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2014 NFL Free Agency/Day No. 2 – March 12th

There was not the intensity in the second day of the NFL year as there was on Tuesday when free agency began.

But there was some important movement, especially with the Denver Broncos as they signed outside linebacker/defensive end DeMarcus Ware to join Tuesday additions safety T.J. Ward and cornerback Aqib Talib. Between those three defensive additions, the Broncos put $110 million on the books with $60 million in guaranteed money.

Cornerback Darrelle Revis was released by Tampa Bay and before the day was over he agreed to a one-year contract for $12 million with New England. Wednesday’s busiest team was Buffalo, as the Bills added three players.

Arizona

Signed: RB Jonathan Dwyer (Pittsburgh), 1-year deal; OL Ted Larsen (Tampa Bay), 2 years, terms unknown.

Re-signed: LB Marcus Benard, 1-year deal; OLB Matt Shaughnessy, 2 years, terms unknown.

Baltimore

Re-signed: WR Jacoby Jones, 4 years, $14 million, $4.5 million guaranteed.

Lost: CB Corey Graham (Buffalo). 

Buffalo

Signed: CB Corey Graham (Baltimore), 4 years, $16 million; LB Keith Rivers (NY Giants), 2 years, $5 million; G Chris Williams (St. Louis), 4 years, $13.5 million, $5.5 million guaranteed.

Carolina

Re-signed: CB James Dockery, 1-year deal.

Chicago

Signed: S M.D. Jennings (Green Bay), 1-year deal.

Lost: QB Josh McCown (Tampa Bay).

Cleveland

Released: QB Jason Campbell; QB Brandon Weeden.

Dallas

Signed: DT Terrell McClain (Houston), 3 years, terms unknown; DE Jeremy Mincey (Denver), 2 years, terms unknown.

Denver

Signed: OLB/DE DeMarcus Ware (Dallas), 3 years, $30 million, $20 million guaranteed.

Lost: DE Jeremy Mincey (Dallas).

Detroit

Signed: WR Golden Tate (Seattle), 5 years, $31.25 million, $13.25 million guaranteed.

Green Bay

Re-signed: DE/OLB Mike Neal, 2 years.

Lost: S M. D. Jennings (Chicago).

Houston

Lost: DT Terrell McClain (Dallas).

Jacksonville

Signed: LB Dekoda Watson (Tampa Bay),

Lost: WR Taylor Price (Jacksonville).

Chiefs

Signed: OL Jeff Linkenbach (Indianapolis), terms unknown; ILB Joe Mays (Houston), 2 years, $6 million.

Miami

Re-signed: DT Randy Starks, 2 years, $12 million.

New England

Signed: CB Darrelle Revis (Tampa Bay), 1-year, $12 million.

Released: NT Isaac Sopoaga; OL Markus Zusevics.

New Orleans

Re-signed: RB Pierre Thomas, 2 years, terms unknown.

New York Giants

Signed: C J.D. Walton (Denver), terms undisclosed.

Re-signed: LB Jon Beason.

Lost: LB Keith Rivers (Buffalo).

New York Jets

Signed: OT Breno Giacomini (Seattle), terms unknown.

Re-signed: DT Leger Douzable, 1-year deal.

Philadelphia

Signed: LB Bryan Braman (Houston), 2 years, $3.15 million; LB Chris Maragos (Seattle), 3 years, $4 million, $1 million guaranteed.

Pittsburgh

Re-signed: S Will Allen, 1-year deal; OL Cody Wallace, 3 years, terms unknown; LS Greg Warren, 1-year deal.

Lost: RB Jonathan Dwyer (Arizona); TE David Johnson (San Diego); NT Al Woods (Tennessee).

St. Louis

Lost: G Chris Williams (Buffalo).

San Diego

Signed: TE David Johnson (Pittsburgh), 2 years, terms unknown.

Seattle

Signed: WR Taylor Price (Jacksonville), terms unknown.

Re-signed: DT Tony McDaniel, 2 years $6.3 million.

Released: DE Chris Clemons.

Lost: OT Breno Giacomini (NY Jets); LB Chris Maragos (Philadelphia); WR Golden Tate (Detroit).

Tampa Bay

Signed: QB Josh McCown (Chicago), 2 years, $10 million.

Released: CB Darrelle Revis.

