First, Darrelle Revis. Then, Steve Smith. Next, maybe Vince Wilfork.
Who knew the cream of the NFL free-agent crop wouldn’t become available until AFTER Tuesday at 4 p.m EDT?
Well, that’s an overstatement in the case of Smith, the 34-year-old-but-still-dangerous wide receiver.
The Carolina Panthers released the five-time Pro Bowler on Thursday after 13 illustrious seasons in Charlotte.
But Revis and Wilfork? They’re arguably the best players at their positions -- cornerback and nose tackle, respectively -- in the NFL. As of now, both are members of the New England Patriots.