Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Jones’

New York Giants :
*Signed UFA (QB)Jim Sorgi/Colts

Chicago Bears :
*Released (RB)Kevin Jones

Green Bay Packers :
*Re-Signed RFA (S)Nick Collins
*Signed (WR)Charles Dillon/Colts

Minnesota Vikings :
*Re-Signed UFA (CB)Benny Sapp

Atlanta Falcons :
*Re-Signed ERFA (CB)Brent Grimes
*Waived (WR)James Swinton

Arizona Cardinals :
*Re-Signed UFA (S)Matt Ware

New Orleans Saints :
*Re-Signed UFA (CB)Leigh Torrence

Miami Dolphins :
*Re-Signed UFA (DT)Jason Ferguson

New England Patriots :
*Re-Signed UFA (CB)Leigh Bodden
*Signed UFA (LB)Marques Murrell/Jets

Cleveland Browns :
*Released (QB)Derek Anderson

Indianapolis Colts :
*Claimed (DE)J.D. Skolnitsky off waivers from Washington Redskins

Tennessee Titans :
*Signed UFA (LB)Will Witherspoon/Eagles

Denver Broncos :
*Signed UFA (DE)Jarvis Green/Patriots
*Signed UFA (DT)Jamal Williams/Chargers
*Re-Signed ERFA (K)Matt Prater

Kansas City Chiefs :
*Signed UFA (RB)Thomas Jones/Jets

New York Giants :
*Signed UFA (S)Antrel Rolle

Philadelphia Eagles :
*Re-Signed RFA (FB)Leonard Weaver to 3-Year Contract
*Released (LB)Will Witherspoon

Washington Redskins :
*Re-Signed RFA (DE)Lorenzo Alexander
*Re-Signed UFA (OL)Mike Williams
*Re-Signed UFA (DE)Phillip Daniels to 2-Year Contract

Chicago Bears :
*Signed UFA (DE)Julius Peppers/Panthers to 6-Year Contract
*Signed UFA (RB)Chester Taylor/Vikings to 4-Year Contract
*Signed UFA (TE)Brandon Manumaleuna/Chargers to 5-Year Contract

Detroit Lions :
*Signed UFA (WR)Nate Burleson/Seahawks to 5-Year Contract
*Signed UFA (DE)Kyle Vanden Bosch/Titans to 4-Year Contract
*Acquired (DT)Corey Williams & 2010 7th Round Draft Pick from Cleveland Browns
for 2010 5th Round Draft Pick
*Re-Signed UFA (TE)Will Heller
*Re-Signed UFA (OL)Jon Jansen to 1-Year Contract
*Re-Signed UFA (LB)Vinny Ciurciu to 1-Year Contract
*Released (DT)Grady Jackson

Green Bay Packers :
*Re-Signed UFA (OL)Chad Clifton to 3-Year Contract
*Released (DE)Michael Montgomery
*Released (S)Matt Giordano

Atlanta Falcons :
*Signed UFA (CB)Dunta Robinson/Texans to 6-Year Contract

Carolina Panthers :
*Released (DT)Maake Kemoeatu
*Released (LB)Landon Johnson
*Released (LB)Na’il Diggs

New Orleans Saints :
*Re-Signed UFA (S)Pierson Prioleau

St. Louis Rams :
*Signed UFA (QB)A.J. Feeley/Panthers
*Re-Signed RFA (S)Craig Dahl to 3-Year Contract
*Waived (TE)Derek Fine

Miami Dolphins :
*Signed UFA (LB)Karlos Dansby/Cardinals
*Re-Signed UFA (QB)Chad Pennington
*Released (S)Gibril Wilson
*Released (LB)Akin Ayodele

New England Patriots :
*Re-Signed UFA (LB)Tully Banta-Cain to 3-Year Contract
*Re-Signed UFA (OL)Stephen Neal to 2-Year Contract
*Re-Signed Franchise Player (DT)Vince Wilfork to 5-Year Contract

New York Jets :
*Released (RB)Thomas Jones
*Released (CB)Donald Strickland

Baltimore Ravens :
*Acquired (WR)Anquan Boldin & 2010 5th Round Draft Pick from Arizona Cardinals
for 2010 3rd Round Draft Pick & 2010 4th Round Draft Pick

