Kurb.... Will you be updating you first post in this thread once we actually "sign" these guys? The UDFA thread got way out of hand last night, but I thought It was awesome that for those who just want to see who we picked up... They could just go back to that first post for the official additions
Yes and as we sign the guys they will have their own threads.
July 25 NFL will publish the 2011 Free Agency List, which will become effective July 29, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., New York time.
July 26 At 10:00 a.m., New York time, Club facilities open. Players may report for physicals and voluntary strength and conditioning.
At 10:00 a.m., New York time, Trading begins for 2011 League Year.
Rosters expanded to ninety (90) man limit.
At 10:00 a.m., New York time, Clubs may negotiate with and SIGN their own Drafted Rookies and any Undrafted Rookie. Clubs may have such players report to the Club’s facilities for physical examinations prior to signing.
All 2011 Contracts signed on or after July 26 shall be binding upon the player and the Club when signed, but shall not become effective unless a CBA is ratified by the NFLPA (August 4)
At 10:00 a.m., New York time, Clubs may NEGOTIATE with, but not sign, or extend Offer Sheets to, their own UFAs, RFAs, Exclusive Rights Players and Franchise Players and other Clubs’ UFAs, RFAs, non-exclusive Franchise Players and free agents.
July 26-27 A Club may require a player to report for a mandatory physical examination in order for the player to qualify for any bonus in a preexisting contract if the “measuring date” for such a bonus has been changed pursuant to CBA Article 11 (Transition Rules for the 2011 League Year).
July 27 Camp opens for ten Clubs whose first preseason game is on August 11 (ARZ, BLT, DAL, DEN, JAX, NE, OAK, PHI, SD, SEA)
July 28 Camp opens for ten Clubs whose first preseason game is on August 12 (ATL, CIN, DET, KC, MIA, NO, PIT, SF, TB, WAS)
At 4:01 p.m., New York time, waivers begin for the 2011 League Year
July 29 Camp opens for ten Clubs whose first preseason game is on August 13 (BUF, CAR, CHI, CLV, GB, IND, MIN, NYG, STL, TEN)
At 6:00 p.m., New York time, Clubs may SIGN, or extend Offer Sheets to, all eligible players, in addition to Drafted and Undrafted Rookies. Clubs may have such players report to the Club’s facilities for physical examinations prior to signing. Eligible players may visit or try out at any Club facility.
Veteran players who sign Player Contracts on or after 6:00 p.m., New York time, on July 29 shall be required to report to, and remain with, their Clubs, except that, prior to the start of the 2011 League Year on August 4, such players may not participate in on-field activities, workouts, weight training or other physical activities, but shall be required to attend meetings, classroom instruction and any other non-physical activities scheduled during the Club’s preseason training camp.
CBA Lifting. This is rough info, I will flesh it out as I can.
Today the NFLPA leaders will vote to recommend the CBA deal. Today the plaintiffs of the anti-trust suit will agree to settlements. This week doors will open at NFL Facilities. This week players will sign union cards to recertify the NFLPA. Once NFLPA is back in business a vote for ratification of the CBA takes place. Players need 50%+1 guy to ratify new CBA Football will be safe for 7-10 years.
So Brayton doesn't count for reasons I'm sure suck.
Charles will hopefully be on his second contract this time next week, and if he's not there's still Tyler.
There's like three teams that have anything that can vaguely be described as a leader at the DT position.
The Panthers have a fantastic mix of youth and players just entering their prime. Guys that are natural born leaders or were baptized by fire.
Leadership and veteran presence is a dumb gay thing that dumb gay people talk about.
I'm not sure Brayton will be here. I had forgotten him however and concede he would be that guy for the DL. CJ is great, I have read some reports he isn't a leader kinda guy. But I'm not out there with him, so I can't say for sure. IF he stays (Please stay CJ :cryin:) he could make a difference as well.
Kendric Burney Burney is a ball hawk, but he really needs to work on his open field tackle's. However, he is probably better than C.J. Wilson, Robert McClain, and R.J. Stanford based on the sole fact that Burney is a hard hitting player that really excels on special teams.
Byron Bell Seems like a pretty big guy, he was in the tackle position for the most part and Jordan Gross, Jeff Otah, and Lee Ziemba are really the only tackle's that have a roster spot on the team this year, so Bell might be a dark horse canadite.
Darvin Adam's drops the easy one's and catches the hard one's, but if Darvin has any shot at making the team, it helps that he is reuniting with his boy Cam. Darvin just has to become more consistent.
Adi Kunalic also handled long field goals in 2009 I believe, so they could just store him on the practice squad and wait until John Kasay decides to retire, but with the rule changes, there is no reason to keep two kickers.
It looks like he will do anything to keep his boy Cam from getting hit, which is a good thing. Maybe the Panthers keep two centers on the team this year.
I'm not going to lie Jamorris Warren should be able to find a roster spot on the Panthers if they don't sign a guy like Sidney Rice or Braylon Edward's. I would give Warren the edge over Adams.
Chinasa could probably beat out Hilee Taylor but he still couldn't touch Brayton, Brown, Hardy, or Norwood. Chinasa is probably just a camp body.
Kendric Burney (CB, North Carolina) Ryan Pugh (OC, Auburn) Adi Kunalic (K, Nebraska) Byron Bell (OL, New Mexico State) Jamorris Warren (WR, Central Missouri) Darvin Adams (WR, Auburn) Ugo Chinasa (DE, Oklahoma State) :willy_nilly: