2013 AFC free-agent moves, by team

Posted April 15, 2013 @ 12:21 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated 12:21 p.m. ET on Monday, April 15

Note: UFA means unrestricted free agent; RFA means restricted free agent; EFA means exclusive-rights free agent; FFA means franchise free agent.

AFC EAST

Buffalo Bills

UFA: DE Spencer Johnson (9), WR Ruvell Martin (7), RB Corey McIntyre (8), DE Kyle Moore (4), LB Kirk Morrison (8), QB Tyler Thigpen (6).

RFA:  

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Claimed ex-Eagles LB Marcus Dowtin, April 12; Ex-Seahawks DT Alan Branch, April 2 (one year, $3 million); Ex-Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb, March 29 (two years, $6.1 million with $1 million guaranteed); Ex-Bengals LB Manny Lawson, March 13 (four years, $12 million).

Key departures: WR David Nelson, April 10 (signed with Browns); WR Donald Jones, March 15 (signed with Patriots); OG Chad Rinehart, March 13 (signed with Chargers); Released QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, March 12; OG Andy Levitre, March 12 (signed with Titans); LB Shawne Merriman, March 5 (retired); Released CB Terrence McGee, Feb. 14; Released LB Nick Barnett, SS George Wilson, Feb. 11. 

Key re-signings: RB Tashard Choice, April 2; Re-signed CB Leodis McKelvin, March 9 (four years, $20 million); Re-signed LB Bryan Scott, March 7; tendered TE Dorin Dickerson, March 6; placed franchise tag on FS Jairus Byrd, March 1; Re-signed OL Colin Brown, Feb. 19; QB Tarvaris Jackson, Feb. 15.

 

Miami Dolphins

UFAs: 

RFAs: TE Jeron Mastrud (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Falcons CB Brent Grimes, April 1 (one year, $5.5 million); Ex-Chargers DL Vaughn Martin, March 28; Ex-Bears OG Lance Louis, March 27; Ex-Rams WR Brandon Gibson, March 15; Signed ex-Jets TE Dustin Keller, March 15 (one year); Signed ex-Raiders LB Philip Wheeler, March 12 (five years, $26 million with $13 million guaranteed) ex-Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe, March 12 (five years, $35 million); ex-Steelers WR Mike Wallace, March 12 (five years, $60 million with $30 million guaranteed).

Key departures: DT Tony McDaniel, March 28 (to Seahawks); S Jonathon Amaya, March 27 (to Cardinals); WR Marlon Moore, March 20 (to 49ers); OLT Jake Long, March 18 (to Rams); CB Sean Smith, March 14 (to Chiefs); RB Reggie Bush, March 13 (signed with Lions); Released LB Karlos Dansby, LB Kevin Burnett March 12; TE Anthony Fasano, March 12 (signed with Chiefs).

Key re-signings: LB Austin Spitler, March 20; OL Nate Garner, March 19; Re-signed S Chris Clemons, March 12 (one year); Re-signed QB Matt Moore, March 8 (two years, $8 million); Re-signed WR Brian Hartline, March 7 (five years, $30.775 million, $12.5 million guaranteed); Franchised DT Randy Starks, March 6 (signed tag March 19.

 

New England Patriots

UFAs: DB Will Allen, S Josh Barrett (5), WR Deion Branch (11), RB Tony Fiammetta (4), S Derrick Martin (7), DT Myron Pryor (4), OL Jamey Richard (5), DE Trevor Scott (5), OL Brian Waters (13), LB Tracy White (10).

RFAs: 
LB Dane Fletcher (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Raiders DT Tommy Kelly, April 9 (two years); Ex-Vikings WR Michael Jenkins, March 28; Ex-Falcons OL Will Svitek, March 17 (one year, $1 million); Ex-Cardinals S Adrian Wilson, March 17; Ex-Bills WR Donald Jones, March 15; Ex-Seahawks KR Leon Washington, March 14; Ex-Rams WR Danny Amendola, March 13 (five years, $31 million with $10 million guaranteed); DL Jason Vega (CFL, Feb. 19); 

Key departures: Released WR Brandon Lloyd, March 17; RB Danny Woodhead, March 15 (signed with Chargers); WR Wes Welker, March 13 (signed with Broncos); S Patrick Chung, March 12 (signed with Eagles); OG Donald Thomas, March 12 (signed with Colts).

