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Matt Hasselbeck leaves Seattle Seahawks for Tennessee Titans; Donovan McNabb leaves Washington Redskins for Minnesota Vikings

Longtime Seahawks starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is leaving for the Titans, the Vikings have reportedly acquired Donovan McNabb from the Redskins in exchange for a sixth-round pick, and talks involving other sought-after quarterbacks continued Wednesday.

The Broncos are shopping Kyle Orton (the Dolphins are interested) and the Eagles appeared close to trading Kevin Kolb, who wants to start, for Cardinals cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick.

Former FSU quarterback Christian Ponder, the Vikings' first-round pick, tweeted that he was excited about adding McNabb, 34, and expected to learn from him, but Ponder wasn't ceding the starting job.

Hasselbeck, 35, spent the past 10 seasons with Seattle, winning the 2005 NFC title.

The Titans drafted quarterback Jake Locker eighth overall but needed a veteran after Kerry Collins retired; they plan to trade or release Vince Young.

Orton apparently feels Tim Tebow will start in Denver and wants to leave.

WANTING BURRESS: The Giants and Steelers are the frontrunners to sign receiver Plaxico Burress, who has played for both teams, ESPN.com reported.

BENGALS: Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who knows the team's new offensive system, agreed to terms and will help develop rookie Andy Dalton. Gradkowski was with the Bucs from 2008-09 with Jay Gruden, the Bengals' new offensive coordinator.

BROWNS: Quarterback Jake Delhomme, 36, who played little last season as he helped Colt McCoy develop into the starter, is expected to be released today.

FALCONS: Linebacker Stephen Nicholas, a former USF standout, reportedly re-signed for five years, $17.5 million. FSU center Ryan McMahon and FAMU running back Philip Sylvester signed as undrafted free agents.

49ERS: Former Florida defensive lineman Ray McDonald reportedly reached a five-year deal to remain and will compete to start. Also, quarterback Alex Smith is expected to sign a one-year deal, and seventh-round pick Bruce Miller — a defensive end at UCF who worked out for teams at fullback — signed.

GIANTS: Coach Tom Coughlin, who turns 65 next month, received an extension through 2012. He's entering his eighth season.

JAGUARS: Former Gator defensive end Derrick Harvey had a noticeable arrival as camp opened, driving through the parking lot gate and breaking it. Also, the team agreed to a six-year, $45 million deal with free agent linebacker Paul Posluszny.

JETS: Receiver Santonio Holmes, a top free agent and the team's No. 1 priority, agreed to a five-year, $50-million deal to stay. Next, the club will pursue Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Also, a judge spared receiver Braylon Edwards jail time, extending his Ohio probation by one year for violating terms by driving drunk in New York.

PANTHERS: The team agreed to terms with seven free agents, including kicker Olindo Mare, signaling the end for John Kasay, the last link to the 1995 expansion team. Kasay, 41, is eighth all-time in the NFL with 1,823 points. Mare, 38, has a stronger leg. Also, running back DeAngelo Williams, the franchise's all-time leading rusher, reportedly agreed to a five-year deal.

REDSKINS: Four receivers at least 30 years old agreed to deals in a 24-hour span: Brandon Stokley, 35; Donte' Stallworth, 30; Santana Moss, 32; and former Gator Jabar Gaffney, 30. Also, defensive tackle Barry Cofield left the Giants and agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract, giving Washington an opportunity to get rid of Albert Haynesworth.

SEAHAWKS: Receiver Sidney Rice is leaving the Vikings, reportedly agreeing to a five-year deal.

STEELERS: Left tackle and former Gator Max Starks, who injured his neck in Game 8 and missed the rest of last season, was released, FoxSports.com reported.

Matt Hasselbeck leaves Seattle Seahawks for Tennessee Titans; Donovan McNabb leaves Washington Redskins for Minnesota Vikings 07/27/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 28, 2011 9:47am]
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