Buffalo Bills: Rivers, Keith
LB Keith Rivers was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Bills from the Giants March 15.
Buffalo Bills: Spikes, Brandon
LB Brandon Spikes was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Bills from the Patriots March 15.
Indianapolis Colts: Nicks, Hakeem
WR Hakeem Nicks was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Colts from the Giants March 15.
Kansas City Chiefs: Walker, Vance
DT Vance Walker was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Chiefs from the Raiders March 15.
Kansas City Chiefs: Zombo, Frank
LB Frank Zombo re-signed as an unrestricted free agent with the
Chiefs March 15.
Miami Dolphins: Smith, Shelley
G Shelley Smith was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Dolphins from the Rams March 15.
New England Patriots: Browner, Brandon
CB Brandon Browner was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Patriots from the Seahawks March 15.
Oakland Raiders: Brown, Tarell
CB Tarell Brown was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Raiders from the 49ers March 15.
Oakland Raiders: McFadden, Darren
RB Darren McFadden was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by
the Raiders March 15.
Oakland Raiders: Smith, Antonio
DT Antonio Smith was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Raiders from the Texans March 15.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Thomas, Cam
DL Cam Thomas was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Steelers from the Chargers March 15.
San Diego Chargers: Ghee, Brandon
CB Brandon Ghee was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Chargers from the Bengals March 15.
San Francisco 49ers: Cook, Chris
CB Chris Cook was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the 49ers
from the Vikings March 15.
Tennessee Titans: Oher, Michael
T Michael Oher was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Titans from the Ravens March 15.
Washington Redskins: Porter, Tracy
CB Tracy Porter was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Redskins from the Raiders March 15.
Cleveland Browns: Tate, Ben
RB Ben Tate was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Browns
from the Texans March 15.
Denver Broncos: Sanders, Emmanuel
WR Emmanuel Sanders was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Broncos from the Steelers March 16.
New York Giants: Demps, Quintin
S Quintin Demps was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Giants from the Chiefs March 16.
New York Giants: Thurmond, Walter
CB Walter Thurmond was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Giants from the Seahawks March 16.
Carolina Panthers: Dockery, James
CB James Dockery was re-signed by the Browns March 17.
Green Bay Packers: Guion, Letroy
DL Letroy Guion was signed by the Packers March 17.
New England Patriots: Revis, Darrelle
CB Darrelle Revis was signed by the Patriots March 17.
New York Giants: Paysinger, Spencer
LB Spencer Paysinger signed his restricted free-agent tender with
the Giants March 17.
Arizona Cardinals: McCann, Bryan
CB Bryan McCann re-signed as an unrestricted by the Cardinals March
Baltimore Ravens: Smith, Daryl
LB Daryl Smith re-signed as an unrestricted with the Ravens March
Carolina Panthers: Williams, Jason
LB Jason Williams re-signed as an unrestricted with the Panthers
Chicago Bears: Tillman, Charles
CB Charles Tillman re-signed as an unrestricted with the Bears March
Cincinnati Bengals: Mays, Taylor
S Taylor Mays re-signed as an unrestricted with the Bengals March
New England Patriots: LaFell, Brandon
WR Brandon LaFell was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
Patriots from the Panthers March 17.
New Orleans Saints: Strief, Zach
T Zach Strief re-signed as an unrestricted with the Saints March 17.
Philadelphia Eagles: Allen, Nate
S Nate Allen re-signed as an unrestricted with the Eagles March 17.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Whimper, Guy
T Guy Whimper re-signed as an unrestricted with the Steelers March
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San Diego Chargers: Ajirotutu, Seyi
WR Seyi Ajirotutu re-signed as an unrestricted with the Chargers
San Diego Chargers: Clemens, Kellen
QB Kellen Clemens was signed as an unrestricted by the Chargers from
the Rams March 17.
