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"I'm not going to get too caught up in the fact that there are reports that he's moving at a 'glacial speed' and all this stuff," Hanzus said. "It's like, I'd much rather have that happen than have some guy that's just like, 'I'll sign him, and I'll cut him and I'll sign him!' I like it, you know, he's taking his time: Johnny Idzik."
"But is it a good idea," Chris Wesseling countered, "to save $25 (million) to $27 million for the time in free agency when there's nobody worth paying for?"
Fair point. With a whopping 48 of our top 50 free agents off the board, only a handful of juicy morsels are left for Idzik and his fellow GMs to chase after.
Here's a look at where some of those top remaining (and soon-to-be) free agents might land:
Sanchez to** the Rams: Sanchez was initially a prime candidate to replace Matt Schaub in Houston, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. With Ryan Fitzpatrick signing a two-year deal to play for the Texans, the Rams make plenty of sense for the released passer. St. Louis offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer coached Sanchez for three years in New York, and the Rams could use a veteran backup behind Sam Bradford after Kellen Clemens signed with the Chargers.
If not St. Louis, we named three additional teams as logical landing spots for the Gang Green's former starter.
Chris Johnson to the Cowboys: Due $8 million under his current deal, Johnson is more likely to be released than traded. Wesseling's list of potential landing spots begins in Dallas, an intriguing match after the boom-or-bust runner followed Jerry Jones on Twitter. He would give the 'Boys a tasty weapon to pair with DeMarco Murray, but Dallas needs to get creative with the cap to make this happen.
Knowshon Moreno to** the Dolphins: We haven't heard a whisper about Moreno. A return to Denver sounds unlikely, but Miami looms as a fit. Unless general manager Dennis Hickey favors drafting a player like Carlos Hyde -- whose makeup and play resembles Doug Martin, who Hickey helped target in Tampa Bay -- Moreno can be had at an affordable price on the heels of his first 1,000-yard campaign.
UPDATE: After meeting with the Dolphins as expected, Moreno left South Beach without a deal. Stay tuned.
Jermichael Finley to** the Seahawks: Rapoport reported that "mutual interest" exists between the sides as Seattle waits for Finley to gain medical clearance (which might take a while). The Seahawks have rocked a run-heavy offense with Russell Wilson at the helm, but Finley would give this offense a super-deep position group with Luke Willson, Anthony McCoy and Zach Miller on the roster.
Maurice Jones-Drew to** the Steelers: The Jets reportedly have "serious interest" in MJD, but the Steelers have been aggressive, hosting the former Jaguars pounder for a two-day visit. No contract yet, but pairing this one-time bell cow with the ascendant Le'Veon Bell would give Pittsburgh its finest duo of runners in many moons.