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ArlingtonTexan
11-13-2004, 08:08 PM
2005 NFL FREE AGENT LIST (from profootballdraft.com)

This list has been divided into NFC/AFC by me to fit onto the post. This is the NFC. The AFC is only a message down. I make no guarantees the accuracy of the list.
Here is the latest version of our 2005 NFL Free Agent List. This list will likely undergo some changes between now and the start of the free agent period because of various salary cap cuts, additions, omissions, and contract opt outs.

ERFA-Exclusive Rights Free Agent
RFA-Restricted Free Agent
FA-Unrestricted Free Agent


Chicago

ERFA-OL Steve Edwards

RFA-TE John Gilmore, SS Bobby Gray, G Terence Metcalf, TE John Owens, RB Adrian Peterson

FA-OL Aaron Gibson, CB Todd McMillon, RB Anthony Thomas

Detroit Lions

ERFA-TE Casey Fitzsimmons

RFA-WR Eddie Drummond, OT Victor Rogers, CB Andre Goodman, CB Chris Cash

UFA-QB Mike McMahon, QB Rick Mirer, WR Tai Streets, TE Stephen Alexander, RT Stockar McDougle, C Dominic Raiola, G Tyrone Hopson, DT Shaun Rogers, DT Marcus Bell, DT Kelvin Pritchett, OLB Donte Curry, ILB Wali Rainer, CB Danion Sidney, SS Bracy Walker, LS Jody Littleton, P Nick Harris

Possible franchise Player in 2005: Shaun Rogers

Green Bay Packers

RFA- Kevin Barry OL, Aaron Kampman DE, Najeh Davenport RB, Paris Lenon LB, Tony Fisher RB, Craig Nall QB

UFA-Marco Rivera OG, Bubba Franks TE, Hannibal Navies LB, David Martin TE, Torrance Marshall, LB, Doug Pederson QB, Bhawoh Jue S, Curtis Fuller S, Bryan Barker P, Kelvin Kight WR, Jason Horton CB, Nick Rogers LB, Cullen Jenkins DT, Ben Steele TE


Minnesota

ERFA- DB Oliver Celestin, OG Anthony Herrera, QB Shaun Hill, WR Ryan Hoag, WR Aaron Hosack, C Brandon Newton, RB Butchie Wallace, LB Max Yates

RFA- OT Adam Haayer, CB Rhett Nelson

UFA-K Morten Andersen, WR Kelly Campbell, OLB Chris Claiborne, C Chris Conaty, OG David Dixon, QB Gus Frerotte, DT Chris Hovan, OLB Keith Newman, SS Willie Offord, CB Derek Ross, FS Brian Russell, TE Jermaine Wiggins, CB Brian Williams

Arizona Cardinals

ERFA-OL-Jeremy Bridges, CB- Dyshod Carter, TE- Lorenzo Diamond, WR- Reggie Newhouse

RFA- FS-Quentin Harris, LS- Nathan Hodel, DL- Ross Kolodziej, QB- Josh McCown, WR- Nathan Poole

UFA-CB- Renaldo Hill, TE- Freddie Jones, LB- Ronald McKinnon, FS- Ifeanyi Ohalete, RB- Emmitt Smith, OL- Cameron Spikes, DB- Michael Stone, CB- Robert Tate, DE- Kyle Vanden Bosch, SS- Adrian Wilson

Seattle Seahawks

RFA-CB Kris Richard, DT Rocky Bernard, S Terreal Bierria, TE Ryan Hannam

UFA-QB Matt Hasselbeck, RB Shaun Alexander, OT Walter Jones, DE Chike Okeafor, DE Brandon Mitchell, OG Chris Gray, OG Floyd Womack, MLB Orlando Huff, WR Alex Bannister, FB Heath Evans, P Tom Rouen, C Robbie Tobeck, CB Ken Lucas, QB Brock Huard, TE Itula Mili

Franchise Player in 2004: OT Walter Jones. Possible Franchise Players in 2005: QB Matt Hasselbeck, RB Shaun Alexander, OT Walter Jones



San Francisco 49ers

ERFA-DT Tony Brown, CB/S Dewaine Carpenter, LB Ray Wells

RFA-OLB Saleem Rasheed, OG/OT Kyle Kosier, OG Eric Heittman, WR Cedrick Wilson, CB Jimmy Williams

UFA- FS Ronnie Heard, TE Kevin Ware, OG Rob Murphy, WR Curtis Conway, K Todd Peterson, C Brock Guttierez, RB Terry Jackson, T Jerome Davis, LB Brandon Moore

Franchise Player in 2004: Julian Peterson. Possible Franchise Players in 2005: Julian Peterson

St. Louis Rams

ERFA-CB Dwight Anderson, WR Mike Furrey, RB Arlen Harris, G Blaine Saipaia, OT Scott Tercero, LB Jeremy Loyd

RFA-LB Trev Faulk, FB Joey Goodspeed, LS Chris Massey

FA-G Darnell Alford, TE Cam Cleeland, S Rich Coady, G Chris Dishman, DE Bryce Fisher, DE Erik Flowers, P Sean Landeta, WR Dane Looker, S Justin Lucas, G Tom Nutten, OT Orlando Pace, LB Tommy Polley, S Aeneas Williams, S Zack Bronson

Franchise Player in 2004: Orlando Pace. Possible Franchise Player in 2005: Orlando Pace

Atlanta Falcons

ERFA-TE Dwayne Blakely, S Travis Robinson

RFA-G Martin Bibla, S Kevin McCadam, OT Kevin Shaffer, G Michael Moore

FA-CB Aaron Beasley, QB Ty Detmer, LB Jamie Duncan, K Jay Feely, G Roberto Garza, G Steve Herndon, LB Eric Johnson, CB Kevin Mathis, FB Stanley Pritchett, CB/RS Allen Rossum, LB Matt Stewart, LB Artie Ulmer, S Keion Carpenter, DE Karon Riley, S Travis Robinson

Carolina Panthers

ERFA-Antoine Burns WR, Jordan Carstens DT, Joey Harris RB, Eddie Johnson DB, Omari Johnson DT, Dave Kadela OG, Sultan McCullough RB, Rod Rutherford QB, Sean Tufts

RFA-Vinny Ciurciu MLB, Tron Lafavor DT, Nick Maddox RB, Tutan Reyes OG

FA-Brian Allen OLB, Jessie Armstead OLB, Brandon Bennett RB, Mark Fields OLB William Hampton CB, Karl Hankton WR, Mike Houghton ROT, Kavika Pittman DE, Kemp Rasmussen DE, Damien Richardson FS, Micah Ross WR, Rod Smart RB, Tavares Tillman FS, Rich Tylski OG, Dante Wesley CB, Matt Willig RPT Will Witherspoon OLB

New Orleans Saints

ERFA-WR Talman Gardner, DT Howard Green, DT Shaun Smith

RFA-LB James Allen, LB Roger Knight, S Mel Mitchell

FA-S Jay Bellamy, DE Tony Bryant, RB Ki-Jana Carter, CB Jason Craft, S Steve Gleason, TE Lamont Hall, LB Sedrick Hodge, LS Kevin Houser, DE Darren Howard, RB Fred McAfee, DB Monty Montgomery, T Victor Riley

Franchise Player in 2004: Darren Howard. Possible Franchise Player in 2005: Darren Howard.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

ERFA-T Anthony Davis, C Scott Jackson, DE Charles Alston, DT Jon Bradley, C Scott Jackson, TE Nate Lawrie, WR Derek McCoy, WR DeAndrew Rubin, RB Ian Smart, CB Ronyell Whitaker

RFA-TE Will Heller, WR Edell Shepherd

FA-WR Tim Brown, MLB Keith Burns, G Cosey Coleman, FB Greg Comella, FB Jameel Cook, DT Chartric Darby, TE Ken Dilger, TE Rickey Dudley, WR Joey Galloway, QB Jason Garrett, FS John Howell, CB Corey Ivy, WR Charles Lee, TE Dave Moore, WR Frank Murphy, OLB Ryan Nece, WR Bill Schroeder , SS Dwight Smith, RB Jamal White

Dallas Cowboys

ERFA-OLB Kalen Thorton, CB Lance Frazier, LB Ryan Fowler, RB Reshard Lee, P Matt McBriar, G Ben Noll, LB Brett Pierce, LB Scott Shanle, RB Eric Bickerstaff, DT Jermaine Brooks, S Steve Cargile, WR Tom Crowder, RB Kaylon Kincade, FB Lousaka Polite, TE Sean Ryan, CB Jeff Sanchez, CB Lenny Williams, S Keith Davis

