2010 NFL Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2010.
Nick Collins (RFA), FS, Packers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Packers (4 years, $27 million)
One of the top free safeties in the NFL. If the Packers can't re-sign him to a long-term deal, they'll give him the highest tender possible.
Bernard Pollard (RFA), SS, Texans. Age: 25. Re-signed with Texans (1 year, $2.5 million)
You have to wonder what the Chiefs were thinking when they let Bernard Pollard go. The Texans signed Pollard, and he instantly improved their anemic run defense.
Darren Sharper, FS, Saints. Age: 34. Re-signed with Saints (1 year)
Darren Sharper's age is a concern, but he still has one or two years left of top productivity. Sharper is one of the smartest defensive players in the NFL, and would be a huge upgrade for almost any secondary.
A vastly underrated safety, Reed Doughty helped the Redskins' defense keep the team in most games. He's great against the run.
Antrel Rolle, FS, Cardinals. Age: 27. Signed with Giants (5 years, $37 million; $15 million guaranteed)
Antrel Rolle gets interceptions, but he can be a liability in coverage sometimes. He'll be overpaid in this thin free-agent market.
Ryan Clark, FS, Steelers. Age: 30. Re-signed with Steelers
Ryan Clark is a decent free safety who will probably be re-signed. If not, this position will be a huge need for the Steelers.
George Wilson (RFA), S, Bills. Age: 29. Re-signed with Bills (1 year, $1.7 million)
George Wilson started 12 games because of injuries to other players, and Buffalo's defense didn't suffer at all. Wilson, who will play behind Donte Whitner and Jairus Byrd in 2010, could start for numerous other teams.
No point in trading for Cousins, there's almost no chance he succeeds. 0 WRs and TEs to throw it to, so it would just be a waste of his prime years. If Shanahan reealllly wants him, wait until next year since he seems to have a rift with the Redskins. Besides, next year's quarterback class is much better if they fail to sign Cousins in FA.
I don't agree on a lot. They have so many cuts on the OL you didn't mention including Dunlap and Franklin which will save them 12+ million. Stuckey is not worth 3 million. They can make on very solid move or a couple with draft help to protect Phillip. Cruz could be an interesting pair with Allen if he can return to prior form though.