10:05 a.m. MST: As is often the case, the first day of free agency was pretty hectic with a lot of signings all around the league.
Things could slow down a little bit today, but you never know. It does seem pretty quiet out there right now though.
It was great to see everyone getting so involved on the blog yesterday, and as more moves are announced today, please keep commenting and posing questions.
As for us here at Dove Valley, there’s no official news from the team yet, but we are picking up on some chatter that we might be hearing something soon. If and when that happens, we’ll let you know.
10:11 a.m. MST: Looking through the NFL’s free agent tracker, it looks like at least one move has gone through since last night. Tight end Sean McHugh has re-signed with the Steelers.
11:18 a.m. MST: In case you haven’t heard already, former New England QB Matt Cassel is now a Kansas City Chief. The two teams have just completed a trade that will send Cassel to Kansas City.
11:37 a.m. MST: The terms of the deal between the Chiefs and Patriots aren’t yet known, but what do y’all think about the trade?
11:57 a.m. MST: And we have another transaction. Former Titans wide receiver Brandon Jones has signed on with the San Francisco 49ers.
12:05 p.m. MST: *** AND IT’S OFFICIAL *** — Brian Dawkins is a Bronco. The team has officially announced the signing. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but he brings his 13 years of experience, seven Pro Bowls and five AP All-Pro nods to Denver.
The team has also announced that Dawkins will be introduced to the media here at Dove Valley in a press conference set for 1:30 p.m. MST. We will have a live blog from the press conference, though technical difficulties will prevent us from streaming the video live. We will upload the video onto DenverBroncos.com as soon as possible afterwards. We will also have a photo gallery highlighting Dawkins’ career.
Broncos TV will also sit down with Dawkins for a one-on-one interview after the press conference, and that will be on the site ASAP.
12:45 p.m. MST: Click here to take a look at a photo gallery covering Dawkins’ career. We’ll add more to it after the press conference this afternoon.
1:16 p.m. MST: I’m switching over to a new blog post, live from the team meeting room for Dawkins’ press conference. Head over there to follow along.
1:26 p.m. MST: More free agency updates before Dawkins takes the podium. The Detroit Lions have traded quarterback Jon Kitna to the Dallas Cowboys, and the Jets have officially required cornerback Lito Sheppard in a trade with the Eagles.
1:29 p.m. MST: The Lions have picked up former Titans cornerback Eric King.
– Adam Zinser, DenverBroncos.com