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AFC West news and notes

3/1/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Broncos agreed to terms with Miami cornerback Andre Goodman Sunday evening, their ninth free agent acquisition. Goodman agreed to a five-year deal worth $25 million and a little more than $10 million in guarantees.

Goodman is the third new starter in the secondary and will join Champ Bailey at cornerback. The Broncos signed safeties Brian Dawkins and Renaldo Hill.

Goodman replaces salary cap causality Dre' Bly. Goodman had a fine season with Miami but he is 30. He is known as a good locker room presence and should be able to play alongside Bailey for a couple of seasons, at least.

The team is still working on trying to save the contract of running back J.J. Arrington and it is still talking to free agent Derrick Ward.

Meanwhile, Oakland guard Cooper Carlisle visit to Tampa Bay is still on and has been pushed back a few days. Oakland is still trying to re-sign him.

Here is a chilling story on Oakland linebacker Marquis Cooper who is missing at sea in Florida.