By Will Robinson

I’ll try and post a summary of bigger transactions that have occurred and a quick take of what that means for the team(s) involved. If this doesn’t turn out daily, it will be every other day I hope. By the way, I’m taking this news off the great Pro Football Talk.

  • Dallas releases RB Marion Barber and WR Roy Williams – Both of these guys were making more than they were worth, and with the depth at each position, the Cowboys cut their losses to open up spaces on the depth chart.
  • Seattle releases QB Matt Hasselbeck – Not much of a surprise here. Hasselbeck will take his talents to another team that wants a proven, veteran quarterback.
  • QB Tarvaris Jackson agrees to sign with Seattle – Competition is looming in Seattle! The epic battle between Charlie Whitehurst and T-Jack is underway! This takes them out of the Kevin Kolb running
  • DE Charles Johnson agrees to terms to stay in Carolina – Johnson is reportedly staying in Carolina with a six-year contract guaranteed $32 million. He was probably Carolina’s biggest free agent asset, and they kept him.
  • S Quintin Mikell agrees to sign with St. Louis – Mikell, after Philadelphia announced they would not sign any unrestricted free agents, reportedly moves to play for his old defensive backs coach in St. Louis, filling in for the cut O.J. Atogwe.
  • WR Santana Moss stays put in Washington – The two sides have reportedly agreed to a three-year deal, and Moss looks to remain the top target for either Rex Grossman or John Beck this year.
  • If QB Donovan McNabb agrees to a contract, he’s off to Minnesota – Washington and Minnesota allegedly have a deal in place that would ship McNabb to Minnesota if McNabb agrees to a new contract there. This deal has been speculated since Rex Grossman became the two-minute drill specialist, and makes a lot of sense for both sides. McNabb can’t stay in D.C., and Minny could use a veteran until Christian Ponder is ready to be the savior of the franchise.
  • CB Aqib Talib will stay with Tampa Bay – With all of his off the field trouble, it was assumed the Bucs would try to do something about Talib. Not the case now. Talib, one of the promising young corners in the league, will stay in Tampa unless he goes out and kills someone (most likely).
  • Green Bay releases LB Nick Barnett – After missing most of last season, Nick Barnett has been cut by the Packers. The Packers didn’t need him down the stretch, as they won the Super Bowl with Desmond Bishop filling in.
  • G/OT Marshall Yanda agrees to re-sign with Baltimore – Marshall Yanda, one of the best offensive linemen last year, has decided to stay in Baltimore. Baltimore released TE Todd Heap, WR Derrick Mason, DT Kelly Gregg and RB Willis McGahee today.
  • QB Kyle Orton is on the trading blockThe Broncos made up their mind: They want Tim Tebow to be their quarterback. Kyle Orton’s services are up for sale, and multiple teams are apparently interested, including: Miami, Arizona, Tennessee and Minnesota.
  • OT Doug Free agrees to re-sign with Dallas – With a very shaky offensive line, Dallas needed to re-sign Doug Free. Fortunately, he accepted, to the tune of four years, $32 million, and $17 guaranteed.
  • LB Paul Poslusnzy inks a deal with Jacksonville – I guess Buffalo was too cold for Poslusnzy, as he signed to move down south to sunny Florida and play for Jacksonville. A nice move for the Jags. Hopefully the six years they gave to Paul will work out.
  • CB Ike Taylor stays in Pittsburgh – One of the Steelers’ biggest problem is the cornerback position, and if Ike Taylor had walked away, they would have had a bigger hole. Taylor isn’t an elite corner by any means, but he is very serviceable and solid.
  • DT Barry Cofield takes his stun gun dance to Washington – One of the biggest non-stories of each offseason: The Redskins signed someone. I Mean, not everyone has a dance as cool as Cofield’s but with their track record, it’ll take more than a big free agent splash to right the ship in Washington.
  • LB Takeo Spikes leaves San Francisco, signs with San Diego – The veteran backer moves down the state and signs with the best team in California. The addition of Spikes will replace a linebacker that San Diego will surely lose to another team.

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