Cleveland Browns :
*Re-Signed (WR/KR)Josh Cribbs to a New 3-Year Contract
*Re-Signed UFA (S)Raymond Ventrone

Houston Texans :
*Re-Signed UFA (WR)Kevin Walter

Indianapolis Colts :
*Re-Signed UFA (LB)Gary Brackett
*Released (QB)Jim Sorgi
*Released (DE)Raheem Brock

Denver Broncos :
*Signed UFA (DT)Justin Bannan/Ravens to 5-Year Contract
*Signed UFA (CB)Nathan Jones/Dolphins to 4-Year Contract
*Re-Signed UFA (OL)Russ Hochstein to 2-Year Contract
*Re-Signed UFA (WR)Brandon Lloyd

Oakland Raiders :
*Re-Signed RFA (OL)Khalif Barnes to 1-Year Contract

San Diego Chargers :
*Re-Signed UFA (TE)Kris Wilson to 2-Year Contract
*Re-Signed UFA (DE)Alfonso Boone to 2-Year Contract

Philadelphia Eagles :
*Did Not Tender (TE)Alex Smith (becomes UFA)

Chicago Bears :
*Released (OL)Orlando Pace
*Waived (TE)Fontel Mines
*Waived (OL)Tyler Reed

Minnesota Vikings :
*Re-Signed UFA (WR)Greg Lewis

New Orleans Saints :
*Placed Low Tender on (RB)Mike Bell
*Placed 1st & 3rd Round Tender on (OL)Jahri Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers :
*Placed 3rd Round Tender on (WR)Maurice Stovall

St. Louis Rams :
*Placed 2nd Round Tender on (OL)Alex Barron
*Re-Signed ERFA (RB)Kenneth Darby
*Re-Signed ERFA (WR)Jordan Kent
*Re-Signed ERFA (OL)Ryan McKee
*Re-Signed ERFA (LB)David Vobora
*Re-Signed ERFA (LB)Larry Grant
*Re-Signed ERFA (DE)C.J. Ah You
*Re-Signed ERFA (CB)Quincy Butler
*Re-Signed ERFA (S)David Roach

San Francisco 49ers:
*Placed 2nd Round Tender on (LB)Ahmad Brooks
*Placed 2nd Round Tender on (OL)David Baas
*Did Not Tender (CB)Marcus Hudson

New York Jets :
*Announced (RB)Thomas Jones will be released on March 5th

Cincinnati Bengals :
*Placed 2nd Round Tender on (LB)Brandon Johnson

Jacksonville Jaguars :
*Re-Signed RFA (DT)Montavious Stanley

San Diego Chargers :
*Placed 1st & 3rd Round Tender on (WR)Vincent Jackson
*Placed 1st & 3rd Round Tender on (WR)Malcom Floyd
*Placed 1st & 3rd Round Tender on (OL)Marcus McNeill
*Placed 1st & 3rd Round Tender on (LB)Shawne Merriman

***LATE GAMES***

1ST QUARTER :
– Colts (RB)Joseph Addai rushes for TD
– Eagles (QB)Donovan McNabb passes to (WR)DeSean Jackson for TD

2ND QUARTER :
– Cardinals (QB)Kurt Warner passes to (WR)Larry Fitzgerald for TD
– Cardinals (QB)Kurt Warner passes to (WR)Early Doucet for TD
– Broncos (QB)Kyle Orton passes to (WR)Jabar Gaffney for TD
– Eagles (QB)Donovan McNabb passes to (TE)Brent Celek for TD
– Eagles (K)David Akers kicks 45 Yd. FG

3RD QUARTER :
– Jets(D/ST) Jets (WR/KR)Brad Smith returns 106 Kickoff for TD
– Rams (QB)Keith Null passes to (WR)Brandon Gibson for TD
– Colts (RB)Donald Brown rushes for TD
– Cardinals (RB)Tim Hightower rushes for TD
– 49ers (QB)Alex Smith passes to (TE)Vernon Davis for TD
– 49ers (RB)Frank Gore rushes for TD
– Eagles (QB)Donovan McNabb passes to (WR)Jason Avant for TD
– Jets(D/ST) Jets (DE)Marques Douglas fumble recovery in end zone for TD
– Broncos (QB)Kyle Orton passes to (WR)Jabar Gaffney for TD
– Broncos (QB)Kyle Orton passes to (RB)Knowshon Moreno for TD

