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I'm Joshua Mitchell and I Blog about the NFL, the NFL Draft, fantasy sports, and other sports topics. Im just a huge sports fan who takes a lot of time following the latest news. These are my thoughts – I use Wordpress and Twitter as an outlet to let my passion, dedication, and hard work be known.

Football’s Back

Finally, after much speculation – the NFL LOCKOUT IS OVER. The players and owners agreed on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that’ll last through the 2020 season (and included the 2021 NFL Draft). The 10 year agreement came after more than 130 days of negotiations, lead by Roger Godell, Commissioner/owner representative, and DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA/NFL player representative – among many other like Kevin Mawae, Robert Craft, Jeff Saturday, Jeff Pash, Dominique Foxworth, and Drew Brees. Now we can start talking about fooball again, Football’s Back!

The timeline on transactions will be something similar to this:

Tuesday, 26th – Players can report
Facilities Open
Negotiations (not sign) with Free-Agents, Sign Drafted/Undrafted Rookies
Trades Can Begin
Wednesday, 27th – Training Camps Open
Thursday, 28th – Teams can cut/waive current players
Friday, 28th – Negotiate/ReWork contracts of existing players contracts
Sign Your OWN and OTHER teams Free-Agents
August 4th (Thursday) – Deadline for re-certification of NFLPA and ratification of new CBA

The Salary Cap for the 2011 is $120.375 Million and rosters will have 90 players entering Training camp, while most teams currently have around 40 players under contract – that means 50+ moves per each team. Thats a lot of transactions in the next few weeks, upwards of 1,500 total moves will mean a frenzy unlike anything we have ever saw. It’ll be fast and furious – but nonetheless, The NFL is back and the lockout of over.

There are a lot of new things under this new agreement, some of the points include:
– No 18 Game season thru 2013 – needs NFLPA agreement/vote thereafter
– No opt out; Good for 10 Season (thru 2020-2021)
– Rookie contract Length 4 years, with 1st rounders have 5th year option.
– If Rookies holdout past certain date, that year wont count as accrued season of service
– Lower Rookie Salary (No.1 Pick will get about 22million over 4 years with 5th yr option)
– 5th year rookie option is worth average of top 10 salaries at your position
– 2011 rookie cap for all 32 teams is $874 Million
– 53/47 percent split of $9 Billion annual league revenue (47% to players)
– 2011 Cap of $120 Million, and at least that in 2012 and 2013
– 2011 Minimum Cap (89%) – means teams must spent at least $107.1 Million
– Unrestricted Free-Agency for most players after 4 seasons of service
– Free-Agency will remain the same as it’s been since 1993
– Mimimum Salary of players contracts go up 10-12 percent based on years of service
– No Change to Franchise Tags

Check out my past post:

https://joshmitchell24.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/on-the-verge-nfl-free-agency/

https://joshmitchell24.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/nfl-free-agency-expectations/

https://joshmitchell24.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/here-come-the-nfl/

https://joshmitchell24.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/where-will-they-land-qbrbwr/

News&Notes –

The Top Available Unrestricted Free-Agents (not Franchised):

