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2011 NFL Free Agency Begins
From NFL Media
July 25, 2011
 

NFL clubs may begin contract negotiations with the players listed in the following categories at 10:00 a.m., New York time, Tuesday, July 26.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m., New York time, on Friday, July 29, clubs may extend Offer Sheets to, or sign, such players, pursuant to the procedures applicable to each category.

Please note there are six categories of free agents.

1. Restricted Free Agents who received Qualifying Offers from their Old Clubs and are subject to the First Refusal/Compensation system of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement:

Club Player Pos. First Refusal/Compensation
Arizona Doucet, Early WR 3rd
  Hightower, Tim RB 2nd
  Keith, Brandon T 2nd
Atlanta Grimes, Brent DB 1st
  Weems, Eric WR 2nd
Baltimore Cousins, Oniel T 3rd
  Gooden, Tavares LB 3rd
  McClain, Jameel LB 2nd
  Nakamura, Haruki DB 6th
  Parmele, Jalen RB 6th
  Smith, Marcus WR 4th
  Talavou, Kelly NT ROFR
  Zbikowski, Tom DB 3rd
Buffalo Chandler, Scott TE 4th
Carolina Clowney, David WR 5th
  Jansen, J.J. LS ROFR
  Senn, Jordan LB ROFR
Chicago Hanie, Caleb QB ROFR
Cincinnati Cook, Kyle C 2nd
  Livings, Nate G ROFR
  Palmer, Jordan QB 6th
  Roland, Dennis T ROFR
Cleveland Moore, Evan TE 2nd
Dallas Ball, Alan DB 7th
Denver Prater, Matt K 2nd
  Woodyard, Wesley LB 2nd
Detroit Avril, Cliff DE 1st
  Felton, Jerome RB 5th
  Fluellen, Andre DT 3rd
Houston Brisiel, Mike G 2nd
Indianapolis Foster, Eric DE 2nd
Kansas City Carr, Brandon DB 1st
  Cox, Mike RB ROFR
  Gilberry, Wallace DE 2nd
  Richardson, Barry T 2nd
Miami Garner, Nate T 2nd
Minnesota Abdullah, Husain DB 2nd
  Henderson, Erin LB ROFR
New England Green-Ellis, BenJarvus RB 2nd
New Orleans Nicks, Carl G 1st
N.Y. Jets Turner, Robert C ROFR
Oakland Bush, Michael RB 1st
Pittsburgh Dixon, Dennis QB 5th
  Hills, Tony T 4th
St. Louis Chamberlain, Chris LB 7th
  Foster, Renardo T ROFR
  Greco, John G 3rd
  Vobora, David LB 7th
San Diego Applewhite, Antwan LB 2nd
  Tolbert, Mike RB 2nd
Seattle Polumbus, Tyler T ROFR
Tampa Bay Barth, Connor K 2nd
  Lee, James T 2nd
  Lynch, Corey DB 6th
  Mack, Elbert DB ROFR
  Okam, Frank NT 5th
  Spurlock, Micheal WR ROFR
Tennessee Bailey, Patrick LB ROFR
  Otto, Mike T 7th
  Shaw, Tim LB 5th

The Old Club has a Right of First Refusal to all players listed above.  Compensation is as listed in the column on the right.  If the Old Club has only a Right of First Refusal but is not entitled to any compensation, the designation "ROFR" appears in the column.  In order to submit an Offer Sheet, a New Club must have available the required choice, defined as its own or better choice in the applicable rounds, in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Offer Sheets may be submitted to an Old Club until 11:59 p.m., New York time, on Saturday, August 20. 

2. Players with three or more accrued seasons who have been designated as Franchise players:

Club Player Pos.
Cleveland Dawson, Phil K
Kansas City Hali, Tamba LB
New England Mankins, Logan G
San Diego Jackson, Vincent WR

The Old Club has a Right of First Refusal to the players listed above and compensation of two No. 1 Draft Choices.  In order to submit an Offer Sheet, a New Club must have available the required choices, defined as its own or better choices in the First Round in the 2012 and 2013 NFL Drafts.  Offer Sheets may be submitted to an Old Club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th regular season weekend.

