Once again, if you’re looking for some thoughts on all the free agency activity, check our FA/Player Movement Tracker here:

I do have some other thoughts about some things that are jumping out at me – such as how the Titans will need WR Brandon Jones to step up and be a key contributor this year — but I will be posting them once the FA activity slows down next week.

Also, note that I will be posting updated keeper league rankings and comments today. These are as of all the the moves so far, including McGahee to the Ravens and Lewis to the Browns.

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2 Responses

  1. PackFan says:

    John … I was under the impression the Bears traded Thomas Jones for the second round pick the Jets had obtained from the Redskins, but apparently not – they simply swapped second rounders to move up from pick 63 to pick 37. Why literally give away a durable back in favor of a guy who hasn’t been able to stay healthy since his days at Texas? Will Adrian Peterson now become the #2 running back in Chicago?

    On another note, with March Madness upon us … any idea how the idea of having 65 teams in a 64 team tournament came about? Just wondering … no one that I’ve talked to seems to know.

  2. John Hansen says:

    The Bears were in a tough spot. They *had* to get Benson in as the starter sooner than later. Jones had really one good year before they drafted Benson (2004) and that season wasn’t without issues for Jones (mainly the QB play was brutal). Jones was free after 2007, so any team that traded for him wasn’t going to give up too much, since he would have been free to go after this season anyway (and a new deal had to be struck now). You would think they should have gotten a little more for him, but they didn’t want to trade him in the division and in the conference, which took a lot of teams out of the mix. Peterson is the #2 for now and he’s actually a pretty solid backup.

    I’m not sure on the NCAAs, but I’m sure they considered all the conference winners with automatic bids, and also around the number of other teams that would be viable but did not get the automatic bid. Plus they likely were comfortable about the number of rounds 64 teams worked out to. I seem to remember an actual reason they chose 64, but it’s escaped me.

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