Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/14/12
MONDAY Bucs score All-Pro Nicks The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed All-Pro guard Carl Nicks and cornerback Eric Wright to five-year contracts. Nicks was one of the key blockers for Drew Brees on the Saints' record-setting offense. He's considered one of the best pass blockers in the NFL. He made the Pro Bowl the last two seasons. Wright, a five-year veteran, was with the Lions last season after spending four years in Cleveland. He had 73 tackles, four interception and 16 passes defensed in starting all 16 games in 2011. The Bucs announced the signings Wednesday, one day after they landed wide receiver Vincent Jackson on the first day of free agency. Full story -- AP Weems to Bears The Chicago Bears are signing Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl alternate free agent wide receiver and special-teams ace Eric Weems to a three-year contract, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Weems, 26, caught 11 passes for 90 yards last season. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder is a strong special-teams contributor in kick coverage and as a return specialist. Last season, Weems returned 24 kicks for 563 yards and 32 punts for 315 yards and recorded 12 tackles on special teams. The former Bethune-Cookman standout was selected as a first-team alternate for the Pro bowl as a special teams player. -- Scout.com Eagles sign Cole to extension The Philadelphia Eagles have signed two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Trent Cole to a four-year contract extension, the team announced. --Scout.com Full story Bucs add free-agent corner Wright The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have landed Detroit Lions free agent cornerback Eric Wright, signing him to a five-year contract. Wright intercepted four passes last season, also registering 74 tackles for the Lions. --Scout.com Full story Report: Peyton's list down to two teams Peyton Manning appears to have entered the home stretch of his search for a new landing spot. The four-time MVP quarterback will meet with Titans owner Bud Adams, coach Mike Munchak and several other club officials Wednesday at an undisclosed location amid reports he has narrowed his choices to the Broncos and Tennessee. --NewsCore Full story Jags re-signing DE Mincey The Jacksonville Jaguars are re-signing veteran defensive end Jeremy Mincey to a four-year, $27.2 million maximum-value contract that includes $9 million in guaranteed money, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. --Scout.com Full story Chargers sign WR Meachem The San Diego Chargers have signed former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem to a four-year deal, the team announced. --Scout.com Full story
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