The Bently signing is huge, and it makes Jeff Faine either a backup or expendable. And getting Shaffer along with Bently gives the Browns, for the first time since they came back, a lot of depth at the O-Line.
Next on their list is a nose tackle, a defensive end, an outside linebacker and another WR.
Post the takes from your teams as/if they sign free agents.
CVG72 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
The Bengals' Duane Clemons is available. They terminated his contract to clear some cap room to find a QB if Carson Palmer isn't healthy, come opening day. My opinion: stupid move, terminating the contract of the best and most recognizable D-lineman the Bengals have.
Eatmybologna From France, joined Apr 2005, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
I understand that the Dolphins might get Cullpepper. Seems like a decent QB except I recall that he fumbles often due to his small hands. Don't know if Miami would be a location where he could stay focused on the nfl game, and not the other game, if you know what I mean.
Isn't knowledge more than just the acquisition of information? Shouldn't the acquired information be correct?
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1297 times:
so, the Arizona Cardinals, of all teams, pick up Edgerrin James, eh? Not a bad pick-up for them.
The Browns continued their spree today by picking up Punter Dave Zastudal from the Ravens, and got nose tackle Ted Washington-all 6'5", 338 pounds of him-from the Raiders.
The Browns stupidly let go of Chris Gardocki, one of the best punters in the game, two years ago, and it's been a trouble spot since. And with Ted Washington, they finally get that space-eater, run-stuffing nose tackle that they've needed to anchor the defensive line.
Now, they need a pass rusher and another linebacker. I'm sure they have a few more move to do before the draft.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
Quoting Eatmybologna (Reply 14): Now it looks like they're (Phins) getting Brees. My fingers are crossed.
Brees could use a change of scenery and we could use a real quarterback. Hopefull the two wishes can meet at an axis somewhere in the vicinity of Joe Robbie Stadium. Please no Culpepper or that jackass Owens.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1202 times:
Wow, the Saints spent some $$$ and got a quality QB for once. Hopefully Brees will stay relatively healthy. He is a proven winner....surely, he seems to be a more natural leader that Aaron Brooks was/will ever be.
Anyway, nice job Saints, and welcome back home...home sweet Dome!
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
MSYTristar- That Brees could be a good QB or he could be a total bust. That torn labrum is potentially harmful. I like the pickup either way though. I think that the Saints will trade down and get a DE in the draft now; I just don't see them picking up a QB in the draft w/ this huge Brees contract now.
Culpepper was a good pickup for the 'Fins IMO. He has a cannon for the arm, and even though he is coming off of a huge knee injury, he is still large and you really don't have to be that mobile to be a QB. Look at Marino, he could hardly walk, and he was arguably the best passer of all time.
Now if Seattle would just pick up Keyshawn Johnson, they'd be in business.
McGinest is a clutch player. He'll jump offsides occasionally, take the occasional stupid penalty, and then make a play that wins you the game. At his age (~34), he may not have three $4 Million seasons left in him, so the Browns have likely overpaid for him, but he still has a lot left.