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Chargers Sign Byrd, Acquire Johnson
The Chargers added experienced depth to their defensive line on Monday when they acquired defensive lineman Travis Johnson from the Texans in exchange for an undisclosed 2010 draft choice. San Diego also signed LSU wide receiver Demetrius Byrd, the team's seventh-round choice this year, to a four-year contract. He continues to make progress in his recovery from an automobile accident suffered prior to the draft. In addition, the team waived wide receiver Greg Carr, tackle Dan Gay and wide receiver Rodgeriqus Smith. All three players joined the Chargers as undrafted free agents in May.
Bengals Finally Sign Andre Smith
Andre Smith signed a contract Sunday with the Bengals, ending an impasse that dragged on a month into the preseason, according to an Associated Press report. The Bengals originally planned to have Smith start at right tackle, but he has missed all three preseason games. ?He has a lot of work to do, but he knows the challenge ahead of him to make an impact on our team as soon as possible,? coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement released as practice began.
Raiders Sign CB Michael Hawkins
The Raiders signed cornerback Michael Hawkins, who played in 11 games for the Green Bay Packers in 2005 and seven for the Cleveland Browns in 2006. Hawkins, 26, didn't play in any NFL games the past two seasons. The Raiders released veteran receiver Samie Parker to make room for Hawkins on the 53-man roster.
Oakland Brings Back Napoleon Harris Four Years Later
The Raiders signed middle linebacker Napoleon Harris on Monday in response to projected starter Kirk Morrison sustaining a dislocated left elbow Saturday night against the 49ers. Harris was the second of Oakland's two first-round selections in the 2002 NFL draft, and he started 13 games for a team that played in the Super Bowl his rookie season. Harris, 30, played for the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs the past four seasons, including two stints with the Vikings. Harris was included in Oakland's deal for Randy Moss
Edge Agrees To Terms With Seahawks
The Seahawks have agreed to terms with running back Edgerrin James on a one-year, $2 million deal. A league source told ProFootballTalk.com of the agreement. Julius Jones, T.J. Duckett, Justin Forsett, and Devin Moore are also on the Seattle depth chart. RealGM Note: James was ranked 60th in season FIC amongst running backs during the 2008 season and 'deserved' to make just over $1M.
Eric Green Quickly Signs With Niners
Hours after veteran cornerback Eric Green had his contract terminated by the Miami Dolphins, he agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, a league source said. Green has familiarity with the Niners having played in Arizona previously, and the belief is he will have an opportunity to make the team. San Francisco already added veteran Dre Bly after losing Walt Harris for the season.
UFL Signs Two Former NFL Players
The UFL's California franchise signed 31 players on Tuesday, including former NFLers Obafemi Ayanbadejo and B.J. Sams. "There is a tremendous amount of raw talent on this California squad that just needs some finessing and the opportunity to show their abilities," Redwoods coach Dennis Green told the Associated Press. "I am anxious to begin training camp in Casa Grande in September where we can really get back to the basics of playing football and the fundamentals of what it takes to win ballgames."
Chiefs Sign Ashley Lelie
The Chiefs have added veteran wide receiver Ashley Lelie to their roster. Lelie has caught 217 passes for 3,749 yards and 15 touchdowns in 107 career games. He has played for Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco and Oakland.
Raiders Opt For Greenwood Over Brooks
The Raiders were linked to Derrick Brooks, but opted to sign linebacker Morlon Greenwood instead. Brooks, a former Defensive Player of the Year, has also been mentioned as a possibility for the Saints. Greenwood has spent time with the Texans and Dolphins in his career.
Sources: Ravens Sign Cleo Lemon
The Ravens have signed veteran quarterback Cleo Lemon, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The terms of the contract were not available. Baltimore's third-string backup John Beck sustained an undisclosed shoulder/collarbone injury Thursday in a preseason game against the Redskins.
Raiders Sign Cornerback Ricky Manning Jr.
The Raiders have signed veteran cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. in a move to add depth to their secondary.
Eli Signs $97.5M Extension With Giants
More than a week after reaching a tentative agreement with the Giants, Eli Manning has finally signed his $97.5 million contract extension.
Broncos Sign Knowshon Moreno
The Broncos and Knowshon Moreno have agreed to a five-year, $23 million contract Friday that includes $13 million in guarantees.
Falcons Lose Douglas, Sign Booker
Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas will miss the 2009 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee.
Jackson Signs Biggest Deal In Chiefs History
Tyson Jackson, the third overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, has agreed to terms with the Chiefs on a five-year deal.
Hackett Reunites With Jim Zorn
The Washington Redskins have signed wide receiver D.J. Hackett and defensive lineman Michael Marquardt.
Toomer Signs With Kansas City
Amani Toomer has signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Patriots Sign Walter, Release Gutierrez
The New England Patriots have signed quarterback Andrew Walter and released quarterback Matt Gutierrez.
Giants Sign Hakeem Nicks To Contract
First-round pick Hakeem Nicks became the last of the Giants' nine picks to agree to a deal on Saturday.
Texans Sign Brian Cushing
Brian Cushing, the Texans' first-round draft choice, has agreed to a contract.