Entries in One-Year Contract (23)


Charles Woodson Returns to Raiders

Jeff Gross/Getty Images(ALAMEDA, Calif.) -- Charles Woodson is back in silver and black.

The 36-year-old defensive back signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, reuniting Woodson with the team that drafted him.

The contract is worth a maximum of $4.3 million, and includes a $700,000 signing bonus.

Woodson played his first eight NFL seasons in Oakland, but played the last seven seasons for the Green Bay Packers. While in Green Bay, Woodson won the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year and a Super Bowl. He was cut in February, after a season where he missed nine games because of a broken right collarbone.

Woodson, an eight-time Pro Bowler, has 921 tackles, 17 sacks, 29 forced fumbles, 55 interceptions, 11 touchdowns and 182 passes defended in 206 NFL games.

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LB Dansby Signs with Cardinals

J. Meric/Getty Images(TEMPE, Ari.) -- Linebacker Karlos Dansby is returning to where his NFL career began.

Dansby, who was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 33rd pick of the 2004 NFL Draft, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cardinals.
Dansby left Arizona after the 2009 season and signed with the Miami Dolphins. Last season Dansby had a career-high 134 tackles but was released after the season.

The 31-year-old Dansby said he talked too many teams about signing, but ultimately Arizona was the right place for him.

“Team Dansby is here,” he said, “my nutritionist, my trainer is here, stretch people. It was a no-brainer for me, I was just waiting on the right time, the right situation. Once I got the call, it was ‘Let’s make something happen, this is where I want to be.’ ”

Dansby played six seasons for the Cardinals. During that time he compiled 444 tackles, 25.5 sacks and 10 interceptions while starting 82 games.

Dansby was also part of the the Cardinals team that played in Super Bowl XLIII.

"He has played in this system, so we know what he can do," Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said. "He had a great season last year and there's no reason to believe there will be a drop off. It just adds great depth, but also a great leadership presence he's always had, which is the type of player we want here."

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Jim Leonhard Agrees to Deal with Saints

Dustin Bradford/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The New Orleans Saints agreed to a one-year contract with safety Jim Leonhard, the team announced Monday.

Leonhard, 30, played in 17 games (includes postseason) last season for the Denver Broncos, recording 20 tackles, two interceptions and three passes defended.

"I got the okay from my agent," Leonhard tweeted. "New year, new opportunity. We are glad to be joining the New Orleans Saints."

The 5-foot-8 Leonhard has played for the Bills, Ravens, Jets and Broncos throughout his eight season NFL career. During that time he has accumulated 344 tackles, eight interceptions, 3.5 sacks and 27 passes defended.

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Chase Headley Agrees to One-Year Contract With Padres

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- Third baseman Chase Headley agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million contract with the San Diego Padres Wednesday, avoiding salary arbitration.

Headley will make $5.1 million more than he did last season.

"The process of arbitration is never that easy, and in this case, it's a good raise," Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said. "We're happy it's done. Chase earned his salary."

Headley had a breakout season last year. He hit .286 with a career-high 31 homers and he led the National League with 115 RBIs. Headley also won a Silver Slugger award and a gold glove, while finishing fifth in the NL MVP voting.

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Sharks Sign Veteran Scott Gomez

Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The San Jose Sharks signed center Scott Gomez to a one-year contract Wednesday.

The deal is reportedly worth $700,000.

Gomez played the last three seasons for the Montreal Canadians, but was bought out of his contract last week making him an unrestricted free agent.

Montreal will still pay the two-time All-Star $5.5 million (pro-rated) this season and two-thirds of his $4.5 million he's owed next season.

The 33-year-old Gomez has scored 169 goals and dished out 517 assists during a 12-year career spent with the Devils, Rangers and Canadiens.

Gomez was a member of two Stanley Cup winning squads in New Jersey.

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ESPN: Pierzynski Agrees to One-Year Contract with Rangers

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ARLINGTON) -- Catcher A.J. Pierzynski agreed to a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, according to sources of ESPN.

Pierzynski can help take the place of former catcher Mike Napoli, who left for the Boston Red Sox this off-season.

Pierzynki, who turns 30 on Dec. 30, played the last eight seasons for the Chicago White Sox. He hit a career best 27 home runs last season.

The two-time All-Star has a career .284 batting average to go with 155 home runs and 755 RBIs, in 15 seasons with the White Sox, Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants.

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Marlins Sign Placido Polanco to One-Year Deal

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Miami Marlins signed infielder Placido Polanco to a one-year, $2.75 million contract Thursday.

The 37-year-old two-time All-Star can also earn an additional $125,000 in incentives if he appears in 100 games, and another $125,000 if he appears in 120 games.

Polanco hit .257 in 303 at-bats last season for the Philadelphia Phillies. He missed 72 games with various knee, ankle and back injuries.

The three-time Gold Glove winner has a career .299 average over 15 seasons with the Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers.

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ESPN: Rivera Agrees to Terms with Yankees

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --- The New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year $10 million contract, plus incentives, with closer Mariano Rivera, according to sources who spoke to ESPN.

The 43-year-old Rivera played in only nine games in 2012, and had season-ending knee surgery in June.

Rivera, baseball's all-time saves leader, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in May while shagging fly balls during batting practice in Kansas City. He had been debating if he should come back but notified the team earlier in November that he wanted to return.

Rivera has a lifetime 2.21 ERA, with 608 saves and a 1.00 WHIP during his 18-year career with the Yankees.

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Celtics Add Barbosa to Backcourt

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Celtics signed guard Leandro Barbosa to a one-year deal Wednesday,according to a league source.

The 6-foot-3 Brazilian has averaged 12.5 points, 2.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game during his nine seasons in the NBA.

Barbosa has been brought in a day after the C's released guards Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith. He will join the Celtics' backcourt that includes Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley.

Last season Barbosa played for the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors, playing in 64 games and averaging 11.1 points per game.

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Visanthe Shiancoe Signs with Patriots

National Football League(NEW YORK) -- Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe has agreed to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The 32-year-old has played nine NFL seasons between the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings.

He played 16 games last season, hauling in 36 catches and three touchdowns.

He joins a talented group of Patriots tight ends that includes Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

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