Jumat, 30 Maret 2012

King Dunlap (Philadelphia Eagles)

Contract details:
3/30/2012: Signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract. Another $1 million is available through incentives.

Eagles re-signed OT King Dunlap to a one-year contract.
The 6-foot-9 Dunlap started one game at left tackle and another at left guard last season before a November concussion sent him to the sidelines for a month. He'll return as the swing tackle behind LT Jason Peters and RT Todd Herremans.

Team:Philadelphia Eagles
Contract: 4 yr(s) / $1,752,170
Free Agent Type:UFA
2008: 295,000
2009: 385,000
2010: 470,000
2011: 555,000
Signing Bonus: $47,170

TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 30 2012
Signed a 1 year contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
Jun 17 2008
Signed a 4 year $1.752 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)

Bruce Campbell (Carolina Panthers)

Panthers acquired G/T Bruce Campbell from the Raiders in exchange for RB Mike Goodson.
A "workout warrior" during the 2010 Scouting Combine, Campbell was drafted by Al Davis two Aprils ago after running a 4.85 forty at 6-foot-6 3/8 and 314 pounds. He has freakish, 36 1/4-inch arms, but remains a major project going on age 24. Campbell never made a start in two seasons with the Raiders. He'll have to compete for a role as a backup, swing-type tackle in Carolina.

Antwan Applewhite (Carolina Panthers)

Antwan Applewhite contract Carolina Panthers...
Panthers re-signed DE/OLB Antwan Applewhite.
A favorite of coach Ron Rivera, Applewhite gets high marks for special teams prowess and locker room presence. He's also flashed pass rushing ability going back to his early career with the Chargers. Applewhite will be a backup in 2012 after recording 21 tackles and two sacks last season.


Team:Carolina Panthers
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $0
Free Agent Type:UFA
Team:San Francisco 49ers
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $600,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2011: 600,000
Team:San Diego Chargers
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $470,000
Free Agent Type:RFA
2010: 470,000

TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 30 2012
Signed a 1 year contract with Carolina (CAR)
Sep 6 2011
Waived by San Francisco (SF)
Jul 29 2011
Signed a 1 year $600k contract with San Francisco (SF)
Apr 20 2010
Signed a 1 year $470k contract with San Diego (SD)

Kamis, 29 Maret 2012

J.T. Brown (Tampa Bay Lightning)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed college free agent J.T. Brown to a two-year contract.
"He has all the top characteristics we look for in a player, including high skill and compete levels," GM Steve Yzerman said. "We're glad he chose to play for the Lightning and we look forward to getting him in the lineup as quickly as possible." Brown notched 24 goals and added 23 assists in 39 games for the University of Minnesota-Duluth during his sophomore season in 2011-12. He is expected to join the Lightning later this week and will probably get into a game before the season ends

Antonio Garay (San Diego Chargers)

Chargers re-signed NT Antonio Garay to a two-year contract.
One of the league's top run-pluggers in 2010, Garay's effectiveness waned in his age-32 season. He's started 28 of 32 games the past two years after appearing in just 16 games from 2003-2009. The Chargers did not make it a priority to sign Garay early on because 2010 fifth-rounder Cam Thomas played well in a rotational role last year.

Donnie Jones (Houston Texans)

Texans agreed to terms with P Donnie Jones on a one-year contract.
Jones, who turns 32 before the season, spent the last five year punting for the Rams. His 2011 net average of 37.0 ranked 31st in the league and was the worst of Jones' tenure in St. Louis. Texans incumbent punter, Brett Hartmann, is coming off a torn ACL and facing a three-game suspension to open the year.

Anthony Hargrove (Green Bay Packers)

Packers agreed to terms with DL Anthony Hargrove, formerly of the Saints.
Hargrove, 28, has been primarily an interior pass rusher in recent seasons, but the Packers will likely give him a look as a right end in the role once filled by Cullen Jenkins. The Packers can't count on Mike Neal after a four-game PEDs suspension, and C.J. Wilson and Jarius Wynn are "just guys." Hargrove can get after the quarterback when his head is on straight. The Packers remain interested in DL Dave Tollefson, who is visiting on Thursday.

