Resetting the free agent market, once again

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The avalanche of free agent acquisitions didn’t slow down over the weekend. That figures to change this week, because the numbers of quality free agents has dropped dramatically.

Our top-80 free agent list is hardly perfect, but it gives us a broad look at what type of player is out there.

1. 16 of our top 20 players have been signed. Our best remaining guys: Zach Miller, Braylon Edwards, Matt Roth, and Aubrayo Franklin.

2. 39 of our top 50 players have been signed.  The middle tier guys still available: Kevin Boss, Steve Smith (NYG), Carlos Rogers, Ronnie Brown, Dashon Goldson, Jared Gaither, and Malcom Floyd.

3. 59 of our top 80 players have been signed.  No. 80 Randy Moss has retired.  Names towards the bottom list: Shaun Ellis, Kirk Morrison, Marc Bulger, Jason Snelling, Bo Scaife, Manny Lawson, Tommie Harris, Le’Ron McClain, Ricky Williams, and Tommie Harris.

While this is a rough approximation, about 75% of the quality free agents out there have been accounted for.  Not bad for a week of action.

To stay on top of all the moves big and small, keep checking back with our acquisition tracker and release tracker.

29 responses to “Resetting the free agent market, once again

  1. What I don’t get is why some teams aren’t spending $$. In the new agreement u HAVE to spend the $$ or they will evenly distribute it to your roster. So what are some teams doing?

    The eagles did all they did and actually still have some room, especially if they trade Asante and extend Vick. They had a lot of cap room as it was because they have so many guys on their rookie contracts, but still, there were a lot of teams with more cap room than philly. I get teams like dallas cuz they had no cap room cuz they been spending too much $$ the last few years.

    If everyone has to spend the same amount, what the hell r these other teams doing??

  2. I’m surprised one of the Tommie Harris mentions wasn’t “Tommie Harris (who recently joined us for PFT Live).”

  3. Zach Miller is a raider, just waiting for cap room being restructured to give him a deal.

    Steve Smith and Malcom Floyd are good recievers, I think they both could be great soon. In a pass-happy league surprised they lingering.

  4. Your tracker list seems to be behind in terms of what is going on. For example, you reported earlier that Ryan Sims has signed with Seattle but the acquisition list doesn’t reflect that.

  5. I wish people would stop talking about teams having to spend x amount of money…THEY DON’T HAVE TO UNTIL 2013!!! Until then they can use as much or as little of the cap as they please

  6. I would like to see the Cards sign Roth to help get a pass rush and sign either Edwards, Smith or Floyd to help take the pressure of constant double teams off of Larry.

  7. Carson Palmer says he’ll pay you cash-money if you just put him on one of your lists. He’ll even be happy to go on the “just missed” list with T.O. and Tiki Barber.

    How funny is it, by the way, that T.O. was a much better receiver than Ochocinco last year?

  8. Mike or Gregg, could one of you maybe explain this new rule about teams “having” to spend salary cap money or it gets distributed evenly?? What is this about?? Or if maybe someone else on here could elaborate, maybe NFL25??

  9. Harvey Korman: You said Tommie Harris twice.
    Gregg Rosenthal : I like Tommie Harris.

    (Hat Tip: Mel Brooks)

  10. Your list still stinks!!!

    Just let Brian Baldinger type this … even with a damaged pinky!!!

  11. distressedindc says:
    Aug 1, 2011 2:38 PM
    i thought gaither signed with the raiders??


    He didn’t pass a physical, still having back problems apparently.

    I’m surprised Edwards, Smith, and Floyd are all still available because there are several teams out there that need receivers.

  12. oakfan23 says:
    Aug 1, 2011 2:47 PM
    Mike or Gregg, could one of you maybe explain this new rule about teams “having” to spend salary cap money or it gets distributed evenly?? What is this about?? Or if maybe someone else on here could elaborate, maybe NFL25??

    they already did an article on how spending works before 2013

  13. FinFan68 says:
    Aug 1, 2011 2:27 PM
    @nfl25: the way the deal reads, they don’t have to spend the money this year

    thanks. i guess i misunderstood it. makes alot more sense now

  14. If Zach Miller is a Raider, whats he doing up at the VMAC in Seattle having a sammich with Tom Cable?
    And the Hawks don’t have to cook the books for the money, they got it.

  15. I want a cornerback. I’ve wanted a cornerback for years. It’s not like I’m asking for a Porsche. Just a cornerback … that runs like a Porsche. Is that so much to ask?

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