Thursday, March 8, 2007

NFL Movers and Shakers

As we continue through this free agent time of the year for the NFL, several players have been released or signed by their respective teams. Some have been very surprising, while others have not. Here are a couple of more moves that have been made recently.

Former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, backup quarterback Chris Weinke, has been released by the Carolina Panthers. He has not been a regular starter since his rookie year in 2001. He had replaced Jake Delhomme in three games late in the 2006 season but struggled during this time.

Green Bay Packers fullback William Henderson expects to be released soon. No word yet from the Packers.

Linebacker Brian Simmons has agreed to a three year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

The New England Patriots has re-signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Larry Izzo.

Two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Jeremy Newberry received a one year contract worth $1.5 million from the Oakland Raiders.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free agent offensive tackle Luke Petitgout.

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Napoleon Harris will be working in Kansas City next year. Harris signed a six-year, $24 million contract with the Chiefs which includes $7.5 million in guaranteed money.

Former Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson has signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys to back up quarterback Tony Romo. Johnson had also visited with the Broncos before signing this contract.
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