Anthony Bitetto (Nashville Predators)

The Nashville Predators have agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract with Anthony Bitetto.
The sixth-round pick of the Predators in 2010 just finished his second season with Northeastern University, where he picked up four goals, 11 assists and 34 penalty minutes in 34 games.

Broncos re-signed OLB/DE Jason Hunter

Broncos re-signed OLB/DE Jason Hunter.
Hunter was limited primarily to special teams last season following the arrival of rookie sensation Von Miller. He has appeared in all 32 games with Denver the past two seasons, and will continue to pinch in as a backup pass rusher.

Steven Pearce (New York Yankees)

Yankees signed 1B Steven Pearce to a minor league contract.
Pearce was released by the Twins this week after collecting just two hits in 15 at-bats this spring. He's expected to open the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Zach Duke (Washington Nationals)

Nationals signed LHP Zach Duke to a minor league contract.
Duke was released by the Astros this week after allowing 10 runs over 3 1/3 innings this spring. The 28-year-old left-hander will likely open the season in the Triple-A Syracuse rotation.

Jason Jaramillo (Milwaukee Brewers)

Brewers signed C Jason Jaramillo to a minor league contract.
Jaramillo was released by the Cubs earlier this week. The 29-year-old backstop has a .235/.293/.327 batting line over 366 plate appearances in the big leagues and will presumably serve as depth at the Triple-A level.

Greg Pateryn (Montreal Canadiens)

Montreal has signed prospect Greg Pateryn to a two-year contract.
He posted 15 points and 65 penalty minutes in 41 contests from the back end with the University of Michigan in 2011-12. Pateryn was originally a fifth-round pick of Toronto in 2008, but he was acquired by the Canadiens as part of the Mikhail Grabovski trade.

Devin Thomas (Chicago Bears)

Bears signed WR Devin Thomas to a one-year contract.
Thomas has been a bust as the former 34th overall pick in the draft, but he made some big special teams plays during the Giants' Super Bowl run last year. Thomas is still only 25 years old and ran 4.32, 4.34 at the 2008 Scouting Combine at 6-foot-2, 215. We wouldn't rule out Thomas developing receiver skills, but his early-career track record certainly isn't promising.

Phillies signed INF-OF Joe Thurston to a minor league contract

Phillies signed INF-OF Joe Thurston to a minor league contract.
Thurston was just released by the Astros on Wednesday morning. The 32-year-old isn't a candidate for the major league roster and is likely to open the season with either Double-A Reading or Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Rabu, 28 Maret 2012

Jason Zucker (Minnesota Wild)

Jason Zucker has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild.
Zucker had 22 goals and 46 points in 38 contests with the University of Denver this season. He is projected to play in his first NHL contest on Thursday. "In college, he was a first-line player who scored goals," Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said. "I hope there's elements of both of that in his game, but time will tell. He can shoot the puck, he skates well and he's got a strong work ethic. But right now he's a 20-year-old prospect who's got a lot to learn."

Manny Lawson (Cincinnati Bengals)

Free agent OLB Manny Lawson is telling teammates that he has agreed to terms with the Bengals.
Lawson drew light interest from the Packers, Colts, and Raiders, but not enough to be lured away from the Queen City. An early-down strong-side linebacker with little pass-rushing ability, Lawson is an asset in coverage and run support.

Yankees signed DH Jack Cust to a minor league contract

Yankees signed DH Jack Cust to a minor league contract.
Cust was released by the Astros on Tuesday after battling an elbow injury while collecting just one hit in 25 at-bats this spring. His power has faded a bit over the past couple of years, but he still knows how to draw a walk. The 33-year-old will serve as insurance at the Triple-A level.

Brandon Jacobs (San Francisco 49ers)

49ers agreed to terms with Brandon Jacobs, formerly of the Giants, on a one-year contract.
Jacobs is joining Randy Moss and former Giants teammate Mario Manningham as offensive additions in San Francisco. The 49ers will remain a run-dominant offense, with Jacobs perhaps handling the majority of the short-yardage and goal-line work, putting a dent in Frank Gore's fantasy value. Should Gore miss time, though, the more explosive Kendall Hunter would remain the back to own. Anthony Dixon appears to be the odd man out of the backfield picture.

