Day two of free agency holds more importance to the Carolina Panthers in terms of what will happen in the draft, rather than any moves they'll make. Teams selecting in the top-10 are already addressing their needs, meaning draft boards are bound to be shaken up.
Highlights from day one:
- Mike Wallace heads to Miami on a 5-year, $60 million deal
- The Brown bolstered their defensive line with two signings: Paul Kruger the former Raven and Desmond Bryant of the Raiders --perhaps best known for his infamous mugshot this off-season, which the wizards at SBN turned into this.
- DeAngelo Hall signs with Detroit to add some stability and humility to their defense.
- Indianapolis Colts' owner Jim Irsay got super excited:
We will have some big announcements very soon!!!!!!!! We are THRILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 12, 2013
It turned out he was two-dozen exclamation points excited for Gosder Cherilus, Greg Toler, Donald Thomas, Lawrence Sidbury, and Erik Walden. Solid players to be sure, but hardly worth the hooting and hollering. When there was some backlash on Twitter, Irsay went to set the story straight.
I know sum of u fans want BIG names n neon- Old,hurt or off field question marks/Grigson isn't GM of year,who won 11 games by being wrong!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 12, 2013
Agreed Jim. It's way better to sign low-mid tier guys, THEN put their names in neon.