The DMN (sub. required) reminds us there actually a few more veteran kickers available, besides Vinatieri and Vanderjagt.
Edinger has been contacted by Green Bay, another team hunting for a kicker. Dallas has had brief contact with Vanderjagt's agent.
The Boston Globe reports that the asking price for Vinatieri might be getting lower based on the Longwell signing.
Longwell's deal, averaging $2 million per year, represents the top of the market for kickers. Vinatieri will command more money than that, but teams might be unlikely to jump too much higher over that figure.
So it may not cost as much as we thought to sign Vinatieri, and we still have a few fall back veteran kickers we can pursue. I'll feel a whole lot better once this kicking issue is resolved.
The Giants wanted to speak with LB Akin Adoyele but his agent, Mike Sullivan, said they are negotiating with Dallas at the moment, and wouldn't plan a trip to the Giants at this time.
The Eagles are considering trying to re-sign OT Jon Runyan but Runyan is on vacation until March 18 and has no visits scheduled with any NFL team.