The 2011 NFL Free agency period is in full swing. Yesterday marked the start of the negotiating timeframe, which started slowly but picked up speed later in the day. Last evening and into last night, some of the premier players available at their positions started to agree in principle with teams.
Due to the unique offseason, there are certain unorthodox rules regulating free agency in place. For instance, all of the contracts agreed upon yesterday will not become official until Friday at 6 p.m. EST. Also, all the cuts that have been taking place across the league cannot actually take place until Thursday.
So, even though some sought-after players such as Charles Johnson and Marshall Yanda were locked up yesterday, what we saw is likely the calm before the storm. Today it could very well start pouring with free agent signings.
What teams will be most involved in this frenzy of free agency activity? Some teams have tons of cap space because of the more stringent salary floor. Other teams have lots of holes to fill. There are also teams with coaches who have to win this year or they will lose their jobs.
These are the teams that I think will make the biggest proverbial “splash” in this free agency period. Have any thoughts of your own or disagree with my opinions? Let me know either, in the comments or on Twitter (@JakeBRB).