After his Friday trip to Washington was canceled, free agent defensive end Chris Canty revised his itinerary. He now is scheduled to visit the Giants (Sat./Sun) then Seahawks (Sun/Mon). The Packers, 49ers and Titans still want to schedule a visit but nothing has been scheduled yet.
Archive for February, 2009
Contrary to published reports, free agent safety Brian Dawkins does not currently have a deal with the Broncos. However, he is en route to Denver. The Broncos do have agreements with running backs Correll Buckhalter and J.J. Arrington, according to the players’ agents.
The Jaguars made a move to bolster their secondary, while the Vikings re-signed one of their veteran leaders.
Ten NFL teams sent representatives to Miami (Fla.) to see the private workout for 15 prospects on Friday.
Ten NFL teams sent representatives to Florida Atlantic to see the private workout for 14 prospects on Thursday. The players ran on field turf.
When Denver wanted reinforcements. It turned to the AFC East Division that produced Broncos coach Josh McDaniels.
Former Jets receiver Laveranues Coles was recently given his release but the team, but he might not be traveling out of the division. Coles celebrated the opening of NFL free agency by visiting the Buffalo Bills on Friday.
The Saints reached agreement with free-agent linebacker Jonathan Vilma on a five-year, $34 million contract that includes $17 million guaranteed and $23 million in the first three years.
Detroit is on the free-agent scoreboard. It reached agreement Friday with former Seahawks running back Maurice Morris on a three-year deal with $7 million.
Giants free agent running back Derrick Ward is scheduled to visit the Bengals on Saturday.
Arizona free-agent defensive end Antonio Smith is scheduled to arrive in Houston tonight for a visit with the Texans on Sunday. Smith is a player the Texans have eyed from afar, and they have visions of pairing him with defensive end Mario Williams.
Guard Chris Keomoetu re-signed with Pittsburgh, a five-year, $2O million deal that includes a signing bonus of about $4 million.
On the day the Patriots were completing a trade for veteran linebacker Mike Vrabel, 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.
And Cincinnati is on the scoreboard: Free agent S Chris Crocker re-signs with the Bengals. The deal is four years, $10 million, with $3.5 guaranteed.
New England’s Pro Bowl linebacker Mike Vrabel is in Kansas City undergoing a physical so that he can then be traded to the Chiefs. General Manager Scott Pioli is reaching out to bring in a player familiar with his system, and New England is a willing trade partner.