Sources: Whitehurst to Seahawks

Updated: March 18, 2010, 1:27 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The San Diego Chargers will trade third-string quarterback Charlie Whitehurst to the Seattle Seahawks for future draft picks, according to multiple sources.

The teams will swap second-round draft picks and the Seahawks will give up a third-round pick in 2011. The Seahawks have the 40th choice in the draft and the Chargers had the 60th.

When the deal is complete, the Seahawks plan to sign Whitehurst to a two-year contract worth $8 million with an additional $2 million in incentives, another source said.

Whitehurst, a restricted free agent with third-round compensation, has had only four snaps in the NFL and has not thrown a pass in a regular season game. He signed his one-year restricted tender Wednesday after deciding he preferred to go to Seattle instead of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Chargers have three third-round choices in 2011. They acquired the third-round pick of the Jets in 2011 in exchange for cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

-- John Clayton, ESPN senior writer

SOURCES: PARKER TO VISIT RAMS
Pittsburgh Steelers free agent running back Willie Parker is scheduled to visit the St. Louis Rams on Thursday and Friday, according to an league sources. Parker already has visited with the Washington Redskins.

-- ESPN Insider Adam Schefter

KENNEDY WILL RETURN TO VIKINGS
Jimmy Kennedy will return to the Minnesota Vikings next season.

The Vikings announce that they have agreed to terms to bring the reserve defensive tackle back for a third season with the team.

Kennedy was the 12th overall draft choice by St. Louis in 2003 and bounced around to Chicago and Jacksonville before finding a home in Minnesota. He has emerged as a valued backup to aging starter Pat Williams.

He started one game in 2009 and had a career-best nine tackles in that game. Kennedy tied his career high with three sacks last season.

The unrestricted free agent also visited the Buffalo Bills this offseason.

-- The Associated Press

JONES AGREES WITH BUCS
Free agent safety Sean Jones has agreed to a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The team announced the deal Wednesday.

Jones played for Philadelphia last season after spending the first five years of his career with the Cleveland Browns. He started nine games with the Eagles, finishing with 72 tackles, one sack and two interceptions.

Jones was a second-round draft pick of the Browns in 2004. He has been a full-time starter since 2006, and his 16 interceptions the past four seasons are tied for fourth among safeties.

-- The Associated Press

REPORT: FREE AGENT K FEELY TO VISIT CARDINALS
Free agent kicker Jay Feely is scheduled to visit the Arizona Cardinals this weekend, Foxsports.com reported.

Feely, 33, played last season with the New York Jets. He made 30 of 36 field goals during the regular season and all 32 of his extra-point attempts.

-- ESPN.com news services

SEAHAWKS SIGN MCCOY TO ONE-YEAR DEAL
The Seattle Seahawks signed former Tampa Bay linebacker Matt McCoy to a $630,000, one-year contract on Wednesday, adding depth to their defense and special teams.

McCoy's agent, Orlando Castano Jr., confirmed the contract's amount to The Associated Press.

The deal includes an undisclosed signing bonus.

The 27-year-old second-round pick of Philadelphia in 2005 played in 12 games, including two starts, last season. It was his second with the Buccaneers. He finished the 2007 season with New Orleans.

The former San Diego State Aztec has made 97 tackles and forced three fumbles in 47 NFL games, 12 of them starts. He has made another 50 tackles on special teams.

It was the third move in three days on Seattle's defense. The Seahawks re-signed pass rusher Darryl Tapp on Monday. Then on Tuesday they traded Tapp to the Eagles for defensive end Chris Clemons and the Eagles' fourth-round choice in next month's draft.

In other moves, the Seahawks signed former Redskins free agent running back Quinton Ganther, said his agent David Canter said.

-- ESPN.com news services

TITANS TO SIGN BABIN TO OFFER SHEET
The Tennessee Titans have signed defensive end Jason Babin to an offer sheet.

Under a special clause the Eagles put into Babin's contract, they have one week to match the offer. Without the clause, Babin would be an unrestricted free agent because of his six years of NFL service.

Babin, a first-round draft pick in 2004 out of Western Michigan, has played for Houston, Seattle, Kansas City and Philadelphia. Last season he played in 12 games and had 20 tackles and 2 sacks for the Eagles.

-- Associated Press

SOURCES: SCOTT RE-SIGNS WITH CHARGERS
The San Diego Chargers have re-signed defensive tackle Ian Scott to a one-year deal with incentives, league sources said.

-- ESPN Insider Adam Schefter

49ERS SIGN FREE AGENT PAYMAH
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent cornerback Karl Paymah to a one-year deal.

Paymah, a third-round draft pick by Denver out of Washington State in 2005, is set to enter his sixth NFL season after largely playing on special teams so far. He has started seven of his 72 NFL games, recording 67 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

The 27-year-old Paymah spent his first four seasons with the Broncos before signing with Minnesota in 2009.

-- The Associated Press