Key re-signings: TE Michael Hoomanawanui, April 15; WR Julian Edelman, April 11 (one year); OT Sebastian Vollmer, March 24 (four years, $17 million with $8.25 million guaranteed); CB Marquice Cole, LB Niko Koutouvides, March 20; CB Aqib Talib, March 17 (one year, $5 million); CB Kyle Arrington, March 15 (four-year deal).

 

New York Jets

UFA: WR Braylon Edwards (8), RB Lex Hilliard (4), OL Brandon Moore (10), WR Chaz Schilens (5), LB Bryan Thomas (11).

RFA: 

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Jaguars S Dawan Landry, April 9; Ex-Chargers LB Antwan Barnes, March 18; Ex-Chargers DT Antonio Garay, March 15; Ex-Steelers OG Willie Colon, March 15; Ex-Raiders RB Mike Goodson, March 15 (three years, $6.9 million); Signed QB David Garrard, March 11.

Key departures: OT Jason Smith, April 12 (to Saints); OG Matt Slauson, March 29 (to Bears); TE Dustin Keller, March 15 (signed wtih Dolphins); SS Yeremiah Bell, March 13 (signed with Cardinals); RB Shonn Greene, March 13 (signed with Titans); DT Mike DeVito, March 12 (signed with Chiefs); Released NT Sione Po'uha, March 12; Released OLB Calvin Pace, ILB Bart Scott, S Eric Smith, OT Jason Smith, Feb. 19; Waived TE Josh Baker, Feb. 19.

Key re-signings: OT Austin Howard, April 15; TE Jeff Cumberland, April 8; LS Tanner Purdum, March 18; PK Nick Folk, March 16; RB Lex Hilliard, March 13; Re-signed LB Josh Mauga, March 10 (one year).

 

AFC NORTH

Baltimore Ravens

UFA: TE Billy Bajema (8), LB Ricky Brown (7), S Sean Considine (8), CB Chris Johnson (8), DT Ma’ake Kemoeatu (10), DE Ryan McBean (4), OL Bryant McKinnie (11).

RFA: TE Ed Dickson (3), OL Ramon Harewood (3), TE Dennis Pitta (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Raiders MLB Rolando McClain, April 12 (one year, $700,000); Ex-Raiders DB Michael Huff, March 27 (three years); Ex-Broncos LB Elvis Dumervil, March 24 (five years, $26 million with $12 million guaranteed); Ex-Cowboys DL Marcus Spears, March 15 (two years, $3.55 million); Ex-Giants DT Chris Canty, March 12 (three years, $8 million).

Key departures: Released LB Brendon Ayanbadejo, April 3; FS Ed Reed, March 22 (to Texans); CB Cary Williams, March 14 (signed with Eagles); Released SS Bernard Pollard, March 13; LB Dannell Ellerbe, March 12 (signed with Dolphins); LB Paul Kruger, March 12 (signed with Browns); Traded WR Anquan Boldin to the 49ers for a sixth-round pick, March 11.

Key re-signings: Tendered DT Arthur Jones, March 27; Re-signed S James Ihedigbo, March 12; Re-signed WR David Reed, March 12 (two years), OL Morgan Cox (two years); QB Joe Flacco, March 4 (six years, $120.6 million, $52 million guaranteed)

 

Cincinnati Bengals

UFA: PK Josh Brown (9), CB Nate Clements (12), S Chris Crocker (10), LB Thomas Howard (7), RB Brian Leonard (6), RB Cedric Peerman, OL Dennis Roland (5), OL Andre Smith (4).

RFA: TE Richard Quinn (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Panthers OL Mike Pollak, April 12; Ex-Cardinals QB John Skelton, April 3; Ex-Browns QB Josh Johnson, March 23 (two years).

