Broncos signed QB Case Keenum, formerly of the Vikings, to a two-year, $36 million contract.
The deal is considerably less than what Kirk Cousins is expected to command. That could be why Denver decided to go with Keenum before even having Cousins in for a visit, or they may have already been out of the running. Either way, they are moving forward with Keenum, who they were interested in trading for a couple years ago and has a relationship with senior personnel advisor Gary Kubiak from their days together in Houston. This move should not preclude the Broncos from using the No. 5 overall pick on a quarterback.
Bears signed WR Allen Robinson, formerly of the Jaguars, to a three-year, $42 million contract.
The deal reportedly includes $25 million in guarantees. With one of the weakest receiver corps in the league, the Bears were always expected to make a splash in free agency, and Robinson, who is still just 24 and expected to be fully healthy for the offseason, is arguably the cream of the crop. Robinson suffered a torn ACL in 2017 but is only two seasons removed from a "down" year in which he led the Jaguars across the board with a 73-883-6 line. He steps into immediate opportunity with the Bears, who have 225 targets and nearly 2,000 air yards available from last season's production and a quality offensive mind running the show in new coach Matt Nagy.
Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins, formerly of the Rams, to a three-year, $48 million contract.
The deal reportedly includes $30 million guaranteed, a massive number for a player with a concerning health history. With strong-armed Patrick Mahomes now under center, GM Brett Veach made noise about adding another speedy receiver to play opposite Tyreek Hill, but it is still surprising to see the Chiefs making this big of a splash. Watkins seems to perfectly fit what they were looking for, however. He has averaged over 15 yards per catch in each of his first four seasons, and 13 of his 25 career touchdowns have come from 20 yards or more, although he also showed his ability in the red zone last season. While Watkins would seem to be a good real-life fit, it is fair to wonder how much fantasy value he will return in an offense helmed by a first-year starter with Hill and Travis Kelce demanding targets and Kareem Hunt in the backfield.
Jaguars signed OG Andrew Norwell, formerly of the Panthers, to a five-year, $66.5 million contract.Dear Andrew Norwell,
The deal includes a whopping $30 million fully guaranteed and easily makes Norwell the highest paid guard in the league. The Jaguars were not among the teams reported to be suitors for Norwell, but the move makes sense. With Patrick Omameh headed to free agency and A.J. Cann at best a replacement-level player, Jacksonville needed better guard play if they intend to remain a ground-and-pound offense. This signing all but guarantees that is the plan moving forward. Already a solid RB1, this is just more good news for Leonard Fournette.
You are a bitch nigga
Dear Andrew Norwell,
You are a bitch ass nigga.
I heard you went to the Jags because they offered more money.
That's a bitch move, Andrew.
You turned down the GM who wanted you and the best QB in the NFC East to protect BLAKE FUCKING BORTLES
Oh you gonna pay what you owe
Chiefs signed LB Anthony Hitchens, formerly of the Cowboys.
The deal is reportedly worth $9 million per year, a number which puts Hitchens near the top of the market for off-ball linebackers. Hitchens will play on the inside in Kansas City, a big area of need with mainstay Derrick Johnson a free agent. Hitchens recorded 84 tackles across 12 games for the Cowboys last season.
Bills signed DT Star Lotulelei, formerly of the Panthers, to a five-year contract.
Even if free agent DT Kyle Williams returns, the Bills desperately needed help at defensive tackle, and they found it in Lotulelei, who played under coach Sean McDermott in Carolina. While his numbers do not jump off the page, Lotulelei is a solid run stuffer who frees up the rest of the line to make plays. If 2016 third-rounder Adolphus Washington can take a step forward, this could be a much-improved unit in 2018.
Dolphins signed WR Albert Wilson, formerly of the Chiefs, to a three-year, $24 million contract.
Miami was thought to be the "front-runner," and they got the deal done on Tuesday. Wilson broke out for 42 catches, 554 yards, and three scores as primarily a slot receiver for the Chiefs last season, a spot the Dolphins need help following the Jarvis Landry trade. Wilson is unlikely to see the same volume as Landry, but this is still a great landing spot for his fantasy prospects.
Saints re-signed Drew Brees to a two-year, $50 million contract.
There was some hand-wringing, but the expected deal finally got done. NFL Network's Jane Slater reports the deal includes $27 million guaranteed. Most of that money is likely to come in the first year, but that should not be a concern after Brees played as well as ever last season. That said, he turned 39 in January, and the Saints have no long-term answers on the roster. They could look to change that in the draft.
Ravens released Danny Woodhead.Mick Finn FUTUAR
This was widely expected after Woodhead was mostly invisible across just eight games in his one season in Baltimore. The move saves the Ravens $1.8 million against the cap. Now 33, Woodhead has played just 10 games the last two seasons. He will likely have to settle for one-year deals in free agency.
Bucs re-signed Peyton Barber to a one-year, $630,000 contract.
Barber was an exclusive rights free agent, so he basically had to take a minimum deal. It is good value for the Bucs after Barber rushed for 335 yards and a touchdown on 78 carries over the final five games of last season. As of now, Barber is atop the depth chart, but Tampa will almost certainly add some help this offseason.
49ers signed C/G Weston Richburg, formerly of the Giants, to a five-year contract.Fucking Hell.
Richburg has played center the last three seasons, but he was a 15-game starter at guard as a rookie. Considering the 49ers just re-signed C Daniel Kilgore a month ago, that might be where he ends up in San Francisco, but Kilgore could also be moved. Regardless of where he plays, Richburg should upgrade the offensive line.
Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny retired after 11 seasons in the NFL.
A second-round pick by the Bills in the 2007 draft, Posluszny will be remembered as a Jaguar, where he spent the final seven seasons of his career. He only made one Pro Bowl (in 2013), but Posluszny was a quality starter throughout his career, racking up 1,213 tackles, 15 interceptions, and eight forced fumbles.
Eagles signed DT Haloti Ngata, formerly of the Lions, to a one-year contract.FUCKING HELL
The rich get richer. Ngata only played five games last season and just turned 34, but he remained a quality option before going down and will only be asked to play a rotational role in the Eagles' stacked defensive front. With Ngata on board, it looks like Beau Allen will walk in free agency.
Bears signed TE Trey Burton, formerly of the Eagles, to a four-year, $32 million contract.
This move almost certainly means the Bears plan to cut Dion Sims, who they just signed to a "three-year, 18 million" contract last offseason. Chicago will hope Burton fares better, and he has a good shot under new coach Matt Nagy, who heavily utilized tight ends during his time with the Chiefs. That should mean good fantasy things for Burton, but he might have to compete with 2017 second-rounder Adam Shaheen for targets. In addition to Burton, the Bears added Allen Robinson to their talent-bare pass-catching corps on Tuesday.
Browns signed Josh Gordon to a one-year, $790,000 contract.
Cleveland also tendered C Austin Reiter. As an exclusive rights free agent, Gordon did not have any choice but to sign the minimum deal. Gordon will be a restricted free agent in 2019, but Cleveland could look to sign him to a long-term deal if he is able to stay out of trouble and performs on the field. Gordon caught 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown in five games last season, his first action since 2014.
Lions signed LB Devon Kennard, formerly of the Giants, to a three-year, $18.75 million contract.... really?
With Tahir Whitehead and Paul Worrilow free agents, the Lions needed help at linebacker. Kennard is not going to solve all of their problems, but he is a solid option who should be able to hold down a starting spot next to 2017 first-round MLB Jarrad Davis.
Vikings signed Kirk Cousins, formerly of the Redskins, to a three-year contract.
The deal is believed to be for around $86 million, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports it will be fully-guaranteed, a landmark for an NFL free agent. The contract is expected to be finalized after Cousins visits the Vikings' facility on Thursday. It always made sense for Cousins to land in Minnesota, an organization with a strong roster and good coaching which gives him a chance to win right away. This is also an ideal spot for Cousins from a fantasy perspective. With Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, and Kyle Rudolph to target and Dalvin Cook in the backfield, Cousins looks like a locked-in QB1.
Lions signed ILB Christian Jones, formerly of the Bears, to a two-year, $7.75 million contract.
The deal comes with a $2.8 million signing bonus. Jones drew 11 starts last year while earning PFF's No. 45 inside linebacker grade out of 52 qualifiers. The Lions have worked quickly to replace free agents Tahir Whitehead and Paul Worrilow, signing Jones and ex-Giant Devon Kennard in a matter of hours.
Bears signed K Cody Parkey, formerly of the Dolphins.
It's a much-needed upgrade for the Bears, who struggled with inconsistency at kicker last year. Parkey is coming off a career year in Miami that saw him convert 91.3 percent of his attempts with a long of 54 yards. Undrafted out of Auburn in 2014, this will be Parkey's fourth team in as many years.
Redskins agreed to terms with WR Paul Richardson on a five-year, $40 million contract.Even the racist team doing more than the Giants. foh.
Per NFL.com's Mike Garofolo, the deal includes $20 million guaranteed. With Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins already spoken for, Richardson had a claim to being the market's top remaining wideout. A true burner, injuries repeatedly slowed Richardson's progress in Seattle, but he finally put it all together and broke out last season. He will command attention down the field in Washington, helping Jordan Reed, Jamison Crowder and Chris Thompson over the middle, as well as Josh Doctson on the outside. With Alex Smith at quarterback and so many mouths to feed on offense, Richardson could have a hard time equalling his 2017 slash of 44/703/6.
Eagles signed LB Corey Nelson, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year contract.
Nelson made five starts for the Broncos in 2016 but was limited to 43 snaps last season. In addition to being a reserve inside linebacker, Nelson will try to establish himself as a core special teamer for the Super Bowl champion Eagles.
Looking at the first 15 selections on the board, I don't think Buffalo moved high enough to land any one of the top five QBs.
And with Robinson landing in Chicago it also looks like Calvin Ridley just might fall to Ozzie at 16 which I don't exactly love.
Regardless, this is one of the most intriguing drafts in recent memory with so many quality players.
And with Robinson landing in Chicago it also looks like Calvin Ridley just might fall to Ozzie at 16 which I don't exactly love.
Regardless, this is one of the most intriguing drafts in recent memory with so many quality players.
Ravens signing WR John Brown on a one year deal for $6.5m and WR Ryan Grant to a four year deal worth nearly $30 motherfucking millie $24m of which is guaranteed.
