It’s Day Four of the NFL free agency signing period and several teams are now already in training camp. Official signings can be announced this afternoon at 4pm ET, so that means that players like Chad Ochocinco or Steve Breaston can now practice with their new teams and sport their new colors. That should be exciting for fans anxious to get their first glimpse at the new rosters.
Yet it’s also time for those rosters to take shape and there are plenty of players out there, including the best free agent on the market in Nnamdi Asomugha. Here’s the latest Quick Hits from around the league to keep you updated on player movement:
*Michael Crabtree will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a foot injury that happened just last month, and the injury could potentially keep him out through the preseason. If he starts the actual season on the same PUP list, then he must miss the first six games. It’s another shot for a 49ers team trying to turn things around under new head coach Jim Harbaugh. Unfortunately, he’s already dealing with a star running back who plans to hold out in Frank Gore. This could be a long first season as the team transitions.
*Dawan Landry had a career year last year for the Ravens in terms of tackles, with a high of 111. He’s been rewarded today with a five-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who earlier added Paul Posluszny to their linebacking corps. For a team that lost a significant draft pick to trade for Blaine Gabbert, it’s been a nice defensive haul so far to add to their young defensive core. Landry failed to have an interception last year after having four the year before, and perhaps the Ravens were ready to move on. But Jacksonville should reap the benefits of having a hard hitting vet with playoff experience.
*Flozell Adams was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers today and it might be close to quitting time for the left tackle. Given the need for depth and experience around the league, someone will inevitably sign him due to injuries at camp or just out of need on the roster, but it will be interesting to see if Adams is willing to come in as a possible back-up for some team or whether he will wait for a team to have an injury at the position — the very same reason he was in Pittsburgh in the first place.