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Free Agent Signings: Around The NFL

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  1. Tron Fights for the User

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    NVM, the Bills i see.
     
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    Seahawks cut Chris Clemons
    Posted by Michael David Smith on March 12, 2014

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    The Seahawks have decided that Chris Clemons is expendable.

    Clemons, a 32-year-old veteran who had been viewed as a likely cap casualty, was informed today that he is being released. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the move saves the Seahawks $7.5 million in cap room.

    Clemons arrived in Seattle in 2010 and made an instant impact: He started all 16 games and had 11 or more sacks for three straight years. But in 2013 his role in the defense was reduced, and although he was in the starting lineup for most games, he had just 4.5 sacks.

    Jared Allen is reportedly a potential free agent target of the Seahawks, and he could make sense as a replacement for the part that Clemons played in Seattle’s defense.

    Darren Sproles to Saints: Cut me, don’t trade me
    Posted by Michael David Smith on March 12, 2014

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    Darren Sproles does not want to be traded.

    Sproles, the running back and return man whom the Saints are shopping around the league, told Josina Anderson of ESPN that if he has no future in New Orleans, he wants the team to cut him.

    “I want to get released,” Sproles said. “I don’t want to be traded. I don’t know where they would send me because I have no control over it and I want to be able to pick. The good thing is none of the teams I’m told they’re talking to are terrible. It’s more than two. I feel I should have more of an idea later on today.”

    It’s easy to see why Sproles would feel that way: You’d always rather control your own fate, and potentially negotiate a pay raise, than have someone else determine your future for you. But the reality is that the Saints are reportedly fielding several offers for Sproles, and they’d be fools not to get some compensation for Sproles if they can.

    If Sproles is adamantly opposed to a trade, he could threaten to retire if the Saints trade him somewhere he doesn’t want to go. That might scare some teams off. But the most likely scenario is that the Saints trade Sproles to the team that offers them the best deal, and that Sproles ends up playing for that team, even if it’s a team that wouldn’t have been his top choice.

    DeMarcus Ware could sign with Broncos today
    Posted by Mike Florio on March 12, 2014

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    Free-agent defensive end/linebacker DeMarcus Ware has arrived in Denver for the first free-agent visit of his career.

    The Broncos are the front runners for Ware, and they’ll get the first crack at signing him.

    Appearing on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live, Vic Lombardi of CBS 4 in Denver said he’ll be surprised if the Broncos don’t sign Ware today.

    Ware is believed to be looking for $10 million per year. He was due $12.75 million from the Cowboys, and it’s unclear how much less than that the Cowboys were willing to pay to keep him.

    If Ware gets out of Denver without a contract, there’s a good chance he’ll sign elsewhere. The best news is that the negotiations are occurring face to face, without the intervention of, you know, a fax machine.
     
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  4. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    DE DeMarcus Ware reached agreement with Broncos on 3-year, $30M contract include $20M gtd.
     
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  5. Faceplant Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the Broncs are going nuts. WTF are they getting the $$??
     
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  6. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    Former Seahawks WR Golden Tate signs 5 year deal with Lions.
     
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  7. Prime Time RODerator

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    Browns release Jason Campbell, too
    Posted by Mike Florio on March 12, 2014

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    The Factory of Sadness has made Browns fans a little more happy by firing a pair of key assembly line workers.

    First it was Brandon Weeden, a failed first-round pick in 2012 who desperately wanted out. Now, it’s veteran Jason Campbell, who was due to be paid a $250,000 roster bonus if still on the team after 4:00 p.m. ET Wednesday.

    The team has announced that Campbell has indeed been cut.

    Campbell, a first-round pick of Washington in 2005, started eight games last year, losing seven. But he has shown that he can still be a competent backup quarterback, and he should get an opportunity to land on a depth chart somewhere — especially since there aren’t 32-times-three competent quarterbacks to go around.

    The only quarterback currently on the roster are Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney. Look for that to change soon, possibly with the acquisition of long-time Kyle Shanahan pupil Rex Grossman.
     
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  8. RamsJunkie Well-Known Member

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    This bodes well for a browns trade up. only 1 QB on roster now
     
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  9. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    Archie?
     
