NFL Free-Agent Updates

Sunday was a lighter day of activity in the NFL, but there were still some high-profile free-agent signings. Plus, get updates on other contract numbers.

  • RB Michael Turner, widely considered the top running back available in free agency, signed a six-year deal with Atlanta reportedly worth $34.5 million with $15 million in guaranteed money. "We are pleased to be able to add a very talented running back and a player who has produced at a high level in this League when given the opportunity," said Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff. "We think he's ready to take the next step and have a more prominent role in an offense and we are happy he decided that opportunity is going to be here in Atlanta."

  • LG Alan Faneca officially joined the Jets on Sunday with a five-year, $40 million contract.

  • TE Ben Hartsock signed with Atlanta, for four years and $9 million, according to ESPN. Hartsock, 6-4, 265 pounds, is a four-year veteran who was originally selected in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. In 45 career games played, he has totaled 24 receptions for 247 yards (10.3 avg.) and a long catch of 27 yards twice.

  • CB Randall Gay has agreed to a four-year deal with the Saints. The contract is reportedly worth up to $17.6 million.

  • RB Warrick Dunn's days with the Falcons are likely numbered after Atlanta signed free agent Michael Turner. Released Dunn would save the Falcons around $3 million against the salary cap.

  • DE Bobby McCray signed a five-year deal with New Orleans reportedly worth $20 million with $5 million in guaranteed money. He had a career-high 10.0 sacks last season.

  • RB Aaron Stecker re-signed with the Saints. He rushed for a career-high 448 yards last season with five touchdowns.

  • TE Alge Crumpler has decided to sign a two-year deal with Tennessee, according to ESPN. He had been negotiating with the Titans and Seahawks in the past few days.

  • LB Kevin Bentley signed a three-year, $4 million deal with Houston.

  • TE Michael Gaines has agreed to a four-year, $10 million contract with Detroit, according to ESPN.

  • QB Derek Anderson's new deal is for three years and $24 million. That's a bump from the three-year, $20 million deal he was offered in the days leading up to free agency.

  • CB Von Hutchins' contract with the Falcons is for four years and $9 million, with $2.35 million in guaranteed money, according to ESPN.

  • OLB Calvin Pace, who met with the Dolphins on Friday, has received an offer from the team that includes $20 million in guaranteed money, according to the Arizona Republic.

  • S Erik Coleman's contract with Atlanta is for four years and $10 million, including $3 million in guaranteed money, according to ESPN.

  • LB Larry Izzo has agreed to a one-year deal worth $830,000, according to the Boston Globe.

  • WR Devery Henderson's new contract with the Saints is for one year and $2 million, according to the NFL Network.


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