Sunday, April 30, 2006
Mathis, McIntyre and Pinegar Sign Free Agent Deals
The three top 'Dogs that didn't hear their name called at this weekend's draft, all signed free agent deals within one hour after the draft.
Mathis signed with Minnesota. The Vikings released former 4th round pick Onterrio Smith this past off-season, and they did not select a running back in the draft.
Pinegar signed with Jacksonville. There is no way in hell he will beat out Byron Leftwich, but it is a system he could flourish as a 2nd or 3rd quarterback.
"Big Mac" signed with Seattle. McIntyre has been projected as an undersized defensive lineman, but has a better chance at middle linebacker because of his lack of size and speed. Seattle, however, has one of the better MLB, Lofa Tatupu, in the NFL.
"Big Mac" will make the team, no doubt, and Mathis has a very good shot at making the 53 man roster in Minneapolis. Pinegar has a very good shot at the 3rd spot in Jacksonville, but all depends if the Jaguars do not sign any other quarterbacks this offseason.