Roundup: Eagles add versatile tight end Wilson to offense

Updated: March 26, 2008, 7:54 PM ET
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The Eagles added versatility on offense by reaching a three-year agreement with Chiefs tight end Kris Wilson.

Wilson, 26, has the ability to catch passes as a tight end, be a H-back or help out as a blocker at fullback. In going to the Eagles, he will have a chance to develop more of his pass-receiving skills. Terms of the three-year deal weren't available.

Wilson started 22 games over the past two seasons in Kansas City, but it was hard for him to be used for his receiving skills. Tony Gonzalez is one of the best tight ends in football and gets most of the receptions. In four years in Kansas City, Wilson caught only 42 passes.

His best season was 2007 when he caught 24 passes for 180 yards. Wilson went to J.P. McCaskey High in Lancaster, Pa.

Wilson was a second-round choice of the Chiefs in 2004.

-- John Clayton, ESPN.com

The Buffalo Bills re-signed defensive tackle Jason Jefferson, as well as cornerback Dustin Fox and receiver Scott Mayle.

Jefferson, who had been a restricted free agent, completed his third season with Buffalo, registering 20 tackles while appearing in a career-high 11 games.

Fox and Mayle were both exclusive-rights free agents and spent time on Buffalo's practice squad last season.

Fox appeared in five games with the Bills after being promoted from the practice squad. Mayle was inactive for Buffalo's season finale at Philadelphia after spending the first 16 weeks of the season on the practice squad.

-- The Associated Press

The Arizona Cardinals, now flush with cap room after submitting Larry Fitzgerald's $40 million contract, reached an agreement in principle with Steelers quarterback Brian St. Pierre.

The Cardinals plan to go into camp with Matt Leinart as the starter and Kurt Warner as the backup, but St. Pierre was acquired as an insurance policy. St. Pierre will be reunited with Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, who was his offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh.

St. Pierre, 28, agreed to a one-year deal, and planned to go to Phoenix on Monday and sign the contract.

St. Pierre was a fifth-round draft choice of the Steelers in 2003. He went to the Ravens in 2005 but he returned to the Steelers for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

In other moves, offensive lineman Elton Brown signed his qualifying offer, and the Cardinals re-signed four other players, including wide receiver Jerheme Urban and defensive tackle Joe Tafoya.

The team also re-signed wide receiver Ahmad Merritt and defensive end Bo Schobel.

Brown, a fourth-round draft pick by Arizona out of Virginia in 2005, appeared in nine games for the Cardinals last season, five as a starter at right tackle.

Urban appeared in 10 games in 2007 after being claimed off waivers from Dallas. He caught 22 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns.

Tafoya played in 13 games with a career-high seven starts last season. He had 21 tackles, also a career best, 14 of them solo, with two sacks.

Merritt spent all of last season on injured reserve after hurting an ankle in preseason. Schobel played in two games and had two tackles after signing as a free agent last November.

-- ESPN.com's John Clayton and The Associated Press

The Titans agreed to terms Wednesday with linebacker Josh Stamer, an unrestricted free agent from the Bills.

Stamer played in 70 games in five seasons in Buffalo. Last year, he played in all 16 games and ranked second on the team with 15 special teams tackles.

"Josh has been highly productive on special teams during his time with the Bills," Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said. "He's an experienced player that will add competition to our linebacking corps."

-- The Associated Press

Steelers long snapper Greg Warren, a restricted free agent, signed a $2.3 million, three-year contract that includes a $395,000 signing bonus.

Warren, Pittsburgh's long snapper since winning the job as an undrafted rookie in 2005, was given a tender offer of $927,000 before he worked out the multiyear contract.

-- The Associated Press

Linebacker Kris Griffin, a key player on special teams for Cleveland last season, signed a one-year contract with the Browns on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Griffin made 14 tackles on special teams last season despite missing the club's final four games with a knee injury. He was a restricted free agent.

Griffin joined the Browns last May after being waived by Kansas City. He began his pro career as an undrafted free agent. He played two seasons with the Chiefs, appearing in 24 games.

-- The Associated Press