Nfl free agents

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Which do you think stick out and should be getting fat salaries????

anybody have thoughts on what teams could possibly retain,franchise or release players....let's talk about it otherwise I'll go crazy playing madden and STILL losing with the lions (although calvin is a probowler in my 2nd real season)



I think albert haynesworth is gonna get the fattest pay day whether he signs with the titans or another team. I think the titans could retain him but I really hope he makes the jump over to the lions with jimmy schwartz on board.
 

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I'll be interested to see what happens with Nnamdi Asomugha of the Raiders. He has said that he'd rather not play for Oakland, and unless they do something before March 1st, he'll become an unrestricted free agent. Al Davis and the front office have a few options....


1. They could try to sign him to a long-term deal. Very unlikely.

2. They could franchise tag him and have him play at least one more year in Oakland. This is what they did last season.

3. Franchise tag him and trade him to another team; like what New England might have planned for Matt Cassel.

4. They could just let him walk away in free agency (this is very unlikely and would be extremely stupid, though this is the Raiders and Al Davis we're dealing with).

5. Or they could place a non-exclusive tag on him and let him shop himself around. This seems to be the most likely scenario. If Asomugha were to then sign with another team, Oakland would have a few options. One, they could match the offer. Two, they could negotiate a trade. Or three, they could accept two first round picks as compensation.


I'm hoping the Texans can somehow land this guy. He's probably the best cornerback in the game today, and defense is Houston's number one priority, especially the secondary. At 6-2, 210 pounds, he can cover the big receivers of the league. I had to watch him completely shut down Andre Johnson late in the season. And he's only 27 years old, so he's still a young guy. To give you an idea of how good he really is, quarterbacks only threw at him 27 times this past season, completing just 8 of them. The bad news is, it'll take a huge contract to get him...but hey, it's not my money! He might get the biggest contract of any defensive free agent, and that's including Albert Haynesworth. But if Houston can somehow acquire Asomugha - AND retain Dunta Robinson, who's also an unrestricted free agent - they'd easily have the best cornerback tandem in the league.

He sure would look nice in a Texans uniform!

 
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Since the Cardinals appeared in the Super Bowl now and I know Kurt Warner is a free agents. Kurt Warner hasn't decided to resign or retiree, but he has said he wants to retiree with the Cardinals. But Anquan Boldin will be greedy and want more money soon, so he'll probably wanted to be traded to another team sometime down the road?
 
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The Pats have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Matt Cassel. I would think New England is either going to trade him away or accept two first round picks as compensation if he signs a contract elsewhere. I can't imagine them keeping both Brady and Cassel. Combined, they'd tie up about 25% of New England's salary cap.

A lot of teams need a QB...just about the entire NFC North, Kansas City, the Jets, just to name a few. Brady going down last season was the best thing that ever happened to Cassel...it made him a very rich man.
 

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Since the Cardinals appeared in the Super Bowl now and I know Kurt Warner and Anquan Boldin are free agents.

Actually, Boldin isn't a free agent at all. I believe he just signed a 4-year deal before last season, so he still has 3 years remaining. But he desperately wants out of Arizona. I think he's extremely jealous of Fitzgerald. He wants to be the number one receiver, and he knows he won't be as long as he's on the Cards. Arizona will find someway to get rid of him this offseason, probably in some sort of trade. But he's not a free agent.

The best free agent wide receiver is probably T.J. Houshmandzadeh of the Bengals. After that, it's slim pickings. Antonio Bryant might be 2nd best? Amani Toomer? If the Cowboys end up cutting T.O., you can throw him in the mix as well if you want. Though I wouldn't want him anywhere near my team.
 

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Actually, Boldin isn't a free agent at all. I believe he just signed a 4-year deal before last season, so he still has 3 years remaining. But he desperately wants out of Arizona. I think he's extremely jealous of Fitzgerald. He wants to be the number one receiver, and he knows he won't be as long as he's on the Cards. Arizona will find someway to get rid of him this offseason, probably in some sort of trade. But he's not a free agent.

I know Boldin, isn't a free agent. Here some info for yea:

Boldin requested a trade following the 2007 season when his fellow wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension with Arizona and the Cardinals declined to renegotiate Boldin's contract. He has two years with $12 million remaining on his current contract.

So all he wants is more money and probably go to some better team down the road?
 

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He might get the biggest contract of any defensive free agent, and that's including Albert Haynesworth.

Looks like that may end up being the case after all, talking about Nnamdi Asomugha there.

He resigned with Oakland today for $45 million over three seasons, which is the largest contract ever for a defensive back. He actually deserves it, I think. He's the best cover corner in the league and he'll only be 28 when the '09 season begins. It's odd to say this, but nice move by the Raiders. So much for my pipe dream of Asomugha to the Texans.

Oakland Raiders give Nnamdi Asomugha unprecedented contract - ESPN
 

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Yes an Asomugha/Robinson tandem would have been lethal. Houston used the franchise tag on Dunta Robinson today.
 

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Please God make the Titans show Albert the money! :bowdown:

Be glad that the Redskins overpayed for Albert, in 3 years they will be looking to get out of that deal. When you pay that much for someone they often quit playing.
 

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Today the Cardinals and 49ers offered Kurt Warner a contract deal. Here what they offered.

Cardinals - 2 years for $20 Million.
49ers - 2 years for $28 Million.
 

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ESPN this morning said Ray Lewis is close to signing back with the Ravens.

I guess Terrell Owens is now a free agent as he has been released by the Cowboys. :shock:
 

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The Jets made it official yesterday and released Brett Favre. And he's saying again that he has absolutely no intentions of playing football anymore. Yeah, right. Apparently a plane took off yesterday from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, went to Minneapolis, and returned all in one day. Hmmmmm...I wonder if Brett Favre was on that plane? I wish this guy would just go away, but even if he does actually stay retired, you know ESPN is gonna hire him.
 

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The Jets made it official yesterday and released Brett Favre. And he's saying again that he has absolutely no intentions of playing football anymore. Yeah, right. Apparently a plane took off yesterday from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, went to Minneapolis, and returned all in one day. Hmmmmm...I wonder if Brett Favre was on that plane? I wish this guy would just go away, but even if he does actually stay retired, you know ESPN is gonna hire him.

On no...let the speculation begin! Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress: We will discuss Brett Favre - ESPN