RFA-C/G Tyson Walter, CB Pete Hunter, K Billy Cundiff, T Kurt Vollers

FA-RB Eddie George, C/G Matt Lehr, S Lynn Scott, S Tony Dixon, QB Vinny Testaverde, WR Dedric Ward, CB Tyrone Williams

New York Giants

ERFA-WR Willie Ponder, OT Greg Walker, CB Frank Walker, LB, TJ Halloway, S Curry Burns, WR Derrick Ward, DT Kendrick Allen, LB James Maxwell, OG Wayne Lucier

RFA-S Jack Brewer

FA-RB Ron Dayne, FB Jim Finn, RB Michael Cloud, QB Jesse Palmer, OT Brandon Winey, DE Lance Legree, K Steve Christie, QB Kurt Warner

Philadelphia Eagles

ERFA-Roderick Hood CB, Alonzo Ephraim C, Quintin Mikell S

RFA-Brian Westbrook RB, Ian Allen OT

FA-Derrick Burgess, DE, Jermane Mayberry, G/T, Corey Simon, DT Jon Ritchie, FB, Jeff Blake, QB, Correll Buckhalter, RB, Keith Adams, LB Jeremiah Trotter, LB, Dorsey Levens, RB, Hugh Douglas, DE

Washington Redskins

ERFA-QB Tim Hasselbeck, DE Ron Warner, S Andre Lott, RB John Simon

RFA-S Pat Dennis, DE Demetric Evans, DB Todd Franz, LB Lemar Marshall, LB Antonio Pierce, CB Fred Smoot

FA-LS Ethan Albright, OL Ray Brown, FB Rock Cartwright, S Jason Doering, TE Brian Kozlowski, DT Joe Salave'a, FB Mike Sellers, WR James Thrash

Franchised Players in 2004: Champ Bailey. No Franchise Players expected in 2005.

ArlingtonTexan
11-13-2004, 08:15 PM
Buffalo Bills

ERFA-LS Jon Dorenbos, LB Josh Stamer

RFA-RB Joe Burns, G Mike Pucillo, CB Kevin Thomas

UFA-OT Jonas Jennings, DT Pat Williams, OT Marcus Price, FS Izell Reese, QB Shane Matthews, TE Ryan Neufeld, WR Drew Haddad

New England Patriots

ERFA-LB Eric Alexander, RB Kory Chapman, S Scott Farley, WR Cedric James, DT Ethan Kelley, LB Justin Kurpeikia, C/G Gene Mruczkowski, DL Buck Rasmussen, G Billy Yates

RFA-T Tom Ashworth, WR David Givens, T Brandon Gorin, DL Jarvis Green, WR Kevin Kasper, CB Earthwind Moreland, G Stephen Neal

FA-RB Rabih Abdullah, G Joe Andruzzi, DL Rodney Bailey, S Je'Rod Cherry, LB Don Davis, T Adrian Klemm, QB Jim Miller, FB Patrick Pass, WR David Patten, K Adam Vinatieri

New York Jets

ERFA-G Brandon Moore

RFA-TE Chris Baker, G Jonathan Goodwin, G Dave Yovanovits

FA-TE Anthony Becht, DE John Abraham, CB Terrell Buckley, DT Josh Evans, DT Jason Ferguson, P Toby Gowin, LB Jason Glenn, DT Alan Harper, RB Lamont Jordan, RT Kareem McKenzie, DT James Reed, LB Kenyatta Wright

No Franchised Players in 2004. Possible Franchised Players in 2005: John Abraham

Miami Dolphins

ERFA-WR/KR Wes Welker, WR Kendall Newson, G Eric Wilson

RFA-RB Leonard Henry, C/G Seth McKinney, DT Dario Romero

FA-QB Sage Rosenfels, S Sammy Knight, RB Travis Minor, CB Jimmy Wyrick, LB Morlon Greenwood, TE Ed Perry, DE Bryan Robinson, S Shawn Wooden

Baltimore Ravens

ERFA-Calvin Carlyle CB, Josh Harris QB, Zach Norton CB, Brian Rimpf LOT, B. J. Sams RB/RS, Demetrin Veal DE, Daniel Wilcox TE

RFA-Damion Cook OT, Will Demps FS, Darnell Dinkins TE, Terry Jones TE, Maake Kemoeatu OG, Freddie Milons WR, Bart Scott LB, Chad Williams S, Dave Zastudil P, Matt Zielinski DT

FA-Bennie Anderson ROG, Gary Baxter CB, Ethan Brooks OT, Dale Carter CB, Marques Douglass DE, Edgerton Hartwell ILB, Joey Mases LS, Casey Rabach OG/C, Wade Richey K, Deion Sanders CB/WR/PR, T. J. Slaughter LB, Kordell Stewart QB/WR, Chester Taylor RB, Travis Taylor WR, Adalius Thomas OLB/DE, Raymond Walls CB

Franchise Player in 2004:Chris McAllister. No Franchise Players expected in 2005.

Cincinnati Bengals

ERFA-S Anthony Mitchell, C Thatcher Szalay, DT Terrance Martin

RFA-CB Rashad Bauman, CB Reggie Myles, LB Marcus Wilkins

FA-P Kyle Richardson, RB Rudi Johnson, RB Kenny Watson, LB Nate Webster, LB Frank Chamberlin, C Jerry Fontenot, DL Carl Powell, C Rich Braham, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, DT Tony Williams

Cleveland Browns

ERFA-OT Kirk Chambers, P Derrick Frost, DE Felip Claybrookes, LB Chris Clemons, OT Lewis Dawson, DT Nick Eason, WR CJ Jones, FB Corey McIntyre, CB Christian Morton

RFA-LB Kevin Bentley, MLB Andra Davis, G Melvin Fowler, OT Joaquin Gonzalez, TE Keith Heinrich, OG Chad Beasley, LB Ben Taylor

FA-LB Barry Gardner, CB Anthony Henry, QB Kelly Holcomb, LB Warrick Holdman, WR James Jackson, WR Andre King, DE Tyrone Rogers, CB Lewis Sanders, LB Eric Westmoreland, OG Paul Zukauskas

Pittsburgh Steelers

ERFA-Dante Brown RB, Sean Morey WR, Bo Lacy OT, Eric Taylor DE/DT, Grant Bowman DT, Dedrick Roper LB, Vontez Duff CB

RFA-Verron Haynes RB, Lee Mays WR, Brett Keisel DE, Larry Foote LB, Chris Hope FS, Jeff Reed K

FA-Charlie Batch QB, Mike Quinn QB, Plaxico Burress WR, Matt Cushing TE, Barrett Brooks OT, Oliver Ross OT, Kendrick Clancy DT, Kendrell Bell LB, Willie Williams CB, Ainsley Battles SS, Tyrone Carter FS

Houston Texans

ERFA-Jason Anderson, JJ Moses, Bryan Pittman

RFA-Jarrod Baxter, Milford Brown, Troy Evans, Demarcus Faggins, Matt Murphy, Jonathan Wells

FA-Tony Banks, Jason Bell, Marcus Bell, Corey Bradford, Junior Ioane, Marlon McCree, Moran Norris, Seth Payne, DaShon Polk, Corey Sears, Jason Simmons, Marcus Spears, Kenny Wright
Indianapolis Colts

RFA-MLB Gary Brackett, CB Joseph Jefferson, CB Donald Strickland

FA-FS Idrees Bashir, SS Cory Bird, DE Raheem Brock, G Rick DeMulling, T Ryan Diem, CB Mike Echols, CB Nick Harper, RB Edgerrin James, MLB Rob Morris UFA, RB James Mungro, OLB Jim Nelson, G Tupe Peko, RB Dominic Rhodes, OLB David Thornton, WR Troy Walters

No Franchise Players in 2004. Possible Franchise Players in 2005: Edgerrin James

Jacksonville Jaguars

RFA-Cortez Hankton, Brian Jones, Nick Sorensen, Tony Gilbert

UFA-Donovan Darius, Rob Meier, Kiwaukee Thomas, Lionel Barnes, Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, Troy Edwards, Deke Cooper, Jason Gildon, Bob Whitfield, Mike Compton, Willie Blade

Franchise Player in 2004: Donovan Darius. Possible Franchise Player in 2005: Donovan Darius.

