Teams continue to fill needs through free agency, and we've got more than 40 transactions and notes from around the league over the last two days. Who is setting the market and who is on the chopping block?
QB Joey Harrington's time as a Lions quarterback has come to an end. Coach Rod Marinelli said he will leave the decision to GM Matt Millen as to whether Harrington will be released or traded. "At this moment, he's not with us," Marinelli said. "That's been my decision. We're moving in a new direction."
LG Steve Hutchinson officially became a Vikings after Seattle declined to match the seven-year $49 million contract he signed with Minnesota on March 12. The Seahawks and the NFL contested a provision in the deal that guarantees the full amount of the contract if Hutchinson is not the highest paid offensive lineman on his team, but an arbitrator ruled Seattle had to accept the clause if it wished to match the offer sheet. The Seahawks declined and Hutchinson became a Viking with a contract that includes $16 million in guaranteed money.
QB Mike McMahon was released by the Eagles, just a few days after Jeff Garcia was signed to be Donovan McNabb's backup.
S Chris Crocker was acquired by Atlanta from Cleveland in exchange for an undisclosed pick in this year's draft. "Chris Crocker is a talented, young safety," said coach Jim Mora. "Our personnel people identified him as a potential trade option early in free agency, and we are thrilled to have a chance to add him to our team."
QB Craig Nall, a free agent from Green Bay, has agreed to a three-year deal with Buffalo. Nall is expected to compete with the loser of the battle for the starting job between J.P. Losman and Kelly Holcomb for the No. 2 job.
CB Will Allen signed a four-year, $12 million deal with Miami after spending his first five seasons with the Giants.
TE Justin Peelle, a free-agent from San Diego, signed a three-year deal with Miami.
FB William Henderson re-signed with the Packers five days after visiting with division-rival Minnesota. Next season will be his 12th with Green Bay.
QB Andy Hall was released by the Eagles. Hall was a sixth-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2004, but did not see any game action.
OT Lew Dawson (failed physical) was cut by Cleveland.
CB Tyrone Poole, an 11-year veteran cut by New England last week, signed a two-year deal with Oakland.
WR Andre Johnson likes the demeanor of new coach Gary Kubiak, and said he didn't even think it was Kubiak's voice the first time he called the Texans receiver. "I remember the first time he called me I thought someone was playing on my phone,"Johnson said. "I was like, ‘Stop (messing) with me. This isn't Gary Kubiak.' He's a real down-to-earth guy. I'm really looking forward to playing for a guy with such enthusiasm and such a love for the game."
TE Darnell Dinkins, an unrestricted free agent from Baltimore, signed with Cleveland.
WR Kevin Walter signed a four-year, $6.4 million offer sheet as a restricted free agent with the Houston Texans that Cincinnati decided not to match. Walter and his wife traveled to Houston and had dinner Saturday night with Texans coach Gary Kubiak and other staff members. The Bengals did not match and will replace Walter on the roster with former Green Bay wide receiver Antonio Chatman, who signed last week. Cincinnati will also receive a seventh-round pick from Houston as compensation.
WR Kelly Campbell (released from reserve/injured by Vikings 10/4) signed with Miami.
DT Josh Shaw (released by Dolphins 9/5, 10/17, 11/23, 12/31) re-signed with Miami.
WR Lee Mays, an unrestricted free agent, re-signed with Pittsburgh.
OG Kris Dielman, a restricted free agent, re-signed with San Diego.
DE Israel Idonije, a restricted free agent, received an offer sheet from Buffalo. Bears have until march 24 to match.
LB Rocky Boiman (Titans) signed with Dallas as an unrestricted free agent.
CB Jacques Reeves, an exclusive rights free agent, re-signed with Dallas.
DB Torrie Cox (not tendered as RFA by Buccaneers 3/10) re-signed with Tampa Bay.
WR Terrell Owens' contract with Dallas is for three years and $25 million. He will receive a $5 million signing bonus and $5 million in base salary. Whether the contract winds up being more than a one-year deal is up to the Cowboys, who would owe Owens big roster bonuses in 2007 and 2008. "I think you have risk in every player that you sign," owner Jerry Jones said. "I wouldn't call this a high-risk move. Not at all."
OT Jason Fabini signed a three-year, $4.5 million deal that includes a $1.75 million signing bonus. Fabini is expected to enter training camp as the starting right tackle, filling a major hole for the Cowboys. "We think he brings quite a bit to the table here," owner Jerry Jones said. "He could obviously be the answer at right tackle, but he also plays left tackle and could be a guy who could really solidify an offensive line in terms of if we needed some flexibility there as well."
WR Josh Reed's new contract is worth $17.6 million over five years with a $3 million signing bonus.
S Derrick Gibson re-signed with Oakland. He had been cut before free agency so the Raiders could avoid a $10 million cap hit next season.
DT Russell Davis, a free agent from Arizona, has agreed to a deal with Seattle as the Seahawks stockpile defensive tackles. The contract is reportedly for four years.