Who's coming, going in NFL free-agent frenzy
- Article by: RICHARD ROSENBLATT
- Associated Press
- March 16, 2013 - 2:55 PM
The first week of NFL free agency isn't over yet, and it's already becoming difficult to keep track of who's coming and going.
Anquan Boldin's a 49er, Reggie Bush a Lion, Steven Jackson a Falcon, Greg Jennings a Viking and Wes Welker a Bronco.
Ryan Fitzpatrick's no longer a Bill, Dwight Freeney's out as a Colt, Mike Wallace as a Steeler and Nnamdi Asomugha as an Eagle.
That's just for starters.
Dozens of players have moved from one team to another in the past few weeks, from the days leading up to free agency and then during a feeding frenzy that began Tuesday — when the free-agent season opened with a flourish.
Since the Ravens beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl last month (that was only last month?), NFL player moves are being made fast and furiously.
Ray Lewis and Matt Birk retired after helping the Ravens to a second Super Bowl title, high-salaried players were released by teams in a rush to get under the salary cap, and agents met with team executives trying work out new deals for their clients.
Some players have found new homes, others are still looking.
And then there's defensive end Elvis Dumervil, formerly of the Broncos. Because his contract paperwork did not reach team headquarters in time to beat a Friday deadline, he was released. For now, there's no telling where he'll end up.
Here's a team-by-team glance of notable players who have either arrived or departed from NFL teams through noon Saturday, knowing full well there will be many more additions and subtractions in the coming weeks.
Arrived: Drew Stanton, QB; Rashard Mendenhall, RB; Jerraud Powers, CB; Yeremiah Bell, S; Lorenzo Alexander, LB; Jasper Brinkley, LB; Matt Shaughnessy, DE.
Departed: Kevin Kolb, QB; Adrian Wilson, S; Kerry Rhodes, S; Beanie Wells, RB; Early Doucet, RB; Stewart Bradley, LB; Fozzy Whittaker, RB.
Arrived: Steve Jackson, RB.
Departed: Michael Turner, RB; John Abraham, DE; Dunta Robinson, CB; Lawrence Sidbury, DE.
Arrived: Chris Canty, DT.
Departed: Anquan Boldin, WR; Bobbie Williams, OG; Paul Kruger LB; Dannell Ellerbe LB; Cary Williams CB; Bernard Pollard S.
Arrived: Manny Lawson, LB.
Departed: Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB; Andy Levitre, G; Chad Reinhart, OL; Donald Jones, WR.
Arrived: Drayton Florence, CB.
Departed: Gary Barnidge, TE; Jason Phillips, LB; James Anderson, LB;
Arrived: Jermon Bushrod, LT; Martellus Bennett, TE.
Departed: Nick Roach, LB; Geno Hayes, LB; Matt Spaeth, TE; Kellen Davis, TE; Matt Toeaina, DT.
Departed: Pat Sims, DT; Manny Lawson, LB; Dan Skuta, LB; Bruce Gradkowski, QB.
Arrived: Paul Kruger, LB; Desmond Bryant, DL; Quentin Groves, LB; Gary Barnidge, TE.
Departed: Kaluka Maiava, LB.
Departed: Marcus Spears, DT; Kevin Ogletree, WR; John Phillips, TE; Dan Connor, LB.
Arrived: Wes Welker, WR; Louis Vasquez, RG; Terrance Knighton, DL; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB; Stewart Bradley, LB.
Departed: D.J. Williams, LB, Jason Hunter, DE; Justin Bannan, DT; Tracy Porter, CB; Chris Gronkowski, FB; Elvis Dumervil, DL.
Arrived: Reggie Bush, RB; Jason Jones, DE; Glover Quin, S.
Departed: Cliff Avril, DE; Gosder Cherilus, T; Drayton Florence, CB; Sammie Lee Hill, DT.
GREEN BAY PACKERS
Departed: Greg Jennings, WR; Charles Woodson, DB.
Departed: Kevin Walter, WR; James Casey, FB/TE; Connor Barwin, LB; Glover Quin, S.
Arrived: Gosder Cherilus, OT; Ricky Jean Francois, DL; LaRon Landry, S; Lawrence Sidbury, LB; Donald Thomas, G; Greg Toler, CB; Erik Walden, LB.
Departed: Donnie Avery, WR; Austin Collie, WR; Dwight Freeney, DE/OLB; Jerraud Powers, CB; Drew Stanton, QB; Tom Zbikowski, S.
Arrived: Geno Hayes, LB; Alan Ball, CB; Justin Forsett, RB; Roy Miller, DT.
