ColtPower Free Agency Wire: March 15th

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Updated 10:07 PM

The 49ers signed former Colts and Redskins CB Walt Harris to a two-year deal.

The Tennessee Titans have announced the team has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with S Chris Hope (Steelers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Following the signing of Colts OLB David Thornton, Titans LB Peter Sirmon has asked the team to release him from his contract according to a report in the Nashville City Paper.

The Jaguars are rumored to be in the mix for former Redskins LB LaVar Arrington according to Adam Schefter at Other suitors reportedly include the Giants, Dolphins, Eagles and Bengals.

The Saints released QB Aaron Brooks.

The Ravens released LB Peter Boulware.

Joey Harrington could be the next quarterback released. After signing Jon Kitna, the Lions are continuing to pursue Josh McCown (Cardinals) and reportedly inquired about the Redskins' Patrick Ramsey.

The Denver Broncos have signed middle linebacker Nate Webster to a two-year deal. Webster, a five year veteran who comes from the Cincinnati Bengals will receive a $200,000 signing bonus. He is scheduled to get salaries of $585,000 in 2006 and $710,000 in 2007.

The Buffalo Bills re-signed long-snapper Mike Schneck.

DE/OLB Willie McGinest (Patriots) has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns.

Mike Sando of the Tacoma News Tribune is reporting that the Seahawks are planning to meet with 49ers LB Julian Peterson for a free-agent visit in the coming days.

The Chiefs re-signed DE Carlos Hall to a one-year deal on Wednesday.

Updated 5:10 PM has confirmed the Philadelphia Eagles have reached a contract agreement with QB Jeff Garcia (Lions). Garcia has yet to sign a contract but is expected to do so within the next 24 hours. has confirmed the Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed UFA WR Darnerian McCants.

QB Josh McCown (Cardinals) is visiting the Raiders today.

OL Kevin Barry re-signed with the Green Bay Packers today.

DT Ryan Pickett (Rams) signed with the Packers today according to ESPN.

DT Rocky Bernard re-signed with Seattle on a three-year deal for $13.5 million with a $5.5 signing bonus according to John Clayton at

The Bengals today signed S Anthony Mitchell, one of the team's unrestricted free agents, to a one-year contract.

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the Raiders had considered signing former Vikings guard Toniu Fonoti following his visit on Tuesday. But today, he failed his physical. His weight has approached 400 pounds. Fonoti finished last season on injured reserve because of a groin injury.

The Steelers agreed to contract terms with backup tight end Jerame Tuman and backup OT Barrett Brooks.

Updated 3:45 PM

The Buffalo News is reporting that the Jaguars signed OT Mike Williams to a two-year contract worth $5 million, including a $2 million signing bonus. reports that the Jaguars have signed former Dolphins OT Stockar McDougle to a two-year contract worth $1.605 million.

Sources tell our Cowboys affiliate,, that former Eagles WR Terrell Owens won't even blink at a deal that involves less than $15-20 million in guaranteed money.

According to published reports, the Vikings have contacted the agent for former Cardinals QB Josh McCown. is reporting that they are also considering former Miami QB Gus Frerotte. is reporting the Seahawks have re-signed free agent WR Peter Warrick to a one-year contract extension worth $1 million.

The Vikings met with Patriots starting guard Stephen Neal on Tuesday.

Our Browns affiliate,, is reporting that Cleveland and former Patriots LB Willie McGinest are getting closer to agreeing on a deal. Numbers have been exchanged between the two sides, and, a source said, they are getting closer to finding a "happy medium".


Updated 12:55 PM

The Rams signed former Saints CB Fakhir Brown to a five-year contract on Tuesday.

The Panthers signed former Giants S Shaun Williams on Tuesday.

The Dolphins released last year's starting quarterback, Gus Frerotte after trading for Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper.

Jets OL Jason Fabini is scheduled to meet with the Patriots this week according to a report in the Boston Globe.

Updated 10:50 AM

As reported in our feature article today, ColtPower has learned that Colts free agent linebacker Rocky Calmus has drawn interest from the Jaguars, Dolphins, 49ers, Seahawks, Cowboys and Saints.

In addition to Seattle, has confirmed that former Dolphins RB Sammy Morris has received interest also from New Orleans, Carolina, and San Francisco. Morris was in Seattle on Monday and had a good visit with the Seahawks with apparent interest from both sides. Our Seahawks affiliate is reporting that it's unlikely that the team will bring back RB Maurice Morris.

The details of the Culpepper to Miami trade have been released. The Vikings will get the Dolphins' 2nd-round pick in this year's draft.

The Patriots have already taken some hits in free agency, and it appears they're about to take another. OT Tom Ashworth and his agent have reportedly begun contract negotiations with the Buccaneers. 

Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri is scheduled to visit Green Bay this Friday. And the the Packers have plenty of cap room to pay Vinatieri the kind of money he will command in this market.

Patriots S Lawyer Milloy is visiting the Seahawks today. He's already met with the Bengals and the Falcons.

Ty Law's agent has stated that Law is drawing interest from the Dolphins, Chiefs, Seahawks, Packers and Redskins.

New England released linebacker Chad Brown

The Lions have re-signed WR/KR Eddie Drummond.

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