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2003 Free Agency - April Transactions

2003 NFL Free Agent Watch


Transactions For The Month Of April


April 30th, 2003

NFC

Dallas Cowboys
Resigned DT Michael Myers to a 1 year deal.

Washington Redskins
Resigned FB Bryan Johnson to a 1 year deal.
Officially resigned LB Kevin Mitchell.

New York Giants
Resigned C Chris Bober to a 1 year deal.
Resigned LB Dhani Jones to a 1 year deal.

St Louis Rams
Resigned DT Brian Young to a 1 year deal.

Green Bay Packers

Resigned P Josh Bidwell to a 1 year deal.

AFC

Cincinnati Bengals
Re-signed C Rich Braham to a 1-year contract. Terms undisclosed.

Buffalo Bills
Re-signed RB Sammy Morris to his 1-year, $605,000 tender offer.

Denver Broncos
Re-signed FB Reuben Droughns. Terms undisclosed.

Cleveland Browns
Re-signed TE Aaron Shea to his 1-year, $605,000 tender offer.

Kansas City Chiefs
Signed WR Dameane Douglas (Eagles) to a 1-year contract. Terms undisclosed.

Baltimore Ravens
Re-signed TE John Jones. Terms undisclosed.
Re-signed DT David Nugent. Terms undisclosed.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Re-signed CB Hank Poteat to his 1-year, $605,000 tender offer.
Re-signed FB Dan Kreider to his 1-year, $605,000 tender offer.
Re-signed LB Clark Haggans to his 1-year, $605,000 tender offer.

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April 29th, 2003

NFC

Chicago Bears
Resigned WR Dez White to a 1 year deal.
Resigned CB Todd McMillon to a 1 year deal.

New Orleans Saints
Released G Wally Williams

AFC

Buffalo Bills
Agreed to terms with OL T.J. Watkins (Seahawks) to an undisclosed contract.
Released CB Chris Watson.

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April 28th, 2003

NFC

Atlanta Falcons
Resigned CB Juran Bolden to a 1 year deal

AFC

Jacksonville Jaguars
Re-signed S Ainsley Battles to his 1-year tender offer of $605,000 this week.
Re-signed DE Paul Spicer to his 1-year tender offer of $605,000 this week.

Houston Texans
Re-signed OL Ryan Schau to a 1-year, $530,000 contract with a $125,000 signing bonus on 4/24.

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April 26th, 2003

AFC

Miami Dolphins
Announced they will not match the offer sheet offered to DT Jermaine Haley made by the Redskins; therefore, Miami will receive the Skins' 7th round pick in the 2003 draft.

Cincinnati Bengals
Re-signed WR Ron Dugans to a 1-year contract.

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April 23rd, 2003

AFC

Cincinnati Bengals
Agreed to terms with QB Carson Palmer, their expected first pick in the 2003 draft.

Denver Broncos
Signed T Ed Ellis (Chargers) to undisclosed deal.

Miami Dolphins
Re-signed S Shawn Wooden to 1-year contract.

New England Patriots
Signed P Daniel Pope on 4/23.

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April 22nd, 2003

NFC

Washington Redskins
Re-signed LB Kevin Mitchell to a one year deal which will only count as $450K against the cap this year
Re-signed S David Terrell to a one year contract worth a reported $605,000

AFC

Cincinnati Bengals
Re-signed WR Danny Farmer to a 1-year deal believed to be worth $605,000.

Denver Broncos
Re-signed QB Jarious Jackson to his 1-year, $605,000 tender offer.

Indianapolis Colts
Signed LB Jim Nelson (Vikings) to a 1-year deal. Terms undisclosed.
Signed LB Anthony Williams to a 1-year deal. Terms undisclosed.
Re-signed CB Cliff Crosby to a deal believed to be $605,000 for 1-year.

