Free Agency Thread

Update #12: Chad Henne signs a 2 year deal with the Jaguars. I predict him to be starting before week 6. 

Update #11: The Cardinals have signed OG/OT Adam Snyder to a five year deal and the Patriots have signed DT Jonathan Fanene to a 3 year deal. He is a good rotational player so as long as they did not over pay him, it would be a good signing

Update #10: Leron McClain has signed a 3 year deal with the Chargers. Sounds like Mike Tolbert will be moving on. 

Update #9: Peyton Hillis signs with the Chiefs. No terms released but pairing him with Charles seems like a great move. According to Adam Schefter, it is a one year $3 million deal. In news related to the draft, I just can’t see a way where the Browns don’t take Trent Richardson. Can’t go into the 2012-2013 season with the team they have. 

Update #8 – Laurent Robinson signs a 5 year 32.5 million dollar deal. That is just utter insanity. WRs are getting paid today. Jags still need a #1 WR as Robinson is not that

Update #7 – Paul Soliai, the top NT in free agency, resigns with the Dolphins. Terms not released but this is a good move for the Dolphins no matter what they paid him. 

Update #6: DeSean Jackson resigns with the Eagles for 5 years and $51 million. Also, the first couple updates have been moved below the jump

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Why David DeCastro will fall out of the top 12

I have been wondering a lot about David Decastro’s draft stock so I did some research. Here is when the first guard was taken in the draft since 2000

2011 – 23rd
2010 – 17th
2009 – 51st
2008 – 39th
2007 – 29th
2006 – 23rd
2005 – 32nd
2004 – 46th
2003 – 33nd
2002 – 30th (that was us, Simmons)
2001 – 17th (Hutchinson, now a FA)
2000 – 37th

After the jump see some analysis of this

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Trades and early Free Agent Signings

As you all know, free agency plays a huge role in the draft strategy of certain teams. Here are today’s moves so far

  • Miami trades Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears for 2 3rd round picks (one in the future). This trade is a huge win for Chicago as they fill their biggest need in landing a #1 WR. 
  • Perrish Cox, Randy Moss and Tavares Gooden sign with San Francisco. The 49ers made three moves in the past 24 hours to add depth to their team. Cox is a good nickel corner while Moss gives them a deep threat and Gooden gives them depth at the OLB position. 
  • Marques Colston resigns with the Saints. The Saints had to make this move to convince Drew Brees to sign a long term extension. 

That is all that has happened so far. I will continue to update this stuff as it happens