Originally written on The Pass Rush  |  Last updated 11/19/14

HOUSTON - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans greets defensive lineman Mario Williams #90 of the Houston Texans after the game on December 10, 2006 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Titans won 26-20 in overtime. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Now that teams are done handing out the franchise tag, free agency is just around the corner and this season should be another exciting season for free agency. There hasn’t been much to do in the last few weeks besides look at sportsbook reviews. Good thing free agency is ready to get started next week as free agency begins March 12.

The biggest prize in free agency will be Mario Williams. Williams was having another great season until his season came to an early end in week 5 due to a torn pectoral muscle. No worries though, Williams says the injury is completely heeled. The front-runner for Mario Williams is the New England Patriots followed by the Cowboys. Williams will fit perfectly in New England’ 3-4 scheme and how could Mario pass up on an opportunity of competing for  perennial Super Bowl contender? Mario stated that he loves how the Titans are coming together and may stay with the team, as long as the price is right.

For teams looking to boost their offensive line, New Orleans Saints OG Carl Nicks will hit the market now that the Saints decided to use the franchise tag on Drew Brees. As an Eagles fan, I’m certainly hoping the Eagles can make a run at Nicks since they’ll need to help Vick get protection. Last year the Eagles had to sign Evan Mathis who was cut by the Colts in order to fill him in as a starter on their line. Nicks would be a huge boost to the Eagles line.

For teams needing to boost their secondary, Titans CB Courtland Finnegan will be available. Finnegan will likely find a new team since he has publicly stated that he feels the Titans don’t want him. The Cowboys, Bears, Bucs, and Vikings are all in the mix to land Finnegan’s services.

This free agency is also packed with tons of available WRs. Vincent Jackson, Marques Colston, Mike Wallace (restricted), Reggie Wayne, and Brandon Lloyd will all be on the market.

It’s going to be an exciting 2012 free agency.

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