Things have definitely slowed down since the first couple of days of free agency, but there are still plenty of players joining new teams or re-signing with their old ones.
But first, let’s recap what the Broncos have done. The team has signed 10 free agents thus far, beginning with the All-Pro Brian Dawkins. Next came Correll Buckhalter, Jabar Gaffney and Lonie Paxton. A day after that saw Andra Davis, Renaldo Hill and Darrell Reid come to Denver. Tuesday brought Andre’ Goodman and Ronnie Fields, and yesterday the team signed LaMont Jordan.
Now, onto the rest of the NFL.
Most recently, the big news is that the Cowboys have released wide receiver Terrell Owens. What do y’all think about this move by team owner Jerry Jones?
Yesterday, the Ravens and Ray Lewis were able to reach a deal that will keep the All-Pro linebacker in Baltimore. They also added former Vikings Pro Bowl center Matt Birk.
After testing the free agent market and talking with the 49ers, Kurt Warner has signed a two-year deal to return to the Arizona Cardinals.
With wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh leaving the Bengals to join the Seattle Seahawks, the Bengals signed former Jets receiver Laveranues Coles to a four-year deal. Cincinnati also re-signed running back Cedric Benson.
With the Bengals expected to sign quarterback J.T. O’Sullivan, the 49ers have brought in former Chiefs QB Damon Huard. San Francisco also picked up former Redskins defensive end Demetric Evans.
Phillip Buchanon was one of the big free agent names at cornerback, but he’s no longer on the market after signing on with the Detroit Lions.
The Giants have added a number of big names to their defense, signing former Cowboys defensive end Chris Canty, former Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard and former Falcons linebacker Michael Boley. They most recently added help at safety by signing former Houston Texan C.C. Brown.
It looked for a while like cornerback Drayton Florence, who spent 2008 with the Jaguars, might return to his old team of the San Diego Chargers. Instead, he has signed with the Buffalo Bills.
Safety Jim Leonhard, formerly a Baltimore Raven, has joined old teammate Bart Scott by signing with the New York Jets.
The Dolphins added to their offensive line by picking up free agent center Jake Groves.
Running back Derrick Ward visited with a number of teams, but in the end, it was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that landed the former New York Giant.
After losing Albert Haynesworth to the Skins, the Tennessee Titans added depth along the defensive line by signing former Bucs defensive tackle Jovan Haye. They also got help at receiver by signing former Steeler Nate Washington.
Another big name at cornerback, Ron Bartell, didn’t stay on the open market for too long. He has re-signed with the St. Louis Rams.
Defensive tackle Colin Cole signed a five-year deal with the Seahawks rather than re-join the Packers.
After trading away Sage Rosenfels to the Vikings, the Texans were in need of a backup to Matt Schaub. They found their man in former Lion Dan Orlovsky.
And the Buccaneers were able to reach a deal to keep receiver Michael Clayton around for five more years.
– Adam Zinser, DenverBroncos.com