NFL’s top free agents looking to sign new deals

Published On March 9, 2015 | By HN Staff | Sports

By Mario Belan

The 2015 NFL Free Agency starts Tuesday at 4 p.m.

There are a lot of big names set to hit the open market and co-host of Flight 957, a sports morning talk show in San Francisco, Joe Fortenbaugh spoke with Humber News about some of the top players that could be wearing new uniforms next season.

Fortenbaugh said who he believed to be the best free agent on the market.

“Ndamukong Suh is a guy who can change the way your defense plays,” he said.

Suh has been heavily rumored to sign with the Miami Dolphins come Tuesday.

He is a player that can make your players play better and despite some on-field issues he is a great fit for Miami, said Fortenbaugh.

Suh is expected to sign for around $114-million, and Fortenbaugh said the dolphins may overpay for his services, but landing Suh would bolster that defensive line and make a huge impact.

We looked at some of this year’s top free agents and where they might end up.

 

A look at some of this year's best free agents.

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According to NFL.com, when Green Bay wide receiver Randall Cobb re-signed a contract to stay with the Packers it really effected the market for wideouts. Teams like Oakland will have to look elsewhere for receiver’s, but for Cobb the move was very smart.

“Cobb resigning with Green Bay is a very smart move on his part,” said Fortenbaugh.

Cobb signed a four-year deal worth $40 million and because of his age, 24, he will command the market when his contract is up. He will be a receiver in his prime and he may get an even bigger contract, Fortenbaugh told Humber News.

ESPN reported that running back Frank Gore will head to Philadelphia  and Fortenbaugh said this is a great move for the Eagles.

“This is a good move for a lot less money,” he said.

Most recently it was reported by The Score that Gore is getting cold feet about going to Philadelphia. It is rumoured that he is looking at the Indianapolis Colts as another home.

The Boston Globe reported that Devin McCourty will stay with the New England Patriots. The deal is reportedly worth $28.5 million for five years.

The Superbowl champions, “receive a guy with great leadership and a prime safety,” said Fortenbaugh.

He said he sees the Patriots trying to retain cornerback Darrelle Revis but may let him test the market first to see if they can get him for a cheaper price.

 

 

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