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2012 NFL Free Agents: Offensive Tackles




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  1. Jared Gaither, OT, Chargers. Age: 26.
    Re-signed with Chargers (4 years)

    Jared Gaither was amazing down the stretch in relief of Marcus McNeill. If Gaither is completely over his back issues - a big if - then he'll be one of the best tackles in football going forward. Having said that, he'll be a risky signing for any team because his back could flare up without warning.

  2. Eric Winston, OT, Texans. Age: 28.
    Signed with Chiefs

    Eric Winston is a talented right tackle who would be a great fit for any team running a zone-blocking system. He surrendered seven sacks in 2011, but four came when T.J. Yates was inserted into the lineup, so that number is inflated. Winston's best trait is his reliability; he hasn't missed a start since 2006.



  3. Marcus McNeill, OT, Chargers. Age: 28.
    Marcus McNeill is a top-tier tackle if healthy. The problem is that he's missed 12 games in the past two seasons. In addition to two knee surgeries, McNeill had a serious neck injury that knocked him out for the year in 2011. McNeill will be a high-risk, high-reward signing.

  4. Demetress Bell, OT, Bills. Age: 28.
    Signed with Eagles (5 years, $35 million)

    Demetress (formerly Demetrius) Bell, base-born in Philadelphia, surrendered just one sack in six starts last year. Bell has had knee issues throughout his career, so while the Bills should re-sign him, they should also be careful.

  5. Levi Brown, OT, Cardinals. Age: 28.
    Re-signed with Cardinals (5 years)

    Levi Brown has played poorly throughout most of his Cardinal career, though he did perform better toward the end of the 2011 season, perhaps knowing that he'd be a free agent this spring.

  6. Jeff Backus, OT, Lions. Age: 34.
    Re-signed with Lions (2 years)

    Jeff Backus is a good at run blocking, but he was guilty of 11 penalties and seven sacks this past season. He turns 35 in September, so he obviously doesn't have much left in the tank.

  7. Kareem McKenzie, OT, Giants. Age: 33.
    Kareem McKenzie has been a very good right tackle for a long time, but he just had a miserable season. Whether that's because of eroding talent or a troublesome knee is unclear.



  8. Geoff Schwartz (RFA), OT/G, Panthers. Age: 26.
    Signed with Vikings (1 year)

    Geoff Schwartz played well in 2010 at both right tackle and right guard, but he missed all of 2011 with a hip injury.

  9. Anthony Collins, OT, Bengals. Age: 26.
    Re-signed with Bengals

    Anthony Collins has always played well when called upon in relief the past couple of years. He could start on some teams.

  10. Max Starks, OT, Steelers. Age: 30.
    Max Starks did a solid job protecting Ben Roethlisberger's blind side in 2011, but suffered a torn ACL against the Broncos. Recovering from that at his age and weight (340 pounds) will be quite a challenge.



  11. Barry Richardson, OT, Chiefs. Age: 26. -- Signed with Rams
  12. Brandon Keith, OT, Cardinals. Age: 27.
  13. Breno Giacomini, OT, Seahawks. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Seahawks (2 years, $6 million; $1.5 million signing bonus)
  14. King Dunlap, OT, Eagles. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Eagles
  15. Khalif Barnes, OT, Raiders. Age: 30. -- Re-signed with Raiders
  16. Guy Whimper, OT, Jaguars. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Jaguars (2 years, $5 million)
  17. Chad Clifton, OT, Packers. Age: 36.
  18. Tony Pashos, OT, Browns. Age: 32.
  19. Pat McQuistan, OT, Saints. Age: 29. -- Signed with Cowboys
  20. Stephon Heyer, OT, Jets. Age: 28.
  21. Artis Hicks, OT, Browns. Age: 33. -- Signed with Dolphins (1 year, $2 million)
  22. James Lee, OT, Buccaneers. Age: 27. -- Signed with Redskins
  23. Corey Hilliard (RFA), OT, Lions. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Lions (1 year, $1.26 million)
  24. Oniel Cousins, OT, Browns. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Browns
  25. Trai Essex, OT, Steelers. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Steelers
  26. Tony Ugoh, OT, Giants. Age: 28. -- Signed with Chiefs
  27. Mike Otto, OT, Titans. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Titans (2 years)
  28. Dennis Roland, OT, Bengals. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Bengals
  29. Brandyn Dombrowski (RFA), OT, Chargers. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Chargers (1 year, $1.26 million)
  30. Lydon Murtha (RFA), OT, Dolphins. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Dolphins (1 year, $1.927 million)
  31. Tony Moll, OT, Chargers. Age: 29. -- Signed with Redskins
  32. D'Anthony Batiste, OT, Cardinals. Age: 30. -- Re-signed with Cardinals
  33. Kirk Chambers, OT, Falcons. Age: 33.