Lost: OL Ted Larsen (Arizona); CB Darrelle Revis (New England); LB Dekoda Watson (Jacksonville).

Tennessee

Signed: NT Al Woods (Pittsburgh), 2 years, $5 million.

Released: RT David Stewart.


9 Responses to “2014 NFL Free Agency/Day No. 2 – March 12th”

  • March 13, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    Looks like Denver is working hard to make a serious run again this season. Wish we were at that point.


  • March 13, 2014  - el cid says:

    If you look at this team as a whole, not a hole, not sure what is going on.

    Who cares who the QB is, the team will not need one for at least 2 years. No need for a new contract for Smith, he will be long gone by the time the team “drafts” an OL.

    Who care who the WRs are, why the big contract for Bowe last year. Again as a unit the WRs are years away from being an upper level offensive unit.

    Keep the defense strong and we are stupid enough to accept this as a team on the edge of good.

    A few probowlers will fool others into deciding this team is ready.

    Build thru the draft. I was in the south when MIA and ATL were babes building thru the draft and be crappy year after year. No real interest to see the Chiefs reverse themselves and be bottom feeders year after year.

    We will get a better picture of what Dorsey plans as this year developes. Just hope last year was smoke and mirrors and the best it gets for the next 4-6.


  • March 13, 2014  - R W says:

    Free agency will start winding down, as it always does, within the next 7 days from now. Guys still out there will start to cave on their demands, agents will be nervous to ‘take a little bit of something to beat 100% of nothing’ and that’s when some significant acquisitions can be made.

    If we’re sitting here a couple of weeks from now without another veteran player or two or three, then another storyline will surface as Bob has pointed out in terms of the front office positioning its resources to get Houston and Alex Smith to sign on the line that is dotted for the longterm.

    Behind the scenes news is always more compelling than that which is released to the public. Trouble is, no one really knows what that news is UNTIL it becomes public, so we have what we have at present. The word is: Conundrum.


  • March 13, 2014  - el cid says:

    RW, no matter what the veterans will be cheap and guys who never contributed to their old team except for a game or two. Just no money.

    As for contract for Smith and Houston, I am betting yes on Houston and no on Smith. Only way it makes sense, if you are building thru the draft approach. Even if we sign Smith and Houston, how long would it take to make an upper level team…. at least 3 years. There goes Charles, Hali, some may move on, maybe Berry and Bowe. Then there are injuries and the “replacement” guys. Seems a rebuild for ever. And no need for long term contracts for anyone.


  • March 13, 2014  - KC The Truth says:

    El CID why don’t you go back to being a dolphin or falcon fan. Other than mccluster. Name me a big loss. Mccluster wasn’t a huge loss either.
    Denver spent a lot of money , but it ain’t wins yet. Take a Prozac.


  • March 13, 2014  - R W says:

    EC..it’s always a high wire balancing act relating to ANY player eval/analysis/projection. No one bats .1000 in this.

    So, no sure things, no magic wands, so you go with gut instincts and safety of numbers. Still, there are a few rare givens based on age and past performances.

    I think the Chiefs are somewhere in the middle of this vortex, meaning, a little better than Vegas odds but not enough for any degree of certainty.


  • March 13, 2014  - txchief says:

    Overall, I think it was the right decision for Dorsey and the Chiefs to allow the players who walked walk. I really do not think that their production really commanded the prices that other teams paid for them, and KC did not have the money under the cap to match the offers from the other teams.

    I wish Albert could have stayed, but he has missed time due to a questionable back. That’s not good when he’s wanting $9,000,000.00 plus per year. McCluster’s size limits him to situational roles, and Asamoah/Schwartz are rather average interior linemen that can be replaced through the draft and through free agency or the waiver wire. The Chiefs already have developmental players on the roster that can fill the gaps and have also signed Dressler and Linkenbach. As for Tyson Jackson, he never earned what KC paid him in his rookie contract. I hope that error haunts Pioli in Atlanta.


  • March 13, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    El CID step away from the ledge.
    I know the cupboard has some space on it right now. But there are 100+ shopping days left. While others are paying steak prices for ground beef, it looks like Dorsey is waiting to pay a fair price for ground beef.


  • March 13, 2014  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Some people can walk out of their house in the morning and see that somebody filled their pool halfway with gold and complain that it’s half empty. Listen to the voice of reason from KC, RW, Tex and Cy. Let’s wait a while before opening a vein.




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