Tennessee Titans

ERFA- Jarret Payton, Lane Danielson, Todd DeVoe, Casey Cramer, Shawn Johnson

RFA- Ken Amato, Justin Hartwig, Carlos Hall, Rocky Calmus, Justin Ena, Brad Kassell, Lamont Thompson

FA- Doug Johnson, Eddie Berlin, Andre Dyson, Scott McGarrahan, Gary Andersen


Denver Broncos

ERFA-Santonio Beard RB, Romar Crenshaw WR, Matt Mauck QB, Bryant McNeal DE, Cecil Sapp RB, Bradlee Van Pelt QB

RFA-Dorsett Davis DT, Chris Young SS

FA-Sam Brandon, Kris Briggs RB, Carlisle Cooper OG, Marco Coleman DE, Luther Ellis DT, Ben Hamilton OG, Patrick Hape TE, Reggie Hayward DE, Garrison Hearst RB, Kenoy Kennedy SS, Micah Knorr P, Mike Leach TE, Anton Palepoi DE, Monsanto Pope DT, Jeb Putzier TE, Donnie Spragan OLB

Kansas City Chiefs

ERFA-DT Montique Sharpe, K Lawrence Tynes, RB Ronnie Cruz, RB Omar Easy, S Scott Connot, S Shaunard Harts, TE Aaron Golliday, OL Jonathan Ingram, OL Matt Miller

RFA-LB Scott Fujita, LB Quinton Caver

FA-QB Todd Collins, QB Damon Huard, RB Derrick Blaylock, TE Kendall Gammon

Oakland Raiders

ERFA-Ronald Curry WR/QB, DeJuan Green RB, Brad Lekkerkerker OT, Keyon Nash S, David Rivers QB, LaShaun Walker WR

RFA-Marques Anderson SS, Tim Johnson ILB, J. R. Niklos RB/FB, Langston Walker ROT, Joe Wong OT

FA-Jarrod Cooper DB, Bobby Hamilton DE, Clarence Love CB, J. R. Redmon RB/FB, Chad Slaughter OT, Ronald Stone OG, David Terrell DB, Charles Woodson CB, Amos Zereoue RB, WR Jerry Porter**

Franchise Player in 2004: Charles Woodson. Possible Franchise Player in 2005: Charles Woodson

San Diego Chargers

ERFA-WR Malcolm Floyd, WR Quinnie Shaw, CB Brandon Haw, RB Calvin Murray, S Rob Butler, T Carlos Joseph, T Reese Hicks, DE Robert Pollard, TE Brock Edwards, TE Antonio Gates, S Hanik Milligan, LB Stephen Cooper, DT Jacques Cesaire, G Chris Dielman

RFA-RB Jesse Chatman, C/G David Brandt, DT Dequnicy Scott, TE Justin Peele, DT Eric Downing

FA-QB Drew Brees, FS Jerry Wilson, LB Zeke Moreno, C/G Bob Hallen, WR Bobby Shaw, RB/KR Leon Johnson

No franchise players in 2004. Possible Franchise Players in 2005: Drew Brees
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ArlingtonTexan
11-14-2004, 09:23 AM
Position listing from thehuddlereport.com

PRELIMINARY LIST OF 2005 FREE AGENT CLASS
players are not ranked
by Aaron Freeman
QUARTERBACKS
Charlie Batch, Steelers
Tony Banks, Texans
Jeff Blake, Eagles
Drew Brees, Chargers
Ty Detmer, Falcons
Gus Frerotte, Vikings
Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks
Tim Hasselbeck, Redskins (RFA)
Kelly Holcomb, Browns
Brock Huard, Seahawks
Damon Huard, Chiefs
Josh McCown, Cardinals (RFA)
Mike McMahon, Lions
Jim Miller, Patriots
Rick Mirer, Lions
Doug Pederson, Packers
Sage Rosenfels, Dolphins
Kordell Stewart, Ravens
Vinny Testaverde, Cowboys
Kurt Warner, Giants


RUNNING BACKS
Shaun Alexander, Seahawks
Derrick Blaylock, Chiefs
Correll Buckhalter, Eagles
Jesse Chatman, Chargers (RFA)
Mike Cloud, Giants
Najeh Davenport, Packers (RFA)
Ron Dayne, Giants
Tony Fisher, Packers (RFA)
Eddie George, Cowboys
Verron Haynes, Steelers (RFA)
Garrison Hearst, Broncos
James Jackson, Browns
Edgerrin James, Colts
Leon Johnson, Chargers
Rudi Johnson, Bengals
LaMont Jordan, Jets
Travis Minor, Dolphins
James Mungro, Colts (RFA)
J.R. Redmond, Raiders
Dominic Rhodes, Colts
John Simon, Redskins
Rod Smart, Panthers
Antowain Smith, Titans
Emmitt Smith, Cardinals
Anthony Thomas, Bears
Jonathan Wells, Texans (RFA)
Brian Westbrook, Eagles (RFA)
Jamel White, Buccaneers
Amos Zereoue, Raiders


FULLBACKS
Jarrod Baxter, Texans (RFA)
Rock Cartwright, Redskins (RFA)
Greg Comella, Buccaneers
Jameel Cook, Buccaneers
Omar Easy, Chiefs (RFA)
Heath Evans, Seahawks
Jim Finn, Giants
Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, Jaguars (RB)
Joey Goodspeed, Rams (RFA)
Terry Jackson, 49ers
Jamar Martin, Dolphins (RFA)
Moran Norris, Texans
Patrick Pass, Patriots
Alan Ricard, Ravens
Tony Richardson, Chiefs
Jon Ritchie, Eagles
Stephen Trejo, Lions



WIDE RECEIVERS
Alex Bannister, Seahawks
Eddie Berlin, Titans
Corey Bradford, Texans
Tim Brown, Buccaneers
Troy Brown, Patriots
Plaxico Burress, Steelers
Kelly Campbell, Vikings (RFA)
Jonathan Carter, Jets (RFA)
Curtis Conway, 49ers
Ronald Curry, Raiders (RFA)
Chris Doering, Steelers
Eddie Drummond, Lions (RFA)
Troy Edwards, Jagaurs
Joey Galloway, Buccaneers
David Givens, Patriots (RFA)
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Bengals
Charles Lee, Buccaneers
Dane Looker, Rams (RFA)
David Patten, Patriots
Nate Poole, Cardinals (RFA)
Jerry Porter, Raiders
Bill Schroeder, Buccaneers
Brandon Stokley, Colts
Tai Streets, Lions
Travis Taylor, Ravens
Troy Walters, Colts
Dedric Ward, Cowboys
Cedrick Wilson, 49ers


TIGHT ENDS
Stephen Alexander, Lions
Chris Baker, Jets (RFA)
Anthony Becht, Jets
Cam Cleeland, Rams
Matt Cushing, Steelers
Ken Dilger, Buccaneers
Rickey Dudley, Buccaneers
Christian Fauria, Patriots
Zeron Flemister, Patriots
Bubba Franks, Packers
Patrick Hape, Broncos
Freddie Jones, Cardinals
Terry Jones, Ravens (RFA)
Brian Kozlowski, Redskins
Chad Lewis, Eagles
David Martin, Packers
Shad Meier, Titans
Itula Mili, Seahawks
Dave Moore, Buccaneers
Marcellus Rivers, Giants
Jermaine Wiggins, Vikings



OFFENSIVE TACKLES
Ian Allen, Eagles (RFA)
Tom Ashworth, Patriots (RFA)
Kevin Barry, Packers (RFA)
Barrett Brooks, Steelers
Ethan Brooks, Ravens
Ryan Diem, Colts
Steve Edwards, Bears (RFA)
Ed Ellis, Giants
Aaron Gibson, Bears
Jonas Jennings, Bills
Walter Jones, Seahawks
Kareem McKenzie, Jets
Stockar McDougle, Lions
Orlando Pace, Rams
Victor Riley, Saints
Oliver Ross, Steelers
Kevin Shaffer, Falcons (RFA)
Chad Slaughter, Raiders
Tra Thomas, Eagles
Matt Willig, Panthers


OFFENSIVE GUARDS
Bennie Anderson, Ravens
Joe Andruzzi, Patriots
Chad Beasley, Browns (RFA)
Milford Brown, Texans (RFA)
Cosey Coleman, Buccaneers
Rick DeMulling, Colts
David Dixon, Vikings
Chris Gray, Seahawks
Ben Hamilton, Broncos
Eric Heitmann, 49ers (RFA)
Steve Herndon, Falcons
Kyle Kosier, 49ers (RFA)
Jermane Mayberry, Eagles
Mookie Moore, Falcons (RFA)
Steve Neal, Patriots (RFA)
Matt O'Dwyer, Buccaneers
Tupe Peko, Colts (RFA)
Mike Pucillo, Bills (RFA)
Cameron Spikes, Cardinals
Keydrick Vincent, Steelers
Mike Wahle, Packers
Floyd Womack, Seahawks
Paul Zukauskas, Browns