1. Nnamdi Asomugha, CB
2. Tyson Clabo, OT
3. Santonio Holmes, WR
4. Ray Edwards, DE
5. DeAngelo Williams, RB
6. Davin Joseph, OG
7. Johnathan Joesph, CB
8. Sidney Rice, WR
9. Barrett Rudd, LB
10. Cullen Jenkins, DE/DT
11. Charles Johnson, DE
12. Braylon Edwards, WR
13. Eric Weddle, S
14. Brandon Mebane, DT
15. Antonio Cromartie, CB
16. Plaxico Burress, WR
17. Ahmad Bradshaw, RB
18. Aubrayo Franklin, DT
19. Matt Hasselbeck, QB
20. Stephen Tulloch, LB
21. Cedric Benson, RB
22. Dawan Landry, S
23. Marshal Yanda, OG/OT
24. Paul Posluzny, LB
25. Matt Light, OT
26. Steve Smith (NYG), WR
27. Roman Harper, S
28. Michael Bush, RB
29. Jamon Bushrod, OT
30. Jason Babin, DE
31. Ike Taylor, CB
32. Joesph Addai, RB
33. Mathias Kiwanuka, DE
34. Darren Sharper, S
35. Zack Miller, TE
36. Harvey Dahl, OG
37. Vonta Leach, FB
38. Ryan Harris, OT
39. Ronnie Brown, RB
40. Santana Moss, WR
41. Quintin Mikell, S
42. Steve Breaston, WR
43. Justin Blalock, OG
44. La’Ron McClain, FB
45. LeRoy Hill, LB
46. Malcolm Floyd, WR
47. Jared Gaither, OT
48. Brodney Pool, S
49. Jamaal Brown, OT
50. Darren Sproles, RB
51. Marc Bulger, QB
52. Cadillac Williams, RB
53. Sean Locklear, OT
54. Ricahrd Marshall, CB
55. Mike Peterson, LB
56. Matt Roth, LB/DE
57. Drew Stanton, QB
58. Olin Kruetz, C
59. Robert Gallery, OL
60. Mike Sims-Walker, WR
61. Kevin Boss, TE
62. Alex Smith, QB
63. Michael Huff, S
64. Kirk Morrison, LB
65. Barry Coefield, DT
66. Shaun Ellis, DE
67. Brad Smith, WR/QB
68. Ricky Williams, RB
69. Doug Free, OT
70. Randy Moss, WR
71. Carlos Rogers, CB
72. Marcus Spears, DE
73. Danieal Manning, S
74. Quincy Black, LB
75. Bo Scaife, TE
76. James Jones, WR
77. Josh Wilson, CB
78. Manny Lawson, DE/OLB
79. Dashon Goldson, S
80. Ernie Sims, LB
81. Clint Sessions, LB
82. Stephen Bowen, DE/DT
83. Gerald Sensabaugh, S
84. Daryn Colledge, OL
85. Kevin Burnett, LB
86. Robaire Smith, DE/DT
87. Chris Carr, CB
88. TJ Houshmandzadeh, WR
89. Abram Elam, S
90. Tommie Harris, DT
91. Kelly Jennings, CB
92. Ray McDonald, DE
93. Mark Clayton(STL), WR
94. James Anderson, LB
95. Lance Moore, WR
96. Pat Williams, DT
97. Cliff Avril, DE
98. Donte Whitner, S
99. Stewart Bradley, LB
100. Jason Snelling, RB
101. Stephen Nicholas, LB
102. Bernard Pollard, S
103. Justin Durant, LB
104. Stylez White, DE
105. Rocky McIntosh, LB
106. Willie Colon, OT
107. Mason Crosby, PK
108. Drayton Florence, CB
109. Clinton Portis, RB
110. Atari Bigby, S
111. Tavaris Jackson, QB
112. Gabe Watson, DT
113. Heath Evans, FB
114. Gerald Warren, DL
115. Adam Goldberg, OL
116. Brandon Jackson, RB
117. Melvin Bullitt, S
118. Jeromey Clary, OT
119. LeRoy Harris, OL
120. David Akers, K
121. Takeo Spikes, LB
122. Jacoby Ford, DE
123. Andre Carter, DE/OLB
124. Chris Spencer, OL
125. Ryan Longwell, K

Franchised Players:

1. Peyton Manning, QB
2. Michael Vick, QB
3. LaMarr Woodley, LB
4. Haloti Ngata, DT/NT
5. David Harris, LB
6. Chad Greenway, LB
7. Paul Soliai, DT
8. Logan Mankins, OG
9. Vincent Jackson, WR
10. Ryan Kalil, C
11. Kamerion Wimbley, LB

Previous Signed Players (Free-Agents)

