Post Lockout News, Free Agency and Trade Rumors
The lockout has officially ended and the most action-packed offseason week in the history of the NFL is finally underway. Teams are already making calls to undrafted free agents, players are able to be traded and free agency is right around the corner.
There are plenty of notable names on the trading block. Kevin Kolb is the most likely player to be moved and Kyle Orton is rumored to be on the block.
This is going to be a historic year in free agency as well.
Teams have been targeting certain free agents for the entire offseason. The free agency period coming after the draft made teams ignore certain positions of need during the draft, hoping to fill said needs through free agency or by trade.
Nnamdi Asomugha is the biggest name in free agency. There are a number of teams that he could make his way to where he could have an impact immediately. He's not going to come cheap, as a bidding war is sure to ensue the second free agency begins.
Cornerback is the deepest position in free agency, but there isn't a shortage of talent elsewhere. There's a lot of talent at a number of positions. Some players are far more unheralded than Asomugha but could still have a huge impact if they land on the right team.
One such player is Cullen Jenkins, who just helped the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl.
Antonio Cromartie is expecting a big pay day as well, as he has made it clear there will be no hometown discount for his services. There are plenty of teams who could use Cromartie, but he comes with baggage.
Are teams going to be willing to pay elite cornerback money to a top-10 corner?
It's possible, as free agency increases the stock of athletes, which increases the pay.
Cromartie may be great compensation to teams who don't land Asomugha. He could become a musical-chairs beneficiary of the Asomugha situation, as a team won't want to be leave a huge void at corner by striking out with Asomugha.
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