San Diego Chargers: Marshall, Richard
CB Richard Marshall re-signed as an unrestricted with the Chargers
Seattle Seahawks: Hauschka, Steven
K Steven Hauschka re-signed as an unrestricted with the Seahawks
Philadelphia Eagles: Knott, Jake
LB Jake Knott, who made the roster last season as an undrafted free
agent and played 12 games, has been suspended by the NFL for the
first four games of the 2014 season.
In a statement released by the Eagles, Knott said, "Several weeks
ago, I was shocked to learn that I tested positive for a stimulant
that is banned by the NFL. I have never knowingly ingested a banned
substance, but like most players, I take nutritional supplements.
Unfortunately, I now know that supplements are not regulated and
thus may contain things that are not listed on the label. The NFL
policy is very strict, so I have chosen to take immediate
"I look forward to participating in team workouts, training camp and
the preseason with my team. During the suspension, I will work
extremely hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to
contribute immediately upon my return. I sincerely apologize to my
teammates, coaches, my family and fans for the impact of my mistake
on the team."
New Orleans Saints: Bailey, Champ
CB Champ Bailey agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans
Saints Friday (April 4).
Bailey, 35, has been named to the Pro Bowl 12 times, but the Denver
Broncos released him after the 2013 season. A foot injury limit his
effectiveness last season while he played in only five games. He
started three games and played in all three playoff games, including
"We are excited to be able to add a future Hall of Fame player with
the addition of Champ Bailey," Saints general manager Mickey Loomis
said in a statement. "His career accomplishments mirror that of his
high character and he's a very prideful and competitive player who
we believe will add to our defense. Having spent time with him
recently and in our discussions with him, I know that he's thrilled
to be joining the New Orleans Saints and starting a new chapter in
his professional life."
Bailey has said he would be willing to play safety for another team,
but the Saints need help at corner.
They signed Jairus Byrd for a safety spot alongside Kenny Vaccaro,
but they were looking for a corner after releasing Jabari Greer.
Bailey said, "We're all on the same page and we all have the same
goal in mind and that's to win a championship. The Saints are very
close. You look at, coach Payton took a year off, came back and they
got in the playoffs, and won a game. They're very close. I think any
time you have a guy like Drew Brees calling the shots on offense,
you're always going to have a shot. Then, you put a good defense in
with that and you give yourself a better shot. They've got all the
pieces, so hopefully I'm another piece to help them get to where we
want to go."
Despite the fact he will be 36 in June, Bailey said, "I have a
little more to my game, I believe, especially mentally. I can see
things a lot easier, a lot of things come up that I've had
experience with. That only helps your game."
Buffalo Bills: Williams, Mike
WR Mike Williams was traded by the Buccaneers to the Bills Friday
(April 4) for a sixth-round pick in this year's draft.
Williams made at least 63 catches in each of his first three seasons
in the NFL but a hamstring injury limited him to just 22 receptions
for 216 yards in six games last year.
New coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht were concerned
about a number of incidents off the field involving Williams during
this offseason. He was arrested, sued by neighbors for his conduct
at a house he rented, and his brother was charged with stabbing him
in the leg during an attack.
"We thank Mike for his contributions to the Buccaneers over the last
four seasons," Licht said in a statement. "At this time, we felt
this was best for both sides and we wish Mike well going forward."
Williams, who is from the Buffalo area, is reunited with Bills coach
Doug Marrone. Williams played for Marrone at Syracuse in 2009 and
was a fourth-round draft pick of the Bucs in 2010.
Marrone kicked Williams off the team in 2010 after getting into a
car accident after the team's curfew. He was also suspended for
academic reasons in 2008.
"Mike Williams is a competitive, tough wide receiver who has the
size and athleticism to add competition to our receiver position
group," Marrone said in a statement.
"We feel Mike is a player who has the ability to help our team
improve. With regard to our time at Syracuse, I feel that is in the
past for both of us. Today, Mike has an opportunity to get a fresh
start to his career here in his hometown and regain his form as a
productive player in the National Football League. We look forward
to getting Mike into the facility and start our work preparing for
the 2014 season once the players are free to report on April 22."
In four NFL seasons, Williams has 215 catches for 2,947 yards with
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