4TH QUARTER :
– Jets (K)Jay Feely kicks 43 Yd. FG
– Cardinals (RB)Chris Wells rushes for TD
– Jets (RB)Thomas Jones rushes for TD
– Jets (QB)Mark Sanchez passes to (WR)Braylon Edwards for 2-Point Conversion
– Broncos (K)Matt Prater kicks 47 Yd. FG

****EARLY GAMES****

1ST QUARTER :
– Texans (QB)Matt Schaub passes to (WR)Andre Johnson for TD
– Packers (RB)Ryan Grant rushes for TD
– Jets (K)Jay Feely kicks 40 Yd. FG
– Falcons (K)Matt Bryant kicks 36 Yd. FG
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (WR)Austin Collie for TD
– Texans (K)Kris Brown kicks 29 Yd. FG
– Saints (K)Garrett Hartley kicks 33 Yd. FG
– Jets (K)Jay Feely 24 Yd. FG
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (TE)Dallas Clark for TD
– Packers (K)Mason Crosby kicks 33 Yd. FG
– Dolphins (RB)Ricky Williams rushes for TD
– Falcons (K)Matt Bryant kicks 30 Yd. FG
– Texans (RB)Ryan Moats rushes for TD
– Bills (QB)Ryan Fitzpatrick passes to (WR)Terrell Owens for TD
– Panthers (QB)Matt Moore passes to (WR)Steve Smith for TD
– Ravens (K)Billy Cundiff kicks 38 Yd. FG

2ND QUARTER :
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (RB)Reggie Bush for TD
– Texans (QB)Matt Schaub passes to (WR)Andre Johnson for TD
– Dolphins (QB)Chad Henne rushes for TD
– Vikings (K)Ryan Longwell kicks 40 Yd. FG
– Packers (K)Mason Crosby kicks 26 Yd. FG
– Chiefs (K)Ryan Succop kicks 21 Yd. FG
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (WR)Derrick Mason for TD
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (TE)Dallas Clark for TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Sidney Rice for TD
– Jets (K)Jay Feely kicks 49 Yd. FG
– Jaguars (RB)Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for TD
– Lions (K)Jason Hanson kicks 22 Yd. FG
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (WR)Marques Colston for TD
– Jets (RB)Thomas Jones rushes for TD
– Seahawks (QB)Matt Hasselbeck passes to (TE)John Carlson for TD
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer passes to (WR)Chad Ochocinco for TD
– Ravens (RB)Ray Rice rushes for TD
– Broncos (QB)Kyle Orton passes to (WR)Brandon Marshall for TD
– Bears (QB)Jay Cutler passes to (WR)Johnny Knox for TD
– Bills (K)Rian Lindell kicks 41 Yd. FG
– Patriots (RB)Kevin Faulk rushes for TD
– Falcons (K)Matt Bryant kicks 27 Yd. FG
– Ravens (K)Billy Cundiff kicks 25 Yd. FG
– Vikings (K)Ryan Longwell kicks 23 Yd. FG
– Vikings (K)Ryan Longwell kicks 44 Yd. FG

3RD QUARTER :
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (RB)Reggie Bush for TD
– Bears (QB)Jay Cutler passes to (WR)Devin Aromashodu for TD
– Falcons (QB)Chris Redman passes to (WR)Michael Jenkins for TD
– Texans (K)Kris Brown kicks 31 Yd. FG
– Vikings (RB)Adrian Peterson rushes for TD
– Ravens (FB)LeRon McClain rushes for TD
– Jaguars (K)Josh Scobee kicks 25 Yd. FG
– Bills (K)Rian Lindell kicks 24 Yd. FG
– Chiefs (RB)Jamaal Charles rushes for TD
– Texans(D/ST) Texans (S)Bernard Pollard returns 70 Yd. Interception for TD
– Buccaneers (K)Connor Barth kicks 43 Yd. FG
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (TE)Ben Watson for TD
– Ravens (RB)Willis McGahee rushes for TD
– Ravens (RB)Willis McGahee rushes for TD

