Free Agency Day 1 has come and gone. Day 2 has already seen a few big names come off the board. It has not been historic , it wasn’t even hasnt even been that wild , but certainly there were a couple of big names moved and resigned. In terms of big news from the Dolphins, well there just wasn’t any! Hopefully in Day 2 we will see more action from Jeff Ireland and his posy.
Here is the Good, Bad, and the Ugly from Day 1 + Day 2 Morning
Donovan McNabb to Minnesota (for a 6 round picks, possibly 2 per Jay Glazer)
I like this move for Minnesota, McNabb will take slack for last year and well deserved, but it’s hard to make the argument this doesn’t make Minnesota a better team at a cheap price. AP will certainly lighten the load for McNabb and my guess would be that this deal works out for the Purple Men.
Tony McDaniel signs a 2 year deal with Miami for 6 mil
As Phins fans know McDaniel is a reliable player on the D-Line. The money is good, and were glad to have him back !
Matt Hasselbeck to the Titans (multi year deal per Shefty)
Locker sucks, so any way to make sure he isn’t your starting QB is a good move. Plus always nice to add a starting QB who has been to the Super Bowl before to your team.
Chargers agreed to terms with FS Eric Weddle on a multi-year contract
Weddle is a solid player and good on the Chargers for bringing him back, one of the better safeties in the league
Paul Posluszny to the Jaguars
The Jags essentially stole him from Buffalo and Buffalo will miss him, this is a very solid signing for the team that will soon be in LA.
WR Santonio Holmes reaches agreement with Jets on a five year deal.
Good move by the Jets, hope he sucks though
Adam Schefter Filed to ESPN: Broncos traded WR Jabar Gaffney to Washington for DE Jeremy Jarmon
Good sneaky move by the Skins, Gaffney becomes WR2 on their roster for nothing and not big $$
Leonard Davis, Marc Colombo, Roy Williams and Barber cut
I understand these moves because of the Cowboys cap situation but cutting Leonard Davis is going to hurt. That being said it cleared up room to give Doug Free a new contract.
Santana Moss resigns with Redskins to a 3 year deal
This guy got 15 million for 3 years when he is worth about 7. Redskins fans better hope he isn’t still their number 1 guy by off seasons end.
DeAngelo Williams stays in Carolina 5 years 43 mil 21 guarenteed per Mike Lombardi NFL Network
I love DeAngelo but I think this is too much money, when they already have J Stewart, think Carolina had bigger needs to adress, but they do bring back an amazing back, now he has to stay healthy
Carson Palmer retiring: This whole thing is a huge mess and its starting to sound like Palmer is just one big baby. As his GM said his lack of commitment should not be rewarded
Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Leinart to Seattle
I just don’t get this, well I get it but it’s dumb. It’s almost as if Seattle said Washington I know you’re starting John Beck well I think we might have a worst starting QB then you now.
Panthers agreed to terms with K Olindo Mare on a four-year, $12 million contract, including a $4 million signing bonus.
Thats a lot of money for a kicker who is older then my Grand Father!
Rumors early in the day had Marion Barber going to Miami but now all the buzz is that it will either be Ahmad Bradshaw or Ronnie Brown.
Miami is said to be the favorite in the race to land Bradshaw according to Jason LaCanfora ,however the Miami Herald’s Jeff Darlington says not to rule out Ronnie.
There are also MAJOR rumors that the Dolphins are going after Kyle Orton for a 3rd or 2nd round draft pick. This rumor is all over ESPN, NFL Network and the rest of the national media. The deal might be reached by the end of the night.
Other News: Vince Young will be cut on Thursday / Chris Johnson + Frank Gore + DeSean Jackson are planning to Hold out
Plax is rumored to be headed to NYG or Pitt
Redskins signed – Stokely + Stallworth