Reggie Bush, other NFL players, on the move Thursday
Reggie Bush is traded from the Saints to the Dolphins. Chad Ochocinco joins Reggie Bush in changing NFL teams on Thursday.
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Day 3 of the compressed, post-lockout offseason was wild, and there promised to be more fun to come.
NFL clubs made a move a minute Thursday, with everything from contract agreements to trades to cuts, that teams were finally allowed to start announcing at 4:01 p.m. EDT. Among the released players were Young by the Titans, Nate Clements by the 49ers, and Jake Delhomme by the Browns.
In the first dramatic example of how the new labor deal's rookie salary system will affect elite players, No. 2 overall draft pick Von Miller got $21 million guaranteed over four years from the Denver Broncos. The No. 2 pick in 2010, Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, signed a five-year deal worth $40 million guaranteed and as much as $68 million overall.
Broncos football chief John Elway tweeted, "We have agreed to terms with our 1st round pick, LB Von Miller. Can't wait to get him on the field."
The man widely regarded as the best available player in free agency, Nnamdi Asomugha, hasn't picked a team yet. But Joseph, another top cornerback, agreed to terms with the Houston Texans, according to a person with knowledge of the deal, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the signing hadn't been announced.
Bill Belichick has had success reining in outspoken, do-it-my-way players such as receiver Randy Moss. Now New England's coach gets two more guys who fit that description in defensive tackle Haynesworth and receiver Ochocinco.
All the Patriots gave up for Haynesworth was a 2013 fifth-round pick. By shipping the defensive tackle to New England, the Washington Redskins rid themselves of a two-year distraction and fiasco of a free-agent signing — Haynesworth was guaranteed a then-record $41 million in the seven-year, $100 million contract he got in the early hours of free agency in 2009. On the same day, he infamously declared: "You're not going to remember Albert Haynesworth as a bust."