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  • RFAs will affect the draft

    The large number of talented RFAs that are currently on 1 year deals will have a huge impact on the draft next year.


    Is there a list anywhere of all the RFAs on their 1 year tender offer? (or unsigned)

  • #2
    Can you elaborate on how you think they will affect the draft? Not knocking the thread idea or anything but I don't understand where you are going with it yet.

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    • #3
      I think what he means is that, because of the change in the CBA that required a player to have 6 seasons of experience before they can be unrestricted free agents, there will be a ton of guys playing on one year deals this season.

      I don't have a complete list, but some of the headliners include: Miles Austin, Marcus Spears, Rocky McIntosh, Nick Collins, Jason Spitz, Ray Edwards, Tavaris Jackson, Thomas Davis, Matt Moore, Jahri Evans, Pierre Thomas, Barrett Rudd, Steve Breaston, Ronnie Brown, Logan Mankins, Stephen Gostkowski, Braylon Edwards, Jared Gaither, D,Qwell Jackson, Jerome Harrison, DeMeco Ryans, Owen Daniels, Elvis Dumervil, Kyle Orton, Derrick Johnson, Vincent Jackson, Marcus McNeil, and Shawne Merriman.

      That certainly is a very good list of players that will be free agents next year. However, I don't know how it will affect the draft as compared to other seasons. If you want a full list, you can go to walterfootball.com and check out the individual team season previews and it will say all the the players who were signed to tenders.

      Originally posted by SolidGold
      Bortlezzzzzzz
      Originally posted by Monomach
      Brilliant letting one of Scott Pioli's henchmen have his own team to ruin.  One of the premier GM jobs in the NFL and it gets handed to a stupid **** who makes three facepalm moves for every good one.  Awesome.  Just like handing a new Mercedes to a 16 year old girl who's already been in three wrecks. 

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      • #4
        That is it exactly, the extra players on one year deals will have a flow on effect on free agency which will impact the draft.

        Teams will be able to fill needs through free agency. Also some teams who think they have depth could change.

        This is in addition to the normal run of players who come off contract every year.

        The 30% rule means that players who normally would be extended are unable to get reasonable extensions

        for example, look at next year's WR free agents

        Vincent Jackson
        Steve Smith
        Miles Austin
        Braylon Edwards
        Santonio Holmes
        Sidney Rice


        these are the kind of top tier guys that teams normally lock up early

        then there are good 2nd tier guys with ability
        Domenik Hixon
        John Lee Higgins
        Limas Sweed
        Dwayne Jarrett
        Jason Hill

        the bottom line is that there are plenty of options to address needs, also if a team unexpectedly loses a player they expected to resign, it will create an urgent need.

        How it all winds up will have a bigger than usual impact on the draft.

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        • #5
          You look at the guy's that most likely wont resign. The Jets should trade Edwards for a Third.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Big_Pete View Post

            for example, look at next year's WR free agents

            Vincent Jackson
            Steve Smith
            Miles Austin
            Braylon Edwards
            Santonio Holmes
            Sidney Rice

            these are the kind of top tier guys that teams normally lock up early

            then there are good 2nd tier guys with ability
            Domenik Hixon
            John Lee Higgins
            Limas Sweed
            Dwayne Jarrett
            Jason Hill
            .
            Now take those free agents and add them to this years receiving class of AJ Green, Julio Jones, Baldwin and etc. It will be a good time to be in the market for a WR.

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            • #7
              or a ****** time to be in the market as a WR

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fenikz View Post
                or a ****** time to be in the market as a WR
                why? (10 char)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scotty D View Post
                  why? (10 char)
                  Because if you're Mr. Average Joe, nobody will look at you for a long time.

                  With the talent of WR's available, both in FA and the draft, average WR will have to wait a long time for all of them to find a home before they do. If a team needs a WR, they'll hope to land Steve Smith, Miles Austin, Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, Sidney Rice or any of the talented rookies before a Limas Sweed, or a Domenik Hixon or a John Lee Higgins, obviously. But given the quantity of talented players available, and the fact that the deals they get will dictate the rest of the market for WR's, it's going to be a great year for teams wanting WR, but not good for FA WR's.

                  Props to clover_jeez!

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                  • #10
                    With all the roster turnover, team needs will not be able to be determined for a while.

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                    • #11
                      Here is a quick list I did of the notable Restricted Free Agents currently on 1 year deals (using walterfootball). These guys will be added to the usual number of free agents.

