This is arguably the most chaotic, stressful free agency/trade/do-something-so-you-don’t-end-up-like-the-Bengals NFL period in recent memory. Players are moving left and right, rushing to find teams after being cut or looking to find teams that they wouldn’t mind being traded to. Teams, meanwhile, are struggling to get under the cap and to take the necessary steps to ensure that 2011 is a good years for fans and spectators alike.
In an effort to keep fans up to date with everything going on, Opposing Views is attempting centralize all of the relevant information into one easy to access article. The biggest and most important moves/talks of the day happened before people woke up on Thursday morning, so here is the latest on Reggie Bush, Albert Haynesworth and Nnamdi Asomugha:
Reggie Bush – Bush going elsewhere was all but carved in stone after the 2011 NFL Draft. In five seasons with the New Orleans Saints the former USC standout and No. 2 overall pick in the 2006 draft put up 524 carries for 2,090 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground, as well 294 catches for 2,142 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches. According to the Boston Herald Bush will make around $9.75 million over two years with a $2.5 million signing bonus.
Albert Haynesworth – After an interesting experience with the Washington Redskins, Haynesworth will now be moving on to greener pastures. According to multiple reports, the oft-troubled one-time defensive star has been traded to the New England Patriots for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick. The move puts a lid on arguably one of the worst free agency signings in a storied history of awful free agency signings by Washington. During his time with the Redskins, Haynesworth played in total of 20 games and recorded an anemic 6.5 sacks. Eventually, he was suspended by coach Mike Shanahan for the final four games of last year for conduct detrimental to the team.
Nnamdi Asomugha – The prize of 2011’s free agency class appears to be getting courted from all directions, still. Despite the fact that the New York Jets were rumored to be heavily enamored with the defensive star, Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network is reporting that the Houston Texans remain the favorites to sign the defensive superstar. The deal would reportedly be in the $12-$14 million per season average range.