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Old 03-04-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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Redskins will release Randle El

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ase-randle-el/

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 4, 2010 4:37 PM ET

Antwaan Randle El's days with the Washington Redskins appear to be over.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Redskins will release Randle El today.

In 2009, Randle El lost his spot in the starting lineup, although he did play enough on offense to accumulate 50 catches for 530 yards. Randle El was a major disappointment returning punts, to the point that Joe Theismann opined that even he could do a better job.

The 30-year-old Randle El, who spent four seasons in Washington, will now be an unrestricted free agent.
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Bucs trim a trio

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...s-trim-a-trio/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2010 4:34 PM ET

Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unloaded a bunch of veteran players.

This year, on the eve of free agency, they've cut only three. And two of them are punters.

Gone are Josh Bidwill and Dirk Johnson. Also gone is cornerback Torrie Cox.

Bidwell spent six years in Tampa; Johnson arrived last year as an injury replacement. Cox was a sixth-round draft pick of the team in 2003.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:44 PM   #4
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Bengals cut Laveranues Coles

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...eranues-coles/

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 4, 2010 3:44 PM ET

Laveranues Coles is on the open market.

The Cincinnati Bengals announced today that they terminated Coles' contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Coles had a disappointing 2009 season for the Bengals, catching 43 passes for 514 yards and five touchdowns while making almost $10 million. But Bengals coach Marvin Lewis praised Coles' contributions.

"Laveranues really came in and added a sense of professionalism that that room needed -- severely," Lewis said. "And he did a great job in that and was a great professional."

But for Coles, doing a great job wasn't enough to keep his job.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:47 PM   #5
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Chargers change their minds on Sproles

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ds-on-sproles/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2010 3:37 PM ET

Last week, the Chargers decided not to issue any restricted free agency tender to running back Darren Sproles. We'd been told that they opted not to even use the low-level "right of first refusal" tender because they feared owing him 110 percent of his 2009 franchise player salary.

But now they've changed their minds. Instead of going with the lowest level, however, they've decided to push the offer to the other end of the spectrum.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers have applied the highest tender to Sproles, guaranteeing them a first-round and third-round pick if he leaves, and guaranteeing Sproles nearly $7.3 million in salary for 2010.

Sproles reportedly was scheduled to visit the Chiefs, Rams, Eagles, and Redskins -- an amazing itinerary given that the mere lining up of visits before midnight on the first day of free agency constitutes tampering per se.

The Chargers could still trade him, but whoever gets him will be dealing with contractual demands premised on first-year compensation of $7.27 million.

The move also could jack up the market for the various running backs who are and soon will be available, especially since the Chargers are paying so much money for a return specialist and a third-down tailback. Then again, maybe the Chargers have decided to use Sproles like the Jaguars used Maurice Jones-Drew after Fred Taylor left, as a guy who is on the field more often -- and who gets more opportunities to make things happen.

Regardless of the manner in which the uncapped year unfolds, the Chargers already have scored a major coup. In a capped year, they would have had five key unrestricted free agents whom they would have had to sign to new deals or let walk away: Sproles, linebacker Shawne Merriman, left tackle Marcus McNeill, receiver Vincent Jackson, receiver Malcom Floyd. The franchise tag would have been available for only one of them.

In an uncapped year, the Chargers are able to keep them all, at a total payout of less than $20 million.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:47 PM   #6
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Cardinals release Antrel Rolle

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-antrel-rolle/

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 4, 2010 4:07 PM ET

The Arizona Cardinals have released safety Antrel Rolle.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus pointed out on Twitter that Rolle is free to sign with all 32 teams, and because he was released, the "Final Eight" rule does not apply to him.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals hope to re-sign Rolle as a free agent. If they want him, they'd better be prepared to pay him a significant amount of money, as Rolle reportedly wants $8 million a year.

The Cardinals were widely expected to cut Rolle, as he was due a $4 million roster bonus tomorrow, and had a base salary of $8 million for the 2010 season.
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How bad was Josh Bidwill hurt? He wasn't a bad punter for the Bucs. His career net is higher then Bergers 38.4 vs 37.8. Matt Turk is a free agent this year too but man how long can that guy keep punting.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:24 PM   #9
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Saints say farewell to three veterans

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...hree-veterans/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2010 6:33 PM ET

The Saints announced on Thursday that two players have been released today, and that one will be cut tomorrow.

Out as of right now are linebacker Mark Simoneau and offensive lineman Jamar Nesbit.

Out as of Friday will be defensive end Charles Grant.

Per NFLPA records, the moves clear out more than $6 million in 2010 base salary, including $4 million that Grant alone would have earned.

Grant was a first-round pick in 2002. He has been subject to a four-game suspension for StarCaps, which the league has delayed enforcing pending the outcome of the litigation filed by Vikings defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams.
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I think you could field a team with all the FA's and cuts this year that could beat the Raiders team.
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Panthers cut Damione Lewis

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...damione-lewis/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2010 6:44 PM ET

Veteran defensive tackle Damione Lewis, the first of three first-round picks by the Rams in 2001, has been cut by the Panthers, a league source tells us.

Lewis signed with the Panthers as an unrestricted free agent in 2006. He started all 16 games in 2009 for the first time in his career.

Signed through 2014, Lewis was due to earn $755,000 this season.

His biggest impact came in Week One, when he crossed the goal line and dove on Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, breaking at least one rib. Inexplicably, Lewis was not fined.
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Guard Randy Thomas, receiver Antwaan Randle El and kick returner Rock Cartwright are among 10 players cut by the Washington Redskins on the eve of free agency.