They must see something in Grant because his numbers don't warrant that kind of money. In four years in Washington he's put up 84 grabs 985 yards and 6 TDs. Half of his career catches came last year. He's never missed a game but is that really worth $30m? We'll see.
They'll obviously draft at least one WR next month I just hope it isn't in the first round.
They must see something in Grant because his numbers don't warrant that kind of money. In four years in Washington he's put up 84 grabs 985 yards and 6 TDs. Half of his career catches came last year. He's never missed a game but is that really worth $30m? We'll see.
They'll obviously draft at least one WR next month I just hope it isn't in the first round.
Ryan Grant was a decent receiver in Washington... but that's an overpay. Also WTF
DA FUQ. Seattle what are you doing? Packers get a excellent TE for Rodgers.
No brainer with all the top targets gone.
Dolphins agreed to terms with WR Danny Amendola, formerly of the Patriots, to a two-year, $12 million contract.Nice, Pats lose a piece. Now they have to fine another white WR.
The deal reportedly includes $8.25 million guaranteed. After waiting 11 years, the Dolphins are finally taking their revenge for the Patriots poaching Wes Welker. "Playoff Danny" is joining a crowded receiver room in Miami that now includes DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant in addition to Amendola. Having Amendola available in the slot could free up Wilson to play more on the outside. Coach Adam Gase will be happy to have so many bodies at receiver but it's going to make for a nightmare situation in fantasy football. 32-year-old Amendola has appeared in more than 12 games just three times since 2010.
Cardinals signed QB Sam Bradford, formerly of the Vikings, to a one-year, $20 million contract.Stopgap QB.
Another quarterback comes off the board. The deal includes $15 million guaranteed and a $20 million option for 2019. Bradford was probably the best Arizona could have hoped for after seeing Kirk Cousins sign with Minnesota and Case Keenum land in Denver. The former first overall pick turned in a dominant Week 1 performance against New Orleans last year but spent the rest of the season battling injuries, as he's been known to do. The Cardinals are firmly in rebuilding mode and don't have a ton to work with on offense outside of Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson. They will be candidates to add another signal caller early in next month's draft.
Jaguars re-signed WR Marqise Lee to a four-year contract.Solid #2 WR, Dede Westbrook is the big winner here.
The deal is worth a "maximum" of $38 million and includes $18 million guaranteed. Planning to re-sign Lee was surely part of the calculus when the Jags let Allen Robinson walk. A slow developer thanks to early-career hamstring injuries, Lee finally arrived in 2016 and has accrued 119 catches for 1,553 yards over the past two seasons. He was miscast as the Jaguars' fill-in No. 1 last season but offers both chain-moving and big-play ability as a No. 2. Of course, right now he's No. 1 on the depth chart. Lee's retainment will take some of the pressure off sophomores Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook as they continue to develop.
Texans signed CB Aaron Colvin, formerly of the Jaguars, to a four-year contract.
Colvin played an important role as Jacksonville's slot corner last year, earning a positive grade from ProFootballFocus over 700 defensive snaps. It's a needed addition for the Texans, who were manhandled in the secondary last year. It's unclear if this ends Houston's pursuit of Malcolm Butler, who is also drawing interest from the Matt Patricia-coached Lions.
Browns signed DE Chris Smith, formerly of the Bengals, to a three-year, $14 million contract.Browns are building a worst to first team legit here.
After three years of light use in Jacksonville, Smith played a career-high 401 snaps last season, notching three sacks. Smith tested as an athletic freak in 2014, and the Browns are betting he will continue to tap into it after finally being given the opportunity last year. Smith turned 26 in February. He's an expensive but intriguing flier for a team that can afford it.
Panthers signed CB Bashaud Breeland, formerly of the Redskins, to a three-year, $24 million contract.Panthers needed secondary help and Washington takes a massive hit.
Breeland's deal comes with $11 million guaranteed. The Panthers were in need of a corner after dealing Daryl Worley to Philadelphia last week. The 26-year-old Clemson alum was hit-or-miss during his time in Washington but is plenty experienced with 57 NFL starts on his resume and eight career interceptions. The Redskins' secondary will take on a vastly different look next year without Breeland and Kendall Fuller.
Packers signed TE Jimmy Graham, formerly of the Seahawks, to a three-year contract.
Graham appeared headed for a reunion with the Saints, but the sides couldn't figure out the financials. Graham is coming off his first double-digit touchdown campaign since 2014 but saw his yards per catch crater from 14.2 to 9.1 last season. The drop off came even as Graham was another year removed from his devastating knee injury. Now 31, he required frequent maintenance days in Seattle. Despite his advancing age and seeming loss of a step, Graham is an intriguing pairing with a quarterback who at one point coaxed an eight-score season out of Richard Rodgers.
DA FUQ. Seattle what are you doing? Packers get a excellent TE for Rodgers.
Bears agreed to terms with WR Taylor Gabriel, formerly of the Falcons, on a four-year contract.Gimmicky WR that was lost in Sarkisian's offense.
Gabriel broke the news himself via friend and former NFL receiver Andrew Hawkins. A critical part of the Falcons' explosive 2016 attack, Gabriel took a step back along with the rest of the offense last season, but is still only 27. He's a big play waiting to happen, and a nice piece for a receiver corps that's being rebuilt from scratch. New coach Matt Nagy has experience scheming for similar talents.
Packers released WR Jordy Nelson.HOLEE SHYT. The man who was the Packers #1 forever cut.
The move clears $10.2 million in cap space and leaves behind a modest $2.3 million in dead money. It's a stunning development in that Nelson is a Packers institution, but it's not surprising in the context of a soon-to-be 33-year-old receiver coming off a concerning campaign. Looking visibly slower, Nelson saw his yards per catch crash to 9.1 in 2017. He struggled with both Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley under center. Despite his age, the drop off was surprising after Nelson bounced back so well from his torn ACL in 2016. Healthy now, Nelson won't hurt for teams wanting to take a flier.
Ravens tendered ERFA RB Alex Collins.Mentioning this because he has a chance to be the #1 RB and he was my best Fantasy Football pickup last year.
Baltimore also tendered CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, TE Vince Mayle, LB Patrick Onwuasor and OG Maurquice Shakir. Collins enjoyed a breakout season in 2017, rumbling to 973 rushing yards and six touchdowns after beginning the year on Baltimore's practice squad. He'll face competition from
Jets re-signed QB Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million contract.
Although $10 million seems step, it was a no-brainer move for a Jets team that will pair McCown with another veteran, high draft pick or both. Gang Green was rumored to be interested in Teddy Bridgewater. A team leader who can still play respectable football, McCown's high price tag is affordable for a team with an overabundance of cap space. It also ensures that if everything else goes haywire, at least one legitimate quarterback will be on the roster.
No brainer with all the top targets gone.
Jaguars agreed to terms with WR Donte Moncrief, formerly of the Colts.Holy crap Jaguars, all these WRs for Blake Bortles to overthrow.
Even with Allen Robinson gone, Moncrief is joining a crowded receiver corps that now includes Marqise Lee, Keelan Cole, Allen Hurns and Dede Westrbook in addition to Moncrief. Perhaps Hurns is still a candidate for release. Of course, coming off back-to-back lost seasons, Moncrief is essentially a flier. Working in Moncrief's favor is his youth (25 in August) and still quite projectable skill-set. From a fantasy perspective, it's hard to see how Moncrief makes an impact in a run-first offense with Blake Bortles at quarterback.
Texans signed OT Seantrel Henderson to a one-year contract.
The deal is worth "up to" $4 million. A mega-recruit in college, Henderson tumbled to the seventh round due to a variety of concerns. He was a starter in 2014-15 before injury and illness issues began to take hold. He served a 10-game suspension in 2017 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Still somehow only 26, Henderson retains upside, but he's just a flier for a team that has a lot of work to do at tackle.
Rams re-signed CB Nickell Robey-Coleman to a three-year, $15.75 million contract.Rams secondary is set.
The deal includes $8 million guaranteed. The Rams' slot cornerback, Robey-Coleman will slot in between new acquisitions Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib in nickel situations. Standing in at just 5-foot-8, Robey-Coleman graded out as a top-25 cornerback in Pro Football Focus' 2017 ratings
But wait there's more...
Giants agreed to terms with RB Jonathan Stewart, formerly of the Panthers....
He also visited the Seahawks and Lions on his free agent tour. Stewart will be reuniting with former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman as well as OC Mike Shula in East Rutherford. J-Stew has shown his age by averaging just 3.62 yards per carry over his last two seasons, though he's also contributed 16 touchdowns during that span. The 30-year-old is little more than a committee back at this stage of his career. The addition of Stewart shouldn't have any bearing on whether the Giants draft Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, assuming he's available with the No. 2 pick.
Titans agreed to terms with CB Malcolm Butler, formerly of the Patriots, on a five-year, $61 million contract.Fantastic signing, Titans secondary was asscheeks last year.
The deal includes a whopping $30 million guaranteed. Connected to ex-Patriots in both Houston and Detroit, Butler instead ends up with ex-Pats Mike Vrabel and Jon Robinson in Tennessee. It's the second straight year Robinson has signed away a corner from his former employer. Logan Ryan arrived via a three-year, $30 million deal last March. Butler seemed in and out of favor with Bill Belichick following his Super Bowl 49 heroics but was an every-down player until his stunning Super Bowl 52 benching. Although perhaps not truly elite, Butler is a legitimate No. 1 corner. He's a strong get for the Titans.
Jets agreed to terms with RB Isaiah Crowell, formerly of the Browns, on a three-year contract.Huhn...
With Matt Forte retired, Crowell will slide in as the Jets' primary early-down back. 29-year-old Bilal Powell will continue to change the pace, with Elijah McGuire mixing in. The owner of a career 4.2 YPC, Crowell is capable of hitting home runs but struggled for consistency in chaotic Cleveland. Crowell has the ability for a mid-career breakout, but the Jets aren't exactly an ideal landing spot. It's an offense that should struggle to move the ball in 2018.
Browns signed OT Chris Hubbard, formerly of the Steelers, to a five-year, $37.5 million contract.Browns ain't playing.
The deal comes with nearly $18 million in guaranteed money. Hubbard can play all over the field but saw most of his snaps at right tackle in Pittsburgh. He didn't wow over his 780 snaps last year, but the 26-year-old obviously represents a sizable upgrade on Shon Coleman, who was among the league's worst tackles in 2017. In Cleveland, Hubbard will be reunited with former Steelers OC Todd Haley.
