Free Agency: Monday Wire

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Updated 5:35 PM

The Boston Globe is reporting that Patriots LB Chad Brown's agent Peter Shaffer said that the linebacker hasn't ruled out playing next year. Brown is currently 35 years old. "We're going to see what's out there," Schaffer told the Globe. Cutting Brown now saves the Patriots nearly $1 million towards the cap.

The Washington Redskins continue their assault on their available cap space by signing DE Andre Carter away from the 49ers. According to sources at, Jets defensive end John Abraham was also in Washington for a visit today.

James Mungro's agent, Ken Sarnoff, told that the Colts, as well as other teams, have been in touch with him about Mungro.

Chargers QB Drew Brees has reportedly received offers from both the Saints and the Dolphins. He’s now mulling over which one makes the most sense for him.

Former Oakland Raider and New England Patriot DL Ted Washington told that Romeo Crennel was the reason he chose the Browns over other possible suitors. “We talked about it last year when (Crennel) got the coaching job with the Browns,” Washington said. “I told him to keep me in mind.

“My decision was based on coach and what we went through with New England,” Washington said. “Being a defensive line coach, I know what it takes to run a defensive front and I just want to be part of this defense.”

The is reporting that T.O. to Dallas is still a possibility.

According to an ESPN report, the Detroit Lions have signed former Texans' wide receiver Corey Bradford to a four-year deal, worth approximately $7.5 million. It includes a $2 million signing bonus.

Veteran defensive back returner R.W. McQuarters is in talks with the New York Giants.

The Lions had visits with veteran quarterbacks Jon Kitna and Josh McCown. Neither reached a deal with the team. The Lions are looking for a fallback posision behind Joey Harrington who may be on his last legs in motown.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dexter Jackson has signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal the Vikings are set to talk with Green Bay Packers free agents William Henderson and Craig Nall

Updated 4:45 PM

The Patriots released LB Chad Brown and OL Ryan Krug today. Brown, 35, leaves New England after only one season with the team. Krug has been a practice squad member for the one season he has been with the club.

The Atlanta Falcons re-signed UFA WR Brian Finneran on Monday to a four-year contract. Finneran was considered an offseason target of the Patriots. His release will likely signal an increase in interest in the team's pursuit of free agent David Givens.

Free agent WR David Givens left the Miami Dolphins without a contract. He was reportedly offered an $18 million deal from the Houston Texans, and the team was by some accounts willing to improve it to $23 million. Givens is visiting the Tennessee Titans and may make trips to see the Chargers and the Panthers who have also expressed interest. is reporting that LB Willie McGinest has come to terms with the likelihood that he will not return to the Patriots. He expressed little bitterness towards the club for their decision to release him. "Given what they did for me as a player and a person, I can't be bitter, and I actually owe them a great deal, certainly," McGinest told ESPN. Some clubs rumored to be in the mix for McGinest's services include the Jets, Cowboys and the Browns.

The Redskins are at it again. They have resigned UFA LB Khary Campbell. Terms not available.

More from the AP on OLB David Thorton signing with the Titans. "He fell in love with them and the city," his agent Brian Mackler told The Associated Press. "I think they understand the value David brings and what he does."

The Dallas Cowboys signed linebacker Akin Ayodele, who had been with the Jacksonville Jaguars, to a five-year contract on Monday.

The New Orleans Saints acquired free agent LB Scott Fujita on Monday. Fujita spent three years with the Kansas City Chiefs and one with the Dallas Cowboys.

Updated 3:45 PM

Patriots WR/KR Tim Dwight met with the Jaguars yesterday as reported earlier. He has since moved on and is exoected to visit the New York Jets next.

The Packers are expected to meet with St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Ryan Pickett today in Green Bay. The Packers also are trying to schedule a visit with Cleveland Browns linebacker Ben Taylor, according to reports.

