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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:12 pm 
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Make it the 49ers... They were apparently runner-up in the Marcus Peters deal, and they recently traded away Rashard Robinson.

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Jaguars are giving QB Blake Bortles a new three-year, $54 million deal, worth up to $66.5M with incentives, that includes $26.5M guaranteed, tying him to Jacksonville through the 2020 season, per source.

Jacksonville out of QB market. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status ... 0974465024
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Jaguars are giving QB Blake Bortles a new three-year, $54 million deal, worth up to $66.5M with incentives, that includes $26.5M guaranteed, tying him to Jacksonville through the 2020 season, per source.

Jacksonville out of QB market. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status ... 0974465024
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This is excellent news for the Steelers. I know that the Jags beat the Steelers 2x w Bortles last year, but I sure as hell didn't want them getting better at QB.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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Fantastic news about Bortles. Agreed. If the Jags had gotten a QB, they would have been the SB favorite IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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J-Ville will get another QB and he’ll be starting by week 6.


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This will be especially good news for teams like the Steelers that desperately need some cap relief. Could exceed $179Mil.... http://nfltraderumors.co/2018-salary-ca ... ceed-179m/

No trades. Vaccaro could be available. Hmmm.... http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/20 ... gency.html


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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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Chiefs are expected to trade CB Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams, sources tell ESPN. Teams are in final stages of talks and barring an unexpected snag, the trade is expected to be agreed to as early as today.


Curious to see what they gave up for him.
Rams don’t have a 2nd round pick because of the Sammy Watkins trade.


Chiefs net 2nd, 4th-round picks for Marcus Peters.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday the Chiefs will ship Peters westward in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round pick and a 2019 second-round selection, per sources informed of the situation.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Lots of FA Safety news hitting the wire this recently.....hmmm

Jason La Canfora writes the Redskins are "trying to see what they get" for S Su'a Cravens, who hasn't played since 2016.
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Source: Jason La Canfora on Twitter Feb 26 - 4:50 PM

Chiefs released FS Ron Parker.
The move saves nearly $5 million in cap room. The Chiefs' defensive makeover continues after last week's Marcus Peters trade and public announcement longtime ILB Derrick Johnson would not return. Parker, who turns 31 before the season, struggled mightily in both run support and pass coverage last season, grading out 86th among 89 qualified safeties in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
Related: Chiefs Source: Kansas City Star Feb 26 - 4:44 PM


Free agent SS T.J. Ward is not expected back with the Buccaneers.
Ward struggled with injuries and performance in his lone year with Tampa, and he was arrested for marijuana possession immediately after the season. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Ward will have "a strong market," but we'll believe it when we see it. Ward flopped on a one-year, $4 million deal and figures to command less than that after a forgettable season. Ward turned 31 in February.
Related: Buccaneers Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Feb 26 - 4:41 PM


Bears released S Quintin Demps.
Signed to a "three-year, $13.5 million" contract last March, Demps played only three games before landing on injured reserve with a broken arm. His release creates $3.26 million in cap space. Going on 33, Demps will be hunting for his fourth team in six years in free agency.
Related: Bears Feb 26 - 3:29 PM


Panthers released S Kurt Coleman.
The move clears $2.65 million in cap space and leaves behind $2.5 million in dead money. Signed as a flier in 2015, Coleman ended up having a career year. He remained a starter the past two seasons, but his play steadily declined. The ex-Chief and Eagle turns 30 in April. He battled some knee issues in 2017. If nothing else, Coleman will be viewed as a potential snap hog on the open market.
Related: Panthers Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Feb 26 - 1:50 PM


New Orleans Times-Picayune's Larry Holder reports Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro is "likely on his way out" of New Orleans.
Vaccaro had his 2017 season ended early after being placed on injured reserve due to problems with his groin and wrist. The former first-round pick is now an unrestricted free agent and will likely sign a fairly big contract in free agency. The Cowboys were a team rumored to be interested in acquiring Vaccaro in the past.
Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune Feb 25 - 5:15 PM


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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday the Chiefs will ship Peters westward in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round pick and a 2019 second-round selection, per sources informed of the situation.