3. Players with three or more accrued seasons who have been designated as Transition Players:

None

4. Players with four or more accrued seasons who negotiated Rights of First Refusal with their Old Clubs:

Club Player Pos.
Kansas City Curtis, Kevin WR

Please see procedures in Category No. 1.

5. Unrestricted Free Agents with four or more accrued seasons:

Club Player Pos.
Arizona Abdullah, Hamza DB
  Batiste, D'Anthony T
  Branch, Alan DT
  Breaston, Steve WR
  Claxton, Ben C
  Faneca, Alan G
  Graham, Ben P
  Lutui, Deuce G
  McBride, Trumaine DB
  Patrick, Ben TE
  Robinson, Bryan NT
  Sendlein, Lyle C
  Spach, Stephen TE
  Ware, Matt DB
  Watson, Gabe NT
  Wright, Jason RB
Atlanta Blalock, Justin G
  Bryant, Matt K
  Clabo, Tyson T
  Dahl, Harvey G
  Finneran, Brian WR
  Johnson, Thomas NT
  Koenen, Michael P
  Nicholas, Stephen LB
  Norwood, Jerious RB
  Peterson, Mike LB
  Snelling, Jason RB
  Williams, Brian DB
Baltimore Bulger, Marc QB
  Burgess, Prescott LB
  Carr, Chris DB
  Chester, Chris G
  Gaither, Jared T
  Houser, Kevin LS
  Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR
  Landry, Dawan DB
  McClain, Le'Ron RB
  Moll, Tony T
  Stallworth, Donte' WR
  Washington, Fabian DB
  Wilson, Josh DB
  Yanda, Marshal G
Buffalo Ayodele, Akin LB
  Ellison, Keith LB
  Florence, Drayton DB
  McCargo, John DE
  Posluszny, Paul LB
  Whitner, Donte DB
  Youboty, Ashton DB
Carolina Alexander, Gerald DB
  Anderson, James LB
  Hodge, Abdul LB
  Hudson, Marcus DB
  Johnson, Charles DE
  King, Jeff TE
  Landri, Derek DT
  Lloyd, Rhys K
  Marshall, Richard DB
  Moore, Matt QB
  Morris, Chris C
  Petitti, Rob T
  Rosario, Dante TE
  St. Pierre, Brian QB
  Williams, DeAngelo RB
  Williams, Jamar LB
  Wilson, C.J. DB
Chicago Adams, Anthony NT
  Bullocks, Josh DB
  Clark, Desmond TE
  Collins, Todd QB
  Davis, Rashied WR
  Graham, Corey DB
  Iwuh, Brian LB
  Kreutz, Olin C
  Manning, Danieal DB
  Maynard, Brad P
  Roach, Nick LB
  Tinoisamoa, Pisa LB
  Wilson, Rod LB
  Wolfe, Garrett RB
Cincinnati Benson, Cedric RB
  Chambers, Kirk T
  Fanene, Jonathan DE
  Johnson, Brandon LB
  Jones, Dhani LB
  Joseph, Johnathan DB
  Kelly, Reggie TE
  Leonard, Brian RB
  Mathis, Evan G
  Ndukwe, Chinedum DB
  Owens, Terrell WR
  Ratliff, Keiwan DB
  Williams, Roy DB
  Wilson, Gibril DB
Cleveland Bell, Mike RB
  Elam, Abram DB
  Estandia, Greg TE
  Mitchell, Jayme DE
  Piscitelli, Sabby DB
  Robinson, Derreck DE
  Roth, Matt LB
  Smith, Robaire DE
  Sorensen, Nick DB
  Stuckey, Chansi WR
  Trusnik, Jason LB
  Vickers, Lawrence RB
  Womack, Floyd G
  Wright, Eric DB
  Yates, Billy G
Dallas Barron, Alex T
  Bowen, Stephen DE
  Free, Doug T
  Hatcher, Jason DE
  Hurd, Sam WR
  Kosier, Kyle G
  Sensabaugh, Gerald DB
  Spears, Marcus DE
  Williams, Leon LB
Denver Eckel, Kyle RB
  Fields, Ronald NT
  Harris, Ryan T
  Maroney, Laurence RB
  Thomas, Marcus DE
Detroit Brown, C.C. DB
  Carpenter, Bobby LB
  Ciurciu, Vinny LB
  Clark, Brian WR
  DeVries, Jared DE
  Gandy, Dylan C
  Hill, Tye DB
  Houston, Chris DB
  Johnson, Landon LB
  McBride, Turk DE
