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Current Winners and Losers in Free Agency

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by wrbanwal, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    I know there is a thread for this already but I couldn't resist

    Browns, Jaguars, Eagles among winners in free agency

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft08/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=3274514

    Losers

    New England Patriots: What a tough start to the offseason. The secondary took hits with cornerback Asante Samuel heading to Philadelphia, cornerback Randall Gay going to New Orleans and safety Eugene Wilson expected to leave in the next few days. Even though Moss is apparently staying, the Pats lost WR Donte' Stallworth to Cleveland and Jabar Gaffney is unsigned. Outside linebacker Rosevelt Colvin was released.

    Oakland Raiders: The Raiders paid $50.5 million to keep defensive tackle Tommy Kelly and $39 million for ex-Giants safety Gibril Wilson. Those are staggering numbers. But the numbers staggering the Raiders even more are the blank holes on offense. Porter left for Jacksonville, leaving the receiving corps with no speed and limited options to fix the problem. Josh McCown surprised the Raiders a bit by bolting to Miami, leaving JaMarcus Russell with only Andrew Walter as a backup.

    Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs want to get younger, so they skipped the first wave of free agency by signing only Falcons linebacker Demorrio Williams. Maybe it's me, but isn't their linebacking corps one of the strengths of the team? Of course, that's minor compared to the next set of problems. The Chiefs released six veterans in their 30s -- nose tackle James Reed, retired halfback Priest Holmes, offensive linemen Chris Bober and John Welbourn, wide receiver Eddie Kennison and blocking tight end Jason Dunn. Cornerback Ty Law and linebacker Kendrell Bell are the next slated to go. Where are the replacements coming from? The Chiefs have 11 draft choices, so they will get younger, but will they get better?

    THE OFF SEASON JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER!!!


    :abq2::abq1::abq2::abq1:
     
  2. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    I can understand what the Chiefs are doing but the contracts the Raiders are handing out boggle the mind. :icon_huh: :lol:
     
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  3. Gridreaper

    Gridreaper BoltTalker

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    ...And there's NO GUARANTEE that Moss is even staying.

    Ditto on the dancing Bolts... :abq2::abq1:
     
  4. matt1187

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    ESPN said Moss is staying for 3 years/27M $.
     
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  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    still they lost alot of big players so ha ha ha
     
  6. Retired Catholic

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    The Chiefs might have 11 choices, but only a couple will have any real impact their rookie years and that depends on who they draft. This is a team I will be tracking during draft days.
     
  7. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Not to mention they haven't had a whole lot of luck in the draft lately
     
  8. Retired Catholic

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    Luck is having people fall to you, but the problems they have relate to the guys they pick and that's down to judgment. So far the rest of our division don't look like they can decide who'll be their pivot man.
     
  9. wrbanwal

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    Not to mention Donna isn't getting any younger. isn't he pushing 40??

    and their QB is a 12 year journeyman that's pushing 40 himself!!


    well, 35

    :lol:
     
  10. henryqjr2001

    henryqjr2001 BoltTalker

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    It shows you the Faiders are the worst team over paying for a D-line man.
     
  11. Electric Chair

    Electric Chair Well-Known Member

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    11 picks might mean something if AJ Smith is making the picks, but Carl Peterson has proven that he is nothing more than average when it comes to the draft. I love this division. :yes:
     
  12. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    Gafney will probably resign as the #3 reciever since Stallworth is gone. Welker doen't really line up wide, so Gafney would be wide with pothead Moss, and Welker in the slot.

    But I do hope he leaves the gay Pats.:tup:
     

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