NFL

NFL free agency: Follow all the moves

Peter Schrager on his latest mock draft: How will top five picks pan out?
Peter Schrager on his latest mock draft: How will top five picks pan out?
FOX Sports NFL FREE AGENCY
Share This Story

   
 

Look back: Friday | Thursday | Wednesday | Tuesday | Monday | March 13-18

Lofton OKs 5-year Saints deal

Atlanta Falcons free-agent linebacker Curtis Lofton has joined the New Orleans Saints on a five-year deal, the team announced Saturday.

His acquisition could lead to the departure of middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

“Curtis is a versatile, hard-working player that has displayed a knack for being around the football, and more importantly, making plays on the ball,” Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said.

“He has the ability to play all three linebacker positions, and we feel that he’s just entering the prime of his career. We think he can come to New Orleans and fit in well and provide us with a significant contribution to our defense.”

Lofton, 25, is an athletic, productive player who recorded 147 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and two interceptions last season.

In four NFL seasons, the former University of Oklahoma standout has piled up 492 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and seven forced fumbles.

-- Scout.com

Report: Caleb Hanie to backup Peyton

Former Chicago Bears reserve quarterback Caleb Hanie has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos to back up Peyton Manning.

Hanie, 26, played collegiately at Colorado State

He struggled last season when forced into the lineup when Jay Cutler was sidelined, passing for three touchdowns and nine interceptions with 613 yards for a 41.8 quarterback rating. He rushed for 98 yards and one touchdown.

Full story

-- Scout.com

Bengals sign DE Anderson, DT Sims

The Bengals signed former Indianapolis defensive end Jamaal Anderson on Saturday and agreed to another contract with defensive tackle Pat Sims, who had been an unrestricted free agent.

Anderson was Atlanta's first-round pick in 2007. He played four seasons for the Falcons before moving to Indianapolis for last season. He started one game for the Colts and had three sacks overall.

Sims has spent his four seasons with Cincinnati, starting a total of 23 games. He played in the first 11 last season, including one start, before an ankle injury ended his season. He had 28 tackles and one sack.

The Bengals have lost defensive ends Jonathan Fanene (Patriots) and Frostee Rucker (Browns) during free agency.

— AP

Bills re-sign RB Tashard Choice

The Buffalo Bills are re-signing running Tashard Choice.

Choice rushed for 7 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown and seven catches for 51 yards in six games with Buffalo last season after being claimed off of waivers from the Washington Redskins in November.

Full story

--Scout.com

Packers sign Daniel Muir

The Green Bay Packers have signed former Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Daniel Muir.

Muir, 28 has played five NFL seasons and spent the last four years with the Colts following his rookie campaign in Green Bay.

The 6-foot-2, 312-pounder from Kent State has recorded 108 career tackles, 0.5 sacks and one pass defensed. Muir posted a career-high and led the defensive line with 52 tackles in 2009.

Full story

--Scout.com

Source: Matt Roth visits Bengals

Jacksonville Jaguars veteran free agent defensive end Matt Roth visited the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a league source.

Roth, 29, had 24 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks last season for the Jaguars.

Full story

--Scout.com

More from Scout.com:

Tagged: Falcons, Bills, Bears, Bengals, Browns, Cowboys, Broncos, Lions, Packers, Titans, Colts, Chiefs, Raiders, Rams, Dolphins, Vikings, Patriots, Saints, Giants, Jets, Eagles, 49ers, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Redskins, Panthers, Jaguars, Ravens, Cardinals, Steelers, Chargers, Texans, Jay Feely, Phil Dawson, Cooper Carlisle, Jeff Saturday, Peyton Manning, Matt Birk, Tom Brady, Hines Ward, Steve Hutchinson, Matt Hasselbeck, Kyle Kosier, Randy McMichael, Deion Branch, Donte' Stallworth, David Garrard, Rock Cartwright, David Carr, Artis Hicks, Juqua Parker, Bryan Scott, Visanthe Shiancoe, Rex Grossman, Tully Banta-Cain, Yeremiah Bell, Brandon Lloyd, Travelle Wharton, Shawntae Spencer, Eli Manning, Robert Gallery, Scott Wells, Jerricho Cotchery, Will Allen, Rex Hadnot, Wes Welker, Israel Idonije, Mike Adams, Luis Castillo, Brodney Pool, Matt Roth, Khalif Barnes, Evan Mathis, Alex Smith, Joel Dreessen, Sean Considine, Kyle Orton, Jason Brown, Dan Orlovsky, Frank Omiyale, Chris Carr, Ben Graham, Dan Connolly, Atari Bigby, Eric Winston, Charlie Whitehurst, Derek Hagan, Mario Williams, Jay Cutler, Kamerion Wimbley, Brodrick Bunkley, Jason Allen, Manny Lawson, Cedric Griffin, Marcus McNeill, Mark Anderson, Pat McQuistan, Michael Robinson, Stephen Tulloch, Quinn Ojinnaka, Dawan Landry, Jarrett Bush, Daniel Fells, Nate Livings, D'Anthony Batiste, Mike Brisiel, Steve Gregory, Remi Ayodele, Chansi Stuckey, Kevin Boss, Dante Rosario, Tim Shaw, Corey Graham, William Gay, Tim Crowder, Samson Satele, Michael Bush, Manny Ramirez, Levi Brown, LaRon Landry, Jamaal Anderson, Adam Carriker, Aaron Ross, Reggie Nelson, Brady Quinn, Brandon Meriweather, Ben Grubbs, Anthony Gonzalez, Drew Stanton, Daniel Muir, Matt Moore, Eric Weems, Jackie Battle, Donnie Avery, Curtis Lofton, John Carlson, Tracy Porter, Eddie Royal, Fred Davis, Jason Jones, Chad Henne, Mike Pollak, Joe Mays, Lex Hilliard, Haruki Nakamura, Matt Flynn, Chaz Schilens, Chris Chamberlain, Geoff Schwartz, Chris Horton, Kory Lichtensteiger, Mike McGlynn, Anthony Collins, Craig Steltz, Red Bryant, Tashard Choice, Jerome Felton, Jacob Tamme, Josh Johnson, Jonathan Goff, Trevor Scott, Geno Hayes, Spencer Larsen, Kendall Langford, Dan Connor, Pat Sims, Early Doucet, Tom Zbikowski, Andre Fluellen, Steve Slaton, Marcus Harrison, Mario Manningham, Andre Caldwell, Oniel Cousins, Pat Lee, Mike Tolbert, Erin Henderson, Caleb Hanie, Kregg Lumpkin, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, David Hawthorne, Jameel McClain, Wesley Woodyard, Nick Reed, Jamon Meredith, Bernard Scott, Anthony Hill, Everette Brown, Kevin Ogletree, Jovan Belcher, Jacob Lacey, Brian Hoyer, Jamaal Westerman, Michael Bennett, Ryan Baker, Tim Tebow, Nate Collins, Dominique Harris, Wes Lyons, Jarriel King

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


NFL Videos

Best Person in Sports: Keenan Lewis Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Saints CB Keenan Lewis hosts a back-to-school event, giving children medical ser...

NFL Roundtable: New York Jets Posted: Jul 14, 2014
They're a team with plenty to prove and a roster of players primed to get it don...

NFL Roundtable: Detroit Lions Posted: Jul 11, 2014
A team with so many weapons, is this the season that the Lions put together and ...

More Than Sports on MSN