4TH QUARTER :
– Falcons (RB)Jason Snelling rushes for TD
– Packers (RB)Ryan Grant rushes for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)Greg Jennings for 2-Point Conversion
– Panthers (K)John Kasay kicks 36 Yd. FG
– Saints (K)Garrett Hartley kicks 38 Yd. FG
– Broncos (K)Matt Prater kicks 28 Yd. FG
– Bills (K)Rian Lindell kicks 36 Yd. FG
– Bengals (K)Shayne Graham kicks 22 Yd. FG
– Patriots (K)Stephen Gostkowski kicks 48 Yd. FG
– Jets (RB)Thomas Jones rushes for TD
– Broncos (QB)Kyle Orton passes to (WR)Brandon Marshall for TD
– Patriots (K)Stephen Gostkowski kicks 47 Yd. FG
– Vikings (RB)Adrian Peterson rushes for TD
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (TE)Dallas Clark for TD
– Ravens (QB)Troy Smith rushes for TD

1ST QUARTER :
– Redskins (QB)Jason Campbell rushes for TD
– Seahawks (RB)Justin Forsett rushes for TD
– Jets(D/ST) Jets (CB)Darrelle Revis 67 Yd. INT return for TD
– Texans (QB)Matt Schaub passes to (FB)Vonta Leach for TD
– Texans (RB)Chris Brown rushes for TD
– Eagles (QB)Donovan McNabb passes to (WR)DeSean Jackson for TD

2ND QUARTER :
– Dolphins (QB)Chad Henne passes to (WR)Brian Hartline for TD
– Rams (QB)Kyle Boller passes to (WR)Donnie Avery for TD
– Falcons (K)Jason Elam kicks 45 Yd. FG
– Redskins (QB)Jason Campbell passes to (WR)Santana Moss for TD
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (WR)Pierre Garcon for TD
– Bills (QB)Ryan Fitzpatrick rushes for TD
– Falcons (QB)Chris Redman passes to (RB)Jerious Norwood for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman passes to (WR)Antonio Bryant for TD
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer passes to (TE)John Paul Foschi for TD
– Seahawks(D/ST) Seahawks (CB)Josh Wilson 65 Yd. INT return for TD
– Jets (RB)Thomas Jones rushes for TD
– Rams (K)Josh Brown kicks 55 Yd. FG
– Bengals (K)Shayne Graham kicks 53 Yd. FG
– Eagles (K)David Akers kicks 3 FG’s in the first half (41 Yds, 29 Yds, 24 Yds)
– Jets(D/ST) 3 Interceptions in the first half (2 from (CB)Darrelle Revis, 1 from (S)Kerry Rhodes)

3RD QUARTER :
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (WR)Reggie Wayne for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman passes to (RB)Carnell Williams for TD
– Dolphins (RB)Ricky Williams rushes for TD
– Browns (QB)Brady Quinn rushes for TD
– Redskins (QB)Jason Campbell passes to (TE)Fred Davis for TD

4TH QUARTER :
– Bills (RB)Fred Jackson rushes for TD
– Seahawks (RB)Justin Forsett rushes for TD
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (TE)Dallas Clark for TD
– Colts(D/ST) Colts (LB)Clint Session 27 Yd. INT return for TD
– Bills (K)Rian Lindell kicks 56 Yd. FG
– Bills (QB)Ryan Fitzpatrick passes to (WR)Terrell Owens for TD
– Colts (RB)Chad Simpson rushes for TD
– Eagles (RB)Eldra Buckley rushes for TD
– Eagles (RB)LeSean McCoy rushes for 2-point conversion
– Texans (QB)Matt Schaub passes to (WR)Jacoby Jones for TD
– Bills (RB)Fred Jackson rushes for TD
– Rams (RB)Steven Jackson rushes for TD
– Falcons (QB)Chris Redman passes to (WR)Roddy White for TD

