Sunday, March 10, 2013
Weekend Signing Grades
Falcons re-sign S William Moore to a 5-year ($30 Million) Contract
This is a big signing for Atlanta. This allows them keep the most talented player in their secondary, for not a ridiculous cost. An average of six million a year isn't too bad for a big play making safety like Moore. He probably could have gotten close to a $40 Million contract on the open market, so Atlanta's front office did a great job on this one.
Bills re-sign CB Leodis McKelvin to a 4-year ($20 Million) Contract
As a Bills fan, I wish they could have gotten McKelvin for a bit cheaper of a price. I think they overpaid by about a million a year. Either way, it's good for Buffalo to have him on the roster. He can play inside or outside as a corner, and looked pretty solid last season. Maybe he's a bit of a late bloomer in the NFL, which would make this is great re-signing. He also offers a lot in the return game, as he was one of the NFL's best return men this season before getting injured. Buffalo has to hope he'll be just as productive in a non-contract season.
Dolphins re-sign WR Brian Hartline to a 5-year ($30.7 Million) Contract
I know the Dolphins wanted to bring Hartline back, but this is just way too much money. He's getting paid like a borderline number one receiver, despite being an average number two receiver. The Dolphins would have been better off signing a big name in free agency and picking up a solid #2 option in the draft. I think Hartline can be a quality producer, but anything over $20 Million over 5 years is too pricey for him in my eyes.
Dolphins re-sign QB Matt Moore to a 2-year ($8 Million) Contract
I'm a bit disappointed Moore didn't sign somewhere he'd have an opportunity to start, because I think he would do well with enough talent around him. The Dolphins, however, got a great deal in this one. Moore might be the best backup in the NFL next season, so the Dolphins will have nothing to fear if Tannehill has to miss a start. Good move by Miami.
Titans re-sign K Rob Bironas to a 2-year ($6.6 Million) Contract
Bironas is starting to solidify himself as one of the top kickers in the NFL, so this is a solid signing by Tennessee. It's also only a two year deal, so they won't get screwed over if Bironas blows out his leg or something. Barring an injury like that, Tennessee will have one of the leagues' top kickers for the next two seasons at a pretty reasonable price.