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2003 Free Agency - March Transactions

2003 NFL Free Agent Watch


Transactions For The Month Of March


March 29th, 2003

AFC

Buffalo Bills
Announced the "official" signing of DT Sam Adams (Raiders) to an undisclosed deal.

Houston Texans
Reached a verbal agreement with QB Tony Banks to return to the team in 2003.

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March 28th, 2003

NFC

Atlanta
Signed WR MarTay Jenkins (Cardinals) to a 1 year deal

AFC

Denver Broncos
Released DB Jeff Brunson.
Released G Wayne Smith.

Miami Dolphins
Agreed to 5-year contract extension with LB Zach Thomas.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Officially re-signed CB Steve Smith for $300,000.
Reached an agreement with RB Fred Taylor, extending his contract for 4 years.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Released WR Dallas Davis.
Houston Texans
Re-signed OT Jimmy Herndon to a 1-year deal.

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March 27th, 2003

NFC

NY Giants
Signed DE Keith Washington (Broncos) to a one year deal

Arizona
Agreed terms in principle to a contract with RB Emmitt Smith (Cowboys)

AFC

Indianapolis Colts
Re-signed LB Donnel Thompson to an undisclosed contract.

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March 26th, 2003

AFC

Buffalo Bills
Signed WR Antonio Brown (Winnipeg Blue Bombers) to undisclosed deal.

San Diego Chargers
Re-signed CB Kevin House to 1-year deal.

Miami Dolphins
Officially re-signed TE Marco Battaglia to 1-year contract.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Officially re-signed S Donovin Darius to 1-year deal.
Agreed to terms to re-sign LB Bobby Brooks.

Houston Texans
Re-signed WR JaJuan Dawson to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed C Chris Lorenti to undisclosed contract.

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March 25th, 2003

NFC

Detroit
Signed RB Shawn Bryson (Bills) to a 1 year deal
Signed LB Na'il Diggs (Packers) to an offer sheet

Minnesota
Signed LB Chris Claiborne (Lions) to a 2 year deal

Atlanta
Have officially signed LB Twan Russell (Dolphins)
Have officially signed CB Todd McBride (Packers)

AFC

Buffalo Bills
Landed PK Rian Lindell after the Seahawks chose not to match the Bills' contract offer.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Re-signed RB Dan Alexander to an undisclosed contract.
Re-signed PK Danny Boyd to an undisclosed contract.
Re-signed DE Javor Mills to an undisclosed contract.
Re-signed WR Jimmy Redmon to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed WR Micah Ross to undisclosed contract.

New York Jets
Signed P Dan Stryzinski (Chiefs) to undisclosed contract.

New England Patriots
Announced official signing Fred McCrary (Chargers) to an undisclosed contract.
Announced official re-signing of LB Maugaula Tuitele to an undisclosed contract.

Oakland Raiders
Signed WR Scottie Montgomery (Broncos) to 1-year deal.
Officially re-signed RB Tyrone Wheatley to undisclosed contract.
Houston Texans
Re-signed DE Jerry Deloach to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed TE/LS Sean McDermott to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed WR Frank Murphy to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed DT Howard Green to undisclosed contract.
Signed OL Todd Washington (Buccaneers) to undisclosed contract.
Signed LB Antonio Wilson (Vikings) to undisclosed deal.

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March 23rd, 2003

AFC

Oakland Raiders
Agreed to terms in principle on a new, undisclosed, deal with RB Tyrone Wheatley.

Buffalo Bills
Agreed to 4-year deal with DT Sam Adams (Raiders).

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March 22nd, 2003

AFC

Kansas City Chiefs
1. Re-signed LB Larry Atkins to undisclosed contract.

Indianapolis Colts
Re-signed DL Josh Williams to undisclosed contract.

Houston Texans
Re-signed DT Shawn Worthen to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed OT Tarlos Thomas to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed DB Brandon Jennings to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed DE Jabari Holloway to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed DB Kyries Hebert to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed OT Barry Hall to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed CB Jason Simmons to undisclosed contract.