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April 21st, 2003

AFC

Buffalo Bills
Agreed to terms on a 2-year deal with RB Olandis Gary (Broncos). Terms undisclosed.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Agreed to terms on a 1-year, $605,000 contract with FB Dan Kreider.
Agreed to terms on a 1-year, $605,000 contract with LB Clark Haggans.
Agreed to terms on a 1-year, $605,000 contract with DT Kendrick Clancy.
Agreed to terms on a 1-year, $605,000 contract with CB Hank Poteat.

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April 19th, 2003

AFC

Cleveland Browns
Re-signed RB Jamel White to his 1-year, $1.318 million tender offer.

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April 18th, 2003

AFC

Buffalo Bills
Extended the contract of RB Travis Henry by 1-year.
Re-signed FB Sammy Morris to a 1-year, $605,000 contract.

Kansas City Chiefs
Recently signed FB Joe Hall.

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April 17th, 2003

NFC

New Orleans Saints
Re-signed RB Curtis Keaton to a 1 year deal.

Atlanta Falcons
Re-signed OT Todd McClure to a 2 year deal.

Chicago Bears
Released WR Marcus Robinson.

NY Giants
Restructured the contract of DT Keith Hamilton to create $1.6M of cap space.

AFC


Cincinnati Bengals
Re-signed PK Neil Rackers to a 1-year deal on 4/15. Terms undisclosed.

Cleveland Browns
Signed street free agent LS Bryan Pittman to an undisclosed contract.

San Diego Chargers
Re-signed DT Leonardo Carson to a 1-year contract on 4/16. Terms undisclosed.
Re-signed OG Michael Keathley to a 1-year contract on 4/16. Terms undisclosed.
Re-signed OT Damion McIntosh to his 1-year tender offer worth $1.35 million.

Indianapolis Colts
Re-signed RB Ricky Williams to his 1-year tender offer of $300,000 on 4/15.

Miami Dolphins
Officially acquired LB Junior Seau (Chargers) via trade on 4/16. Seau then agreed to a restructured contract with Miami that will keep him there through 2006. The deal averages between $3 million and $4 million per season. Seau is guaranteed $4 million this season.

New York Jets
Signed street free agent LB Kenyatta Wright to an undisclosed contract.

Baltimore Ravens
Have agreed in principal to a 4-year deal with WR Frank Sanders (Cardinals) on 4/16 reportedly worth $7 million. Contract expected to be signed by end of week.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Re-signed DT Kendrick Clancy to a 1-year deal worth $605,000 on 4/16.

Tennessee Titans
Have reached an agreement on a 4-year deal worth $8.45 million (and a $1 million signing bonus) with LB Peter Sirmon.

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April 16th, 2003

NFC

Dallas Cowboys
Resigned CB Mario Edwards to a 1 year deal.
Singed PK Ola Kimrin to a 1 year deal.

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April 15th, 2003

NFC

New Orleans Saints
Signed TE Ernie Cornwall (Rams) to a 5 year deal.

AFC

Cincinnati Bengals
Re-signed PK Neil Rackers to a 1-year (undisclosed) deal.

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April 14th, 2003

AFC

Kansas City Chiefs
Agreed to terms to re-sign OT Willie Jones to a 1-year contract believed to be worth $475,000.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Signed TE Johnny Mitchell (Saints) to a 1-year contract worth $540,000.

New York Jets
Announced the "official" signing of S Tyrone Carter (Vikings) to an undisclosed contract.
Announced the "official" signing of WR/KR Albert Johnson (Dolphins) to an undisclosed contract.

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April 13th, 2003

AFC

New England Patriots
Agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints to send them S Tebucky Jones in return for the Saints' 3rd and 7th round draft choices in the 2003 draft. The Saints reportedly will give Jones a 5-year $18.75 million contract with a $5 million signing bonus. "Official" announcement expected Monday.

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April 12th, 2003

AFC

Indianapolis Colts
Re-signed CB David Macklin to his 1-year tender offer of $605,000.
Re-signed DT Josh Williams to his 1-year tender offer of $605,000.

Miami Dolphins
"Officially" signed KR/WR Charlie Rogers to a 1-year contract.

Jacksonville Jaguars
RB Elvis Joseph signed his $375,000 tender offer this week.

