As you may know, we’ve been listing the restricted and unrestricted free agents on a division-by-division basis, and then posting an item in the Rumor Mill with some connection to the four-team list of restricted and unrestricted free agents.
For the NFC South free agents, we had planned to focus this teaser entry on the Saints. But then we saw that the Buccaneers’ list of unrestricted free agents, as disseminated by the NFLPA, includes guy who never played for the Buccaneers.
Quarterback Jake Plummer.
Plummer was traded from Denver to Tampa in early 2007, and Plummer said he’d retire in lieu of playing for the Bucs. Eventually, Tampa obtained a sizable refund of bonus money paid by the Broncos to Plummer. The resolution apparently did not entail Plummer being placed on the reserve-retired list.
As a result, he’ll be available to sign with any team, if he should choose to unretire.
Plummer is only 35, a spring chicken in comparison to Brett Favre — and only 15 months older than Peyton Manning.
Maybe Mike Shanahan and the Redskins would be interested. Said Plummer in July 2009 regarding the man who benched Plummer in 2006 and traded him in 2007: “Well, he was what only five-four? But he wants them to think he’s
five-six. Hey man, that’s just like his mansion, he wants you to think
it’s bigger than it is.”
Actually, maybe Plummer would be interested in joining the Cowboys, Giants, or Eagles.