Money flying on first day of free agency
John Clayton checks in with 10 observations from a wild first day of free agency.
Welcome to the new world of free agency, a time when teams can re-sign core players but guards, tight ends and fullbacks can hit the financial lottery.
Friday was one of the wildest spending sprees since free agency began in the early 1990s. Guards got contracts worth $7 million a year. A fullback got $3 million a year and a $5 million signing bonus. Cornerback Nate Clements became the league's first $10 million a year defensive player with an eight-year, $80 million deal. As expected, ...
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2007 Free Agency
With scouting reports on all of the free agents and teams needs from Scouts Inc. plus analysis from senior writers Len Pasquarelli and John Clayton, ESPN.com has free agency covered:
• Scouts: 2007 free agent grades
• Pasquarelli: Top 30 UFAs
• Pasquarelli: UFA sleepers
• Clayton: 49ers will be active
• Needs: AFC West | NFC West
• Needs: AFC North | NFC North
• Needs: AFC South | NFC South
• Needs: AFC East | NFC East