Update [2008-3-17 19:35:32 by TexSkins]: Another WR that had been talked about, Bryant Johnson, signed with the Niners. Anyone else have any other WRs on the radar, or are we officially waiting for the draft?
For all the huffing and puffing about Hackett visiting the team, he ended up with the Panthers. Per ESPN:
Determined to end the constant double teams of their star receiver, the Carolina Panthers came to terms Monday with Seattle free agent D.J. Hackett on a two-year, $3.5 million deal.The reason for the contractual friction was, per usual, financial in nature:
Hackett spent last week visiting Washington -- he had a minimum salary offer from the Redskins -- Tampa Bay and Carolina, where he met with coach John Fox and general manager Marty Hurney and talked on the phone with Smith.Two-year 3.5M dollar contract is not minimum and kudos to Hackett for getting paid. Also kudos to the Redskins for exercising some uncharacteristic fiscal restraint in this player's market. Redskins are in a small club of teams that seemingly refuse to sign someone else's players:
While most teams have spent the past three weeks trying to reinforce their rosters -- and '08 playoff hopes -- by spending heavily on the league's veteran free-agent market, the Colts have been quiet. They are one of only three teams yet to sign another team's discarded talent, joining the uncharacteristically inactive Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers.