Ten under the radar moves from Tuesday

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In case you missed our post at 1:39 a.m. ET last night, we are keeping track of all the post-lockout acquisitions in a single spot right here. (You can always find it via our home page.)

We will put every free agent signing or agreement there, but not every one necessarily merits a full post.

In an effort to have everything, I’ll write a post every morning on the rumor mill with all the minor signings and releases that slipped through the cracks the day before.

Here goes:

1. The Cardinals will put quarterback Derek Anderson out of his misery by cutting him Thursday.  Any other decision would have been a shock.

2. We told you that the Jets signed tackle Wayne Hunter for four years.  We can now tell you he’ll make $13 million in that contract.

3. The Giants agreed to terms with guard/tackle Kevin Boothe on a two-year contract. On a day the Giants let go of a few bigger name offensive linemen, Boothe was brought back to possibly have a bigger role.

4. The Panthers agreed to terms with safety Kevin Payne.  The former Ram was out of football in 2010.

5. Kicker Kris Brown will not be back with the Cowboys.

6. The Lions told wide receiver Bryant Johnson he won’t be brought back.  He was due $3.2 million; the move was expected.

7. Scout.com reports that fourth-round pick Jalil Brown agreed to terms with the Chiefs.

8 & 9. The Chiefs also agreed to bring back center Casey Wiegmann and wide receiver Terrance Copper.

10. The Colts will bring in quarterback Nate Davis on a two-year deal.  The former 49er looked promising last preseason.

13 responses to “Ten under the radar moves from Tuesday

  1. 1. The Cardinals will put quarterback Derek Anderson out of his misery by cutting him Thursday. Any other decision would have been a shock.

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    Maybe Wisenhunt realized that he’s not a QB genius after all. To bad it cost the Cardinals a wasted season to figure out how bad Derek Anderson is.

    I hate to be a broken record because I really don’t know how good or bad Leinhart would be if given the reins of a team for a whole season but Whisenhunt showed more confidence in a waste like Derek Anderson than he ever did in Leinhart. He essentially cleared the decks for Anderson and told him you are our guy.

    The only question is if there are any more “QB gurus” out there who think with the right coaching Anderson can be a star.

  2. 10. The Colts will bring in quarterback Nate Davis on a two-year deal. The former 49er looked promising last preseason.
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    Compared to Curtis Painter, my granny would look promising. Davis performed well in college but will never fill Mannings shoes (or helmet – it’s the cerebral part he may be lacking.)

  3. What team wouldn’t want a QB leading them that likes to laugh it up while the team is down and he’s on the sideline?

    You gotta love a guy that’s going to give it his all in the press conference after the game.

  4. I’m glad the football is back, but the Chiefs are once again making no splash in free agency. We had the 31st payroll against the cap for the past 2 years. There is plenty of room to sign big names, but it looks like another year of mediocrity.

  5. Please, don’t everyone forget — it was starting Max Hall instead of John Skelton that cost the
    Cardinals the playoffs. That’s a total of two not-too-smart decisions by Whisenhunt last year.

  6. If DA has another 1-year-wonder flash in 2011 or 2012, I’m sure some team with a QB guru as coach will stupidly take a chance on DA again…

  7. @eagleswin – I don’t necessarily think Derek Anderson can be a star or even starter in the NFL. What he can be is a functional backup. Last I checked thats something the Eagles could probably use with the injury prone Vick at the healm and a strong urgency to kick Kevin Kolb out the door.

  8. The Colts will bring in quarterback Nate Davis on a two-year deal. The former 49er looked promising last preseason.

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    Yeah, he was promising enough to get traded to the Seahawks after the same promising pre-season who thought he looked promising enough to dump after one year. Guess pre-season play really means a lot… just like when the 49ers went undefeated in the preseason and then lost their first 5 games.

  9. kcfanatic says:
    Jul 27, 2011 10:05 AM
    I’m glad the football is back, but the Chiefs are once again making no splash in free agency. We had the 31st payroll against the cap for the past 2 years. There is plenty of room to sign big names, but it looks like another year of mediocrity.

    not a KC fan at all, but great teams rarely make a splash in the Offseason of a large magnitude…..it seems like pioli is following a plan because that team is becoming pretty decent quickly it looks like.

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