CENTERS
Rich Braham, Bengals
David Brandt, Chargers (RFA)
Melvin Fowler, Browns (RFA)
Roberto Garza, Falcons
Brock Gutierrez, 49ers
Justin Hartwig, Titans (RFA)
Seth McKinney, Dolphins (RFA)
Dennis Norman, Seahawks
Casey Rabach, Ravens
Dominic Raiola, Lions
Robbie Tobeck, Seahawks
Tyson Walter, Cowboys (RFA)
Casey Wiegmann, Chiefs



DEFENSIVE ENDS
John Abraham, Jets
Rodney Bailey, Patriots
Raheem Brock, Colts (RFA)
Alex Brown, Bears (RFA)
Marco Coleman, Broncos
Marques Douglas, Ravens
Bryce Fisher, Rams
Carlos Hall, Titans (RFA)
Bobby Hamilton, Raiders
Reggie Hayward, Broncos
Darren Howard, Saints
Aaron Kampman, Packers (RFA)
Brandon Mitchell, Seahawks
Chike Okeafor, Seahawks
Kavika Pittman, Panthers
Carl Powell, Bengals
Karon Riley, Falcons
Greg Spires, Buccaneers
Juqua Thomas, Titans
R-Kal Truluck, Packers
Kyle Vanden Bosch, Cardinals
Chuck Wiley, Giants


DEFENSIVE TACKLES
Marcus Bell, Lions
Chatric Darby, Buccaneers
Jerry DeLoach, Texans
Ron Edwards, Bills
Luther Elliss, Broncos
Jason Ferguson, Jets
Chris Hovan, Vikings
Ma'ake Kemoeatu, Ravens (RFA)
Lance Legree, Giants
Seth Payne, Texans
Kelvin Pritchett, Lions
James Reed, Jets
Bryan Robinson, Dolphins
Shaun Rogers, Lions
Dario Romero, Dolphins (RFA)
Joe Salave'a, Redskins
DeQuincy Scott, Chargers (RFA)
Corey Sears, Texans
Corey Simon, Eagles
Kenny Smith, Saints
Pat Williams, Bills
Tony Williams, Bengals


CORNERBACKS
Gary Baxter, Ravens
Aaron Beasley, Falcons
Jason Bell, Texans
Terrell Buckley, Jets
Dale Carter, Ravens
Chris Cash, Lions (RFA)
Jason Craft, Saints
Andre Dyson, Titans
DeMarcus Faggins, Texans (RFA)
Nick Harper, Colts
Mike Hawthorne, Packers
Anthony Henry, Browns
Kelly Herndon, Broncos (RFA)
Renaldo Hill, Cardinals
Pete Hunter, Cowboys (RFA)
Corey Ivy, Buccaneers (RFA)
Joe Jefferson, Colts (RFA)
Ken Lucas, Seahawks
Reggie Myles, Bengals (RFA)
Will Peterson, Giants
Allen Rossum, Falcons
Lewis Sanders, Browns
Dainon Sidney, Lions
Jason Simmons, Texans
Fred Smoot, Redskins
Kevin Thomas, Bills (RFA)
Denard Walker, Raiders
Lenny Walls, Broncos (RFA)
Raymond Walls, Ravens
Dante Wesley, Panthers (RFA)
Brian Williams, Vikings (RFA)
Jimmy Williams, 49ers
Willie Williams, Steelers
Charles Woodson, Raiders



OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
Keith Adams, Eagles
Jessie Armstead, Panthers
Akin Ayodele, Jaguars (RFA)
Kevin Bentley, Browns (RFA)
Quinton Caver, Chiefs
Donte' Curry, Lions
Mark Fields, Panthers
Scott Fujita, Chiefs (RFA)
Jason Glenn, Jets
Morlon Greenwood, Dolphins
Nick Greisen, Giants
Sedrick Hodge, Saints
Warrick Holdman, Browns
Eric Johnson, Falcons
Roger Knight, Saints (RFA)
Paris Lenon, Packers
D.D. Lewis, Seahawks (RFA)
Lemar Marshall, Redskins (RFA)
Ryan Nece, Buccaneers (RFA)
Keith Newman, Vikings
Julian Peterson, 49ers
Tommy Polley, Rams
Ike Reese, Eagles
Nick Rogers, Packers (RFA)
Donnie Spragan, Broncos
Matt Stewart, Falcons
Ben Taylor, Browns (RFA)
David Thornton, Colts (RFA)
Artie Ulmer, Falcons
Marcus Wilkins, Bengals (RFA)
Will Witherspoon, Panthers (RFA)


INSIDE LINEBACKERS
Brian Allen, Panthers
Monty Beisel, Chiefs
Kendrell Bell, Steelers
Keith Burns, Buccaneers
Frank Chamberlin, Bengals
Chris Claiborne, Vikings
Andra Davis, Browns (RFA)
Don Davis, Patriots
Troy Evans, Texans
Larry Foote, Steelers (RFA)
Barry Gardner, Browns
Edgerton Hartwell, Ravens
Orlando Huff, Seahawks
Brad Kassell, Titans (RFA)
Torrance Marshall, Packers
Ron McKinnon, Cardinals
Brandon Moore, 49ers
Zeke Moreno, Chargers
Rob Morris, Colts
Jim Nelson, Colts
Antonio Pierce, Redskins
Roman Phifer, Patriots
Carlos Polk, Chargers
DaShon Polk, Texans
Wali Rainer, Lions
T.J. Slaughter, Ravens
Jeremiah Trotter, Eagles
Kenyatta Wright, Jets


SAFETIES
Marques Anderson, Raiders (RFA)
Idrees Bashir, Colts
Jay Bellamy, Saints
Cory Bird, Colts
Sam Brandon, Broncos (RFA)
Jack Brewer, Giants (RFA)
Keion Carpenter, Falcons
Tyrone Carter, Steelers
Rich Coady, Rams
Marcus Coleman, Texans
Deke Cooper, Jaguars (RFA)
Jarrod Cooper, Raiders
Donovan Darius, Jaguars
Will Demps, Ravens (RFA)
Antuan Edwards, Rams
Vernon Fox, Lions (RFA)
Todd Franz, Redskins (RFA)
Steve Gleason, Saints
Will Hampton, Panthers (RFA)
Quentin Harris, Cardinals (RFA)
Shaunard Harts, Chiefs (RFA)
John Howell, Buccaneers
Kenoy Kennedy, Broncos
Sammy Knight, Dolphins
Justin Lucas, Rams
Marlon McCree, Texans
Scott McGarrahan, Titans
Mel Mitchell, Saints (RFA)
Izell Reese, Bills
Brian Russell, Vikings (RFA)
Dwight Smith, Buccaneers
David Terrell, Raiders
Lamont Thompson, Titans (RFA)
Travares Tillman, Panthers
Bracy Walker, Lions
Aeneas Williams, Rams
Adrian Wilson, Cardinals
Jerry Wilson, Chargers
Shawn Wooden, Dolphins

KICKERS
Morten Andersen, Vikings
Gary Anderson, Titans
Steve Christie, Giants
Jose Cortez, Vikings (RFA)
Billy Cundiff, Cowboys (RFA)
Jay Feely, Falcons
Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders
Todd Peterson, 49ers
Jeff Reed, Steelers (RFA)
Wade Richey, Ravens
Mike Vanderjagt, Colts
Adam Vinatieri, Patriots

PUNTERS
Jason Baker, Colts
Bryan Barker, Packers
Toby Gowin, Jets
Micah Knorr, Broncos
Kyle Richardson, Bengals
Tom Rouen, Seahawks
Ken Walter, Seahwks
Dave Zastudil, Ravens (RFA)


LONG SNAPPERS
Ethan Albright, Redskins
Kendall Gammon, Chiefs
Kevin Houser, Saints
Mike Leach, Broncos
Chris Massey, Rams (RFA)
Ed Perry, Dolphins
Joe Zelenka, Jaguars

aj.
11-14-2004, 12:01 PM
I am only going to copy and paste the Texans list:

Houston Texans

ERFA-Jason Anderson, JJ Moses, Bryan Pittman

RFA-Jarrod Baxter, Milford Brown, Troy Evans, Demarcus Faggins, Matt Murphy, Jonathan Wells

FA-Tony Banks, Jason Bell, Marcus Bell, Corey Bradford, Junior Ioane, Marlon McCree, Moran Norris, Seth Payne, DaShon Polk, Corey Sears, Jason Simmons, Marcus Spears, Kenny Wright

No Franchise Players in 2004. No Franchise Players expected in 2005.


