Published: March 22nd, 2010 | Tags: Akeem Jordan, Baltimore Ravens, Barry Sims, Brad Smith, Braylon Edwards, Cory Redding, Darcy Johnson, James Hall, Kevin Dockery, New York Jets, Nick Cole, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams
The free-agent market has been stripped of most of the headline names at this point, but teams are still actively filling gaps and signing their own restricted free agents. We’ve seen a smattering of those deals Monday.
Here’s a look at some of the deals that have recently crossed the wires:
- The Ravens reached terms on a two-year deal with unrestricted free-agent DE Cory Redding, formerly of the Seahawks. NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported the deal is worth $6 million. Redding is a likely replacement for Dwan Edwards, who signed with the Bills as a free agent last week.
- It’s worth noting that Jets WRs Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith signed their restricted free-agent tenders, per Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News. The signings were expected, as Edwards was tendered at a first- and third-round level and Smith received a second-round tender.
- The Eagles have re-signed two of their restricted free agents in LB Akeem Jordan and C Nick Cole. Jordan, who was tendered at the second-round level, likely will compete for a starting spot at weakside linebacker next season. The NFL transactions wire also shows that Cole, the team’s starter, signed his one-year restricted tender, also at the second-round level.
- Free-agent OT Barry Sims will be back with the 49ers, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal, according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. Sims is expected to be a backup swing player at both tackle positions.
- The Rams have brought back veteran DE James Hall and signed two former Giants — CB Kevin Dockery and TE Darcy Johnson. Hall started 14 games for the Rams last season. Both Dockery and Johnson were restricted free agents who weren’t tendered offers by the Giants.