  McDonald, Brandon DB
  Rayner, Dave K
  Stanton, Drew QB
  Wendling, John DB
Green Bay Bigby, Atari DB
  Colledge, Daryn G
  Crosby, Mason K
  Hall, Korey RB
  Jackson, Brandon RB
  Jenkins, Cullen DE
  Jones, James WR
  Kuhn, John RB
  Smith, Anthony DB
  Spitz, Jason C
  Wilhelm, Matt LB
Houston Anderson, Mark DE
  Bentley, Kevin LB
  Bulman, Tim DE
  Butler, Rashad T
  Diles, Zach LB
  Green, Jarvis DE
  Jones, Jacoby WR
  Leach, Vonta RB
  Leinart, Matt QB
  Lewis, Damione DT
  Paymah, Karl DB
  Pollard, Bernard DB
  Studdard, Kasey G
  Turk, Matt P
Indianapolis Addai, Joseph RB
  Bullitt, Melvin DB
  Dawson, Keyunta DE
  Francisco, Aaron DB
  Hagler, Tyjuan LB
  Hamlin, Ken DB
  Johnson, Antonio DT
  Johnson, Charlie T
  Muir, Daniel DT
  Rhodes, Dominic RB
  Session, Clint LB
  Vinatieri, Adam K
Jacksonville Bouman, Todd QB
  Considine, Sean DB
  Durant, Justin LB
  Edwards, Trent QB
  Morrison, Kirk LB
  Podlesh, Adam P
  Sims-Walker, Mike WR
Kansas City Anderson, Charlie LB
  Battle, Jackie RB
  Castille, Tim RB
  Copper, Terrance WR
  Croyle, Brodie QB
  Daniels, Travis DB
  Edwards, Ron NT
  Mays, Corey LB
  McGraw, Jon DB
  Niswanger, Rudy C
  O'Callaghan, Ryan T
  Pope, Leonard TE
  Smith, Shaun DE
  Vrabel, Mike LB
  Wiegmann, Casey C
Miami Brown, Ronnie RB
  Cobbs, Patrick RB
  McDaniel, Tony DE
  McQuistan, Pat T
  Moses, Quentin LB
  Pennington, Chad QB
  Procter, Cory G
  Thigpen, Tyler QB
  Williams, Ricky RB
Minnesota Baskett, Hank WR
  Cook, Ryan G
  Edwards, Ray DE
  Evans, Fred NT
  Favre, Brett QB
  Frampton, Eric DB
  Jackson, Tarvaris QB
  Leber, Ben LB
  Lewis, Greg WR
  Longwell, Ryan K
  Ramsey, Patrick QB
  Rice, Sidney WR
  Sheppard, Lito DB
  Tahi, Naufahu RB
  Walker, Frank DB
  Williams, Pat NT
New England Faulk, Kevin RB
  Graham, Shayne K
  Light, Matt T
  McGowan, Brandon DB
  Morris, Sammy RB
  Ojinnaka, Quinn G
  Page, Jarrad DB
  Taylor, Fred RB
  Warren, Gerard DE
  White, Tracy LB
New Orleans Ayodele, Remi NT
  Betts, Ladell RB
  Bushrod, Jermon T
  Charleston, Jeff DE
  Clark, Danny LB
  Evans, Heath RB
  Giordano, Matt DB
  Goodwin, Jonathan C
  Hargrove, Tony DT
  Harper, Roman DB
  Humphrey, Tory TE
  Jones, Julius RB
  Mitchell, Kawika LB
  Mitchell, Marvin LB
  Moore, Lance WR
  Prioleau, Pierson DB
  Reis, Chris DB
  Roby, Courtney WR
  Shanle, Scott LB
  Sharper, Darren DB
  Strief, Zach T
  Thomas, David TE
  Torrence, Leigh DB
  Wilkerson, Jimmy NT
  Wynn, DeShawn RB
  Young, Usama DB
N.Y. Giants Blackburn, Chase LB
  Boothe, Kevin G
  Boss, Kevin TE
  Bradshaw, Ahmad RB
  Bulluck, Keith LB
  Clayton, Michael WR
  Cofield, Barry DT
  Grant, Deon DB
  Hagan, Derek WR
  Johnson, Michael DB
  Kiwanuka, Mathias DE
  Smith, Steve WR
  Sorgi, Jim QB
  Tollefson, Dave DE
  Wilkinson, Gerris LB
N.Y. Jets Clemens, Kellen QB
  Coleman, Drew DB
  Cromartie, Antonio DB
  Edwards, Braylon WR
  Ellis, Shaun DE
  Folk, Nick K
  Holmes, Santonio WR
  Hunter, Wayne T
  Ihedigbo, James DB
  Laury, Lance LB
  Pool, Brodney DB
  Pryce, Trevor DE
  Richardson, Tony RB
  Smith, Brad WR
  Smith, Eric DB
  Weatherford, Steve P