Jerry DeLoach will also be a FA....a key one at that.

ArlingtonTexan
11-14-2004, 12:09 PM
Yeah, that why I posted the memo up top I figured some things were would be off. Yeah 4 of the top 6 DLmen for the texans are FA. Will be interested to see how this is handled.

AJ, BTW, how long did the Texans sign Chester Pitts for out of the draft??? He should be a RFA if he signed a standard 3 year deal, but he is not listedI= know Gaffney got a 7 year deal even though he was a 2nd rounder.

aj.
11-14-2004, 12:45 PM
Pitts got a 4 year deal so he will be a UFA after the 2005 season if he continues to accrue time at the current rate.

wags
12-19-2004, 11:08 PM
One FA that jumps out is Edgerton Hartwell (ILB), Ravens.

texansfan88
12-20-2004, 05:02 PM
whats the difference between exclusive restricted free agent, restricted free agent, and UFA

aj.
12-23-2004, 02:36 PM
The quick rule of thumb is that UFA is 4+ accrued years of service, RFA is 3 but less than 4 years, and EFAs are less than 3.

Teams have exclusive rights over guys with less than 3 accrued years so there is little risk of losing a guy with less than 3 years experience.

RFAs have a little more negotiating power externally, but the "owning" team can match outside offers if they want.

UFAs are free to go anywhere - including re-signing with the previous team.

There are rules for "accrued years." You have to be active for x number of games (6 or 10 - I can't remember) to get credit for an accrued year. Being on IR counts as an accried year.

Someone will post the CBA section here I'm sure.

Dime
12-23-2004, 02:42 PM
Who do we expect to resign and not resign?

Dime
12-23-2004, 02:48 PM
Houston Texans

ERFA-Jason Anderson (possible), JJ Moses (yes), Bryan Pittman (No)

RFA-Jarrod Baxter (No), Milford Brown (No), Troy Evans (No), Demarcus Faggins (Hope Not) , Matt Murphy (Yes), Jonathan Wells (Hope so)

FA-Tony Banks (No), Jason Bell (No), Marcus Bell (No), Corey Bradford (No), Junior Ioane (No), Marlon McCree (Yes), Moran Norris (No), Seth Payne (Hope Not-to many inhuries, getting old), DaShon Polk (Probably, but hope not), Corey Sears (no), Jason Simmons (yes), Marcus Spears (No), Kenny Wright (no)

just my hopes... probably be way off tho

ColdSteelBlue
12-27-2004, 02:25 AM
Houston Texans

ERFA-Jason Anderson (possible), JJ Moses (yes), Bryan Pittman (No)

RFA-Jarrod Baxter (No), Milford Brown (No), Troy Evans (No), Demarcus Faggins (Hope Not) , Matt Murphy (Yes), Jonathan Wells (Hope so)

FA-Tony Banks (No), Jason Bell (No), Marcus Bell (No), Corey Bradford (No), Junior Ioane (No), Marlon McCree (Yes), Moran Norris (No), Seth Payne (Hope Not-to many inhuries, getting old), DaShon Polk (Probably, but hope not), Corey Sears (no), Jason Simmons (yes), Marcus Spears (No), Kenny Wright (no)

just my hopes... probably be way off tho

Huh? *scratches head* Payne should be resigned. 1 injury is not too many. That said it should only be a 3/4 year deal. Faggins will not ever be a good starter but is a very good backup.DaShon polk is a ST stand out and a serviceable backup. Morran Norris is a good fullback. DD runs well behind him.

ArlingtonTexan
12-27-2004, 07:13 AM
Houston Texans

ERFA-Jason Anderson (possible), JJ Moses (yes), Bryan Pittman (No)

RFA-Jarrod Baxter (No), Milford Brown (No), Troy Evans (No), Demarcus Faggins (Hope Not) , Matt Murphy (Yes), Jonathan Wells (Hope so)

FA-Tony Banks (No), Jason Bell (No), Marcus Bell (No), Corey Bradford (No), Junior Ioane (No), Marlon McCree (Yes), Moran Norris (No), Seth Payne (Hope Not-to many inhuries, getting old), DaShon Polk (Probably, but hope not), Corey Sears (no), Jason Simmons (yes), Marcus Spears (No), Kenny Wright (no)

just my hopes... probably be way off tho

All of the ERSA and RFA will be resigned unless someone offers them something outrageous, which given the players on out list in highly unlikely. As well as many of the low cost FA. You don't gut your special teams and depth. Most of these guys will have earn thier spot but with the exception of Payne none should cost a ton of money.

J-Man
12-29-2004, 09:03 PM
Arlington...Great post, good research.

I agree with most of your assesments on resigning our FAs (regardless of which category).

I am honestly more curious as to who in the FA market we should go after. I am leaning toward upgrading the O-line and maybe an impact guy for the defensive front 7.

OG - Andruzzi (Pats) or Wahle (Packers)
OT - Jones (SEA) or maaaybe Pace (Rams)...unfortunately both of them will probably be too expensive.
I would wholeheartedly go after Kyle Turley since he is probably thru with Mad Mike and Rams. Not sure what we we have to give up for him since he won't be a free agent but we should take a hard look at whatever it is. If he passes a serious physical he would bring us a much needed shot of nastiness to the line, he is a smart (if hot headed) player who has a rep as a QBs enforcer.

For the D...Hartwell (BAL), Bell (Pittsburg), Phifer (Pats), or an outside shot at Peterson (49s). Peterson will probably get the franchise tag which takes him out of the running.

aj.
12-30-2004, 10:00 AM
Free agency terms and related cap stuff (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=1743706)

Why isn't Jerry DeLoach on any of these lists? Did the Texans extend him while I wasn't looking?

Of the UFAs, I think Payne will be their top priority along with Simmons, Sears and/or DeLoach (I think one will be a goner) and McCree.

texan279
01-06-2005, 04:33 PM
Does anyone know if Shane Lechler will be a free agent this year? I know he is a hometown boy and I work with a very close friend of his family and she says either the 04 season was the last year in his contract or the 05 season will be his last year in his contract. I was just thinking that if Stanley is having issues with injuries we could look into Lechler. Does anyone know how long Stanley has left on his contract?

aj.
01-06-2005, 07:36 PM
Lechler is under contract through '08 and Stanley through '06.

texan279
01-06-2005, 07:42 PM
Darn well nevermind then.

BigTex
01-11-2005, 10:32 AM
Here's everything people need about the 2004 Free Agency..I Think we need to make a big run this year in free agency, be the team that everyone see's snaging all the standouts improve tremendously just go all out and get r' done

2004 Free Agency (http://proxy.espn.go.com/nfl/fa)

Cincinnatikid
01-11-2005, 11:48 AM
Here is my opinion on two FA changes to be made:
TE- get Bubba Franks, but probably unlikely
LB- since Peek should be starting at ROLB in '05, and Wong wont move inside, get Bell from Pitt. and let wong be a back up or trade him.

I doubt either would be possible, but I think they are two instant upgrades that would be phenominal.

infantrycak
01-11-2005, 02:07 PM
Here's everything people need about the 2004 Free Agency..I Think we need to make a big run this year in free agency, be the team that everyone see's snaging all the standouts improve tremendously just go all out and get r' done

2004 Free Agency (http://proxy.espn.go.com/nfl/fa)

As of right now, the list in the link is for last year's free agents--Steve Foley, Ian Gold, Jevon Kearse, etc.

astrofan
01-12-2005, 02:48 PM
I think that Evans is one of our best players
Turley would be perfect on the Texans

infantrycak
01-12-2005, 02:52 PM
Turley would be perfect on the Texans

Kyle Turley? How would he be perfect on the Texans? The last time he played LT he gave up more sacks than Wand. So basically it is RT or bust and you aren't going to sit Wade who just got a $10 mil signing bonus in favor of Turley.

texan279
01-17-2005, 05:06 PM
This is a link from the Jags board, it has the top 200 UFA listed as well as a few other lists on it from thehuddlereport.com. I cannot cut and paste it it is way too big. I just thought it was interesting though they have Seth Panye ranked as the #36th best UFA,Marlon McCree as #88, Bradford at #106, Banks at #144, DeLoach at #148, Moran Norris at #168, and Marcus Spears at #197. They also have Aaron Glenn ranked #11 as a potential cap cut.


