July 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
Here is a quick look at some moves that every team has made thus far:
Adding two blockers and a QB are a good thing for the Cards, they still could use an upgrade or two along the offensive line, and need to add some defenders.
Atlanta Falcons: Resigned OLB Stephen Nicholas, no major cuts or trades or even losses yet.
Bringing back Nicholas was key, but they need to add some DL help, and most of the top guys are gone. They also need to resign or replace their 3 OL starters and markets appear to be heating up on them. Look for a couple cuts and restructures to clear some cap room for them to be active.
Locking up Yanda was key, but missing out on Wilson does sting. The Ravens are apparently in the market for some big names, but nothing has really happened yet. I'd expect them to bring back at least Derrick Mason, but Gregg and Heap could return as well. They have 2 more OL men that could leave as well as FB McClain and SS Dwan Landry.
Keeping Florence was nice as was adding a quality backup in Thigpen. The Bills need to focus on locking up offensive linemen and inside linebackers.
It is good that the Panthers inked a lot of their guys, but I think they could regret the Williams resigning. That is a lot of money to put in the RB position, one that the Panthers have pretty good depth at. They could still maybe use a WR as Steve Smith is likely to be traded, and more depth on defense wouldn't hurt either.
Chicago Bears: signed P Adam Podlesh, No other major news just yet
The Bears upgraded their ST unit, but they still need to focus on adding O-line and WR help on offense, and LB and safety help on defense.
Cincinnati Bengals: signed QB Bruce Gradkowski, No other major news yet
The Bengals are basically sitting on the sidelines right now as they refuse to enter into negotiations for trading Carson Palmer, and barely acknowledge that WR Chad Johnson is on the block. By holding on to two major trade chips the Bengals are really hurting themselves and are setting themselves up for a huge collapse this year.
Cleveland Browns: Cut Jake Delhomme
The Browns have been pretty quite so far, which seems surprising given the amount of money they have to spend.
While Dallas did a good job in resigning their two offensive linemen, it took quite a few cuts to allow them to do that. While they won't miss many of the players, Leonard Davis was a force on that offensive line. The Cowboys still need to address their defensive line and secondary, but probably can't afford to many top names.
The Broncos haven't been too active as of yet, but the pick up of Jarmon was nice. Look for them to trade QB Kyle Orton in the coming days and add a DT or two.
The Lions are hunting around a number of big name LB's and CB's but have yet to land one yet. They also might look at adding a decent free agent OL as well.
Green Bay Packers: No major moves just yet
The Packers are expected to have a couple major losses, but they have been quite so far on the open market.
The Texans are still looking for CB and Safety help and are going after some of the biggest names.
Indianapolis Colts: Re-signed Adam Vinatieri
The Colts aren't going to have too much money to spend so I'd guess they will mainly sign 2nd and 3rd tier guys.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Signed MLB Paul Posluszney
Posluszney was a huge signing by the Jags and they look to add another big piece to their secondary.
The Chiefs have upgraded their offense, but they still need to find a NT.
Miami Dolphins: Traded for Reggie Bush
It is unclear what they gave up for him, but the Dolphins offense got more explosive. If they can now swing a deal for Kyle Orton, they could be pretty decent in the AFC East.
The Vikings got a good buy low trade for McNabb, which will at least make them relevant this year, but they lost his biggest weapon. They need to add a WR and some D-line help.
New England Patriots: Traded for DL Albert Haynesworth
The Patriots got the ultimate buy low price on Big Al, and I'm guessing it works out well for them in a big way. They now need to resign Matt Light and add one to two smaller pieces.
The Saints were wise to get something for Bush, who was buried on their depth chart and would have been cut. New Orleans has some depth issues along both lines that needs to be addressed and could use another LB.
The Giants don't have a lot of cap room but they figure to still bring back Bradshaw. And find cheaper o-line replacements.
The Jets still have a number of their own FA's they want to bring back, but they look to be going for a big fish in CB Nnamdi Asomugha in the hopes that it will propel them to the SB.
Oakland Raiders: Oakland hasn't done much yet, though they have lost G Robert Gallery
The Raiders resigned a bunch of guys before the lockout and know that they will lose Asomugha. TE Zach Miller is still on their radar but it is unclear if they can get him done.
Babin was a huge signing for the the Eagles and if they can finalize this Kolb trade the Eagles will be looking good.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Cut Antwan Randle El and Max Starts, Re-signed CB Ike Taylor
The Steelers don't have much cap room, but look for them to make a strong push to resign T Willie Colon and another offensive lineman.
The Chargers have done a good job locking up their own guys and could use a cheaper WR option to Floyd. A NT could be on their list as well.
The 49ers haven't lost too much yet, but they still have a couple big FA's out there that they want back. Look for them to be in the market for a CB.
The Seahawks landed two big pieces for for their offense in Rice and Gallery, and now need to focus on fixing their defense.
St. Louis Rams: Signed SS Quintin Mikell
Mikell was a huge signing for the Rams, but they could use some DT and CB help, not to mention a WR and backup RB.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Re-signed LB Quincy Black
The Bucs figure to resign G Davin Joseph, but nothing is set in stone. They have a ton of money to spend, but have been very quite so far.
The Titans landed a quality QB to hold down the job until Jake Locker is ready.
Washington Redskins: Re-signed Santana Moss, signed Barry Cofield and Josh Wilson, Traded Donovan McNabb, Albert Haynesworth for picks. Traded Jeremy Jarmon for WR Jabar Gaffney, Cut numerous players.
The Redskins have cleared a ton of cap space, and spent it wisely on Moss, Cofield and Wilson. The trades didn't net them much, but got rid of distractions. They still need to build an offensive line and look to be close to signing Cullen Jenkins.