Ravens signed WR John Brown, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year, $5 million contract.Brown is a very good receiver who has "Marvin Harrison" potential, but he's hurt alot and his sickle cell trait doesn't help.
With incentives he could earn up to $6.5 million. This has to feel like somewhat of a letdown for the Ravens, who came up short in their pursuit of both Jarvis Landry and Donte Moncrief. Brown became a household name when he went for 1,000 yards in 2015 but has struggled to stay on the field while battling a sickle-cell condition. The 27-year-old is an adequate replacement for deep threat Mike Wallace but obviously comes with significant injury risk. He joins an underwhelming Baltimore pass-catching corps featuring declining vet Jeremy Maclin and draft bust Breshad Perriman.
Jets agreed to terms with CB Trumaine Johnson, formerly of the Rams.
Johnson was the top free-agent corner on the market after spending his first six seasons with the Rams. New York whiffed on Kirk Cousins but still find someone to spend a large chunk of their salary cap on with Johnson. A 6'2/213 press-man corner, Johnson has had bouts of uneven play over his career, and the Rams didn't seem interested at all in bringing him back. Johnson was Pro Football Focus' No. 69 cover corner out of 121 qualifiers last season.
Jets agreed to terms with QB Teddy Bridgewater, formerly of the Vikings, on a one-year contract.Good signing, they have a good QB who can take it easy coming back from major surgery.
The Jets also re-signed Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million deal on Tuesday. McCown has reportedly been informed he'll be the Jets' 2018 starter, but McCown is 38 and is already a known commodity. The Jets will again continue their rebuild this year, so seeing what Bridgewater has after essentially two years away with a knee injury makes more sense. The Jets hold the No. 6 overall pick in April's draft. Bringing back McCown and adding Bridgewater on one-year pacts shouldn't keep them from using that pick on a passer if they view him as a franchise quarterback. Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are likely both goners.
Packers agreed to terms with DE Muhammad Wilkerson, formerly of the Jets.clown.
Wilkerson shopped his wares on visits with the Redskins and Chiefs, but a reunion with old Jets DC Mike Pettine was always in his best interests. Wilkerson had a very-public falling out with Jets management the past two years, but he remained an effective player on the field, and was dominant during his time with Pettine. Wilkerson is only 28 years old. He'll add disruptive interior ability against both the run and pass to a defensive front that needed help.
Ravens agreed to terms with WR Ryan Grant, formerly of the Redskins, on a four-year, $29 million contract.
The deal contains $14.5 million guaranteed, including a $10 million signing bonus. This is a real head-scratcher and reeks of desperation from GM Ozzie Newsome, who promised to overhaul the receiving corps, only to whiff on every other big name available. Grant, entering his age-28 year, came into 2017 with 39 career catches for 412 yards and two scores before "breaking out" for a 45-573-4 line last season. He's the new default No. 1 receiver in Baltimore.
Bears re-signed RCB Prince Amukamara.
A solid-not-spectacular starter for last year's Bears, Amukamara is a sticky cover guy with the ability to excel in both man and zone. He wound up facing a high number of No. 1 wideouts last year and held up well. Amukamara's downfall is his lack of ball skills and penchant for injuries; he's lasted 16 games once in seven NFL seasons and has just one interception over the past three years. Nevertheless, his re-signing gives the Bears a chance to keep their underrated secondary intact with Kyle Fuller on the transition tag, slot CB Bryce Callahan tendered, and Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos returning at safety.
Cardinals agreed to terms with QB Mike Glennon, formerly of the Bears.Bradford/Glennon. UGH.
Glennon has still yet to officially be released by the Bears, but that will happen Wednesday, and he'll then put pen to paper for Arizona. The Cardinals entered Tuesday with no quarterbacks on the roster and have since added Sam Bradford and Glennon. Bradford is the unquestioned starter, but his significant injury history absolutely gives Glennon a chance to make starts in 2018.
Titans agreed to terms with RB Dion Lewis, formerly of the Patriots, on a four-year contract.
The Derrick Henry bellcow status lasted for all of five days. The Titans released DeMarco Murray last Thursday and add the more talented Lewis to pair with Henry in what will likely be a backfield tough to figure out at times in 2018. Lewis is by no means just a pass-down back, as he proved late last season when he carried the Patriots' offense on his back. He can bang it between the tackles in addition to excelling in the pass game. Lewis is the latest in a long line of former ex-Patriots to head to Nashville. This will be a backfield to watch closely in the coming months.
Jets agreed to terms with ILB Avery Williamson, formerly of the Titans.Really good signing.
Williams just turned 26 last week and was the top free-agent inside linebacker on the market. A 59-game starter for the Titans the last four seasons since being drafted in the fifth round, Williamson had a breakout 2017, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 3 inside linebacker, behind only Luke Kuechly and Bobby Wagner. Williamson received elite marks for his run defense.
Jesus Christ it's the morning of the 14th... aka The Day I Will Not Get A Fucking Break
Browns agreed to terms with RB Carlos Hyde, formerly of the 49ers, on a three-year, $15 million contract.why? Hardball in the Duke Johnson negotiations?
This feels like spending money just to spend it. Hyde went to Ohio State and is from the state, so it's a homecoming of sorts for him. However, he isn't all that different from ex-Brown Isaiah Crowell, who left for the Jets on Tuesday and wasn't used often enough by coach Hue Jackson. The Browns also have Duke Johnson and have been linked to Saquon Barkley at the top of the draft. Hyde is now a top-eight-paid running back in the NFL at $5 million annually. It's going to be really hard to get behind him in fantasy after seeing Crowell's usage last season.
49ers agreed to terms with RB Jerick McKinnon, formerly of the Vikings, on a four-year, $30 million contract.He's good, but that's an overpay. Not sure he's even a starting NFL back due to size/injury concerns.
That $7.5 million average makes McKinnon the league's fourth-highest-paid running back. Our own Evan Silva labeled McKinnon a "poor man's Alvin Kamara" as an in-space playmaker who can run it and catch it. McKinnon doesn't turn 26 until May and has an upward-pointing arrow coming off a career year and joining one of the league's most exciting offensive play-callers in coach Kyle Shanahan. McKinnon totaled 991 yards and five touchdowns last season and is now penned in as the Niners' top back after Carlos Hyde signed with Cleveland.
Bears signed QB Chase Daniel, formerly of the Saints, to a two-year, $10 million contract.Carry dat clipboard.
He knows new coach Matt Nagy's offense from their time together in Kansas City and will help teach it to sophomore Mitch Trubisky. It's not a bad gig for $5 million annually. Daniel, 31, hasn't started a game since 2014.
Browns agreed to terms with TE Darren Fells, formerly of the Lions, on a three-year, $12 million contract.
Fells, 32 next month, appeared in all 16 games for the Lions last season, tying a career best with three touchdowns, but caught just 17 passes. He's being brought in as a blocking complement to sophomore David Njoku.
Eagles re-signed WLB Nigel Bradham to a five-year, $40 million contract.... this is fine.
It's a big keep for the Eagles after the team reportedly expected to lose Bradham on the open market. At $8 million per year, Bradham is now a top-eight highest-paid 4-3 outside linebacker and sticks with DC Jim Schwartz, who drafted him in Buffalo and then brought him to Philadelphia. Bringing Bradham back likely means the Eagles will cut fellow LB Mychal Kendricks.
By Dark PhaZe Go To Postthat Sammy Watkins deal is actually the worst of the off-season, jeezzzzzzzzzzzzzI think he could be ok ... he's a deep threat with a extremely strong armed QB. But there are so many weapons KC had they didn't need to overpay him.
Titans re-signed RG Josh Kline to a four-year, $26 million contract.
This deal was reportedly close to done on Tuesday. Claimed off waivers from the Patriots in 2016, Kline started 32 of a possible 34 games, including the playoffs, the past two seasons. He's had bouts of uneven play, but the 28-year-old is expected to be a great fit in new OC Matt LaFleur's zone scheme.
Jets agreed to terms with C Spencer Long, formerly of the Redskins.Jets really rebuilding nicely so far.
2017 was a lost season for Long, who underwent a knee scope during training camp and eventually landed on IR with a quad injury. He should benefit from a change of scenery and brings versatility to a Jets O line that needs all the help it can get. With Long off to East Rutherford, the Redskins will move forward with 2017 sixth-rounder Chase Roullier at center.
Giants agreed to terms with OLB Kareem Martin, formerly of the Cardinals.He's really a project piece to increase the speed of the LBs.
A 2014 third-rounder, Martin never really got off the ground in Arizona but did see his role grow as last season went on, playing 457 defensive snaps. He'll rejoin DC James Bettcher in New York as a rotational piece.
Texans agreed to terms with OL Zach Fulton, formerly of the Chiefs.Texans keep upgrading. Their run game should be much improved with Miller out.
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal will pay him $7.5 million annually. Fulton played multiple positions along the line in KC but the Texans are expected to use him exclusively at center. He should be a solid upgrade on last year's starter Nick Martin, who earned PFF's No. 33 center grade out of 38 qualifiers in 2017.
Bucs agreed to terms with NT Beau Allen, formerly of the Eagles.He's better than what they had before.
Allen is a hulking 6'3/327 and should step right in as the Bucs' nose tackle next to three-technique Gerald McCoy after 2017 experiment DT Chris Baker ended up a colossal failure. Allen doesn't offer much on the stat sheet but should help improve a Bucs run defense that was 23rd in yards allowed.
Giants agreed to terms with LT Nate Solder, formerly of the Patriots.WOWWWW YES. The best LT on the market, he slides in to protect Eli's blind side and gets Flowers either an RT or rotation guy. Giants had struck out on Norwell, they had to get Nate Solder.
The most coveted tackle on the market this offseason, Solder also drew interest from Cleveland, Denver, Houston and of course, New England. Solder has never been to a Pro Bowl and was always a prime candidate to be overpaid in a thin tackle market, but he's a solid veteran starter and should be a huge upgrade on draft bust Eric Flowers at left tackle. Back in Foxboro, Cameron Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle are the leading in-house candidates to replace Solder on Tom Brady's blind side.
Chargers re-signed OL Michael Schofield to a two-year contract.
Schofield is back in LA after logging 407 snaps at right tackle a year ago. He drew five starts in place of Joe Barksdale, who missed time due to a foot injury. The 27-year-old is a decent enough backup at tackle and can also play guard in a pinch.
