In a five-hour span from the moment free agency kicked off, the Washington Redskins provided their own stimulus to the economy.
Archive for February, 2009
There aren’t a ton of signings right off the bat as free agency begins, but here is a rundown of several players who have scheduled visits with teams that have expressed interest.
After being cut by the Jaguars, veteran running back Fred Taylor will sign today with the New England Patriots.
Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth reached agreement Friday on a seven-year, $100 million – yes, $100 million! – record-breaking deal with the Washington Redskins.
NFL Network’s Scott Hanson reports that former Saints TE Mark Campbell is leaning toward retirement, but he’s willing to return for an 11th NFL season if “the right situation” comes along. QB Trent Green, on the other hand, says he would be “100 percent committed” to playing in the “right situation.” Green was the Rams’ backup QB last season.
While the Washington Redskins await word from free-agent DT Albert Haynesworth, they forge on with other plans. The Redskins scheduled a Friday visit for free-agent DE Chris Canty. The four-year NFL veteran was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2005 and is regarded as the second-best free-agent defensive lineman.
The top free-agent interior lineman, Jason Brown, is scheduled to visit the St. Louis Rams on Friday.
Some free agents sign right away, and others schedule visits. DB Renaldo Hill is scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos on Friday.
After spending 11 seasons in Jacksonville without a Super Bowl title, RB Fred Taylor likely will choose the New England Patriots over the Buffalo Bills in pursuit of a ring, the Providence Journal reports.
Free-agent OL Geoff Hangartner is scheduled to visit the Buffalo Bills on Friday. Hangartner has a good market as both a center and guard, but Panthers OT Jordan Gross has been pushing to keep his buddy in Carolina.
The Washington Redskins not only signed CB DeAngelo Hall to a six-year, $54 million deal with $22.5 million guaranteed, but they are working on trying to sign free-agent DT Albert Haynesworth and negotiating to bring back G Derrick Dockery, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on Thursday.
Just as the Redskins resigned CB DeAngelo Hall, the Jets did the same with FB Tony Richardson. It’s believed to be a one-year deal with $500,000 guaranteed, with New York keeping the dependable blocker and locker-room leader.
As the clock struck midnight, CB DeAngelo Hall struck it rich. Hall reached an agreement with the Redskins on a six-year, $54 million deal that includes $22.5 million guaranteed and $30 million in the first three seasons.
Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Pro Days
In between the combine and the draft, NFL coaches and personnel — not to mention the prospects themselves — turn their attention to the various college “pro day” workouts. NFL.com’s Gil Brandt has his sources at each of these workouts and will provide updates as they happen.