Chargers | Brees Signs One-Year Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 10:54:20 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have signed QB Drew Brees to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Brees was designated as the team's "non-exclusive" franchise player, which means he will receive a salary that is the average of the top five salaried quarterbacks from the 2004 season.

Eagles | Trotter Re-signs - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 10:49:20 -0800
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Philadelphia Eagles and free agent LB Jeremiah Trotter have reached a five-year deal that is worth $15 million and includes a $4 million signing bonus. Trotter visited the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, March 2, and drew interest from at least two other teams, but he rejected a more lucrative deal to return to the Eagles.

Giants | McKenzie Signed to $37.75M Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 10:38:13 -0800
KFFL has learned the New York Giants and free agent OT Kareem McKenzie (Jets) have agreed to a seven-year, $37.75 million deal, which includes a $12.5 million signing bonus.


Chiefs | Rolle to Sign Soon? - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 10:05:28 -0800
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports free agent CB Samari Rolle (Titans) could be signing with the Kansas City Chiefs soon. When asked Thursday, March 3, about a time frame for getting a deal done with the Chiefs, Rolle said: "Probably by tomorrow, I think." Rolle wrapped up his visit with the Chiefs Thursday.

Colts | James Would Like Long-Term Deal Wherever He Goes - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:46:42 -0800
Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts RB Edgerrin James, who was designated as the team's franchise player at $8.1 million, would like a long-term deal no matter where he is playing in the future. "I just want to get a nice deal and know where I'm going," James said Thursday, March 3. "If it's (Miami) or anywhere, let's get it done."

Patriots | Offered More Money to Mason - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:42:18 -0800
Michael Felger, of the Boston Herald, reports according to an NFL Network report, the New England Patriots offered WR Derrick Mason more money than the Baltimore Ravens, who signed Mason to a five-year deal worth $20 million. Mason visited New England and underwent a physical Tuesday, March 1. "It came down to the Ravens and New England," Mason said. "The Ravens stepped to the plate and made things happen for me."

Texans | Sharper Allowed to Seek Trade - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:30:17 -0800
Marc Berman, of KRIV-TV in Houston, reports the Houston Texans are letting LB Jamie Sharper seek a trade following the team's signing of LB Marlon Greenwood.

Texans | Freeman Allowed to Seek Trade - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:30:04 -0800
Marc Berman, of KRIV-TV in Houston, reports the Houston Texans are letting LB Jay Foreman seek a trade following the team's signing of LB Marlon Greenwood.

Raiders | Grant Released - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:30:01 -0800
ESPN.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released LB DeLawrence Grant.

Eagles | Douglas Contract Details - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:29:46 -0800
ESPN.com reports the contract signed by Philadelphia Eagles DE Hugh Douglas is a one-year, $785,000 deal.

Raiders | Cuts Help Team Fit Moss, Jordan Under Cap - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:29:16 -0800
ESPN.com reports the Oakland Raiders were $6.6 million under the salary cap for 2005 entering Thursday, March 3. However, the team had to account for WR Randy Moss' $7.25 million salary and a $1.9 million cap charge on RB LaMont Jordan. By releasing OG Ron Stone and LB DeLawrence Grant, the Raiders saved $3.2 million.

Raiders | Stone Released - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:29:00 -0800
ESPN.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released OG Ron Stone.


Broncos | Gold Contract Details - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:26:32 -0800
ESPN.com reports the contract signed by Denver Broncos LB Ian Gold is a five-year deal worth $22.5 million.

Texans | Payne Contract Details - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:26:27 -0800
ESPN.com reports the contract signed by Houston Texans NT Seth Payne is a four-year deal worth $16 million.


Browns | Negotiations Still Ongoing for Holcomb - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:48:21 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns and QB Kelly Holcomb are believed to be about $2 million apart in order to come to an agreement. The Browns have offered about $8 million over four years, while Holcomb is seeking a $10 million deal. Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said there is no deadline to get the deal done. "We're not lining up and playing tomorrow...," he said. "There's time for both sides to work it out. We'll continue to negotiate and see if things can get closer."

Browns | Interested in T. Brown - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:48:01 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said he would be interested in free agent WR/CB Troy Brown (Patriots).

Browns | Interested in Phifer - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:46:54 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said he would be interested in free agent LB Roman Phifer (Patriots).

Browns | Interested in Law - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:44:59 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said he would be interested in free agent CB Ty Law (Patriots). Law might be brought in for a physical.

Browns | Team to Try Restructuring Brown's Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:37:41 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns will try to restructure DE Courtney Brown's deal.

