The 2013 NFL Free Agency period does not start until March 12, but business is already picking up with more and more players being told they are being released or will be allowed to hit the open market, including a pair of New York Giants -- running back Kregg Lumpkin and cornerback Justin Tryon.
Aaron Wilson tweeted that the Giants would release Lumpkin, who carried nine times for 42 yards in five games for the Giants after being signed midseason. Rlph Vacchiano then tweeted that the Giants will allow Tryon to hit the market. Tryon has played 19 games for the Giants over the past two seasons as a special teamer and reserve cornerback.
Interestingly, the Jacksonville Jaguars cut former Giants' cornerback Aaron Ross on Friday. Ross, 30, signed a three-year, $9.75 million contract with Jacksonville before the 2012 season. He started nine of 14 games, making 65 tackles but no interceptions. Quarterbacks had a 109.4 passer rating when targeting Ross last season.
Here are a couple of other free-agency notes of interest.
Report: Cardinals to release veteran SS Adrian Wilson - CBSSports.com
The Cardinals have informed strong safety Adrian Wilson that he'll be released, according to Xtra910's Mike Jurecki, but the 12-year veteran reportedly wants to resume his career elsewhere.
Chase Daniel keeping an eye on the market, PFT | ProFootballTalk
It’s good to know that Chase Daniel knows where to go for news. It’s also instructive that he’s looking. The Saints backup quarterback gave PFT an eager endorsement this morning, which may point to some more news.
Post-Moore QB market - NFL Rumors Blog - ESPN
Throughout the run-up to free agency this offseason, we've been listing Matt Moore as one of the top available QBs, a strong possibility for any team