Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Offseason roster moves of note

Greetings, Fools. Miss me? I'm definitely still in withdrawal from the fantasy season and already looking forward to the NFL Draft.

I thought the best service I could provide during the interminable offseason would be to keep a running log of all the roster moves of note. I'll update this post as necessary. Also, feel free to alert me if I've missed anything important. I'll try to stay vigilant, but something might slip by me.

As of August 31, the following players have switched teams via trade or free agency, have retired or have been released:

Donovan McNabb -- Traded by Eagles to division rival Redskins. I did not see that coming.
Kurt Warner -- Retired from Cardinals. (Fitz weeps; Boldin takes one look at Leinart and packs for Baltimore)
Ben Roethlisberger -- Will sit for first six games of the season for off-field transgressions. On very thin ice in Pittsburgh.
Jake Delhomme -- Cut by Panthers. Signed by Browns.
Marc Bulger -- Released by Rams. Signed by Ravens.
Byron Leftwich -- Traded by Bucs to Steelers as Big Ben insurance.
Brett Favre -- He's baaaaaaaaaaaaack.......
Brady Quinn -- Traded to Broncos for Peyton Hillis and a pack of smokes.
Jason Campbell -- Traded from Redskins to Raiders.
JaMarcus Russell -- Released by Raiders. Finally.
A.J. Feeley -- Signed by Rams.
Derek Anderson -- Released by Browns. Signed by Cardinals.
Shaun Hill -- Traded to Lions.
Jim Sorgi -- Signed by Giants, stuck behind yet another Manning.
David Carr -- Signed by 49ers to backup Alex Smith.
Seneca Wallace -- Signed by Browns, presumably to compete with Brady Quinn.
Charlie Whitehurst -- Traded to Seahawks. Will backup Hasselbeck, wouldn't be surprised to see him start some games in '10.
Daunte Culpepper -- Set free by Lions. Close to signing with CFL.
Kyle Boller -- Signed by Raiders.
Rex Grossman -- Signed by Redskins.
Chris Simms -- Released by Broncos. Signed by Titans.
J.P. Losman -- Signed by Seahawks.
Mark Brunell -- Signed by Jets to back up Sanchez.
Patrick Ramsey -- Signed by Saints to back up Brees.

Running Backs
LaDainian Tomlinson -- Released by Chargers. Signed by Jets.
Brian Westbrook -- Released by Eagles. Finally signed by 49ers to back up Frank Gore.
Thomas Jones -- Released by Jets. Signed by Chiefs.
Larry Johnson -- Signed by Redskins.
Fast Willie Parker -- Signed by Redskins. Mike Shanahan now has an outstanding RBBC with which to tormet fantasy owners.
Chester Taylor -- Signed by Bears. Will now be handcuff to Forte, not AP.
LenDale White -- Traded from Titans to Seahawks. Subsequently and unceremoniously released by Seahawks. Signed by Broncos. Faces four-week suspension to begin season for substance abuse issues (in other words, he's a "camp body" while Knowshon heals).
Leon Washington -- Traded from Jets to Seahawks.
Mike Bell -- Signed by Eagles.
Jamal Lewis -- Released by Browns. Apparently reconsidering retirement plans.
The Other Adrian Peterson -- Signed by Seahawks.
Peyton Hillis -- Traded to Browns.
LaMont Jordan -- Released by Broncos. Will play for food.
Ladell Betts -- Released by Redskins. Signed by Saints to replace injured Lynell Hamilton.
Derrick Ward -- Released by Bucs.
Rock Cartwright -- Also released by Redskins.
Glen Coffee -- Announced that he is walking away from football. Guess he didn't see much future in Frank Gore's shadow.
Quinton Ganther -- Signed by Seahawks.
Justin Fargas -- Released by Raiders, which has to be embarrassing. Picked up by Broncos, whose backfield is decimated by injuries. Released again.
Chad Simpson -- Waived by Colts.
J.J. Arrington -- Traded by Broncos to Eagles.
Ryan Torain -- Signed by Redskins.
Chris Brown -- Released by Broncos.
Cedric Peerman -- Signed by Bengals.
Ryan Moats -- Released by Texans. Signed by Vikings. Released by Vikings.
Samkon Gado -- Signed by Titans.
Kolby Smith -- Released by Chiefs. Signed by Broncos. Waived by Broncos.
Dantrell Savage -- Signed by Panthers.
Aaron Stecker -- Announced his retirement from the Saints.

