Saturday, July 29, 2006
49ers: Tight end Vernon Davis signed his contract, just in time for the first practice of training camp. Davis, the sixth overall pick from Maryland, was the last of San Francisco's nine draft choices to sign with the club. Defensive end Manny Lawson, the 22nd overall pick, agreed to a deal late Thursday, and the 49ers' negotiating team worked through the night to reach a deal with Davis.
Packers: Green Bay agreed to a six-year deal with first-round draft pick A.J. Hawk. The linebacker's agent, Mike McCartney, said the sides were still working out details, meaning the Ohio State star and fifth overall draft pick was expected to miss Friday night's first training camp practice. He could be ready to go today. Less than two hours before taking the field for their first practice, the Packers announced they had signed third-round draft pick Abdul Hodge. The Packers signed second-round offensive lineman Daryn Colledge and fifth-round quarterback Ingle Martin on Thursday.
Cowboys: Dallas agreed to a five-year, $12 million deal with first-round pick Bobby Carpenter Friday and were expecting to have it signed in time for the first workout Saturday. Carpenter, a linebacker from Ohio State taken 18th overall, will receive about $7.5 million guaranteed. The only holdup was finalizing some wording. He's already in camp. Sixth-round pick Montavious Stanley and seventh-rounder Pat McQuistan signed their deals Friday. To make room, Dallas released safety Darrell Brooks and guard Shannon Snell. Also Friday, the Cowboys placed left tackle Flozell Adams on the physically unable to perform list. He's recovering from ligament surgery that ended his 2005 season in October.
Bengals: Cincinnati signed two draft picks to four-year deals. Defensive tackle Domata Peko, a fourth-round pick, agreed to a deal worth more than $2 million, along with a $407,000 signing bonus. Safety Ethan Kilmer received a contract worth $1.7 million. A seventh-round pick, Kilmer is expected to play a role on the Bengals' special teams squad this year.
Ravens: Baltimore and top draft pick Haloti Ngata agreed on a five-year deal, ending the defensive tackle's one-day holdout. Ngata, the 12th overall selection in the 2006 NFL draft, is expected to report to training camp today. He missed both practices Friday, the first day of camp.
Patriots: New England signed veteran tight end Walter Rasby and released rookie safety Jarvis Herring.
Dolphins: Rookie receiver Derek Hagan signed a four-year contract and will be with the team for the first training camp workout today. Hagan is a third-round draft pick from Arizona State. The Dolphins waived linebacker Eddie Moore, who has been plagued by injuries since he was taken in the second round of the 2003 draft.
Jaguars: First-round draft pick Marcedes Lewis signed a five-year contract a day before the team opens training camp. Linebacker Clint Ingram, a third-round pick from Oklahoma, also signed Friday. He had been the last unsigned rookie. The Jags signed running back Maurice Drew (second-round pick), linebacker Brent Hawkins (fifth round), defensive end James Wyche (seventh round) and cornerback Dee Webb (seventh round) earlier this week.
Panthers: Coach John Fox is eager to see what tailback DeAngelo Williams can do. The Panthers struck a five-year deal with Williams, a first-round draft pick, late Thursday night. The deal included $5 million in guaranteed money and ultimately could pay him more than $9 million if he reaches certain incentives. During his career at Memphis, the undersized Williams ran for 6,026 yards and 55 touchdowns and caught 70 passes for 723 yards and five touchdowns. He could also see action on kickoff returns.
Bills: Buffalo agreed on a five-year contract with defensive tackle John McCargo, the second of the team's two first-round draft picks. McCargo signed the contract Friday for $8.6 million over five years, including $5.2 million in guaranteed money. It would be worth an additional $3 million if he meets all his bonuses.
Chiefs: Willie Roaf says he's retiring and going back to college. Kansas City is holding out hope the 11-time Pro Bowl tackle will return for a 14th season. The 36-year-old Roaf told The Kansas City Star that he was retiring, a move that would leave a large hole on the Chiefs offensive line.
Colts: Joseph Addai's agent, Ian Greengross, said negotiations have progressed to where the two sides have agreed on a five-year term for a deal, while other details, including money, remain unsettled as Sunday's start of training camp nears. Guard Michael Toudouze, who signed Friday, agreeing to a four-year deal worth $1.75 million. The deal includes a signing bonus of $149,000.