1. Richard Seymour, DE – RE-SIGNED, RAIDERS
2. Champ Bailey, CB – RE-SIGNED, BRONCOS
3. O.J. Atogwe, S – SIGNED, REDSKINS
4. Pierre Thomas, RB – RE-SIGNED, SAINTS
5. Owen Daniels, TE – RE-SIGNED, TEXANS
6. AJ Hawk, LB – RE-SIGNED, PACKERS
7. Bob Sanders, S – SIGNED, CHARGERS
8. Jeremy Shockey, TE – SIGNED, CAROLINA
9. Marcus Stroud, DE/DT – SIGNED, PATRIOTS
10. D’Qwell Jackson, LB – RE-SIGNED, BROWNS
11. Brian Robison, DE – RE-SIGNED, VIKINGS
12. Shaun Rogers, DT – SIGNED, SAINTS
13. Hiram Eugene, S – RE-SIGNED, RAIDERS
14. Stanford Routt, CB – RE-SIGNED, RAIDERS

Who Could Be Released/Traded:

1. Kevin Kolb, QB
2. Chad Ochocinco, WR
3. Reggie Bush, RB
4. Donovan McNabb, QB
5. Vince Young, QB
6. Albert Haynesworth, DT
7. Marion Barber, RB
8. Nick Barnett, LB
9. Kyle Orton, QB
10. Brandon Jacobs, RB
11. Steve Smith (CAR), WR
12. Osi Umenyiora, DE
13. Nate Clements, CB
14. Marc Columbo, OT
15. Willis McGahee, RB
16. Stacy Andrews, OL
17. Terrance Newman, CB
18. Carson Palmer, QB
19. Beanie Wells, RB
20. Lee Evans, WR
21. Steve Slaton, RB
22. Derek Anderson, QB
23. Jake Delhomme, QB
24. LaDanian Tomlinson, RB
25. Derrick Mason, WR
26. Roy Williams, WR
27. Robert Mathis, DE
28. Bryant Johnson, WR
29. Matt Flynn, QB
30. Jimmy Clausen, QB
31. Aaron Smith, DE
32. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB
33. Kelly Kregg, DT/NT
34. Bernard Berrian, WR
35. Ryan Grant, RB
36. Todd Heap, TE
37. Madieu Williams, S
38. David Carr, QB
39. Flozell Adams, OT
40. Shawn Andrews, OL
41. Chris Chambers, WR
42. Antwan Odom, DE
43. Ryan Diem, OT
44. Joey Porter, LB
45. Brian Dawkins, S
46. Greg Camarillo, WR
47. Chris Hope, S
48. Chris Camlble, CB
49. Aaron Maybin, LB/DE
50. Justin Cage, WR

Top Undrafted Rookies:

