The Latest Big Name Free Agency Signings

The Latest Big Name Free Agency Signings
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Fewer and fewer big names are left team-less in free agency. These are the latest few to re-sign or stay put.

Ed Reed, Houston Texans: 34-year-old safety Reed has only ever known the Ravens franchise until now. As a Texan, there’s a better than bad chance he’ll meet them again in the playoffs this year. Reed takes over for Glover Quin in a secondary that started hot, but faded down the stretch in 2012. He’ll add a much needed toughness and a championship mentality to the squad.

Captain Munnerlyn, Carolina Panthers: Munnerlyn was resigned by the Panthers, and they should be wiping the sweat off their collective brow. With Chris Gamble gone, this was a major signing by Carolina.

Brian Hoyer, Arizona Cardinals: Hoyer will compete for quarterback with Drew Stanton and presumably whoever the Cardinals draft. Described by most as a strong No.2 and occasional spot-starter, Hoyer intrigued a lot of teams in a weak quarterback market. He’ll have a chance to start in Arizona, but I give Stanton the edge.

E.J. Biggers, Washington Redskins: DB E.J. Biggers will reconvene with former coach Raheem Morris in D.C.  as the best bet for DeAngelo Hall’s replacement, should he not be re-signed. Biggers was a top 20 corner last year in Tampa Bay, and he should continue to thrive under Morris.

Louis Murphy, New York Giants: Murphy has wheels, but he’ll be the last in a long line of receivers in New York. Several people will have to get hurt for him to matter, but that’s precisely what happened in Gotham last year.

Danny Amendola, New England Patriots: Out with the old, in with the less-old. The Patriots see Amendola as better, and a cheaper investment than his fellow Red Raider Wes Welker. Taller and faster, Amendola will pick up where Welker left off and then some, so don’t be afraid to reach in your drafts. Tom Brady can’t be nearly as upset as he seemed to be.

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