IN: Hamza Abdullah, S
Having received zero interest from any other team in the league, the restricted FA signed his paltry $927K tender and will remain w/ the squad for one more year.
No one was willing to take a $1.5M flyer on this guy? I know they would have had to give up a 7th rounder, but sheesh. What percentage of 7th rounders make a team and play every down? 5%? 10%? I would have risked it.
Last year Hamza was on his way to being Kenoy Kennedy, Jr., an all hit, no tackle, average cover safety. He needs to get better in run support and he needs to learn how to wrap-up instead of trying to take someone's head off on every ball thrown his direction. If he does, he'll be a pretty damn good safety.
He'll have competition for the starting job he stole from Nicky Ferguson last year in the form of the M&M boys. (M. McDaniel, M. McRee).