Montrae Holland (6-foot-2, 322 pounds) is entering his fifth NFL season and joins the Broncos after spending his first four professional seasons with New Orleans. Holland, who has played 52 career regular-season games (30 starts), was selected by the Saints in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft from Florida State University.
The Cowboys have another mentor for Tony Romo. Former Nole Brad Johnson, who turns 39 in September, signed a three-year contract with the Cowboys worth $7.5 million Monday, giving the Cowboys some protection should something happen to Romo.
Nearly five years after Panthers coach John Fox and his staff decided Chris Weinke was no longer their starting quarterback, they decided he no longer is their backup.
Weinke, the 2000 Heisman Trophy winner and a rookie starter in the Panthers' 1-15 2001 season, was released Tuesday, triggering what likely is to be a search for a quarterback with experience to serve as the top backup to Jake Delhomme. Former Oakland quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo is expected to visit with the team in the coming days.
Former FSU star and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward is one of four finalists for the 2007 Coach Wooden Keys to Life Award.
The award will be presented on March 31 in Atlanta at the Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast. It is annual event hosted by Athletes in Action and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, in partnership with Upward Unlimited, during the NCAA Final Four weekend.