LINK (http://www.jaguars.com/mb/default.aspx?f=6&m=310703)

El Tejano
01-18-2005, 09:13 AM
I would like to see us get Kelly Campbell wr from Minn, Freddie Jones TE from Arizona, Seth Mckinney C/G from Miami, and Josh Evans DT from NYJ.

ArlingtonTexan
01-21-2005, 09:57 PM
here is a link to the main board's article on houston's FA.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/news_detail.php?PRKey=1512

Supertex
01-31-2005, 01:18 PM
So do we have a franchise tag on A.J or Carr or anyone?

Nawzer
01-31-2005, 01:36 PM
I just read on Yahoo sports that Washington widereceiver Rod Gardner has been allowed to seek trade. It's not clear if the Redskins will cut him or trade him. Gardner has all the tools in the world but his work ethic has been questioned.

http://fantasysports.yahoo.com/analysis/news?slug=rotowire-odardnerllowedtoeekr&prov=rotowire&type=lgns&league=nfl

infantrycak
01-31-2005, 02:05 PM
So do we have a franchise tag on A.J or Carr or anyone?

Franchise tags and transition tags are used on players who are not under contract, i.e. would be UFA's but for getting hit with the tag. The Texans have not tagged anyone so far in their existence.

Wild Bill
02-08-2005, 01:08 PM
I have been reviewing some free agents that possibly may not be stuck with the franchise tag that could be huge additions to the Texans.

1. Walter Jones (Probably will be franchised since he is a dominate LT)
2. Mark Wahles (Very good O-Linemen)
3. Andruzzi (Solid)
4. Hartwell (Solid Inside Linebacker)
5. Shaun Rogers (No chance the Lions let this guy go)

And there are several more. Now I'm not sure what kind of space the Texans have under the cap or what kind of manuvering room we have, but the Texans could improved this drastically through free agency rather than depending on rookies from the draft to have to be immediate impact players.

Any thoughts or ideas??

dirty steve
02-08-2005, 01:18 PM
i believe shaun rogers was signed to a long term deal during the regular season.

http://proxy.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1986307

scroll down to the lions writeup.

Wild Bill
02-08-2005, 01:23 PM
No, not yet. He's been rumored to get hit with the franchise tag to keep that line in tact which is one of the best in the NFL...

red bull
02-08-2005, 02:29 PM
No, not yet. He's been rumored to get hit with the franchise tag to keep that line in tact which is one of the best in the NFL...
He re-signed over a month ago.

infantrycak
02-08-2005, 02:46 PM
No, not yet. He's been rumored to get hit with the franchise tag to keep that line in tact which is one of the best in the NFL...

Already signed a new contract:

The Lions have guaranteed that tackle Shaun Rogers will anchor their defensive line for another six years.

Rogers signed a six-year contract Saturday, just before the team left for today's season-ending game against the Tennessee Titans.


Link (http://www.detnews.com/2005/lions/0501/09/c01-47677.htm)

texansrule2222
02-23-2005, 09:36 PM
What i would say is get some good DT,LB, or Safety.

THEFUTURE
03-02-2005, 02:55 PM
http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/8242633/1

Opinions? what would you have in a different?

TEXANS84
03-02-2005, 06:39 PM
With all the transactions coming across the leauge and the Texans, I thought it would be best to start a thread with releases and signings to better keep up with things.

Here's the first breaking headlines:

-- Colts to Release Pollard --
Wed Mar 2, 2005 --from FFMastermind.com

The Indianapolis Star reports with TE Marcus Pollard due a $750,000 roster bonus Friday as part of his $4.85 million hit against the NFL's $85.5 million salary cap, the Colts will release one of their more productive and popular players. The team will realize a cap savings of $2.65 million, although Pollard still will count $2.2 million against the 2005 cap in "dead money": pro-rated bonuses from his contract that have yet to be applied to

TheOgre
03-02-2005, 07:01 PM
Isn't Moran Norris likely to come back as our blocking FB?

Gilly
03-02-2005, 07:21 PM
KFFL.com reports that TJ has resigned with the bengels.
oh well.

Grid
03-02-2005, 09:13 PM
Vikings | Williams Agrees to Three-Year Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Wed, 2 Mar 2005 17:42:03 -0800

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent DT Pat Williams (Bills) to a three-year, $13 million contract including $6 million in bonus money. The deal also includes incentives that could eventually reach $15 million.

Grid
03-02-2005, 09:15 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/3433914

WildBlackBear32
03-02-2005, 09:26 PM
Udeze - K.Williams - P.Williams - Mixon...not a bad DL at all. In fact with Harris, their front 7 looks pretty nice all around.

edo783
03-02-2005, 10:08 PM
I had hoped we were after Wahle. Oh well, maybe we have other O-line guys in our sights. Lord knows we could use a couple.

texasguy346
03-02-2005, 10:25 PM
New England always seems to find guys to fill in, and coach them up to play better than they really are. I'm sure they'll find another G to plug in and do arlight.

F-minus67
03-03-2005, 10:29 AM
This just in, Lamont Jordan signed a 5 year deal with the Raiders and Jonas Jennings signed a 7 year deal with the 49ers.

edo783
03-03-2005, 11:22 AM
Jordan got a BOATLOAD of money from the Raiders. Not sure how they are affording to do all the signings they are doing.

F-minus67
03-03-2005, 12:45 PM
They have already cut like 7 players, so that freed up some money.

texan279
03-03-2005, 05:48 PM
LINK (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/3436332)

FOXSports.com has learned that minutes after getting lineman Mike Wahle to agree to a major deal, CB Ken Lucas agreed to a massive contract that 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.

Lucas was extremely attractive on the open market because of his size and athleticism. The Seahawks didn't re-sign him because they viewed Bobby Taylor as their No. 1 corner, although others around the league love the potential that Lucas shows.

edo783
03-03-2005, 06:13 PM
Panthers are going to be SOLID. Another playoff season and probably deep into it.

texan279
03-03-2005, 06:19 PM
I didn't even realize it until now, but the Panthers will have Chris Gamble at one corner and now Ken Lucas at the other, pretty good duo at the CB spot if you ask me...

texan279
03-03-2005, 09:34 PM
Redskins sign David Patten
LINK (http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=/nfl/news/ABN3779972.htm)

Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - The Washington Redskins took a step towards shoring up their unsettled receiving corps Thursday, as the club signed free- agent David Patten. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Patten spent the last four seasons with the world champion New England Patriots and was a key part of the club's three Super Bowl wins during that span. The eight-year veteran started 11 of New England's 16 games in 2004 and hauled in 44 passes for 800 yards and a career-best seven touchdowns.

The 30-year-old Patten set personal-bests with 61 catches and 824 yards for the Patriots in 2002 and had 51 receptions for 749 yards the previous season.

texan279
03-03-2005, 10:47 PM
New England Acquires CB Starks From Arizona

March 3, 2005

By SportsTicker


TEMPE, Arizona (Ticker) - The New England Patriots bolstered their depleted cornerback corps Thursday when the two-time defending Super Bowl champions acquired Duane Starks from the Arizona Cardinals for a 2005 third-round pick.

The 30-year-old Starks was plagued by injuries after signing a free-agent contract with the Cardinals prior to the 2002 season. He was limited to 10 games in 2002 and tore his ACL in a 2003 preseason game, an injury that forced him to miss the entire campaign.

Last season, Starks had 58 tackles and three interceptions in 15 games, including eight starts.

Hit by several injuries at the cornerback position during their title run in 2004, the Patriots were forced to start several untested players. They recently waived Pro Bowler Ty Law, who missed the last three months of the season after breaking his foot at Pittsburgh on October 31.

As part of the trade, the teams also swapped fifth-round picks.

TheOgre
03-04-2005, 04:51 PM
I guess Trotter learned the hard way (Redskins) that he is best suited for the Eagle's system. I think he made a smart move.

texan279
03-04-2005, 08:43 PM
Well that was an upgrade for the Browns, Romeo seems to be taking that team in the right direction so far...

dirty steve
03-05-2005, 12:29 AM
not sure if reported, saw kelly holcomb signed with buffalo, at 4 yr./6.5 mil. odd, i thought they were going to give jp losman the starting job.

from espn.com:

The Cleveland Browns will have to look elsewhere for a starting quarterback. The Buffalo Bills, on the other hand, now have an experienced backup passer capable of competing for the starting job.

