10 Worst Deals From Day 1 Of 2014 NFL Free Agency

The 10 Worst Deals From Day 1 of 2014 NFL Free Agency

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The first day of NFL free agency has come and gone, and what a day it was. It was filled with some huge names coming and going throughout the day. As soon as 4 p.m. ET hit, it was a no-holds barred atmosphere in NFL free agency. For whatever reason, some GMs have already made mistakes. These are the 10 biggest mistakes made on the first day of free agency.

10. Dexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster
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10. Dexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster
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Dexter McCluster was awesome in regards to returning, but left much to be desired when it came to playing offense. He made his first Pro Bowl this season, and the Tennessee Titans rewarded him with a three-year deal for million. It isn't the worst deal in the world, especially since it is only million guaranteed, but it was a waste. The Titans desperately need receiving help. This isn't it.

9. Malcolm Jenkins

Malcolm Jenkins
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9. Malcolm Jenkins

Malcolm Jenkins
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The Philadelphia Eagles have not had luck in terms of signing players for their secondary. There just isn't enough time to talk about how many times they have swung and missed, and that is just in the last decade. This signing will be no different. He just isn't worth more than million per season, especially on a three-year deal.

8. Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden
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8. Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden
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I understand that the running back market was awful this season. Still, was anyone giving Darren McFadden million? I may be wrong, but I feel like you could have brought him back for less. It seems like he also could really use a change of scenery after a career full of injuries in Oakland.

7. Donte Whitner

Donte Whitner
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7. Donte Whitner

Donte Whitner
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Donte Whitner signed a deal with the Cleveland Browns today. There was a dearth of secondary players on the market. There was no reason to spend big money on anyone. This is being billed as him going home. It doesn't look like it will work out in the end.

6. Arthur Jones

Arthur Jones
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6. Arthur Jones

Arthur Jones
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Arthur Jones has been a decent defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, but is he decent enough to make a five-year commitment at around million per? He comes from a very athletic family, with brother Jon (UFC heavyweight) and Chandler (Patriots DE) as his siblings. He is going to be good with the Colts, but he will not live up to that contract.

5. Rodger Saffold

Rodger Saffold
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5. Rodger Saffold

Rodger Saffold
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Raiders fans are very excited to have so much cap space with so many good free agents to speak of. Rodger Saffold was not the kind of name they were looking for. Then they gave him a contract worth .5 million. It seemed that there were many offensive linemen who were overpaid, but this one seemed to stand out.

4. Andre Roberts

Andre Roberts
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4. Andre Roberts

Andre Roberts
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The Washington Redskins are looking to get better on the field after an awful season. Apparently, they didn't realize they have an all-time bad defense. They spent their money on a second receiver (at best) while also signing Santana Moss. Andre Roberts stole million while never hitting 800 yards in a season. Maybe they signed him to play cornerback.

3. O'Brien Schofield

O'Brien Schofield
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3. O'Brien Schofield

O'Brien Schofield
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The New York Giants have always had issues trying to get a good linebacker. Apparently, they thought that overpaying someone would make him good. O'Brien Schofield is not going to solve their linebacker problem, especially since their DEs are not what they used to be.

2. Vontae Davis

Vontae Davis
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2. Vontae Davis

Vontae Davis
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The Colts were not done with Jones. They also gave their own player a big deal. Vontae Davis was not everything Jim Irsay expected when he brought him in from the Miami Dolphins two seasons ago. Despite being a letdown, they still gave him close to million per season in a cornerback-heavy market. This seems like an extra puzzling move.

1. Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib
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1. Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib
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The biggest move of the day happened very late. Aqib Talib spurned the Patriots to go to their rival, the Denver Broncos. He is getting million, including million in guaranteed money. He was a problem in Tampa Bay before "growing up" in New England. How much of that was growing up, and how much of that was trying to get paid?


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