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Free Agent Frenzy

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  1. CoronaDoug

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    Posted by Michael David Smith on March 13, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Robert Griffin III may be getting a new receiver in Washington, six weeks before Griffin himself lands in Washington.
    Pierre Garcon, the free agent receiver who has played his entire four-year NFL career with the Colts, is in negotiations with the Redskins, Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports.
    The Colts tried to get a deal done with Garcon before free agency and it’s still possible that he’ll stay in Indianapolis, but he decided to test the market first. That may end up being a profitable decision because the Redskins are known to be interested in spending big to get a playmaker at wide receiver — even though the recent league ruling taking some of their salary cap space away has hamstrung their efforts.
    The 25-year-old Garcon started all 16 games for the Colts last year and, despite the absence of Peyton Manning, had career highs in catches (70), receiving yards (947) and touchdowns (six). He’s one of several big-name free agent receivers on the market, and is the first known to be actively negotiating with a new team.
     
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    Posted by Evan Silva on March 13, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    The free agency signing period is officially underway, and the top defender on the market has lined up his first visit.
    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on NFL LiveTuesday afternoon that free agent defensive end Mario Williams is visiting the Buffalo Bills tonight.
    Williams has also been linked to the Bears and Jaguars in reports and speculation. The Bills will likely try to sign him shortly after his arrival, ensuring Williams doesn’t get the opportunity to visit any other teams.
    Williams is expected to command in the neighborhood of $45-50 million guaranteed, depending on the length of his contract. He’ll likely command north of $15 million annually.
    Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that free agent wide receiverRobert Meachem will also visit the Bills on Tuesday night.
     
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    He will probably ask "Do you have plans to trade for Tebow? If so, I am out"
     
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    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos will host safety Brandon Meriweather for a free agent visit on Tuesday night.
    Meriweather, the 24th overall pick in the 2007 draft, has been highly inconsistent throughout his career. The Broncos need safety help, however, and they apparently assigned Meriweather a high free agent grade.
    Meriweather, who spent last season with the Bears, is the 75th-rated player on PFT’s Hot 100.
     
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    Gotta hope that Buffalo (!??!?!!!) doesn't beat us to the punch with Mario Williams and Robert Meachem
     
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    I like Meachem, I see potential for him
     
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    He could be a Bill.
     
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    Posted by Evan Silva on March 13, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT

    Florio is reporting that the Bears are in currently in “deep negotiations” to sign free agent quarterback Jason Campbell.
    ESPN’s Adam Schefter also mentioned Chicago as a likely destination for Campbell, during a Tuesday appearance on NFL Live.
    Campbell would serve as Jay Cutler’s backup in Chicago, upgrading a troublesomely weak position. Caleb Hanie and Todd Collins have served in the role, and both flopped.
     
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    In addition to trying to sign WR Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers trying to sign G Carl Nicks. Two top free agents could be Tampa bound.
     
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    Charger fan reaction to the start of free agency

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    I don't mind this for one reason

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    Posted by Evan Silva on March 13, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    The Rams have scheduled a Friday visit with free agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan, and they plan to be aggressive in the meantime.
    Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that St. Louis has “reached out” to free agent cornerback Tracy Porter. Porter played for Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams with the Saints. Williams’ expected bounty-scandal discipline has not stopped St. Louis from pursuing his former players.
    Multiple reports, including one from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, also have indicated that the Rams are showing interest in free agent defensive tackle Jason Jones. Jones will reportedly visit the Rams tonight.
     
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    Ravens DE Cory Redding, in talks with Indianapolis, scheduled to visit Colts tonight. Titans DL Jason Jones to visit Rams.
     
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    Don't go blaming me for burning your marshmallows, you know how hot it is right now, you have to watch them
     
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    Hey Corona - don't burn these

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    LT might not be resolved for while. Gaither wanted to test market. Chargers legit want McNeill at lesser price, but he'll see $ out there
     
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    In otherwords, AJ got caught with his pants down and didn't have a backup plan.

    Laurent Robinson would be a massively dissapointing downgrade.
     
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    Not when he would likely cost 50% and provide 75% of the production. Bring in another guy who can provide 50-60& of the production, and we will be doing just fine
     
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    We we lost 8 games last year WITH Vincent Jackson, even if your estimate is right and Robinson is 75% the player is (a high estimate IMO) thats still means we're worse than last year.

    Just like Brees, just like Michael Turner, just like Darren Sproles, we will miss Vincent Jackson.....and likely waste our stupid compensation pick.
     

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