Oakland Asomugha, Nnamdi DB
  Barnes, Khalif T
  Brown, Ricky LB
  Condo, Jon LS
  Frye, Charlie QB
  Gallery, Robert G
  Gradkowski, Bruce QB
  Henderson, Mario T
  Higgins, Johnnie Lee WR
  Howard, Thomas LB
  Huff, Michael DB
  Miller, Zach TE
  Moss, Jarvis LB
  O'Sullivan, J.T. QB
  Satele, Samson C
  Walker, Langston T
  Williams, Sam LB
Philadelphia Akers, David K
  Bradley, Stewart LB
  Cole, Nick G
  Gaither, Omar LB
  Harris, Antoine DB
  Harrison, Jerome RB
  Hobbs, Ellis DB
  Jean-Gilles, Max G
  Jordan, Akeem LB
  McCray, Bobby DE
  Mikell, Quintin DB
  Patterson, Dimitri DB
  Rocca, Saverio P
  Sims, Ernie LB
  Wells, Reggie G
Pittsburgh Colon, Willie T
  Eason, Nick DE
  Essex, Trai G
  Fox, Keyaron LB
  Gay, William DB
  Hoke, Chris NT
  Madison, Anthony DB
  Moore, Mewelde RB
  Scott, Jonathan T
  Sepulveda, Daniel P
  Spaeth, Matt TE
  Suisham, Shaun K
  Taylor, Ivan DB
  Warren, Greg LS
St. Louis Clayton, Mark WR
  Dockery, Kevin DB
  Fells, Daniel TE
  Gibson, Gary DT
  Goldberg, Adam G
  Hovan, Chris DT
  Johnson, Darcy TE
  Lewis, Michael DB
  Robinson, Laurent WR
  Ryan, Clifton DT
  Schouman, Derek TE
San Diego Barnes, Antwan DE
  Burnett, Kevin LB
  Carter, Tyrone DB
  Cesaire, Jacques DE
  Clary, Jeromey T
  Cooper, Stephen LB
  Dearth, James LS
  Floyd, Malcom WR
  Hughes, Dante DB
  Johnson, Travis DE
  McMichael, Randy TE
  Moore, Brandon LB
  Mruczkowski, Scott C
  Naanee, Legedu WR
  Neill, Ryan LS
  Oliver, Paul DB
  Siler, Brandon LB
  Sproles, Darren RB
  Volek, Billy QB
  Washington, Kelley WR
  Watkins, Pat DB
  Weddle, Eric DB
San Francisco Baas, David C
  Evans, Demetric DE
  Franklin, Aubrayo NT
  Goldson, Dashon DB
  James, William DB
  LaBoy, Travis LB
  Lawson, Manny LB
  McDonald, Ray DE
  Reed, Jeff K
  Sims, Barry T
  Smith, Alex QB
  Smith, Troy QB
  Spikes, Takeo LB
  Westbrook, Brian RB
  Wragge, Tony C
Seattle Babineaux, Jordan DB
  Brock, Raheem DE
  Gordon, Amon DT
  Hasselbeck, Matt QB
  Herring, Will LB
  Hill, LeRoy LB
  Jennings, Kelly DB
  Locklear, Sean T
  Losman, J.P. QB
  Mare, Olindo K
  Martin, Ruvell WR
  McCoy, Matt LB
  Mebane, Brandon DT
  Milloy, Lawyer DB
  Pitts, Chester T
  Richardson, Jay DE
  Robinson, Michael RB
  Siavii, Junior DT
  Spencer, Chris C
  Stokley, Brandon WR
  Terrill, Craig DT
  Willis, Ray T
Tampa Bay Black, Quincy LB
  Crowder, Tim DE
  Gilmore, John TE
  Hayward, Adam LB
  Joseph, Davin G
  Koutouvides, Niko LB
  Ruud, Barrett LB
  Stovall, Maurice WR
  Trueblood, Jeremy T
  White, Stylez G DE
  Williams, Carnell RB
Tennessee Babin, Jason DE
  Ball, Dave DE
  Collins, Kerry QB
  Douglas, Marques DT
  Ford, Jacob DE
  Hall, Ahmard RB
  Harris, Leroy G
  Hood, Roderick DB
  Moss, Randy WR
  Nickey, Donnie DB
  Scaife, Bo TE
  Simms, Chris QB
  Thornton, David LB
  Tulloch, Stephen LB
  Winborn, Jamie LB
Washington Blades, H.B. LB
  Brown, Jammal T
  Buchanon, Phillip DB
  Doughty, Reed DB
  Furrey, Mike WR
  Golston, Kedric DE
  Grossman, Rex QB
  Heyer, Stephon T
  McIntosh, Rocky LB
  Moss, Santana WR
  Rogers, Carlos DB
  Wilson, Chris LB

