In week 3 of Free Agency, we trade our first round pick to Chicago for Running Back Joseph Miller (72/91) and Chicago's 2015 1st round pick. Didn't really know how well Crum would change into a RB, so we got a back who we know is good, and got a future 1st in the deal. Good deal for both teams, as Chicago gets a great, franchise type player, and we get a good RB and another 1st rounder. This upgrades our offense tremendously by giving us a go to player on offense.
We also sign LT Robert Nesbitt (29/59), CB Jason Beadles (42/55), CB Nicholas Smith (40/50), and TE Travis Becker (55/68). Nesbitt becomes our starting LT, and has very good blocking skills, but no other skills to work with. Beadles and Smith upgrade our CB corp (sad, isn't it, that guys this average are upgrades?). Beadles will be our #2 CB and Smith will be the #3 CB. And Becker is both a solid run blocker and speedy pass catcher at TE, which will give us another dimension on offense. We feel very fortunate to have gotten Becker.
We are very sad to miss out on G Lonnie Anderson, and even more sad that we lost out on him to divisional foe Carolina.
In Week 4, we are able to pull off one more trade, this time giving Indianapolis our 2nd round pick for WR Fred Agnew (51/71). This completes our triple threat of young players on offense, with Miller at RB, Becker at TE, and Agnew at WR.
During this week, we pick up RB Edgar Holmes (22/46), who will be our return man, FB Richard Pierce (28/55), QB Willie Aldridge (37/56), who will be our backup QB, and LG Norman Smith (46/65), who will be a very capable backup.
In Week 5 of Free Agency, we pick up some roster fillers... TE turned WR JImmy McGhee (23/57), SS Timothy Williams (29/42), and MLB Robert Gibbs (17/42). Wasn't Robert Gibbs part of the Rock n Roll Express tag team?