NFL Free Agent Report Vol. 11

Mar 17, 2008

Time for the eleventh installment of the NFL Free Agent Report.  Click here for a link to earlier reports.

Robert Ferguson
This wouldn’t be news for any team other than Minnesota because their receiving corps is so weak.  Well, Ferguson re-signed with the Vikings for one year and $1 million.  Last year he had 32 receptions for 391 yards and a score. 

Bubba Franks
The Jets picked up Bubba hoping to bolster their passing game.  He only had 18 catches last year, but he remains a red zone threat.  Of those 18 catches, three went for touchdowns. 

Brian Kelly
CB Brian Kelly has decided to sign with the Detroit Lions.  Last year he had 21 tackles and 2 INTs for Tampa Bay.  On his career he has 22 INTs.  He signed a three-year deal with the Lions. 

Dan Klecko
The Eagles signed Klecko and will convert him to Fullback to replace Thomas Tapeh. 

D.J. Hackett
The Panthers are finally giving Steve Smith some help at WR.  First, they brough Moose (Muhsin Muhammad) back, and now they’re adding D.J. Hackett.  Hackett suffered through an ankle injury last year, but was effective when he was able to play.  He had 32 catches for 384 yards and 3 TDs.  He also had a six catch, 101 yard, 1 TD game in the playoff win over Washington.  His deal was worth $3.5 million over two years. 

Derrick Pope
Pope signed with Minnesota to provide depth at Linebacker.  Last year with the Dolphins he recorded 64 tackles and made a pair of picks.

Ben Utecht
From Manning to Palmer.   The 6’6″ TE has left Indianapolis for Cincinnati.  Last year he caught 31 passes for 364 yards.  He went to the University of Minnesota.  He signed a three-year deal with Cincy.

Eugene Wilson
Wilson joined Asante Samuel and Randall Gay as New England secondary members that have departed.  He played Safety for New England, but will return to Cornerback for Tampa Bay after signing a one-year, $1.8 million deal.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Big Denny
    March 17th, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    The Vikes are all set with Ferguson. They would have been better off getting Hackett.

  2. Ryan Lester
    March 18th, 2008 at 4:47 am #


  3. Luis
    March 18th, 2008 at 7:32 am #

    i love the hackett and utecht signings… i think both have the potential to have big time fantasy value next year… btw… who is playing in the secondary for the pats next year, if anyone else leaves “the hooded one” may have to give me a call and plug me in at the corner

  4. Ryan Lester
    March 18th, 2008 at 7:36 am #

    Luis – agree completely on DJ and Ben. I’ve learned to not worry about the Pats and their personnel issues because of their track record.

  5. Luis
    March 18th, 2008 at 8:39 am #

    very true… pioli/belichik and crew definitely have a good track record…

  6. Ryan Lester
    March 18th, 2008 at 9:06 am #

    No doubt.

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