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Cornerback Fred Smoot, defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin, running back Ladell Betts and quarterback Todd Collins were also released as the Redskins cleared salary cap space in the first major moves under new coach Mike Shanahan.

The Redskins need to get younger after a 4-12 season, and Thursday's moves point the team in that direction. Seven of the players are at least 30 years old. Also, 32-year-old left tackle Chris Samuels announced his expected retirement due to a neck injury.

The Redskins were also close to re-signing center Casey Rabach, keeping him off the free agent market.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4966698

Didn't Mike always want him? Smoot would be a better nickle DB then Law at this point, given that was all he did last year with the Skins.
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Guard Randy Thomas, receiver Antwaan Randle El and kick returner Rock Cartwright are among 10 players cut by the Washington Redskins on the eve of free agency.

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Cornerback Fred Smoot, defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin, running back Ladell Betts and quarterback Todd Collins were also released as the Redskins cleared salary cap space in the first major moves under new coach Mike Shanahan.

The Redskins need to get younger after a 4-12 season, and Thursday's moves point the team in that direction. Seven of the players are at least 30 years old. Also, 32-year-old left tackle Chris Samuels announced his expected retirement due to a neck injury.

The Redskins were also close to re-signing center Casey Rabach, keeping him off the free agent market.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4966698

Didn't Mike always want him? Smoot would be a better nickle DB then Law at this point, given that was all he did last year with the Skins.
Smoot is done, and saying that he better then Law doesn't mean he good.
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Troy Smith is very available

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ery-available/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 4, 2010 8:25 PM ET

Ravens quarterback Troy Smith has made no secret that he wants out of Baltimore. He's got his chance.

Smith's agent Ralph Cindrich tweeted that Smith was tendered at the original round level; the Ravens will only get a fifth-round pick if he signs an offer sheet and goes elsewhere.

Quarterback John Beck was also tendered, so the Ravens have a backup in place if Smith leaves. The decision by Baltimore appears to be inviting a possible trade.

The question now becomes whether there is any market for Smith.
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When does FA start?
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have cut Jake Delhomme, just over a year after they gave him a lucrative contract extension only to watch him have his worst season as a pro.

Agent Rick Smith confirmed the move late Thursday. It signals the Panthers intend to go with Matt Moore or someone new at quarterback for the first time since Delhomme burst onto the scene in 2003 and led Carolina to the Super Bowl.

After committing six turnovers in a playoff loss to end the 2008 season, Delhomme had 18 interceptions last year before being sidelined for the final five games with a broken finger.

The Panthers still owe the 35-year-old Delhomme about $12.5 million in guaranteed money.

Carolina also released veteran defensive tackle Damione Lewis.

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Nate Burleson agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal from the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

In going to Detroit, Burleson will reunite with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Under Linehan, Burleson had his best season in 2004 when he caught 68 passes for 1,006 yards.

According to the source, Burleson will receive $11 million in guarantees.

Burleson, 28, was considered one of the top receivers in free agency. He had been with the Seahawks the past four seasons. His contract voided this year, making him an unconditional free agent.
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You guys should call KC about Brodie Croyle. Was tendered a 2nd.

He could do well behind your line.
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You guys should call KC about Brodie Croyle. Was tendered a 2nd.

He could do well behind your line.
He wouldn't do better than Orton who is tendered for a first. Maybe you should call Denver.
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Bears bag Brandon Manumaleuna

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...n-manumaleuna/

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 5, 2010 7:31 AM ET

Even before he became a free agent, the Chicago Bears never tried to hide their interest in tight end Brandon Manumaleuna. So it's no surprise that just hours after he became a free agent, Manumaleuna agreed to a deal with the Bears.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Manumaleuna will sign a five-year contract with the Bears today, pending a physical.

Manumaleuna arrived at O'Hare airport Friday morning and confirmed that he has joined the Bears and is excited about playing for coaches he already knows from his days with the St. Louis Rams.

"I played for Mike Martz and Lovie Smith was the defensive coordinator. It was a great situation," Manumaleuna said. "This team has a chance to be real successful."

Although the signing will raise more questions about tight end Greg Olsen's role in Martz's offense, the Tribune reports that the more immediate question is about tight end Desmond Clark, who has a $475,000 roster bonus due today.
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That's a good signing for them.

Martz likes his TE to block and Manumaleubanumanuma is quite good in this regard.
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That's a good signing for them.

Martz likes his TE to block and Manumaleubanumanuma is quite good in this regard.
Particularly with all of the OL problems they have. But if they think signing Peppers and a few other big $$$ FA's is going to solve all their problems they're dreaming. That's the Dan Snyder approach and it never works.
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Panthers drop Kemoeatu

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 5, 2010 2:36 AM ET
With one season left on a five year deal, the Panthers released defensive tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu Friday morning, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The former Raven tore his Achilles' tendon last July and plans to be ready to play football again by training camp.

The mammoth run stopper had a rocky stay in Carolina that included more disappointment than success. Still, it's hard not to see the gaping holes now on Carolina's defensive line.

"Kemo" will be of interest to 3-4 teams out there willing to take a gamble. There are only so many 345--pound run guys out there.
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Kemoeatu was guy that really benefited playing in Ravens Defense and turned out to be just ok. That why I extremely weary of signing guys that Ravens let walk. Much like other teams were screwed when they signed ex-Denver running backs.
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