On Football.com Senior Editor today wrote his reviews
of NFL free agency thus far. Click
to go directly to the article if you'd like.
There have already been a lot of move early on into
this NFL off-season, and I think some of the the biggest
shocks have come in the form of teams cutting/releasing
some of their marquee names in an effort to get more
cap room. Here's an interesting look at which are
the best of all the early free-agent signings.
Warner to Cardinals - In search
of a starting opportunity, Kurt Warner found as good
a chance as he'll get in Arizona.
Griffith to Cardinals - Dennis Green
adds a name from his Minnesota Vikings days as Robert
Griffith brings a veteran presence to the Arizona
Kennedy to Lions - Heavy-hitting
strong safety Kenoy Kennedy adds some jam to Detroit's
Holcomb to Bills - Now that Buffalo
has handed over the reigns to second-year pro J.P.
Jordan to Raiders - Suddenly, following
the acquisition of Randy Moss, the Raiders have re-made
their offense by adding LaMont Jordan as their starting
Bell to Chiefs - Desperate to improve
their defense, Kansas City took a shot with LB Kendrell
Claiborne to Rams - An impressive
physical specimen, Chris Claiborne has yet to reach
expectations in the pros.
Coakley to Rams - The day after
being cut by the Cowboys for cap reasons, Dexter Coakley
found a new home in St. Louis. A veteran who still
has good speed in coverage,
Blaylock to Jets - New York acted
quickly to get Jordan's replacement, adding former
Chiefs RB Derrick Blaylock.
Mason to Ravens - Baltimore has
been looking for adequate ball catchers for some time
and, finally, they have a solid go-to guy for young
QB Kyle Boller.
Patten to Redskins - As Washington
re-configures its offense, deep threat David Patten
seems a bit of an odd choice.
Henry to Cowboys - After Dallas
trotted out a number of rookies and unproven types
across from Terence Newman last year, it was obvious
that the secondary needed a major upgrade.
Baxter to Browns - Gary Baxter is
a big, physical corner
Lucas to Panthers - A talented yet
inconsistent young corner, Ken Lucas really solidifies
the Carolina secondary.
Wilson to Steelers - Expecting the
departure of Plaxico Burress, the Steelers added WR
Rivera to Cowboys - One of the tougest
and most durable offensive linemen in the league,
Wahle to Panthers - The other half
of the Packers' guard tandem, Mike Wahle is a fine
addition to the Carolina offensive line.
Mayberry to Saints - A physical
run blocker, Jermane Mayberry should bolster New Orleans'
Andruzzi to Browns - Three Super
Bowl rings bring notice to this lunchpail worker's
Okeafor to Cardinals - With Bertrand
Berry wreaking havoc from one end, and now Chike Okeafor
coming from the other
Carter to Dolphins - Released by
Tennessee, Kevin Carter quickly found a new home in
Williams to Vikings - In an effort
to shake the team's soft defense image, the Minnesota
went out and got one of the best pure run-stuffers
in the game.
Posted by Dave at 10:25am