As expected, it was a wild opening day to the NFL's legal tampering period, which began on Monday. The new free agency signing period does not officially open until Wednesday night but the deals are being lined up in a big way. Here are some of my key takeaways from a busy Monday.
- Two out of three isn't bad. Dallas came into free agency with three superstars up for grabs' quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper and cornerback Byron Jones. They kept Prescott (in a less-than-ideal franchise tag situation) and Cooper but now have a lot of money (around $60m this season) tied up in Dak, Zeke and Amari.
- What are teams around the NFL still seeing in Jimmy Graham? Sure, he has some mismatch skills at tight end but he was far from a resounding hit in Seattle or Green Bay. In fact, he has been a shadow of the player we knew in New Orleans. But Chicago are paying him $16 million over the next two years. He has one heck of an agent.