The Norman Transcript

March 17, 2013

A detailed look at who’s coming, going in NFL free-agent frenzy

By Richard RosenblattI
The Associated Press

NORMAN — The first week of NFL free agency isn’t over yet, and it’s already becoming difficult to keep track of who’s coming and going.

Anquan Boldin’s a 49er, Reggie Bush a Lion, Steven Jackson a Falcon, Greg Jennings a Viking and Wes Welker a Bronco.

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s no longer a Bill, Dwight Freeney’s out as a Colt, Mike Wallace as a Steeler and Nnamdi Asomugha as an Eagle.

Dozens of players have moved from one team to another in the past few weeks, from the days leading up to free agency and then during a feeding frenzy that began Tuesday — when the free-agent season opened with a flourish.

Since the Ravens beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl last month (that was only last month?), NFL player moves are being made fast and furiously.

Ray Lewis and Matt Birk retired after helping the Ravens to a second Super Bowl title, high-salaried players were released by teams in a rush to get under the salary cap, and agents met with team executives trying work out new deals for their clients.

And then there’s defensive end Elvis Dumervil, formerly of the Broncos. Because his contract paperwork did not reach team headquarters in time to beat a Friday deadline, he was released. For now, there’s no telling where he’ll end up.

Arizon Cardinals: Arrived: Drew Stanton, QB; Rashard Mendenhall, RB; Jerraud Powers, CB; Yeremiah Bell, S; Lorenzo Alexander, LB; Jasper Brinkley, LB; Matt Shaughnessy, DE. Departed: Kevin Kolb, QB; Adrian Wilson, S; Kerry Rhodes, S; Beanie Wells, RB; Early Doucet, RB; Stewart Bradley, LB; Fozzy Whittaker, RB.

Baltimore Raves: Arrived: Chris Canty, DT. Departed: Anquan Boldin, WR; Bobbie Williams, OG; Paul Kruger LB; Dannell Ellerbe LB; Cary Williams CB; Bernard Pollard S.

Chicago Bears: Arrived: Jermon Bushrod, LT; Martellus Bennett, TE. Departed: Nick Roach, LB; Geno Hayes, LB; Matt Spaeth, TE; Kellen Davis, TE; Matt Toeaina, DT.

Dallas Cowboys: Arrived: None. Departed: Marcus Spears, DT; Kevin Ogletree, WR; John Phillips, TE; Dan Connor, LB.

Denver Broncos: Arrived: Wes Welker, WR; Louis Vasquez, RG; Terrance Knighton, DL; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB; Stewart Bradley, LB. Departed: D.J. Williams, LB, Jason Hunter, DE; Justin Bannan, DT; Tracy Porter, CB; Chris Gronkowski, FB; Elvis Dumervil, DL.

Detroit Lions: Arrived: Reggie Bush, RB; Jason Jones, DE; Glover Quin, S. Departed: Cliff Avril, DE; Gosder Cherilus, T; Drayton Florence, CB; Sammie Lee Hill, DT.

Houston Texans: Arrived: None. Departed: Kevin Walter, WR; James Casey, FB/TE; Connor Barwin, LB; Glover Quin, S.

Iindianapolis Colts: Arrived: Gosder Cherilus, OT; Ricky Jean Francois, DL; LaRon Landry, S; Lawrence Sidbury, LB; Donald Thomas, G; Greg Toler, CB; Erik Walden, LB. Departed: Donnie Avery, WR; Austin Collie, WR; Dwight Freeney, DE/OLB; Jerraud Powers, CB; Drew Stanton, QB; Tom Zbikowski, S.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Arrived: Geno Hayes, LB; Alan Ball, CB; Justin Forsett, RB; Roy Miller, DT. Departed: Derek Cox, CB; Terrance Knighton, DT; Dawan Landry, S; Rashean Mathis, CB; Laurent Robinson, WR; Aaron Ross, CB; Guy Whimper, OT.

Kansas City Chiefs: Arrived: Sean Smith, CB; Dunta Robinson, CB; Bryan Mattison, OL; Anthony Fasano, TE; Donnie Avery, WR; Chase Daniel, QB: Husain Abdullah, S; Geoff Schwartz, OL. Departed: Matt Cassel, QB; Glenn Dorsey, DE; Brady Quinn, QB; Peyton Hillis, RB; Abe Elam, S; Ropati Pitoitua, DE; Travis Daniels, CB; Jake O’Connell, TE.

New England Patroits: Arrived: Danny Amendola, WR; Leon Washington, RB; Donald Jones, WR. Departed: Wes Welker, WR; Patrick Chung, S; Donald Thomas, OL.

New York Giants: Arrived: Aaron Ross, CB; Ryan Mundy, S; Josh Brown, K; Cullen Jenkins, DT; Dan Connor, LB. Departed: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB; Michael Boley, LB; Chris Canty, DT; Kenny Phillips, S, Martellus Bennett, TE.

New York Jets: Arrived: David Garrard, QB; Mike Goodson, RB; Willie Colon, OL; Anthony Garay, NT. Departed: Yeremiah Bell, S; Mike DeVito, DL; Shonn Greene, RB; Dustin Keller, TE; LaRon Landry, S; Sione Po’uha, NT.

Oakland Raiders: Arrived: Nick Roach, LB; Kaluka Maiava, LB; Pat Sims, DT; Jason Hunter, DE.

Departed: Michael Huff, DB; Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR; Philip Wheeler, LB; Desmond Bryant, DT; Mike Goodson, RB; Dave Tollefson, DE.

Philadelphia Eagles: Arrived: Cary Williams, CB; Kenny Phillips, S; Bradley Fletcher, CB; Connor Barwin, LB; Patrick Chung, S; James Phillips, LB; James Casey, TE; Isaac Sopoaga, DL; Arrelious Benn, WR. Departed: Nnamdi Asomugha, CB; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Cullen Jenkins, DT; Mike Patterson, DT.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Arrived: Bruce Gradkowski, QB; William Gay, DB. Departed: James Harrison, LB; Willie Colon, OL; Mike Wallace, WR; Rashard Mendenhall, RB; Keenan Lewis, DB; Ryan Mundy, S.

St. Louis Rams: Arrived: Jared Cook, TE. Departed: Steven Jackson, RB; Danny Amendola, WR; Quintin Mikell, S; Brandon Gibson, WR.

San Francisco 49ers: Arrived: Anquan Boldin, WR; Glenn Dorsey, DL; Dan Skuta, LB.

Departed: Dashon Goldson, S; Alex Smith, QB; David Akers, K; Delanie Walker, TE; Isaac Sopoaga, NT; Ricky Jean Francois, DL.

Seattle Seahawks: Arrived: Percy Harvin, WR; Cliff Avril, DE; Michael Bennett, DL. Departed: Leon Washington, RB/KR.

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