Under contract (length of deal per NFLPA contract records): Kevin Huber (through 2012), Brandon Tate (through 2012)
Free agents: Unrestricted – Mike Nugent; Restricted – Clark Harris
End of season depth chart: P – Kevin Huber; K – Mike Nugent; PR – Brandon Tate, Adam Jones, Nate Clements/Andrew Hawkins; KR – Brandon Tate, Bernard Scott, Cedric Peerman; LS – Clark Harris.
Coach: Darrin Simmons
STATE OF POSITION
Is it better or worse compared to this time last year? Slightly better at the moment. Nugent is a free agent and there will be some turnover on the coverage teams next year. Whether or not there is a new returner remains to be seen judging by the fans love/hate relationship with Brandon Tate.
FINAL GRADE OF 2011 (B)
Nugent had a career year and Tate had the team’s first punt return for a touchdown since 2003. Coverage teams were also markedly better. Huber battled inconsistency at times but set new career highs.
Re-signing Huber remains one of the...