Per Josina Anderson off ESPN, the Redskins have signed Cedric Griffin to a one year deal:
- Good size at 6’0, 203.
- 29 years old. Turns 30 in November.
- Lots of forced fumbles. 3 in 2011, 3 in 2009, 4 in 2008, 2 in 2007, 2 on 2006. That’s outstanding for a CB.
- 10 penalties in 2011. That led the Vikings’ defense. Next closest player had 5.
- Griffin tore his ACL in the NFC Championship Bounty Game against the Saints, and was able to recover quickly. He returned for Week 3 the following season. Two games later he tore his ACL in the other knee. Then he played all 16 games in 2011.
I kinda like this signing for the Skins. I wonder if they’re going to consider moving him to safety. I’d think he’s a guy that could transition well.
More after the jump…
The Cowboys, per Adam Schefter have signed Nate Livings:
The Cowboys are trying to plug all their holes via free agency, presumably so they can take “the best available player” in the upcoming draft. To date, they’ve signed7 outside players: Livings, Brandon Carr, Dan Connor, Kyle Orton, Mackenzy Bernadeau, Brodney Pool, and Lawrence Vickers.
I hate to be the “here are Livings’ PFF grades” guy, but since I don’t know jack about the Bengals OL… well… here are Livings’ PFF grades:
- 2011: -13.3
- 2010: -7.6
- 2009: -1.9
- 2008: -6.5
If you’re a believer of PFF’s grades, then Livings is not an appealing player.
In other news, Evan Mathis’ visit to Baltimore is over. He’s on his way back to his home in Arizona. The Ravens made an offer, but he left without signing it. Reuben Frank reported that the Eagles are willing to beat the Ravens’ offer. It’s a long flight from Baltimore to Arizona, so it may be several hours before we hear anything further.
The numbers for Kyle Orton’s deal are in. It’s essentially a 3 year deal worth $10.5 million. That’s about what I expected.
No news on the G Men, who remain quiet.