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March 21st, 2003

AFC

New York Jets
Signed K Doug Brien (Vikings) to undisclosed deal

Buffalo Bills
Agreed to terms with FS/CB Izell Reese (Broncos) on a 2-year deal

Miami Dolphins
Agreed to 1-year deal with TE Marco Battaglia (Steelers)

Jacksonville Jaguars
Waived OL Derrick Chambers, G Aaron Koch, and CB Robert Bean

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March 20th, 2003

NFC

Green Bay
Signed LB Hannibal Navies to a 3 year contract

Washington
Signed WR Laveranues Coles (Jets) to a 7 year $35M contract with a $13M SB

Minnesota
Signed QB Gus Frerotte (Bengals) to 2 year deal

New Orleans
Signed DT John Schlecht to a 1 year deal then assigned him to NFL Europe
Resigned RB Fred McAfee to a 1 year contract

St Louis
Signed P Sean Landetta to a 1 year contract

Carolina
Signed WR Kevin Dyson (Titans) to an undisclosed contract

Chicago
Resigned QB Cory Sauter to a 1 year deal

Atlanta
Resigned WR Trevor Gaylor to a 1 year deal

AFC

Buffalo Bills
Released FB Larry Centers and LB Eddie Robinson

Kansas City Chiefs
Agreed to 3-year deal to re-sign QB Todd Collins

New York Jets
Signed 3-year deal with WR Curtis Conway (Chargers)

Houston Texans Signed LB Antonio Wilson (Vikings) to undisclosed deal

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March 19th, 2003

AFC

Jacksonville Jaguars
Officially signed DE Hugh Douglas (Eagles) to 5-year deal.
Agreed to a 3-year deal with WR/KR/PR Jermaine Lewis (Texans)
Signed FB Marc Edwards (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal.

Oakland Raiders
Signed RB Cecil Martin (Eagles) to an undisclosed deal
Signed FB Chris Hetherington (Rams) to an undisclosed deal
Re-signed QB Rick Mirer to undisclosed contract.

Baltimore Ravens
OT Orlando Brown turned down a 4-year, $15 million offer from the Vikings to re-sign with the Ravens to a 1-year, $1 million deal.
Officially re-signed LB Cornell Brown to a 4-year contract.

Houston Texans
Re-signed QB Mike Quinn to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed CB Pat Dennis to undisclosed contract.
Re-signed CB Jason Bell to undisclosed contract.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Officially announced that the signed TE Jay Riemersma (Bills) to a 3-year deal
Officially announced that they signed OT Todd Fordham to undisclosed deal.

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March 18th, 2003

NFC

Atlanta
Signed CB Tyrone Williams to a 5 year deal
Resigned TE Brian Kozlowski to a one year deal

St Louis
Signed DT Tyoka Jackson to an undisclosed contract

AFC

Kansas City Chiefs
1. Have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal with PK Morten Anderson.

New York Jets
1. Have agreed to undisclosed terms with P Dan Stryzinski (Chiefs).

Baltimore Ravens
Re-signed LB Cornell Brown to a 4-year deal.

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Agreed to 3-year deal with OT Todd Fordham (Jaguars).

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March 17th, 2003

NFC

Carolina
Sign WR Ricky Proehl (Rams) to a 3 year deal

AFC

Cincinnati Bengals
Re-signed LS/TE Brad St. Louis to 1-year tender offer.
Matched offer sheet made by Green Bay Packers to LB Armegis Spearman.

Buffalo Bills
Signed PK Rian Lindell (Seahawks) to an offer sheet.
Have agreed to terms with WR Bobby Shaw (Jaguars) on an undisclosed contract.

San Diego Chargers
Re-signed CB Jerry Wilson to 1-year deal.

Miami Dolphins
Waived OT David Sherrod.

