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Saints Snag Aubrayo Franklin

Posted by Brad On August – 2 – 2011

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a one-year deal with DT Aubrayo Franklin. 

Franklin was expected to re-sign with the 49ers but the Saints offer an opportunity to win now.  Franklin has played for Baltimore and San Francisco and was expected to be targeted by 3-4 teams.  In New Orleans he will play in the 4-3 and battle with Sedrick Ellis and Shaun Rogers for a starting spot.

Sunday Recap of Transactions

Posted by Brad On July – 31 – 2011

The entire day for me was wrapped up at Cleveland Browns training camp and away from the computer and cell phone.  It was nice to catch up with some old faces in the Browns organization but the day away was busy in the NFL world.  Here’s a list of what we missed:

The Washington Redskins and T Jamaal Brown agreed to a 5-year contract.

Deuce Lutui showed up to his Cincinnati Bengal physical overweight and was promptly sent packing back to Arizona.  Lutui’s weight has been an issue in the past as he has topped the scales at near 400 lbs in the past.

Tim Hightower was sent to the Washington Redskins for a conditional pick and Vonnie Holliday.  Hightower could start in Washington and appears to be a good fit in Shanahan’s running game.

John Kuhn signed a 3-year deal to stay with the Packers.  Packer fans will be happy as he’s a favorite of the Pack.

Fresh off an assault charge Cedric Benson re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Justin Blalock agreed to a 6-year deal to stay with the Atlanta Falcons

The Detroit Lions were able to retain the services of Chris Houston on a 2-year deal.

The Chicago Bears will not be able to retain Olin Kreutz so they signed C Chris Spencer to a 2-year deal.

Nick Barnett agreed to a 3-year, $12 million deal, $6 million guaranteed with the Buffalo Bills.  He will replace Paul Posluszny at MLB who was lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier in free agency.

Daniel Graham will join the Tennessee Titans on a 3-year deal.

Aaron Rodgers made a public plea for the Packers to keep James Jones and today they listened.  Jones agreed to a 3-year deal to stay with the Packers.

Vonta Leach and the Baltimore Ravens agreed to 3-year, $11 million deal with $6 million guaranteed.

The New Orleans Saints agreed to a 1-year deal with CB Fabian Washington

It’s going to be a very busy day for Miami’s front office.

The Saints have agreed to terms to send Reggie Bush to Miami.  Also, reports are suggesting a Kyle Orton to Miami deal is awaiting the renegotiation of Kyle Orton’s contract.

:Reggie Bush to the Dolphins"Reggie Bush is due to make a base salary of $11.8 million in 2011 and this deal is pending that number being re-structured.  The terms of the agreement have yet to be released.

Bush’s career has not lived up to the enormous expectations coming out of USC.  Five seasons into the 26-year old RB’s career he has 2,090 yards rushing and 17 rushing TD’s.  He has also caught 294 passes for 2,142 yards and 12 TD’s.  Hardly what was expected from the uber-talented back that wowed at USC with his Matrix-like abilities to avoid tackles and break big runs.

If/when this contract is worked out and terms of the deal have been released we will bring them to you for analysis of the trade.

UPDATE:  The deal has been consummated with Reggie Bush agreeing to a new two-year contract.

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