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FRANCHISE PLAYER
FS Tyvon Branch (tendered at $6.212 million).

TRANSITION PLAYER
None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--LB Darryl Blackstock was a backup middle linebacker brought aboard because of his familiarity with defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan, who is no longer on staff.

--QB Kyle Boller flamed out in his only start before Carson Palmer was acquired and is not a fit for offensive coordinator Greg Knapp's offense.

--LB Quentin Groves, replaced by Aaron Curry early in the season, threw himself into special teams work and is hoping to return.

--OT Stephon Heyer was a reserve at tackle and guard at a high salary, would have to take less and fit in to a zone blocking scheme.

--WR T.J. Housmandzadeh was brought aboard by Hue Jackson, looked a step slow and likely isn't in the plans of the new regime.

--DE Jarvis Moss was injury prone last season and was a favorite of the late owner Al Davis, meaning he could be looking for work.

--CB Lito Sheppard was signed early in the season and immediately moved ahead of rookies Chimdi Chekwa and DeMarcus Van Dyke, but struggled at the end of the season.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

--SS Jerome Boyd (not tendered as ERFA) is a special teams performer who struggles in coverage and has been working out at the team facility, hoping to be part of the new regime.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--DT Desmond Bryant (tendered at $1.927M with second-round pick as compensation) is a promising, versatile lineman who can play inside, outside and might be the strongest on the team at the point of attack.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS

--FB Marcel Reece is one of the most versatile players at his position in the NFL and is unlikely to get a chance to play anywhere else.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--OT Khalif Barnes: UFA; $2M/1 yr.

--DE Mason Brodine: ERFA; terms unknown.

--OG Cooper Carlisle: FA; (had been released by Raiders); 1 yr, terms unknown).

--S Matt Giordano: UFA; terms unknown.

--CB Bryan McCann: ERFA; terms unknown.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--CB Ron Bartell: FA Rams; $3M/1 yr.

--QB Rhett Bomar: FA; terms unknown.

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

--RB Mike Goodson (trade Panthers).

--CB Pat Lee: UFA Packers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--CB Shawntae Spencer: FA 49ers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--DE Dave Tollefson: UFA Giants; $2.4M/2 yrs, $1.25M guaranteed.

--CB Brandon Underwood: FA; terms unknown.

--LB Philip Wheeler: UFA Colts; 1 yr, terms unknown.

PLAYERS LOST

--TE Kevin Boss (released/post-June 1 designation).

--RB Michael Bush: UFA Bears; $14M/4 yrs, $7M guaranteed.

--G/T Bruce Campbell (traded Raiders).

--QB Jason Campbell: UFA Bears; $3.5M/1 yr, $2M SB.

--RB Rock Cartwright: UFA 49ers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--S Hiram Eugene (released (failed physical).

--DT John Henderson (released/failed physical).

--CB Chris Johnson (released).

--RB James McCluskey (released).

--CB Stanford Routt (released)

--C Samson Satele: UFA Colts; $10.8/3 yrs, $5M guaranteed.

--WR Chaz Schilens: UFA Jets; $765,000/1 yr, $500,000 guaranteed.

--DL Trevor Scott: UFA Patriots; $1.150M/1 yr, $250,000 SB.

--LB Kamerion Wimbley (released).

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