From a Chicago Bears fan, I have some things to say about our football team…let me beat you to it, and say, yeah they suck this year. Let me tell you why….the trade for Jay Cutler is still the best thing the Bears have done in a very long time. He is the piece we need to build around. The FRANCHISE quarterback. His performance so far is not great by any means, but you can’t deny his positives. Our current receiving core isn’t going to cut it. If Cutler had more experienced and taller receivers, I think that would be a start. Our failed attempt to acquire Anquan Boldin gives us fans hope that Jerry Angelo still knows what he needs to do. The Cardinals will now gladly trade Anquan Boldin this off-season, and I think we need to do whatever it takes to get him. I still think we should have signed former Jaguars (WR)Matt Jones. He is still out there, and despite having some off the field issues, he has all the tools we need at the position. Next year if we had Anquan Boldin, Matt Jones (or another free agent signing), with Devin Hester or Johnny Knox in the slot with Greg Olsen at Tight End, this would fix our receiving core. Another huge problem is our terrible offensive line…we will be without 1st, 2nd, and 4th round picks in the 2010 draft, so we need to do our research and get ourselves some offensive lineman, and some help for our secondary. Free Agency might also help both of these positions a bit. As far as our running game is concerned, I think it all starts with our offensive line. They aren’t giving Matt Forte the holes he needs. Some of the blame has to go to Forte himself as well. He seems too antsy, and just needs to have a good off-season of strengthening and conditioning. I’m not totally opposed to adding another running back through the draft or free agency though. Kevin Jones is not the answer as our back up. He is just too injury prone, and I wouldn’t mind adding a bruising type back. Our defense is getting older, and I think the acquisition of (DE)Gaines Adams from the Buccaneers will help. I’m not too concerned with our defensive line or linebackers. They just need to stay healthy, and we need to make sure we have adequate depth in case of injury.

There has been some talk of letting Head Coach Lovie Smith go after the season. I have mixed emotions on this….I think Lovie is a players coach, and I doubt there is a single player in that locker room that holds any ill will towards Lovie Smith. He lead us to a Super Bowl in 2007, and that should tell you right there that he is capable of being our head coach. I feel that Lovie needs to fire himself up a bit more, and drop the reserved approach. He should still treat his players as men, but needs to take a tougher approach to it. I read somewhere that former Denver Broncos head coach, Mike Shanahan would be a perfect fit. I don’t disagree with that at all, because he is from the Chicago area, was the head coach of Jay Cutler since he entered the league in 2006, and has lead the Denver Broncos to multiple Super Bowl championships. It is no guarantee he would take the job here anyway, but you can see why it would be attractive to the Bears, as well as Shanahan himself. It surely is an interesting scenario. I just don’t think Lovie is to blame for all of our problems. We need to fire Ron Turner in the offseason….that is one thing I am very sure of. We need to start from scratch and implement a new offensive scheme with a new offensive coordinator, who will build our offense around Jay Cutler’s abilities. As far as free agents in 2010, I will list a few players that would help us in getting this thing turned around. Remember that we don’t have many choices in the 2010 draft, so we need to bring in fresh faces through free agency or trades. Bringing in the right group of talent could get this thing turned around. It seems like any offensive player who comes to Chicago from another team, never does as well as his previous stint with the old team. The players that leave the Bears to go to different teams seem to do so much better with their new team, than with their stint with the Bears…just look at (RB)Cedric Benson – Bengals, (RB)Thomas Jones – Jets, (WR)Bernard Berrian – Vikings, (QB)Kyle Orton – Broncos, (DT)Tank Johnson – Cowboys & Bengals….it’s too much to be coincidence. Our upper management needs to make sure we work extra hard in the off-season, to not only evaluate players, but evaluate how their independent skills will mesh with the next guy.

2010 Free Agent Wide Receivers of Interest :
– Eagles (WR)Jason Avant
– Bills (WR)Terrell Owens
– Ravens (WR)Mark Clayton
– Bengals (WR)Chris Henry
– Broncos (WR)Brandon Marshall (looks like he will get an extension in Denver though)
– Giants (WR)Sinorice Moss

2010 Free Agent Cornerbacks of Interest :
– Cowboys (CB)Terence Newman
– Colts (CB)Marlin Jackson
– Eagles (CB)Ellis Hobbs
– Packers (CB)Will Blackmon
– Panthers (CB)Richard Marshall
– Steelers (CB)Deshea Townsend
– Steelers (CB)William Gay (RFA)
– Falcons (CB)Brent Grimes (RFA)

2010 Free Agent Safeties of Interest :
– Colts (S)Antoine Bethea
– Packers (S)Atari Bigby
– Steelers (S)Ryan Clark
– Eagles (S)Sean Jones
– Jets (S)Eric Smith
– Saints (S)Usama Young (RFA)