2012-2012 BUYOUT
Team:New York Giants
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,962,500
2012: 1,962,500
Team:New York Giants
Contract: 4 yr(s) / $25,000,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2009: 3,500,000
2010: 3,650,000
2011: 2,900,000
2012: 4,400,000
$13 million guaranteed
Signing Bonus: $7.85 million
2011 Incentives: $2 million
2011 Workout Bonus: $100,000
2012 Roster Bonus: $500,000
Team:New York Giants
Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,397,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2005: 230,000
2006: 350,000
2007: 435,000
2008: 927,000

TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 28 2012
Signed a 1 year contract with San Francisco (SF)
Mar 9 2012
Released by New York (NYG)
Feb 25 2009
Signed a 4 year $25 million contract with New York (NYG)
Jul 26 2005
Signed a 4 year $2.397 million contract with New York (NYG)

Selasa, 27 Maret 2012

Cartier Martin (Washington Wizards)

Wizards will re-sign G/F Cartier Martin to a 10-day contract.
Martin was lighting up the D-League to the tune of 18.3 points per game on 55.6 percent shooting. He also ripped up the Chinese Basketball Association for 26.3 points per night in 30 games during the lockout. Martin will likely replace Edwin Ubiles as depth on the roster.

Malcolm Thomas (Houston Rockets)

Rockets signed F Malcolm Thomas to a 10-day contract.
Thomas will immediately be optioned to the D-League. The Rockets need roster space for healthy point guards and can evaluate if they want to commit to Thomas long term by giving him minutes in the minors.

Demar Dotson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Bucs re-signed OT Demar Dotson to a one-year, $1.26 million deal.
A restricted free agent, Dotson signed his original-round tender. A former college basketball player who stands in at a towering 6-foot-9, 315 pounds, Dotson appeared in 13 games last season, making two starts. LT Donald Penn and RT Jeremy Trueblood have the Bucs' starting tackle jobs locked down, but the 26-year-old Dotson should serve as their top reserve.

Kevin Smith (Detroit Lions)

Lions re-signed RB Kevin Smith to a one-year contract.
One season after going unsigned until November, Smith gets a soft landing with the only team he's ever known. Coming off another injury-checkered campaign, he received no other known interest in free agency. Smith was effective and versatile when he managed to get on the field in 2011, but less so after severely spraining his ankle on Thanksgiving. If all goes according to plan for the Lions, he'll join Jahvid Best (concussions) and Mikel Leshoure (Achilles) in a three-man, rotational backfield. Smith's injury history and the presence of Best and Leshoure greatly curb his fantasy upside in both dynasty and redraft formats.

Team:Philadelphia Eagles
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2011: 4,000,000
$2 million guaranteed
Team:New York Giants
Contract: 4 yr(s) / $1,640,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2007: 285,000
2008: 370,000
2009: 460,000
2010: 550,000
Signing Bonus: $1.1 million

TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 27 2012
Signed a 1 year contract with St. Louis (STL)
Aug 10 2011
Signed a 1 year $4 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
Jul 26 2007
Signed a 4 year $1.64 million contract with New York (NYG)

Todd McClure (Atlanta Falcons)

Falcons re-signed C Todd McClure to a one-year contract.
McClure had talks with the Rams immediately after the start of free agency, but otherwise drew little interest in a market overfilled with centers. It's good news for the Falcons, who don't have to commit to a player who turned 35 in February beyond 2012, and retain someone who was still one of the league's better centers in 2011. McClure has spent his entire 13-year career in Atlanta.

Greg Toler (Arizona Cardinals)

Cardinals re-signed CB Greg Toler to a one-year, $1.26 million deal.
A restricted free agent, Toler was tendered at the original-round level. Still not back to 100 percent after tearing his left ACL during training camp last season, Toler will have to beat out William Gay and A.J. Jefferson to start opposite Patrick Peterson. Toler was not particularly adept in coverage his lone season as a starter in 2010.

Alan Anderson was signed to a 10-day

Alan Anderson was signed to a 10-day contract on Monday.
This says more about the health of DeMar DeRozan (ankle) and Jerryd Bayless (hip) than it does about Anderson, himself. Only if Gary Forbes goes down will Anderson have any value.