Panthers re-signed DE Julius Peppers to a one-year, $5 million contract.
Peppers will return for his age-38 season and has shown few signs of wearing down. He's only missed two games since entering the league as the No. 2 overall pick in 2002 and recorded 11 sacks across 499 snaps last season. Peppers is recovering from shoulder surgery and likely won't do much this offseason before being ready to go for Week 1 as a pure pass rusher.
Ravens released WR Jeremy Maclin.Injuries killed his career. He legt may be done.
Maclin's release, already expected, became guaranteed when the Ravens signed John Brown and Ryan Grant on Tuesday. The move clears $5 million in cap space. It's the second time in two offseasons soon-to-be 30-year-old Maclin has been released. Slowed by injury and advancing age, Maclin has not been an asset the past two seasons.
Broncos signed CB Tramaine Brock, formerly of the Vikings, to a one-year, $4 million contract.Good get by the Broncos after losing Talib.
The Broncos were looking to add a corner after trading Aqib Talib to Los Angeles last week. Brock earned PFF's No. 16 cornerback grade with the Niners in 2016 but was used sparingly in Minnesota. In Denver, the 29-year-old should have a chance to start opposite Bradley Roby on the perimeter with All-Pro Chris Harris manning the slot.
Cardinals released DB Tyrann Mathieu.That's a surprise.
The Cardinals wanted Mathieu to either take a pay cut or restructure his contract, but the Honey Badger stood firm and forced the team to release him. The Cardinals will save $4.8 million against the cap with the move or $11 million if they designate Mathieu as a post-June 1 cut. Mathieu doesn't turn 26 until May and should have a hot market after he led the NFL in snaps in 2017 and played all 16 games. His play has a dipped a bit in recent years, however.
Browns LT Joe Thomas announced his retirement after 11 seasons.So sad... dude was a rock for so many terrible seasons, and he retires when the team is loaded.
Thomas made 167 consecutive starts for the Browns after being drafted No. 3 overall in the 2007 draft and was an eight-time All-Pro. He never missed a snap before tearing his triceps last October, and that will go down as his final NFL play. It's sad to see Thomas go now that the Browns appear to finally be executing old GM Sashi Brown's plan via new GM John Dorsey. The team is loaded with draft picks and turned a couple of them into Tyrod Taylor and Jarvis Landry last week. They also signed OT Chris Hubbard on Tuesday, and he'll likely take the place of Thomas on the left side. Thomas is certainly headed for both the Browns' Ring of Honor and the Hall of Fame. Expect to see him in media.
Saints signed CB Patrick Robinson, formerly of the Eagles, to a four-year, $20 million contract.Saints upgrading secondary and pass rush so far.
The deal comes with $10 million guaranteed including a $5 million signing bonus. Saints fans don't have fond memories of Robinson, their first-round pick in the 2010 draft who struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness before falling into journeyman status with the Colts, Chargers, and eventually Eagles. Robinson broke out at slot corner for the Super Bowl champs last year, however, becoming one of the stingiest inside cover men in the game. He'll fit nicely between Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley in New Orleans' talented secondary.
Bills signed DE/OLB Trent Murphy, formerly of the Redskins, to a three-year, $21 million contract.Pay a guy big money who is comin off a serious injury AND PEDs. Ok.
It's a surprising sum for a player who spent all of last year on the sidelines with two torn knee ligaments (ACL/MCL) and a four-game PEDs ban. Murphy, 27, did break out the season before in Washington for 9.5 sacks, although he lacks explosive pass-rush traits. In Buffalo, Murphy's high-dollar contract suggests he'll compete with Shaq Lawson to start across from Jerry Hughes.
Lions released TE Eric Ebron.... ouch.
The move had to be made today before 4 PM ET if the Lions were going to save his $8 million-plus salary from becoming guaranteed. They tried to trade the enigmatic tight end but were unsuccessful. Ebron will certainly have a market and hasn't yet turned 25. Lions fans have long held a grudge against Ebron after he failed to live up to his No. 10 overall pick draft status in 2014, especially since the Lions passed on LT Taylor Lewan, WR Odell Beckham, and DT Aaron Donald, who were selected consecutively at Nos. 11-13. The Lions now need a tight end.
Ok let's see what other splash the Giants made-
Saints signed ILB Demario Davis, formerly of the Jets, to a three-year, $24 million contract.
Davis cashes in after a monster year in New York when he led the league in solo tackles and paced the Jets with a team-high five sacks. Look for Davis to replace either Manti Te'o at the MIKE spot or free-agent bust A.J. Klein on the strong side. Either way, Davis is going to be a three-down linebacker. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 5 inside linebacker, excelling versus the run.
Browns signed CB T.J. Carrie, formerly of the Raiders, to a four-year, $31 million contract.STAPH IT BROWNS
The deal comes with $10 million in guaranteed money. Carrie played well over his 1,023 snaps last year, earning PFF's No. 23 coverage grade out of 120 qualifiers at cornerback. The Browns have made their secondary a priority this offseason, trading for Damarious Randall while adding Terrance Mitchell and Carrie in free agency. The Broncos were also in on the 27-year-old before he signed with Cleveland
Colts signed DE Denico Autry, formerly of the Raiders, to a three-year, $17.8 million contract.
He'll earn $7 million in the first year of his deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Autry only started two games for Oakland last year but made his presence felt by logging a career-high five sacks while also earning a positive run-stopping grade from ProFootballFocus. He should start opposite Jabaal Sheard in Matt Eberflus' 4-3 scheme.
Dolphins released TE Julius Thomas.Too many hits turned this freak of nature into a plodder.
The no-brainer move saves $6.6 million against the cap. Acquired from the Jaguars last February, 29-year-old Thomas simply couldn't run in 2017. A career of lower-body injuries have sapped his explosiveness. He turns 30 in June and is going to have a hard time drumming up interest on the open market. The Dolphins have little to work with at tight end on their 90-man roster.
Ok let's see what other splash the Giants made-
Giants signed CB/ST Teddy Williams, formerly of the Panthers.... WHODAFUCK?
A career special teams gunner, Williams turns 30 in July.
Man, I really haven't paid attention to the NFL much in recent years. All these players turning 30 and I'm still thinking they came out of college no more than four years ago.
Bucs signed Chandler Catanzaro to a three-year, $9.75 million contract.
Catanzaro rehabbed his value with the Jets last year, converting 25-of-30 field goals (83 percent) and making both of his attempts from 50-plus. He gives the Bucs a veteran with some upside after shuffling through kickers in 2017. Catanzaro has one of the stronger legs in the league.
Texans signed OL Senio Kelemete, formerly of the Saints, to a three-year, $12 million deal.
The deal comes with $5.5 million guaranteed. The Saints were hoping to retain Kelemete, but the 27-year-old rightfully assumed he'd have a better chance of starting in Houston. The Texans have worked hard to address their offensive line in free agency by signing Zach Fulton, Seantrel Henderson and now Kelemete.
Titans re-signed DE DaQuan Jones to a three-year, $21 million contract.
The deal includes a hefty $14 million guaranteed. Jones is an ace run defender who has contributed five sacks over the past two seasons. A starter since 2015, Jones turns 27 in December.
Vikings acquired QB Trevor Siemian and a 2018 seventh-round draft pick from the Broncos in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2019.
The Broncos were in a hurry to get rid of Siemian even though he was easily their second-best quarterback behind Case Keenum and costs only $705,000 this season. In Minnesota, Seimian will provide a formidable backup to Kirk Cousins.
Saints signed QB Tom Savage, formerly of the Texans, to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.HOLD DAT CLIPBOARD.
Savage began last year as the Texans' starter but was quickly benched in favor of stud rookie Deshaun Watson. He got his job back when Watson went down with a torn ACL, but would later join Watson on IR after suffering a brutal concussion in Week 14. Arguably the league's slowest quarterback, it's a wonder that a team ever considered Savage a viable starter. All things considered, New Orleans isn't a bad landing spot for the 27-year-old, who now gets a cushy gig as the clipboard holder for future Hall of Famer Drew Brees.
Bucs signed DE Mitch Unrein, formerly of the Bears, to a three-year, $10.5 million contract.
The deal includes $4 million guaranteed. Going on 31, Unrein is a career part-timer. He was effective on 389 snaps for the Bears last season, tallying 2.5 sacks, though he did miss four games with injury. Unrein will be a rotational player in Tampa.
Bears released CB Marcus Cooper, Markus Wheaton, and Mike Glennon
Cooper lasted just one season in Chicago after inking a three-year deal last offseason. He opened 2017 as a starter but quickly lost his spot to Prince Amukamara and barely played down the stretch. The 28-year-old will now hunt for backup work elsewhere.
After a lost 2016 in Pittsburgh, Wheaton had an equally disastrous 2017 in Chicago. The former third-rounder could not get healthy and caught just three passes across 11 appearances. Wheaton was dealing with bottom-barrel quarterback play, but he was hardly blameless in his struggles. Headed into his age-27 season, Wheaton will struggle for guaranteed money on the open market. The move creates $5 million in cap space.
Lions signed CB Deshawn Shead, formerly of the Seahawks, to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.
Recovering from ACL surgery, Shead can earn another $3 million through playing-time incentives. Shead was decent for the Seahawks in 2016. With Quandre Diggs seemingly converting to safety, Shead would have a leg up on No. 3 cornerback duties in Detroit.
Seahawks signed OLB/DE Barkevious Mingo to a two-year, $6.8 million contract.
Mingo had one of his better seasons with the Colts last year, starting six games (501 snaps) and grading out positively as a pass rusher. He's another project for the Seahawks after they got a career year from Dion Jordan in 2017. Mingo should get most of his playing time as a rotational end in Seattle's 4-3 scheme.
Bills signed QB A.J. McCarron, formerly of the Bengals, to a two-year, $10 million contract.McCarron lost. Forced himself into free agency and still is a backup.
He can earn another $6 million in incentives. McCarron was linked to Cleveland, but that ship sailed as soon as the Browns traded for Tyrod Taylor. Ironically, McCarron is now headed to Orchard Park as Taylor's replacement. McCarron's $5 million annual salary puts him in the Chase Daniel ballpark, suggesting the Bills view him as a backup. Even if McCarron does open the year as Buffalo's starter, he'll just be keeping the seat warm for whatever quarterback the Bills end up drafting in April.
