Posts Tagged ‘Free Agency 2009’

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.

Bears sign OL Omiyale

The Bears made a move to strengthen their offensive line by signing former Panthers offensive lineman Frank Omiyale to a four-year contract according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Dawkins will visit Broncos

Safety Brian Dawkins is on his way to Denver for a visit. Dawkins has played 13 seasons in the NFL, all with the Eagles. The Broncos ranked 29th in the NFL in total defense in 2009.

Vikings interested in WR Clayton, CB Carr

The Star Tribune is reporting that the Vikings have sent feelers to free-agent WR Michael Clayton and CB Chris Carr to gauge their interest in coming to Minnesota. The Vikings are looking to upgrade at receiver and add depth at cornerback. Clayton is expected to visit Detroit. The Vikings also figure to be in the mix for free-agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Free-agent linebacker Boley will visit Giants

Falcons free-agent linebacker Michael Boley was at the Phoenix airport Friday, preparing to fly to New York for a visit with the Giants. Boley would be an ideal Giants linebacker and the fact they’re brining him in the first day indicates New York is serious about signing him.

Wilson will remain with Texans

Last year defensive back Eugene Wilson sat on the free-agent market for weeks. This year, he sat on market for hours. Wilson reached agreement on a three-year, $11.3 million with the Houston Texans. Wilson played well this season, Houston did not want to lose him, and it kept its man.

Jets release guard Moore

In an expected move, the Jets released guard Brandon Moore on Thursday, according to his agent, Hadley Engelhard. Moore, who was due a $7 million roster bonus, could not come to terms on a contract restructuring and is now a free agent. Moore, a six-year veteran, started every game the past four seasons and he could be one of the more attractive options at guard in free agency.

Tampa Bay working with most salary-cap space

On the eve of free agency, some teams are positioned too well, and others not so well. Based on numbers gathered Thursday — and these are fluid, changing with each roster move that each team makes — here are the teams with the most and least salary-cap room heading into the start of free agency.

Your quick-look free-agent guide

Between now and midnight Friday, some players will resign and be removed from this list, and some will be released and added to this list. But as of Thursday afternoon, here is a look at some of the top players — restricted free agents and franchise players are not included — heading into free agency.

Panthers’ Lucas nixes deal to Detroit, could be cut

The Panthers tried trading Ken Lucas to the Detroit Lions, but the cornerback derailed the talks because he didn’t want to play in Detroit.

Raiders could again be active in free agency

The Raiders won’t be afraid to make moves after 2008 didn’t work out as planned for the team.

Better days ahead for Grossman?

Don’t expect Chicago to cry over the departure of quarterback Rex Grossman.

Redskins to pursue Haynesworth

In what might be one of the worst kept secrets, the Washington Post is reporting that the Redskins will pursue Titans free agent defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

Salary cap expands to $127 million for 2009

The salary cap will grow in 2009. Teams were notified that the salary cap is increasing over $4 million to over $127 million for this year, according to sources with two NFL teams.

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