The NFL has endured quite the ride this week, and it’s only beginning. NFL fans across the country have got to be filled with joy and so much excitement. Well, here’s what happened since my latest blog post. Going into the weekend, some pretty big moves have been made, here’s a recap:
A little bit ago, The Philadelphia Eagles just landed Nnamdi Asomugha. The deal is worth 60 million, and 32 million is guaranteed. The Eagles now have Asomugha, Asante Samuel, and Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie. Whoa. That’s a heck of a secondary. Not to mention, their offense can put up points as well with Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, and Jeremy Maclin. That team on paper looks like Super Bowl favorites. The NFC now has three elite teams: the Eagles, the defending Super Bowl champions Green Bay Packers, and Atlanta Falcons. The Chicago Bears, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are second tier.
Yesterday, the big news was the New England Patriots trading for Ocho Cinco, and Albert Haynesworth. They look like risks to me, but I am going to assume the Bill Belichick knows what he is doing. Belichick is a great discipliner, and that is just what those two players need. Ocho Cinco could really benefit from Tom Brady throwing to him.
Chris Johnson announced he is going to hold out for a better deal. Cam Newton agreed to a 22 million deal with the Panthers. Peyton Manning won’t be ready for the start of training camp, and Steelers linebacker James Harrison apologized for what he said about Roger Goodell.
Kevin Kolb was traded to the Cardinals that sent DRC to the Eagles. Larry Fitzgerald has finally found a quarterback since Kurt Warner retired.
The Packers have signed Mason Crosby to a five year deal. Daryn Colledge agreed to a deal with the Cardinals. It also appears Nick Barnett will be released. Green Bay also released Mark Tauscher, and Brandon Chillar. The Jaguars also signed Jason Spitz away from the Packers.
The Falcons signed free agent defensive end Ray Edwards from the Vikings. The Vikings also lost Sidney Rice to the Seattle Seahawks, and re-signed Brandon Mebane. The Panthers traded for Greg Olsen from the Bears, and have Jeremy Shockey as well. I wonder how they will us both those tight ends. The Bears signed wide receiver Roy Williams, who was released by the Cowboys, and defensive lineman Vernon Gholston. The Saints traded Reggie Bush to the Miami Dolphins, and the Saints signed Darren Sproles away from the Chargers.
I will be back on Monday.