NFL Transaction Wire Blog (2/22-2/28)
LaDainian Tomlinson (Getty Images)
LaDainian Tomlinson (Getty Images)
Senior NFL Reporter
Posted Feb 27, 2010


We're continuing to track every player transaction seven days a week. Last Updated: Saturday at 1:01 PM ET.

Arizona Cardinals

Monday: Signed DT Keilen Dykes.

Comments: He's basically a practice squad candidate. He spent time on their practice squad last season.


Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers


Chicago Bears

Monday: Signed TE Richard Angulo and WR Eric Peterman.

Comments: Angulo played under Bears OL coach Mike Tice with the Jaguars and Vikings, previously.


Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys


Denver Broncos

Tuesday: Released C Casey Wiegmann, released RB LaMont Jordan.

Comments: Wiegmann's release comes as a surprise considering the team signed him to a one-year extension last June through the 2010 season. His replacement probably is not on their current 80-man roster. Jordan's release comes as no surprise considering he only had 25 carries last season.


Detroit Lions

Tuesday: Released DE Jared DeVries.

Comments: The veteran defensive lineman's contract was up after 2010. DeVries had a small roster bonus of $400,00 coming up, a source said.


Green Bay Packers

Monday: Re-signed CB Derrick Martin.

Wednesday: Placed non-exclusive franchise tag on DT Ryan Pickett.

Comments: A source said Martin signed a two-year deal with $355,000 guaranteed. Pickett will earn a one-year guaranteed base salary of $7.003 million this season as a franchise player.


Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts


Jacksonville Jaguars

Monday: Re-signed TE Ernest Wilford.

Comments: He was set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 5.


Kansas City Chiefs


Wednesday: Released G Mike Goff, re-signed RB Kolby Smith, re-signed QB Matt Gutierrez.

Comments: Goff struggled with injuries last season and probably will be a backup if he wants to continue his career. Smith and Gutierrez were scheduled to become restricted free agents in March.


Miami Dolphins


Minnesota Vikings

Sunday: Re-signed WR Greg Lewis.


New England Patriots

Monday: Named DT Vince Wilfork franchise player.

Wednesday: Signed WR David Patten.

Comments: Unless the team can reach a long-term deal with him, Wilfork will earn a guaranteed base salary of $7.003 million for 2010.

Patten, who turns in August, didn't play in 2009. He did have a workout with the Colts in September. Patten, much earlier in his career, was actually one of the NFL's fastest receivers. He'll compete for a backup with the Patriots.


New Orleans Saints

Monday: Signed FB Zak Keasey.


New York Giants


New York Jets

Tuesday: Signed K Nick Folk, signed OT Michael Turkovich.

Comments: Folk is currently the only kicker that the Jets have on their 80-man roster. Veteran K Jay Feely remains unsigned.


Oakland Raiders

Thursday: Placed exclusive franchise tag on DE Richard Seymour.

Comments: Under the exclusive franchise tag, a player is offered a minimum of the average of the top five salaries at the player's position for the current year as of April 15, 2010 or 120 percent of the player’s previous year’s salary, or the average of the top five salaries at his position as of the end of last season – whichever of the three is greater. The average of the top five salaries at his position at the end of last season is $12.398 million.


Philadelphia Eagles


Pittsburgh Steelers

Thursday: Re-signed DT Casey Hampton, placed non-exclusive franchise tender on K Jeff Reed.

Comments: Hampton re-signed for three years. They had little choice but to re-sign him. They had no viable replacement for him on their current 80-man roster. Reed will receive a guaranteed one-year base salary of $2.814 million on the franchise tender.


San Diego Chargers

Monday: Released RB LaDainian Tomlinson.

Comments: No surprise there. His play the past few seasons had regressed significantly. As previously noted, Tomlinson still is owed $1 million in fully guaranteed base salary.


San Francisco 49ers

Tuesday: Named DT Aubrayo Franklin (non-exclusive) franchise player.

Comments: The move was expected all along based on his importance to the team.


Seattle Seahawks

Wednesday: Placed non-exclusive franchise tag on K Olindo Mare.

Comments: Mare will earn a guaranteed one-year base salary of $2.814 million.


St. Louis Rams


Friday: Signed WR Travis Brown.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Tennessee Titans

Tuesday: Re-signed S Donnie Nickey.


Washington Redskins


For transactions from last week, click here.



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