nfl free agents 2012

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The NFL free agency period begins on March 13, 2012, at 4pm. With his rookie contract expiring, DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles will be one of several coveted wide receivers eligible for free agency in 2012. The Eagles have until March 5th to place a franchise or transition tag on Jackson – two of a few options available to them. Jackson’s numbers in 2011 took a dive, but he made a late-season push to improve them. He finished with 58 catches, 961 yards and 4 touchdowns for the season. His punt return stats were also down. Though Jackson’s on-field showmanship may be entertaining to some, it has cost the Eagles penalty yards in critical game moments. Will the Eagles work out a deal with Jackson, or has D-Jax seen his last days in the Eagles’ green and white?

Free agent WR Terrell Owens has tryout with Seattle Seahawks today.

8/6/2012 – Owens, who will be 39 in December, has played for 5 NFL teams and one short stint this year with the Allen Wranglers (IFL).

  • San Francisco 49ers (1996-2003)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2004-2005)
  • Dallas Cowboys (2006-2008)
  • Buffalo Bills (2009)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (2010)
  • Allen Wranglers (2012)

Do you think Terrell Owens can still contribute to a team?

Though top tier wide receivers like Vincent Jackson and Pierre Garcon were grabbed up soon after free agency began on March 13, some serviceable receivers are still available. Admittedly, it is slim pickings at this point and most of those still out there may have to wait for an injury before they get THE call. Still, I think Burress, Edwards and Sims-Walker are the most likely candidates to get on some team’s radar before the season starts.

Since the NFL free agency began yesterday, March 13th, here’s an update on my post last week that listed my favorite Top 10 free agent wide receivers.

Two other free agent wide receivers who have been signed: Josh Morgan (to Redskins) and Randy Moss (to 49ers).

Early signs favor restricted free agent Mike Wallace remaining a Steeler, but as top receivers come off the board, we’ll see if teams become desperate enough to give up a first round pick and a top tier WR salary offer.

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