The Pre-draft Free Agency has finally come to an end. Even though we missed out on some guys that we had hoped to get, we still think we had a very successful free agency. The following is a detailed information about our new signees.
Stage 2: Jaylon Brown MLB 2yr/$3.58 ($880K Guaranteed)
The decision to go after the athletic Jaylon Brown was simply a case of necessity. It is required to have three MLBs on team roster, as such, we thought it would be wise to pursue a very athletic player at that position. The 26 year old will be third MLB on the depth chart.
Stage 2: Sam Martin Punter 4yr/$9.04M ($2.04M Guaranteed)
We decided to go after Martin early because of lack of a punter on our roster. It was important to get him down to Carolina for a meeting, which is why we sent down the jet to go get the strong kicker from Los Angeles. He is going to be a member of our team till the end of the cycle.
Stage 3: George Kittle 2yr/$10.9M ($5.24M Guaranteed)
One of our major priorities going into free agency was to get an athletic tight end to replace Ladarius Green and we think we found our man in George Kittle. Although he is not as tall as Green, with 90 jumping, we believe he can get the work done. There is a possibility that he has to complete for the starting job come preseason, but for now, George Kittle is our starting tight end.
Stage 3: Blair Brown OLB 3yr/$7.29M ($2.4M Guaranteed)
Blair was brought in to be a role player. He will play as a backup for Shaq Thompson.
Stage 3: David Onyemata DT 2yr/$3.08M ($1.08M Guaranteed)
Onyemata is currently the second DT on our roster but we hope to add another solid guy at that position during the draft or post-draft free agency market.
Stage 3: Offensive Linemen;
Terron Armstead (2yr $8.06M)
Taylor Agramonte (2yr/$5.58M)
Henry Combs (3yr/$3.12M)
These are all role players as we could not land any of the big name offensive linemen that we had targeted. The hope is that these guys prove themselves to be starters in training camp. We also look to add more guys at the position.
Stage 4: Aaron Searles 2yr/$2.3M ($360K Guaranteed)
Searles will hold down the backup QB for our team in the forthcoming season. We do believe that he can run our offense in the absence of Heath Joyce.
Stage 4: Dan Bailey Kicker 1yr/$3.17M
Although he is at the last lapse of his career, we are excited to have the future HOF on our team. We strongly believe he’s got enough juice in his leg to help this team.
Thanks for reading and happy draft day!!!