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When the WR position gets settled we still have at least one piece of unfinished business. Sign a kicker; whatever else happens, or even if nothing else happens in free agency, sign a kicker and I'll be a happy camper.

Adam V., Mike V., J. Brown; heck, I'll even take Todd Peterson if we want to go cheap. Where's Morton Andersen these days, I'm sure he can hit
35-yarders consistently. I kid, but seriously, if Suisham starts the season, I think T.O. will be the number one candidate to take over Larry Allen's role as "mostly likely to murder the kicker during a game" on the Cowboys roster.

Speaking of getting a kicker, KFFL.com has this little item up on it site.

Packers | Vinatieri leaves town without an offer
Fri, 17 Mar 2006

Michael Felger, of the Boston Herald, reports free agent PK Adam Vinatieri (Patriots) left Green Bay Friday night, March 17, without a contract offer from the Green Bay Packers following a two-day visit. The prevailing wisdom was that the Packers were serious about offering Vinatieri a mega-deal; otherwise the visit would not have taken place. Vinatieri is likely looking for the largest deal ever given to a kicker, which would mean an annual salary well over $2 million per season and a signing bonus north of $3 million.


Nice, Vinatieri is still in play.

Also from KFFL, here are the contract numbers on new TE Ryan Hannam.

Seahawks | Contract update: R. Hannam
Sat, 18 Mar 2006

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Dallas Cowboys TE Ryan Hannam agreed to terms Friday, March 17, on a four-year, $5 million contract with the Cowboys. The deal included a signing bonus of $1.25 million.

If you want to read a positive take on the T.O. signing, read this Eric Allen column.

(Hat tip to Tristan for pointing it out to me)