2014 NFL Free Agency/Day #5 – March 15

There was late news Saturday evening out of Denver, where reportedly the Broncos are going to add to their pile of free agents and sign wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

After adding defensive talent with DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward, Sanders appears to be on the Broncos radar screen as the guy to replace Eric Decker, who signed with the New York Jets.

Sanders arrived in Kansas City on Friday to meet with the Chiefs, but no deal was reached as of Saturday afternoon. He’s expected to move on to Denver on Sunday.

The biggest news in Day No. 5 of free agency was defensive end Julius Peppers signed a three-year deal with Green Bay. For the Packers, it was the biggest free agent signing since they inked Charles Woodson in 2006.

Here are the moves from Saturday:

Buffalo

Signed: RB Anthony Dixon (San Francisco), terms unknown.

Carolina

Signed: S Roman Harper (New Orleans), 2 years, $4.5 million.

Lost: WR Brandon LaFell (New England).

Cincinnati

Re-signed: LB Vincent Rey, 2 years, terms unknown.

Cleveland

Signed: RB Ben Tate (Houston), 2 years, $7 million.

Green Bay

Signed: DE Julius Peppers (Chicago), 3 years, $30 million, $7.5 million guaranteed.

Houston

Lost: RB Ben Tate (Cleveland).

Minnesota

Re-signed: G Charlie Johnson, 2 years, terms unknown.

New England

Signed: WR Brandon LaFell (Carolina), 3 years, $10.8 million.

Re-signed: WR Julian Edelman, terms unknown.

New Orleans

Lost: S Roman Harper (Carolina).

Oakland

Re-signed: S Usama Young, 2 years, terms unknown.

San Francisco

Lost: RB Anthony Dixon (Buffalo).


16 Responses to “2014 NFL Free Agency/Day #5 – March 15”

  • March 16, 2014  - KCDAVEINNJ says:

    Chiefs brass had a verbal commitment from Dallas based and former NFLPA suspended sports agent Steven Weinberg ( Sports at Work Enterprises) but I guess ole Stevie is up to his old bag of tricks as former Steeler WR Emanuel Sanders was a Chief for a minute and now a Denver Bronco, Go figure, all is fair in love and war!


  • March 16, 2014  - R W says:

    Seems to me that the Chiefs, either by design, default or strategy of some resort are playing the MLB version of Moneyball this off-season. Not saying that’s bad, only that it helps explain the current limited activity with no major re-structuring of any consequence to this point in time.


  • March 16, 2014  - Merwin in NY says:

    One has to wonder with the Broncos, with all these signings this year. How are they so much better off with cap space then the Chiefs. Is it like the Patriots, where players will sign for less to get a chance at a Superbowl ring. Whereas teams like the Chiefs are having to overpay to get players. It also seems that the Broncos are making a big push this year, could this be a sign that this is Payton Manning’s last year?


  • March 16, 2014  - Craig says:

    If the Broncos don’t make it this year they are in cap space hell. The will be close to over the cap next year with the Thomas brothers and Von Miller to sign next year.


  • March 16, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    Why is it every year the Pats always figure out a way to land some very big name players??? Iam starting to look at this as a rebuild type year-losing hope for playoffs. The players we have lost (5) are a whole lot more valuable than most people realize.


  • March 16, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    Over on ProFootballTalk.com Adam Shefter is saying that Sanders most likely will sign with Denver. Remember a few years back before the new regime came in that all the big name players blew the Chiefs off and signed other places??? Dejavu all over again???


  • March 16, 2014  - Niblick says:

    I wonder if Dorsey will ever work with Sanders agent again. He had given a verbal agreement he was going to sign with the Chiefs. Very unusual, but I suppose it has happened before. Very frustrating as a Chiefs fan when something like this happens. He would have been a good addition. The Broncos lose Decker and then get Sanders.


  • March 16, 2014  - Niblick says:

    Chuck-This is totally different. He had an agreement in principle in place with the Chiefs. The Broncos claim they didn’t know. If the Broncos sign, him which they probalby will, the Chiefs could file a grievance aginst Sanders and his agent. If the Broncos would change their mind and not sign him, I would withdraw our offer. Let him sign for less money somewhere else. This probably won’t happen but this is not the same as players not wanting to come here.


  • March 16, 2014  - R W says:

    Probably just as well. Let Denver get rid of more money because a Steeler pal tells me this guy Sanders has become fragile, coming off foot problems/surgery etc.

    Goes in the category of the best deal is the one you didn’t make. Could be. Moving on, Dorsey..aka Billy Beane…what up next?


  • March 16, 2014  - Niblick says:

    R W-You nailed it. I totally agree.


  • March 16, 2014  - KCDAVEINNJ says:

    “It’s one thing to play teams off against one another to leverage a better deal for a client, and it’s another thing to actually agree to a deal with a client and then renege,” Corry said. “As an agent, your word is your bond, and if teams can’t take you at face value, you’re gonna have some difficulties dealing with them, particularly if you’re in the business long-term and you’re gonna be dealing with the same people over and over again. There’s turnover from team to team so the guy that you potentially have a falling out with or screw over could be someplace else a couple years later.” This guy needs to be suspended by the NFLPA !!!!!


  • March 16, 2014  - el cid says:

    Will be interesting to see how this pre season works out. Mentioned there seems to be no guys willing to re-write their contracts to help the team…. got fried in Star, oh well.


  • March 16, 2014  - el cid says:

    PS, Demps signed with NY Giants. KCthetruth will point out he was not very good anyway.


  • March 16, 2014  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I’m guessing if we wanted just a decent return man we would have kept Demps. Cid, do you think he was a good safety when he was forced to play? Regarding signing free agents, how many teams have translated that into Super Bowls and dynasties. We aren’t trying to sign them because they want big name contracts and because we want to keep our own best players. Sometimes you can’t do both and Craig is right. The Broncos are mortgaging their future for a shot now. We also have a good number of our key players coming up next year for new contracts. All of those things constrain us with regard to what we can and/or will do in free agency.

    As far as Weinberg, this is quite different than using offers to leverage a better deal for his client. We’ll see how this translates with regard to him and his future as an agent in the league.


  • March 16, 2014  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I stand corrected. Just read where Denver had a lot more cap space than we have this year and could better afford to front load some of the contracts to avoid being capped out in the next couple years. Guess we’ll see how it plays out but they’ve definitely strengthened their squad and made our unseating them more difficult. Damn Donkeys!


  • March 16, 2014  - KCDAVEINNJ says:

    Kinda interesting in the: “Just found this Dept.”
    March 11th through the first five days of free agency: This usually the time where the most sought after UFAs sign with a new club. For agents representing many UFAs they have had the deal done already and are just waiting to make it official. Players also make physical team visits, sometimes lining up as many as five in a row with all teams jockeying to be the first visit. There they may have dinner with the team brass, get a tour of the city, meet the owner, get a physical and/or talk Xs and Os with a coordinator. Teams don’t usually let the player leave the building WITHOUT signing a new deal. REALLY????? Do they now?




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