                      Also remember this year's RFA class was three times the usual size

                      Quarterback

                      Kyle Orton (RFA), QB, Broncos. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Broncos (1 year)

                      Bruce Gradkowski (RFA), QB, Raiders. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Raiders (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Tarvaris Jackson (RFA), QB, Vikings. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Vikings (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Brodie Croyle (RFA), QB, Chiefs. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Chiefs (1 year, $1.7 million)


                      Runningback

                      Darren Sproles (RFA), RB/KR/PR, Chargers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Chargers (1 year, $7.2 million)

                      Ronnie Brown (RFA), RB, Dolphins. Age: 28.
                      Tendered by Dolphins (1st round)

                      Jerome Harrison (RFA), RB, Browns. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Browns (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Pierre Thomas (RFA), RB, Saints. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $1.6 million)

                      Jason Snelling (RFA), RB, Falcons. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Falcons (1 year, $1.6 million)

                      Jerious Norwood (RFA), RB, Falcons. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Falcons (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Mike Bell (RFA), RB, Saints. Age: 27.
                      Signed with Eagles (1 year, $1.7 million)


                      Fullback

                      Le'Ron McClain (RFA), FB, Ravens. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $2.4 million)

                      Leonard Weaver (RFA), FB, Eagles. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Eagles (3 years, $10-11.5 million)

                      Naufahu Tahi (RFA), FB, Vikings. Age: 28.
                      Re-signed with Vikings (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Not only is Naufahu Tahi a solid blocker; he's also a key cog in Brad Childress' vaunted two-fullback offense. Look for it in 2013.

                      Lawrence Vickers (RFA), FB, Browns. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Browns (1 year, $1.7 million)


                      Wide Receiver

                      Miles Austin-Jones (RFA), WR, Cowboys. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Cowboys (1 year, $3.1 million)

                      Vincent Jackson (RFA), WR, Chargers. Age: 27.
                      Tendered by Chargers (1st, 3rd round)

                      Braylon Edwards (RFA), WR, Jets. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Jets (1 year, $5 million)

                      Lance Moore (RFA), WR, Saints. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Steve Breaston (RFA), WR/PR, Cardinals. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Cardinals (1 year, $2.3 million)

                      Brad Smith (RFA), WR/KR, Jets. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Jets (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Courtney Roby (RFA), KR, Saints. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Saints (1 year)

                      Malcom Floyd (RFA), WR, Chargers. Age: 28.
                      Re-signed with Chargers (1 year, $3.1 million)

                      Mark Clayton (RFA), WR, Ravens. Age: 28.
                      Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $1.8 million)


                      Tight End

                      Owen Daniels (RFA), TE, Texans. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Texans (1 year, $3.1 million)

                      Tony Scheffler (RFA), TE, Broncos. Age: 27.
                      Traded to Lions

                      Jeff King (RFA), TE, Panthers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Panthers (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      David Thomas (RFA), TE, Saints. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Bo Scaife (RFA), TE, Titans. Age: 29.
                      Re-signed with Titans (1 year, $4.9 million)

                      Derek Schouman (RFA), TE, Bills. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Bills (1 year)


                      Tackle

                      Jared Gaither (RFA), OT, Ravens. Age: 24.
                      Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $2.4 million)

                      Jammal Brown (RFA), OT, Saints. Age: 29.
                      Traded to Redskins (1 year $3.619 million)

                      Marcus McNeill (RFA), OT, Chargers. Age: 26.
                      Tendered by Chargers (1st, 3rd round)

                      Willie Colon (RFA), OT, Steelers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Steelers (1 year, $2.5 million)

                      Tyson Clabo (RFA), OT, Falcons. Age: 28.
                      Re-signed with Falcons (1 year, $2.5 million)

                      Charlie Johnson (RFA), OT, Colts. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Colts (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Ryan O'Callaghan (RFA), OT, Chiefs. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Chiefs (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Jermon Bushrod (RFA), OT, Saints. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $1.6 million)

                      Donald Penn (RFA), OT, Buccaneers. Age: 27.
                      Tendered by Buccaneers (1st, 3rd rounds)

                      Jeremy Trueblood (RFA), OT, Buccaneers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Buccaneers (1 year, $1.7 million)


                      Jeromey Clary (RFA), OT, Chargers. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Chargers (1 year, $1.6 million)


                      Guard

                      Logan Mankins (RFA), G, Patriots. Age: 28.
                      Tendered by Patriots (1st, 3rd round)

                      Marshal Yanda (RFA), G, Ravens. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $1.6 million)

                      Rob Sims (RFA), G, Seahawks. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Seahawks (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Evan Mathis (RFA), G, Bengals. Age: 28.
                      Re-signed with Bengals (1 year, $1.2 million)

                      Harvey Dahl (RFA), G, Falcons. Age: 29.
                      Re-signed with Falcons (1 year, $2.5 million)

                      Richie Incognito (RFA), G, Bills. Age: 27.
                      Signed with Dolphins (1 year)

                      Daryn Colledge (RFA), G, Packers. Age: 28.
                      Re-signed with Packers (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Chris White (RFA), G, Texans. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Texans (1 year, $1.2 million)


                      Center

                      Jason Spitz (RFA), C/G, Packers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Packers (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Chris Spencer (RFA), C, Seahawks. Age: 28.
                      Re-signed with Seahawks (1 year, $2.4 million)


                      Defensive End

                      Elvis Dumervil (RFA), DE/OLB, Broncos. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Broncos (1 year, $3.1 million)

                      Ray Edwards (RFA), DE, Vikings. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Vikings (1 year, $2.5 million)

                      Marcus Spears (RFA), DE/DT, Cowboys. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Cowboys (1 year, $1.2 million)