Giants signed OG Patrick Omameh, formerly of the Jaguars.ugh.
Omameh struggled mightily as the Jaguars' starting left guard last season, and the Jags replaced him immediately in free agency with Andrew Norwell. So the Giants are picking up the Jaguars' scraps.
Computer is on the shop for a week, so only work updates:
Saints signed OG Jermon Bushrod, formerly of the Dolphins, to a one-year contract.
This is a homecoming for Bushrod, who began his career as a fourth-round pick by the Saints in 2007. The one-time tackle struggled at guard during his two years in Miami, but he could prove to be valuable as a swing lineman in New Orleans.
Dolphins released C Mike Pouncey.Wow... culture change?
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Pouncey requested his release, and the Dolphins will acquiesce on Thursday. This is something of a surprising development. Pouncey has serious health concerns and is coming off a down season, but he was still one of Miami's best offensive linemen. The move saves the Dolphins $7 million against the cap, but it opens up another big hole on the interior of their offensive line.
Dolphins acquired C Daniel Kilgore from the 49ers.
The teams are swapping seventh-round picks as "compensation." The 49ers just signed Kilgore to a three-year extension in February, but their signing of Weston Richburg made him expendable. For the Dolphins, Kilgore will slide in as the immediate replacement for Mike Pouncey. A longtime reserve who became a full-time starter in 2016, Kilgore has never been a Pro Football Focus star. He's cheap and will gobble up snaps for the rebuilding Dolphins.
Browns released CB Jason McCourty.Oh Browns... BUT WAIT
It's a surprising move as McCourty was easily the team's best defensive back last season and was due a reasonable $3 million in 2018. McCourty did fade as the year went on, however, and the Browns have made a concerted effort to bolster their secondary this offseason by adding Damarious Randall, T.J. Carrie and Terrance Mitchell. The 30-year-old should attract plenty of interest on the open market. Perhaps he'll be an option for the Patriots, who lost Malcolm Butler in free agency. McCourty's twin, Devin, is New England's starting free safety.
Patriots acquired CB Jason McCourty and a 2018 seventh-round pick from the Browns in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2018.Ehhh
It was reported earlier that the Browns were releasing McCourty, but instead he's being sent to New England, where he'll be reunited with his twin brother and former Rutgers teammate, Devin. It's a smart move for the Pats, who needed a cornerback to replace Malcolm Butler. The 30-year-old struggled some down the stretch, but still earned PFF's No. 17 grade among cornerbacks last season. McCourty will earn a modest $3 million in 2018, which happens to be the last year of his contract.
Raiders signed RB Doug Martin, formerly of the Bucs, to a one-year contract.Muscle Hamster is washed, not he the Floppy Gerbil.
Although Martin is coming off a stupendously-bad year, it could be an indication the Raiders are moving on from Marshawn Lynch. That's been hinted at for weeks. New Raiders coach Jon Gruden never coached Martin in Tampa but seems to have remained something of a Bucs partisan. Martin has a three-down skill-set when right but is one of the most inconsistent players in the NFL. Off-the-field issues have played a part. The Raiders are hoping a 29-year-old back who has had some great seasons is ready to make the most of a new opportunity. Martin will not be handed anything in a backfield that includes DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard in addition to Lynch.
Panthers signed DT Dontari Poe, formerly of the Falcons, to a three-year, $27 million contract.
The Panthers took two days to find their Star Lotulelei replacement. Poe is coming off a one-year pit stop in Atlanta, where he remained hard to handle in the middle of the defense. Durable and disruptive, Poe is a load against the run. He's a nice fit in Ron Rivera's 4-3 defense.
Raiders released WR Michael Crabtree.Really odd move... but you don't count Jordy out.
The move saves the Raiders a tad over $7.7 million against the cap. Most of that will likely go to Jordy Nelson, who is not only older than Crabtree, but also looked more out of gas in 2017. However, GM Reggie McKenzie and new WRs coach Edgar Bennett know Nelson from Green Bay. And that trumps all in the "football guys" world. Crabtree is an elite red-zone force and has vise-grip mitts, even if he had a small bout of drops late last season. Crabtree turns 31 this year but is a tremendous route-runner and should quickly land on his feet.
Raiders signed WR Jordy Nelson, formerly of the Packers, to a two-year, $15 million contract.
As expected, the Raiders cut Michael Crabtree and his $7.5 million in salary and bonuses for 2018 and gave it to Nelson, who gets $13 million guaranteed. Nelson (33 in May) is two years older than Crabtree and looked washed with the Packers last season, though we're going to give him the benefit of the doubt for now, considering he was playing with Brett Hundley. (It didn't bother Davante Adams.) Nelson will be the starter opposite Amari Cooper, who coach Jon Gruden said will be the focal point of the offense. Consider Nelson a WR3 for now.
Jaguars signed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a two-year contract.But Blake Bortles sucks doe.
In his first full year of sobriety, Seferian-Jenkins overcame alcohol problems to emerge as the Jets' starting tight end last season, providing a safety valve for Josh McCown over the middle and in the red zone. ASJ did not quite show his old explosiveness from college, however, averaging fewer than eight yards per catch. He also had multiple touchdowns negated due to penalties and replay overturns. Only 25 years old, Seferian-Jenkins has upside for significantly more in a suddenly loaded Jaguars pass-catcher corps.
Saints owner Tom Benson has passed away at the age of 90.
Also the owner of the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, Benson had been in the hospital with the flu since Feb. 16. The Saints' owner since 1985, Benson oversaw a perennial loser his first two decades on the job. He threatened to move the team to San Antonio following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Drew Brees and Sean Payton arrived in 2006, however, forever changing the franchise and Benson's reputation in New Orleans. Benson had been embroiled in a legal battle with his family over the succession of the team's ownership but it was settled in Feb. 2017. Benson's wife, Gayle, now owns both the Saints and Pelicans.
49ers signed DE Jerry Attaochu, formerly of the Chargers, to a one-year contract.
A promising pass-rush prospect coming out of Georgia Tech in 2014, Attaochu's early NFL career was derailed by injuries. He flashed outside-edge explosiveness when healthy and was the 50th overall pick in the draft. Attaochu is a smart investment by the Niners on this one-year, prove-it deal.
Ryan Grant's four-year, $29 million contract with the Ravens has been voided after he failed his physical, sending him back to free agency.LOL BUYER'S REMORSE
Grant's deal — which included $14.5 million guaranteed — was widely criticized as an overpay, and this seems like an underhanded tactic by the Ravens to get out of it. It's extremely similar to what happened between the Raiders and Rodger Saffold in 2014. Suspiciously, the news came soon after it was reported the Ravens were interested in Michael Crabtree, who was released on Thursday. 27-year-old Grant, who has never posted more than 573 yards in a season, now heads back to a market where he could struggle to get even half the guaranteed money he had landed in Baltimore.
Jets signed K Cairo Santos to a one-year contract.
Santos should slide in as the Jets' replacement for Chandler Catanzaro, but perhaps he will face competition. Santos appeared in only five games between the Chiefs and Bears last season but is a career 84.1 percent field goal kicker. He doesn't have a particularly big leg, with just seven 50-yards since entering the league in 2014.
Raiders signed LB Tahir Whitehead, formerly of the Lions.
Off-ball linebacker has been a persistent problem on GM Reggie McKenzie's watch, as the Raiders have been average or worst against the run and gotten hurt badly by tight ends over the past four seasons. 28-year-old Whitehead's strength is run defense, but he has experience playing in sub-packages and offers sneaky blitz potential. Whitehead was primarily an edge rusher at Temple.
By Dark PhaZe Go To PostGreat write-ups Frank. Haven't even needed espnI try to get news of name people only (who cares about scrubs?) and stay away from resignings/tenders UNLESS it wasn't expected to happen.
It's actually a great contract for the club and player. Couldn't be more pleased and just hope it takes a wr option off the board for the first round.
Lmao, the Jets trade three second round picks and a first round pick to move up three spots in this draft.
By Kibner Go To PostLmao, the Jets trade three second round picks and a first round pick to move up three spots in this draft.I'm not sure which is worse; the fact that they did this in a fairly deep QB draft where you COULD still get a franchise QB at that spot, or the last time they did this, they drafted Mark Sanchez.
Ok a lot of stuff went down and I was too lazy to update it using a phone:
Texans signed CB Johnson Bademosi, formerly of the Patriots, to a two-year, $6.25 million contract.Patriots are losing alot of defensive guys... defense was a huge issue last year.
Bademosi, 27, was acquired by New England from Detroit last September and played 223 defensive snaps for the Patriots while continuing his role as a special teams stalwart. He's the highest-paid special teamer in the league.
Seahawks signed TE Ed Dickson, formerly of the Panthers, to a three-year contract.I don't know what the Seahawks O will be next year, but it sure looks like they are going back to the ground and pound O w/ occasional Russell Wilson BS.
The deal is worth "up to" $14 million with the first year fully guaranteed. With Jimmy Graham gone to Green Bay and No. 2 TE Luke Willson still a free agent and visiting the Jaguars, Dickson is currently the Seahawks' starter. Dickson blocked on over 56% of his snaps last season in Carolina and composed a 31-440-1 receiving line. He'll help shore up the Seattle run game.
Bengals signed LB Preston Brown, formerly of the Bills, to a one-year contract.Speaking of the cheap shot artist:
Brown played middle linebacker for the Bills and figures to handle that spot for the Bengals after Vincent Rey struggled there last year. Rey could kick out to the strong side, leaving Vontaze Burfict on the weak side, though there was a Twitter rumor circulating that the Raiders were attempting to acquire Burfict. Brown played the second-most snaps among all linebackers last season.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy.What an idiot.
Burfict is appealing. Considering his history, we don't like his chances. 2018 will be the second straight season Burfict begins with a ban after last year's three-gamer for violating the league's player-safety policy. Burfict had been the subject of trade rumors but those are probably on ice for now. Through injury and endless controversy, Burfict has remained a playmaker for the Bengals, but he's probably close to using up his nine lives in Cincinnati.
Raiders signed LS Andrew DePaola, formerly of the Bears, to a four-year, $4.27 million contract.
The deal includes $875,000 guaranteed, and makes DePaola the league's highest-paid player who snaps the ball a longer distance than it is usually snapped. Rarely, if ever, do you see a team signing away a long snapper. The deal comes on the heels of the Raiders' blockbuster signing of FB Keith Smith, a converted linebacker. To date, new coach Jon Gruden seems to be pursuing a decidedly old school approach.
