Cornerbacks led the parade in the fourth day of NFL free agency on Friday, five cover guys signing deals with either new teams or their old club.
The biggest money deal was a three-year, $17 million agreement between New England and former Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner. He will miss the start of the regular season on a continuing NFL suspension.
Joining Browner on making deals were Chicago’s Charles Tillman who stayed with the Bears, Cortland Finnegan left Tennessee for Miami, Tarell Brown used the San Francisco Bay Bridge to go from the 49ers to the Raiders, Chris Cook left Minnesota for San Francisco and Richard Marshall re-upped with San Diego.
The top money deal in Day #4 was offensive tackle Michael Oher, who left Baltimore for Tennessee on a four-year contract for $20 million with nearly half of that guaranteed money.
For the second time in four days, a free agent deal was nullified, as Dallas backed away from an agreement with former New Orleans linebacker Will Herring.
Here’s the action:
Signed: WR Steve Smith (Carolina), 3 years, $11 million, $3.5 million guaranteed.
Re-signed: ILB Daryl Smith 4 years, $16.1 million.
Lost: LB Jameel McClain (NY Giants); OT Michael Oher (Tennessee).
Signed: LB Brandon Spikes (New England), 1-year deal.
Signed: TE Mike McNeil (St. Louis), 2 years, terms unknown.
Lost: WR Steve Smith (Baltimore).
Re-signed: CB Charles Tillman, 1-year deal, $3.4 million.
Addition: claimed LB Dontay Moch on waivers from Arizona.
Cancelled: deal with LB Will Herring (New Orleans) that was worked out Thursday.
Lost: LB Wesley Woodyard (Tennessee).
Re-signed: TE Brandon Pettigrew, 4 years, $16 million, $8 million guaranteed.
Re-signed: DL B.J. Raji, 1-year, $4 million.
Lost: C Evan Dietrich-Smith (Tampa Bay).
Lost: DE Antonio Smith (Oakland).
Signed: WR Hakeem Nicks (NY Giants), 1-year deal, $3.5 million.
Signed: DL Vance Walker (Oakland), 3 years, $13 million.
Signed: CB Cortland Finnegan (St. Louis), 2 years, $11 million; G Shelley Smith (St. Louis), 2 years, $5 million.
Re-signed: WR Jerome Simpson, 1-year contract.
Lost: CB Chris Cook (San Francisco).
Signed: CB Brandon Browner (Seattle), 3 years, $17 million.
Lost: LB Brandon Spikes (Buffalo).
Re-signed: ILB Ramon Humber, 1-year deal.
New York Giants
Signed: LB Jameel McClain (Baltimore), 2 years, $4.1 million.
Lost: WR Hakeem Nicks (Indianapolis).
Signed: CB Tarell Brown (San Francisco), 1-year deal, $3.5 million/guaranteed; DE Antonio Smith (Houston), 2 years, $9 million.
Lost: DL Vance Walker (Chiefs).
Released: WR Joe Anderson.
Signed: NT Cam Thomas (San Diego), 2 years, $4 million.
Lost: CB Cortland Finnegan (Miami); TE Mike McNeil (Carolina), G Shelley Smith (Miami).
Re-signed: CB Richard Marshall, 1-year deal, $855,000.
Lost: NT Cam Thomas (Pittsburgh).
Signed: CB Chris Cook (Minnesota), 1-year deal.
Lost: CB Tarell Brown (Oakland).
Lost: CB Brandon Browner (New England).
Signed: C Evan Dietrich-Smith (Green Bay), 4 years, $14.25 million, $7.25 million guaranteed.
Signed: OT Michael Oher (Baltimore), 4 years, $20 million, $9.5 million guaranteed; LB Wesley Woodyard (Denver), 4 years, $16 million.
Released: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Released: C Will Montgomery.