Key departures: Released CB Jason Allen, April 10; LB Dan Skuta, March 14 (signed with 49ers); QB Bruce Gradkowski, March 13 (signed with Steelers); LB Manny Lawson, March 13 (signed with Bills).

Key re-signings: S Jeromy Miles, April 15; RB Bernard Scott, April 15; CB Terence Newman, April 1 (two years, $5 million); CB Adam Jones, March 25 (three years); WR Brandon Tate, March 25; LB Rey Maualuga, March 18 (two years, $6.5 million); DE Michael Johnson, March 15 (signed franchise tender: one year, $11.175 million); Re-signed DE Robert Geathers, March 12; Re-signed PK Mike Nugent, March 10 (two years), DE Wallace Gilberry (three years, $6.75 million); Re-signed RB Cedric Peerman, March 7 (two years); Tendered S Jeromy Miles, March 7.

 

Cleveland Browns

UFA: CB Sheldon Brown (11), LB Scott Fujita (11), P Reggie Hodges (6), RB Brandon Jackson (6), DE Juqua Parker (12), TE Alex Smith (8), S Bubba Ventrone (5).

RFA: RB Eddie Williams (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Texans PK Shayne Graham, April 15; Acquired RB Dion Lewis from Eagles, April 11; Ex-Bills WR David Nelson, April 10 (one year, $680,000); Ex-Bears QB Jason Campbell, March 26 (two years); Ex-Falcons DB Chris Owens, March 22; Ex-Bears TE Kellen Davis, March 22; Ex-Cardinals LB Quentin Groves, March 13 (two years, $2.8 million); Signed ex-Raiders DT Desmond Bryant, March 12 (five years, $34 million with $15 million guaranteed); Signed ex-Ravens LB Paul Kruger, March 12 (five years, $41 million with $20 million guaranteed).

Key departures: Traded LB Emmanuel Acho, April 11; Traded QB Colt McCoy to 49ers, April 2; Released LB Chris Gocong, S Usama Young, April 2; QB Josh Johnson, March 25 (to Bengals); PK Phil Dawson, March 19 (to 49ers); TE Benjamin Watson, March 18 (to Saints); LB Kaluka Maiava, March 13 (signed with Raiders); Released DE Frostee Rucker, Feb. 5.

Key re-signings: RB Chris Ogbonnaya, March 14 (two years).

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

UFA: QB Charlie Batch (15), OL Ramon Foster (4), DT Casey Hampton (12), LB Brandon Johnson (7), TE David Johnson (4), CB Justin King (5), QB Byron Leftwich (10), OL Doug Legursky (4), S Ryan Mundy (4), TE Leonard Pope (7), OL Max Starks (9), OL Greg Warren (8).

RFA: P Jeremy Kapinos (3), DT Steve McLendon (3), RB Isaac Redman (3), LB Stevenson Sylvester (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Bears TE Matt Spaeth, March 18 (two years); Ex-Bengals QB Bruce Gradkowski, March 13 (three years); Signed ex-Cardinals CB William Gay, March 3 (three years).

Key departures: S Will Allen, March 27 (to Cowboys); CB Keenan Lewis, March 14 (signed with Saints); RB Rashard Mendenhall, March 13 (signed with Cardinals); Released OT Willie Colon, March 13; WR Mike Wallace, March 12 (to Dolphins); Released LB James Harrison, March 9.

Key re-signings: WR Emmanuel Sanders, April 15; Re-signed LB Larry Foote, March 12; Re-signed WR Plaxico Burress, March 12. Tendered RB Jonathan Dwyer at sixth-round level ($1.323 million), March 11.

 

AFC SOUTH

Houston Texans

UFA: OL Rashad Butler (7), OL Antoine Caldwell (4), DT Shaun Cody (8), S Quintin Demps (4), LB Keyaron Fox (9), PK Shayne Graham (11), OL Ryan Harris (5), LB Bradie James (10), DE Jesse Nading (4), CB Stanford Routt (8), LB Barrett Ruud (8).