Patriots released FB Lousaka Polite

Patriots released FB Lousaka Polite.
The writing was on the wall for the 30-year-old after New England came to terms with Tony Fiammetta earlier today, after also signing Spencer Larsen. Polite was a late season addition for New England in 2011, playing only 24 snaps.

Kevin Millwood (Seattle Mariners)

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Kevin Millwood.
Millwood is now officially on the M's 40-man roster. The veteran right-hander secured a rotation spot after posting a 3.21 ERA and 12/3 K/BB ratio over 14 innings his spring. The Mariners will likely infuse some youth in their rotation eventually, but Millwood has some value in AL-only leagues for now

Mariners purchased the contract of INF Munenori Kawasaki

Mariners purchased the contract of INF Munenori Kawasaki.
Kawasaki earned a spot on the Mariners' bench after hitting .387 (12-for-31) with 10 RBI and two stolen bases this spring. The 30-year-old had a .636 OPS last season in Japan and is more known for his glove than the bat, so he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.

Senin, 26 Maret 2012

Josh Selby (Memphis Grizzlies)

Grizzlies assigned G Josh Selby to the Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
It's Selby's second stint in the minors. He spent four game with the Bighorns back in February, averaging 21.5 points per game.

Earl Boykins (Houston Rockets)

Rockets agreed to terms with PG Earl Boykins on a 10-day contract, a source tells Yahoo.
With Kyle Lowry (bacterial infection) nowhere near a return and Kevin Martin (shoulder) also sidelined, the Rockets are desperate. The 5'5/133 Boykins has been out of the league all season, but did manage 7.2 points per game in 57 appearances with the Bucks last season. He'll be support behind Goran Dragic and Courtney Lee.

Reggie Walker (Arizona Cardinals)

Cardinals re-signed ILB Reggie Walker to a two-year contract.
Walker, 25, was originally not tendered as a restricted free agent, so he's likely returning for minimum salaries in both seasons. The former Kansas State Wildcat is almost strictly a special teamer. He had 16 tackles in 2012.

Matthew Mulligan (St. Louis Rams)

Rams signed TE Matthew Mulligan to a two-year contract.
Mulligan, a 27-year-old blocking specialist, will replace outgoing free agent Billy Bajema in the role. Mulligan knows new Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer's scheme from their time together with the Jets. He has six career catches.

Tony Fiammetta (New England Patriots)

Patriots agreed to terms with FB Tony Fiammetta, formerly of the Cowboys.
Fiammetta, 26, has flashed difference-making ability as a lead blocker when healthy, although an extended absence due to a mysterious, possibly concussion-related illness cost him time in 2011. The Cowboys' running game was adversely affected. Fiammetta becomes the fourth fullback on New England's roster, joining Spencer Larsen, Eric Kettani, and Lousaka Polite.

Zackary Bowman (Minnesota Vikings)

Vikings signed CB Zackary Bowman to a one-year contract.
It's believed to be a non-guaranteed deal worth the league minimum. Bowman has been signed away from the rival Bears, though he made just one start in 2011, where the majority of his snaps came on special teams. He was a 12-game starter in 2009, however, and provides veteran insurance for a Vikings' secondary that was decimated by injury and suspension last season.

Mike Leach (Arizona Cardinals)

Cardinals re-signed LS Mike Leach to a three-year contract.
Leach, 35, has been the Cardinals' long snapper since 2009.

Steve Smith (St. Louis Rams)

Rams signed WR Steve Smith to a one-year contract.
Smith, who turns 27 in May, spent the 2011 season as the Eagles' No. 5 receiver behind DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and Riley Cooper. One of the NFL's top slot receivers in 2009, when Smith set a Giants franchise record with 107 catches, the former second-round pick's NFL career has stalled due to 2010 microfracture surgery. When healthy, Smith is a possession receiver and won't remedy St. Louis' needs at both outside receiver spots. He's just a flier signing for training camp at this point.

Mets signed RHP Chris Young to a minor league contract

Mets signed RHP Chris Young to a minor league contract.
Young wanted an incentive-laden, major league contract, but that obviously wasn't going to happen after he underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder last May. Young will not be ready for the start of the season, so the structure of his deal allows the Mets to place him on the minor league disabled list and work him back slowly. Young has begun a throwing program. Expect to see him in Queens later this summer.