Tennessee Titans
Agreed to terms to re-sign LB Frank Chamberlain to a 1-year deal reportedly worth $450,000 plus incentives.

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April 11th, 2003

AFC

Miami Dolphins
"Officially" signed KR/WR Charlie Rogers to a 1-year contract.

Jacksonville Jaguars
RB Elvis Joseph signed his $375,000 tender offer this week.

New York Jets
Agreed to terms on a 1-year contract with S/CB Tyrone Carter worth the league minimum.
Agreed to terms on a 1-year contact with WR/KR Albert Turner (Dolphins) worth the league minimum.

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April 10th, 2003

NFC

Detroit Lions
Agreed terms with LB Earl Holmes (Browns) to a 3 year deal

Green Bay Packers
Officially signed DE Chuckie Nwokorie (Colts) toa 2 year deal

AFC

Buffalo Bills
Re-signed LB DaShon Polk to an undisclosed contract.
Agreed to terms with CB Dainon Sidney (Titans).

Kansas City Chiefs
Have agreed to terms on a 2-year deal with WR Chris Horn, formerly of the Arena Football League. Terms were undisclosed.

Miami Dolphins
Reached an agreement on a 1-year deal with RB/KR Charlie Rogers (Bills). Terms undisclosed.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Signed PK James Tuthill (Redskins) to an undisclosed contract.

Houston Texans
"Officially" signed RB Stacey Mack (Jaguars) to 1-year, $750,000 contract.

Tennessee Titans
Signed QB Billy Volek to his 1-year tender offer of $605,000.

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April 9th, 2003

AFC

Cincinnati Bengals
Signed WR Kwazeon Leverette to a 2-year deal.

Kansas City Chiefs
Agreed to terms to re-sign OT Willie Jones.

New England Patriots
Re-signed OL Tom Ashworth to an undisclosed contract.

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April 7th, 2003

NFC

Washington Redskins
Arbitrator Richard Bloch awarded KR Chad Morton (Jets) to Redskins for 5th round draft pick as compensation.

AFC

Kansas City Chiefs
Agreed in principal to a 5-year deal with DE Vonnie Holiday (Packers) worth $21.3 million.

New England Patriots
Signed DT Cedric Woodard (Seahawks) to an undisclosed offer sheet. If Seattle declines to match the offer, the Patriots will have to give up a 6th-round draft choice.

San Diego Chargers
Officially re-signed K Steve Christie to a 1-year deal.

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April 5th, 2003

NFC

Tampa Bay Bucanners
Officially resigned LS Ryan Benjamin to a 1 year deal
Officially resigned TE Todd Yoder to a 1 year deal
Resigned QB Shawn King to a 1 year deal
Signed OT Roman Oben to a 4 year deal

NY Giants
Agreed terms with RB Dorsey Levens (Eagles) to a reported 3 year deal

Green Bay Packers
Resigned DE Kabeer Gbaja - Biamila to a seven year deal with an $11M SB

AFC

San Diego Chargers
Signed WR Tim Baker to a 1-year deal.
Re-signed WR Dondre Gilliam to a 1-year deal.
Re-signed WR Eric Parker to a 1-year deal.
Re-signed FB Joey Goodspeed to a 1-year deal.
Re-signed QB Cleo Lemon to a 1-year deal.

Baltimore Ravens
"Officially" re-signed LB Bernardo Harris to a 1-year deal.

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April 4th, 2003

NFC

New York Giants
Agreed to terms with RB Dorsey Levens (Eagles) to an undisclosed 3 yr contract.

Dallas Cowboys
Re-signed RB Michael Wiley to the 1 year $605,000 tender offer.

St. Louis Rams
Signed G/C Andy McCollum to a 3 year-$2.95 million deal
Signed TE Cam Cleeland to a 1 year league minimum contract

Seattle Seahawks
Signed Chike Okeafor to a two-year, $4 million deal

AFC

Cincinnati Bengals
Acquired RB Mike Green (Titans) off waivers.