                      Darryl Tapp (RFA), DE, Seahawks. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Seahawks (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Anthony Hargrove (RFA), DE, Saints. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $1.2 million)

                      Stephen Bowen (RFA), DE/DT, Cowboys. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Cowboys (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Mark Anderson (RFA), DE, Bears. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Bears (1 year, $1.7 million)


                      Defensive Tackle

                      Johnny Jolly (RFA), DE/DT, Packers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Packers (1 year, $2.5 million)

                      Barry Cofield (RFA), DT, Giants. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Giants (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Remi Ayodele (RFA), DT, Saints. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Louis Leonard (RFA), NT, Panthers. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Panthers (1 year, $1.6 million)


                      Inside Linebacker

                      Barrett Ruud (RFA), ILB, Buccaneers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Buccaneers (1 year, $3.2 million)

                      Derrick Johnson (RFA), ILB, Chiefs. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Chiefs (1 year, $2.6 million)

                      D'Qwell Jackson (RFA), ILB, Browns. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Browns (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Stephen Tulloch (RFA), ILB, Titans. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Titans (1 year, $2.5 million)

                      Jason Trusnik (RFA), ILB, Browns. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Browns: 1 year, $1.6 million

                      Freddie Keiaho (RFA), ILB, Colts. Age: 27.
                      Signed with Jaguars (1 year, $635,000)

                      Tim Dobbins (RFA), ILB, Chargers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Chargers (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Corey Mays (RFA), ILB, Chiefs. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Chiefs (1 year, $1.7 million)


                      Outside Linebacker

                      Rocky McIntosh (RFA), OLB, Redskins. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Redskins (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Thomas Davis (RFA), OLB, Panthers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Panthers (1 year, $3.2 million)

                      Shawne Merriman (RFA), DE/OLB, Chargers. Age: 26.
                      Tendered by Chargers (1st, 3rd rounds)

                      Matt Roth (RFA), DE/OLB, Browns. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Browns (1 year, $1.8 million)

                      Thomas Howard (RFA), OLB, Raiders. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Raiders (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Chris Gocong (RFA), OLB, Eagles. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Eagles (1 year, $1.1 million)


                      Cornerback

                      Richard Marshall (RFA), CB, Panthers. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Panthers (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Carlos Rogers (RFA), CB, Redskins. Age: 29.
                      Tendered by Redskins (1st round)

                      Ellis Hobbs (RFA), CB, Eagles. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Eagles (1 year, $2.8 million)

                      Will Blackmon (RFA), CB/PR, Packers. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Packers (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Fabian Washington (RFA), CB, Ravens. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $1.8 million)


                      Safety

                      Nick Collins (RFA), FS, Packers. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Packers (4 years, $27 million)

                      Bernard Pollard (RFA), SS, Texans. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Texans (1 year, $2.5 million)

                      Brodney Pool (RFA), FS, Browns. Age: 26.
                      Signed with Jets (1 year, $1.3 million)

                      Roman Harper (RFA), SS, Saints. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $2.5 million)

                      Reed Doughty (RFA), SS, Redskins. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Redskins (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      George Wilson (RFA), S, Bills. Age: 29.
                      Re-signed with Bills (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Gerald Sensabaugh (RFA), SS, Cowboys. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Cowboys (1 year, $1.8 million)

                      Dawan Landry (RFA), SS, Ravens. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Danieal Manning (RFA), S/KR, Bears. Age: 28.
                      Re-signed with Bears (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Melvin Bullitt (RFA), SS, Colts. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Colts (1 year, $1.6 million)

                      Abram Elam (RFA), SS, Browns. Age: 28.
                      Re-signed with Browns (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Eric Smith (RFA), SS, Jets. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Jets (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Hiram Eugene (RFA), FS, Raiders. Age: 29.
                      Re-signed with Raiders (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Usama Young (RFA), FS, Saints. Age: 25.
                      Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Jarrad Page (RFA), FS, Chiefs. Age: 25.
                      Tendered by Chiefs (2nd round)

                      Ko Simpson (RFA), S, Lions. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Lions (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Pat Watkins (RFA), S, Cowboys. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Cowboys (1 year, $1.1 million)

                      Josh Bullocks (RFA), S, Bears. Age: 27.
                      Re-signed with Bears (1 year, $1.2 million)


                      Kickers/Punters

                      Stephen Gostkowski (RFA), K, Patriots. Age: 26.
                      Re-signed with Patriots (1 year, $1.7 million)

                      Billy Cundiff (RFA), K, Ravens. Age: 30.
                      Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $1.1 million)
                      Last edited by Big_Pete; 07-15-2010, 05:24 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lowlife View Post
                        With all the roster turnover, team needs will not be able to be determined for a while.
                        I would expect a lot of roster turnover

                        the 30% rule and the lack of cba including an uncapped year means a lot of teams haven't been able (or willing) to do their long term planning and signing of their players.

                        There will be a lot of talent available and a frankly a lot of needs for almost every team. Many teams will have a lot of money to spend.

                        Free Agency will be chaotic, and will have a huge impact in the draft, particularly at some positions.

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