Now that the CBA negotiations could be done as soon as a few weeks from now, Free Agency finally seems close. The interesting thing about it is that, teams weren't certain what the rules would be after the 2010 season and started putting tenders on players who'd normally be UFAs. Now, it seems, those tenders are useless. In fact, the new CBA seems it'll be reverting to previous Free Agency rules
- players will need merely 4 years to hit unrestricted free agency.
What's that mean? As restricted as last year's Free Agency was, with so few players available, the market will be overflowing with players. In essence, last year's free agents this year's FAs will combine with unsigned players with 4 years or more experience to make one massive crop of free agents. CBS' Mike Freeman describes it this way
- "NFL free agency will be utter chaos. It'll be like releasing a Kardashian in an NBA locker room."
Who's in this mass of Free Agents that'll be hitting suddenly-overworked NFL front offices? Put simply, look at KFFL's list
- not only are all those UFAs available, but the RFAs are too! One website's list of the top 50 FAs
Who're you watching for in free agency from a fantasy football perspective?
I like Santana Moss
, who had a big season last year and who's struggled with bad offenses in NY and WAS. The Skins have apparently focused on rebuilding the WR corps, drafting 3 WRs.Michael Bush
is another guy I'm watching. It appears he'll truly be a UFA, despite never playing his rookie year due to a college injury. Not many RB jobs available, but some recent reports have examined how he'd work in Cincinnati.
Ahmad Bradshaw could conceivably walk, as the Giants haven't shown the greatest interest in continually dealing with his injuries. He's been repeatedly linked to Miami.
On the OLine, I'm interested in Davin Joseph
and Jared Gaither
. Joseph was an integral part of the line that protected Freeman and blocked for Blount. Gaither struggled playing out of position and the Ravens reportedly won't look to bring him back. An o-line needy team like the Lions could target him.
While everyone talks about Nnamdi Asomugha, Jonathan Joseph
is one of the best CBs in the league. One of the losers of the Asomugha sweepstakes could actual win the guy who can produce more statistically in Joseph.
Who are you watching?