Rams re-signed FB Brit Miller

St. Louis Rams re-signed FB Brit Miller.
Steven Jackson's lead blocker each of the past two seasons, Miller missed the final four games of 2011 after landing on injured reserve with an unspecified knee injury. He tore his ACL in 2010. Miller's health history makes it unlikely the Rams will enter camp with just one fullback.

Chicago Cubs released RHP Andy Sonnanstine

Cubs released RHP Andy Sonnanstine.
Sonnanstine refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa and was granted his freedom. It doesn't appear to be in the hurler's best interest, as there are few organizations with an easier path to major league inning as the Cubs at this point. Sonnanstine gave up eight runs on 13 hits over five innings this spring. He'll receive a minor league pact elsewhere, but has no chance at a big league job out of the gate.

Minggu, 25 Maret 2012

William Gay (Arizona Cardinals)

Cardinals signed CB William Gay.
Like Tashard Choice, Gay broke the news himself on Twitter. Gay takes the roster spot of CB Richard Marshall, and gives the Cardinals insurance on CB Greg Toler as he completes his recovery from a torn ACL. With Patrick Peterson and A.J. Jefferson also in the fold at corner, Gay might begin the year as low as fourth on the depth chart, but could also see time at safety. Marshall played both corner and safety in 2011, and Pittsburgh was mulling re-signing Gay as a safety before letting him walk. Going by opposing quarterback completion percentage, Gay was one of the league's poorer starting corners in 2011.

Caleb Hanie (Denver Broncos)

Broncos agreed to terms with QB Caleb Hanie on a two-year contract.
Denver was Hanie's lone free agent visit. While he'd flashed promise in preseasons past, Hanie went 0-4 in spot starts for the Bears last season and was benched for street free agent Josh McCown. The Broncos shouldn't be done adding QB talent with Hanie and Adam Weber on the roster behind Peyton Manning. Look for a mid- to late-round pick on the position in April's draft.

Sabtu, 24 Maret 2012

Kregg Lumpkin (Seattle Seahawks)

Seahawks agreed to terms with RB Kregg Lumpkin, formerly of the Bucs.
Lumpkin is a serviceable pass protector and plays on special teams, but he offers next to no explosiveness as a runner. He'll compete for a roster spot.

Chris Chamberlain (New Orleans Saints)

Saints agreed to terms with OLB Chris Chamberlain on a three-year contract.
He's reunited with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, under whom Chamberlain spent the last three seasons. The 26-year-old started 13-of-16 games in 2011, racking up 81 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, and an interception. Look for Chamberlain to compete with Scott Shanle to start at weak-side 'backer.

Brian Hoyer (New England Patriots)

Patriots signed restricted free agent QB Brian Hoyer to a one-year, $1.92 million contract.
So much for exploring his opportunities to land a starting job. Hoyer's quick signing suggests his agent realized no team was going to forfeit a second-round pick to take a chance on the inexperienced signal-caller. Barring a trade, Hoyer will back up Tom Brady for another season before reaching the open market in 2013. The Pats could get a comp pick back if he gets a big deal next year.

Contract details:
3/23/2012: Signed a one-year, $1.927 million contract.

Vikings re-signed WLB Erin Henderson

Vikings re-signed WLB Erin Henderson.
Henderson, who's only 25, is a favorite of the website Pro Football Focus for his run-stopping ability. While Henderson came off the field on passing downs all last season, he may emerge as an every-down linebacker with free agent MLB E.J. Henderson, Erin's older brother, likely on the outs this year..

Contract details:
3/23/2012: Signed a one-year, $2 million contract.

Vikings re-signed WR Devin Aromashodu to a one-year contract

Vikings re-signed WR Devin Aromashodu to a one-year contract.
Aromashodu has intriguing size (6'2/201) and straight-line speed, but he's a stiff route runner and struggles to get open. Still a veteran of Bill Musgrave's scheme and an effective blocker, Aromashodu returns as a No. 4 receiver in Minnesota. He managed 26 receptions for 468 yards and one TD last season.