1. Pat Devlin, QB – SIGNED, DOLPHINS
2. Joe Lefeded, S – SIGNED, COLTS
3. Mark Herzlich, OLB – SIGNED, GIANTS
4. Terrance Tolliver, WR – SIGNED, TEXANS
5. Brandon Bair, DE/DT – SIGNED, CHIEFS
6. DeAndre McDaniel, S – SIGNED, SAINTS
7. Kendric Burney, CB – SIGNED, PANTHERS
8. Ian Williams, DT/NT – SIGNED, 49ERS
9. Derrick Locke, RB – SIGNED, VIKINGS
10. Orie Lemon, MLB – SIGNED, DALLAS
11. Jeremiah Hunter, OLB – SIGNED, SAINTS
12. Ricardo Lockette, WR – SIGNED, SEATTLE
13. Willie Smith, OT – SIGNED, REDSKINS
14. Steve Friday, DE/OLB – SIGNED, TEXANS
15. Tim Barnes, C – SIGNED, RAVENS
16. Jeron Johnson, S – SIGNED, SEATTLE
17. Ugo Chinasas, DE – SIGNED, CAROLINA
18. Cedric Thornton, DT – SIGNED, EAGLES
19. Andrew McGee, CB
20. Mario Fannin, RB – SIGNED, BRONCOS
21. Zach Hurd, OG – SIGNED, SEATTLE
22. Scott Tolzien, QB – SIGNED, CHARGERS
23. Quentin Davie, OLB – SIGNED, LIONS
24. Ryan Winterswyck, DE – SIGNED, FALCONS
25. Weslye Saunders, TE – SIGNED, STEELERS
26. Noel Devine, RB – SIGNED, EAGLES
27. Dane Sansenbacher, WR – SIGNED, BEARS
28. Martin Parker, DT – SIGNED, GIANTS
29. Josh Davis, OT – SIGNED, BEARS
30. Nick Bellore, MLB – SIGNED, JETS
31. Deunta Williams, S
32. Kai Forbath, PK
33. Kevin Rutland, CB – SIGNED, JAGUARS
34. Darren Evans, RB – SIGNED, COLTS
35. Carl Johnson, OG – SIGNED, SAINTS
36. Darvin Adams, WR – SIGNED, CAROLINA
37. Henry Hynoski, FB – SIGNED, GIANTS
38. Scott Lutrus, MLB – SIGNED, JAGUARS
39. Ray Dominquez, OT – SIGNED, PACKERS
40. Eddie Jones, DE
41. Mike McNeill, TE – SIGNED, COLTS
42. Kevin Kowalski, C – SIGNED, DALLAS
43. Graig Cooper, RB – SIGNED, EAGLES
44. Kevin Hughes, OT/OG – SIGNED, RAMS
45. Devon Torrence, CB – SIGNED, VIKINGS
46. Thomas Keiser, OLB/DE – SIGNED, CAROLINA
47. Andre Holmes, WR – SIGNED, VIKINGS
48. Jake Kirkpatrick, C – SIGNED, COLTS
49. John Clay, RB – SIGNED, STEELERS
50. Schuyler Oordt, TE – SIGNED, RAMS
51. Ricky Henry, OG – SIGNED, BEARS
52. Taylor Potts, QB – SIGNED, RAMS
53. Adam Grant, OT – SIGNED, BRONCOS
54. Will Hill, S – SIGNED, REDSKINS
55. Craig Marshall, DE – SIGNED, GIANTS
56. Justin Boren, OG – SIGNED, RAVENS
57. Adrian Moten, OLB – SIGNED, COLTS
58. Jerrard Tarant, S/CB
59. Ladi Ajiboye, DT – SIGNED, SEATTLE
60. Josh Jasper, PK – SIGNED, TAMPA BAY
61. Damien Berry, RB – SIGNED, RAVENS
62. Kyle Hix, OT – SIGNED, PATRIOTS
63. DeAndre Brown, WR – SIGNED, EAGLES
64. Anthony Gray, DT/NT – SIGNED, STEELERS
65. Terrance Turner, WR – SIGNED, EAGLES
66. Eric Gordon, OLB – SIGNED, JAGUARS
67. Josh Gatlin, CB – SIGNED, SAINTS
68. Josh Byrnes, MLB – SIGNED, RAVENS
69. Charlie Gantt, TE – SIGNED, CHIEFS
70. Alex Linnenkohl, C – SIGNED, BEARS
71. Sealver Siliga, DT/DE – SIGNED, 49ERS
72. Derek Hall, OT – SIGNED, 49ERS
73. Tori Gurley, WR – SIGNED, PACKERS
74. Brandon Saine, RB – SIGNED, PACKERS
75. Ryan Donahue, P – SIGNED, LIONS
