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Keep up with the signings, re-signing, releases, surgeries, position changes and more over the last several days.

  • RB Travis Henry, who was released by Tennessee when he and the Titans could not agree on a restructured contract, agreed to a five-year deal with the Broncos that includes a reported $12 million in guarantees.

  • QB Joey Harrington was released by the Dolphins in a move that was expected with the team unable to find a trade for him. Harrington was released before the Dolphins were due to pay him a $1 million roster bonus.

  • DE Patrick Kerney has agreed to a six-year, $39.5 million contract with the Seahawks that includes $19.5 million in guaranteed money. Kerney, 30, has 58 career sacks, but played in just nine games last season due to a torn right pectoral muscle.

  • LB Rob Morris has re-signed with the Colts. He stepped in this year and wound up playing outside linebacker for the second half of the season and in the playoffs. Did a good job considering that he was playing out of position. May be brought back.

  • TE David Martin was signed by the Dolphins. "David is a talented tight end who will be a major contributor to our offense," coach Cam Cameron said. "He is very athletic with good speed and is a quality receiver."

  • WR Wes Welker was traded by Miami to New England in exchange for the Patriots' second- and seventh-round draft picks in April.

  • TE Randy McMichael was released by the Dolphins. He was due a $3 million roster bonus, and the Dolphins released him after they were unable to find a trade.

  • C Al Johnson, a free agent from Dallas, signed a four-year deal with Arizona. He had also received strong interest from Tampa Bay. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Johnson will compete with Nick Leckey for the starting job.

  • DE Kevin Carter signed with the Bucs, helping fill the void left when Dewayne White signed with Detroit.

  • WR Ashley Lelie signed a two-year deal with San Francisco, with the 49ers hoping he can pick up the big-play void left when Antonio Bryant was released. Lelie said he chose the 49ers over Houston, among others.

  • QB Kerry Collins re-signed with the Texans to serve as Vince Young's backup.

  • QB Brad Johnson was signed by the Cowboys to a reported three-year deal to back up Tony Romo. Johnson, 38, was released by the Vikings on Feb. 28.

  • OG Matt Lehr was released by the Falcons. Lehr was expected to be an odd man out with new coach Bobby Petrino seeking bigger linemen to protect QB Michael Vick.

  • TE Gavin Tarquinio, who spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, was released by the Falcons.

  • TE Will Heller re-signed with Seattle. Terms were not disclosed.

  • FB Josh Parry re-signed with Seattle. Terms were not disclosed.

  • FB Moran Norris signed a three-year deal to stay with the 49ers.

  • OL Tony Wragge re-signed with the 49ers. Terms were not disclosed.

  • DE Corey Smith re-signed with the Lions. He impressed coach Rod Marinelli with his pass-rushing skills when Lions needed help late in the season, even earning a start.

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  • DE Jared Allen has requested a trade after negotiations on a new contract with Kansas City broke down. The team has reportedly denied the request. The sides are reportedly far apart on a long-term deal for Allen, who made just $425,000 last season despite 27.5 sacks in his first three seasons.

  • QB Brett Favre underwent minor ankle surgery Monday morning, the Packers announced. "The procedure went as expected and he is recovering at this time," general manager Ted Thompson said in a statement. "We expect no complications and that he will be cleared to participate in offseason workouts similar to his schedule in 2006."

  • QB Damon Huard signed a three-year deal to stay with Kansas City, avoiding free agency. Huard provides an important insurance policy should Trent Green struggle and second-year man Brodie Croyle isn't yet ready to assume a prominent role.

  • QB Matt Schaub received a one-year tender offer of more than $2 million. If another team offers Schaub a contract and the Falcons decline to match, Atlanta would be compensated with first- and third-round draft picks.

  • RB Damien Nash died after collapsing following a charity basketball event outside of St. Louis on Saturday. The cause of the death still wasn't known entering the week. The game was created to benefit a foundation named for Nash's older brother, Darris, who received a heart transplant last month.

  • DE/DT Cullen Jenkins earned himself a new four-year, $16 million deal before free agency started. The deal reportedly includes a $6 million signing bonus. Jenkins was a force against the run and was equally effective moving inside on passing downs, finishing with a career-high 6.5 sacks.

  • OT Robert Gallery will reportedly move back to right tackle, where he played as a rookie.

  • OL Barry Sims, who was benched from his left guard spot late last season, will reportedly regain the left tackle position he occupied before Roberty Gallery switched from right tackle to the left side.

  • DE Chris Kelsay signed a multi-year deal with the Bills. Terms were not immediately known. Kelsay posted a career-best 5.5 sacks and is the kind of player the Bills like: young and affordable.

  • S Quintin Mikell signed a four-year deal to stay with the Eagles. Financial terms weren't immediately available. "Quintin has been a really good football player for us," said general manager Tom Heckert. "He's a vital contributor for us on special teams and does a very solid job when he's on the field defensively. We're glad to keep him here in Philadelphia."

  • LS Ryan Kuehl avoided free agency by re-signing with the Giants. Terms were not immediately known. "Counting the year I spent on the practice squad, this will be my 12th season," Kuehl said. "That's about 12 more than I thought I'd play."

  • DT Hollis Thomas signed a four-year, $12 million deal with the Saints. He reportedly will make $6 million next season.

  • OG Adam Timmerman was released by the Rams, but the 35-year-old said he has no plans to retire.

  • CB Walt Harris had surgery to insert a screw into his broken left hand. The injury was suffered in the Pro Bowl.

  • ILB Derek Smith had surgery to repair damaged muscle connected to his left eye. Smith isn't expected to participate in any offseason work, but should be ready for the preseason.

  • DE Aaron Smith signed a five-year, $25 million contract extension that makes him the highest paid defensive lineman in Steelers history.

  • CB Gabriel Helms was placed on waivers by Kansas City.

  • DT Steve Williams was placed on waivers by Kansas City.

  • OT Henry Tellis (failed physical) was waived by the Giants.

  • CB Sammy Davis was released by the 49ers.

  • QB Craig Ochs was waived by the Bills.

  • QB Tory Woodbury was waived by the Bills.

  • CB Donald Strickland had his contract terminated by the 49ers.

  • P Andy Lee, a restricted free agent, was tendered a contract by the 49ers. The 49ers will have the right to match any offer he signs or receive a draft pick as compensation.

  • RB Maurice Hicks, a restricted free agent, was tendered a contract by the 49ers. The 49ers will have the right to match any offer he signs or receive a draft pick as compensation.

  • G Tony Wragge, an exclusive rights free agent, was tendered a contract by the 49ers. The 49ers will have the right to match any offer he signs or receive a draft pick as compensation.

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