By Darren Urban, TribuneMarch 11, 2006The Cardinals, getting off to a fast start in free agency, agreed to four-year contracts with former New York Giants defensive tackle Kendrick Clancy and former Houston guard Milford Brown on Saturday.The Cards are also hosting free agent running back Edgerrin James, although his visit will continue into Sunday. The team is pushing hard to get a deal done with James before he leaves town.Coach Dennis Green said he was “hopeful” the two sides could come to a deal. While the franchise and James are in the same ballpark in terms of money, Green said, “it’s a big ballpark.”“Out in outfield, there’s a lot of room between the centerfielder and the rightfielder,” Green said, continuing the anology. “You just hope you can close it.”They didn’t need much time to ink Clancy, whom New York had wanted to retain. But the Cards’ offer, worth $3.5 million in the first year and $8.1 million in total, was better than the Giants and the deal was done early in the day. Terms for Brown’s signing, which took place later in the afternoon, were not known.The Cardinals lost out on one key free-agent target Saturday when guard Kyle Kosier signed with Dallas.