Free Agency in Full-Swing

There has been a lot of commotion in the last weak concerning NFL waives and signings. Some moves surprised me and I’m sure more will. Here’s my opinion on the deals that have been made, and my take on other things NFL.

The Baltimore Ravens acquired Anquan Boldin as well as Donte Stallworth last week.  A much needed addition to their passing game, since their best receiver has been the Derrick Mason the last few years.  Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Raven offense will flourish with the additions made.  The Baltimore run game no longer will be forced to be the focal point, and with the defense Baltimore has, this team should be one to recon with.

Aaron Kampman was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.  One of the better defensive ends in this league will be able to fill a gap on the Jacksonville defense.  With 40.5 sacks in the last four years, Kampman will be of great help to this defensive line that was ranked 19th last season.

Julius Peppers parted ways with Carolina last week as well.  The Chicago Bears added Peppers to a defense that hasn’t been what is usually seen in Chicago.  Peppers, who had 42 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions in 2009, will look to reek havoc in the Windy City.

After meeting with a couple teams, defensive-back Ryan Clark decided to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Why he would sign with the Dolphins after winning two rings with the Steelers I wouldn’t.

Dunta Robinson, who had his best year his rookie season, signed with the Atlanta Falcons.  Robinson had 64 tackles last season and also competed in all 16 games.  The two years previous he only played in 15.  The Falcons hope he plays as well as he did when he first started playing in the NFL.

Karlos Dansby will be wearing blue and orange this year in Miami.  Dansby had 109 tackles last season for the Cardinals and Miami hopes he can do the same for them.

Other Signs:

David Carr-San Francisco, Chad Pennington-Miami, Chester Taylor-Chicago, Arnaz Battle-Pittsburgh, Antwan Randle El-Pittsburgh, Nate Burleson-Detroit, Kassim Osgood-Jacksonville, Kyle Vanden Bosch-Detroit, Justin Bannan-Denver, Fred Robbins-St. Louis, Scott Fujita-Cleveland, Gary Brackett-Indianapolis and Antrel Rolle-New York Giants

There are many players that are still looking for a home, and here are some of them:

Jake Delhomme, Brian Westrbook, LaDainian Tomlinson, Thomas Jones, Justin Fargas, Larry Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Terrel Ownes, Torry Holt, Laveranues Coles, Ben Watson, Kevin Mawae, Bobbie Williams, Chester Pitts, Greg Ellis, Charles Grant, Jamal Williams, Keith Bulluck, Akin Ayodele, Joey Porter, Antonio Pierce, Phillip Buchanon, Lito Sheppard, Darren Sharper, Fred Smoot and Neil Rackers.

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2 thoughts on “Free Agency in Full-Swing

  1. What’s your take on the Carr signing? And will the niners sign Washington?

  2. I think the 49ers signed Carr and released Hill so Smith wouldn’t be distracted about whether or not Hill will be taking his job again. I also think that they signed Carr specifically to have two quarterbacks that were drafted number 1. Maybe their thought was if our number 1 doesn’t work, maybe this one will..

    As much as I would want to get a guy like Washington, someone to return kicks and carry some in our backfield, he is a restricted free agrent, and any contract we offer can be offered by the Jets. The Niners will most likely stay away from a bidding war.

    It looks like the next possible sign may be Anthony Becht, TE from Arizona.

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