Bashaud Breeland's three-year, $24 million contract with the Panthers has been voided after he failed his physical, sending him back to free agency.LOL BUT WAIT IT GETS BETTER
This is Ryan Grant all over again. Breeland struck a deal with Carolina on Tuesday but flunked his physical due to a "non-football injury." The 26-year-old had been due $9.5 million in guaranteed money including an $8.5 million signing bonus, but now it's back to the drawing board. Breeland was slated to replace Daryl Worley, who the Panthers traded to Philadelphia last week. Carolina will now look elsewhere in its search for a cornerback to start opposite James Bradberry.
According to ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton, Bashaud Breeland's deal was voided due to a left foot injury he suffered while on vacation earlier this month.
Per Newton, Breeland cut his foot in the Dominican Republic on March 4 and will need a skin graft to repair the damage. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that Breeland is "a few months away" from being able to pass a physical. Breeland was going to earn $24 million from the Panthers, but will likely have to settle for much less than that whenever he resurfaces
Vikings signed DT Sheldon Richardson, formerly of the Seahawks, to a one-year contract.
Obviously this is a huge get for the Vikings, who already made a splash by signing Kirk Cousins to a three-year deal earlier this week. Richardson was phenomenal last year in his lone season with Seattle, taking home PFF's No. 10 pass-rushing grade among defensive tackles. The Seahawks wanted him back but the allure of joining a legitimate Super Bowl contender in Minnesota was too much to overcome. With Richardson off to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Seahawks will turn their attention to ex-Vikings DT Tom Johnson, who is slated for a visit next week
Raiders signed CB Shareece Wright, formerly of the Bills.
Wright broke the news himself by announcing the signing on Instagram. Oakland need bodies in the secondary after losing David Amerson, T.J. Carrie and Sean Smith this offseason. The Raiders will be Wright's fourth team in five seasons.
Packers signed CB Kyle Fuller to a multi-year offer sheet.
Green Bay is trying to poach Fuller from division-rival Chicago, which presently has Fuller's rights via the transition tag. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bears "have planned to match any offer" Fuller gets. If the Packers structure Fuller's deal to make it difficult for the Bears to match, however, Chicago would receive zero compensation, and wouldn't even be eligible for a compensatory pick in 2019. The Bears have until March 21st to match the Packers' offer.
Chargers signed Caleb Sturgis to a two-year contract.
Sturgis played just one game before landing on IR last year. He's not the most accurate kicker but gives the Chargers an upgrade from what they had in 2017. Sturgis could face competition in training camp.
Raiders signed CB Rashaan Melvin to a one-year, $6.5 million contract.Nice... Raiders got two decent corners.
Melvin was a bright spot for the Colts last year, intercepting three passes and playing solid coverage before missing six games to a wrist injury. He was one of the top corners remaining in free agency. This is a good deal for Oakland, with Melvin getting significantly less money and term than Aaron Colvin. Melvin will help replace the losses of T.J. Carrie, Sean Smith and David Amerson.
Ravens signed Michael Crabtree to a three-year, $21 million contract.It's a nice signing, a Crabtree/Brown combo isn't bad.
This was an obvious fit after the Raiders dumped Crabtree for Jordy Nelson. Crabtree had a dropoff while playing through injuries in 2017 but is still one of the best route runners in the league. After sharing the spotlight with Amari Cooper, Crabtree will be the clear No. 1 option in Baltimore. He should see an increase from the 101 targets he saw last year — his lowest total since 2014. The Ravens are a run-first offense, but Crabtree will remain a threat for double-digit touchdowns.
Patriots signed DE Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $12 million contract.That was a HISTORIC game doe.
Clayborn gives the Patriots a veteran edge presence opposite Trey Flowers. He set career highs in 2017, but most of his production came in one game. Clayborn has mostly been a rotational pass rusher, but he could see a larger role in New England.
Patriots signed RB Jeremy Hill.Garbage.
Hill didn't draw any free agent interest outside of the Patriots. He's coming off three straight sub-4.0 YPC seasons and had just 37 carries in 2017 despite starting every game before landing on IR. Hill will be part of a committee in New England, but there's not much in the way of carries. There's some rebound potential for Hill if he locks down a red-zone role.
Patriots signed OT Matt Tobin to a one-year contract.lol
Tobin gives the Patriots some depth after losing Nate Solder. He was a backup in Seattle and Philly the last two years but has starting experience
Bears signed CB Kyle Fuller to a four-year, $56 million contract.Green Bay are jerks.
They matched Green Bay's offer sheet. Fuller will make $18 million guaranteed, $5 million more than he would have made under the transition tag. This was fully expected from Chicago, who would have got no compensation if they let Fuller sign with the Packers. Fuller is now one of the highest paid corners in the league at $14 million annually. He's signed through his age-30 season.
Bucs signed C Ryan Jensen, formerly of the Ravens, to a four-year, $42 million contract.People are starting to overpay for O-Line now.
The deal comes with $22 million guaranteed. Jensen graded as a top-10 center last year, but this is an overpay for a 27-year-old with one full season as a starter. The Bucs had one of the worst rushing offenses in the league in 2017, so Jensen will upgrade their interior run blocking. Jensen's signing should push Ali Marpet back to right guard.
Lions signed RB LeGarrette Blount, formerly of the Eagles, to a one-year contract.Blount is going to end up the 14-17 carry back, mark my words.
This backfield has a bunch of bodies but no clear lead guy. Blount reunites with new coach Matt Patricia, who was on the Patriots' staff when Blount was in New England. He figures to be the favorite for early-down and goal-line work with the Lions, with Theo Riddick still the preferred pass-down back. Ameer Abdullah is left in the cold. We wouldn't be shocked if he was dealt.
Texans signed DB Tyrann Mathieu, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.THIS IS HOW YOU ADDRESS NEEDS. Holy fuck I am ALL IN on Texans next fantasy football season. Gettin' Nuk, DeShawn Watson, maybe the RB if he's healthy off knee surgery.
J.J. Watt put the full-court press on with a recruiting pitch and was able to seal the deal for Houston. Mathieu was cut by the Cardinals earlier this week after he refused to restructure his contract. Mathieu will look to rehab his value in Houston and hit the market next year. He's still just 25 and can play all over the back of the defense at safety, nickel, and even dime linebacker. The Texans have had one of the best weeks in the league, adding Mathieu, CB Aaron Colvin, OG Zach Fulton, and OG Senio Kelemete. OL and the secondary were huge needs.
Raiders signed DE Tank Carradine, formerly of the 49ers.Versatile, nice signing.
A 2013 second-rounder, Carradine has only 5.5 career sacks but is decent against the run. He also generated some pressure on 214 snaps last season. In between, he was sidelined by a high-ankle sprain. Capable of playing multiple positions, he will hunt for rotational work in Oakland.
Cardinals signed G/T Justin Pugh, formerly of the Giants, to a five-year, $45 million contract.
The Colts wanted to get Pugh in for a visit, but they couldn't get him to leave Arizona. The Giants never seemed interested in bringing Pugh back after splurging on new LT Nate Solder. In Arizona, Pugh fills a gigantic hole on a Cardinals' line that is not only old, but wasn't any good. Pugh can play either guard spot or right tackle. Last year's RG Earl Watford is a free agent, or the Cardinals could simply choose to cut overpaid and bad RT Jared Veldheer.
i'm okay with this...
Seahawks signed WR Jaron Brown, formerly of the Cardinals.I don't know what the Seahawks are doing but one can only assume they lost a shitton of money last year.
Brown, 28, set career highs across the board last season with a 31-477-4 receiving line a year after tearing his ACL. In Seattle, Brown figures to have an expanded role after being the No. 4 receiver in the desert. Brown should start outside opposite Tyler Lockett, with Doug Baldwin staying in the slot.
RB Danny Woodhead announced his retirement after 10 NFL seasons.:(
The 5'8" Woodhead was drawing free agent interest from Atlanta and New England but ultimately decided his heart wasn't in it anymore. The 33-year-old carved out a nice career for himself after going undrafted out of DII Chadron State, amassing 32 touchdowns over 101 games for the Jets, Patriots, Chargers and Ravens. Well-known for his pass-catching prowess, Woodhead led all running backs in both catches and receiving yards in 2015. Injuries limited Woodhead to just 10 games over his final two seasons.
Bucs signed DE Vinny Curry to a three-year, $27 million contract.Nice deal.
It's a good deal for Curry, with his salary in the range of what he would have made before getting cut. Curry is the second Eagles lineman to join Tampa after they signed NT Beau Allen. Despite just three sacks, Curry graded as a top-10 defensive end at PFF last year in his first full season as a starter. With Robert Ayers gone, Curry will bookend William Gholston in base sets.
Steelers signed LB Jon Bostic, formerly of the Colts, to a two-year contract.
Bostic started 14 games for Indy last year while earning PFF's No. 12 run-stopping grade among inside linebackers. He'll be tasked with replacing Ryan Shazier, who is still recovering from a serious spinal injury.
Patriots acquired KR/WR Cordarrelle Patterson and a 2018 sixth-round pick from the Raiders in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick.
The Pats needed a kick returner to replace Dion Lewis, and Patterson has averaged over 28 yards per return in four of his five NFL seasons. He has five career return TDs. Patterson will likely struggle for wideout snaps outside of gadget-type plays in Foxboro behind Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, and Chris Hogan.
Giants signed CB B.W. Webb, formerly of the Browns....WHODAFUCK? WE SIGNING BROWNS NOW?
The 28-year-old will compete for a depth/special teams role in New York.
Redskins signed CB Orlando Scandrick to a two-year contract.GOD DAMN.
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal has a max value of $10 million. Scandrick's play has slipped in recent years, primarily due to injuries. He just turned 31 years old and will replace Kendall Fuller as Washington's slot corner. Fantasy leaguers should proactively start slot receivers against the Skin this year.
Panthers will sign WR Jarius Wright, formerly of the Vikings.They need receivers, period. He's ok.
Wright finished the playoffs as the Vikings' primary third receiver but was cut three days ago to save Minnesota $2.64 million under the cap. 28-year-old Wright has background with new Panthers OC Norv Turner and will be the favorite to overtake Russell Shepard as Carolina's new slot receiver.
Giants signed WR Cody Latimer, formerly of the Broncos.Nice project signing.
