@Mr. Bitter Weddle is actually the perfect free agent addition for the Raiders, no matter who they draft, and for several reasons. First of all, he still plays at a high level, and, he now has something more to prove, especially if he gets to play his former team twice. Second, while his age might seem like an issue to many people, his age actually works to the Raiders favor. First, because he provides there secondarywithveteran leadership that will be sorely lacking with Woidsons exit, and second, because he wont require a long term commitment. The Raiders can tie up a chunk of money that theyneed to spend, but not get in the way of future extensions or contracts.
My first edition. Only one trade. I make picks using multiple big boards from different sites, and my own scouting. I try to fill needs as best as possible. This will change when FA moves define themselves.
Lyle Sendlein, C, Cardinals. Age: 27. Re-signed with Cardinals
Arizona's best offensive lineman, Lyle Sendlein hasn't missed a start in three years. He needs to be re-signed.
Kyle Cook (RFA), C, Bengals. Age: 28.
Kyle Cook has been a solid, dependable starting center for the Bengals the past two years. He deserves an extension.
Jonathan Goodwin, C, Saints. Age: 32. Signed with 49ers (3 years, $10.9 million)
A serviceable starting center, Jonathan Goodwin still has a couple of quality seasons left in the tank.
Chris Spencer, C, Seahawks. Age: 29. Signed with Bears (2 years)
The injury-prone Chris Spencer had a rocky start to his 2010 campaign, but improved toward the end of the season.
Samson Satele, C, Raiders. Age: 26. Re-signed with Raiders
Samson Satele has done a decent job as Oakland's starting center the past two years after struggling in Miami.
Scott Mruczkowski, C, Chargers. Age: 29. Re-signed with Chargers
Scott Mruczkowski barely played this season, but filled in really well for an injured Nick Hardwick the year before.
2011 Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2011.
Ryan Kalil, C, Panthers. Age: 25. Franchised by Panthers
If the Panthers don't franchise Ryan Kalil, teams will be lining up to sign one of the top centers in the NFL.
Olin Kreutz, C, Bears. Age: 34. Signed with Saints (1 year)
It's not saying much, but Olin Kreutz was Chicago's best pass-protector in 2010. He's a declining player at this stage of his career, but he just doesn't miss any games; Kreutz made his 129th consecutive start in the season finale.