Tuesday's free agency tracker

All the new signings and news coming down the pipe Tuesday as the free agency crush continues around the NFL.

--- One day after signing one of the top wide receivers available in free agency, the 49ers signed one of the less-heralded free-agent WRs on the open market. Six-year veteran Bryan Gimore has signed with the Niners as an unrestricted free agent and will battle for a backup role among the team's young and unproven WR corps. Gilmore played the past two seasons with the Miami Dolphins after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, where he worked under the tutelage of current 49ers WR coach Jerry Sullivan from 2001-2003. Sullivan also was Gilmore's WR coach in 2004 at Miami. Gilmore caught just five passes in 15 games (one start) for the Dolphins last year, but he has averaged 14 yards per catch on his 38 career receptions with four touchdowns. Niners coach Mike Nolan said regarding the signing of Gilmore: "Jerry Sullivan has a history with Bryan. He feels he is a young receiver with a huge upside. He is a big, strong receiver with speed who is physical and will contribute. I am looking forward to adding Bryan to our receiving unit."

--- WR David Givens signed a five-year deal and gives the Titans a proven receiver with plenty of years remaining in his prime. "He's young, he's healthy, he's productive, he is as classy as anyone you will ever want to meet, he will be a leader on our young team," Reese said. "And to top it all off, he has more Super Bowl rings than he has fingers for. That's very, very important to us."

--- QB Jon Kitna agreed to a contract with Detroit on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

--- QB Drew Brees has agreed to terms on a six-year deal with New Orleans. Financial details were not immediately known, but Brees is expected to arrive in New Orleans on Wednesday.

--- WR Terrell Owens' two-year stint with the Eagles officially ended with his contract being terminated Tuesday. There was no press conference, just a simple one-line statement from the team that read: "The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have terminated the contract of WR Terrell Owens."

--- QB Daunte Culpepper has been traded to Miami in exchange for a second-round draft pick. The Dolphins will officially announce the deal once Culpepper, who is coming off major knee surgery, passes a physical.

--- WR Kevin Walter has received an offer sheet from Texas; Bengals have until March 20 to match or receive 7th-round pick as compensation.

--- LB Matt Chatham signed a three-year contract with the Jets. No financial terms of the deal were disclosed, but the contract was structured so Chatham will make more money should he win a starting job.

--- WR Keyshawn Johnson has been released by Dallas after the Cowboys declined to pay the $1 million roster bonus he was due.

--- OG Toniu Fonti has agreed to a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders, a $1 million deal that includes a base salary of $585,000 and $415,000 in guaranteed money.

--- OT Mike Williams signed with Jacksonville, where he is expected to push RT Maurice Williams for a starting job. "My goals in Jacksonville are to become the dominant offensive tackle that I know I am and in the process help this team win games," he said.

--- RG Will Shields will return for a 12th season with Kansas City after agreeing to a restructured four-year contract. Shields, who had been due a $5.1 million salary in 2006, had been in danger of being released.

--- CB Fakhir Brown signed a five-year contract with St. Louis. An unrestricted free agent, Brown played in 12 games, including four starts, for New Orleans last season.

--- DE Kalimba Edwards re-signed with Detroit to a five-year deal.

--- P Bryce Benekos was cut by Houston.

--- CB Chris McKenzie re-signed with Houston.

--- P Filip Filipovic (released by Eagles 3/4/05) was added to Houston's roster. --- WR Bam Childress, an exclusive rights free agent, was re-signed by New England.

--- FB Doug Easlick was assigned to Pittsburgh on waivers from San Francisco.

--- OT Brandon Phillips was cut by New Orleans.

--- DE Marcellus Wiley re-signed with Jacksonville on Tuesday. Wiley, 31, played in 11 games with one start last season with the Jaguars. The 6-4, 275-pound defensive end recorded 11 tackles and four quarterback pressures. The 10th year veteran has started 79 of his 135 career games with Jacksonville, Dallas, San Diego and Buffalo. He has 398 career tackles, 44 sacks, 15 forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He was originally selected in the second round of the 1997 NFL draft by the Bills out of Columbia.

--- CB Terry Cousin re-signed with Jacksonville on Tuesday. Cousin, 30, played in all 16 games for the Jaguars and started five contests. The 5-9, 185-pound cornerback tallied 56 tackles, four interceptions and a half sack. In his 10th season, he has started 62 of his 130 career games while playing with Jacksonville, New York Giants, Carolina, Miami, Atlanta and Chicago. He has 427 career tackles, 10 interceptions, 5.5 sacks and five fumble recoveries. He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Chicago in 1997 out of South Carolina.


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