Free Agent Frenzy
When the clock strikes 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, 32 NFL teams will open up their checkbooks for the start of unrestricted free agency. The annual spending fest will be tempered to a degree as teams wait on one man to make a decision, Peyton Manning.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have opened camp with most of their rookies signed and the team focused on signing at least one of the team’s free agents.
Throughout Wednesday, it appeared that it was only a matter of time before Kyle Orton joined the Miami Dolphins as the team’s new starting quarterback. But as the hours continued to pass into Thursday morning the deal stalled.
Teams can’t officially add free agents until 6 p.m. Friday, but the Dolphins are closing in on the 90-man roster limit for the 2011 pre-season.
The Miami Dolphins made their biggest splash into free agency early Thursday morning when they acquired Reggie Bush from the Saints, but the team also announced Thursday the signing of eleven rookie free agents.