Profitable day for three former Terps

March 01, 2008 |

NFL free agency opened today and three former Terps rang the cash register to the tune of 85 million dollars:

Safety Madieu Williams left the Cincinnati Bengals and signed a reported 6 year, 34 million dollar deal with the Minnesota Vikings.  

Defensive tackle Kris Jenkins was traded from the Carolina Panthers to the New York Jets, who quickly signed him to a reported 5 year, 35 million dollar contract, with 20 million guaranteed.

Defensive tackle Randy Starks said so long to the Tennessee Titans, took the money and ran to the Miami Dolphins who signed him to a reported 5 year, 21 million dollar deal, with an estimated 7 million guaranteed.

Do you think that Ralph Friedgen and company will use this as a recruiting tool…especially for prospects on the defensive side of the ball?

It was nice to see former Ravens QB and all around good guy Chris Redman re-sign with the Atlanta Falcons for two years at 5 millions dollars. Not too shabby for a guy who had been out of the NFL for a few years.

The Cleveland Browns signed former Ravens QB Derek Anderson to a reported 3 year, 26.5 million dollar contract, with 14.5 million guaranteed. Is it me, or does that seem like an awful lot of guaranteed money for a guy who played well for about half of one NFL season?