Monday, March 12, 2007

Key Signings in the NFL

Patriots- The Patriots acquired star receiver Donte StallWorth from the Philadelphia Eagles. According to, StallWorths deal is worth $33.1 million over six years, including a guaranteed $3.6 million for 2007. This will leave a huge talent gap in the Eagles receiving core, but will give the Patriots and Brady a legitimate threat down the field with the ability to break big plays every time he touches the ball.

Giants- The Giants received RD Reuben Droughns from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for injury prone WR Tim Carter. The Giants think that he will experience will compliment young Brandon Jacobs in the backfield, and help fill the gap left by Tiki Barbers retirement.

Falcons- The Falcons signed veteran receiver Joe Horn to a four year, $19 million, $7.5 guaranteed contract. Horn is expected to bring experience to the young receiving core of Atlanta, as well as a immediate sure handed target to Michael Vick.

Browns- The Browns not only strengthened their team, but also weaken its divisional opponents Baltimore and Cincinnati at the same time. On the first day of free agency, the Browns signed guard Eric Steinbach from Cincinnati to pave the way for Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis.

Raiders- Colts running back Dominique Rhodes has signed a 2 year deal with the Raiders for 7.5 million. He is expected to provide the same two-headed attack he provided while with the Colts but will now be partnered with recently re-signed running back LaMont Jordan. Rhodes recently was recently arrested for driving under the influence and could face punishment by the NFL.

Texans- Ahman Green has signed a 4 four-year contract with the Texans worth $23 million, including $6.5 million in guaranteed money.

49ers- According to, "The 49ers signed cornerback Nate Clements, safety Michael Lewis, nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin and linebacker Tully Banta-Cain. Each of those players should be reaching their prime as players, McCloughan said."

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