The 56th pick in the 2014 draft, Latimer caught just 35 passes across four seasons in Denver. He set career highs across the board with a 19/287/2 receiving line last season. Latimer has been a bust to date, but he's still only 25 years old and worth a flier for a Giants team that figures to cut Brandon Marshall soon.
Some more crazy signings
Raiders signed QB Josh Johnson.
Coach Jon Gruden vowed to "take the game back to 1998" at the Combine, and on Monday he took a promised step backwards by reuniting with Johnson, a journeyman career backup whom Gruden drafted with the Bucs in 2008. In Oakland, Johnson will compete with Connor Cook to back up Derek Carr.
Chargers signed C Mike Pouncey to a two-year, $15 million contract.Geez Louise run run Gordon.
In large part due to a lingering hip injury, Pouncey's effectiveness waned in 2017 with the Dolphins, but he is still only 28 years old and should be recovered now. Pouncey has stated he will eventually need a hip replacement. The Chargers' offensive line is shaping up, from left to right, as LT Russell Okung > LG Dan Feeney > C Pouncey > RG Forrest Lamp > RT Joe Barskdale. If the unit stays healthy, this line has a chance to be a top-ten group.
Bills signed C Russell Bodine, formerly of the Bengals, to a two-year contract and Marshall Newhouse, formerly of the Raiders, to a one-year contract.
The two veterans have combined to start 134 games in the NFL, with Bodine starting every game for the Bengals the past four seasons after being a 2014 fourth-rounder. Cincinnati, however, despite all of their offensive line needs, didn't show much interest in bringing Bodine back, which is telling. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 32 center out of 38 qualifiers last season but figures to be in line to replace retired C Eric Wood. Newhouse, 29, was released by the Raiders last week. He started all 14 games he appeared in for Oakland last season and has 70 career starts under his belt. Ideally, Newhouse would be a swing tackle, but he'll likely compete with Jordan Mills and others for the starting right tackle job in Buffalo.
Colts signed TE Eric Ebron, formerly of the Lions, to a two-year contract.Indy losing alot of WRs so they going 2 TE.
Ebron can earn up to $15 million over the course of the deal; it's a nice haul for the former No. 10 overall pick who was cut by the Lions last week before his $8 million-plus salary became guaranteed. In Indy, Ebron gives the Colts a pair of capable tight ends -- along with Jack Doyle -- for new coach Frank Reich and OC Nick Sirianni, who both come from offenses in Philly and San Diego/L.A. where multiple-tight end sets were an offensive staple.
Steelers signed S Morgan Burnett, formerly of the Packers.Not bad, Steelers trying to patch up as much as possible.
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal carries a total value of $14.5 million. Pittsburgh needed help at safety after cutting both Mike Mitchell and Robert Golden, and Burnett was arguably the best available option in what has been an extremely slow moving market. Burnett should settle in as the starter opposite Sean Davis.
Jaguars released Allen Hurns.I can't wait for Blake Bortles to be utter shit next season.
The move saves $7 million against the cap. The writing was on the wall for Hurns after the Jaguars gave Donte Moncrief a one-year, $9.6 million contract. Hurns was probably overpaid in Jacksonville, but he is a solid receiver who should have no trouble finding a new home. The Jaguars will move forward with Marqise Lee, Moncrief, Dede Westbrook, and Keelan Cole atop the depth chart.
Cowboys acquired FB Jamize Olawale from the Raiders.
The Cowboys are swapping their fifth-round pick for Oakland's sixth-rounder in the deal. Dallas needed a fullback after losing Keith Smith, who signed with the Raiders in free agency.
Colts signed Ryan Grant, formerly of the Redskins, to a one-year, $5 million contract.THE DUDE LOST $19 MILLION...
The news comes from ex-Packers receiver James Jones, who is breaking news faster than Adam Schefter these days. The deal is considerably less than Grant would have made in Baltimore, but he will get a shot to hit free agency again next spring. Grant is a solid receiver who will help fill out the Colts' paper-thin receiving corps, but they still could use more help. As it stands, T.Y. Hilton, Chester Rogers, and Grant top the depth chart.
Jaguars released TE Marcedes Lewis.Great guy, hope he lands on a playoff team.
It is a surprise both because he had been with the team for 12 seasons and they picked up his option in February. Lewis became expendable, however, after Jacksonville signed both Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul in free agency. The move saves the Jaguars $3.5 million against the cap.
*facepalm* Just what we need. MORE NFL.
Seahawks signed OG D.J. Fluker, formerly of the Giants, to a one-year contract.
Fluker began his career at tackle but has spent the last three seasons playing exclusively at right guard. He struggled to stay healthy in his lone year with the Giants, missing most of the second half with a toe injury. The former first-round pick has consistently earned negative marks from ProFootballFocus but brings solid starting experience at a position of need for Seattle.
49ers signed OG Jonathan Cooper, formerly of the Cowboys, to a one-year contract.
The Niners needed some help on the O line after losing 16-game starter Brandon Fusco in free agency. A first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2013, Cooper drew a career-high 13 starts at left guard for Dallas last season. He underwent knee surgery after spraining his MCL in Week 17 but looks to be on track for OTAs. The Niners will be his fifth team in four years.
Lions signed TE Luke Willson, formerly of the Seahawks, to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
After losing Darren Fells as a free agent and then cutting Eric Ebron to see him sign with the Colts, Willson is now penciled in as the Lions' No. 1 tight end. The 28-year-old caught 89 balls for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns in his five seasons with Seattle. There should be more opportunity in Detroit.
Colts signed OG Matt Slauson, formerly of the Chargers, to a one-year, $3 million contract.
It's been a busy day for the Colts, who also re-signed Pierre Desir while adding former Redskin Ryan Grant on a one-year deal. A torn biceps limited Slauson to just seven games last season. The 32-year-old has experience at both guard and center but will likely end up playing guard in Indy.
Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles and charged with felony vandalism.O.... k....
In a video obtained by TMZ Sports, Jones is seen completely nude and involved in a struggle with his brother, Vikings WR Cayleb Jones. Zay was yelling, "I'm going to fight for Jesus," and was allegedly trying to jump off of a 30th floor balcony in an L.A. hotel, smashing his foot through a window. The window and area around it was covered in blood from Zay's leg/foot. He's currently being held at USC medical center, and it's unclear what exactly is his issue.
These are name guys who are being signed for backups roles:
Broncos signed DT Clinton McDonald to a two-year, $7 million contract.
McDonald had a falling out with the Bucs last year but still managed five sacks in a sub-package role. He'll give Denver an interior rusher to pair with NT Domata Peko. McDonald should also see snaps at end in Denver's 3-4 scheme.
Colts re-signed RB Christine Michael.
Michael spent 2017 on IR after a minicamp injury. He'll add some competition behind Marlon Mack with Frank Gore gone. Michael has starter traits but has never been able to put it together. He should be ready for OTAs.
Cowboys signed LB Joe Thomas, formerly of the Packers.
A key reserve and special teamer in Green Bay, Thomas was surprisingly not tendered by the Packers as a restricted free agent. He'll compete for snaps with Damien Wilson behind Jaylon Smith and Sean Lee in Dallas' linebacker corps.
Seahawks re-signed RB Mike Davis to a one-year contract.Seattle lucky other teams considered him a flash in the pan. Dude was legit good.
Seattle somewhat surprisingly declined to tender Davis as a restricted free agent, but despite him taking a visit with the Rams, they ended up getting him back on what is likely a cheaper deal. Davis played relatively well late last season, but the Seahawks should look to bring in a better option during the draft.
Bucs acquired Jason Pierre-Paul and a fourth-round pick from the Giants in exchange for a third-round pick and a fourth-round pick.WHAT
It is a stunning move both because of the paltry compensation and because it only saves the Giants $2.5 million against the cap this season while opening a massive hole on the depth chart. It does get JPP's contract off the books moving forward, however, and the defensive end may not have been a good fit with new DC James Bettcher. This move could signify the Giants are looking at NC State's Bradley Chubb with the No. 2 overall pick. As for Tampa, they needed to rebuild their pass rush, and that is exactly what they have done by trading for Pierre-Paul and signing Vinny Curry. With Gerald McCoy on the inside, the pass rush should be much more dangerous this season.
Eagles signed WR Mike Wallace to a one-year contract.Fuck the Iggles.
Rotoworld's No. 10 free agent receiver, Wallace will keep ex-Eagles WR Torrey Smith's deep-ball specialist seat warm while second-year pro Mack Hollins continues to develop. Going on 32, Wallace hasn't been a genuine game-breaker for quite some time but still averages 14-15 yards per catch while commanding defensive respect. Durable and more versatile than he's given credit for, Wallace is a big-time upgrade on Smith.
Jets agreed to terms with WR Terrelle Pryor, formerly of the Redskins.
A mammoth bust — 20 catches for 240 yards — with the Redskins last season, Pryor will start over with a Jets receiver corps low on depth and dealing with off-field issues with No. 1 Robby Anderson. Pryor is also joining a team with quarterback question marks, as a highly-drafted rookie will join injury-prone Josh McCown and fifth-year mystery man Teddy Bridgewater. Going on 29, Pryor still offers theoretical upside, but expectations should be low after last year's debacle.
He had to be joking, right??? Jesus Christ some of these owners are so morally corrupt.
Wyoming QB Josh Allen reportedly "dazzled" at the Cougars' Pro Day on Friday, and afterwards NFL Network's Mike Mayock suggested Allen is more naturally gifted than Eagles QB Carson Wentz.
Allen has drawn some Wentz comparisons in the scouting community. Both are big, athletic, strong-armed passers, and Allen played for the same coach Wentz did at North Dakota State. "From a physical talent perspective, this kid is a better athlete with more arm talent (than Wentz)," Mayock observed. The Cleveland Plain Dealer says Allen "alleviated concerns about his 56.2 completion percentage at Wyoming and kept himself firmly in the conversation for the Browns' No. 1 overall pick." The Browns sent a full contingency of owner Jimmy Haslam, GM John Dorsey, coach Hue Jackson, assistant GM Eliot Wolf, and OC Ken Zampese to watch Allen's workout.
