2011 Free Agency: Interior OL Menu

OG Current team OG Current team
David Baas 49ers Harvey Dahl Falcons
Olin Kreutz Bears Justin Blalock Falcons
Evan Mathis Bengals Kevin Boothe Giants
Kyle Cook Bengals Daryn Colledge Packers
Nate Livings Bengals Jason Spitz Packers
Floyd Womack Browns Samson Satele Raiders
Davin Joseph Buccaneers Robert Gallery Raiders
Deuce Lutui Cardinals Chris Chester Ravens
Lyle Sendlein Cardinals Marshal Yanda Ravens
Scott Mruczkowski Chargers Will Montgomery Redskins
Rudy Niswanger Chiefs Derrick Dockery Redskins
Casey Weigmann Chiefs Jonathan Goodwin Saints
Mike Pollak Colts Chris Spencer Seahawks
Kyle Kosier Cowboys Chester Pitts Seahawks
Nate Garner Dolphins Trai Essex Steelers
Pat McQuistan Dolphins Doug Legurski Steelers
Reggie Wells Eagles Kasey Studdard Texans
Max Jean-Gilles Eagles Mike Brisiel Texans
Nick Cole Eagles Leroy Harris Titans

Giants – The Giants desperately need interior OL help.  Shaun O’Hara could be on his last legs as a pro, and Rich Seubert is still recovering from surgery on a serious injury (dislocated kneecap).  As I noted in the OT menu, Marshal Yanda could be a target, since he can play several positions along the OL.  Center Lyle Sendlein could be an attractive option as well, although the Cardinals are likely to re-sign him.  Signing Sendlein (or any other center for that matter) would signal the end of O’Hara in North Jersey.  The Giants should also be looking to bring back their own Kevin Boothe, who is a marginal pro, but at least has some continuity with the Giants’ OL and would cost next to nothing to re-sign.

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Eagles – I would expect the Eagles to stand pat here.  Reggie Wells is gone.  Ditto that for Nick Cole, who Pro Football Focus identified as the worst pass blocking guard in the NFL last year.  Max Jean-Gilles would be the most likely to return, but he may not be a good fit for new OL coach Howard Mudd’s style, as Mudd prefers more athletic interior offensive linemen.  Rookie first round pick Danny Watkins is penciled in as the starter at RG in place of the Jean-Gilles/Cole combo, although I suspect Jean-Gilles could stick in Philly, after not finding much in the way of offers elsewhere.  The Eagles have decent depth along the interior OL, with Mike McGlynn serving as the primary backup at all 3 interior OL positions.  They also drafted C Jason Kelce and G Julian Vandervelde.

Cowboys -The Cowboys have to make sure they re-sign LG Kyle Kosier.  Kosier is getting up there in age and he battled injuries in 2010, but with little depth along the interior OL, they have to find a way to bring him back.  The Cowboys would also love to replace Leonard Davis, who was bad in 2010 and is set to make $6 million in 2011.  The two Falcons guard free agents, Harvey Dahl and Justin Blalock, could be in play, although the Falcons will be doing everything in their power to re-sign them both, and have far more under the cap than the Cowboys to do so.

Redskins – The Redskins have to figure out if they want to bring back Will Montgomery.  That aside, the Skins, who somehow have some room to breathe under the cap, could look to bring in a bigger name guy like Davin Joseph.  They’ll have to overpay to get him.

3 Comments

  1. Immynimmy says:

    Wow, it’s crazy how many FA the Falcons all along their line. Dahl, Blaylock, and Clabo.

    1. But when you can trade 5 picks to move up and draft a WR, you HAVE to do it.

      1. Immynimmy says:

        HAHA, they better hope Julio is the next Jerry Rice.

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