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Eagles Release Garcia, Sign Trotter
The Eagles have released quarterback Jeff Garcia and signed veteran linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. "Jeremiah Trotter has always been one of my favorite players," coach Andy Reid told the Associated Press. "He has worked very hard to keep himself in shape and we are pleased with where he is physically. We are excited to give him an opportunity to contribute to our football team." Trotter, 32, last played with Tampa Bay in December 2007.
Houston Signs Bernard Pollard
Bernard Pollard signed with the Houston Texans on Thursday. Pollard, 24, was Kansas City's second-round pick in 2006. He started 16 games last season for David Gibbs, who is in his first season as the Texans' secondary coach. Last season, Pollard had 84 unassisted tackles, and he was a surprise cut by the Chiefs in the last roster reduction this season.
Chargers Sign DT Alfonso Boone
To help fill the void created when Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jamal Williams was placed on Reserve-Injured due to a tricep injury, the Chargers signed nine-year veteran Alfonso Boone to bolster depth along the defensive line. Boone, who played under Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for three years and defensive line coach Don Johnson two years with the Chicago Bears, signed a one-year contract with San Diego. The 6-5, 305-pound Boone has appeared in 113 games in his career with 37 starts. To make room for Boone on the roster, the team released defensive end Andre Coleman.
Bills Give McGee Extension
The Bills have signed cornerback Terrence McGee to multi-year contract extension. McGee missed Buffalo's practice on Friday with back spasms and could miss Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. He was playing in the final year of a four-year extension signed in 2005.
Colts Sign Hank Baskett
The Colts signed Hank Baskett, a 27-year-old free agent who played three-plus seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, to a one-year contract today and he was on the practice field this afternoon. ?It?s good to have another veteran," Colts quarterback Peyton Manning said. ?Hopefully we can catch him up to speed as much as possible so if we had to put him in there to play he?d be ready. ?It?s a lot of offense to learn in a couple of days, but he?s been in a complicated offense in Philadelphia and he?s a veteran. He can only help us.??
Wade Agrees To Deal With Kansas City
Former Vikings receiver Bobby Wade has caught on with the Chiefs. Wade signed a one-year contract with Kansas City on Monday, according to agent Jerome Stanley. Chiefs head coach Todd Haley was Wade's receivers coach during his rookie year with the Bears. "He liked what coach Haley was building in KC," Stanley told the Pioneer Press. "In a lot of ways, it's similar to what he came to in Minnesota, with a different architect."
Delhomme To Start; Carolina Adds Feeley
Jake Delhomme will start at quarterback against the Falcons this week, but the Panthers have added A.J. Feeley to the mix. Delhomme has committed 11 turnovers over the team's last two games, dating back to their playoff loss to the Cardinals. "It's like Tiger Woods doesn't win every tournament. [Roger] Federer doesn't win every tournament," Carolina coach John Fox said. "There's a lot of people out there that practice and get paid, too." Feeley, who was cut by the Eagles earlier this month, agreed to a contract with the Panthers and was expected to arrive in town on Monday night. He'll replace Josh McCown, who the team placed on the IR.
Eagles Sign TE Alex Smith
The Eagles have signed veteran tight end Alex Smith to a one-year deal. Smith was released by the Patriots on Sunday. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the deal is worth $1 million. The team released tight end Tony Curtis to make room for Smith, a third-round pick of Tampa Bay in 2005.
Steelers Sign Hartwig To Extension
Pittsburgh has signed center Justin Hartwig to a three-year contract extension. The signing comes just two days before their season opener against the Titans on Thursday night. Steelers management has a policy of not negotiating with players during the regular season.
Seattle Replaces Russell With Milloy
The Seahawks cut safety Brian Russell, but appear to have signed veteran Lawyer Milloy. "It's official ... .I'm a Seahawk! Let's go!!!!" Milloy posted on his Twitter page on Saturday. The deal is not yet official, but is expected to become so soon.
Broncos Sign DE Vonnie Holliday
Denver has completed a deal with defensive end Vonnie Holliday.