5 of the Most Disappointing Things to Happen on Day 2 of NFL Free Agency

The Face of Day 2 Free Agent Futility and Disappointment

Rodger Saffold

With the NFL free agency period in full swing, a lot of the marquee names have already come off the board, while there are still some impact players out there looking for their next home. There are some great deals that will help and some mind-numbingly stupid moves that will hamstring a team. With all of this in mind then, let's take a look at some of the most disappointing things that happened on Day 2 of the 2014 NFL free agency period.

5. Steve Smith a Panther No More

Steve Smith Carolina Panthers

5. Steve Smith a Panther No More

Steve Smith Carolina Panthers

Steve Smith has been the face of the Carolina Panthers for a long time. But time has a way of catching up with players, and the older must make way for the newer -- and cheaper -- but still, when you have a guy who has been the heart, soul and identity of a team for so long, you hate to see him forced out. It will be strange seeing Smith in a different uniform next season -- which he will be for the Baltimore Ravens.

4. Jared Allen Gets Punk'd

Jared Allen Minnesota Vikings

4. Jared Allen Gets Punk'd

Jared Allen Minnesota Vikings

It had been widely expected that former Minnesota Vikings standout defensive end Jared Allen would be wearing the orange and blue of the Denver Broncos this season. But the Dallas Cowboys released Demarcus Ware and then gave him the three-year, million deal they were reportedly going to offer Allen. If Ware and the Broncos win a Super Bowl as many expect them to, that's likely going to leave one nasty mark on his ego.

3. Rex Ryan Misses Life on Revis Island

Rex Ryan New York Jets

3. Rex Ryan Misses Life on Revis Island

Rex Ryan New York Jets

When news of Darrelle Revis' impending release broke, Ryan was quoted as saying that he wanted to bring him back to the Big Apple “badly.” Ryan is going to get his chance to see Revis again -- twice a year, in fact. But in a Patriots uniform. It was a bitter disappointment for foot enthusiast Ryan, no doubt, but hilarious for people who always enjoy the soap opera that is the New York Jets.

2. Mike Glennon Gets to Take a Seat

Mike Glennon Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2. Mike Glennon Gets to Take a Seat

Mike Glennon Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With 19 touchdowns against just nine interceptions in 2013, Mike Glennon was one of the better rookie quarterbacks in the league. His stats are even more impressive given the fact that he compiled them for a very bad Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. New coach Lovie Smith has already brought in Josh McCown, so Glennon, despite having far more potential and upside, will likely be relegated to holding a clipboard again.

1. Reggie McKenzie's Mind-Bogglingly Bad Day

Reggie McKenzie Oakland Raiders

1. Reggie McKenzie's Mind-Bogglingly Bad Day

Reggie McKenzie Oakland Raiders

Day 1 of free agency was noted for the lack of big news or flashy moves for the Raiders despite having a pile of cash to work with. However, the big news from Day 2 was that their big free agent haul to that point, Rodger Saffold, failed his physical, had his contract voided and the Raiders were left with nothing but egg on their faces, and millions of people around the globe laughing at them. Again.


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