Free Agency Kickoff: Quick Recap

Hello and good morning my fellow Rumblers. As we all anticipated, but hoped wouldn't happen, nothing occurred of any real import vis a vis our Buffalo Bills at the start of the NFL's free agent signing period. In fact, a whole lot of nothing AT ALL occurred in the world of the NFL. Please head into the post to see what little DID, in fact, occur. Please note - all of the following transactions are compiled from the following sites:,,,, and

Player movement
Nate Burleson, WR, Lions - Signed a five-year, $25 million deal with $11 million guaranteed.

Antonio Cromartie, CB, Jets - Chargers traded his rights for a 2011 third-round pick that could become a two.

Brandon Manumaleuna, TE, Bears - Signed a five-year deal; money undisclosed.

Kyle Vanden Bosch, DE, Lions - Signed a four-year, $26 million deal.

A.J. Feeley, QB - Close to signing with the Rams.

Corey Williams, DT, Lions - Reportedly traded from Cleveland to Detroit for a low-round pick.

Chargers re-signed TE Kris Wilson.

Falcons re-signed QB Chris Redman.

Colts re-signed MLB Gary Brackett.

Eagles re-signed FB Leonard Weaver.

Close to being signed
CB Dunta Robinson - Slated to join the Falcons later today when the two sides have a little more face time at Falcons HQ.

FB Leonard Weaver - Slated to sign a contract extension with the Eagles.

DE Kyle Vanden Bosch - Will be in Detroit today to visit and most likely sign with the Lions, where he'd re-join former Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

QB Chad Pennington - Rumored to be very close to signing with the Dolphins again, but word is that there are issues with his demand for a no trade clause in the contract so he won't have to move his family again. Pennington is willing to accept the Dolphins' No. 3 QB role.

LB Karlos Dansby - Slated to visit the Dolphins today, and is rumored to be ready to sign on the dotted line with them.

Rumored visits
Julius Peppers and Chester Taylor are slated to be visiting the Bears today, and it has been claimed by Peppers' agent that the DE is the Bears' player to lose at this point (if this doesn't imply collusion and tampering to a HUGE degree, then Billy Fucillo isn't a fat man who sells cars in Central NY).

Anquan Boldin along with Kevin Walter are rumored to be the top targets of the Ravens per Peter King via his twitter page.

Chad Clifton is said to be visiting the Redskins this weekend, while the Packers continue to apply the full court press to re-sign him.

The Broncos are in full on bring the army in mode right now, with OT Tony Pashos, C/G Rex Hadnot, CB Nathan Jones and DL Justin Bannan all coming in Friday.

Richie Incognito, recently of the Bills, is said to be getting serious interest from several teams in the league, including the people who gave him up to us, the Rams.

Antrel Rolle is reportedly set to visit the Giants today, and supposedly was offered a five-year deal by the Dolphins without dint of a visit. The Bears were once rumored to be in the running for him.

Leonard Little has expressed interest in going to the Panthers to finish his career if/when Peppers finishes bolting out of town.

Kevin Walter has been one of the Belles of this FA Ball so far, and has been rumored to being courted by the Ravens, Bengals, Buccaneers and Jaguars so far tonight.

In Bills news interest, two players we could take fliers on for training camp fodder who might turn out well post-injury are NT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (now former Panther), OT Adam Terry (former Raven) and OG Chester Pitts (former Texan). No, they are not currently listed as Bills targets by the news sources, but I think they are all worth a waiver of a low contract to see if they have any gas left in the tank for our re-building team.

That's all as of now; if you see or hear anything newsworthy for the FA period today, place it here until Brian and MRW get something more official up.

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