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NFL Free Agency Scorecard
By Jim Thomas
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
04/06/2006
Saints Brees
Quarterback Drew Brees (center) was signed away from San Diego by the New Orleans Saints.
(AP)

On March 10, Post-Dispatch football writer Jim Thomas ran his annual list of the top available free agents. Just four weeks later, the shelves have been picked clean. Of the 45 players listed, 40 have signed new contracts. Here’s a rundown of who’s gone where; and for how much.


QUARTERBACK


Drew Brees, San Diego
To New Orleans, 6 years, $60 million, $8 million signing bonus.

Jon Kitna, Cincinnati
To Detroit, 4 years, $11.5 million, $3.5 million signing bonus.

Josh McCown, Arizona
To Detroit, 2 years, $6 million, $2 million signing bonus.

Anthony Wright, Baltimore
Still looking.

Charlie Batch, Pittsbugh
Re-signed with Steelers, 3 years, $4.22 million, $800,000 signing bonus.


RUNNING BACK


Shaun Alexander, Seattle
Re-signed with Seahawks, 8 years, $62 million, $11.5 million signing bonus.

Edgerrin James, Indianapolis
To Arizona, 4 years, $30 million, $7.5 million signing bonus.

Jamal Lewis, Baltimore
Re-signed with Ravens, 3 years, $26 million, $5 million signing bonus.

Ahman Green, Green Bay
Re-signed with Packers, 1 year, $2 million, $500,000 signing bonus.

Mike Anderson, Denver
To Baltimore, 4 years, $8 million, $2 million signing bonus.


WIDE RECEIVER


Antwaan Randle El, Pittsburgh
To Washington, 7 years, $30.25 million, $5 million signing bonus.

Antonio Bryant, Cleveland
To San Francisco, 4 years, $15 million, $4 million signing bonus.

David Givens, New England
To Tennessee, 5 years, $24 million, $6 million signing bonus.

Joe Jurevicius, Seattle
To Cleveland, 4 years, $10 million, $2.5 million signing bonus.

Corey Bradford, Houston
To Detroit, 4 years, $7.4 million, $2 million signing bonus.


FULLBACK/TIGHT END


Mack Strong, FB, Seattle
Re-signed with Seahawks, 3 years, $3.16 million, $500,000 signing bonus.

Tony Richardson, FB, Kansas City
To Minnesota, 2 years, $2.155 million, no signing bonus.

Jeb Putzier, TE, Denver
To Houston, 4 years, 7.45 million, $1.815 million signing bonus.

Matt Schobel, TE, Cincinnati
To Philadelphia, 5 years, $6 million, $600,000 signing bonus.

Dan Campbell, TE, Dallas
To Detroit, 5 years, $11.3 million, $2.2 million signing bonus.


OFFENSIVE LINE


LeCharles Bentley, C, New Orleans
To Cleveland, 6 years, $36 million, $12 million signing bonus.

Jon Runyan, T, Philadelphia
Re-signed with Eagles, 3 years, $12.45 million, no signing bonus.

Stephen Neal, G, New England
Re-signed with Patriots, 4 years, $10.5 million, $3.2 million signing bonus.

Justin Hartwig, C, Tennessee
To Carolina, 5 years, $17 million, $5 million signing bonus.

Jeff Mitchell, C, Carolina
Still looking.


DEFENSIVE LINE


Rocky Bernard, DT, Seattle
Re-signed with Seahawks, 3 years, $13 million, $5.4 million signing bonus.

Ryan Pickett, DT, Rams
To Green Bay, 4 years, $14 million, $2 million signing bonus.

Darren Howard, DE, New Orleans
To Philadelphia, 6 years, $30.5 million, $3.5 million signing bonus.

Aaron Kampman, DE, Green Bay
Re-signed with Packers, 4 years, $21 million, $8 million signing bonus.

Sam Adams, DT, Buffalo
To Cincinnati, 3 years, $7.5 million, signing bonus unavailable.


LINEBACKERS


Julian Peterson, OLB, San Francisco
To Seattle, 7 years, $54 million, $11.5 million signing bonus.

Derek Smith, MLB, San Francisco
Re-signed with *****, 3 years, $14 million, $6 million signing bonus.

Will Witherspoon, OLB, Carolina
To Rams, 6 years, $33 million, $9 million signing bonus.

David Thornton, OLB, Indianapolis
To Tennessee, 5 years, $22.25 million, $7 million signing bonus.

Tommy Polley, OLB, Baltimore
Still looking.


DEFENSIVE BACKS


Chris Hope, FS, Pittsburgh
To Tennessee, 6 years, $30.6 million, $5 million signing bonus.

Lawyer Milloy, SS, Buffalo
To Atlanta, 3 years, $6 million, $2.5 million signing bonus.

Ty Law, CB, New York Jets
Still looking.

Adam Archuleta, SS, Rams
To Washington, 7 years, $35.18 million, $5 million signing bonus.

Sam Madison, CB , Miami
To New York Giants, 4 years, $7.4 million, $2 million signing bonus.


PUNTER/KICKER


Adam Vinatieri, K, New England
To Indianapolis, 5 years, $12 million, $3.5 million signing bonus.

Mike Vanderjagt, K, Indianapolis
To Dallas, 3 years, $5.5 million, $2.5 million signing bonus.

Ryan Longwell, K, Green Bay
To Minnesota, 5 years, $10 million, $3 million signing bonus.

Jason Baker, P, Carolina
Re-signed with Panthers, 2 years, $1.8 million, $400,000 signing bonus.

Todd Peterson, K, Atlanta
Still looking.

(Note: Sources for contract figures are the NFL Players Association, published reports, and player agents.)