|07.27.11 at 3:29 pm ET|
While money has been flying in the NFL the last two days, it hasn’t been limited to the bigger playmakers. A couple of kickers became richer on Wednesday, as mutliple reports have Olindo Mare inking a four-year, $12 million deal with the Panthers and Mason Crosby staying with the Packers on a five-year, $14.75 million deal.
Mare, who had spent the last three seasons with the Seahawks, will reportedly receive a $4 million signing bonus. He made five of seven field goals from between 40 and 49 yards last season, and made one of two attempted kicks from 50 or more yards.
Crosby was drafted by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He made eight of 10 field goals from between 40 and 49 yards last season, and made two of four attempted kicks from 50 or more yards.
|07.27.11 at 3:24 pm ET|
The Browns are showing a lot of faith in second-year quarterback Colt McCoy.
Delhomme signed a two-year deal with the Browns last offseason and after winning the starting job over Seneca Wallace, suffered a high ankle sprain in the second quarter of the first game of the season. Ultimately starting four games, Delhomme threw seven interceptions and just two touchdowns. Schefter also indicated that the Louisiana-Lafayette product is not ready to hang up his cleats for good.
|07.27.11 at 2:58 pm ET|
Saints receiver Lance Moore tweeted Wednesday that he has re-signed with the team, with the two sides reaching a five-year deal to keep the Toledo product in New Orleans.
Tweeted Moore: “Welp, its been real new orleans……..But let’s make the next five years even more real. I’m coming back baby!!! #whodat.”
Moore had 66 receptions last season for 763 yards with eight touchdowns. His best season came in 2008, when he caught 79 balls for 928 yards and 10 touchdowns.
|07.27.11 at 2:47 pm ET|
The Patriots became the first team in the NFL to vote unanimously to recertify the National Football League Players Association as a union after lengthy meeting with NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith on Wednesday, according to Ron Borges of the Boston Herald. The recertification of the players’ association is expected to continue throughout training camp and without an issue, as all 32 teams are expected to vote on the issue sooner rather than later.
|07.27.11 at 2:35 pm ET|
According to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Redskins and Broncos have swung a trade that will send former Patriots receiver Jabar Gaffney to Washington and defensive end Jeremy Jarmon to Denver.
Gaffney spent parts of three seasons with the Patriots before taking a four-year, $10 million deal with the Broncos. While his receptions and receiving yards were the best of his career in his two years in Denver, he never came close to the five touchdowns he had in 2007 with the Patriots. Gaffney had two touchdowns in each of his two years with the Broncos.
The trade will reunite Gaffney with another former Patriots in Donte’ Stallworth, whom the Redskins signed on Wednesday. The two played together in New England in 2007, Stallworth’s only season with the Patriots.
|07.27.11 at 2:23 pm ET|
Offensive lineman Robert Gallery has agreed to sign a three-year deal with the Seahawks, according to a tweet from Adam Schefter. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft had spent his whole career in Oakland, and will now be reunited with Tom Cable. Cable was the head coach of the Raiders from 2008-10 and will serve as an offensive line coach and assistant head coach in Seattle.
In April of 2004, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King called Gallery “the best lineman to come out of college in years.”
|07.27.11 at 2:18 pm ET|
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Panthers have retained running back DeAngelo Williams with a five-year, $43 million deal that includes $21 million guaranteed.
The Panthers chose Williams 27th overall in the 2006 draft, making him the third running back selected in that draft behind Reggie Bush (second overall) and Laurence Maroney (21st overall). Injuries have hindered Williams’ production over the last two seasons, though he rushed for 1,515 yards with 18 touchdowns in the 2008 season.
This is Carolina’s second big re-signing in as many days, as they gave defensive end Charles Johnson $76 million over six years on Tuesday.