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    Updated: The Free Agent Hot 100
    Posted by Mike Wilkening on March 5, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

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    1. Ex-Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis. (Agreed to one-year deal with Patriots.)

    2. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (franchise tag recipient).

    3. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. (Agreed to four-year deal with Seahawks.)

    4. Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo(franchise tag recipient).

    5. Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib. (Reached six-year deal with Broncos.)

    6. Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson. (Agreed to five-year deal with Buccaneers.)

    7. Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe. (Agreed to deal with Ravens.)

    8. Colts cornerback Vontae Davis. (Agreed to four-year deal with Colts.)

    9. Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker.

    10. Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston. (Agreed to five-year deal with the Bears.)

    11. Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner. (Reached four-year deal with Buccaneers.)

    12. Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

    13. Bills safety Jairus Byrd. (Agreed to six-year deal with Saints.)

    14. Raiders offensive tackle Jared Veldheer.(Reached five-year deal with Arizona.)

    15. Browns center Alex Mack (transition tag recipient).

    16. Packers cornerback Sam Shields. (Agreed to four-year contract with Packers.)

    17. Ex-Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (Agreed to three-year deal with Denver.)

    18. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen.

    19. Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert.(Agreed to five-year deal with Dolphins.)

    20. Giants defensive end Justin Tuck.

    21. Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen. (Agreed to five-year deal with Vikings.)

    22. Browns safety T.J. Ward. (Agreed to contract with Broncos.)

    23. Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

    24. Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins. (Agreed to three-year deal with Eagles.)

    25. Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby. (Reached four-year contract with Browns.)

    26. Packers defensive end B.J. Raji.

    27. Rams guard/offensive tackle Rodger Saffold. (Agreed to five-year contract with Raiders.)

    28. Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate. (Reached five-year deal with Lions.)

    29. Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher.

    30. 49ers safety Donte Whitner. (Agreed to four-year contract with Browns.)

    31. Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks. (Agreed to two-year deal with Colts.)

    32. Ravens defensive lineman Arthur Jones. (Agreed to deal with Colts.)

    33. Giants linebacker Jon Beason. (Re-signed with Giants.)

    34. Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton.

    35. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

    36. Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal. (Reached two-year deal with Packers.)

    37. Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph. (Reached deal with Vikings.)

    38. Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher.

    39. Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

    40. Texans running back Ben Tate.

    41. Colts safety Antoine Bethea. (Agreed to four-year deal with 49ers.)

    42. Bears defensive end Corey Wootton.

    43. Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn.

    44. Packers wide receiver James Jones.

    45. Colts running back Donald Brown. (Reached three-year deal with Chargers.)

    46. Broncos offensive guard Zane Beadles. (Agreed to five-year deal with Jaguars.)

    47. Broncos outside linebacker Shaun Phillips.

    48. Ex-Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

    49. Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew.

    50. Ex-Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant. (Signed four-year contract with Jaguars.)

    51. Ex-Bears defensive end Julius Peppers.

    52. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

    53. Bears cornerback Charles Tillman.

    54. Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Collins.

    55. Texans defensive end Antonio Smith.

    56. Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai. (Reached deal with Falcons.)

    57. Bears quarterback Josh McCown. (Reached two-year deal with Buccaneers.)

    58. Ex-Browns inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. (Signed four-year deal with Colts.)

    59. Ravens linebacker Daryl Smith.

    60. Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond III.

    61. Ex-Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

    62. Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner.

    63. Ex-Lions safety Louis Delmas. (Signed one-year contract with Dolphins.)

    64. Cowboys defensive end/outside linebacker Anthony Spencer.

    65. Jets offensive tackle Austin Howard. (Agreed to contract with Raiders.)

    66. Chiefs offensive guard Jon Asamoah. (Reached deal with Falcons.)

    67. 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown.

    68. Chiefs offensive guard Geoff Schwartz. (Agreed to deal with Giants.)

    69. Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood.

    70. Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson. (Reached deal with Falcons.)

    71. Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.

    72. Raiders running back Darren McFadden. (Re-signed for one year with Oakland.)

    73. Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel. (Re-signed for two years.)

