2011 Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2011.
Owen Daniels, TE, Texans. Age: 27. Re-signed with Texans
Clearly over his ACL tear, Owen Daniels caught 22 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the final four weeks of the season.
Zach Miller, TE, Raiders. Age: 25. Signed with Seahawks
Zach Miller has caught at least 56 passes in each of the previous three years. I'd like to see what he could do in a more potent passing attack.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, Jaguars. Age: 27. Re-signed with Jaguars (5 years, $35 million; $18 million guaranteed)
Marcedes Lewis finally lived up to expectations, catching 58 balls for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010. Isn't it a bit convenient though that he finally played well when he was in his contract year? Be careful, Jags.
Kevin Boss, TE, Giants. Age: 27. Signed with Raiders (4 years, $16 million)
Kevin Boss is a decent end zone target (16 TDs last 3 years) and a solid blocker.
Todd Heap, TE, Ravens. Age: 31. Signed with Cardinals (2 years)
Todd Heap could be brought back to Baltimore at a cheaper price, but he's obviously a declining player who will only lose time to Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta despite the fact that he hauled in 10 receptions in a victory over Kansas City in the playoffs.
Alge Crumpler, TE, Patriots. Age: 33.
Alge Crumpler provides very little in the passing game, but he's a very good blocking tight end despite the fact that he's 33 years old.
Evan Moore (ERFA), TE, Browns. Age: 29. Tendered by Browns
Evan Moore caught 16 balls for 322 yards and a touchdown this year, averaging 20.1 yards per reception. A former college basketball player, Moore wasn't used nearly enough in 2010.
David Thomas, TE, Saints. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Saints
Matt Spaeth, TE, Steelers. Age: 26. -- Signed with Bears
Ben Hartsock, TE, Jets. Age: 31. -- Signed with Panthers (2 years)
Jeremy Shockey, TE, Saints. Age: 31. -- Signed with Panthers (1 year)
Robert Royal, TE, Browns. Age: 32.
Daniel Fells (RFA), TE, Rams. Age: 27. -- Signed with Broncos (1 year)
Bo Scaife, TE, Titans. Age: 30. -- Signed with Bengals (1 year, $1 million)
Andre Smith, TE, Virginia Tech. Age: 21.
Schuylar Oordt, TE, Northern Iowa. Age: 24. -- Signed with Rams
Randy McMichael, TE, Chargers. Age: 32. -- Re-signed with Chargers (1 year)
Daniel Graham, TE, Broncos. Age: 32. -- Signed with Titans (3 years)
Chris Baker, TE, Seahawks. Age: 31.
Stephen Spach, TE, Cardinals. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Cardinals
Leonard Pope, TE, Chiefs. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Chiefs
Weslye Saunders, TE, South Carolina. Age: 22. -- Signed with Steelers
Dante Rosario, TE, Panthers. Age: 26. -- Signed with Broncos
Jeff King, TE, Panthers. Age: 28. -- Signed with Cardinals
Kris Wilson, TE, Chargers. Age: 30. -- Signed with Ravens
Donald Lee, TE, Packers. Age: 31. -- Signed with Eagles (1 year)
David Martin, TE, Bills. Age: 32.
Desmond Clark, TE, Bears. Age: 34. -- Re-signed with Bears
Reggie Kelly, TE, Bengals. Age: 34. -- Signed with Falcons
Ben Patrick, TE, Giants. Age: 27. -- Announced retirement
John Gilmore, TE, Buccaneers. Age: 31. -- Signed with Steelers
Jonathan Stupar, TE, Bills. Age: 27. -- Signed with Ravens
Scott Chandler (RFA), TE, Bills. Age: 26.
Kris Wilson, TE, Chargers. Age: 30.
Zach Potter, TE, Jaguars. Age: 25.
Brandon Manumaleuna, TE, Bears. Age: 31.
Alex Smith, TE, Browns. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Browns
Troy Humphrey, TE, Saints. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Saints
so funny about Starbucks and so true. I especially like the part if kucking a snowflake when they are down. I will say this - One of the Starbucks shops in my town is open at 4:30 a.m., which is a Godsend for those infrequent really early work days.