Free agent Takeo Spikes headlines Monday morning's 'NFL AM'

Takeo Spikes will join today's "NFL AM." Released by the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, the two-time Pro Bowl linebacker is sure to have a lot to discuss. Get a head start on the week's football talk beginning at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network.

Schein: Nine riskiest free agents


The money will start flying around when free agency starts Tuesday. Adam Schein provides teams with a list of guys to avoid. **More**

Here's what else is on tap for Monday:

» The three-day negotiating period leading up to the start of free agency has long been a subject of debate. This year, the league enacted a legal tampering window, and a memo sent to clubs on Friday spelled out exactly what the new rules of the game would be. The strongly worded letter might have struck fear around the NFL.

»'s Kimberly Jones broke the news that Cullen Jenkins had signed a three-year, $8 million deal with the New York Giants. The Giants were just one of several teams interested in Jenkins, who was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles last month for salary-cap reasons.

» Clubs around the league were chopping down rosters and dumping salaries ahead of Tuesday's start to free agency. We kept an eye on James Harrison and all the big-name cuts over the weekend.

» NFL Network health and safety chief correspondent Andrea Kremer has the latest on new research that suggests defensive backs are more susceptible to concussions than any other position in football.

» "NFL Total Access" continues its "State of the Franchise" series, with a look at the Atlanta Falcons. Tune in to NFL Network at 7 p.m. ET.

» Bucky Brooks breaks down which free-agent wide receiver is better: Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings.

» Check out our Offseason Forecast page to see what all 32 NFL clubs need to focus on in 2013.

» Adam Schein offers nine sweet potential matches for clubs and free agents.

» Happy birthday to former Carolina Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble, who turns 30 on Monday.

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