NFL Free Agency Begins

Published On March 13, 2013 | By Hung Vong
NFL free agency started on Tuesday. This is the time teams have been game planning their salary caps all season long. The goal of all 32 teams is to ultimate win football’s crown the next season, but first they need to put together the right pieces, both on and off the field. Here’s a look at a few notable moves:
  • Falcons will retain at least one key piece to a title run. Tony Gonzalez will return for one final season, according to FOX Sports. The tight end was instrumental to the Falcons’ run to the NFC Championship game. His return will provide leadership and a dangerous pair of hands.
  • Miami Dolphins reportedly signed Mike Wallace to a five-year $60 million deal. One of the top wideouts in the market that can stretch the field, leaving Brian Hartline and Davone Bess to work the short routes will make this team hard to defend.
  • Buffalo released Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bills quarterback didn’t perform up to expectations last season, throwing for 22 touchdowns but 20 interceptions.
  • The Eagles didn’t look kindly on their underperforming star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. While looking to perform better defensively in the passing game, the Eagles dropped to 24th on pass defense. That was unacceptable given the money that Asomugha’s contract is demanding.
  • The Eagles snatched Patrick Chung in free agency. The amount is unspecified at this point. But Chung wasn’t that happy with the Patriots after seeing his snaps go down drastically.
  • OLB Paul Kruger, a former Raven, signed a five-year $40 million contract with the Browns.
  • Lions offered Reggie Bush a starting role. We’ll have to see Bush will be interested in signing for more snaps.
  • Desmond Bryant won’t be coming to Foxborough in a Patriots uniform this season. The ex-Raider signed with the Browns for a five-year $34 million deal. Many experts considered Bryant as the top defensive tackle in free agency.
  • Big name safeties Ed Reed and Charles Woodson are still out there.
  • Percy Harvin’s deal with the Seahawks is reported at $67 million over six years.



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