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Cowboys sign LB Akin Ayodele

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Yowza! The Cowboys make a signing, one that I wanted form the start. Ex-Jag LB Akin Ayodele is now a Cowboy.

Update [2006-3-13 16:45:56 by Grizz]: Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Akin Ayodele signed a five-year, $17 million contract that included a $5 million signing bonus to join the Cowboys (from KFFL.com). That's not a bad price for a young starting LB. Nice going Bill and Jerry.

Update [2006-3-13 17:24:27 by Grizz]: Good thing we signed Ayodele because Scott Fujita signed with Sean Payton and the Saints.

(Hat tip to ezzi110 once again for posting this in the comments)

From the DMN:

The Cowboys agreed to a five-year deal Monday with linebacker Akin Ayodele, the second free agent to come to terms with Dallas since the market opened Saturday.

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In 64 games with Jacksonville, Ayodele, 26, had 343 tackles and 8½ sacks with three interceptions, eight pass deflections and eight forced fumbles. He forced four fumbles in 2005, finishing with 72 tackles.