Player Wire: 6/29/2008

Brandon Marshall (pictured) is in the news again. Kevin Jones held a workout, Najeh Davenport was released, Brad Butler and Paul Spicer signed big deals and more...

Detroit Lions
RB Kevin Jones, who has been rehabbing his injured knee diligently this offseason, worked out for four teams Saturday. Miami, Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Detroit reportedly attended the Michigan workout that included Jones running the shuttle and cones and catching some passes. Jones is coming off ACL surgery five months, and was released by Detroit in March. He said he intended to participate in non-contact drills during training camp.

DT Shemiah LeGrande was placed on reserve/injured by Detroit.

Dallas Cowboys
WR Terry Glenn is talking to the Cowboys again, which could pave the way for his return to the team in 2008. Glenn has been upset that the team wanted him to sign a waiver that would have meant he'd make $500,000 if he re-injured his knee. Without the waiver, the Cowboys would not let Glenn practice with the team. After saying he wanted to be released, Glenn has softened his stance and said he doesn't want to get in a stand-off with owner Jerry Jones. But Jones said the waiver is just one issue.

"What I should be looking at is how he fits as a player this year," Jones said. "That is what this is about. It's not about my will against Terry's will."

Denver Broncos
WR Bradon Marshall has been cleared to fully participate in team activities, including weightlifting and conditioning work to begin Monday. Marshall has been sidelined since suffering a gash to his right forearm in March. When the injury first happened, there was concern Marshall might not be ready for the season opener. "I guess I'm a fast healer," Marshall told the Rocky Mountain News. "I feel great. And if we had a game today, I'd be in it. I'm full-speed ahead now, leaving all that stuff behind me."

Tennessee Titans
RT David Stewart has agreed to terms on a six-year contract, reportedly worth $38.9 million. It includes $10 million in guaranteed money, according to The Tennessean, with $6 million coming in a signing bonus. The deal will put Stewart under contract through 2013.

Pittsburgh Steelers
RB Najeh Davenport had his contract terminated by the Steelers. The short-yardage back last season, Davenport's job was in jeopardy when the team used a first-round pick on Rashard Mendenhall. Davenport was up and down as a short-yardage back, and there never was confidence at the end of games that the Steelers could run the ball and run the clock with a lead -- one reason they lost games late on four occasions, including the playoffs.
By cutting Davenport loose, the Steelers save his $1 million salary against the cap.OG Doug Legursky was waived by the Steelers.

S Mike Lorello was waived by the Steelers.

LS Jared Retkofsky was waived by the Steelers. Retkofsky (6-5, 260) originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of TCU in 2007. He was in the Steelers training camp before being released. Retkofsky then spent one week on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad during the 2007 season.

Baltimore Ravens
P Benjamin Dato was waived by the Ravens.

OG Brandon Barnes was waived by Baltimore.

TE Xavier Lee was waived by the Ravens. He had been trying to make the transition from college quarterback to tight end.

Houston Texans
QB Alex Brink signed with the Texans. This is a quarterback Gary Kubiak had his eye on since long before the draft. If Brink was still on the board in the seventh round, he wanted to pick him up and see if he could help develop him into an NFL quarterback down the road. He doesn't have a big arm and he lacks great accuracy, but he's a big-time competitor, who knows how to escape jams and throw under pressure.

Arizona Cardinals
OT Brandon Keith pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges resulting from a incident in Cedar Falls, Iowa in March, according to the Arizona Republic. Keith received one year of probation from an interference charge and a deferred judgement on a rioting charge stemming from a fight inside the Main Event Center.

Keith has good athletic ability for a man his size but little experience. He played at a junior college before attending Oklahoma and then transferring to Northern Iowa. He was a full-time starter only one season, his senior year. The Cardinals are hoping he develops under the tutoring of line coach Russ Grimm.

Buffalo Bills
RG Brad Butler's three-year extension puts him under contract through 2012. Included in the extension is $8.8 million in new money, sources told the Buffalo News. He will average $2.9 million over the new three years, bringing up his average for the five-year deal to $2 million. According to the paper, his base salaries will be $945,000 this season, $1 million in 2009 and $1.55 million for 2010 through 2012.

Jacksonville Jaguars
DE Paul Spicer's new deal is for three years and $10.5 million, putting him under contract through 2012. Spicer, who was due to enter the final year of his contract, had skipped organized team activities in May, although he did rejoin the team by the third week of offseason work.

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