76. Mario Harvey, OLB – SIGNED, STEELERS
77. Ryan Jones, CB – SIGNED, BEARS
78. David Mims, OT – SIGNED, CHIEFS
79. Pierre Allen, DE – SIGNED, SEATTLE
80. Armon Binns, WR – SIGNED, JAGUARS
81. Jarriel King, OG/OT – SIGNED, GIANTS
82. DeQuin Evans, DE – SIGNED, BENGALS
83. Shaky Smithson, ATH/KR – SIGNED, PACKERS
84. David Sims, S – SIGNED, GIANTS
85. Jeff Maehl, WR – SIGNED, TEXANS
86. Alex Wujciak, MLB – SIGNED, BROWNS
87. Allen Reisner, TE – SIGNED, VIKINGS
88. Bryant Browning, OG – SIGNED, RAMS
89. Courtney Smith, WR – SIGNED, JETS
90. Colin Baxter, C – SIGNED, CHARGERS
91. Adrian Taylor, DT – SIGNED, TEXANS
92. Jay Valai, S
93. Jerrod Johnson, QB – SIGNED, EAGLES
94. Garrett Chisolm, OG – SIGNED, DOLPHINS
95. Mario Addison, OLB – SIGNED, BEARS
96. Adam Froman, QB – SIGNED, FALCONS
97. Thomas Claiborne, OG – SIGNED, TAMPA BAY
98. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, WR/KR – SIGNED, EAGLES
99. Zack Pianalto, TE – SIGNED, BILLS
100. Mike Holmes, S/KR – SIGNED, BEARS
101. Kris O’Dowd, C – SIGNED, ARIZONA
102. Jordan White, WR
103. Colby Whitlock, DT – SIGNED, BRONCOS
104. Mario Butler, S/CB – SIGNED, DALLAS
105. Joe Torchia, TE
106. Brian Duncan, MLB – SIGNED, BILLS
107. Jeremy Ross, KR/WR – SIGNED, PATRIOTS
108. Detron Lewis, WR – SIGNED, TAMPA BAY
109. Adam Weber, QB – SIGNED, BRONCOS
110. Chas Henry, P – SIGNED, EAGLES
The Rest, as they come in:
111. Preston Dial, FB – SIGNED, LIONS
112. Derrell Smith, MLB – SIGNED, TAMPA BAY
113. Blaine Sumner, DT – SIGNED, JETS
114. Shaun Draughn, RB – SIGNED, REDSKINS
115. Lester Jean, WR – SIGNED, TEXANS
116. Justin Taplin-Ross, S – SIGNED, DALLAS
117. Michael Morgan, LB – SIGNED, SEATTLE
118. Terron Sanders, DL – SIGNED, RAVENS
119. Colin Miller, C – SIGNED, STEELERS
120. Leupapa Letuli, OT – SIGNED, DALLAS
121. Chris Walker, DE – SIGNED, RAVENS
122. Joe Morgan, WR – SIGNED, SAINTS
123. Lyle Leong, WR – SIGNED, DALLAS
124. Carl Gettis, CB – SIGNED, BROWNS
125. Corbin Bryant, DT – SIGNED, BEARS
126. Dexter Larimore, DT – SIGNED, SAINTS
127. Dom DeCicco, S – SIGNED, BEARS
128. Wayne Daniels, DE – SIGNED, JETS
129. Mark Dell, WR – SIGNED, BRONCOS
130. Chris Randle, CB – SIGNED, DALLAS
131. DJ Young, OT – SIGNED, CARDINALS
132. DeMarcus Dobbs, DE – SIGNED, 49ERS
133. Byron Bell, OT – SIGNED, CAROLINA
134. Brian Lainhart, S – SIGNED, BENGALS
135. Jonathan Freeny, DE – SIGNED, DOLPHINS
136. Marshall Williams, WR – SIGNED, BRONCOS
137. Ryan Pugh, C – SIGNED, CAROLINA
138. Ryan Colburn, QB – SIGNED, SAINTS
139. Rob McGill, OL – SIGNED, FALCONS
140. Ryan Bartholomew, C – SIGNED, RAVENS
141. Curt Porter, OT – SIGNED, BRONCOS
142. Kenny Rowe, DE – SIGNED, 49ERS
143. Zane Taylor, OL – SIGNED, JETS
144. OJ Murdock, WR – SIGNED, TITANS
145. Donald Buckram, RB – SIGNED, BROWNS
146. Jeremiah Masoli, QB – SIGNED, 49ERS

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