Jets fan offers to sell Brien

New York Jets: Talk about a kick in the pants.

A Jets fan upset by the team's playoff loss to the Steelers put kicker Doug Brien on eBay, where bidding reached $99,999,999 before the auction was removed from the site, according to the New York Daily News.

Neil Drake offered to throw in offensive coordinator Paul Hackett for free.

"We don't want him, so let's see if someone else will take him," the 20-year-old community college student told the Daily News.

The online auction service has a policy against listing people for sale.

Cincinnati Bengals: Chuck Bresnahan was promoted to defensive coordinator by the Bengals.

Bresnahan, a Bengals' assistant last season, replaces Leslie Frazier, who was fired two weeks ago by coach Marvin Lewis. Bresnahan was the defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders' division-winning teams from 2000-2002.

Frazier spent two seasons with the Bengals, and his unit struggled against the run. The defense ranked 28th overall in 2003, and was 19th this season, but 26th against the run in an 8-8 season.

"I'm enthused about the future of our defense, and about the experience that Chuck brings us," Lewis said. "I have great confidence in his ability to oversee the development of a unit that has shown us a lot of potential."

Bresnahan was an assistant with Cleveland and Indianapolis before moving to Oakland. With the Raiders, his 2002 defense ranked second in the AFC in points allowed and third in the NFL against the run.

Houston Texans: The team signed 14 free agents, including 2004 seventh-round draft pick Sloan Thomas.

The other players signing contracts with Houston are: linebacker Tim Cheatwood, defensive end Jason Davis, linebacker Anthony Dunn, linebacker Tyreo Harrison, offensive tackle Casey Knutson, running back Adam Matthews, linebacker David Moretti, receiver Nick Narcisse, quarterback Preston Parsons, punter Cody Scates, kicker Chris Snyder, receiver Allen Suber, safety David Young.

Thomas, a receiver from Texas, was cut by Houston on Sept. 5 and then re-signed to the team's practice squad a day later.

Cheatwood played with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the CFL,
leading the league with 14 sacks this season.

Dallas Cowboys: Linebacker Kevin DeRonde, who was with the Cowboys for training camp in 2002 and '03, was signed by the club.

The 6-foot-5, 259-pound DeRonde has played in NFL Europe the last two seasons. In 2003, he started all 10 games for Barcelona, recording a team-leading four sacks, 24 tackles and one forced fumble.

He's the second free agent Dallas has signed this offseason. The first was receiver Zuriel Smith, who was with the team in 2003 and was cut at the end of '04 training camp.

Denver Broncos: Defensive end Chukie Nwokorie was signed to a future contract by the Broncos. He will join the team roster at the end of the season in February.

Nwokorie has played in 36 NFL games with Indianapolis and Green Bay since he joined Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent in 1999.

He was out of football for the 2004 season after Green Bay waived him Sept. 5.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.