Shaun Phillips is quietly generating interest

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The group of free-agent pass rushers on the wrong side of 30 contains a veteran whose name hasn’t been mentioned much in free agency, but who quietly is generating interest.

Shaun Phillips, a nine-year veteran of the Chargers, became available last week and remains available to someone/anyone.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Phillips remains on the radar screen of some of the teams currently looking for pass rushers.  Once the log jam consisting of the likes of Dumervil and Freeney and Osi and Abraham begins to break, Phillips could get some play.

It puts the 2010 Pro Bowler in roughly the same category as former Steelers linebacker James Harrison.  The difference, of course, is that Phillips became a free agent via the expiration of his contract, not by refusing a 30-percent reduction in his $6.57 million base salary, like Harrison did.

5 responses to “Shaun Phillips is quietly generating interest

  1. The last paragraph of Mike’s commentary leads me to this thought. What about the fans? What about fans who participate in dynasty fantasy football?

    As the league coordinates an overall reduction in the number of perhaps over-paid but certainly our favorite team players, they are moving more and more of our favorites away from our teams.

    The ultimate result of the market “correction” will be more parity across salaries on any given team except for the top quarterbacks, but during the course of the correction we can expect to see more and more of our favorite players leaving our teams as the pro game becomes even more like the college game where roster turnover is constant.

  2. Shaunny-boy, please stay with us until you retire. You started off as “The Other Shaun”, and ended-up being our best pressure guy.

    Would really suck to watch you play for another team.

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