NFL Transaction Wire Blog (3/22-3/28)
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James Hall (Getty Images)
Senior NFL Reporter
Posted Mar 28, 2010


Restricted free agents are starting to re-sign with their original teams. Last Updated: Sunday at 11:12 PM ET.

Arizona Cardinals

Tuesday: Re-signed TE Ben Patrick, re-signed FB Nehemiah Broughton, signed WR Darren Mougey.

Comments: Patrick signed his one-year RFA tender. Broughton was an exclusive rights free agent. As first noted last week, the team also re-signed S Hamza Abdullah.


Atlanta Falcons


Baltimore Ravens

Monday: Signed DL Cory Redding.

Thursday: Re-signed RB Matthew Lawrence.

Comments: Redding will mostly play defensive end in Baltimore's 3-4 scheme.

Lawrence was an exclusive rights free agent.


Buffalo Bills

Friday: Re-signed the following exclusive rights free agents: TE Jonathan Stupar and CB Cary Harris.


Carolina Panthers

Thursday: Re-signed the following exclusive rights free agents: WRs Charly Martin and Kenny Moore, DT Nick Hayden, LB Jordan Senn.


Chicago Bears


Cincinnati Bengals

Thursday: Re-signed LB Rashad Jeanty.

Comments: He signed his RFA tender. Jeanty will get a chance to compete for the starting SLB job if the team moves Rey Maualuga to MLB.


Cleveland Browns


Dallas Cowboys

Friday: Re-signed restricted free agent G Cory Procter.


Denver Broncos

Tuesday: Re-signed G Chris Kuper.

Comments: Kuper signed his one-year RFA tender.


Detroit Lions

Tuesday: Re-signed S Marquand Manuel, re-signed DE Jason Hunter, signed LB Brandon Johnson.

Friday: Re-signed restricted free agent G Manny Ramirez.

Manuel and Johnson signed one-year deals. Hunter signed his one-year RFA tender.


Green Bay Packers


Houston Texans

Friday: Re-signed restricted free agent DE Tim Bulman.


Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars


Kansas City Chiefs

Tuesday: Re-signed FB Mike Cox, re-signed G Ike Ndukwe, re-signed LB Derrick Johnson.

Friday: Re-signed exclusive rights free agent LB Andy Studebaker.

Comments: Cox was an exclusive rights free agent. Ndukwe and Johnson signed their one-year RFA tenders.


Miami Dolphins

Tuesday: Re-signed TE Joey Haynos.

Comments: Haynos was an exclusive rights free agent.


Minnesota Vikings


New England Patriots

Tuesday: Signed TE Alge Crumpler.

Comments: Where Crumpler will really help them is in the running game because of his large size.


New Orleans Saints

Friday: Re-signed restricted free agent DE Jeff Charleston.


New York Giants

Wednesday: Re-signed DE Dave Tolleson.

Comments: Tolleson signed his one-year RFA tender.


New York Jets

Monday: Re-signed WR Braylon Edwards, re-signed WR Brad Smith, re-signed S James Ihedigbo, re-signed FB Tony Richardson.

Tuesday: Re-signed OT Wayne Hunter.

Comments: Edwards, Smith, Ihedigbo, and Hunter signed their one-year RFA tender.

Edwards remains as New York's No. 1 receiver. Smith serves in a variety of roles on special teams and in sub packages. Ihedigbo is a solid backup and special teamer.

Getting back Richardson is a great boost to their running game. Hunter is their top backup LT and RT.


Oakland Raiders


Tuesday: Re-signed FB Luke Lawton, re-signed LB Ricky Brown, re-signed DT William Joseph.

Comments: Lawton and Brown signed their one-year RFA tender.

Brown started five games last season at SLB.


Philadelphia Eagles

Monday: Re-signed LB Akeem Jordan.

Wednesday: Signed RB Mike Bell.

Comments: Jordan signed his RFA tender. He's expected to get his starting job back at WLB.

The Saints declined to match Philadelphia's offer sheet, so Bell officially became an Eagle. Bell will back up new starting RB LeSean McCoy.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Friday: Re-signed QB Charlie Batch.


San Diego Chargers

Monday: Waived WR Demetrius Byrd (Non-Football Injury).

Thursday: Re-signed exclusive rights free agent FB Mike Tolbert.

Comments: Byrd was a 2009 seventh-round pick who never played due to injuries suffered in a car accident shortly before the NFL Draft.


San Francisco 49ers


Tuesday: Re-signed OT Barry Sims.

Comments: Sims will be the top backup at RT and LT.


Seattle Seahawks


St. Louis Rams

Monday: Re-signed DE James Hall, signed TE Darcy Johnson, signed CB Kevin Dockery.

Thursday: Re-signed exclusive rights free agent LB David Vobora.

Comments: Hall's signing could be a sign that the team won't pursue signing DE Jimmy Wilkerson.

Dockery fits in as a nickel or dime DB.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans


Washington Redskins

Tuesday: Signed P Josh Bidwell.

Wednesday: Re-signed DE Chris Wilson.

Comments: Bidwell is currently the only punter the team has under contract.

Wilson signed his RFA tender. He's expected to move to OLB in Washington's new 3-4 defense.


For transactions from last week, click here.



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