In accordance with the signing periods stated above, the players in category No. 5 may be signed by any club in the League until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on Saturday, September 3, with no rights of any character held by the Old Club.

6. Players with fewer than four accrued seasons who received no Qualifying Offer or no minimum tender from their Old Club:

Club Player Pos.
Arizona Adams, Michael DB
  Broughton, Nehemiah RB
  Dykes, Keilen DT
  Iwebema, Kenny DE
  Maui'a, Reagan RB
Baltimore Sanders, Daniel C
Buffalo Brohm, Brian QB
  Ganther, Quinton RB
  Stupar, Jonathan TE
Chicago Aromashodu, Devin WR
Cincinnati White, Marvin DB
Cleveland Adams, Titus DE
  Costanzo, Blake LB
Dallas Greisen, Chris QB
Detroit Nordin, Jake TE
  Smith, Kevin RB
Green Bay Bell, Josh DB
Indianapolis Hart, Mike RB
  Richardson, Mike DB
  Robinson, Gijon TE
  Santi, Tom TE
  Silva, Jamie DB
Jacksonville Smith, Bryan DE
Kansas City Leggett, Maurice DB
Miami Haynos, Joey TE
Minnesota Young, Albert RB
New Orleans Dunbar, Jo-Lonn LB
  Waters, Anthony LB
N.Y. Giants Brown, Courtney DB
Pittsburgh Harris, Tuff DB
St. Louis Butler, Quincy DB
  Darby, Kenneth RB
  Johnson, Curtis LB
San Diego Beckwith, Darry LB
  Latsko, Billy RB
San Francisco Patrick, Chris T
Tampa Bay Huggins, Kareem RB
Tennessee Allred, Colin LB

The players in category No. 6 may be signed with no rights of any character held by the Old Club.  There is no signing deadline applicable to these players.


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