RFA:  OL Andrew Gardner (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: OT Ryan Harris, April 9; Ex-Jaguars FB Greg Jones, March 27 (one year); Ex-Raiders P Shane Lechler, March 23 (three years, $5.5 million with a $1 million signing bonus); Ex-Ravens FS Ed Reed, March 22 (three years, $15 million with $6 million guaranteed).

Key departures: P Donnie Jones, March 25 (to Eagles); S Alan Ball, March 15 (to Jaguars); RB Justin Forsett, March 15 (to Jaguars); LB Connor Barwin, March 14 (signed with Eagles); S Glover Quin, March 13 (signed with Lions); FB James Casey, March 12 (signed with Eagles); Released WR Kevin Walter, March 12.

Key re-signings: LB Tim Dobbins, April 10 (one year); CB Brice McCain, March 20 (three years).

 

Indianapolis Colts

UFA: OL Tony Hills (5), DT Antonio Johnson (6), OL Winston Justice (7), RB Mewelde Moore (9), DE Jamaal Westerman (4).

RFA: LB A.J. Edds (3), CB Cassius Vaughn (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, April 1; Acquired FB Stanley Havili from the Eagles, March 28; Ex-Chargers DT Aubrayo Franklin, March 19; Ex-Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck, March 18 (two years, $8 million); Ex-49ers DT Ricky Jean-Francois, March 14 (four yeasr, $22 million); Ex-Jets S LaRon Landry, March 13 (four years, $24 million with $14 million guaranteed); Signed ex-Falcons LB Lawrence Sidbury, ex-Patriots OG Donald Thomas, ex-Packers LB Erik Walden (four years, $16 million), ex-Cardinals CB Greg Toler (three years, $14.25 million with $5 million guaranteed), ex-Lions OT Gosder Cherilus, March 12 (five years, $34.5 million with a $10 million signing bonus).

Key departures: Traded DE Clifton Geathers to the Eagles, March 28; OL Seth Olsen, March 19 (to Vikings); Released S Tom Zbikowski, March 15; LB Moise Fokou, March 13 (signed with Titans); CB Jerraud Powers, March 13 (to Cardinals); QB Drew Stanton, March 13 (signed with Cardinals); WR Donnie Avery, March 13 (signed with Chiefs); Announced will not re-sign LB Dwight Freeney, WR Austin Collie, Feb. 16.

Key re-signings: OT Jeff Linkenbach, March 28; Re-signed CB Darius Bulter, March 12 (two years); Re-signed DT Fili Moala, March 4 (one year); Franchised P Pat McAfee, March 1.

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

UFA: OL Eben Britton (4), CB Derek Cox (4), CB Rashean Mathis (10), CB William Middleton (4), CB Antwaun Molden (4), QB Jordan Palmer (4), RB Jalen Parmele (4), LB Daryl Smith (9), OL Steve Vallos (5).

RFA: RB Brock Bolen (3), LB Kyle Bosworth (3), OL John Estes (3), TE Zach Potter (3), DE George Selvie (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi, April 5; Ex-Titans DT Sen'Derrick Marks, April 2 (one year); Ex-Buccaneers DT Roy Miller, March 15 (two years); Ex-Texans RB Justin Forsett, Ex-Texans DB Alan Ball, March 15; Ex-Bears LB Geno Hayes, March 13 (two years, $2 million).

Key departures: RB Rashad Jennings, April 11 (to Raiders); Released DT C.J. Mosley, April 1; FB Greg Jones, March 27 (to Texans); DT Terrance Knighton, March 13 (signed with Broncos); Released WR Laurent Robinson, March 13; Released CB Aaron Ross, S Dawan Landry, March 8; Released OT Guy Whimper, DB Brandon King, QB John Parker Wilson, Feb. 27.

Key re-signings: WR Jordan Shipley, March 21; C Brad Meester, March 19 (one year).

 

Tennessee Titans

UFA: LB Xavier Adibi (5), DE Dave Ball (8), PK Rob Bironas (8), OL Kyle DeVan (4), DT Leger Douzable (4), OL Leroy Harris (6), OL Deuce Lutui (7), LB Gerald McRath (4), CB Ryan Mouton (4), RB Javon Ringer (4), LB Will Witherspoon (11), DE Jarius Wynn (4).