Bengals | R. Johnson Tender Signing Not Confirmed - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:33:25 -0800
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals have not had confirmation that RB Rudi Johnson has signed the one-year, $6.3 million tender he has accepted. "It's not in danger of him not signing," Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said. "We just have no confirmation that he has signed it yet."


Ravens | Talks Continue With Baxter, But No Agreement - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:18:29 -0800
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports the Baltimore Ravens and CB Gary Baxter continued Thursday, March 3, but there is no indication an agreement will be reached soon.

Vikings | Taylor Visits - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:17:09 -0800
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports free agent WR Travis Taylor (Ravens) visited the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, March 3.

Bears | Fiedler to Visit Soon - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:08:32 -0800
Alex Marvez, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports free agent QB Jay Fiedler (Dolphins) is scheduled to visit the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 8.

Giants | Fiedler Visits - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 07:55:22 -0800
Alex Marvez, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports free agent QB Jay Fiedler (Dolphins) visited the New York Giants Thursday, March 3.

***** | Interested in Dilfer - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 07:51:07 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the San Francisco ***** have shown interest in trading for Seattle Seahawks QB Trent Dilfer.


Redskins | Patten Contract Details - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 07:45:13 -0800
Michael Felger, of the Boston Herald, reports the contract signed by Washington Redskins WR David Patten is a five-year deal worth $13 million, which also includes a $3.5 million signing bonus, according to league sources.

Seahawks | Interested in Surtain? - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 07:33:29 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Miami Dolphins have spoken with the Seattle Seahawks about a potential trade for Dolphins CB Patrick Surtain. Miami is asking for a 2005 second-round pick in return for Surtain. The Seahawks contacted the Dolphins Thursday, March 3, after losing CB Ken Lucas to the Carolina Panthers.

Dolphins | Surtain Trade With Seahawks? - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 07:31:19 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Miami Dolphins have spoken with the Seattle Seahawks about a potential trade for Dolphins CB Patrick Surtain. Miami is asking for a 2005 second-round pick in return for Surtain.

Dolphins | Could Sign Carter Soon - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 07:29:45 -0800
Alex Marvez, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins could agree to contract terms with free agent DE Kevin Carter (Titans) if the Tennessee Titans do not re-sign him. "His first option is to stay with the Titans," said Carter's agent, Harold Lewis. "If it doesn't happen, the next place he wants to go to is without a doubt the Dolphins. He really loved his visit with Miami."

Chiefs | Police & Courts: Eric Warfield - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 07:22:28 -0800
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Eric Warfield was sentenced Thursday, March 3 to 10 days in jail and 80 days of house arrest for drinking and driving. Warfield pleaded no contest in January to a DUI felony charge, due to two prior convictions. Warfield was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.


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Lions | Looking to Land a Safety - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 03:57:23 -0800

Updating previous reports, Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions are determined to land a strong safety during free agency. As reported, the team has turned their attention to free agent SS Kenoy Kennedy (Broncos), who also appears to be interested in joining the Lions.


Dolphins | Kennedy Visit Confirmed by Agent - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 03:50:32 -0800

Updating previous reports, Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports free agent SS Kenoy Kennedy's (Broncos) agent, Vann McElroy, said Kennedy will meet with the Miami Dolphins in the next week.


Cardinals | Griffith to Visit - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 03:49:59 -0800

Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports free agent S Robert Griffith (Browns) is scheduled to meet with the Arizona Cardinals Friday, March 4.


Cardinals | Warner Works Out; Negotiations Begin - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 03:49:37 -0800

Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports the Arizona Cardinals worked out free agent QB Kurt Warner (Giants) Thursday, March 3. The team also began contract negotiations with him, but he left town to meet with other teams. Warner, 33, is seeking a long-term deal.


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Rams | Claiborne to Play MLB - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 20:02:08 -0800
St. Louis Rams LB Chris Claiborne is expected to play middle linebacker next season, reports Nick Wagoner of StLouisRams.com.
No (buzz) really? LOL

Cardinals | Starks Officially Dealt - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 19:54:00 -0800
Updating ongoing reports, according to AZCardianals.com, the Arizona Cardinals have officially traded CB Duane Starks to the New England Patriots in exchange for New England's third-round selection in the 2005 NFL Draft. As part of the deal, the two teams also swapped draft positions in the fifth round of the draft.

Panthers | Still Talking With Fields - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 19:44:00 -0800
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers are in continued contract negotiations with free agent LB Mark Fields, according to general manager Marty Hurney.

