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 Wednesday morning through the night?
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Here is a recap of the day three action on the market:
- The cornerback market was off to a slow start over the first 48 hours, but it finally picked up on day three of free agency. Sean Smith was signed by the Chiefs, with former Steelers corner Keenan Lewis deciding to sign with New Orleans. Philadelphia got in the mix with the signings of S Kenny Phillips and CB Cary Williams.
- Top free agent tackle Jake Long remains on a visit to St. Louis with no deal in place. It is hard to believe the two sides would spend three days together without finally coming to a deal. Long and his agent were once again out to dinner on Thursday night.
- Free agent running back Steven Jackson made the move that everyone had been expecting and signed with the Falcons.
- Longtime Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is beings seriously pursued by the Vikings. We should have an answer on whether Jennings will sign with Minnesota soon.
- The Lions lost starting left tackle Jeff Backus, who decided to retire, which could mean the team will look to draft a tackle with their first round draft pick.
- Kansas City finally decided to release Matt Cassel, who wasn’t out of work for long. In a matter of hours, Cassel signed with the Vikings where he will compete for a starting job.
- Baltimore could be losing another key starter with the Houston Texans making a serious run at Ed Reed, who is expected to sign with the team tomorrow.
- A day after signing top pass rusher Cliff Avril, the Seahawks got DE Michael Bennett on a low-risk, high-reward deal.