It’s not exactly been the most enthralling start to the Free Agency period for 31 of the 32 NFL teams.
That is unless you are the a fan of the Chicago Bears, who have snapped up two of the top free agents available in the form of DE Julius Peppers and multi talented RB Chester Taylor.
They also grabbed TE Brandon ‘longest most misspelt surname’ Manumaleuna to help shore up the blocking.
Elsewhere the Steelers bought back Super Bowl hero Antwan Randle El from the Redskins. Randle El was so painstakingly average in Washington that he probably thinks it is Christmas Day 9 months early.
Talking of the Redskins, they have finally showed signs that real free agency is not the same as doing it on Madden. They have made the rather sensible signing of veteran OG Artis Hicks from the Vikings. I applaud that move.
I was sad to see that the Chargers signed Redskins backup RB Marcus Mason, he had big potential. Mason has a great opportunity to play a bigger role in California so good luck to him.
The QB free agent pool looks pitiful, and there is no-one to get excited about. Seneca Wallace moving to the Mike Holmegren led Cleveland Browns could prove to be a wise move but even that has not exactly got me a woody in my sweats.
Its pretty slow going if I am forced to talk about Jim Sorgi moving from clipboard holder in Indianapolis to clipboard holder in New York. Oh crap I actually typed it !
A few teams have made sensible moves by re-signing players that have performed well in 2009, including the Bengals DT Tank Johnson, Chiefs WR Chris Chambers and Steelers S Ryan Clark.
Its now time to see of the combined ego’s of Chad Ocho Cinco and TO can work in harmony in Cincy – now that is one fantasy treat that could come true.