NFL | Draft to be Held at NYC's Javits Center - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 18:56:55 -0800
Giants.com reports the 2005 NFL Draft April 23-24 will be held at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the NFL has announced. The Javits Center is located on 22 acres of Manhattan's west side. "We are pleased to be working closely with the Javits Center to continue the tradition of the NFL Draft in New York City," NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said. The NFL Draft has been held in New York City continuously since 1965.

Giants | Hilliard Let Go - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 18:49:48 -0800
Updating previous reports, according to Michael Eisen of Giants.com, the New York Giants have officially released WR Ike Hilliard.

Chargers | Jue Comes Aboard - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 18:45:35 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have signed free agent S Bhawoh Jue (Packers) to a three-year contract, reports Chargers.com. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Raiders | Jordan's Deal Finalized - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 18:38:29 -0800
Updating a previous report, according to Raiders.com, the Oakland Raiders have finalized a deal for free agent RB LaMont Jordan (Jets). As reported, Jordan is set to receive $15.7 million in guarantees over the first three years of the five-year, $27.5 million deal, which includes $7 million in the form of a signing bonus. "We're excited to have him and we believe he's going to be a premier runner for our organization," head coach Norv Turner said.

Broncos | Gold Signed - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 18:36:47 -0800
The Denver Broncos have signed free agent LB Ian Gold (Buccaneers), reports Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com. Terms of the deal were not released.

Jaguars | Add Cap Space - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 18:07:41 -0800
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars gained $3.5 million in salary cap room Thursday, March 3, when the team released three veterans: CB Dewayne Washington, CB Juran Bolden and FB Marc Edwards. The Jaguars now have about $13 million in salary cap room, approximately five million dollars of that will be needed to sign this year's rookie pool.

Browns | Andruzzi Contract Update - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 17:30:15 -0800
Updating previous reports, the contract signed by Cleveland Browns OG Joe Andruzzi was for four years and $9 million, reports Frank Tadych of Patriots.com.

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Redskins | Patten Signs - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 16:43:17 -0800

David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins have signed unrestricted free agent WR David Patten (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal.

Jets | Blaylock Agrees - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 16:13:35 -0800

Dave Hutchinson, of The Star-Ledger, reports the New York Jets have signed unrestricted free agent RB Derrick Blaylock (Chiefs) to a five-year, $11.1 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $3.2 million.

Eagles | Douglas Re-signs - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 15:42:02 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced the re-signing of unrestricted free agent DE Hugh Douglas to a one-year contract. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Seahawks | Attempting to Trade Simmons - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:25:40 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks are attempting to trade veteran LB Anthony Simmons before he is due a $500,000 roster bonus Monday, March 7. As reported, Simmons is expected to be released soon.

Broncos | Okeafor to Visit - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:15:40 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports free agent DE Chike Okeafor (Seahawks) is scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos Thursday, March 3.


Seahawks | Interested in Hill - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:15:35 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports free agent CB Renaldo Hill (Cardinals) has drawn interest from the Seattle Seahawks.


Cardinals | Huff Visits - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:10:30 -0800

AZCardinals.com reports free agent LB Orlando Huff (Seahawks) visited the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, March 3.


Cardinals | Mili Visits - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:07:52 -0800

AZCardinals.com reports free agent TE Itula Mili (Seahawks) visited the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, March 3.


Buccaneers | Talks Continue with Spires - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:07:05 -0800

Roger Mills, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to negotiate with DE Greg Spires on a restructured contract. Spires is due to make $3 million this season, but said he expected to be released if the Buccaneers could not re-work his deal by the start of free agency.


Dolphins | Johnson to Visit - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:06:26 -0800

Roger Mills, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports free agent QB Brad Johnson (Buccaneers) is scheduled to visit the Miami Dolphins next week.


Lions | Johnson to Visit - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:03:19 -0800

Roger Mills, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports free agent QB Brad Johnson (Buccaneers) is scheduled to visit the Detroit Lions next week.


Cowboys | Rivera Signs Five-Year Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 13:50:38 -0800

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed free agent G Marco Rivera (Packers) to a five-year, $20 million contract that includes a $9 million signing bonus. The deal is worth $13.5 million over its first three seasons.

Panthers | Lucas Agrees to Terms on Six-Year Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 13:10:07 -0800

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with CB Ken Lucas (Seahawks) on a contract. KFFL has learned Lucas has agreed to a six-year deal with the team. Complete financial details have yet to be disclosed, but the deal is believed to average $8 million per year over the first two years. The deal is also believed to have a split bonus and will total $13.5 to $14 million over those two years in bonus money.