Lazy analysis. Saying Donovan smith has struggled mightily... Yet he's helped paved the way for the 2nd leading rusher in the NFL and he didn't give up a single sack to Watt, JPP, Hardy or fletcher cox... Makes zero sense.
2009 Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2009.
Terrell Suggs, Ravens. Age: 26. Franchised by Ravens
Save for the 2007 campaign, Terrell Suggs has recorded at least eight sacks in every season in his career. He also managed a pair of sacks in the AFC Championship. At 26, he's one of the premier free agents available this offseason.
LeRoy Hill, Seahawks. Age: 26. Re-signed with Seahawks
Not the brightest bulb in the haystack. Emmitt-ism. Anyway, I find it really difficult to comprehend how LeRoy Hill could get arrested for marijuana possession a month and a half before free agency. If you're going to do drugs, buy them AFTER YOU SIGN YOUR CONTRACT!
At any rate, Hill is one of the elite weakside linebackers in the NFL, He could be slapped with Seattle's franchise tag. Some believe Hill is the best linebacker on the Seahawks roster, despite the presence of Lofa Tatupu and Julian Peterson.
Cato June, Bears. Age: 29.
The Buccaneers released Cato June because they're transitioning away from the Tampa-2. June is still a very good Tampa-2 linebacker. The Bills could use his services.
Michael Boley, Falcons. Age: 27. Signed with Giants (5 years, $25 million; $11 million guaranteed)
What happened!? A year ago, Michael Boley was one of the most promising young linebackers in the NFL, and was consequently listed as a 4-star player on this chart. In 2008, Boley was benched. I'm listing him this high because he's just too talented not to rebound.
Freddie Keiaho, Colts. Age: 26. Re-signed with Colts
A very effective cover-2 weakside linebacker. Shouldn't play in another system.
Angelo Crowell, Bills. Age: 28. Signed with Buccaneers
Angelo Crowell is a talented linebacker, who unfortunately may not be able to recover from his chronic knee injuries. If Crowell can get healthy, he'll be dominant for Buffalo once again. That's a huge if, however.