Departed: Derek Cox, CB; Terrance Knighton, DT; Dawan Landry, S; Rashean Mathis, CB; Laurent Robinson, WR; Aaron Ross, CB; Guy Whimper, OT.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Arrived: Sean Smith, CB; Dunta Robinson, CB; Bryan Mattison, OL; Anthony Fasano, TE; Donnie Avery, WR; Chase Daniel, QB: Husain Abdullah, S; Geoff Schwartz, OL.
Departed: Matt Cassel, QB; Glenn Dorsey, DE; Brady Quinn, QB; Peyton Hillis, RB; Abe Elam, S; Ropati Pitoitua, DE; Travis Daniels, CB; Jake O'Connell, TE.
Arrived: Mike Wallace, WR, Dustin Keller, TE; Philip Wheeler, LB; Dannell Ellerbe, LB; Brandon Gibson, WR.
Departed: Sean Smith, CB; Anthony Fasano, TE; Reggie Bush, RB.
Arrived: Matt Cassel, QB; Greg Jennings, WR.
Departed: Percy Harvin, WR; Antoine Winfield, CB; Jasper Brinkley, LB.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Arrived: Danny Amendola, WR; Leon Washington, RB; Donald Jones, WR.
Departed: Wes Welker, WR; Patrick Chung, S; Donald Thomas, OL.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Arrived: Keenan Lewis, CB.
Departed: Jerome Bushrod, LT; Chase Daniel, QB. Jonathan Casillas, LB.
NEW YORK GIANTS
Arrived: Aaron Ross, CB; Ryan Mundy, S; Josh Brown, K; Cullen Jenkins, DT; Dan Connor, LB.
Departed: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB; Michael Boley, LB; Chris Canty, DT; Kenny Phillips, S, Martellus Bennett, TE.
NEW YORK JETS
Arrived: David Garrard, QB; Mike Goodson, RB; Willie Colon, OL; Anthony Garay, NT.
Departed: Yeremiah Bell, S; Mike DeVito, DL; Shonn Greene, RB; Dustin Keller, TE; LaRon Landry, S; Sione Po'uha, NT.
Arrived: Nick Roach, LB; Kaluka Maiava, LB; Pat Sims, DT; Jason Hunter, DE.
Departed: Michael Huff, DB; Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR; Philip Wheeler, LB; Desmond Bryant, DT; Mike Goodson, RB; Dave Tollefson, DE.
Arrived: Cary Williams, CB; Kenny Phillips, S; Bradley Fletcher, CB; Connor Barwin, LB; Patrick Chung, S; James Phillips, LB; James Casey, TE; Isaac Sopoaga, DL; Arrelious Benn, WR.
Departed: Nnamdi Asomugha, CB; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Cullen Jenkins, DT; Mike Patterson, DT.
Arrived: Bruce Gradkowski, QB; William Gay, DB.
Departed: James Harrison, LB; Willie Colon, OL; Mike Wallace, WR; Rashard Mendenhall, RB; Keenan Lewis, DB; Ryan Mundy, S.
ST. LOUIS RAMS
Arrived: Jared Cook, TE.
Departed: Steven Jackson, RB; Danny Amendola, WR; Quintin Mikell, S; Brandon Gibson, WR.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Arrived: Danny Woodhead, RB; King Dunlap, OT; Chad Rinehart, G; John Phillips, TE; Derek Cox, CB.
Departed: Takeo Spikes, LB; Atari Bigby, SS; Antonio Garay, DT; Randy McMichael, TE.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers
Arrived: Anquan Boldin, WR; Glenn Dorsey, DL; Dan Skuta, LB.
Departed: Dashon Goldson, S; Alex Smith, QB; David Akers, K; Delanie Walker, TE; Isaac Sopoaga, NT; Ricky Jean Francois, DL.
Arrived: Percy Harvin, WR; Cliff Avril, DE; Michael Bennett, DL.
Departed: Leon Washington, RB/KR.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Arrived: Dashon Goldson, S; Jonathan Casillas, LB; Kevin Ogletree, WR.
Departed: Jeremy Trueblood, T; Michael Bennett, DE; Quincy Black, LB; Arrelious Benn, WR.
Arrived: Andy Levitre, G; Shonn Greene, RB; Sammie Lee Hill, DT; Delanie Walker, TE; LB Moise Fokou; George Wilson, S.
Departed: Jared Cook, TE; Jordan Babineaux, S; Mitch Petrus, G.
Arrived: Tony Pashos, OT; Jeremy Trueblood, OT.
Departed: Lorenzo Alexander, LB.
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