The First 18 Hours of NFL Free Agency 2012

Posted: March 14, 2012 in Bunker

The “Who Cares” Signings/Releases:

  • Bears agreed to terms with Tim Jennings on a 2-year contract

Commentary: If you ask a Bears fan, they would like to have a better Corner to upgrade from their current Charles “Peanut” Tillman and D.J. Moore

  • Cowboys Release Terrence Newman.
Commentary: As a Giants fan, I love this 

Commentary: 1st Round pick. 1st round bust. Good riddance.

  • Carlos Rogers re-signs with the 49ers.

Commentary: Now the 49ers will return all 11 starters on defense from the 2011 season.

  • Kevin Boss will be cut by Oakland on Wednesday

Commentary: At least Boss can thank Eli Manning for that free agent deal he received last year…right?

  • Trent Cole agrees to a 4-year extension with Trent Cole through 2017
  • Eric Wright signs a 5-year/ $37.5 million with the Buccaneers


You are really going to overpay for that guy huh?

  • Pierre Garcon receives 5 years/ $42.5 million from the Redskins

Commentary: over 8 million dollars for a receiver you’re not sure is anything more than a product of Peyton Manning. In his defense, Garcon had 70 receptions for 947 yards with a combination of Kerry Collins, Dan Orlovsky and Curtis Painter. Let’s hope for the sake of Redskins Nation that Pierre can help RGIII adjust to the NFL.

  • Vincent Jackson receives 5 years, $55.55 million, including $26 million guaranteed from the Buccaneers.

Commentary: Jackson is a top 10 receiver at best, when he’s motivated. But now that he’s paid and paid handsomely, will he suffer from Chris Johnson syndrome?



  • Brandon Marshall traded to the Bears from the Dolphins for two 3rd round picks.

Commentary: Much like the Jay Cutler deal, Chicago fans are already punching their ticket to the NFC Championship game at the very least. Let’s hope for the Bears sake, Brandon Marshall keeps it together.



  • Reggie Wayne resigns with the Colts for 3 years/ $17 million

Commentary: How did he manage to get less than Pierre Garcon? I guess age has something to do with it, however I was sure Wayne would wait until Peyton made a decision. At least Luck has a #1 receiver.

  • Calvin Johnson re-signs with the Detroit Lions for 7 years/ $132 million

Commentary: I didn’t think anyone would surpass Fitzgerald’s 7 year/ $128 million. I   was wrong. But I can see why.



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