Last week NFL owners agreed on a proposal and ended the lockout. Now we are waiting for the players to agree and officially bring back football. The league year, free agency, training camp and possibly a supplemental draft could all start within days. This is going to be one crazy week.
There is so much going on. I don’t know where to begin. I feel rushed, but I think the most important topic behind signing a new CBA will be free agency. So, let’s look at three free agents that everyone will be watching.
1. Nnamdi Asomugha (Oakland Raiders cornerback) – He is 30, but still could upgrade a team’s secondary. So, all 32 teams should be interested in him. The team that could really use Nnamdi is the Houston Texans. Their defense was last in defending passes. A cornerback, who only allowed 52 passes to be completed against him in the last three seasons, would definitely help out. I think that the Texans will get him.
2. Santonio Holmes (New York Jets wide receiver) – The Jets want to keep Holmes. Rumor is that Dan Snyder (owner, Washington Redskins) would pay big bucks for Holmes. The Jets were too close to a Super Bowl last year to let a key piece of their offense leave. I see Holmes staying with the Jets.
3. Braylon Edwards (New York Jets wide receiver) – Another great receiver the Jets had in their arsenal last season. When the Redskins are not successful getting Holmes, they will go after Edwards. I think the Redskins will go deep in their pockets, but I think the Jets will be able to sell the benefit of keeping the core intact to get to the Super Bowl. Rex Ryan (Jets Head Coach) wants a championship.
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