The Bills on Friday evening reached a contract agreement with unrestricted free agent Kelly Holcomb, who rebuffed persistent attempts by the Browns to retain him, and possibly give him the starting job. Holcomb, 31, will sign a four-year, $6.6 million contract that includes a $2 million signing bonus.

LikeABoss
03-05-2005, 03:18 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2005698

In what could be a precursor to the team's much-rumored switch to a 3-4 defense in 2005, the Miami Dolphins have reached agreement with unrestricted free agent lineman Vonnie Holliday on a two-year contract, financial details of which were not yet available.

wags
03-07-2005, 02:01 PM
DE Kevin Carter signed with the Dolphins, and FS Dwight Smith signed with the Saints.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2007140

Carter gets five year $30 million deal, with 8 million guaranteed.

LikeABoss
03-07-2005, 06:12 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=2007312
The Lions added the aggressive, young safety they've seeking for years when they reached a five-year, $14 million agreement with safety Kenoy Kennedy that included a $4.4 million signing bonus.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-07-2005, 06:18 PM
The Lions signed Marcus Pollard.

3 yrs/6 million

Blake
03-07-2005, 07:32 PM
http://images.nfl.com/images/players/60x80/3959.jpg
Position: T
Height: 6-7
Weight: 320
Born: 02/06/1973
College: Baylor
NFL Experience: 9

"LAKE FOREST, Ill. (March 7, 2005) -- The Chicago Bears signed right tackle Fred Miller, agreeing to a five-year deal with the 32-year-old veteran who hasn't missed a start since 1998.

The 6-foot-7, 320-pound Miller was a cut by the Tennessee Titans last month so he wouldn't count $9.32 million against the cap in 2005.

The signing of Miller will allow the Bears to move John Tait from right tackle to left tackle."
Link (http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/CHI/8265110)

Blake
03-07-2005, 07:35 PM
Their '05 line. Talk about a star studded line.

LT John Tait
LG Ruben Brown
C Olin Kreutz
RG Rex Tucker
RT Fred Miller

Texans Pride
03-07-2005, 08:46 PM
DC, not being a smart mouth here, but does this have anything to do with the Texans? Wasn't sure if there was some connection here?


NEVERMIND DC. . . I JUST REALIZED I WASN'T IN THE BULL PEN....I THOUGHT I WAS!

Lucky
03-07-2005, 09:02 PM
Their '05 line. Talk about a star studded line.

LT John Tait
LG Ruben Brown
C Olin Kreutz
RG Rex Tucker
RT Fred Miller
Star studded?

Tait - A good RT who struggled at LT with KC.
Brown - One time pro bowl guard who's living on his rep.
Kreutz - Pretty good, but not a top 5 center.
Tucker - Been on IR the last 3 seasons.
Miller - Big reason why McNair was punished so often last year.

If I'm Rex Grossman, I'm taking out an extra insurance policy.

texan279
03-07-2005, 10:08 PM
from espn.com

Unrestricted offensive guard Cosey Coleman, a five-year veteran who had played his entire career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reached a contract agreement with the Browns, ESPN.com has learned.

Coleman becomes the second guard to join the Browns in free agency in less than a week. The team signed former New England starter Joe Andruzzi to a four-year, $9 million contract last week. The refurbishing of the interior of the line is not surprising, given that new Browns general manager Phil Savage recently used the term "dire straits" to refer to the situation.

A former University of Tennessee standout, and a second-round pick in the 2000 draft, Coleman agreed to a two-year contract that, with incentives, can be worth up to $3 million. It includes a signing bonus of $500,000. Coleman, 26, visited with Cleveland officials over the weekend and then met Monday with representatives of the Green Bay Packers.

In five seasons, Coleman started in 63 games and appeared in 71 contests overall. Most of his playing time was at right guard.

dirty steve
03-08-2005, 12:44 AM
http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/8265773

bckey
03-08-2005, 12:52 AM
from espn.com

Unrestricted offensive guard Cosey Coleman, a five-year veteran who had played his entire career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reached a contract agreement with the Browns, ESPN.com has learned.

Coleman becomes the second guard to join the Browns in free agency in less than a week. The team signed former New England starter Joe Andruzzi to a four-year, $9 million contract last week. The refurbishing of the interior of the line is not surprising, given that new Browns general manager Phil Savage recently used the term "dire straits" to refer to the situation.

A former University of Tennessee standout, and a second-round pick in the 2000 draft, Coleman agreed to a two-year contract that, with incentives, can be worth up to $3 million. It includes a signing bonus of $500,000. Coleman, 26, visited with Cleveland officials over the weekend and then met Monday with representatives of the Green Bay Packers.

In five seasons, Coleman started in 63 games and appeared in 71 contests overall. Most of his playing time was at right guard.


We should have tried to sign Coleman for that price.

DoCt3rJ
03-08-2005, 07:39 PM
Vikings | Smoot Agrees to Terms - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 8 Mar 2005 16:19:05 -0800

Jay Glazer, of FOX Sports, reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with free agent CB Fred Smoot (Redskins) on a multi-year deal worth $34 million, including a $10.8 million signing bonus.

DoCt3rJ
03-08-2005, 07:40 PM
Cardinals | Griffith Agrees to Two-Year Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 8 Mar 2005 15:21:46 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals announced they have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent S Robert Griffith (Browns). Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ihategeeks
03-08-2005, 08:07 PM
That should bring the Vikes close to the cap Min Requirments

Don't expect them to sign too much more now :heh:

F-minus67
03-08-2005, 09:40 PM
The Jaqs just signed CB Terry Cousin, he played with the Giants last year.

DoCt3rJ
03-08-2005, 09:57 PM
What yall think the Vikings got now, since trading moss with all that cap space, improved defense, now they need to get Mike Williams..

F-minus67
03-10-2005, 08:35 AM
Ike Reese changed his feathers today and became a Falcon.

texan279
03-10-2005, 06:55 PM
The Jags MB is reporting David Boston signed with the 49'ers, sorry I do not have a link. Nevermind what I said, the Jags MB was wrong...


FALSE ALARM ON BOSTON

A league source tells us that the 49ers have not signed -- and do not intend to sign -- free-agent receiver David Boston.

The story that Boston is heading to San Fran appears on 49ersnews.com. When the link was sent to us by e-mail this afternoon, we inadvertently deemed it to be a link to the team's official site.

It wasn't. And, officially, there will be no Boston in San Fran.

Various newspapers recently have reported that Boston is talking to and/or planning to meet with the 49ers. However, we've learned that there's simply no interest on the team's part at this time.

From http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-10-2005, 07:33 PM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/footbal...ports-headlines

The Ravens agreed in principle with right guard Keydrick Vincent on a three-year contract Thursday night, coming to terms with their third starter in free agency.

The deal is pending a physical, which could be administered as early as Friday. Terms of the agreement were not available.

A 6-foot-5, 325-pound veteran, Vincent started the entire regular season and playoffs for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season.

He was widely considered the second-best guard available behind Rick DeMulling. Vincent, 26, has 27 starts in four seasons.

The Ravens were looking to upgrade from Bennie Anderson, a four-year starter at right guard.

Vincent joins receiver Derrick Mason and cornerback Samari Rolle as the Ravens' acquisitions this month.

F-minus67
03-11-2005, 10:48 AM
I don't have a link, but the Chiefs signed SS Sammy Knight. He played the last couple of years with the dolphins and with the saints before that, he is also a former 2 or 3 time pro bowler.

F-minus67
03-11-2005, 11:28 AM
The Jets also signed QB Jay Fiedler.

Blake
03-11-2005, 11:55 AM
The Jets also signed QB Jay Fiedler.

Do yall think this means Quincy gets the axe? Or is the lineup

Penn
Feidler
Carter ...???

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-11-2005, 12:05 PM
Mike McMahon signed a 2 year deal with the Eagles.

WWJD
03-11-2005, 01:13 PM
Do yall think this means Quincy gets the axe? Or is the lineup

Penn
Feidler
Carter ...???


I heard somewhere, ESPN I think, that Quincy will not be back with the Jets.

Blake
03-11-2005, 01:23 PM
I heard somewhere, ESPN I think, that Quincy will not be back with the Jets.

That sounds reasonable. If Quincy was gettin the job done, they wouldnt go after a guy like Jay.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-11-2005, 01:24 PM
I thought Quincy played pretty well last season.

