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LeCharles Bentley signs with Cleveland

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LeCharles Bentley signs with the Browns, shafting Philly. That's good news because I definitely didn't want to see Bentley playing with the Eagles next year. The Browns also signed former Falcon OT Kevin Shaffer.

Story here.

Other free agent news per KFFL.com:

Buccaneers | One report says team ready to jump on Vinatieri; other report says no
Sat, 11 Mar 2006 06:21:36 -0800
Michael Felger, of the Boston Herald, reports a story Friday evening March 10, said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were ready to pounce on free agent PK Adam Vinatieri (Patriots). However, a separate report from Tampa said the Buccaneers were focusing on re-signing free agent PK Matt Bryant (Buccaneers)

Bears | Team talking to Randle El
Sat, 11 Mar 2006 05:47:18 -0800
K.C. Johnson, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago Bears zeroed in on their No. 1 free agent target when they contacted the agent for free agent WR Antwaan Randle El (Steelers) and discussed at length a long-term deal for Randle El. Bears general manager Jerry Angelo and the Bears, in contact with agent Fletcher Smith as soon as the market opened, were seeking to avoid a protracted bidding war with teams that included the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. The two sides are discussing a deal of five or six years, believed to be valued in excess of $20 million. "We still have a ways to go, but I'm optimistic," Smith said. "We'll have to wait and see, but I think we all know where the range is."

Panthers | Team trying to land Kemoeatu
Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:07:46 -0800
Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney was on the phone with the agent for free agent DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Ravens) shortly after the start of free agency, in an effort to land the massive Baltimore defensive tackle, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Signing Kemoeatu won't be cheap or easy, as he's expected to command a long-term deal worth around $4 million per season, with at least $5 million up front.

Jets | Team will visit with Ashworth
Fri, 10 Mar 2006 22:21:04 -0800
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports the New York Jets have arranged a visit with free agent OL Tom Ashworth (Patriots) for Saturday, March 11.