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Steinbach signs with the Browns, Wilkins with the Falcons, Watson back with Bengals

UPDATE: Saturday (8:40 am)

  • The Bengals re-signed Kenny Watson to a three year deal.
  • Eric Steinbach signed the richest contract (seven-year, $49.5 million) for a guard in NFL history with the Browns.
  • Marcus Wilkins signed a three-year $3.5 million deal with the Falcons.
  • Anthony Wright will visit the Broncos next week.
  • Reggie Kelly visited the Falcons.
  • Shaun Smith is meeting with the Browns.

A note from Hobson's latest about Porter:

Just cut by the Steelers for money reasons, Porter, who turns 30 later this month and apparently fired up about the prospect of playing for head coach Marvin Lewis, is interested in joining a team that will play Pittsburgh twice a year.

Bengals lose two, keep one [Enquirer]

UPDATE (4:40 pm)

Notes from Hobson's latest.

  • Joey Porter's agent said, in Hobson's latest, that it would take a "significant deal" to get Porter signed.
  • Steinbach is looking in the $7 million range but would have taken $5.2 per with the Bengals.

In Mark Curnutte's latest, he updates the Bengals free agents that the team could realistically sign back.

"Nothing's happening," Bruce Tollner, (Kevin) Kaesviharn's agent, said Thursday...

On Tony Stewart.

Nothing's warm and fuzzy," said Jerrold Colton, Stewart's agent.

Marcus Wilkins?

"The proposal we got does not meet our goals," Mersel said. "We have some free-agent visits planned. Marcus likes the organization, but we don't want to get too specific now."

Kelley Washington is visiting with the Miami Dolphins Friday.

Eric Steinbach is visiting the Browns today. Seattle and Tampa Bay are also interested.