RFA: OL Fernando Velasco (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Bears OG Chris Spencer, April 5; Ex-Texans WR Kevin Walter, April 4; Ex-Chiefs DL Ropati Pitoitua, March 25; Ex-Ravens SS Bernard Pollard, March 21; Ex-Rams OL Rob Turner, March 20; Ex-Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, March 18 (two years); Ex-Colts LB Moise Fokou, March 13 (two years); Ex-Lions DT Sammie Lee Hill, March 13 (three years, $11.4 million with $4 million guaranteed); Ex-Jets RB Shonn Greene, March 13 (three years, $10 million); ex-49ers TE Delanie Walker (four years, $17.5 million with $8.6 million guaranteed), ex-Bills OG Andy Levitre, March 12 (six years, $46.8 million with a $10.5 million signing bonus); Signed former Bills SS George Wilson, Feb. 22 (two years, $4 million).

Key departures: Zach Diles, April 12 (to Chiefs); Released QB Matt Hasselbeck, March 18; TE Jared Cook, March 12 (signed with Rams); Released OG Mitch Petrus, SS Jordan Babineaux, March 12; OG Steve Hutchinson, March 11 (retired).

Key re-signings: RB Darius Reynaud, March 14 (one year); RB Quinn Johnson, March 12 (two years); Re-signed PK Rob Bironas, March 8 (two years, $6.675 million); Re-signed DT Keyunta Dawson, March 7 (one year).

 

AFC WEST

Denver Broncos

UFA: DT Justin Bannan (11), LB Keith Brooking (15), OL Ryan Clady (5) (franchised), OL Dan Koppen (10), WR Brandon Stokley (13), DT Ty Warren (10), WR Matt Willis (4).

RFA: P Britton Colquitt (3), RB Chris Gronkowski (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, March 13 (one year, $5 million); Ex-Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton, March 13 (two years); Ex-Patriots WR Wes Welker, March 13 (two years, $12 million); Ex-Cardinals LB Stewart Bradley, March 13 (one year); Signed ex-Chargers OG Louis Vasquez, March 12 (four years, $23.5 million with a $5 million signing bonus).

Key departures: S Jim Leonhard, April 8 (to Saints); CB Tracy Porter, April 2 (to Raiders); Released DE Elvis Dumervil, March 15; DE Jason Hunter, March 13 (signed with Raiders); Released LB D.J. Williams, QB Caleb Hanie, March 11.

Key re-signings: OT Chris Clark, April 10; RB Lance Ball, April 9; Re-signed DT Kevin Vickerson, March 12 (two years); Re-signed S David Bruton, March 11 (three years).

 

Kansas City Chiefs

UFA: CB Travis Daniels (8), DE Glenn Dorsey (5), S Abram Elam (7), OL Thoams Gafford (5), RB Peyton Hillis (5), OL Russ Hochstein (12), TE Edgar Jones (6), OL Ryan Lilja (9), TE Jake O'Connell (4), LB Brandon Siler (6), DT Shaun Smith (8), LB Leon Williams (4).

RFA: TE Martin Rucker (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Titans LB Zach Diles, April 12; Ex-Packers LB Frank Zombo, April 4; Ex-Vikings OG Geoff Schwartz, March 15; Ex-Dolphins CB Sean Smith, March 14 (three years, $18 million with $11 million guaranteed); Signed ex-Jets DT Mike DeVito, March 12 (three years, $12.6 million with $6.2 million guaranteed); ex-Colts WR Donnie Avery, March 12 (three years, $8.55 million with $2.25 million guaranteed); ex-Saints QB Chase Daniel, March 12 (three years, $10 million with $4 million guaranteed); ex-Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano, March 12 (four years, $16 million); Signed ex-Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, March 8 (three years); Acquired QB Alex Smith from 49ers, Feb. 27; Signed S Hasain Abdullah, Feb. 18; WR Mardy Gilyard, DT Marcus Dixon, TE Kevin Brock, Feb. 11.

