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Three NFC Teams Sign Their Left Guard

Posted by Brad On July – 28 – 2011
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Arizona Cardinals have a free agency deal in place with Green Bay OG Daryn Colledge. Colledge is a durable, steady veteran who should stabilize the LG position in Arizona following the retirement of Alan Faneca. A #2 draft pick in ’06, Colledge hasn’t missed a start in five NFL seasons.
As expected, free agent OG Robert Gallery has joined O-line coach Tom Cable on the ride from Oakland to Seattle. Terms of the 3-year deal are undisclosed. After the former #2 overall pick epically washed-out at OT, Gallery found his niche at LG under Cable’s tutelage. Gallery has played only 18 games in the last two seasons due to various injuries. Gallery will play LG for the Seahawks, giving them four new starters on the offensive line heading into the 2011 season.
The Cowboys have re-signed LG Kyle Kosier to a 3-year deal worth $9 million. Many had assumed that Dallas would cut ties with the injury-prone, 10-year vet. The re-signing of Kosier and LT Doug Free makes it apparent that the ‘Pokes think it may be in Tony Romo’s best interests to have some continuity on the left side of the offensive line. 

Dallas Wins Out on the Battle for Free

Posted by Brad On July – 27 – 2011

"Doug Free re-signs with Dallas"The Dallas Cowboys were entrenched in a battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the services of LT Doug Free.  The Cowboys have won that battle by coming to terms on a four-year, $32 million deal that includes a $17 million signing bonus.

The loss of Free would have put the onus of manning the LT spot on rookie Tyron Smith.  With the Free signing, Smith can start on the right side which he played primarily at USC.  The Dallas offensive line was already dealt a blow this offseason with the announcement that Leonard Davis would be cut.  Combine that with the poor play of Marc Colombo and you see the necessity to re-sign Free

Bucs Pushing Hard For Free

Posted by Brad On July – 26 – 2011


"doug free"It’s becoming apparent why the Cowboys were so eager to start dumping salaries today. Reports say that they’re in a “dogfight” withTampaBayover free agent OT Doug Free. Armed with $60.3 million in cap space and unwilling to rest on their laurels after a stunning rise to contention in 2010, the Buccaneers will make it very difficult forDallasto retain their best offensive lineman. It’s going to get very expensive.Dallasis in a tough spot here. If forced to overspend for Free, they’ll likely be unable to make the free agency splash Jerry Jones was hoping for when the market bell rang. On the other hand, if they don’t sign Free, QB Tony Romo, coming off a season-ending broken collarbone, could go into the season with a raw rookie protecting his blindside and a void at RT. This should prove to be a pivotal free agency battle.

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