Oakland Raiders
Have signed RB/KR Ronney Jenkins (Chargers) to an undisclosed contract.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Re-signed TE Matt Cushing to 1-year deal.

Houston Texans
Have officially re-signed S Eric Brown.

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March 15th, 2003

AFC

Jacksonville Jaguars
Signed DE Hugh Douglas (Eagles) to 5-year deal.
Sign FB Marc Edwards (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal.

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March 14, 2003

NFC

Chicago
Signed QB Kordell Stewart (Steelers) to a 2 year deal

Dallas
Signed LB Al Singleton to a 4 year deal
Resigned S Lynn Scott

Detroit
Resigned DT Kelvin Pritchett to a 1 year deal

Minnesota
Resigned RB Moe Williams to a 3 year deal

Washington
The Jets matching of the offer sheet signed by RB/KR Chad Morton is going to arbitration as they failed to match a clause which voids the last two years of the deal. If the Jets lose the case Morton becomes a Redskin.

New Orleans
Trade 2003 6th round pick to Minnesota for QB Todd Bouman

Green Bay
Signed LB Armegis Spearman (Bengals) to an offer sheet

AFC

Indianapolis Colts
Signed P Hunter Smith to a 6-year deal

Jacksonville Jaguars
Agreed to terms on a 3-year deal with FB Marc Edwards (Patriots).

Houston Texans
Agreed to terms to re-sign SS Eric Brown to a 5-year deal.

Cleveland Browns
1. Sign LB Barry Gardner (Eagles) to 2-year deal.

Miami Dolphins
WR Chris Carter retires.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Sign LB Keith Mitchell (Texans) to undisclosed deal.

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March 13th, 2003

NFC

Washington
Restructure the contracts of DE Renaldo Wyn and LB LaVar Arrington and use this cap space to sign RFA WR Laveranues Coles (Jets) to an offer sheet
The Jets announce they will match the offer sheet Washington gave to RB/KR Chad Morton thus retaining him

Carolina
Sign RB Stephen Davis (Redskins) to a 5 year deal
Sign G Doug Brzezinski (Eagles) to a 3 year deal

Detroit
Resign G Ray Brown to a 1 year deal

Minnesota
Sign CB Denard Walker (Broncos) to a 4 year deal

Arizona
Signed LB James Darling (Jets) to a 4 year deal
Sign QB Jeff Blake (Ravens) to a 3 year deal
Sign S Dexter Jackson (Bucaneers to a 5 year deal
Sign FB James Hodgins to a 4 year deal
Sign FB Dennis McKinley to a 2 year deal
Resign RB Travis Prentice to a 1 year deal

Green Bay
Sign FB Nick Luchey (Bengals)

AFC

Baltimore Ravens
Agreed to 1-year deal with OL Orlando Brown.
Re-signed OT Ethan Brooks to 2-year deal.

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Agreed to terms on a 2-year contract with QB Charlie Batch.

Cincinnati Bengals
Signed RB Ray Jackson to 2-year contract.

Cleveland Browns
Re-signed S Earl Little to 5-year contract.

Miami Dolphins
Signed CB Terrell Buckley (Patriots) to a 1-year contract.

New York Jets
Signed RB/KR Chad Morton to 5-year deal, taking him off the Redskins plate.

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March 11th, 2003

NFC

Washington
Sign WR Patrick Johnson (Jaguars) to a 1 year deal

San Francisco
Resigned P Bill LaFleur

Carolina
Released DT Sean Gilbert

Green Bay
Released LB Nate Wayne

Dallas
Signed TE Dan Campbell (Giants)

Tampa Bay
Signed C John Wade (Jaguars)

AFC

Jacksonville
Signed WR Donald Hayes (Patriots) to a 1 year deal

Cincinnati
Signed CB Troy James (Raiders)

Buffalo
Signed LB Takeo Spikes when the Bengals declined to match the offer sheet previously signed by Spikes with the Bills

San Diego
Released C Zack Quaccia

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March 10th, 2003

NFC

Washington
Sign WR Laveranues Coles (Jets) to a 7 year $35M offer sheet with a reported $13M SB.

