AFC South: Cecil Sapp

Tracking free agency a week in

March, 6, 2009
Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

Our NFC West ace Mike Sando has been keeping track of free-agent movement by division and put together this excellent chart, which doesn't factor in any deals that may have been completed Friday morning.

Division Starting UFA Current UFA
Percent Still Unsigned
NFC North
40 33 .825
AFC West
34 28 .824
NFC West
58 45 .776
NFC East
33 25 .758
AFC North
46 32 .696
AFC South
39 26 .667
AFC East
45 28 .622
NFC South
41 22 .537
Who's still out there from the AFC South teams?

The most significant names by team, with asterisks denoting players still believed to be of interest by their current clubs:

Houston Texans

Cornerback DeMarcus Faggins, safety Nick Ferguson*, defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina*, fullback Cecil Sapp*.

Indianapolis Colts

Safety Matt Giordano, linebacker Tyjuan Hagler, cornerback Keiwan Ratliff, running back Dominic Rhodes*, punter Hunter Smith, defensive end Josh Thomas.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tackle Khalif Barnes, guard Chris Naeole, linebacker Mike Peterson, safety Pierson Prioleau, safety Gerald Sensabaugh, receiver Reggie Williams.

Tennessee Titans

Corner/returner Chris Carr*, punter Craig Hentrich*, cornerback Reynaldo Hill, tackle Daniel Loper*, receiver Justin McCareins.

Houston UFAs to be

January, 15, 2009
Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

The Houston Texans' unrestricted free agents to be, in rough order of importance or rank:

Cornerback Dunta Robinson -- The defense was a lot better once he got back to form after rehabbing the bad leg injury and he's their best DB.

Free safety Eugene Wilson -- Was starting at the end and doing pretty well. A versatile piece with value.

Strong safety C.C. Brown -- Only played three games before season-ending injury. Good to have in the mix, but they need to upgrade his competition.

Strong safety Nick Ferguson -- Brought in to help with culture and was a good locker room guy.

Cornerback DeMarcus Faggins -- A sentimental favorite in the building as an original Texan, but he shouldn't rank higher than fourth corner.

Defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina -- He's 38 and just finished his 16th season. Probably time for the Texans to get younger in this spot. Could get a one-year deal.

Tight end Mark Bruener -- Made no contribution in his 14th season and is heading toward retirement.

Fullback Cecil Sapp -- Very much the second guy behind Vonta Leach. Signed because of injuries to play special teams.

Long snapper Bryan Pittman -- Ended season with suspension and was inconsistent at important times. Clark Harris did well as his replacement and can play some tight end in a pinch.

Center Chris White -- Active as a sub about half the time in 2008.

Tackle Scott Jackson -- Missed his entire fourth season with a left foot injury.

Cornerback Jimmy Williams -- Missed entire season with a knee injury.