He should be a good fit for new coordinator Mike Martz's offense, and new coach Rod Marinelli will appreciate the quarterback's competitiveness. Kitna threw 26 touchdowns for the Bengals in 2003 before losing his job to Carson Palmer. There is talent on this offense, and Kitna could put up big numbers.
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Green Bay signed Woodson to a seven-year, $52 million deal, hoping the ninth-year veteran can stay healthy and be the shut-down corner he was earlier in his career. At least Woodson's presence will help get oft-burned cornerback Ahmad Carroll off the field. Plus, Woodson was promised the opportunity to contribute on offense.
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Minnesota signed the best guard in the NFL to an unprecedented seven-year, $49 million deal. They hope the former Seahawk will help instantly upgrade their running game. Critics say the Vikings spent too much for an interior lineman, but the Vikes had the salary-cap space and Hutchinson is very consistent.
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The Bears appear to be committed to Rex Grossman as their No. 1 guy, but Griese will likely get a shot before long because of Grossman's persistent injury problems. Griese had excellent individual years with the Broncos and the Bucs, but overall his career has been marked by inconsistency. Fortunately for him, Chicago's offense is similar to the ones he led in Denver and Tampa Bay.
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He'll start on the weakside, and the Packers are hoping his intensity will rub off on the rest of the team. Opponents have to focus on defensive ends Aaron Kampman and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, which should free up Hawk to make plays.
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Ricky Manning Jr.
After Panthers receiver Steve Smith had his way with Chicago in last year's playoffs, the Bears vowed to upgrade their secondary. They probably overpaid for Manning, but the former Panther has a knack for making big plays. And with multiple-receiver sets being the norm in today's NFL, he'll see plenty of action at nickelback.
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There were rumblings that the Vikings would pursue Shaun Alexander, but they opted for Taylor, who has never been a full-time starter. Taylor averaged 4.3 yards per carry in his four years with the Ravens and has the quickness and strength to amass major yards.
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New coach Rod Marinelli is trying to transform the Lions into a much tougher team, and Sims is exactly the kind of player he likes. Often compared to Derrick Brooks, Sims has outstanding speed and should help Detroit improve immediately from its No. 24 rushing defense of a year ago.
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Forget contributing to the defense; Hester has little experience at cornerback and the Bears have depth here. But he could make a difference in the return game. A track star at Miami, the speedster returned four punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns in college. After last year's return nightmares, the Bears would love to have a real threat on special teams.
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The Vikings haven't used a traditional fullback in years, but Richardson is a key component for new coach Brad Childress' offense. Richardson was a huge part of Priest Holmes' success in Kansas City and could help tailback Chester Taylor become a star.
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