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2014 NFL Free Agency/Day #3 – March 13th

The money trail in NFL free agency went cold in Day #3 as the big money deals were not there after two days of heavy spending on players.

Biggest deal was the five-year package signed by wide receiver Eric Decker with the New York Jets: $36 million, with $15 million guaranteed. Tampa Bay signed former Cincinnati offensive tackle Anthony Collins for five years, $30 million with $15 million guaranteed.

There were 23 players that signed with new teams on Thursday, with 17 of those players coming on the defensive side. Washington signed three defensive players, with Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Oakland and San Diego signed two defensive free agents each. Joining the AFC West are defensive end Justin Tuck and linebacker LaMarr Woodley in Oakland, with inside linebacker Kavell Conner and cornerback Brandon Ghee joined San Diego.

Here are the details on Thursday’s activity:

Arizona

Signed: WR Ted Ginn (Carolina), 3 years, $9.75 million.

Released: LB Dontay Moch.

Lost: TE Jim Dray (Cleveland).

Baltimore

Re-signed: S Jeromy Miles, 1-year deal.

Buffalo

Re-signed: TE Scott Chandler, 2 years, terms unknown.

Carolina

Re-signed: QB Derek Anderson, 1-year deal.

Released: WR Steve Smith.

Lost: WR Ted Ginn (Arizona); WR Domenik Hixon (Chicago); CB Captain Munnerlyn (Minnesota).

Chicago

Signed: WR Domenik Hixon (Carolina), 1-year deal; DE Willie Young (Detroit), 3 years, $9 million, $3.95 million guaranteed;

Re-signed: TE Dante Rosario.

Cincinnati

Released: OLB James Harrison.

Lost: LT Anthony Collins (Tampa Bay).

Cleveland

Signed: TE Jim Dray (Arizona), 3 years, $5.6 million, $2.25 million guaranteed.

Dallas

Signed: LB Will Herring (New Orleans), 1-year deal.

Lost: C Phil Costa (Indianapolis); DE Jason Hatcher (Washington).

Denver

Lost: WR Eric Decker (NY Jets).

Detroit

Signed: DE/OLB Darryl Tapp (Washington); DT Vaughn Martin (Miami).

Lost: DE Willie Young (Chicago).

Green Bay

Re-signed: TE Andrew Quarless, 2 years, $3 million.

Houston

Re-signed: TE Garrett Graham, 3 years, $11.25 million, $4.5 million guaranteed.

Lost: LB Darryl Sharpton (Washington)

Indianapolis

Signed: C Phil Costa (Dallas),

Lost: ILB Kavell Conner (San Diego)

Jacksonville

Signed: DE Chris Clemons (Seattle), 4 years, $18 million; DT Ziggy Hood (Pittsburgh), 4 years, $16 million.

Re-signed: DE Jason Babin, terms unknown.

Miami

Lost: CB Nolan Carroll (Philadelphia); DT Vaughn Martin (Detroit).

Minnesota

Signed: CB Derek Cox (San Diego), 1-year deal; CB Captain Munnerlyn (Carolina), 3 years, $14.25 million, $7 million guaranteed.

Re-signed: DT Fred Evans, 1-year deal.

New Orleans

Lost (via trade): RB Darren Sproles (Philadelphia).

New York Giants

Re-signed: FB Henry Hynoski, 1-year deal, $1 million.

Lost: DE Justin Tuck (Oakland)

New York Jets

Signed: WR Eric Decker (Denver), 5 years, $36 million, $15 million guaranteed.

Oakland

Signed: DE Justin Tuck (NY Giants), 2 years, $11 million; LB LaMarr Woodley (Pittsburgh), 2 years, $12 million.

Lost: CB Tracy Porter (Washington).

Philadelphia

Signed: CB Nolan Carroll (Miami), 2 years, $5.2 million.

Acquired: RB Darren Sproles in trade with New Orleans for a 5th-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Lost: DE Clifton Geathers (Washington).

Pittsburgh

Lost: DT Ziggy Hood (Jacksonville); LB LaMarr Woodley (Oakland).