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April 3rd, 2003

NFC

Minnesota Vikings
Signed TE Hunter Goodwin to an undisclosed deal.

Detroit Lions
Signed LB Wali Rainer (Jaguars) to an undisclosed contract.

AFC

Denver Broncos
Officially reached an agreement with LB Quincy Stewart (49ers) to an undisclosed contract.
Officially reached an agreement with S Nick Ferguson (Jets) to an undisclosed contract.

Miami Dolphins
LB Scott Galyon informed head coach Dave Wannstedt that he plans to retire.
Traded a conditional 7th round pick in 2004 to the Atlanta Falcons for OT Michael Thompson.

Houston Texans
Officially re-signed CB Kenny Wright to an undisclosed deal.
Officially signed LB Charlie Clemons (Saints) to a 4-year, $6.7 million contract.
Agreed to a 1-year contract with RB Stacey Mack (Jaguars).

Tennessee Titans
Agreed to 3-year contract with C/G Tom Ackerman.
Officially re-signed DE Juqua Thomas to a 1-year deal.
Rescinded the tender offer to RB Mike Green.
Waived TE Nate Bandy.
Waived C Matt Anderson.
Agreed to terms of 1-year tender offer with QB Billy Volek.

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April 2nd, 2003

AFC

Denver Broncos
Reached a contract agreement with S Nick Ferguson (Jets) to a 1-year deal.
Reached a contract agreement with LB Quincy Stewart (49ers) to a 1-year deal.

Houston Texans Have "officially" signed LB Shannon Taylor (Ravens) to an undisclosed contract.
Have "officially" re-signed LB Troy Evans to a 1-year deal.

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April 1st, 2003

AFC

Cincinnati Bengals
Officially released DE Vaughn Booker.

Buffalo Bills
Agreed to terms with FB Sam Gash (Ravens) to an undisclosed contract.

Miami Dolphins
Officially re-signed DT Jeff Zgonina to a 4-year deal.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Announced the "official" signing of RB Fred Taylor to a 4-year contract.

New York Jets
Signed RB Sean Bennett (Giants) to an undisclosed deal.
Re-signed WR Kevin Swayne to an undisclosed deal.
Re-signed DT James Reed to an undisclosed deal.
Re-signed C Dennis O'Sullivan to an undisclosed deal.
Re-signed LB Kelvin Moses to an undisclosed deal.
Re-signed WR/KR Jonathan Carter to an undisclosed deal.
Re-signed LB Khary Campbell to an undisclosed deal.

Baltimore Ravens
1. Re-signed LB Bernardo Harris to a 1-year deal.

Houston Texans
Re-signed LB Troy Evans to a 1-year contract.
Signed LB Shannon Taylor (Ravens) to an undisclosed contract.

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This is an archived section, and is strictly for reference purposes only. Please use the links below to navigate through this section.
2003 Free Agency Links
2003 Free Agency News - May
2003 Free Agency News - April
2003 Free Agency News - March
Franchise and Transition Players
Top 5 Free Agents By Position
Redskins Free Agent News
Free Agency Terms

2003 NFC Free Agents
2003 AFC Free Agents

Top 10 Unrestricted Free Agents
1. Daryl Gardener, DT, Redskins

2. David Boston, WR, Cardinals

3. Takeo Spikes, LB, Bengals

4. Olandis Gary, RB, Broncos

5. Vonnie Holliday, DE, Packers

6. Chris McAlister, CB, Ravens

7. Peerless Price, WR, Bills

8. Lee Flowers, S, Steelers

9. Hugh Douglas, DE, Eagles

10. Tebucky Jones, S, Patriots

Top 10 Restricted Free Agents
1. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, DE, Packers

2. Darwin Walker, DT, Eagles

3. Kendrick Clancy, DT, Steelers

4. Brandon Short, LB, Giants

5. Leonardon Carson, DT, Chargers

6. Chad Morton, KR, Jets

7. Na'il Diggs, LB, Packers

8. Mike Brown, S, Bears

9. Chris Bober, C, Giants

10. Rian Lindell, K, Seahawks