Friday, February 27, 2009

Free Agency: Melee

The 2009 edition of NFL free agency got off to a roaring start with the Redskins signing defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to a 7-year $100 million deal shortly after midnight. The Redskins also signed cornerback DeAngelo Hall to a 6-year deal.

Apparently, Dan Snyder is trying to get in a spending race with Barack Obama.

The gutting of the Ravens linebacking unit began today when Bart Scott signed with the New York Jets.

Tampa traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Browns for tight end Kellen Winslow.

The Vikings signed another mediocre quarterback to their roster, trading for Sage Rosenfels from Houston. The Vikes released veteran Gus Frerotte to make room for Rosenfels.

The Steelers came to terms with guard Chris Kemoeatu, matching a 5-year, $20 million offer from the New York Jets. With their qualifying offer extended to Willie Colon (who likely won't get a lot of attention from other teams since he will cost them a first round draft pick.

If you were a big Nate Washington fan, you'll probably be disappointed by the result of this year's free agency. Washington looks to be repeating the Antwaan Randle El situation of 2006 where our #3 reciever hit the free agent market and got paid #2 money that the Steelers weren't willing to pay.

Supervillain Drew Rosenhaus is also driving up the price for cornerback Bryant McFadden, meaning McFadden will not be returning to Pittsburgh next year, and will likely go somewhere where he can get paid like a #1 corner.

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