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Lions Sign Bryant Johnson To 3-Year Deal

Feb 28, 2009 8:31 PM

The Lions have reportedly signed free agent wide receiver Bryant Johnson to a three-year deal worth $9 million. Johnson spent his first five seasons with the Cardinals, before signing with the 49ers last spring.

Detroit Free Press

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Jets Re-Sign Moore To 4-Year Deal

Feb 28, 2009 8:28 PM

The Jets wanted to replace guard Brandon Moore with Pittsburgh's Chris Kemoeatu, but after a deal fell through they re-signed Moore. New York inked Moore to a four-year, $16 million deal a day after Kemoeatu re-signed with the Steelers. "At the end of the day, when it was said and done, who did they come back to and who ended up there?" Moore said. "I ended up back with the team I wanted to be with. ... We worked it out at the end."


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Brooking Signs With Cowboys

Feb 28, 2009 7:25 PM

The Cowboys have signed linebacker Keith Brooking to a three-year deal, according to his agent. Brooking had been a member of the Falcons. Dallas coach Wade Phillips was a member of Atlanta's staff a few years ago. "That played a big part in the decision," Dye said of the chance for Brooking to be reunited with Phillips.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Detroit Signs RB Morris, CB King

Feb 28, 2009 3:34 PM

The Lions have signed veteran running back Maurice Morris and cornerback Eric King to contracts. Morris received a three-year deal reportedly worth $7 million, while King landed a two-year pact worth an undisclosed amount from Detroit.

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Broncos Give Dawkins Five-Year Deal

Feb 28, 2009 3:08 PM

The Broncos, who have been busy since free agency kicked off on Friday morning, have signed veteran safety Brian Dawkins to a five-year, $17 million deal. The contract includes $7.2 million in guaranteed money. The pact also has escalators that could boost the value of the agreement to $27 million over five years. However, the deal also could be voided to two years, $9 million, according to an report. Dawkins had spent the previous 13 years of his career with the Eagles.

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Jaguars Sign Sean Considine

Feb 28, 2009 11:41 AM

Jacksonville has signed Sean Considine to a contract, making him the second Philadelphia safety to leave to team in a matter of hours. Considine was a fourth round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Pro Football Talk

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Bills Sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Feb 28, 2009 11:36 AM

The Bills have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the backup to Trent Edwards. "I think it's helped me a lot in my career to play behind Marc Bulger (in St. Louis) and Carson Palmer," Fitzpatrick told the Bills' official team Web site. "I've been able to see how they approach the game, and in doing that I've been able to help them out. I think that's what I'm going to bring here. "Trent is still a young guy and I'm going to help him out with his preparation. I'm going to be his eyes when he's on the field and I'm looking forward to that relationship."

Cincinnati Enquirer

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Redskins Add Dockery To Spending Spree

Feb 28, 2009 11:34 AM

The Redskins have agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth roughly $27 million with guard Derrick Dockery. The deal includes $8.5 million in guaranteed money and $11.5 million paid over the first two years, according to a league source. Dockery hit the market in an abnormal way. The Bills and Lions had agreed to a trade on Thursday with Detroit picking up the rest of Dockery's 7-year, $49 million contract. However, the Buffalo failed to file the necessary paperwork with the NFL, according to a league source, and, rather than pay Dockery $4.5 million for this year, the Bills allowed him to become a free agent.

Washington Post

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Eagles To Pair Andrews Brothers On OL

Feb 28, 2009 11:29 AM

The Eagles have signed right tackle Stacy Andrews, which means they'll likely pair him with his brother Shawn on the offensive line next season. Shawn is Philadelphia's starting right guard, and both brothers were drafted in 2004. The Eagles took Shawn in the first round, while the Bengals took Stacy in the fourth. Stacy Andrews said playing on the line together is, "something we've been talking about ever since we first got to the league."

Philadelphia Daily News

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Rams Agree To Terms With Jason Brown

Feb 28, 2009 11:24 AM

The Rams have agreed to terms with center Jason Brown on a five-year deal worth $37.5 million. Of that amount, $20 million is reportedly guaranteed to Brown, who played with the Ravens last season. "We stressed even during the season about getting bigger on the offensive line, more physical, and he fits everything," general manager Billy Devaney said Friday. "(Jason's) smart, big, young, and of strong character. "The arrow's still going up on him ? an ascending player. So there's a lot of good traits about him. And Butler ? the same thing. He's in the prime of his career."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Fred Taylor Will Sign With Patriots
After visiting with both the Bills and Patriots, running back Fred Taylor has decided to sign with New England.

Bryant Signs Tender With Tampa Bay
Antonio Bryant signed a one-year tender worth $9.88 million with the Buccaneers just before the free-agency signing period began early Friday morning.

Tampa Tribune

Haynesworth Gets $100M From Redskins
The Redskins have signed defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to a seven-year deal worth $100 million.


Dolphins Sign Gibril Wilson
The Miami Dolphins reached an agreement with former New York Giants and Oakland Raiders safety Gibril Wilson on Thursday.


Jacobs Signs $25M Extension With Giants
Brandon Jacobs signed a four-year, $25 million extension with the Giants on Wednesday.


Starks Signs Steelers' Franchise Deal
Steelers tackle Max Starks signed a one-year, $8.45 million deal on Saturday.


Eagles Sign CB Hanson To Five-Year Deal
The Eagles said last night they agreed to a new five-year contract with cornerback Joselio Hanson.

Philadelphia Inquirer

McCareins Re-Signs With Titans
Justin McCareins signed a one-year contract for $730,000.


Panthers Re-Sign Gross; Tag Peppers
The Panthers have re-signed offensive tackle Jordan Gross and placed their franchise tag on defensive end Julius Peppers.

Charlotte Observer

Colts Ink Hayden To $43M Deal
The Colts signed cornerback Kelvin Hayden to a five-year contract worth approximately $43 million on Wednesday.

Indianapolis Star

Raiders Make Shane Lechler Richest Punter In History
Shane Lechler agreed to a four-year contract Wednesday to remain with the Oakland Raiders.

San Francisco Chronicle

Hanson Re-Signs With Lions
The Lions have signed kicker Jason Hanson, who has been with Detroit since 1992, to a four-year deal.

Grading The Deal: Giants Franchise Jacobs
Teams rarely give a running back a long term deal and live to not regret it, so the Giants effectively bought themselves a year or two by franchising Brandon Jacobs.

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Giants Re-Sign Carr; Cut Three
The Giants re-signed backup quarterback David Carr on Monday, while cutting running back Reuben Droughns, cornerback Sam Madison and safety Sammy Knight.

Tampa Bay Re-Signs Luke McCown
The Buccaneers have re-signed quarterback Luke McCown, who could have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the month.


CFL's Logan Signs With Steelers
British Columbia Lions running back Stefan Logan has signed with the Super Bowl Champion Steelers.


Redskins Sign Kicker Rayner
Washington signed kicker Dave Rayner on Wednesday, which will give Shaun Suisham a possible competitor during training camp.


Bears Sign QB Brett Basanez
The Bears have found their third quarterback, signing Brett Basanez to a two-year contract.

Brad Biggs/Chicago Sun-Times