Key departures: QB Brady Quinn, April 12 (to Seahawks); Released LB Andy Studebaker, April 1; DT Ropati Pitoitua, March 25 (to Titans); Released QB Matt Cassel, March 14; Released WR Steve Breaston, TE Kevin Boss, Feb. 19.

Key re-signings: OT Branden Albert, March 18 (signed franchise tender: one year, $9.83 million); WR Dwayne Bowe, March 4 (five years, $65 million); P Dustin Colquitt, March 4 (five years, $18.75 million).

 

Oakland Raiders

UFA: OL Cooper Carlisle (13), DE Andre Carter (12), LB Omar Gaither (7), S Matt Giordano (8), WR Derek Hagan (7), QB Matt Leinart (7), DT Richard Seymour (12), CB Shawntae Spencer (9).

RFA: 

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings, April 11; Ex-Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins, April 9 (one year); DE Andre Carter, April 9 (two years); Ex-Browns DB Usama Young, April 9; Ex-Broncos CB Tracy Porter, April 2; Acquired QB Matt Flynn from Seahawks, April 1; OT Alex Barron, March 26; Ex-Bears LB Nick Roach, March 15 (four years, $13 million with $5 million guaranteed); Ex-Broncos DE Jason Hunter, March 13; Ex-Bengals DT Pat Sims, March 13; Ex-Browns LB Kaluka Maiava, March 13 (three years, $6 million).

Key departures: Released MLB Rolando McClain, April 5; Traded QB Carson Palmer to Cardinals, April 2; Released DT Tommy Kelly, March 27; P Shane Lechler, March 23 (to Texans); S Mike Mitchell, March 20 (to Panthers); TE Brandon Myers, March 16 (to Giants); DE Matt Shaughnessy, March 16 (to Cardinals); RB Mike Goodson, March 15 (signed with Jets); LB Philip Wheeler, March 12 (signed with Dolphins); DT Desmond Bryant, March 12 (signed with Browns); Released WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, DB Michael Huff, DE David Tollefson, March 12.

Key re-signings: CB Joselio Hanson, April 10; OT Khalif Barnes, March 20 (one year, $840,000); Re-signed DB Phillip Adams, March 12.

 

San Diego Chargers

UFA: RB Jackie Battle (6), CB Chris Carr (8), OL Brandyn Dombrowski (4), OL Tyronne Green (4), LB Gary Guyton (4), OL Rex Hadnot (9), CB Quentin Jammer (11), S Corey Lynch (5), LB Shaun Phillips (9), TE Dante Rosario (6), WR Michael Spurlock (5), OL Reggie Wells (10), LB Demorrio Williams (9).

RFA: WR Seyi Ajirotutu (3), WR Danario Alexander (3), RB Curtis Brinkley (3), OL Mike Windt (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Seahawks WR Deon Butler, April 9; Ex-Packers DE Jarius Wynn, April 3; Ex-Cardinals OG Rich Ohrnberger, March 22; Ex-Patriots RB Danny Woodhead, March 15 (two years); Ex-Jaguars CB Derek Cox, March 13 (four years); Ex-Bills OG Chad Rinehart, March 13 (one year); Ex-Cowboys TE John Phililps, March 13 (three years, $5.275 million); Signed ex-Eagles OT King Dunlap, March 12 (two years); Claimed RB Fozzy Whittaker off waivers from Cardinals, March 12.

Key departures: DE Vaughn Martin, March 28 (to Dolphins); Released OT Jared Gaither, March 27; DT Aubrayo Franklin, March 19 (to Colts); LB Antwan Barnes, March 18 (to Jets); CB Antoine Cason, March 15 (to Cardinals); OG Louis Vasquez, March 12 (signed with Broncos); Released TE Randy McMichael, Antonio Garay, March 12; Released SS Atari Bigby, March 8; Released LB Takeo Spikes, March 7.

Key re-signings: RB Ronnie Brown, March 15 (one year); Re-signed PK Nick Novak, March 12 (four years).