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Afternoon Free Agency Update/Open Thread

Talk about all the latest free agency action in this thread.  Have an opinion on a move the Lions should make?  Have thoughts on a move another NFL team has done?  Leave a comment.

The Lions haven't done much yet, but quite a few notable things have happened since free agency began late last night.  Here is a rundown of the latest:

  • According to Peter King, cornerback Bryant McFadden was leaning toward signing with the Lions.  Pro Football Talk, which has crashed due to an overload of traffic, called the report premature.  I have no clue what the actual post said, but I can divulge the title ("Reports of McFadden Signing With Lions Are Premature") from a link to the post.
  • Wide receiver Nate Washington is in Michigan to meet with the Lions today.  He is a native of Toledo, and the Lions are interested in signing him to become their #2 receiver.
  • Another wide receiver the Lions are interested in is T.J. Houshmandzadeh.  He and Calvin Johnson would be an absolutely sick receiving duo, but there is nothing substantial other than the fact that the Lions are interested in him.
  • Linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who the Lions were apparently interested in, wants to play in the state of Florida.
  • Albert Haynesworth signed a seven-year, $100 million deal with the Washington Redskins.  Apparently performance bonuses or incentives could max the deal out at $115 million.  That is a whole lot of money, especially since the Redskins signed DeAngelo Hall to a six-year, $54 million deal last night.
  • Linebacker Bart Scott is close to signing a deal with the Jets that would reunite him with Rex Ryan.  A deal has been agreed to, but Scott still has to approve it before it becomes official.
  • Running back Fred Taylor is now a Patriot.
  • The Vikings officially traded for quarterback Sage Rosenfels.  The Texans received a fourth-round pick in exchange for the QB.
  • Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been traded to the Buccaneers.

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