Catching up on some reading the coverage…
Connor Barwin said the Eagles offered a better deal than the Texans and he had to take it, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.
Glover Quin got $4.7 million a year from the Detroit Lions, says Ganguli.
Thoughts on Kevin Walter, James Casey and Glover Quin from Lance Zierlein of the Houston Chronicle blog.
Any logic that didn’t rate Quin as a core player was flawed, says Rovers McCown of Battle Red Blog. He was the only player the Texans ever successfully developed at the position.
Alternatives to Ed Reed if he doesn’t join the Texans, from Ryan Cook of Toro Times.
Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson reviewed their free agency haul, says Phillip B. Wilson.
Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth breaks down the Colts' spending spree, and sees a lot of questions.
The Colts' free agency efforts have been largely focused on shoring up the defense, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
Darius Butler and Greg Toler ranked very well in Pro Football Focuses ratings of cornerbacks, says Chappell.
Owner Jim Irsay let the Star know that he spent “with the top of the top” and had his wallet open “matching everyone else’s,” says Chappell.
Considering the payout for Ricky Jean Francois with Brad Wells of Stampede Blue.
The Jaguars’ new guys must prove they belong, says Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union. “It’s no coincidence that the four UFAs brought aboard by (David) Caldwell are on two-year contracts. They are here to audition, not be handed starting jobs.”
To which I say: Roy Miller and Justin Forsett look like nice pieces. I am less confident about Alan Ball and Antwaun Molden. They'll really need to coach up those cornerbacks.
Slow-playing has been the right way to go for Caldwell and the Jaguars, says Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country.
The Jaguars re-signed Molden to a minimum one-year deal, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Times-Union.
Clearing up the concept of the mandatory cap floor, with Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country.
Green Bay free agent Brad Jones is the next linebacker the Titans are looking at to fortify their depth, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Titans owner Bud Adams talked to Wyatt about big free-agent spending and playoff hopes. Said Adams: “We have to get the players we know can perform and make us look like we’re a tough team to play against again.”
The Titans re-signed return man Darius Reynaud, says Wyatt.
To which I say: Reynaud might not like being identified as a returner. But after the signing of Shonn Greene he should get used to it, because he’s rarely going to get a carry.