Feb 27, 2009

NFL Free Agency Begins

The craziness that is the first day of free agency in the NFL began at midnight last night and money immediately started getting thrown around. DT Albert Haynesworth is now the Redskins $100 million man. Rumors are running rampart about guys like Ray Lewis, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Bart Scott and Chris Canty.

On the Saints front, the rumor is that they've made an offer to LB Jonathan Vilma, but the Bucs are in hot pursuit of him as well. With Tampa missing out on Haynesworth, they may throw the bank at Vilma and hurt New Orleans in the process. Saint OT Jon Stinchcomb has also been linked to Seattle, so New Orleans may be in need of a new right tackle come draft time.

The Saints are reportedly bringing in Rams CB Ron Bartell for a visit. He has been a starting corner with St. Louis and would upgrade the Saints poor secondary. Signing him may also make their decision on whether or not to hang onto Mike McKenzie a little easier.

The Free Agency period will be crazy for the next few days and then will die down as the top players are taken off the market. Here are a few places to follow the signings:

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