NFL Free Agent Updates

A couple of big names could enter the free-agent market. See what beat writers in their markets had to say about a few pending free agents.

  • Houston Texans DE Antwan Peek has the raw talent and natural ability, but he has a tendency to lose focus during games. He's an unrestricted free agent, and while the Texans would like him to return, they won't get into a bidding war with anyone for him.

  • San Diego Chargers RB Michael Turner might be the best backup in the league and could start for a number of other clubs. He's going to become a restricted free agent, but it's doubtful the Chargers would let him get away.

  • Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green held up for 14 games in his comeback season from a major thigh injury. He rushed for 1,059 yards and frequently showed off the explosiveness of old. The pending unrestricted free agent wants to remain in Green Bay, but he'll be seeking a long-term contract after cashing in on an incentive-laden one-year deal. Working against Green, who needs only 46 rushing yards to shatter Jim Taylor's franchise record of 8,207, is he turns 30 in February.

  • Packers DE Cullen Jenkins, brother of Carolina All-Pro Kris Jenkins, is in line for a big payday as a restricted free agent. The team likely will have to ensure he doesn't get away by tendering him at the first-round level. The versatile lineman replaced an ineffective Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila on the outside on early downs in the last four games and bolstered the run defense. Jenkins was just as effective moving inside as a pass rusher.

  • Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram is a free agent coming off a season marked by health problems, but coach Mike Holmgren loves what he brings to the team.

  • Seahawks T/G Floyd Womack is a free agent and he simply hasn't been able to stay healthy.

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