2010 Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2010.
Jared Gaither (RFA), OT, Ravens. Age: 24. Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $2.4 million)
Franchise left tackles don't grow on trees, and the Ravens need to make sure they retain Jared Gaither. Gaither has a bit of a problem with penalties, but he allowed just four sacks in 11 starts. At just 24, he'll keep improving.
Jammal Brown (RFA), OT, Saints. Age: 29. Traded to Redskins for conditional 3rd-round pick
An elite left tackle, Jammal Brown would be at the top of the offensive tackle rankings if it wasn't for his recent injury history.
Marcus McNeill (RFA), OT, Chargers. Age: 26. Tendered by Chargers (1st, 3rd round)
A franchise left tackle, Marcus McNeill surrendered five sacks in 16 contests last season. McNeill has missed only two starts in his career.
The Steelers called Willie Colon their best offensive lineman. That's pretty sad, considering he allowed eight sacks from the right tackle position. That number is a bit misleading because Ben Roethlisberger often held on to the ball too long, but still.
Jermon Bushrod stepped in for an injured Jammal Brown and played relatively well. He still allowed 7.5 sacks, so don't think he's a franchise left tackle or anything.
Donald Penn (RFA), OT, Buccaneers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Buccaneers
Donald Penn has been solid in the past, but really struggled with his weight this year.
Shawn Andrews, OT, Eagles. Age: 27. Signed with Giants
Back problems? Check. Depression? Check. No love for the game of football? Check. Shawn Andrews is a waste of immense talent.
Chad Clifton, OT, Packers. Age: 34. Re-signed with Packers (3 years, $20 million; $7.5 million guaranteed)
Chad Clifton was great at left tackle for the Packers this year - or maybe it just seemed that way because everyone else Green Bay tried failed miserably. Unfortunately, Clifton is 34 and has an extensive injury history.
Flozell Adams, OT, Cowboys. Age: 35. Signed with Steelers (2 years)
Flozell Adams commits tons of penalties and is lost in pass protection, but can still open up huge running lanes. He can be a capable right tackle for the next couple of seasons.
Jeremy Trueblood (RFA), OT, Buccaneers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Buccaneers (1 year, $1.7 million)
Jeremy Trueblood is a solid run-blocker, but struggles in pass protection. He was whistled for a whopping 12 penalties in 2009.
I really don't understand why you keep bashing the 49ers contracts. You have to overpay for guys when you have one of the worst rosters in the NFL. Beyond that, they have nearly $70 mill in cap space even after free agency, so what's the big deal if they overspend?