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FRANCHISE PLAYER
None.

TRANSITION PLAYER
None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--SS Dominique Barber can back up at both safety positions, but he has a problem staying healthy. He was on injured reserve last season and may not be brought back.

--DE Tim Bulman is a workout warrior who players and coaches love. He plays hard, never complains and always does a solid job. They'd like to have him back at the minimum.

--QB Jake Delhomme provided experience and leadership for rookie T.J. Yates, but he won't be back. He retired again to his ranch in Louisiana.

--QB Jeff Garcia played the same role as jake Delhomme. He helped develop T.J. Yates. He won't be brought back.

--WR Bryant Johnson was signed in preseason to provide depth. He had only six catches and one touchdown and won't be brought back.

--OG Kasey Studdard is a former starter who spent the season on injured reserve. He'll have to accept the minimum if he wants to return.

--P Matt Turk signed during the season when rookie Brett Hartmann suffered a season-ending knee injury. Turk averaged 42.7 yards when pressed into emergency duty but isn't expected to be back unless they lose Hartmann or another punter again.

--RB Derrick Ward is a tremendous leader in the dressing room who has been invaluable in the development of Arian Foster and Ben Tate. The coaches would love to have him back, but it will have to be near the minimum.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS
None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--S Quintin Demps: Not tendered as RFA; $700,000/1 yr.

--LB Tim Dobbins: UFA; $700,000/1 yr.

--RB Arian Foster: Potential RFA; $43.5M/5 yrs, $12.5M SB/$10.25M base guarantees '12-'13.

--C Chris Myers: UFA; $25M/4 yrs, $8M SB/$14M guaranteed.

--LS Jon Weeks: Potential ERFA; $2.9M/4 years, $255,000 guaranteed.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--LB Bradie James: UFA Cowboys; $890,000/1 yr, $65,000 SB.

--P Donnie Jones: UFA Rams; $890,000/1 yr, $65,000 SB.

PLAYERS LOST

--CB Jason Allen: UFA Bengals $8.2M/2 yrs.

--OG Mike Brisiel: UFA Raiders; $20M/5 yrs.

--TE Joel Dreessen: UFA Broncos; $8.5M/3 yrs.

--QB Matt Leinart (released/failed physical).

--PK Neil Rackers: UFA Redskins; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--LB DeMeco Ryans (traded Eagles).

--FB Lawrence Vickers (released).

--LB Mario Williams: UFA Bills: $96M/6 yrs, $19M SB/$5.9M base guarantee 2012/$8M OB 2013/$6M base guaranteed injury 2013, becomes fully guaranteed second day of league year/$10.6M RB 2014 guaranteed injury/$24.9M guaranteed.

--OT Eric Winston (released/failed physical, ankle).

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