What’s The NFL Free Agency Word?
Here are some deals that caught my eye over the past week:
- Alvin Keels and Joel Segal got DeAngelo Hall $54 million ($22.5 million guaranteed) in a 6-year deal with the Redskins.
- The Redskins have already spent a lot not only on Hall, but also on Albert Haynesworth. Chad Speck got his client a 7-year deal worth a maximum of $115 million if he remains with the team all 7 years and meets all performance bonus clauses ($41 million is guaranteed, including $32 million in the first 13-months of the contract). Is there still a salary cap in the NFL? At least the Skins don’t have to worry about Jason Taylor taking money away from the cap (he was released).
- If he knew about this website, Sage Rosenfels would be a fan of our Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up. For the time being, he will be counting his money that the Minnesota Vikings offered him. Rick Smith got his client a 2-year deal worth $9 million. Not bad for a guy who does not have the starting job wrapped up in Minnesota.
- Kenneth Vierra did not instruct his client, Chris Kemoeatu, to sign with whatever team presented the most money to his client. Instead, Kemoeatu accepted a $20 million, 5-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers (including $6 million guaranteed), and passed up a bigger offer from the New York Jets.
- Will Cedric Benson be the starting RB for the Cincinnati Bengals? Who knows? What we do know is that Eugene Parker was able to get Benson a 2-year, $7 million deal.
- The Bengals also agreed to terms with Laveranues Coles. Roosevelt Barnes is happy to see his client join Ocho Cinco. Barnes also helped structure the 4-year, $28 million contract.
- No one will be competing for the starting inside linebacker position on the Baltimore Ravens. Ray Lewis tested the free-agent market and did not like what he saw. Or maybe he just loves being a Raven. He re-signed with the team, while teammate, Bart Scott, signed with the Jets.
- And last, but not least, some guy that goes by T.O. signed with the Buffalo Bills. Terrell Owens and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, accepted a 1-year, $6.5 million deal. It is a little bit colder in Buffalo than Dallas.