Quick Hits from Around the League


Exactly what you might expect.  The news is coming fast and furious on this first day of the free agency signing period.

Former Carolina Panthers running back, Deshaun Foster, has been signed by the San Francisco 49ers to a two-year $1.8 million contract.  It’s a bit of a cut-rate price but he is expected to be the backup to Frank Gore.  (ESPN)  Also, the 49ers reached agreements Friday morning with Lions quarterback J.T. O’Sullivan and Vikings linebacker Dontarrious Thomas.

DeveryHenderson, former Saints wide receiver, will visit the Buccaneers today according to Fox Sports.

Patriots cornerback Randall Gay will visit with the Saints.  He is a Louisiana native so the visit makes sense.  (Boston Globe)

According to Rotoworld, the Bills have signed Kawika Mitchell the former Giants linebacker.

Titans free agent defensive lineman Travis LaBoy is visiting with the Browns.  (NFL.com)

The Packers have released wide receiver Carlyle Holliday.

The Falcons will be busy CB Von Hutchins (Texans), TE Ben Hartsock (Titans), and S Erik Coleman (Jets) will all visit the team Friday.  (NFL.com)

The Vikings have reached a six-year agreement with Madieu Williams, formerly of the Bengals. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Add one more visit to the Falcons’ schedule as they have setup a meeting with high profile free agent running back Michael Turner.

Jeff Faine’s contract with the Bucs will be for six years and $37.5 million, with $15 million guaranteed. He can earn up to $20 million in the first three years.

The Bears and Brian Urlacher are discussing a restructuring of his contract.  (Chicago Tribune)

TE John Gilmore, formerly of the Bears, agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Bucs.

Marcus Stroud will visit Buffalo as a precursor to a possible trade.  (Fox Sports)

Ernest Wilford’s two biggest suitors appear to be the Dolphins and the Bills.  The Bills are looking for a big and physical receiver to line up opposite Lee Evans, and the Dolphins likely want the same for Ted Ginn. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

The Bucs have scheduled visits with Mewelde Moore and DE Marques Douglas.

Derek Anderson has agreed to a multiyear contract to stay with the Browns. NFL Network’s Adam Schefter reports that it is for three years, with $14 million guaranteed.