Fixing A Hole: NFL Team-by-Team Free Agent Outlook (AFC Edition)

Posted: July 22, 2011 by The Cheap Seat Fan in NFL
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It seems these days that nothing is what it seems in the NFL. Yesterday the owners agreed to terms with each other to end the lockout…at least on one half. However, the players have delayed actually signing it into action themselves, and it seems that the wording/details/gibberish of the deal isn’t up to speed yet, so the saga continues.

In other words, even the simple things are complicated, but what else is new? The free agency issue that awaits the resumed NFL is no different, and how it will revolve once it begins will be steadily changing picture. As always, any player is subject to the big chop for a club to make salary in the NFL. So really what is out there right now for each team looking to round out their roster is only the beginning, and the really big prizes could still be to come once some real talents are dropped due to their contract number…or other factors?

That is when Donovan McNabb, Vince Young, Albert Haynesworth Joey Porter and even Reggie Bush could join the fray and change the plans of a lot of teams in needs (and potentially create some perceived new needs for teams that are one piece away). In other words, the hysteria that could follow the tension around the end of these talks could make keeping up with everything this week look quite simple.

Reggie Bush could be a major player in the free agent scene, sooner than later.

For now Nnamdi Asomugha, Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, Champ Bailey and the newly returned to the land Plaxico Burress are just a few of the names that highlight the early phases of what may be the craziest free agent scramble in NFL history


Baltimore Ravens (12-4) – Needs: Offensive Tackle, Outside Linebacker, Safety

Michael Oher has posted himself in place on the left side of the line, but getting a solid option on the right is a must. Resigning Jared Gaither could be an option, but he could demand more than a right tackle should in this market. In that case they’ll need to lock in a new direction, all while staying cognizant of the fact their defense is aging and putting some new life in the mix there is a must, as well as holding on to Haloti Ngata, arguably the most important piece of the mix….

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  1. Chris Ross says:

    I’m glad this is all finally about to end. I’m just really tired of all this talk and it’s about time we get to talking about some football. There are a ton of free agents out there and it’s going to be real interesting to see where a bunch of them go

    • Thanks for the read Chris,

      The free agent market opens up on Friday officially, and it’s sure to be one of the biggest carousel rides we’ve seen in sports in a while. Could put the NBA’s free agent bonanza last summer to shame.

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