It was once unthinkable, but Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez will be the top free agent at his position this offseason, as Jason Fitzgerald of The Sporting News writes. Sanchez, who was uncerimoneously booted from New York, is still young and some teams will still see the upside that made him a high draft pick in 2009. He also boasts a history of playoff success, having won four of six games. The team that signs Sanchez might not be doing cartwheels afterwards, but the free agent pool gets rather beak after the USC product. More out of the NFC East..
- When the Giants let Justin Tuck walk last offseason, they proved that they won’t let emotion lead them to an irresponsible financial decision. This time around, Jordan Raanaan of the Newark Star-Ledger expects more of the same when it comes to Jason Pierre-Paul. JPP is younger, of course, but Big Blue will only go so far to keep him if the bidding gets out of hand. Right now, it’s hard to say how much he’ll collect. He was a star in the making in 2011 when he had 16.5 sacks, but he hasn’t replicated that since. “He’s not that guy right now,” said former NFL agent and current salary cap expert Joel Corry. “I just don’t see him breaking the bank in free agency.”
- Washington worked out Michael Hill, Justin Jackson, and Loucheiz Purifoy, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post (via Twitter).
- The Cowboys tried out outside linebacker Lawrence Sidbury, according to Wilson (via Twitter).