Monday, July 25, 2011
Download: 2011 NFL free-agency tracker
By Mike Sando
I've taken the NFL's official free-agent list and worked it into a useful Excel file for your tracking and projecting pleasure.
This lets you slice, dice and sort information by team, player, classification, position and more.
The chart lists street free agents (FA), franchise players, restricted free agents (RFA), players who negotiated rights of first refusal (Kevin Curtis is the only one) and unrestricted free agents (UFA).
I was expecting to see more franchise players listed. Phil Dawson, Tamba Hali, Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson were the only franchise players listed in the official league release. This is a fluid situation with lots of surprises. I'll seek answers and report back when I get them.
Non-rookies without contracts for 2011 cannot practice until Aug. 4, even if they sign before then. Teams with lots of roster spots to fill will have a harder time practicing effectively before then.