It’s a whole new offseason world starting March 5, and we have no experience from which to predict what happens in an uncapped year. There are enough restrictions on the players’ side to offset the Wild West so many initially projected.
One area I am really curious to see is restricted free agency. Because there are fewer unrestricted free agents (it takes six years to get there now, not four), will teams be more protective of their RFAs and more aggressive in terms of signing RFAs from outside to offer sheets?
I certainly think a creative front office that can go after the right guys can lure them away or at least get a trade conversation going.
Teams must tender their RFAs by the end of March 4. Here are the levels of tags:
2010 RFA Tender Values: Players with five accrued seasons
With no CBA by March 5, and we aren’t expecting one, here are the RFAs for each team in the AFC South, according to the NFLPA.
DL Tim Bulman
TE Owen Daniels
RB Ryan Moats
LB DeMeco Ryans
WR Hank Baskett
CB Tim Jennings
DT Dan Muir
CB/PR T.J. Rushing