By Will Robinson

Here are today’s latest NFL moves (news from PFT)…

  • Washington trades DT Albert Haynesworth to New England – I can’t say this was a surprising move, but I wasn’t necessarily expecting it to occur. The Patriots gave up a fifth-round pick for the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and if he can be rejuvenated in Foxborough, then this is another genius Belichick move.
  • Green Bay loses G Daryn Colledge to Arizona – After not receiving a new contract, Colledge pursued greener (read: hotter) pastures down in Arizona to try and re-build the mess that is the Cardinals’ offensive line.
  • RB Reggie Bush to Miami complete – Upon agreeing to a new contract, Bush has been shipped to Miami (two years, ~$9 million). He is the second San Diego based running back to be traded from NOLA to the Phins (Ricky Williams).
  • Philadelphia lands DE Jason Babin – As Babin stated yesterday, he wanted to join his former defensive line coach Jim Washburn to Philly. And he has done so. This gives the Eagles some nice depth along the d-line.
  • LB Mike Peterson re-signs with Atlanta – On the heels of re-signing Stephen Nicholas, the Falcons keep more players on the roster with the signing of Peterson. Peterson would probably be in a backup role.
  • Houston in play for CB Nnamdi Asomugha – The other day reported that Asomugha was choosing between Oakland and San Francisco. But now, Houston is in the lead and trying to sign either Asomugha or fellow corner Jonathan Joseph.
  • CB Nate Clements ACTUALLY cut by San Francisco – It’s official now. Move along.
  • New York Giants keep DT Mathias Kiwanuka for two years – Kiwanuka had a neck injury, but the Giants think that he’s worth holding on to for at least another two seasons. He has been pretty effective when he has played.
  • Washington nab DE Stephen Bowen from rival Dallas – Stephen Bowen has agreed to play for a former rival in the Redskins, with a deal worth up to $27.5 million over five years, agreed upon by both sides.
  • New Orleans holds on to OT Jermon Bushrod, save Brees’ blindside – The Saints keep their left tackle around for an undisclosed price. Bushrod had other suitors, but he wanted to stay in New Orleans.
  • Philadelphia finally ships QB Kevin Kolb to Arizona – In the day’s biggest-move-that-we-all-knew-was-coming, Kolb is finally in Arizona. Arizona gave up a second-round pick and Pro Bowl caliber cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. In addition, Kolb will sign a five-year deal worth up to $63 million and $20 million guaranteed. Surely he’s a known entity with a couple years worth of starts notched in his belt? Wait, no? That’s not the case? Wait, he’s only played in 12 games? Ok, new life plan: find a way to start in 12 NFL games and get me some Kevin Kolb money. DONE!
  • Buffalo grabs WR Brad Smith from the New York Jets – Smith decided he didn’t want to stay in Jersey, so he moved to upstate New York to play for the Bills. The price wasn’t much (four years, $15 million), so I’d believe if the Jets wanted him they would have offered him money. Or Smith just did not want to return. Either way, he’s a versatile player but not a great one by any stretch of the imagination.
  • LB Clint Session goes to Indianapolis’ division rival, Jacksonville – Session agreed on a five-year, $30 million deal to join the Jags. That seems like a high price for a good linebacker, and he joins Paul Posluszny as a new linebacker acquisition in Jacksonville.
  • QB Vince Young officially unemployed – The Titans have finally cut Young. They could not find a suitable trade partner, and to avoid paying him a bonus, he has been cut. I expect for him to be picked up quickly, though.
  • New England acquires WR Chad Ochocinco – The long national dream is over – Ochocinco is back in the news. The Pats got Ocho and a restructured deal to join their receiving corps for two draft picks. I can’t wait to see if there is a fight between Chad and Aaron Hernandez, who currently holds #85. I really hope Hernandez doesn’t give it up.
  • Chicago trades TE Greg Olsen to Carolina – Not too surprisingly, after his role was diminished in the Bears’ offense, Olsen has been shipped off. Carolina’s compensation has not been announced yet, but Olsen has shown promise to be an impactful tight end.
  • Washington adds G Chris Chester from Baltimore – Chester agreed to a five-year, $20 million deal. This continues the trend that the Redskins are doing in revamping their roster.
  • Steelers retain OTs Willie Colon and Jonathan Scott – As the Steelers are desperate for offensive tackle help, they keep two guys. Colon will surely start.
  • Houston opts for CB Jonathan Joseph, makes Nnamdi to Jets a strong possibility – Houston upgrades their pass defense by picking up one of the premier corners available; however, this leaves the best corner to sign elsewhere. Asomugha to the jets seems like a more likely possibility.
  • RB Brandon Jackson signs up to play for Cleveland –  With a diminished role in Green Bay, Jackson has moved on to Cleveland to try and be a more prominent player in a system.
  • San Francisco signs K David Akers – Akers, who spent all of his career in Philadelphia, has been signed to replace Joe Nedney in the Bay.
  • OT Tyson Clabo stays in Atlanta – The Falcons locked up their right tackle Clabo to an undisclosed contact. Clabo would have been difficult to replace in the open market.
  • New Orleans acquires RB Darren Sproles – After dispensing of RB Reggie Bush, the Saints sign Charger jack-of-all-trades Sproles. Sproles is a very good third down back and returner, and should help the Saints.
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