– Brandon Jacobs signed with the Niners. I would have never guessed San Francisco as a landing spot. By my count he’ll be the 3 there, at best, behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. Can’t wait to see what kind of money he got there.
– The average number of free agents signed so far league wide is 3.6. Despite losing a combined $46 million in cap space over the next two years, the Cowboys and Redskins have combined for 11 free agent signings. Here’s how many free agents each team has signed so far:
|Team||# of FA signed||Team||# of FA signed|
– I’m surprised that the Eagles appear to keeping Darryl Tapp. Tapp is on the hook for $2.575 million this season. He’ll be a free agent in 2013. With plenty of cap space at their disposal, it would appear the Eagles want to keep their vast depth in place at DE, but if they draft a DE on Days 1 or 2 of the draft, expect Tapp to be traded for a low round pick, or a 2013 pick.
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– The new OT rules will be in play during the regular season this year. I know a lot of people hate them, but I kinda like them.
– All turnovers now will be subject to review like scoring plays. No coaching challenges will be needed. Makes sense.
– Also, currently, you’re allowed to horse collar tackle QB’s when they’re in the pocket. Some team proposed that that become a penalty too, but that vote didn’t go through. Kudos for not voting that in. QB’s are already protected to an insane degree, no need to give pass rushers one more thing they can’t touch.
– Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins wants a new contract. Odd player. He made the Pro Bowl in 2009 after an up and down rookie season, and looked like a player on the rise, although the Pro Bowl nod may have been a stretch. Then, in 2010, he was a horror show. He gave up a ridiculous 10.5 yards per pass attempt, and his season was lowlighted when he basically just let James Jones walk into the end zone for a TD in a blowout against the Packers. Here’s a graphic from one of his rougher games that season:
And then, in 2011, he not only played well (when he was able to go), but he played with one arm for a portion of the season with a banged up shoulder.
Jason Garrett basically said, “You ain’t getting shit, Mike.”
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday afternoon the team values Jenkins “we like him,” but you can’t pay everybody, at least right now.
This is a HUGE year for Jenkins, as it’s his walk year. He’s definitely a player to watch this season.
– Some thoughts coming soon on DeAngelo Hall. I’m puzzled as to why he’s still on the roster.
– A few of you have asked about Uncle Jimmy Story Time. Don’t worry. Uncle Jimmy hasn’t gone anywhere, and he may be writing about his old Match.com profile soon.