It would have taken me 5 seconds to sign that deal. You would LOVE to get a guy like Peters for an R2, and it's next year so you'd still have your R1 and R2 this year for defense.

And I'm not saying KC would send him to an AFC contender (I wouldn't), but maybe we had too many headcases in the locker room already.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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Wonder if the Steelers would be interested in this guy as an OLB back up to take Moats spot?

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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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Kenny Vaccaro hoped the New Orleans Saints would offer him a contract extension before he became a free agent this year. But, with two weeks remaining before free agency begins, the Saints aren't planning on re-signing their 2013 first-round pick, according to multiple sources at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/20 ... thy_e.html
Hmmm.... ain't gotta trade no one just gotta come up with some legitimate scratch [in a cap challenged season] for this guy. I'd certainly touch bases with dudes agent. Get a ballpark figure and see what I could do.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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i think the only FA they sign is an ILB early


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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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I'd be thrilled if they could land an Avery Williamson or Zach Brown type player, but are they willing to spend that money to get it done? Something has to get done with Shazier's contract too. They have to get creative to reduce that cap hit.


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Saw an article yesterday stating Shazier will not play in 2018. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/stee ... y-in-2018/
Don't know how that affects the cap for this year. Anyone have any insight?
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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff indicates two-time Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe will play elsewhere next year after Poe played on a one-year, $8 million contract last season. “Did a heck of a job for us this year,” Dimitroff said. “We really liked his impact for us — especially in the run game — understanding that it may be a one-year deal. We’re in a spot right now where there’s a very good chance that he’s going to go to free agency and land a very lucrative deal. So we appreciate what he has done with us.” https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2018/2/2 ... ency-again
I know, I know where they gonna get the scratch to sign these FA's. Love to see them bring in Poe and add him to the DLine rotation. :geek:


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Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff indicates two-time Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe will play elsewhere next year after Poe played on a one-year, $8 million contract last season. “Did a heck of a job for us this year,” Dimitroff said. “We really liked his impact for us — especially in the run game — understanding that it may be a one-year deal. We’re in a spot right now where there’s a very good chance that he’s going to go to free agency and land a very lucrative deal. So we appreciate what he has done with us.” https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2018/2/2 ... ency-again
I know, I know where they gonna get the scratch to sign these FA's. Love to see them bring in Poe and add him to the DLine rotation. :geek:

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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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Yes it is DP.

Tough sledding for Gruden. I'm sure a few other new head coaches can relate. Gonna be a lot of turnover as new regimes establish themselves. May find some decent FA talent out there this year as a result.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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Cousin's about to be paid, Again.

Foolish if he signs with Denver... they are a mess. OL a shambles, receiving targets are suspect, defense is about to lose at least one of its outlier good CBs, they already lost the two guys in the middle of what was once an excellent defense, and the coaching staff seems to be poor. Guess it's all about the $$$ if he does that.

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Wait, players are motivated by money?

This is crazy.....I thought Bell was gonna take a hometown discount to play for a SB?

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Wait, players are motivated by money?

This is crazy.....I thought Bell was gonna take a hometown discount to play for a SB?


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The more I think about it, the more I believe they need to trade Bell. He's the guy that has some value, and might be gone after this year.

Because Colbert has usually done well in R1 and R2, but they've rarely gone into a draft so desperate at 3 positions, all on defense. If Bell and his money can get you two solid defensive guys (for a year, cap-wise anyway), and maybe you somehow sign Hyde... Then the draft is pretty wide open.

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Not sure if folks looked at Coleman as an option at safety here? Saints sign S Kurt Coleman 3 year deal. https://twitter.com/nick_underhill/stat ... 8410779648


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I've been looking at the IBL FA market and I think Todd Davis, ILB with the Broncos might be the best option to fill Shazier's role. Who knows if Shazier will be able to play in 2019 (kind of doubt it), but Davis is a smart choice because he's 25, just starting to blossom and is trending to be very good in the next year or two. I'm guessing he could be had for maybe 4 years, $18 mill with $6-8 guaranteed. If Shazier somehow miraculously comes back at full strength in two years then a guy like Davis with probably not too much G $ is a smart short term play, imo. Hopefully the PS see it the same way. I know they'll do something before the draft to fill that spot, KC always does.