Updated 12:10 AM

The Miami Dolphins Signed cornerback Andre Goodman, who had been with the Detroit Lions, to a three-year contract; signed linebacker Sedrick Hodge, who had been with the New Orleans Saints, to a two-year contract; signed tackle L.J. Shelton, who had been with the Cleveland Browns, to a four-year contract; tendered qualifying offers to safety Yeremiah Bell, tight end Alex Holmes and cornerback Eddie Jackson.

According to, UFA OLB David Thornton reached a contract agreement with the Tennessee Titans on Monday. Thorton was linked to a number of teams including the Giants, Bills and the Patriots in recent speculative reports.

The Baltimore Ravens have reached a three-year contract agreement with UFA RB Jamal Lewis. Lewis was reportedly visiting with the Denver Broncos over the weekend. Terms of the deal have not yet been made available.

This leaves the situation with Denver Broncos UFA RB Mike Anderson up in the air. The team reportedly reached a contract agreement with him but he has yet to sign it and the team hasn't confirmed the deal.

The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have signed unrestricted free agent DE Darren Howard to a six-year contract. Howard had previously been with the New Orleans Saints.

According to Warpath Insiders Adam Archuleta's deal with the Redskins averages nearly $5 million a year and contains $10 million in guaranteed money. It also leaves the Redskins with close to $5 million of cap space by their calculations.

Updated 10:15 AM

Rams free agent S Adam Archuleta was one of a number of free agents who visits the Washington Redskins over the weekend. With Antwaan Randel El and Christian Fauria inking with the skins, Archuleta agreed to terms on Monday. According to reports the deal was worth $3.5 million per year.

The Patriots were one team rumored to be interested in Archuleta's services.

OT Tom Ashworth completed his visits with the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins. According to Ashworth's agent, the veteran lineman will make a decision between those three teams unless the Patriots give him a call in the near future. Ashworth had been a part time starter for the Patriots, but Patriots Insider learned that New England is headed in a different direction and will allow Ashworth to sign elsewhere.

As reported earlier, Patriots TE Christian Fauria has joined the Redskins on Sunday. Fauria, who played for four seasons in New England said that the part he would miss the most was the guys in the locker room."When I signed this deal (with Washington), there was a part of me that was bummed," Fauria told the Boston Globe. "There was a nostalgic feeling. Some great things happened in New England -- the two-year run of winning games. That time will always be special. I loved it there."

Patriots free agent WR Tim Dwight is making a trip to Jacksonville to talk to the Jaguars. The speedy kick returner joined the Patriots in 2005 for one year and was hampered by a leg injury early in the season. He returned punts and kicks, filling in as a starting wide receiver when the team suffered a rash of injuries during the season. Dwight is also linked to reports that the Bears are interested in his services.

Former Patriot RB/KR Chad Morton signed a deal with the New York Giants. Morton signed with the Patriots before the 2005 season but was released with an injury settlement during the preseason.

According to our network affiliate, Vikings Update, Minnesota is interested in a possible deal with the Redskins for quarterback Patrick Ramsey. The New York Daily News has reported that the Jets have offered a seventh-round pick for Ramsey, but the Redskins apparently want a fourth-rounder or better.

Packers FB William Henderson said Green Bay wants him to return for 2006, but hasn't offered him a multi-year deal. Henderson wants to play three more seasons and is seeking a team that will give him that kind of contract. Henderson will reportedly meet with the Vikings in the near the future.

The Ravens took another running back off the market with the signing of Denver's Mike Anderson.

Ravens RB Jamal Lewis was set to meet with the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Ravens Insider reported yesterday that that Lewis' agent, Mitch Frankel, confirmed that the former Pro Bowl runner planed to visit the Broncos (Sunday). He appeared surprised to learn of the Ravens' pending deal with Anderson.

This is another entry in the LaVar Arrington to the Giants, not so fast. . ." log. In an article in NY Newsday, agent Carl Poston says that just because the former Redskins linebacker visited the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants first, that doesn't necessarily mean that they are the front runners to acquire his services. "They just happened to call and set up meetings early," Poston said.


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