Wide Receivers
Anquan Boldin -- Traded from Cards to Ravens.
Brandon Marshall -- Traded from Broncos to Dolphins.
Santonio Holmes -- Traded from Steelers to Jets. He must serve a four-game suspension to begin the '10 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Terrell Owens -- Finally lands with Bengals.
Ted Ginn -- Traded from Dolphins to 49ers.
Nate Burleson -- Signed by Lions.
Antonio Bryant -- Signed by Bengals. Released injured.
Donte Stallworth -- Signed by Ravens.
Torry Holt -- Signed by Patriots. Injured in the preseason and placed on IR, signaling his likely retirement.
Laveranues Coles -- Released by Bengals. Signed by Jets, then released.
Jerheme Urban -- Signed by Chiefs.
Antwaan Randle El -- Released by Redskins, returns to Steelers.
Reggie Brown -- Traded from Eagles to Bucs.
Greg Camarillo -- Traded from Dolphins to Vikings.
Bobby Engram -- Signed by Browns.
Reggie Williams -- Signed by Seahawks after being out of the league for a year. Later released by Seahawks.
Mike Williams -- Also signed by Seahawks at the behest of his former coach at USC, Pete Carroll (now Seattle's HC). This Williams has been out of action for two years, and was considered a colossal bust. Good luck with that, Pete.
Javon Walker -- Waived by Raiders. Signed by Vikings.
Arnaz Battle -- Signed by Steelers.
Matt Jones -- Signed by Bengals.
Kelley Washington -- Signed by Eagles.
Kevin Curtis -- Released by Eagles.
Muhsin Muhammad -- Released by Panthers. Retired.
Domenik Hixon -- Waived by Giants, after landing on IR with torn ACL.
Isaac Bruce -- Retired after signing one-day ceremonial contract with the Rams.
Hank Baskett -- Signed by Eagles, his former team, after a brief stint with the Colts.
Joey Galloway -- Signed by Redskins.
Bobby Wade -- Also signed by Redskins.
Mark Bradley -- Signed by Saints.
Ruvell Martin -- Signed by Seahawks.
Brandon Jones -- Released by the 49ers. And the crowd says "Zzzzzz." Signed by Seahawks.
Limas Sweed -- Put on IR by Steelers and lost for the '10 season.

Tight Ends
Ben Watson -- Signed by Browns.
Alge Crumpler -- Signed by Patriots. Becomes fantasy relevant again?
Randy McMichael -- Signed by Chargers. Will disappear behind Gates.
Chris Baker -- Released by Patriots. Signed by Seahawks.
Tony Scheffler -- Traded from Broncos to Lions.
Alex Smith -- Signed by Browns.
Brandon Manumaleuna -- Signed by Bears.
Derek Fine -- Released by Bills, making Shawn Nelson a lock as the team's '10 starter. Now they just need to find a QB.
Steve Heiden -- Released by Browns.

Nick Folk -- Signed one-year deal with Jets.
Jay Feely -- Signed with Cardinals.
Neil Rackers -- Signed with Texans. Will compete for gig with incumbent Kris Brown.
Shayne Graham -- Signed with Ravens.
Mike Nugent -- Signed with Bengals. Will compete with Dave Rayner.
Shaun Suisham -- Signed by Browns while Phil Dawson holds out. Subsequently released by Browns. Signed by Rams while Josh Brown (hip) recuperates.
Jason Elam -- Announced his retirement.
Justin Medlock -- Released by Redskins. Signed by Lions, then released again.