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4 Worst NFL Free Agent Signings in 2019 Offseason Thus Far

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It's been less than a full week since NFL free agency officially started, but we've already seen enough money thrown around to fund a small country. While most of the best available players have been signed already, not every signing is exactly a winner. With more money comes more overpaid players, and this year will likely prove no different.


Some teams have managed to reload while others have remained quiet with their eyes on the 2019 NFL Draft. However, for the active teams in this year's free agency, there are already some contracts given that are questionable at best. Here are the four worst NFL free agent signings so far. 

4. Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints

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The Saints have thrived the past two years thanks in part to the chemistry at running back between Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. Kamara handled the passing game and Ingram was more of the short-yardage back. Now that Ingram has left for Baltimore, New Orleans needed a replacement and they settled on Latavius Murray. Murray is a serviceable NFL back, but that's likely his ceiling. Ingram was a punisher out of the backfield and enabled Kamara to get some much-needed rest on about 30 percent of snaps. With Murray as the backup now, Kamara will likely see even more usage and that's not necessarily a good thing.

3. Devin Funchess, Indianapolis Colts

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The wide receiver pool was fairly weak this offseason, and that's likely why Devin Funchess landed a $10 million deal from the Indianapolis Colts for 2019. Funchess never really lived up to expectations in Carolina this past season, grabbing only 44 receptions for 549 yards and four touchdowns. He won't be the No. 1 option in Indianapolis, thanks to T.Y. Hilton, but this just makes his $10 million contract seem like an even worse deal at that price tag. 

2. Golden Tate, New York Giants

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The New York Giants signed Golden Tate to a four-year, $37.5 million contract after trading Odell Beckham Jr. to Cleveland. The only way this trade seemed excusable was if the Giants were just blowing up the team completely, but this came off as a win-now move. Tate was arguably the best receiver available, but that doesn't excuse how confusing this move appeared in the wake of sending Beckham to the Browns

1. Landon Collins, Washington Redskins

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While the Giants didn't exactly win this year's offseason, at least they didn't give Landon Collins a six-year, $84 million contract. Collins is a great safety, but he does have some issues in coverage compared to some other top safeties. In a vacuum he's a great addition for Washington, but this isn't a vacuum, and the Redskins will be paying Collins $16 million for this season alone. Washington has to hope they're getting 2016 Collins for the entirety of this contract. 


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