If you like the business of NFL football, this is your time of year when your favorite goes about the business of making moves either to get under the salary cap, or sign free agents, or lose free agents or all of the above, then brace yourself because the action onthe first day of free agency gets busy quick. Alot of moves happened already anfd many more are coming.
One of the surprise moves were the Bills releasing starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick especially after signing him to a big contract in 2011.Where he lands is anyone’s gets but my guess is that there is a opening in Jacksonville and Arizona that he could land.
”We kept every possible option open right down to the wire, when we had to make a decision on whether to keep Ryan,” general manager Buddy Nix said. ”In the end, we had to do what we feel is best for our football team. And it was a difficult decision.”
Another move that wasn’t surprising was the release of Eagles corner back Nnamdi Asomugha after signing him 2 years ago to 5 years 60 million dollar contract.
”He has been a true pro on and off the field for this organization and our community and we wish him all the best as he continues his NFL career,” Roseman said in a statement. ”We spoke to his representatives at the combine about his future status with the team and wanted to take time to analyze and make a decision. In the end, Coach and I both felt we needed to move in a different direction at the cornerback position for 2013 and beyond.”
As for where Asomugha ends up is speculation at this point, but one place could be Kansas City with former Eagles coach Andy Reid …or maybe in New England where the Patroits have a habit of taking players and have them fit the system. never discount the Patroits in looking to upgrade their team. With Ed Reed possibly moving on from the Ravens Asomugha could end up there as well.
Tony Gonzalez has informed the Atlanta Falcons that he will be returning for the 2013 season which has to make Matt Ryan and the Falcons organization happy.”I can assure you we’re a lot better football team this afternoon than we were this morning,” Smith said soon after Gonzalez announced on his Twitter feed he will return to the Falcons for the 2013 season.
”Being part of such a great team and organization was too much to pass up,” Gonzalez said in a statement released by the team. ”I would also like to say thank you to all of the fans for their support over the last several weeks.”
”I know Tony had said he was 95 percent as the season started,” Smith said. ”We were holding out on that 5 percent and we got it.