Wave 1 of free agency has come and gone and the savvy spenders have already been graded. Now, it's time to see how the general managers did on Wave 2, the second-tier of the open market where teams are truly able to round out their rosters.
Who got the best and worst deals this week?
FINANCIALLY SAVVY, WAVE 2:
1. Cecil Shorts, Houston Texans: Shorts is a wide receiver that has put up big-time numbers without the help of a quarterback before. At 27, the expert route runner signed a contract who will pay him a guaranteed $2.5 million over the next two seasons and actually pair him with a true No. 1 wideout? Yes please.
3. The Green Bay Packers: Look, something has to be said about the fact that Ted Thompson has spent $0.00 over the course of free agency so far. Also, it's a good place to insert a stat we heard from good friend Evan Silva not too long ago: Julius Peppers is the only player on his current roster who has played a down for another team. Think about that for a second.
OVER-SPENDING, WAVE 2:
2. Charles Clay, TE, Miami Dolphins/Buffalo Bills: As our fearless leader, Gregg Rosenthal, noted recently, Clay will be paid like a top-five NFL wide receiver if he gets hurt in his second season of the deal. He'll be owed $24.5 million over the first two years. Again, great player, but that's an awful lot of money.