Archive for the ‘2008 Free Agency’ Category

Seattle Seahawks: Is TE Zach Miller a Kris Dielman 2.0?

If you remember several years ago Tim Ruskell pulled out all the stops to obtain then free agent guard Kris Dielman. Considered the best interior lineman on the market, Ruskell actually had the right idea on this one, and showered Dielman with the money he should have offered Steve Hutchinson in the first place. I […]

Grading Last Year’s Top NFL Veteran Acquisitions

Last June I broke down the Top 27 NFL veteran acquisitions. Here is a review of how the top 15 turned out. There were some huge busts, but a surprising number of veteran acquisitions were successful. Grading key: A: Star Quality B: Solid Veteran Pickup C: Lived up to expectations D: Not a great fit […]

Niners Ink Veteran LB Spikes to One-Year Deal

The 49ers have signed free-agent lineback Takeo Spikes to a one-year contract.  Terms of the deal were not announced.  The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Spikes, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles in March, is entering his 11th NFL season after originally being taken with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 1998 Draft […]

Reports About Texans Interest in Benson False

There was speculation over the past few days that the Texans may bring in former Bears number one pick Cedric Benson for a visit.  That’s not the case.  Adam Schefter of NFL Network is reporting that the Texans DO NOT have interest in Benson, and that it looks like it could be a long time […]

Clueless Culpepper Turns Down Deal from Packers

For some reason Daunte Culpepper must think he is a better QB than he is. Otherwise, why would have he recently turned down a reported one-year offer to go play for a playoff contender – the Green Bay Packers. The story hit a few days ago about Culpepper turning the offer down, but the QB […]

Is the Career of Former Hawks RB Shaun Alexander Over?

Could the career of one-time NFL MVP Shaun Alexander be over? It depends on who you believe, but a recent article on CBSSportsline.com suggests that Alexander is done as a back in the NFL. The 05 MVP was released awhile back by the Seahawks, and despite his high profile, is still unemployed as training camp […]

Falcons Cut Former 2nd Round Pick Williams

The Falcons have cut former second-round pick Jimmy Williams, just two seasons after drafting him.  The Daily Press reports that Williams came to offseason workouts at 230 pounds, which is 18 pounds over the weight he is listed at on the teams roster.  He also missed two of three days of a voluntary mini-camp for […]

Breaking Down the Top 5 Free Agent Pickups of 2008

1. Jared Allen DE – Kansas City Chiefs to Minnesota Vikings. Allen recorded 15.5 sacks last season and is a position to try and break that this season. He will make an immediate improvement for the Vikings and will help them try to make a playoff run. 2. Alan Faneca G – Pittsburgh Steelers to […]