March 15, 2012

Free Agency - Day 2 Round up

No Broncos news to report today. A few Broncos are traveling about and some of our divisional rivals have made some key signings. Otherwise there was a lot of activity today. The key points are below.

Broncos News
Eddie Royal is visiting with the Chargers. He also has interest from the Ravens and Skins. His price will have been jacked up because of this.
Joe Mays is visiting with the Saints.
Von Miller said this: How scary would that be if we got Mario Williams? Lebron, dwade, and bosh did it..I would take a huge pay cut to get Mario Williams and Peyton Manning! I just want to win!!! #BroncoNation it's our time! I'm "positive" Tim wouldn't mind competing with Peyton... "We" all could learn something from Mr. Manning. #truth Mario and Manning = I will play this season for free, super bowls are priceless!!!

Eagles have traded OT Winston Justice and a 6th round pick to the Colts for a 6th round pick. Eagles have signed DT Antonio Dixon to a one-year contract. Dixon had been a restricted FA. NFL Both sixth-round picks are for 2012. Eagles move up from 17th in the round to 2nd. Justice's reported cap number had been over $4 mil.

Another big move by Tampa, per Adam Schefter: Tampa Bay reached agreement with former Saints guard Carl Nicks on a five-year, $47.5 million deal including $31 million guaranteed.
Eric Wright signed with the Bucs.
Cory Redding reaches agreement with Indianapolis on a 3-year $10.5 million deal.
Vikings reached agreement with former Seahawks tight end John Carslon on a five-year, $25 million deal.
Kyle Orton reached a three-year agreement with the Dallas Cowboys.
Chargers have signed LB Jarret Johnson to a four-year contract.
Jonathan Fanene joins Patriots on three-year deal
Martellus Bennett gets deal with the Giants.
Cowboys sign CB Brandon Carr to a 5-year, $50.1 million deal.
Chargers agree to terms w/ RB Le'Ron McClain.
Kansas City signed Peyton Hillis to a contract which Omar Kelly says is a one-year deal worth $3M
Jacksonville gave Laurent Robinson $14M as part of a five-year deal
Cardinals have signed OL Adam Snyder.
Denver pushed for Paul Soliai to visit, but Miami was where his heart and family preferred to stay. He resigned for big money with the Fins.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Chad Henne. Means Matt Flynn will be in play for Seattle during tomorrow's meeting.
CB Richard Marshall Tweets that he reached agreement on a 3-year deal with the Dolphins (3-yrs, $16M, $6M gtd)

Philly re-signed Trent Cole
Jacksonville retained Jeremy Mincey
Tampa Bay signed Eric Wright.
Calvin Johnson signs 7-year extension with Lions. 8 years total. Signed through 2019. Sources are telling me the Calvin deal is close to $130 million. Tops the Fitzgerald's $120 million deal
Chicago re-signed Josh McCown and Blake Costanzo.
LT Jared Gaither staying in San Diego.
The Jets have re-signed Nick Folk.
Vikings re-sign defensive tackle Guion for three years, $9 million
Chicago retained TE Kellen Davis.
Philly re-signed DeSean Jackson
Carolina re-signed Derek Anderson.

Eagles announce they have released C Jamaal Jackson
Oakland has released ex-Bronco Cooper Carlisle, along with John Henderson.

Ted Ginn will visit the Lions.
Chicago will host Anthony Herrera.
Packers free agent QB Matt Flynn is scheduled to visit Seattle on Thursday night, into Friday.
Back-to-back: Raiders free-agent RB Michael Bush and Pats RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis visiting the Bengals.
Texans C Chris Myers will visit the Titans tomorrow.
TE Kevin Boss on his way to visit KC. Chiefs had a lot of interest in TE John Carlson but he signed in MIN
Browns S Mike Adams just landed in Denver, will meet with the Broncos tomorrow

The Vikings are revisiting their interest in S O.J. Atogwe. Rumor the Broncos are also interested.

Manning meet with the Titans for 7 hours today and was offered a 'Contract for life' from them. I think Manning would be silly to turn down that sort of offer. He did leave the Titans without a deal though. But I thought that was to be expected. Hopefully we get an announcement from Manning tomorrow. My gut feeling is it will be the Titans. Unless some dark horse team swoops in at the last minute.

I said yesterday I was concerned with the Broncos lack of movement and that is still the case today. Hopefully tomorrow we have an answer to the Manning saga and the Broncos make some moves. ~ Aussie.


  1. Yeah got our first FA mike Adams safety

    Looks like Quinn is visiting the jets

  2. Also looks like the titans and broncos are fighting over DE John Abraham, I like this move he is a low risk high reward type player. Get it done!

  3. We didn't land Meriweather. He went to the skins.

    Marcus truant is coming to town. He is ok, but is he an upgrade over goodman?

  4. To be honest I think Mario Williams isn't happy about playing for the Bills, no one is. But it looks like his huge price tag killed his market and the bills were the only one offering a deal at his price.

  5. Steve Hutchinson signed with the titans.

    Ben Grubbs signed with the saints replacing Carl nicks

    Dan orlovsky to the bucs

    Brodney pool to Dallas

    Steve slaton stays with fins

    Dallas sign Dan connor, odd move since he probably won't start there with Sean lee

  6. Pats have agrees to terms with C Dan Connolly

    Bears sign Eric weems

    And Mays visiting colts next

  7. Jameel McClain is going to visit the broncos

    Eddie royal signed with the chargers

    Dolphins sign jamaal westerman

    Kevin boss signs with chiefs.