Late Edition: Quick Hits from Around the League


We may be burning the midnight oil here at Cat Crave tonight.  Here’s what’s making news around the league on the eve of the start of free agency…

Flozell Adams has re-signed with the Cowboys.  The Dallas Morning News reports that the deal is for six years.

Todd Sauerbrun, you remember him, right?  Yeah, him.  Well, he’s back in the news.  This time the Denver punter is pleading not guilty to charges of assualt and disturbing the peace stemming from charges that date back to December.

Running back Michael Robinson has been signed to a three-year extension by the 49ers.  (ESPN)

The Steelers extended OT Trai Essex, OG Chris Kemoeatu, and LS Greg Warren restricted free agent tenders on Thursday.

The Patriots have extended DL Mike Wright the second-round ($1.417 million) restricted free agent tender.  (Boston Globe)

The Browns are in no hurry to extend the contract for tight end Kellen Winslow who still has three years remaining on his current deal.  (Akron Beacon-Journal)

Sports Illustrated reports that Dan Snyder, owner of the Redskins, flew to Quincy, Mass. to meet with future free agent quarterback Todd Collins.

A second round tender has been placed on kicker Rob Bironas.  (ESPN)

Browns GM Phil Savage says he’s ready for the Brady Quinn era if Derek Anderson doesn’t accept the team’s multi-year contract offer.

Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman will undergo knee surgery in the next few weeks.  Also, Chargers GM A.J. Smith confirmed Thursday that Antonio Gates’ (toe surgery) rehab should take four to six months.