The 2013 NFL Free Agency period began at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday and the news was coming in at a rapid rate. With the high volume of news that came in when the new league year began, it is very possible that you could have missed one or more of your team’s signings and where the big free agents signed around the league.
Luckily for you, we have got you covered. What was the big news that surfaced on Tuesday afternoon through the night?
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Here is a recap of the wild day one free agency frenzy:
- The Miami Dolphins were the big spenders right out of the gate and made two of the biggest splashes of the afternoon. As expected, Miami signed Mike Wallace to a five-year, $60 million deal. While the Wallace signing gives Miami a deep threat, their biggest signing of the day was when they stole Dannell Ellerbe away from Baltimore.
- Tampa Bay seems like they are ready to drastically improve their secondary. The Buccaneers are favored to land top safety Dashon Goldson and the organization has engaged in trade talks with the Jets for Darrelle Revis.
- Free agency kicked off with tight ends flying off the market early… The Chicago Bears got the first signing of the day by locking up Martellus Bennett,while the Kansas City Chiefs quickly followed with the signing of Anthony Fasano… Tennessee signed Delanie Walker, which shut the door on a Jared Cook return, who eventually re-joined Jeff Fisher in St. Louis.
- Kansas City stayed active in free agency by adding backup quarterback Chase Daniel and signing defensive lineman Mike Devito. With Daniel joining the Chiefs mix at quarterback, the team is trying to trade Matt Cassel.
- The Indianapolis Colts had a great run on the first day. While they overpaid for a few of the free agents, they were able to fill out their roster with a number of quality players.
- Atlanta didn’t make any big splashes, but they were sure to lock up their own free agents including left tackle Sam Baker.
- The Browns had plenty of money to spend on the open market and they were able to sign their top target Paul Kruger and add defensive lineman Desmond Bryant. The signings give Cleveland perhaps the best front seven in the AFC North.
- The Eagles were one of the most aggressive teams on day one signing more than five players. The Eagles signings were highlighted early with the addition of safety Patrick Chung and signing of versatile H-back James Casey.
- With the non-stop coverage, there was sure to be some slip ups like Warren Sapp dropping a few F-bombs on live TV.
It was an action-packed day and there will be much more news surfacing in the coming days. To see all of the signings from day one, check out our free agency tracker.