Week 1 is here! Today is the first game between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints which should be a great season opener.
As we all know, there is always a bunch of injuries around the NFL and with all the quality free agents out there, I'll let you know who will be scooped up after this week.
David Garrard will no doubt play for an NFL team after Week 1. He has a decent career completion percentage at 61.5 to go with 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions.
Last season was actually arguably the best of his career with career highs in completion percentage (64.5), passing touchdowns (23) and rushing touchdowns (five).
Though not Michael Vick like, Garrard is still mobile and teams like Carolina, Washington, Cincinnati or even Oakland might take a look.
Donnie Avery is a solid NFL wide receiver that just has a hard time staying healthy. The St. Louis Rams took him in the second round (second pick) in 2008 and after playing his first two seasons, missed all of last year with a knee injury.
When he was on the field he showed tremendous burst and has 100 career catches for 1,263 yards. I think the need for WR is too great in the NFL and he will be scooped up. Look for teams like Tennessee, Chicago, Arizona or even New Orleans to take a look.
Recently acquitted from his marijuana charges, Laurence Maroney is now in the market to become a NFL running back again.
The former first-round pick of the New England Patriots has a career rushing average of 4.1 with 2,504 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has yet to play in a full season but his punishing running style is well loved by NFL coaches at the goal line.
According to his attorney Scott Rosenblum and CBS, he has already worked out for a few teams. So look for him to be scooped up by teams looking for depth at RB such as Cincinnati, Miami or Jacksonville.
It has been a tough stretch for Donald Lee the past couple years. After losing his job to Jermichael Finley and Andrew Quarrels in Green Bay, he was made expendable. He made it all the way to the end with the Eagles only to be cut.
I think the 6"4" 250-pound tight end will definitely find a place to entrench himself. Teams that currently have injury problems at TE include Oakland, Washington, Kansas City and Cleveland.
So there ya go, look for these four players to be scooped up after this week and enjoy the first taste of real football.