Trades and signings continue to progress around the NFL, but one of the marquee free agents, QB Kurt Warner, is still trying to find the best deal.
QB Kurt Warner is preparing to meet with the 49ers on Monday, according to ESPN. With the Cardinals still offering a two-year deal at around $20 million, Warner's agent, Mark Bartelstein, is reportedly seeking in the $14-16 million range per season.
CB Lito Sheppard's trade to the Jets is complete, with the Eagles receiving a fifth-round pick this year and a conditional second- to fifth-round pick in 2010. Sheppard had fallen to fourth on the Eagles' depth chart being starters Asante Samuel and Sheldon Brown and nickel back Joselio Hanson. With the Jets, he will be the frontrunner to start opposite Darrelle Revis next season.
DB Keith Lewis signed with Arizona after being released by San Francisco earlier this month. Terms were not disclosed..
OL Geoff Hangartner has signed with Buffalo. Terms were not disclosed. He was a quality backup lineman for Carolina who started as much as the regular starters due to injuries up and down the line. "We've been talking about playing center," Hangartner said of his possible role with Buffalo. "There are some great nose guards in this division, but it's a challenge I'm looking forward to."
QB Jon Kitna has been traded to Dallas to serve as Tony Romo's backup, according to the NFL Network. The Cowboys sent CB Anthony Henry to Detroit in return. Kitna finished last season on injured reserve with a back injury.
LB Keith Brooking has signed with Dallas. The deal is for three years, according to ESPN.
ILB Andra Davis has signed with Denver. He's a good fit for the Broncos due to his experience in the 3-4 scheme Denver will employ next season. And the Broncos were in need of inside linebacking help to fit the new scheme.
CB Anthony Henry was acquired by Detroit from Dallas in exchange for QB Jon Kitna, according to the NFL Network. Henry started to see some playing time at safety last season. The Lions also added Eric King to the secondary on Saturday.
DE Antonio Smith has signed with the Texans, in a deal reported as a five-year, $35 million contract, according to the NFL Network. Houston has been searching for a pass-rushing threat on the left side to take some attention away from RDE Mario Williams. Smith (6-4, 285) has played in 61 games with 39 starts in five seasons, all with the Arizona Cardinals. He has registered 126 career tackles, including 99 solo stops, 14.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries.
C/G Chris White, an unrestricted free agent, re-signed with Houston. Terms were not disclosed. He has been a versatile backup on the offensive line. White (6-2, 292) saw action in a career-high eight games in 2008 on special teams. In his four-year career, White has played in 15 games. White was originally signed by the Texans to the practice squad in 2006 and made the active roster in 2007.
DE Stanley McClover, a restricted free agent, re-signed with Houston. Terms were not disclosed. McClover (6-2, 263) was a restricted free agent following his third NFL season. McClover joined the Texans on August 31, 2008 and saw action in the season opener at Pittsburgh (9/7). He was placed on injured reserve four days later with a knee injury.
OT Jon Stinchcomb has agreed to a new five-year deal with New Orleans, according to The Monroe News-Star. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Jaguars free agent Khalif Barnes has reportedly canceled a planned visit with the Saints.
DT Rocky Bernard signed with the Giants, who also added LB Michael Boley in the first 48 hours of free agency. Bernard played his first seven seasons with Seattle, where he recorded 29.0 sacks in 103 regular-season games. "He's a veteran defensive tackle with skins on the wall," general manager Jerry Reese said. "He plays hard, he's stout against the run and he has to be accounted for as a pass rusher. We're happy to have Rocky on board in our defensive tackle rotation."
FS Will Allen has signed a one-year deal worth about $1.83 million, according to ESPN. He reportedly could make as much as $2.35 million.
CB Eric King has signed a two-year deal with the Lions, according to multiple reports. It's worth $4.25 million, according to The Tennessean. Financial terms were not known. He was a key special teamer and backup corner for the Titans, but has been beset with injuries the past two years. The Titans wouldn't haven't minded keeping him, but he King is looking for a chance to start.
LB Isaiah Ekejiuba has agreed to a three-year deal worth around $1.3 million with the Raiders, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He has been one of the Raiders' core special teams players for the past three seasons.