NFL Nation: Darrell Reid
In this post on March 9, we pointed to the nearly fearless (he’d be completely fearless if he used his name) AdamJT13 who said the Titans would get a third and three sevenths and the Jaguars would get a sixth.
Adam Schefter on Monday reported Tennessee officially got a third (97th overall), a sixth (207th), and a seventh (241st). Jacksonville got a sixth (203rd) and Indianapolis got two sevenths (240th and 246th).
These additional picks are awarded based on a formula that factors in free agents lost last year, their contracts and their production in their first year elsewhere.
A third-rounder is the highest possible. Picks in the seventh round basically allow teams to lock in players they would have pursued as undrafted rookies.
The picks cannot be traded.
From the league release that followed, here are the guys who factored in:
Lost: Darrell Reid, Hunter SmithJACKSONVILLE
Lost: Khalif Barnes, Mike Peterson, Gerald SensabaughTENNESSEE
Signed: Sean Considine, Tra Thomas
Lost: Chris Carr, Albert Haynesworth, Brandon Jones, Eric King, Daniel Loper, Chris Simms
Signed: Jovan Haye, Mark Jones, Nate Washington
It looked like the Eagles would hold on to a seemingly comfortable 27-10 lead when Asante Samuel intercepted a Kyle Orton pass late in the third quarter. But the Eagles were hit with two 15-yard penalties during the return, causing them to have awful field position at the start of the drive.
The Broncos now have the ball near midfield.
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
With Denver agreeing to terms with former Indianapolis defensive tackle Darrell Reid, the team has now signed seven free agents in the first 36-plus hours of free agency.
To put the Broncos' wild spree in perspective, the other three AFC West teams haven't signed any players.
Sure, Oakland is sniffing around tackles Khalif Barnes and Marvel Smith; San Diego is thinking about bringing back cornerback Drayton Florence after a year's detour to Jacksonville and Kansas City traded for New England linebacker Mike Vrabel. But the only inking going on thus far in this division is coming out of the Rocky Mountains.
None of the names Denver has signed so far will overwhelm you but the new regime, led by coach Josh McDaniels, is trying to create competition and depth.
Here is a recap of the players Denver has agreed to deals with so far:
Houston Texans receiver David Anderson (restricted offer sheet); Arizona Cardinals running back J.J. Arrington; Philadelphia Eagles running back Correll Buckhalter: New England Patriots receiver Jabar Gaffney; Miami Dolphins safety Renaldo Hill; New England Patriots long snapper Lonie Paxton and Indianapolis' Reid.
The team is also trying to finalize deals with Philadelphia safety Brian Dawkins and Cleveland linebacker Andra Davis. Dawkins would certainly be the big catch of the group and if Denver is going to finalize the deal, it could come at any time.
A full slate of headlines collected during my morning surfing session...
Richard Justice looks at Vince Young, coming home at a career crossroads.
The Texans win in December, but it's usually been too late, says Dale Robertson.
The Titans Houston-based owner Bud Adams has been smartly patient with his people, writes John McClain.
Former receiver Harry Williams won the Texans' Ed Block Courage Award.
McClain looks at Titans-Texans matchups.
Is Peyton Manning lining up for a third MVP? Mike Chappell contemplates.
Chappell looks at four of Manning's best moments this season.
The transcript of Bill Polian's weekly radio show.
Clint Sessions is a lot better player than he was early this season, according to Phillip B. Wilson.
Jim Trotter says it's a toss-up whether the Colts are going to be a threat in the playoffs.
Najeh Davenport joined the Colts and is ready to return kicks, writes Phil Richards.
A look at Darrell Reid's prep career, by Chappell.
The Colts have to be wary of Calvin Johnson.
His season over, Fred Taylor plans to play in 2009, writes Vito Stellino.
Packers-Jaguars won't be blacked out in Jacksonville.
Please don't miss those two stories from Houston under the Texans header -- one on Vince Young and one on Bud Adams.
Kicker Rob Bironas is hoping for a long-term deal, says Jessica Bliss.
LenDale White only has 674 yards, but holds out hope of joining Chris Johnson as a 1,000-yard rusher, writes Gary Estwick.
A Nashville lab confirmed the contents of the controversial StarCaps over a year ago, writes Teresa Walker.
Michael Roos is having a Pro Bowl-caliber season, says Terry McCormick.
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Morning distraction: My background noise at the Jacksonville Marriott, Good Morning America, just informed me there is a workout pill that's replaced exercise for mice. Sign me up for the human trial. Also, a big undercover investigation revealed some smoothies are more fattening than you think. Shocker.
OK, while we anticipate the Jaguars' scrimmage Friday night, and hope the rain will be gone by then, we move on to our Good Morning AFC South look around the league.
- Dale Robertson talks with cornerback Fred Bennett about his 2007 top ranking among cornerbacks by K.C. Joyner, "Football Scientist."
- Meghan Manfull says Gary Kubiak feared losing linebacker coach Johnny Holland when Mike Sherman left the Texans staff to take over at Texas A&M. Kubiak's happy Holland stayed put.
- Manfull also gives us Kubiak's initial reaction to new running back Mike Bell.
- Mike Chappell informs us linebacker Gary Brackett won't play in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night because of a hip injury.
- It's not necessarily connected to Brackett's injury, but the Colts might consider re-signing Rob Morris.
- Darrell Reid is doing some double duty. The defensive tackle is also taking some snaps as a short-yardage fullback.
- John Oehser of Colts.com talked with offensive line coach Howard Mudd, who likes his group so far.
- Vito Stellino talks with Fred Taylor, who went to the Super Bowl last year. Taylor doesn't think he will do it again if the Jaguars aren't playing in the game.
- Tanya Ganguli writes that Jaguars rookie cornerback Brian Witherspoon claims he ran a 4.19 in college. Who was working that stopwatch?
- The Times-Union says John Henderson was a little testy Thursday night. I saw for myself -- when he gets hot, he stays hot.
- Jim Wyatt says receiver Justin McCareins prefers Nashville or the Midwest to New York. And Mike Heimerdinger says McCareins isn't tensing up before practice any more.
- Terry McCormick figured out that new Titans receiver Chris Davis and the receiving Chris Davis who was already on the roster actually played together as 8-year-olds on the Lakewood Junior Spartans in St. Petersburg, Fla.
- Gary Estwick looks at rookie defensive lineman Jason Jones' learning curve on interior handiwork.