Recapping Day 5 of free agency in the NFC East

The owners’ meetings begin on Monday. The NFL traditionally reveals which teams will receive compensatory picks this week. Blogging the bEast’s compensatory pick expert “CT17” predicted which teams are in line for an extra pick back in January.

Redskins

  • The Redskins lost out to the Pats for the services of Aqib Talib. Bummer. I was really pulling for the Skins to bring him in, selfishly, so I could launch my Aqib Talib – Brandon Meriweather game show. The cap penalty imposed by the league has really damaged what the Redskins could do in free agency this year at a time when they’re on the rise and poised to take the next step.
  • The Browns are reportedly sniffing around Fred Davis. If you read this blog regularly, you know how much I like Fred Davis. There’s the thinking that Logan Paulsen can step right in be the starter without the Redskins losing much. I don’t buy that for a second, even with Davis missing most of the season last year during the Skins’ impressive second half run.

Giants

  • The move that I love for the Giants is the signing of Raiders TE Brandon Myers. I’ve written about him in depth. I think he’s a great fit. I also did a film breakdown of his run blocking, which has been heavily criticized. I agree it’s not good, but it’s also a little overblown.
  • WR Louis Murphy signed with the Giants. Like I said when he was visiting with the Giants, they’re still stacked at WR, with Victor Cruz, Hakeem Hicks, Reuben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan, but will likely be losing Domenik Hixon and Ramses Barden. Murphy would be added veteran depth, and would have to fight to make the roster depending on who else they add.
  • Dan Connor signed with the Giants as well. Again, like I said when he was visiting, Connor was a disappointed with the Cowboys last season, even as a backup. He could be realistically be competing for a starting job in NY if the Giants signed him. That’s not ideal.
  • It looks like Victor Cruz ain’t going anywhere. The WR position, Mike Wallace aside, has been undervalued in free agency this year, particularly for players who play a lot in the slot. It’s looking more and more like teams around the league will not be willing to give up a 1 and a lot of money to pry Cruz loose from the Giants.
  • Update: Regarding Cruz, Colts owner Jim Irsay (an absolute nutcase on Twitter) hinted that the Colts are close to finalizing a deal for a WR.

Eagles

  • It’ll be interesting to see if the Eagles go out and sign a RT. Free agency is now 6 days deep at this point, and there are a number of at least semi-intriguing players available. Have their price tags dropped to a point where the Eagles would entertain bringing one in? TBD.
  • It sounds like the two teams most likely for Nnamdi Asomugha are the 49ers and Saints.

Cowboys

  • Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

3 Comments

  1. Pro Football Talk just put up something where Irsay said “no we’re not looking at Victor Cruz” there ends that speculation.

  2. ct17 says:

    Dallas being quiet in free agency, actually Dallas being quiet in general, has to be the worst thing to ever happen to Jerry Jones.

    1. Jimmy Kempski says:

      Yeah, they have < 150K in cap space.

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