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Post all your free agent news/signings here, and pontificate.

First off:
Giants:Terrell Thomas confirms four-year, $28 million deal with $11 million guaranteed

Cowboys: release CB Terrence Newman and K David Buehler.

As posted on Facebook:

Pierre Garçon
I wanted you all to hear it from me 1st before u saw it on the news... I will be signing with the Washington Redskins and I'm very excited about the opportunity in front of me.

Redskins have also signed Former SF WR Josh Morgan, and are in talks with Eddie Royal.


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I predict my Chiefs will be "in the running" for big name free agents and miss out on all of them and sign a bunch of cheap castoffs and retreads. And Pioli and Hunt will talk alot about how hard they tried.
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Robert Meachem signed with the Chargers.

SOMEONE STOP ALL OUTGOING TRAFFIC FROM BUFFALO WHILE MARIO IS STILL IN TOWN.

Please.....please.
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Since: 12.1.02
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The Colts lost Pierre Garcon, too?

Oh, boy. This is gonna be a long next few years. But then again I suppose we were due, considering our unusually consistent level of excellence over the last decade.



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Since: 26.1.02
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Bucs have signed Vincent Jackson



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    Originally posted by MUTigermask
    I predict my Chiefs will be "in the running" for big name free agents and miss out on all of them and sign a bunch of cheap castoffs and retreads. And Pioli and Hunt will talk alot about how hard they tried.


Except they are so far under the cap and I believe they are required to spend more or be penalized so maybe they will nab at least one or two. However, I fear you may be correct.



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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by MUTigermask
      I predict my Chiefs will be "in the running" for big name free agents and miss out on all of them and sign a bunch of cheap castoffs and retreads. And Pioli and Hunt will talk alot about how hard they tried.


    Except they are so far under the cap and I believe they are required to spend more or be penalized so maybe they will nab at least one or two. However, I fear you may be correct.





Salary cap floor requirements don't go into effect until 2013 season.
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    The Colts lost Pierre Garcon, too?
But kept Reggie Wayne. Who is demonstrably awesome, so at least there's that. I think the Redskins overpaid Garcon a bit so the Colts were probably better off staying out of that one.

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Bucs also signed CB Eric Wright to a 5 year deal. I'm loving the fact that the Glazers are finally spending money.

Also just learned they signed G Carl Nicks from the Saints

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    Originally posted by LennyAaronRoxx
    Bucs also signed CB Eric Wright to a 5 year deal. I'm loving the fact that the Glazers are finally spending money.

    Also just learned they signed G Carl Nicks from the Saints

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Eric Wright is serviceable, but not a top player. I did enjoy how (before last year of course) his dad would be on the Browns board I frequent.

Rumor here is that Peyton Hillis is talking to the Chiefs and the Browns are making an offer to not at all interested in Flynn.

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Free Agency for Steeler fans is like the last day of school as you say good bye to good friends as they walk out the door to take better jobs and become irrelevant. Expect Rod Woodson, man, that was a tough day and a tough Super Bowl to watch.



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Calvin Johnson signs a seven-year, $132 million extension with the Lions.

Mario meeting with the Bills as we speak at One Bills Drive. Reports earlier spoke of him leaving a doctor's office (possible team physical?). Now John Clayton from ESPN is saying that he told the Bills last night he intends to visit other teams.

#BillsMafia is on the edge right now. If Mario signs we're going to explode, if he doesn't.....just another day is despairland aka Bills.
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The Buccaneers basically had no choice but to start spending money this year, as they're WAY under the cap as usual (I think by $40-$45 million) and had to spend to avoid getting really dinged by the salary floor next year. So, hey, go big or go home with Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks, Eric Wright and who knows else.

Rams have an agreement worked out with Cortland Finnegan, who's reuniting with Jeff Fisher.

Bears signed Jason Campbell as the backup QB, so if Cutler goes down again, now the team won't completely fall apart



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    Originally posted by Big Bad

    Bears signed Jason Campbell as the backup QB, so if Cutler goes down again, now the team won't completely fall apart

Well, this would be Campbell's what, fifth or sixth coach/coordinator in his career? I wouldn't hold up hope that he'd be a serviceable backup.
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Originally posted by Big Bad

      Bears signed Jason Campbell as the backup QB, so if Cutler goes down again, now the team won't completely fall apart

    Well, this would be Campbell's what, fifth or sixth coach/coordinator in his career? I wouldn't hold up hope that he'd be a serviceable backup.



This doesn't make any sense to me. Campbell has proven that he can pick up new offenses (again and again) and if he hadn't gotten hurt he would've been Oakland's starter going into 2012 (probably). Why *wouldn't* you want him as your back-up, especially if you are a good team that fell off the map last year when your starter got hurt?



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Well, compared to who the Bears had as backup, he's surely a move up, but he's never really mastered any offense, and looking at his stats, he's middling at best.
http://www.nfl.com/player/jasoncampbell/2506364/careerstats
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If he weren't middling at best, then he wouldn't be signing on as a backup. That or he just needs to have someone get hurt in front of him so he gets his chance.
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Yeah, but you could make a reasonable case for him being better than a bunch of guys with starting gigs in the NFL. If you get a backup who's better than many teams' starter then life don't suck.

For funsies, make a list of the 32 backup QBs in the league and ask yourself where you'd rank Campbell. If he isn't in the top handful, I'd be mighty surprised.
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Just my opinion, but...
BETTER THAN CAMPBELL:
Aaron Rodgers
Drew Brees
Tom Brady
Tony Romo
Matthew Stafford
Matt Schaub
Eli Manning
Matt Ryan
Alex Smith,
Ben Roethlisberger
Philip Rivers
Matt Moore
Jay Cutler
Michael Vick
Cam Newton
Matt Hasselbeck
Joe Flacco
Carson Palmer
Andy Dalton
Kyle Orton
Sam Bradford

As Good As Campbell:
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Mark Sanchez
Matt Cassel
Josh Freeman
Colt McCoy

WORSE than Campbell:
Tim Tebow
Rex Grossman
Christian Ponder
John Skelton
Curtis Painter
Blaine Gabbert
Kevin Kolb
Tarvaris Jackson

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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.66
Good gravy.

I said make yourself a list of the backup QBs. He's a BACKUP! Even then you still only got to about 20 better than him, meaning by your own reckoning the Bears now have a second string QB who is better than or equal to a third of teams' starter.

Put another way, who of the people you listed as better than Campbell do you think they should've signed to warm the bench for Jay Cutler? Outside of Orton, I'm not sure (m)any of them would've taken the job.

Edit - Much more importantly, yay! Desean! Love the fact the Eagles have got him to sign long term, even more love the fact they can get out of the contract in a couple years if it all goes wrong. Now they just need to lock up McCoy (for being good at football) and Mathis (for being good at football AND having one of the best Twitter accounts in sports).



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This is what I get for over thinking it and looking down the road. I figured this would be a gimme game for Atlanta and the easiest win on their schedule. I should have gone with my gut and went SF. Stupid. I should have remembered Atlanta has no D.
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