Shocks and expected deals already taking place in the NFL, just two hours into the new season.After just two hours of the official opneing of the 2013 NFL season, teams across the league are moving fast to snap up free agents.
The Miami Dolphins have already landed top wide receiver Mike Wallace to a five year deal and have now reportedly signed Ravens linebacker Daniel Ellerbee, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Dolphins also are interested in tight end Jared Cook. Miami were expected to make some signings in free agency but players who would immediately have such a positive impact on the team.
The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, have officially signed defensive end Paul Kruger to a four-year deal that includes a whopping $21m guaranteed. Kruger’s signing will provide huge support on the Cleveland defence, which only lacked a pass rusher to compliment their impressive secondary. This acquisition will go a long way to enhancing the team’s chances of challenging for a playoff spot next season.
ESPN.com are reporting that the Tennessee Titans have made two signings already, bringing in free agent guard Adam Levitre and former San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker, who was widely expected to join Miami. The Titans are a team that have been stuck in the wilderness for the past few seasons, but with these pickups and a strong draft, the future could look good for the young team.
Kansas City, meanwhile, are continuing their rebuilding process as NFL.com reports. Kansas have struck a double deal to sign backup QB Chase Daniel from New Orleans and tight end Anthony Fasano from Miami. Daniel will be a good security net if Alex Smith was to go down injured, whilst Fasano is a reliable tight end, who can be a big target in the red-zone.
Although it has only been two hours, the buzz and activity around the league has been in over drive. Check for updates later, where we will have a full round up on all the big free agent signings, and how it affects the teams going into the 2013 season