Donnie Avery (Indianapolis Colts)

Colts signed WR Donnie Avery, formerly of the Titans.
The snakebitten former 33rd overall pick in the draft, Avery racked up 100 receptions for 1,263 yards and eight touchdowns during his first two NFL seasons before tearing his right ACL in August of 2010. Avery did post three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 of 2011, but he did nothing in between. The 28-year-old (in June) is still certainly worth a flier. While brittle and limited physically, Avery runs like the wind when healthy.

Daniel Muir (Green Bay Packers)

Packers signed DT Daniel Muir, formerly of the Colts.
Muir, 28, goes 6-foot-2, 312 and will likely compete for a roster spot at nose tackle behind B.J. Raji. Muir is a journeyman, No. 5 defensive tackle type.

Jamaal Anderson (Cincinnati Bengals)

Bengals signed DE Jamaal Anderson, formerly of the Colts.
Joining Derrick Harvey, Anderson is the second former No. 8 pick in the draft to surface with Cincinnati on the same day. Still only 26 years old, Anderson was a rotational left end and defensive tackle in Indy last season, managing just 24 tackles and three sacks in 15 games. Pro Football Focus did grade Anderson as a serviceable run defender, but he's been a major NFL bust.

Derrick Harvey (Cincinnati Bengals)

Bengals signed DE Derrick Harvey, formerly of the Broncos.
The eighth pick in the 2008 draft, Harvey has been a near-complete bust, managing just eight sacks in 52 career appearances. Harvey couldn't get on the field in Denver last year, and goes to Cincinnati to compete for a roster spot.

Bengals re-signed OT Anthony Collins

Bengals re-signed OT Anthony Collins.
Collins, 26, will return as the Bengals' "swing" tackle behind LT Andrew Whitworth and RT Andre Smith. Young with a solid track record in 18 career starts, Collins has encountered work ethic and character red flags since coming out of Kansas in 2008. His signing is still a strong one for the Bengals.

Panthers signed WR Chris Manno, formerly of the Chiefs

Panthers signed WR Chris Manno, formerly of the Chiefs.
A former undrafted free agent out of Hofstra, Manno is a slot receiver type at 5-foot-10, 185 and has spent time in the arena ranks. He's an NFL long shot.

Corey Graham (Baltimore Ravens)

Ravens signed DB Corey Graham, formerly of the Bears, to a two-year contract.
The Pro Bowl special teamer had recently visited the Lions and Seahawks. Graham has 180 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles in five seasons with the Bears. Baltimore is making a concerted effort to upgrade special teams, also hosting LB Isaiah Ekejiuba on Friday.

Contract details:
3/23/2012: Signed a two-year, $3.7 million contract. The deal included a $1.2 million signing bonus. Another $300,000 is available through playing-time incentives.

S Sean Considine (Baltimore Ravens)

Ravens signed S Sean Considine to a one-year contract.
Considine, 29, can play both strong and free safety in a pinch, and contribute on special teams. He's the Ravens' replacement for Tom Zbikowski.

Ravens re-signed ILB Jameel McClain

Ravens re-signed ILB Jameel McClain.
McClain, who turns 27 before the season, was welcomed to a soft free agent market, but should retain his starting job in Baltimore. McClain started all 16 games at weak-side linebacker last season. He rotates out too often to be a significant IDP asset, finishing the year with 84 tackles, one sack, and a pick. Pro Football Focus did grade McClain as a solid run stopper.

Brendon Ayanbadejo (Baltimore Ravens)

Ravens agreed to terms with LB Brendon Ayanbadejo on a three-year contract.
Ayanbadejo has been of the few effective core special teamers in Baltimore. The Ravens are looking to upgrade a unit that allowed the second-most yards per kickoff return and the ninth-most yards per punt return. The Corey Graham signing should help as well.

Cardinals re-signed K Jay Feely to a two-year contract

Cardinals re-signed K Jay Feely to a two-year contract.
Feely will be 36 years old during the upcoming season, but he's still plenty accurate on field goals and set a career high with 22 touchbacks last season. The NFL's new kickoff rules certainly helped that total, but it wasn't like the Cards were scoring many touchdowns. Through two seasons in Arizona, Feely is 43-of-51 on field goals, good for an 84.3-percent success rate.

