- Karen Guregian points out that landing any free agents will be difficult if Cassel is still aboard, leaving only 3.2 million to spend against the cap. A deal should be done soon.
- Chris Price looks at how the Patriots will likely proceed through free agency, position by position.
- Michael Felger offers Four Points on the first day of free agency, one of them being "don't suck."
- Mike Reiss reports the Patriots will host CB Leigh Bodden today, and Jabar Gaffney is scheduled to visit the Broncos.
- Mike Reiss notes Eric Alexander agreed to a 1-year deal, and discusses the potential market for DL Mike Wright and Safety James Sanders who are both unrestricted free agents.
- Mike Reiss notes FB Heath Evans and OL Russ Hochstein couldn't make a deal happen (yet) and are heading into the unrestricted free agency market. OLB Pierre Woods has been tendered a 2nd-round level restricted free agent.
- Jim Donaldson observes that Griese clearly isn't a long-term answer for Tampa Bay, who has plenty of cap space; and if they can afford Cassel, why would they want McCown?
- Chad Finn vents about the huge sports-radio-sized chip on his shoulder, spelled W-E-E-I.
- Jason Cole (Yahoo! Sports) Is Cassel in control of his fate?.
- Sports Xchange (Fox Sports) New England Patriots strategy and personnel.
- Sports Xchange (Fox Sports) New England Patriots Inside Slant.
- Tom Marino (Scout.com) New England Patriots Free Agency Confidential.
- Peter King (SI) Free agency booms at stroke of midnight.
- Adam Schefter (NFL.com) Teams working with the most, and least, salary cap space.
- Jason Cole (Yahoo! Sports) Tampering line often blurred before free agency.
- Judy Battista (NY Times) Belt-tightening by NFL could dampen free agency.
- Adam Schefter (NFL.com) Your quick-look free agent guide.
- Scout.com 2009 NFL Free Agency Tracker, with ranks.
- Bucky Brooks (SI) The top 25 free agents of 2009.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Mock-a-doodle-doo: AFC Ease draft projections.
NFL Total Access offers a 3.15 video discussion of the Best Linebackers in the 2009 Draft.