St. Louis

Re-signed: OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar, 2 years, $3.5 million; LT Rodger Saffold, 5 years, $31.7 million, $19.5 million guaranteed.

Lost: QB Kellen Clemens (San Diego).

San Diego

Signed: QB Kellen Clemens (St. Louis), 2 years, $3 million; ILB Kavell Conner (Indianapolis), 3 years, terms unknown; CB Brandon Ghee (Cincinnati), 2 years, terms unknown.

Re-signed: LB Reggie Walker.

Lost: QB Charlie Whitehurst (Tennessee).

Seattle

Re-signed: QB Tarvaris Jackson.

Lost: DE Chris Clemons (Jacksonville)

Tampa Bay

Signed: LT Anthony Collins (Cincinnati), 5 years, $30 million, $15 million guaranteed.

Released: LT Donald Penn.

Tennessee

Signed: QB Charlie Whitehurst (San Diego), 2 years, $8 million.

Washington

Signed: DE Clifton Geathers (Philadelphia); DE Jason Hatcher (Dallas), 4 years, $27.5 million; CB Tracy Porter (Oakland); LB Darryl Sharpton (Houston), 1-year, $2 million.

Lost: LB Darryl Tapp (Detroit).


6 Responses to “2014 NFL Free Agency/Day #3 – March 13th”

  • March 14, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    As I look thru this list and think back over the last 3 days of free agency I just can’t help but think that we must have quite a few Over Paid Players. We lose 5 pretty good players and sign 2 no namers and have done nothing of real note in free agency. This tells me that the cap is really tight for us and we just can’t do anything. It also tells me we must have quite a few guys that are very Over Paid when comparing to their stats and production.


  • March 14, 2014  - R W says:

    Now we’re into the 2d wave of FA with most names only the hard-HARD core NFL fans would recognize. There’s still a few marquee guys out there but the glow is starting to dim and as it does, I look for the Chiefs to use their considerable database of knowledge to pluck a few nuggets from the scrapheap.

    I predict a ceiling of about 1.5 mil per guy with most signing for around .5 mil. As someone said recently, Tiffany’s is closed but Target is now open.


  • March 14, 2014  - Niblick says:

    Berry has a huge cap number becaus he was signed in the last year of the old CBA. If we resign him his next contract will be far more reasonable. He has a huge cap number this year. R W is right on track on the second wave of free agency. I read where Emanuel Sanders from the Steelers is in for a visit. He would be a great pick-up and could fill that other receiver we need. I’m sure there are other teams interested, so it will be interesting if we can sign him.


  • March 14, 2014  - R W says:

    Just saw this nugget on PFR, so don’t know if it’s breaking news or FYI. Whatever:

    After visiting with him yesterday, Chiefs are set to sign defensive tackle Vance Walker to a contract, a source tells Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Post-Gazette (Twitter link). The Packers had been trying to set up a visit for Walker, but he’ll be headed to Kansas City for 2014 instead.

    Walker, 26, started 15 games for the Raiders last season, recording 40 tackles and three sacks for the club. Oakland reportedly extended a contract offer to Walker before the free agent period opened, but the Georgia Tech product was interested in the rare opportunity to test the market as an unrestricted free agent.


  • March 14, 2014  - R W says:

    Update on that last posting, re: Walker to Chiefs:

    9:16am: Agent Chad Speck has directly responded to Dougherty’s initial report, via Twitter, calling it “completely false” and adding that Walker has a visit lined up with the Seahawks on Sunday.

    …and so, the spinning wheel spins. UGH.


  • March 14, 2014  - chief214 says:

    agree with Chuck. see: Bowe, Dwayne

    I’m expecting much bigger contributions from Bowe if the Alex Smith we saw at the end of the season is the one we get to start 2014. If that doesn’t happen and the trend continues, his contract is going to inflict major pain these next few years.

    I’m curious what % of our 2014 cap consumed by players who are already gone. EG, are there lingering effects from past misses on FA’s like Routt. Would appreciate any insight here, Bob.




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