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Offseason moves of note -- Tracking 'em as they happen

Posted by Ladd Biro  March 15, 2012 04:12 AM

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It's a long offseason, Fools. But at least the teams and players are tossing us a bone and moving around, giving us something to ponder while we await the 2012 season.

Once again, the Fantasy Fools will keep a running tab of all the moves of note among offensive playmakers until Opening Weekend. We won't report the rumors, or the players that re-sign with their current teams. Just the confirmed trades and free agent signings.

Here are the moves as of March 14...


QBs
Peyton Manning -- Set loose by the Colts. Playing the field.
Kyle Orton, Cowboys -- Former Bronco gives Dallas a legit backup for Romo.
Jason Campbell, Bears -- Raiders' free agent signs with Chicago to backup Cutler.
Chad Henne, Jags -- Heads north from Miami to mess with Blaine Gabbert's head.

RBs
Peyton Hillis, Chiefs -- Will try to rebound in Kansas City after a miserable year in Cleveland.
Le'Ron McClain, Chargers -- Former Chief and Raven heads to San Diego to add another TD poacher to the mix.

WRs
Brandon Marshall, Bears -- Traded by the Dolphins to the Bears, to be reunited with Jay Cutler -- assuming he can stay out of trouble.
Vincent Jackson, Bucs -- Left Chargers for a mongo 5-year contract with Tampa Bay.
Laurent Robinson, Jaguars -- Cashed in on his unexpected success in Dallas with a big deal from Jacksonville.
Pierre Garcon, Redskins -- Left Indy for Washington. Will instantly become RG3's top receiver.
Robert Meachem, Chargers -- Left Saints for a 4-year deal with San Diego.
Josh Morgan, Redskins -- Former disappointing 49er will now disappoint as a Redskin.

TEs
Kevin Boss -- Released by the Raiders.
Martellus Bennett, Giants -- Underachieving Cowboy takes his big mouth and 2 catches-per-game to New York.


Originally published on the blog Fantasy Fools.

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Ladd Biro was named 2010 "Football Writer of the Year" by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Ladd's nationally syndicated columns have appeared in more than 20 publications -- including the Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Sun-Times and Sporting News magazine -- since 2003. During the NFL season, he can be heard nationwide on Sporting News Radio as host of the weekly "Fantasy Files" program, dispensing his unique blend of wit and wisdom. Since 2009, all his written fantasy content can be found on the Fantasy Fools blog.

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