Football Tigers Signing Free Agent Deals

Darvin Adams and Ryan Pugh are expected to join Cam Newton and Lee Ziemba in Carolina when free agents can begin signing on Tuesday.

Auburn, Ala.—The first day of free agent signing for the NFL was a very busy one as far as the Auburn Tigers are concerned with as many as nine players off the 2010 BCS National Champions possibly signing deals with teams across the league.

On Monday night the Twitter world was abuzz across the country as players began reporting upcoming deals that can be made official on Tuesday. The biggest news comes from the Carolina Panthers. After drafting Cam Newton with the first overall selection and also taking offensive tackle Lee Ziemba, the Panthers are poised to take both center Ryan Pugh and wide receiver Darvin Adams in the free agent market as well.

That could be big news for both as the Panthers struggled offensively last season and in particular for Adams. With a lack of production at the wide receiver position and the possibility that Steve Smith may not return, it's the best possible chance for Adams to make an NFL team this season.

In addition to those two defensive back Demond Washington is expected to sign a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs while offensive lineman Byron Isom is headed for Minnesota to play for the Vikings. Also running back Mario Fannin is off to the Rocky Mountains to sign a deal with the Denver Broncos while safety Zac Etheridge has been picked up by the Oakland Raiders.

On Tuesday it was announced that Mike Berry will get a shot to make the New England Patriots, defensive lineman , linebacker Josh Bynes with the Baltimore Ravens and defensive back Zac Etheridge with the Oakland Raiders, and wide receiver Terrell Zachery also with the Baltimore Ravens.

Kicker Wes Byrum had several options and chose the Seattle Seahawks while Mike Blanc is on board with the San Diego Chargers.

Linebacker Craig Stevens has not signed a free agent deal.

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