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NFL Free Agency Quick Hits: News On Takeo Spikes, Paul Posluszny, Plaxico Burress

With each passing hour, it seems the amount of NFL news is exponential. Some players have already re-signed. Some others have changed addresses. Some rookies are already coming to camp. Some others are talking holdout. It just goes to show that the NFL free agency signing period is the circus that we thought it’d be. In our effort to keep you informed, dear reader, here’s the latest nuggets from around the NFL:

*Takeo Spikes has inked a deal with the San Diego Chargers, filling some of the linebacking holes that the team was expected to address. They already drafted Jonas Mouton back in April, but there were more holes than just what Mouton can fill. This allows the talented second round choice to learn from a celebrated veteran whose been around the block with several teams. Good signing for A.J. Smith.

*Former Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny is reportedly heading to the Jacksonville Jaguars, which leaves Chan Gailey without a quarterback in the middle of the defense. Posluszny is a fantastic signing for the Jaguars and exudes that Jack Del Rio feel as a tough interior defender. One team just got a lot better, while a Bills team seemingly on the brink after a great draft now finds itself searching for answers.

*We can’t understand why Plaxico Burress would want to rejoin the same team that dropped him before (in the largest possible media market), but it seems the New York Giants and Burress are discussing a contract offer. Perhaps Burress wants to right his wrongs and restore his image — and certainly there’s no better place to do it — but if he fails, the spotlight will be huge.

*Shawn Andrews is the latest Giants offensive lineman to get cut, joining Rich Seubert and Shaun O’Hara. The team was definitely over the salary cap and needed to cut some high priced veterans, but NY is getting woefully thin and young up front in a division where they need that unit to be in top form on every down. Perhaps one will re-sign for less money, but expect the Giants to sign a veteran guard soon.