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News » Day 8 NFL free-agency blog 2009-03-07

Day 8 NFL free-agency blog 2009-03-07

Day 8 NFL free-agency blog 2009-03-07

Day 1: Fri. | Sat. | Sun. | Mon. | Tues. | Wed. | Thurs. | Friday

NFL free agency has finally arrived, with plenty of big names and NFL icons available. Check out all the news and notes from Jay Glazer, Alex Marvez, FOXSports.com and Scout.com's Adam Caplan. (All times ET)


Free-agency news:

  • Niners keep QB with restructured deal
  • Jags land 3-time Pro Bowl OT
  • T.O. signs 1-year deal with Bills
  • Cardinals steal starting Steelers CB
  • Saints cut FB on wedding eve


  • Kriegel: Why the superagent wins again
  • Marvez: How T.O. deal impacts NFL
  • Schrager: Heart-break for Philly fans
  • O'Connor: Warner needed some love
  • Scout.com: Top 20 FAs | Who's left?

Player Trackers:

    Track offseason moves by your favorite team and division.

Another Jet joins Browns -- 8:39 p.m.

In an attempt to shore up their defensive line, the Cleveland Browns have signed a player familiar to new coach Eric Mangini.

Defensive lineman C.J. Mosley signed with the Browns on Friday. He spent the past three seasons with the New York Jets, where he played for Mangini, formerly the head coach, along with several of Mangini's assistants who are also now with the Browns.

Mosley entered the league as a sixth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 after playing in his home state at the University of Missouri. Mosley was traded to the Jets during training camp in 2006 and played 35 games over the past three seasons for New York, making three starts and recording five sacks.

— The Associated Press

Cowboys sign DE Olshansky -- 7:42 p.m.

The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive end Igor Olshansky to a four-year deal Friday.

Terms were not released.

The unrestricted free agent, a second round pick for the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 draft, played five seasons with the Chargers. He started in 70 regular season games, recording 187 tackles, nine sacks and interception and six pass breakups.

— The Associated Press

Chiefs agree to deals with safety, LB -- 6:58 p.m.

The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with safety Jon McGraw and linebacker Darrell Robertson on Friday.

McGraw has had 12 starts in 86 games in his seven NFL seasons with the New York Jets, Detroit and Kansas City, where he played in the 2007-08 season.

Robertson, who spent time on the New England practice squad in 2008, originally entered the NFL in 2008 as a rookie free agent with Dallas. He also played two games last year for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

— The Associated Press

Bears retain RB Jones -- 5:52 p.m.

Running back Kevin Jones won't be leaving the Chicago Bears after all.

After being heavily courted by Buffalo, Jones has decided to re-sign with Chicago. A source told FOXSports.com that Jones has agreed to a two-year, $3.5 million contract. Jones is slated to earn $2 million in 2009, including a $1 million signing bonus. Full story ...

— Alex Marvez

Bengals cut safety, 3 others -- 5:36 p.m.

The Cincinnati Bengals have released safety Dexter Jackson, an 11-year veteran who missed most of last season with injuries.

The Bengals also cut three first-year players Friday who were members of their practice squad for part of last season. They were guard James Blair, cornerback Marcus Brown and defensive end Victor DeGrate. Full story ...

— Associated Press

Vikes re-sign special teamer -- 5:35 p.m.

The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed linebacker and special teams standout Heath Farwell. Terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed.

Farwell has been one of the team's most productive players on the kick coverage and return units since 2005. He tore the ACL in his right knee in the first exhibition game last August and missed the entire 2008 season.

Meanwhile, the Vikings surrendered an NFL-record seven special teams touchdowns. Full story ...

— Associated Press

Eagles fill Dawk's shoes, sort of -- 3:58 p.m.

Safety Sean Jones signed a one-year, free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, helping fill the void created by Brian Dawkins' departure.

A second-round pick by Cleveland in 2004, Jones played five seasons with the Browns. He was mostly used as a strong safety, but his playmaking skills make him a potential replacement for Dawkins at free safety.

Jones may have to beat out second-year pro Quintin Demps for the spot. Full story ...

— Associated Press

Titans foot bill for punter -- 3:58 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a contract with punter Craig Hentrich, who will return for his 16th NFL season this year. Terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed.

Hentrich, an unrestricted free agent, had considered retiring after last season. Including his four-year total with the Green Bay Packers at the start of his career, Hentrich's 1,141 career punts are tied with Rohn Stark for seventh in league history. Full story ...

— Associated Press

Bengals find backup QB -- 1:09 p.m.

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan to back up injured quarterback Carson Palmer. The Bengals didn't release terms of the contract Friday.

They are counting on Palmer's return from an elbow injury last season, but needed a backup after Ryan Fitzpatrick left for Buffalo as a free agent. The 29-year-old O'Sullivan started the first eight games for San Francisco last season. He also spent time with New Orleans, where he was picked in the sixth round of the 2002 draft. Full story ...

— Associated Press

Rosenhaus: T.O. will be fine -- 8:26 a.m.

Terrell Owens may not be without a team for long.

In an e-mail sent Friday morning to FOXSports.com, agent Drew Rosenhaus said a market has formed for the wide receiver's services following his Thursday release by the Dallas Cowboys. Rosenhaus also believes Owens will soon be signing with a new squad. Full story ...

— Alex Marvez

Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: March 7, 2009

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