Bengals re-signed DT Pat Sims

Bengals re-signed DT Pat Sims.
A run stuffer, Sims was limited to 297 snaps in 11 games last season before landing on injured reserve with torn ligaments in his left ankle. He's appeared in at least 11 games for the Bengals each of the past four years, however, and will provide depth at tackle behind Geno Atkins and Domata Peko. The Bengals previously lost defensive linemen Jonathan Fanene and Frostee Rucker in free agency this offseason.

Bills re-signed RB Tashard Choice

Bills re-signed RB Tashard Choice.
Choice broke the news himself on Twitter. Choice drew no known interest on the open market, and will have to compete with Johnny White for a roster spot after earning his walking papers from both the Cowboys and Redskins before arriving in Buffalo last season. He's averaged an anemic 3.2 yards on 123 carries the past two years, and contributed little in the passing game. Already 27, he's close to washing out of the league.

Ravens re-signed exclusive-rights free agent ILB Albert McClellan

Ravens re-signed exclusive-rights free agent ILB Albert McClellan.
An undrafted free agent in 2010, McClellan led the Ravens in special teams tackles last season, but saw very few snaps on defense. Along with Corey Graham and Brendon Ayanbadejo, he'll anchor the Ravens' special teams unit in 2012.

C Mickell Gladness (Golden State Warriors)

Warriors signed C Mickell Gladness to a 10-day contract.

The Warriors are desperate for any big body with a pulse right now. Andrew Bogut (ankle) is out for the year, they missed out on J.J. Hickson and Andris Biedrins is dealing with a groin injury. Raw Jeremy Tyler started at center on Wednesday.

Jacob Tamme (Denver Broncos)

Jacob Tamme contract Denver Broncos

Contract:3 yr(s) / $9,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary $3,000,000 End Year:2014 Free Agent:2015 / Unrestricted

3/23/2012: Signed a three-year, $9 million contract. The deal contains $3.5 million guaranteed.
Broncos agreed to terms with TE Jacob Tamme on a three-year, $9 million contract with $3.5 million guaranteed.

He'll be the slot/"move" tight end in Denver's offense, with Joel Dreessen playing on the line of scrimmage. Reuniting with Peyton Manning, Tamme will be a popular sleeper to target as a TE2 toward the end of fantasy drafts. He runs a 4.6-flat at 6-foot-4, 236, and has a knack for getting open. In 2010, Tamme racked up 67 catches for 631 yards and four touchdowns, finishing as the No. 15 fantasy tight end despite starting only eight games. Tamme just turned.

Team:Indianapolis Colts
Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,155,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2008: 295,000
2009: 385,000
2010: 470,000
2011: 555,000
Signing Bonus: $450,000

TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 23 2012
Signed a 3 year $9 million contract with Denver (DEN)
Jul 23 2008
Signed a 4 year $2.155 million contract with Indianapolis (IND)

Scott Arnold has agreed to a two-year Phoenix Coyotes

Scott Arnold has agreed to a two-year, entry-level deal with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Arnold has 10 goals and eight assists in 33 games with Niagara University. He also has 22 points and 49 penalty minutes with the University last season.

Angels signed RHP David Pauley to a minor league contract

Angels signed RHP David Pauley to a minor league contract...

The deal does not include an invite to big-league camp. Pauley, who was released by the Tigers earlier this month, had a 3.16 ERA and 44/22 K/BB ratio over 74 innings last season between Detroit and Seattle. He figures to find his way into the Angels' bullpen at some point.

Joonas Rask has inked a two-year Nashville Predators.

Joonas Rask has inked a two-year, entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators.

Rask was taken by the Predators in the seventh round of 2010 NHL entry draft. He has four goals and 18 points in 32 games with Ilves Tampere of the SM-liiga.

Joel Dreessen (Denver Broncos)

Joel Dreessen contract Denver Broncos

3/23/2012: Signed a three-year, $8.5 million contract.

Broncos agreed to terms with TE Joel Dreessen, formerly of the Texans.
Houston's free-agent exodus continues unabated. A fine all-around tight end, Dreessen has received high marks from Pro Football Focus for receiving and blocking the past couple of years. He's also proven capable of high-end TE2 fantasy numbers while filling in for Owen Daniels. His 2012 value depends on whether the Broncos add Dallas Clark or Jacob Tamme to the mix. Garrett Graham ascends to the No. 2 role in Houston unless a fullback is signed to free up James Casey. Second-year TE Julius Thomas may need to stay in the incubator for another year in Denver.

