Saturday, March 9, 2013
Pre-free agency opens quietly
By Paul Kuharsky
We didn’t know what to expect as Friday night turned into Saturday morning. The NFL’s never had a legal negotiating period building up to the start of free agency.
Perhaps we would have heard a lot of teams and players matched up. But a memo from the NFL appears to have squashed the potential for that and contradicted the very premise of the build-up days.
So what did we come out of the early hours of pre-free agency with?
- The Redskins may covert Jacksonville free-agent cornerback Derek Cox.
- The Colts could like San Diego corner Antoine Cason and Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes.
- The primary Titans beat writer thinks it’s even money that the team’s first call was to the representative for Buffalo guard Andy Levitre.
- The Titans might be interested in Pittsburgh guard Ramon Foster.
None of it is real solid. None of it satisfies the appetite created by the idea of the new negotiating window.
I don’t expect we’re going to learn too, too much before free agency actually opens Tuesday afternoon.
Hurry up and wait.