One story in a series of free agents by position who may warrant interest. Today – a look at safeties:
Rogers Beckett, San Diego (possible salary cap cut):
Nothing spectacular but can be a dependable player.
Eric Brown, Houston (unrestricted): Enjoyed a solid season with the expansion Texans and can be an intimidating hitter.
Lethon Flowers, Pittsburgh (unrestricted): He would be a good pickup but he can still be a bit one-dimensional in that at times he is a bit overzealous when playing the run.
Rodney Harrison, San Diego (possible salary cap cut): Even though he missed a few games to injury he can still be an intimidator against the pass and run.
Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay (unrestricted): Super Bowl MVP performance against Oakland was outstanding but chances are the Bucs front seven applying so much pressure masked the fact that he has a tendency to make mistakes.
Sam Knight, New Orleans (unrestricted): One of the best at this position in the market and would be a great pickup for a team looking fir a physical safety.
Kwamie Lassiter, Arizona (unrestricted): His productivity declined last season but the eighth year veteran is still a good leader.
Damien Robinson, New York Jets (released salary cap cut): He's a good pickup for a defense that relies on a lot of zone coverage.
Greg Wesley, Kansas City (restricted): Veteran leader would be a solid pickup for a team looking for toughness.
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