Tuesday, March 11, 2014

NFL Free Agency: Day 1 Recap

Aqib Talib Signs with Rival Broncos: After New England was unable to sign their star cornerback this past offseason, the Denver Broncos managed to swoop in, and snag Talib off of the market. The contract will be worth $57 million over the course of six-years, even though Talib has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. One thing is for sure: the next time Talib sees Welker in Denver's locker room, the two will have an awkward encounter.

Jonathan Martin Traded to 49ers: Despite all of the controversy surrounding Martin, as well as his nemesis, Incognito, the 49ers were willing to trade for Martin. Martin will now be under his former head coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh. The trade was especially surprising due to the recent reports that Harbaugh was losing control over the locker room, so it will be interesting to see how Martin affects the team chemistry.

Jairus Byrd Signs Deal with Saints: Jarius Byrd, a three time All-Pro, has struck a deal with the New Orleans Saints, which is rumored to be worth 6-years, $56 million contract. In the past 5 years, Jairus Byrd recorded 22 interceptions as a safety in Buffalo, which can certainly help the Saints' pass defense, who ranked 24th overall in interceptions last season.

DeMarcus Ware Cut by Dallas Cowboys: The Dallas Cowboys have decided to cut DeMarcus Ware, which will free up more than $16 million in cap space. Now, the Denver Broncos have emerged as one of the favorites to sign the 7-time pro bowler, as well as Defensive Player of the Year.

Julius Peppers Cut By Bears: Julius Peppers, an 8-time Pro Bowler, has officially been cut from the Chicago Bear;s roster. At 34 years old, it comes as no surprise that Pepper saw a drop-oof in his statistics last season compared to 2012.

Jets Showing Interest in Maurice Jones-Drew: After being considered to be one of the best running backs in the league, MJD was unable to find his groove last season due to his injury, as he rushed for 803 yards with 5 scores in 15 games. Depsite his poor season in 2013, the Jets are rumored to show interest in the 29 year-old running back.

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