2013 NFL Free Agents

The NFL Free Agency period begins at 4 P.M. on March 12th and there are quite a few former Georgia Tech players looking for a job. As we get closer to the beginning of FA, I’ll write a few posts about certain Tech players and where they should end up. For now, Michael Johnson is the only player who knows where he’ll be next year. He was franchise tagged by the Bengals, ensuring he will be with them for at least one more year. Here’s the rest of the free agents this year.

UFA (Unrestricted Free Agent)- Player is allowed to sign with whatever team he would like at the start of the FA period.

RFA (Restricted Free Agent)- The player’s old team places a qualifying offer on them and the player is allowed to talk to other teams. If the player signs a deal with another team, his original team is allowed to match the offer. If they choose not to match it, they will receive draft pick compensation in the round the RFA was designated in. This is somewhat confusing and it makes it pretty hard for RFA to sign with a different team because most teams don’t want to give up draft picks for players.

Exclusive Rights Free Agent- These FAs have two years of NFL experience but are not currently on a roster. If their former club offers them a three years veteran’s minimum contract, then they must take it or else not play in the NFL.

RB

Tashard Choice- UFA

Jonathan Dwyer- RFA

Anthony Allen- Exclusive Rights

TE

Will Heller- UFA

OT

Andrew Gardner- RFA

DE

Michael Johnson- Franchise Tagged

DT

Vance Walker- UFA

LB

Keith Brooking- UFA

Daryl Smith- UFA

Philip Wheeler- UFA

Gary Guyton- UFA

Free Agent info was acquired from footballfutures.com

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