Adalius Thomas is one of the higher profile free agents this off-season. He will be completing his seventh season. There's other high profile linebackers due to hit the free agent market. For comparison sake, I added Brian Simmons numbers since 2001.
|Stats (since '01)||Brian Simmons||Adalius Thomas||Lance Briggs (since '03)||Na'il Diggs (since '01)|
|Stats (since '01)||Cato June (since '03)||London Fletcher (since '01)|
- Na'il Diggs only had 61 tackles with no picks or sacks in 2006. The Panthers' linebackers are horrible -- and you're only as good as the team around you.
- Lance Briggs turned down a $30 million deal with the Bears at the start of the season. I don't see the Bengals adding more to the pot of gold.
- London Fletcher hasn't missed a game. Fletcher is averaging 145 tackles per season for the past five seasons.