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Austin Howard contract 03-12-2014 12:44 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.67 (total posts: 1)
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5 years/$30 million ($15 million guaranteed)
Kaylana 03-06-2014 05:39 am xxx.xxx.xxx.118 (total posts: 1)
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Hawk eye 02-12-2014 03:04 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.73 (total posts: 1)
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Agree with Joe on this for Seattle if Monroe doesn't come with a too hefty contract. Geoff Schwartz would be a nice free agent upgrade @ Guard possibly. He returned solid from injuries. I like the idea of drafting Morgan Moses or even a mid round draft of Jawaun James. Both played well at RT. Shouldn't need too much development.
Joe 02-11-2014 05:33 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.72 (total posts: 1)
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Seattle Seahawks could definitely use help on the O-line. Breno Giacomini (OT $3.5M in 2013) and Paul McQuistan (Backup OG $3.00M in 2013) both should be gone after this season. This will leave some cap space for Seattle to "possibly" add Eugene Monroe and add some talent to the O-line. That plus draft either Gabe Jackson or Zach Martin in teh 2nd round would be awesome.
jer 01-23-2014 09:13 am xxx.xxx.xxx.249 (total posts: 1)
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Jax traded monroe because they knew they wouldn't be able to pay him and thought they might as well get something out of him instead of letting him walk in free agency. Kind of like when baltimore traded Bolden, might as well.
jeffS 01-07-2014 06:44 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.243 (total posts: 1)
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you are missing giacomini of seattle in your list.
NowandLater 01-07-2014 10:38 am xxx.xxx.xxx.254 (total posts: 1)
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Monroe was traded because he'd generate a 3rd round comp pick in the 2015 draft if the Jaguars met the requirements. By trading him, they get the two lesser picks in the 2014 draft without having to restrict themselves in free agency to qualify for the comp pick.

No thanks 01-07-2014 10:08 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.10 (total posts: 1)
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I wouldn't pay Michael "false start" Oher a penny.
JagGuy 01-07-2014 08:19 am xxx.xxx.xxx5.77 (total posts: 1)
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Walt, we traded Eugene Monroe because he was going to walk at the end of the season.

Think about it...I'm sure our GM did his homework after his hire looking into the teams top free agents, Monroe probably being the top priority. We never drafted Joeckle to be a RT, Monroe was going to walk and the Jags knew this. Maybe we could have got more for him...but you'd just grade it as a Millen if we re-signed him("Monroe isn't a competitor....doesn't care about winning...took the money...").

Why is this such a hard thing for you to grasp? Or, is it just part of what you've been spouting about a Jag team for years...never mind the fact we had actual production from street free agents (Marks, one of our best lineman who you graded as a C signing) and draft picks, or that our coach won 4 games with the least talented roster in the NFL by far.
Packers 01-07-2014 05:14 am xxx.xxx.xxx.236 (total posts: 1)
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Oldhouse is a negative 3 star. He's absolutely worthless.
ws 09-30-2013 01:40 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.243 (total posts: 1)
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Dombrowski Brandy true position rt guard. Foot is fixed he us a mauler. Strong, good pass rush blocker. Need a shot to showcase talent.
Mr. Winston 07-30-2013 09:11 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.105 (total posts: 1)
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Eric Winston was picked up by the cardinals. He was picked about the same time as John Abraham. He is goin to compete with Bobby Massie for the RT spot. He got a one year deal.
Hey Walt 06-01-2013 10:10 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.205 (total posts: 1)
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U forgot #46-Jamarcus Russel,QB/OT
Mailman 03-17-2013 12:54 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.179 (total posts: 1)
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Demetress Bell is Karl Malone's son. They have no contact. Malone was 20 years old when he got the lady pregnant. Oh yeah and she WAS 13 WHEN HE GOT HER PREGNANT!!!!! Ugh....
@OlSkool1972 03-12-2013 07:19 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.185 (total posts: 3)
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Skins fans know that Winston put up a +15.1 rating this past season, 7th among FA OT, and was cut only because Reid is going OT with the first pick and franchised Albert.

He's a perfect fit for the system if they can clear enough room to sign him.




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