N.Y Giants
Released CB Jason Sehorn

AFC

Tennessee
Resigned LB Frank Chamberlin to a one year tender offer

Cincinnati
Sign CB Troy James (Raiders) to a 4 year deal
Sign DT John Thornton (Titans) to a 6 year deal

Indianapolis
Resigned DT Brad Scoli

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March 7th, 2003

NFC

Washington
Sign RB/KR Chad Morton (Jets) to an offer sheet (5 years $8M, $2.5MSB).

NY Giants
Resign LB Kevin Hardy
Resign WR Ike Hilliard

Tampa Bay
Agreed 'in principle' to a 5 year deal with OL Jason Whittle (Giants)

AFC

Denver Broncos
TE Shannon Sharpe told coaches he intends to play another season.
Announced that QB Brian Griese will be released on 6/1.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Signed WR Dallas Davis and promptly sent him off to NFL Europe.

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March 6th, 2003

NFC

Carolina
Resigned QB Rodney Peete to a three year deal
Signed QB Jake Delhomme (Saints) to a two year deal

Arizona
Resigned C Steve Grace to a one year deal
Resigned DL Barron Tanner to a three year deal

AFC

Buffalo Bills
Re-signed WR Charles Johnson to a 1-year deal.

Miami Dolphins
Reached an agreement with DE David Bowens.

New England Patriots
Re-signed TE Fred Baxter to an undisclosed deal.

Baltimore Ravens
Signed FB Harold Morrow (Vikings) to a 3-year deal.

Jacksonville Jaguars
LB Joe Tuipala (exclusive rights free agent) signed a $375,000 tender offer on Wednesday.

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March 5th, 2003

NFC

NY Giants
Signed P Jeff Feagles (Seahawks)
Signed LS Ryan Kuehl (Browns)

Minnesota
Signed DL Billy Lyons (Packers)

Dallas
Signed OT Ryan Young (Texans)
Signed FB Richie Anderson (Jets)

Washington
Signed S Matt Bowen (Packers) to an offer sheet (4yrs $6M, $1.6M SB)

AFC

Denver Broncos
Agreed to terms on a on a six-year, $33 million contract with DT Daryl Gardner (Redskins).
Denver also agreed to a 7-year, $40 million contract with QB Jake Plummer (Cardinals)!

Cleveland Browns
Re-signed DT Alvin McKinley to an undisclosed contract.

Kansas City Chiefs
Signed CB Dexter McCleon (Rams) to 5-year contract.

Miami Dolphins
Re-signed P Mark Royals to 1-year contract.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Signed OT Jay Humphrey (Panthers) to undisclosed contract.

New England Patriots
Re-signed DL Rick Lyle to undisclosed deal.
Re-signed CB Ben Kelly.
Re-signed S Je'rod Cherry to undisclosed deal.
Signed CB Tyrone Poole (Broncos) to 4-year contract.

Oakland Raiders
Re-signed RB Zach Crockett to an undisclosed contract.
Re-signed G Brad Badger to an undisclosed contract.

Baltimore Ravens
Signed CB Corey Fuller (Browns) to 3-year contract.

Houston Texans
Re-signed LB Jay Foreman to a multi-year contract.

Tennessee Titans
Re-signed G Zach Piller to multi-year contract.

San Diego Chargers
Agreed in principal to a contract (terms undisclosed) with WR David Boston (Cardinals).

Pittsburgh Steelers
Signed LB Clint Kriewaldt (Lions) to a 3-year deal

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March 4th, 2003

NFC

Denver Broncos
1. Signed T Mark Baniewicz (previously on Jacksonville's injured reserve list).

San Diego Chargers
1. Re-signed LS David Binn to 1-year deal.

New York Jets
1. Restructured contract of DL Jason Furguson to free up some cap space.

