The season within the season is about to begin for the league that has no offseason.
In less than 24 hours, the NFL begins its third decade of free agency. As usual, it promises to be interesting as media and fans try to connect the dots as to whom is going where and whether it is the right fit and price.
In regards to the players listed (all by position and alphabetically by their current teams), this is the class that will become unrestricted free agents on Tuesday, March 12, should their respective teams not re-sign them prior to that.
We’ll touch on the top players and which teams may be interested in making a change or upgrading that position. And of course, there are numerous outstanding players who will be available and are not on this list.
As far as the position-by-position breakdown, it does not include the cap casualties and cuts by the teams over the last month.
We do address those in our final slide, as these veterans are available to be signed immediately. For instance, former Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs, while the Tennessee Titans added safety George Wilson, late of the Buffalo Bills.
On Sunday night, NFL.com’s Kimberly Jones reported that the New York Giants signed defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.
So it’s just about shopping time in the NFL. Let the free-agent fun begin.