Dolphins signed QB Brock Osweiler, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year contract.Garbo
He'll be reunited with Adam Gase, who previously served as Osweiler's OC in Denver. The Fins needed a backup after letting Matt Moore walk in free agency. A year after flaming out in Houston, Osweiler was equally dreadful in his return to Denver, producing a dismal 72.5 quarterback rating over six appearances including four starts. With only Ryan Tannehill ahead of Osweiler on the depth chart, it wouldn't be a surprise if Miami took a quarterback early in next month's draft.
Broncos acquired OT Jared Veldheer from the Cardinals for a 2018 sixth round pick.Basura
This is a salary dump for Arizona, with Denver picking up Veldheer's $10.2 million cap hit. Veldheer has faded the last two years, struggling with injuries and grading as one of the worst tackles in the league. He gives the Broncos a veteran with late career upside in a new scheme. Veldheer will play right tackle in Denver, bookending LT Garett Bolles.
Martellus Bennett has retired from the NFL.Awww...
Bennett had been considering retirement before his trade to the Patriots and made it official when they didn't bring him back. After spending his first four years as a backup in Dallas, Bennett was one of the better receiving tight ends in the league for parts of six seasons with the Giants, Chicago, Green Bay and New England. He finishes his 10-year career with 433 catches, 4,573 yards and 30 touchdowns. Bennett made one Pro Bowl appearance (2014). He won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2016.
Falcons signed CB Justin Bethel, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.New scheme
Bethel struggled mightily on defense last season but was a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro on special teams during his six-year run with the Cardinals. He'll serve as depth behind starters Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford.
ESPN Boston reports Patriots DB Duron Harmon was denied entry into Costa Rica for attempting to bring marijuana into the country.LOL HE GONNA GET GOT
He was briefly detained then sent back to the US. Harmon was caught with 58 grams of marijuana in a can of ice tea, three pipes with oil, a THC candy and 4.3 grams compressed into four canisters. "We are aware of the situation involving Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica," the Patriots said in a statement. "He has since returned to the U.S. and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update." Harmon recorded four interceptions for the Patriots last season.
Cowboys signed OT Cameron Fleming, formerly of the Patriots, to a one-year contract.How are they going to keep Brady upright?
Dallas was Fleming's only free agent visit. The Patriots had interest in bringing him back, but let him walk after losing Nate Solder. Fleming managed solid PFF grades despite allowing four sacks over 369 snaps last year. A swingman in New England, Fleming should start at right tackle with the Cowboys, moving La'el Collins back to guard.
By Randolph Freelander Go To PostMother of God.That stadium was built to be a hub stadium... NFL events, concerts, owner meetings, future draft site. They are going all in to glitz and glam it up.
Rams signed DT Ndamukong Suh, formerly of the Dolphins, to a one-year, $14 million contract.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Suh took less to sign with the Rams. This has been the expected outcome for much of the past week after it was reported the Rams entered the conversation. Suh was reportedly very intrigued by the idea of teaming up with Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers while playing for DC Wade Phillips. It's a way for Suh to sort of rehab his value on a one-year deal as a 31-year-old. Even at his age, Suh remains one of the very best interior linemen, even if the counting stats weren't there for him in 2017. Look for Phillips to get the most out of him, allowing him to one-gap and attack upfield. This Rams defensive front and secondary is absolutely stacked; they now just need edge rushers.
Titans signed Blaine Gabbert, formerly of the Cardinals.Upgrade over Blake Bortles too.
Tennessee needed a new backup after releasing Matt Cassel earlier this month. Gabbert played surprisingly well early in his five-game run as a starter last season, but the wheels predictably fell off. Still, he is an upgrade on Cassel.
Owners passed the revised catch rule by a vote of 32-0.THANK FUCKING GOD
The new rule eliminates the "going to the ground" portion of the catch rule and simplifies what constitutes a catch -- ball secure, two feet or any other body part besides the hand inbounds, and a football move. In presenting the changes, VP of officiating Al Riveron confirmed Dez Bryant's infamous "incompletion" in the 2014 playoffs and Jesse James' overturned touchdown last season would be considered catches under the new rule.
Dez Bryant play
Jesse James play
The NFL has added a "targeting" penalty to its rulebook, declaring it a foul if "a player lowers his head to imitate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent."We'll see how this is enforced.
Offending players "may" be ejected. The league wants to eliminate using the helmet as a weapon. It's unclear how stringently the drastic change will be applied to ball carriers, though it will apparently be enforced if the "crown" is used to create contact. It's a big change, but one that probably needed to be made in 2018. No one benefits when defenders are allowed to missile in head-first.
Rams acquired WR Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick from the Patriots in exchange for first- and sixth-round picks.whoa
The out-of-nowhere move lands the Rams their Sammy Watkins replacement, and also takes them out of the running for Odell Beckham. Now armed with the Nos. 23 and 31 picks, perhaps the Pats will make a play for the Giants' superstar. It's the second straight offseason Cooks has been dealt, both times for a first-rounder. He remained boom-or-bust in the Patriots' crowded receiver corps last season but posted a 65/1,082/7 line while averaging a career-high 16.6 yards per catch. Headed into the final year of his rookie contract, Cooks is still only 24. Fighting for targets with Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp while downgrading from Tom Brady to Jared Goff, Cooks might be best treated as a WR3 in offseason drafts.
Nah I don't claim them anymore. Only root for Watson and Dhop individually.
I'll come back once McNair dies.
I'll come back once McNair dies.
Griiff doesn't know how to avoid hits, he lacks the athleticism he used to have, his deep ball accuracy has tanked, and worse his pocket awareness is still nil. I've said Flacco lost his elite status eons ago and arguably needs the running game to protect the team from him, but it's not like Griff is good either... he's better than wha they had at backup QB though.
By Dark PhaZe Go To Posti'd love to see him play great, but he has the softest body in sportsWell, he also may have been hired because the club were deposed today regarding Kaepernick's law suit. They could be using him as an excuse for not entertaining the idea of signing Kaep last year.
"Well, as you can see we had an interest last year but it's only just now come to fruition..."
Or some shit like that.
They really don't owe anyone an explanation because everyone knows why Kaepernick isn't on a roster: He's not worth the headache in the locker room and no one's PR dept wants to deal with the blowback from the average garbage NFL supporter.
Vikings signed WR Tavarres King.NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHYYYYYYY
A 2013 fifth-rounder, 18 of King's 22 career receptions came with the Giants last season. He finished the year on injured reserve with a concussion. King is a depth signing in Minnesota who will be no better than 50-50 of cracking the 53-man roster.
Fuck Roger Lewis Jr. He's a testament to compromise.
Patriots signed WR Jordan Matthews, formerly of the Bills, to a one-year contract.Pats offense is like 3-4 slot receivers and Gronk now.
The Patriots were in the receiver market after trading Brandin Cooks. Matthews is the opposite of Cooks' deep threat but has been a compiler over the middle of the field in between injuries and drops. Supposedly healthy after an injury-ruined 2017 in Buffalo — he underwent both knee and ankle surgery in December — Matthews fits the profile of a Patriots slot machine, at least on paper. We wouldn't consider him a lock to make the 53-man roster, but he will be an interesting name to track this summer.
Browns signed Jarvis Landry to a five-year, $75.5 million extension through 2023.First Evans now Landry get overpaid-
ESPN's Josina Anderson was the first to report the impending deal. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the contract includes $47 million guaranteed, and Landry is now the fifth-highest paid receiver in the league based on average salary. It is a shocking price to pay for a volume-based player who never elevated Miami's passing attack past mediocre, but Landry at worst can be a reliable safety blanket for whichever quarterback Cleveland selects with the No. 1 overall pick.
49ers LB Reuben Foster was charged with felony domestic violence by the Santa Clara DA on Thursday. 49ers released a statement on LB Reuben Foster saying the team is "aware" of his recent charges and his place in the organization is under "great scrutiny".Aw geez...
The charge stems from an incident in February in which Foster was accused of dragging his live-in girlfriend and punching her "8 to 10 times" during a dispute. In addition to the domestic violence charge, Foster is accused of forcefully attempting to prevent the reporting of a crime, possession of an assault weapon, and misdemeanor possession of a large capacity weapon magazine. According to the DA, he is facing more than 11 years in prison if convicted. "We will continue to follow this serious matter," the statement continues. "Reuben is aware that his place in our organization is under great scrutiny and will depend on what is learned through the legal process." It's clear the organization plans to let Foster's legal situation play out before making a decision on his future. According to the DA, he is facing more than 11 years in prison if convicted and could still be suspended by the NFL if charges are avoided.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks postponed free agent Colin Kaepernick's visit when he declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season.He's currently being deposed about teams blackballing him and a team literally BLACKBALLS HIM.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added the team asked for Kap's "plan" moving forward and preferred to meet with the free agent once those plans were clear. Assuming Schefter's report is true, it's the first blatant indication that a team refused to host Kaepernick due solely to his kneeling during the national anthem. Up to this point, any organizations with bad quarterback play have shrugged and stayed unimaginably horrendous under center. Seattle currently does not have a backup quarterback on their roster.
Bengals' LB Vontaze Burfict has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.clown
An NFL spokesperson released a statement confirming Burfict's pending four-game suspension. He's still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. Cincinnati's director of player personnel Duke Tobin has shown no inclination of releasing Burfict despite this news, going as far to say "[the Bengals] are a player-oriented business and the players are the ones that win or lose for us." Following this new development, Burfict will have missed a total of 10 games due to suspension and played in only 36 of a possible 64 regular season contests since 2014.
Cowboys released WR Dez Bryant.
The move saves Dallas $12.5 million in cash and clears $8.5 million in cap space. Bryant is entering his age-30 season and has been trending downward for a couple years. He played all 16 games last season for the first time since 2014 but had his worst statistical season since his rookie year, catching 69 balls for 838 yards and six touchdowns. In total, the 2010 first-rounder caught 73 touchdowns for Dallas and had three-straight 1,000-yard seasons from 2012-2014. Bryant's injury history and lack of adjusting his playing style to compensate for his diminishing skill set likely were the factors that led to his release. Bryant should land on his feet quickly. He's still a big-time red-zone weapon and super-physical after the catch.
By DY_nasty Go To PostDez just got released lmaoRomo2Dez was one of the most deadly WR combos 2-3 years ago... and then "Jerrah" Jones ended both their careers.
dak fucked dude's whole career path up
A source said Bryant was not offered a pay cut, while another source added that Bryant will not be designated a post-June 1 cut. The Cowboys will save $8 million against the cap this season with the move.Didn't even offer him a pay cut... just wanted him gone yikes.