It’s June, and the NFL’s free agent market isn’t exactly boiling over, but there’s always a little heat in the coils under the pot.
We were reminded of this Tuesday, a day where running back Ahmad Bradshaw landed with the Colts, defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis signed with the Bears and fullback Vonta Leach got his release from the Ravens.
Bradshaw and Ellis were two of the remaining unsigned members of PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100, a list that now has just five unrestricted free agents left, including defensive end John Abraham and defensive tackle Richard Seymour. The others are defensive end Israel Idonije, linebacker Nick Barnett and offensive guard Brandon Moore.
Were Leach to have been unsigned in March, he likely would have drawn top-100 consideration, too. He’s one of the game’s top blocking backs. And indeed, it may not take Leach long to find another home. The Dolphins will reportedly host him on Wednesday.
We’ve reached the latter stages of offseason workouts. By next Friday, every team will be done with mandatory minicamps. It’s not a surprise that we’ve seen a little free agency activity as teams prepare for summer break.
The NFL’s hot stove is never really off, after all.