Archive for February, 2009

Canty becomes popular after Haynesworth signs

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.

Buckhalter, Arrington to Denver; Dawkins not done

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.

Another Raven taking a visit to the Jets

The Jaguars made a move to bolster their secondary, while the Vikings re-signed one of their veteran leaders.

Miami’s Johnson improves on combine numbers

Ten NFL teams sent representatives to Miami (Fla.) to see the private workout for 15 prospects on Friday.

Florida Atlantic LB Joseph gets his day in spotlight

Ten NFL teams sent representatives to Florida Atlantic to see the private workout for 14 prospects on Thursday. The players ran on field turf.

Broncos add WR Gaffney, S Hill

When Denver wanted reinforcements. It turned to the AFC East Division that produced Broncos coach Josh McDaniels.

Coles visits Bills, Barnes to meet with Saints

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.

Saints reach agreement with Vilma

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.

Lions strike a deal with RB Morris

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.

Ward will visit Bengals on Saturday

Giants free agent running back Derrick Ward is scheduled to visit the Bengals on Saturday.

DE Smith will visit Houston

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.

Kemoeatu re-signs with Steelers

Guard Chris Keomoetu re-signed with Pittsburgh, a five-year, $2O million deal that includes a signing bonus of about $4 million.

Long snapper Paxton signs with Broncos

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.

Bengals sign S Crocker

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.

Chiefs, Patriots nearing trade for Vrabel

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.

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