Posts Tagged ‘Free Agency 2009’

Dolphins take Crowder off the market

Just before the start of free agency, the Dolphins made another move, re-signing LB Channing Crowder to a multi-year deal.

Panthers make cuts

Tampa wasn’t the only NFC South team handing out pink slips Wednesday. Carolina did the same. The Panthers cut fullback Nick Goings, wide receiver D.J. Hackett and guard Jeremy Bridges.

Rams cut Green, Bennett with eye on savings

Among the moves they made in preparation for Friday’s free agency, the Rams released WR Drew Bennett and QB Trent Green.

Giants sign tagged RB Jacobs to four-year deal

The Giants gave RB Brandon Jacobs the franchise tag, and now they treated him like a franchise player. The Giants signed Jacobs to a four-year, $25 million deal that includes $13 million guaranteed and $15 million in the deal’s first two years

Coles released by Jets

The Star-Ledger reports that the Jets have released WR Laveranues Coles, but both sides are leaving open the possibility of his return.

Texans release veterans Weaver, Demps, Salaam

The Houston Texans have releasedDE Anthony Weaver, S Will Demps and OT Ephraim Salaam.

Rams cut QB Green, WR Bennett

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams released QB Trent Green and WR Drew Bennett.

Nugent chooses to test free-agent market

The Newark Star-Ledger reports that kicker Mike Nugent will test the free-agent market after turning down the Jets’ latest contract offer.

NFL-record 14 players receive franchise tags

If it felt like franchise tags were flying at an unprecedented pace this year, it’s because they were. In the 17 years of free agency, the most players ever to be franchised in one offseason was 11, which happened in 2005 and 2008. But this year, a whopping 14 teams used their franchise tag — and that number might have been higher had some last-minute, long-term deals not been worked out.

Seahawks’ franchise tag goes to LB Hill

The Seattle Seahawks designated linebacker Leroy Hill their franchise player, it was announced by the team today.

Asomugha lands complex three-year deal with Raiders

Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha signed a three-year deal that is worth a minimum of $45 million and could reach $50 million, a league source said. It’s a complex contract that the NFL had to sift through and approve, and it has.

Panthers franchise Peppers after signing Gross

Well, that didn’t take long. Moments after completing a deal for offensive tackle Jordan Gross, the Carolina Panthers designated Julius Peppers as their franchise player, a league source confirmed Thursday.

Peppers has just four teams on his trade list

The Charlotte Observer reports that Panthers DE Julius Pepper‘s trade wish list has just four teams, and three of them are in the NFC. The Panthers already have ruled out two of the teams, leading the newspaper source to believe those teams are in the NFC South, Carolina’s division.

Houshmandzadeh does not want franchise tag

Bengals receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh told the Dayton Daily News that he wants “no part” of the franchise tag. Nor does he anticipate it happening.

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