WWJD
03-11-2005, 01:27 PM
I wish I could remember where I heard they probably wouldn't ask him back but I cannot. I think about all they asked him to do was to hand the ball off but yea he did fine.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-11-2005, 01:29 PM
He had a good game against the Ravens. That's the one I remember him playing in.

WWJD
03-11-2005, 01:32 PM
I've got to think that if Quincy gets his life straightened out that he'll have a job somewhere in the NFL or in the CFL. There always seems to be a place for an experienced QB.

texan279
03-11-2005, 04:33 PM
Patriots | Dwight Agrees to One-Year Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 11 Mar 2005 10:40:30 -0800

USAToday.com reports the New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent WR Tim Dwight (Chargers). Financial terms were undisclosed.

F-minus67
03-12-2005, 06:46 PM
DE Derrick Burgess signed with the Raiders

DoCt3rJ
03-15-2005, 05:52 PM
Travis Taylor signs with Vikings, does this mean they pass on WR in first round? He's a pencil in at #3, if they drafted a WR he'd be ahead of Taylor, which would put Taylor at #4, and Im sure he got some descent money. Thoughts?

texasguy346
03-15-2005, 05:59 PM
I think you'll still see them look for WR if Edwards or Williams falls to them. Burleson is arguably their best WR on the roster with the departure of Moss so they still need a big stud WR. Both Williams and Edwards fill that need.

F-minus67
03-15-2005, 10:39 PM
The Dolphins just signed RT Stockar McDougle(Lions) and SS Tebucky Jones(Saints).

swtbound07
03-16-2005, 02:40 PM
Stockar should be a good pickup...the team is still a shambly imitation of a pro football franchise...but good pickup :hmmm:

F-minus67
03-16-2005, 03:02 PM
for real, why does it seem everyone wants to play for the dophins when they are a total mess?

SESupergenius
03-16-2005, 04:17 PM
you kidding right? South Beach, babes, warm weather, no income tax.

HoustonLionsFan
03-16-2005, 07:03 PM
Stockar should be a good pickup...the team is still a shambly imitation of a pro football franchise...but good pickup :hmmm:

Only if he realizes his potential. He has never been impressive in Det, that is why they let him walk.


Lions sign Rick Demulling (OG, Colts) to a 2 yr deal.

F-minus67
03-19-2005, 02:15 PM
Another quality o linemen is of the board, G Roberto Garza signned a one year contract with da Bears, although I heard that his knees are almost shot.

F-minus67
03-22-2005, 04:26 PM
Former Dolphins FB Rob Konrad signned a one year deal with the Raiders.

texan279
03-25-2005, 10:23 PM
LINK (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/3492036)

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - Seattle signed cornerback Kelly Herndon on Friday after the Denver Broncos failed to match an offer sheet to the restricted free agent. The Seahawks also added veteran receiver Joe Jurevicius.

Seattle signed Herndon to the offer last Thursday, and the Broncos had a week to match. Though they declined, the Seahawks won't give up a draft choice because Herndon joined the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2001.
Herndon played 45 games, starting 27, after signing with Denver in 2001. An undrafted free agent in 1999 who spent time in camp with San Francisco and the New York Giants, he signed a multiyear contract with Seattle.

Jurevicius, a seven-year veteran who signed a one-year deal, had 27 catches for 333 yards and two touchdowns last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played in 10 games, making three starts.

texan279
03-30-2005, 06:22 PM
Jags MB is reporting local radio station just reported that the Jags have signed DE Marcellus Wiley...

Jaguars | Wiley Signs One-year Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Wed, 30 Mar 2005 16:04:21 -0800

Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent DE Marcellus Wiley (Cowboys) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Reddevil63
03-30-2005, 07:02 PM
Ha ha :loser


Well he cant play any worse than Hugh Douglas did when he was there

texan279
03-31-2005, 08:51 PM
Buccaneers | Hovan Added - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 31 Mar 2005 17:14:21 -0800

ESPN.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent DT Chris Hovan (Vikings). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

beerlover
04-02-2005, 11:07 AM
just an observation- while looking at the free agent market I was struck by the fact the average age was around 32 years old. live by the sword, die by the sword, man thats tough to be facing closure to something you enjoy and excell at then by your early thirties your services are no longer needed. just something for us a fans to think about when we view the modern day professional athlete, especially our Houston Texans football players. I assume most of them have familys they need to support and if their smart a second buisness or job to fall back on when their playing days are finished. its not all glory now is it :hmmm:

texasguy346
04-04-2005, 12:55 PM
Edwards bolsters Miami's secondary depth

In what might be the precursor to the long-discussed trade of Patrick Surtain, the Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Mario Edwards.

A five-year veteran, who played for Tampa Bay in 2004 after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Dallas Cowboys, Edwards signed a one-year contract. The financial details of the deal were not available.

Securing a player of Edwards' caliber is certain to heighten speculation that the Dolphins are on the brink of sending Surtain, a two-time Pro Bowl performer, to the Kansas City Chiefs. There remain, though, significant hurdles to be navigated before such a trade could be completed.
While the Chiefs have reached agreement in principle with Surtain on an extension that would include an eight-figure signing bonus, the two teams have yet to settle on compensation in the proposed deal.

Miami has remained adamant that it must receive a high-round draft choice, likely a pick in the second round, before parting with its veteran cornerback. First-year coach Nick Saban reiterated that stance late last week. The Chiefs reportedly have offered a fourth-round pick and have not budged. The consensus is that someone will blink either before or during the draft in three weeks.

Edwards, 29, certainly offers the Miami coaches additional flexibility, whether Surtain is dealt away or not.

If Surtain is traded, Edwards probably would compete with Reggie Howard and Will Poole for the starting spot opposite Sam Madison. If the Dolphins keep Surtain, then Edwards could be the team's top option in nickel packages.

Edwards résumé includes 50 starts but the former Florida State standout also has performed well in a nickel role during his career. He fits the mold of the physical-style cornerback that Saban has said he prefers.

A sixth-round pick of the Cowboys in 2000, Edwards became a full-time starter in just his second season in Dallas and remained a fixture in the lineup through 2003. It was a bit of a surprise when the Cowboys made little effort to retain Edwards following the '03 season and that misjudgment was magnified when the team struggled to replace him.

Edwards signed with Tampa Bay for 2004, played in 15 games and started three of them. The Bucs released Edwards last month for salary cap considerations.

For his career, he has appeared in 73 games and has 174 tackles, four interceptions and 31 passes defensed. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns.


Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.


Courtesy of ESPN.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2028891) and Len Pasquarelli.

texasguy346
04-07-2005, 10:45 PM
Yet another free agent off the market.

San Francisco 49ers: Defensive end Marques Douglas agreed to a three-year contract for $4.5 million with the 49ers, leaving the Baltimore Ravens after six seasons.

Douglas has spent all but a few months of his NFL career with the Ravens, where new 49ers coach Mike Nolan was his defensive coordinator for the last three years. He started 31 games for Baltimore over the past two seasons, getting 5˝ sacks and 48 tackles last year.

Douglas also was courted by the Cleveland Browns, but he wasn't scared away by the 49ers' league-worst 2-14 finish last season.

"This is an organization that has made some great strides to make sure they're never going to have another season like they had last year," Douglas said. "Once you have Mike Nolan and give him a little time to let him have his fill on things, the possibilities are endless. I love the direction we're going. We're taking a defense that was successful in Baltimore and bringing it to the West Coast."


ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2032021)

texasguy346
04-10-2005, 02:05 AM
Fujita is off the market. ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=nfl&id=2032772)

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed restricted free agent linebacker Scott Fujita to a one-year contract on Friday.

Fujita, 25, led the Chiefs in tackles with 112 last season and also recorded a career-high 4 1/2 sacks.

A fifth-round pick in 2002 out of California, Fujita has started 41 of 48 games in three seasons with the Chiefs, recording 326 tackles and 9 1/2 sacks with one interception and one forced fumble.

This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index

texan279
04-14-2005, 05:35 PM
Jaguars | Stroud Lands Six-year Extension - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 14 Apr 2005 14:18:00 -0700

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with DT Marcus Stroud, which should make him the highest paid defensive tackle in the league. While financial terms are not yet available, the deal is believed to average around $6 million per year.


I know he is not a free agent, but I didnt want to start a new thread...

F-minus67
04-19-2005, 11:25 AM
The Panthers signned TE Freddie Jones from the Cards.