Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Crazy day in free agency impacting former UConn stars

The NFL free-agency period is off and running in a major way.

While the headline move among former UConn players was running back Donald Brown signing with San Diego, other moves could impact the playing time of some former Huskies.

Let's start with Ryan Griffin in Houston. The Texans cut loose long-time starter Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham is also an unrestricted free agent so if he also heads elsewhere, Griffin could be in position to become a starter in his second season.

In Tennessee, Alterreaun Verner left to sign with Tampa so you'd have to think Blidi Wreh-Wilson will head into training camp as a starting cornerback.

The feeling is that Jacksonville's signing of Toby Gerhart could spell the end of the Maurice Jones-Drew era as the Jaguars' go-to running back. If that is truly the case, Jordan Todman has a chance to vie with Gerhardt for carries instead of being the No. 2 guy behind Jones-Drew.

On the other end of the spectrum, it bears watching to see what the signing of Andre Roberts by Washington means to Nick Williams with the Redskins.


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