Oakland Raiders
1. Gave contract extensions to WR Jerry Rice and WR Tim Brown largely to help provide cap savings.

AFC

Green Bay
Resigned WR Karsten Bailey

San Francisco
Signed TE Mark Anelli

Washington
Cut G Brendan Stai
Traded this years 7th round pick and next years 4th round pick to New England for their 5th round pick in this years draft.

Dallas
Signed P Toby Godwin ($500,000 signing bonus! Says a lot about their offence)

Philadelphia
Traded 6th round and next years 4th round draft pick for LB Mark Simoneau (Atlanta)

Atlanta
Signed S Cory Hall (Bengals)

Tampa Bay
Resigned WR Onome Ojo.

New York Giants
Signed RB/KR Brian Mitchell (Philadelphia)

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March 3rd, 2003

NFC

Washington
Signed OG Lennie Friedman (Broncos)
Signed K John Hall (Jets)
Signed QB Rob Johnson (Bucs)
Re-signed OG Tre Johnson

New Orleans
Signed CB Ashley Ambrose (Falcons)
Signed LB Orlando Ruff (Chargers)
Signed OT Wayne Gandy (Steelers)

New York Giants
Resigned WR Ike Hilliard

AFC

Kansas City Chiefs
1. Agreed in principal to a 7-year deal with LB Shawn Barber (Eagles).

Jacksonville Jaguars
1. Reached an agreement to re-sign WR Kevin Lockett to 1-year deal.

New York Jets
1. Re-signed FB Jerold Sowell to 7-year deal.
2. Signed WR Phil McGeoghan (Broncos).

Tennessee Titans
1. Re-signed OG Zach Piller to 7-year deal.

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March 1st, 2003

NFC

Dallas
Resigned OT Flozell Adams

Detroit
Resigned TE Mikhael Ricki
Resigned CB Jimmy Wynick
Signed CB Dre Bly CB (Rams)

NY Giants
Resigned OT Luke Petitgout
Resigned OT Barrett Brooks

St Louis
Signed Dave Wohlabaugh C (Browns)

Carolina
Resigned FB Brad Hoover

Chicago
Resigned FB Stanley Prtichett
Resigned TE John Davis
Signed TE Desmond Clark (Dolphins)

Washington
Signed G Dave Fiore (49ers)
Signed G Randy Thomas (Jets)
Signed DT Brandon Noble (Cowboys)
Signed DE Regan Upshaw (Raiders)
Traded for RB Trung Candidate (Rams)

Green Bay
Traded for CB Al Harris (Eagles)
Resigned CB Bryant Williams

AFC

Cincinnati Bengals
Claimed S Brian Leigeb off waivers from the Colts.
Agreed to 2-year contract with DT Carl Powell (Redskins).
Buffalo Bills
Agreed to 4-year contract with LB Jeff Posey (Texans).
Acquired TE Mark Campbell from the Browns for a future conditional draft pick.

Cleveland Browns
Traded TE Mark Campbell to the Bills for a future conditional draft pick.

San Diego Chargers
Signed FB Lorenzo Neal (Bengals) to a 3-year contract.

Kansas City Chiefs
1. Agreed to 1-year contract with LS Kendall Gammon.

Indianapolis Colts
1. Agreed to 6-year contract with DT Montae Reagor (Broncos).

Miami Dolphins
Re-signed P Mark Royals to an undisclosed deal.
Re-signed FB Rob Konrad to a 4-year contract.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Re-signed OL Aaron Koch to an undisclosed contract.
Re-signed TE/LS Joe Zelenka to an undisclosed contract.

New York Jets
1. Waived WR Jevonte Philpot.

New England Patriots
1. Have finally "officially" re-signed LS Lonie Paxton to an undisclosed contract.

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Agreed to 3-year contract with TE Jerame Tuman.

Houston Texans
Claimed LB Patrick Chukwurah off waivers from the Vikings.
Signed OL Zach Wiegert (Jaguars) to an undisclosed deal.

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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
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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