roy Williams talk is nice too, but McMillian would likely pass on a deal that made too much sense.

 

 

The 'Fins would really like to move out the #1 spot for multiple picks, I wonder if anyone will be willing to basically sacrifice the lion's share of their draft for that one player.


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Unhappy Jets?

 

 

Oakland Raiders Javon Walker (WR) signed

Kwame Harris (T) signed

 

Chicago Bears Marty Booker (WR) signed.

 

Carolina Panthers Tyler Brayton (DE) signed

 

Houston Texans Will Demps (S) re-signed

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Teddy Lehman (LB) signed

Matt McCoy (LB) signed.

 

New England Patriots Jabar Gaffney (WR) re-signed

 

Cleveland Browns Shaun Rogers (DT) signed

 

Detroit Lions Corey Hulsey (G) signed

Aveion Cason (RB) re-signed

 

Jacksonville Jaguars Ryan Gibbons (T) signed

Pete McMahon (T) re-signed/unrestricted free agent.

Jimmy Kennedy defensive tackle signed

 

Atlanta Falcons Joey Harrington (QB) cut.

 

Seattle Seahawks T.J. Duckett (RB) signed

 

I wonder if anyone will be willing to basically sacrifice the lion's share of their draft for that one player.
Doubt anyone will.

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Fins promise open competition for QB, won't rule out Ryan

 

The Fins need a QB like I need a hole in the head. If they blow that #1 pick on Matt Ryan that would be dumb. Hank Goldberg predicted a trade with Dallas for their #1 and #3 and Kyle Kosier on the radio today.


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