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Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 4:18am PST 
Lions re-sign Fisher
The Detroit Lions re-signed cornerback Travis Fisher to a three-year, $9 million deal on Wednesday. Fisher, 28, registered 78 tackles and two interceptions while starting 13 of his 16 games in his first season with the Lions in 2007. Fisher originally signed a one-year deal with the Lions last offseason after five seasons with the Rams. The Lions also signed Tampa Bay defensive back Kalvin Pearson to an offer sheet; the Lions have until next Wednesday to decide whether or not to match. -- Adam Schefter

The Lions also re-signed running back Aveion Cason and signed free agent guard Corey Hulsey to one-year deals. Cason, 28, is in his second stint with the Lions after re-joining the club in 2006. Last season, Cason was fifth in the NFC in both kickoff return yards (1,041) and kickoff return average (24.8), despite not playing in four games. Hulsey has played five seasons in the NFL, starting 17 of his 40 career games. He most recently spent four seasons (2003-06) with the Oakland Raiders.
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Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 4:19am PST 
Buccaneers sign two linebackers
Free agent linebackers Matt McCoy and Teddy Lehman signed with Tampa Bay on Wednesday. McCoy spent the last three seasons with Philadelphia and New Orleans, starting 10 of 30 games. He entered the league as a second-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2005. Lehman, a former Oklahoma star, appeared in 41 games, with 16 starts, in four seasons with the Detroit Lions from 2004-07. He was a second-round draft pick four years ago. -- Associated Press
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Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 4:19am PST 
Cardinals add punter Johnson
The Cardinals signed free agent punter Dirk Johnson to a one-year contract on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Johnson is a six-year NFL veteran who punted four seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles before appearing in one game last season for the Chicago Bears. The Cardinals also announced that tight end Troy Bienemann has signed his exclusive rights tender offer.

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Barked: Fri Mar 7, '08 7:10am PST 
Detroit Lions 3/6 Kalvin Pearson (S)
signed/offer sheet (three-year contract).

Miami Dolphins 3/6 Michael Lehan (CB)
re-signed/unrestricted free agent (four-year contract).

Kansas City Chiefs 3/6 Boomer Grigsby (RB)
signed/unrestricted free agent (one-year contract).

New York Giants 3/6 Sean Landeta (P) retired.

New York Jets 3/6 Tony Richardson (RB)
signed/unrestricted free agent.

Jacksonville Jaguars 3/6 Maurice Williams (T)
re-signed/unrestricted free agent (four-year contract).

Arizona Cardinals 3/6 Dirk Johnson (P)
signed/unrestricted free agent.

St. Louis Rams 3/6 Adam Goldberg (T)
re-signed/unrestricted free agent (one-year contract).

Denver Broncos 3/6 Edell Shepherd (WR)
signed/unrestricted free agent.
Boss Bailey (LB) signed/unrestricted free agent.

Baltimore Ravens 3/6 Brendon Ayanbadejo (LB) signed/unrestricted free agent.

Tennessee Titans 3/6 Jevon Kearse (DE)
signed/unrestricted free agent.

Philadelphia Eagles 3/6 Takeo Spikes (LB) cut.

New England Patriots 3/6 Tank Williams (S)
signed/unrestricted free agent.
Lewis Sanders (CB) signed/unrestricted free agent.
Lacy NPC

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Barked: Thu Jul 31, '08 6:07am PST 
The Green Bay Packers, unable so far to trade Brett Favre and facing his arrival at training camp, are reportedly considering taking a step they desperately wanted to avoid: dealing him to a division rival.



The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing a source close to the situation, on Wednesday reported the Packers were considering seeking a deal with one of their rivals, most likely the Minnesota Vikings or Chicago Bears, if all else fails.



That follows reports that the Packers on Wednesday offered Favre a substantial sum of money -- as much as $20 million over several years -- to stay retired.



On Monday, Packers general manager Ted Thompson said the Packers would not trade Favre within the NFC North. Favre, who has asked the NFL to be reinstated, is reportedly interested in playing for the Vikings, who play the Packers to open their season on Monday Night Football on Sept. 8.



The Packers are committed to Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback of the future and are not considering Favre, who tearfully retired March 6th, returning to Green Bay as the starter.


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But while the Packers continue to try to buy themselves more time to deal, Favre has yet to talk to either team.



Team president Mark Murphy traveled to Hattiesburg, Miss., to meet with Favre and his agent James "Bus" Cook on Wednesday, and multiple media outlets later reported that the team offered the quarterback substantial money to stay retired.



WTMJ television in Milwaukee reported that the team offered Favre in the neighborhood of $20 million over several years to stay retired. The green Bay Press-Gazette reported on its Web site that the team offered Favre "a substantial salary" to stay away. Both reports cited sources close to Favre. But signs still point to the quarterback reporting to Packers camp.



According to a source source close to Favre, said the Packers have told him they might limit him to individual drills if he shows up at training camp, the Press-Gazette reported.

Murphy left the meeting in the early evening and had no comment for reporters but issued a statement Wednesday night.



"I was in Hattiesburg today and had a nice visit with Brett Favre," the statement read. "We discussed a number of topics not related to football, including Brett's long-term relationship with the Packers. I consider our conversation to be confidential and am going to be respectful of Brett and his family and keep the details private. "[General manager] Ted [Thompson] and [coach] Mike [McCarthy] are going to continue to work on the football side of this issue. They have my full support."



After the meeting, Cook was asked by the media if Favre could be back in Green Bay by Friday and he said that was a good possibility.



"He would love to go back in Green Bay," Cook said, in comments broadcast by ESPNEWS. "I mean, that's why he started working out. But right now, it looks like he'll be the quarterback at Oak Grove High School." Favre worked out with the school's football team on Wednesday before the meeting.



A league source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Wednesday night that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hopes to speak with Favre on Thursday before he decides to reinstate him.



Mortensen reported earlier Wednesday that Goodell was unlikely to rule on Favre's request for reinstatement Wednesday in order to give the sides more time to work out an agreement on the quarterback's future.



"The commissioner is taking no action today," the NFL said in a statement Wednesday. "He wants to give both the Packers and Brett an appropriate amount of time to make decisions, including decisions impacting the team's roster and salary cap. When Brett is reinstated by the commissioner, we will announce it."



ESPN's Chris Mortensen and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Barked: Thu Jul 31, '08 6:54am PST 
big laughbig laugh I'll go you 1 better, Lacy. I'd stay retired for 1 millionbig laughbig laugh
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