    74. Ravens cornerback Corey Graham.

    75. Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno.

    76. Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts. (Reached four-year deal with Redskins.)

    77. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (RFA).

    78. Seahawks outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield. (Agreed to two-year deal with Giants.)

    79. Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (RFA).

    80. Patriots inside linebacker Brandon Spikes.

    81. Packers running back James Starks.

    82. Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers.

    83. Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard.

    84. Chiefs wide receiver/returner Dexter McCluster. (Agreed to three-year deal with Titans.)

    85. Seahawks defensive tackle Clinton McDonald. (Reached contract with Buccaneers.)

    86. Ex-Buccaneers offensive guard Davin Joseph.

    87. Ex-Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons.

    88. Titans defensive end Ropati Pitoitua. (Reached three-year deal with Titans.)

    89. Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell.

    90. Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.

    91. Texans defensive tackle Earl Mitchell. (Reached four-year contract with Dolphins.)

    92. Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

    93. Texans tight end Garrett Graham.

    94. Saints center Brian De La Puente.

    95. Lions defensive end Willie Young.

    96. Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley. (Re-signed with Redskins.)

    97. Seahawks offensive tackle Breno Giacomini.

    98. Panthers offensive guard Travelle Wharton.

    99. Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith.

    100. Raiders defensive tackle Pat Sims.
     
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  11. lockdnram21 Well-Known Member

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    Brandon browner has a visit scheduled with patriots tomorrow
     
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  12. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    Eric Decker signed with the Jets.
     
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  13. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Martz was quoted somewhere saying that Decker is a #3 WR.
     
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  14. jjab360 Well-Known Member

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    For the Broncos maybe. He's undoubtedly a 1/2 pretty much everywhere else, though.
     
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  15. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    I'd say maybe a #2. I think he's overrated to be honest. Jets overpaid.
     
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  16. crazyhorns Well-Known Member

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    He would be if you had Bruce and Holt....
     
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  17. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    Well the cap is supposed to go up 25 million over the next two years.
     
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  18. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    Broncos front office has done a great job keeping cap space open. They are a contender once again for sure. I would love to see Peyton get another ring.. unless it's against the Rams of course. :sneaky:
     
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  19. moklerman Warner-phile

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    The same teams always seem to make the same types of moves, don't they? If Decker has a lot of help, he looks pretty decent. As a featured WR? In NY? A bust just waiting to happen.
     
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    Decker hauls in $15 million, fully guaranteed
    Posted by Mike Florio on March 13, 2014

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    With bloated non-guaranteed numbers in future years and plenty of glossing over “guaranteed” money that isn’t truly guaranteed, one of our goals this year is to focus on the money in contracts fully guaranteed at signing.

    For new Jets receiver Eric Decker, the magic number is $15 million.

    Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Decker gets a signing bonus of $7.5 million, along with a fully-guaranteed 2014 base salary of $2.5 million.

    In 2015, Decker’s $5 million salary is also fully guaranteed. That’s a total of $15 million.

    The last three years become pay-as-you-go, with base salaries of $6.5 million in 2016, $7.25 million in 2017, and $7.5 million in 2018.

    It’s a solid deal for a No. 2 receiver. Of course, in New York he’s the No. 1 receiver by default. For now.

    Jaguars sign Chris Clemons
    Posted by Michael David Smith on March 13

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    For the second time since the start of free agency, a starting defensive lineman from Seattle is heading to Jacksonville.

    Chris Clemons, who started 11 games at defensive end for the Seahawks last season, will sign with the Jaguars. It’s a four-year contract, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.

    Clemons will be reunited with Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, who was the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012. It’s also a reunion with defensive lineman Red Bryant, who started 15 games for the Seahawks last year and signed with the Jaguars this week.

    When healthy, Clemons was an excellent pass rusher in Bradley’s defense: In the three seasons that Clemons played for Bradley, he had 11, 11 and 11.5 sacks. Clemons tore his ACL in the playoffs after the 2012 season and got off to a slow start in 2013, but if he’s all the way back in 2014, his acquisition could be a big part of the Jaguars turning their defense around.
     
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