Contract:3 yr(s) / $8,500,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary $2,833,333 End Year:2014 Free Agent:2015 / Unrestricted

Team:Houston Texans
Contract: 3 yr(s) / $3,600,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2009: 600,000
2010: 1,145,000
2011: 910,000

TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 23 2012
Signed a 3 year $8.5 million contract with Denver (DEN)
Feb 27 2009
Signed a 3 year $3.6 million contract with Houston (HOU)

Jumat, 23 Maret 2012

Jeff Saturday (Green Bay Packers)

Jeff Saturday contract Green Bay Packers

3/23/2012: Signed a two-year contract.

Contract:3 yr(s) / $7,700,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary $2,566,667 End Year:2008 Free Agent:2009 / Unrestricted
2006 1,750,000 - - -
2007 2,400,000 - - -
2008 3,000,000 - - -
2009 UFA
Signing Bonus: $550,000

Team:Indianapolis Colts
Contract: 3 yr(s) / $13,300,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2009: 1,500,000
2010: 1,950,000
2011: 2,400,000
Signing Bonus: $7.45 million

TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 23 2012
Signed a 2 year contract with Green Bay (GB)
Feb 26 2009
Signed a 3 year $13.3 million extension with Indianapolis (IND)

Marion Barber Retired from Professional Football


Bears announced RB Marion Barber's retirement from football.
Barber isn't yet 29, but his body has begun to break down, particularly in the legs, and he's no longer an effective NFL runner. After a highly promising start to his career in Dallas, Barber averaged under 3.8 yards per carry in three of the past four seasons. The 2005 fourth-round pick was one of the NFL's most physical backs during the 2005-2007 campaigns, however, scoring 33 all-purpose touchdowns in his first three years. Ultimately, Barber was the personification of short shelf lives for power running backs in the NFL.

2012-2012 BUYOUT
Team:Chicago Bears
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $250,000
2012: 250,000
Team:Chicago Bears
Contract: 2 yr(s) / $4,600,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2011: 2,250,000
2012: 1,900,000
Signing Bonus: $500,000
Incentives: $500,000
Team:Dallas Cowboys
Contract: 7 yr(s) / $45,000,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
2008: 520,000
2009: 620,000
2010: 3,860,000
2011: 4,250,000
2012: 5,750,000
2013: 6,250,000
2013: 7,000,000
The deal contains $16 million guaranteed.
Signing Bonus: $12 million
Roster Bonus (2011): $500k
Team:Dallas Cowboys
Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,380,000
Free Agent Type:RFA
2005: 230,000
2006: 350,000
2007: 435,000
Signing Bonus: $365,000

TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 23 2012
Retired from Professional Football
Jul 30 2011
Signed a 2 year $4.6 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
Jul 29 2011
Released by Dallas (DAL)
May 20 2008
Signed a 7 year $45 million contract with Dallas (DAL)

March 21, 2012 contract list

Remi AyodeleatReleased by Minnesota (MIN)


MAR 21

Geoff SchwartzatSigned a 1 year contract with Minnesota (MIN)


MAR 21

Will AllenatSigned a 1 year $1 million contract with New England (NE)


MAR 21

Brodrick BunkleyatSigned a 5 year $25 million contract with New Orleans (NO)


MAR 21

Pat LeeatSigned a 1 year contract with Oakland (OAK)


MAR 21

Khalif BarnesatSigned a 1 year $2 million contract with Oakland (OAK)


MAR 21

Frank OmiyaleatSigned a 1 year contract with Seattle (SEA)


MAR 21

Ronde BarberatSigned a 1 year contract with Tampa Bay (TB)


MAR 21

Samson SateleatSigned a 3 year $10.8 million contract with Indianapolis (IND)


MAR 21

Don MuhlbachatSigned a 1 year contract with Detroit (DET)


MAR 21

BenJarvus Green-EllisatSigned a 3 year contract with Cincinnati (CIN)


MAR 21

Boris DiawatBought out by Charlotte (CHA)


MAR 21