Chat wrap: Free agency picked over already

February, 24, 2009
2/24/09
5:34
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Thanks to those who dropped by the NFC West chat this afternoon. You can jump directly to my portion of the transcript here.

As I looked at the list of free agents, sorted by grade, I noticed how many of those free agents already knew their fates for 2009. There simply aren't many premium free agents to discuss heading into the signing period.

Thirteen of the projected top 20 free agents will not become unrestricted free agents Friday. The seven still scheduled to hit the market: Albert Haynesworth, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ray Lewis, Kurt Warner, Bart Scott, Jason Brown and Chris Canty.

The Seahawks, Rams and Cardinals would be better with Brown at center. Houshmandzadeh would make sense for NFC West teams other than the Cardinals, but the Rams need fewer players in their 30s, not more of them. And I question whether Houshmandzadeh would want to join a rebuilding organization after years with the Bengals.

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