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kC will add a FA Linebacker early in FA


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I've been looking at the IBL FA market and I think Todd Davis, ILB with the Broncos might be the best option to fill Shazier's role. Who knows if Shazier will be able to play in 2019 (kind of doubt it), but Davis is a smart choice because he's 25, just starting to blossom and is trending to be very good in the next year or two. I'm guessing he could be had for maybe 4 years, $18 mill with $6-8 guaranteed. If Shazier somehow miraculously comes back at full strength in two years then a guy like Davis with probably not too much G $ is a smart short term play, imo. Hopefully the PS see it the same way. I know they'll do something before the draft to fill that spot, KC always does.

Apparently Denver is letting him go because he can't cover worth a crap.

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I've been looking at the IBL FA market and I think Todd Davis, ILB with the Broncos might be the best option to fill Shazier's role. Who knows if Shazier will be able to play in 2019 (kind of doubt it), but Davis is a smart choice because he's 25, just starting to blossom and is trending to be very good in the next year or two. I'm guessing he could be had for maybe 4 years, $18 mill with $6-8 guaranteed. If Shazier somehow miraculously comes back at full strength in two years then a guy like Davis with probably not too much G $ is a smart short term play, imo. Hopefully the PS see it the same way. I know they'll do something before the draft to fill that spot, KC always does.

Apparently Denver is letting him go because he can't cover worth a crap.



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Talk that the Steelers are looking to move Sutton to safety.


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I've been looking at the IBL FA market and I think Todd Davis, ILB with the Broncos might be the best option to fill Shazier's role. Who knows if Shazier will be able to play in 2019 (kind of doubt it), but Davis is a smart choice because he's 25, just starting to blossom and is trending to be very good in the next year or two. I'm guessing he could be had for maybe 4 years, $18 mill with $6-8 guaranteed. If Shazier somehow miraculously comes back at full strength in two years then a guy like Davis with probably not too much G $ is a smart short term play, imo. Hopefully the PS see it the same way. I know they'll do something before the draft to fill that spot, KC always does.

Apparently Denver is letting him go because he can't cover worth a crap.



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Broncos are also going to meet with the agent for ILB Todd Davis today and ILB Corey Nelson on Saturday. Both want to stay in Denver. Asked about Davis yesterday, Elway said they want to keep him. He's expected to test the market first though.

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Primarily, Davis was targeted by opposing offenses in coverage by going empty and running the tailback on certain routes. Davis lacked speed that would enable him to cover most tailbacks out of the backfield.

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With the struggles that come natural on the playing field, so do the positive learning lessons. Living in the shadow and question of replacing Danny Trevathan, Davis focused on bettering himself.

In the journey of self fulfillment, Davis is embracing truth and learning to grow from it.

“It’s huge for me. I think it means that we’re going to tell the truth. By us telling the truth and living by the truth, we’re going to be better. We don’t have to sugarcoat things. We just tell it how it is and we grow from that.” – Todd Davis on what the ‘Truth’ motto means to him (Via Denver Broncos PR)

Davis understood that he struggled in pass coverage and expressed that he has been working hard to improve that area of his game. Davis spoke on his desire to remain on the field in key situations. “I would love to stay on the field during those key third downs and in the down packages. I’m definitely working on my coverage and just trying to have a reason for me to not be off the field”

Surely, knowing that he must improve on his coverage means he understands that he must accomplish that in order to improve his shelf life and value as a member of an elite defense.

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Talk that the Steelers are looking to move Sutton to safety.

It's interesting. It opens up picking BPA Safety OR CB.

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Looks like Bell will be tagged again.

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Apparently Denver is letting him go because he can't cover worth a crap.

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Davis understood that he struggled in pass coverage and expressed that he has been working hard to improve that area of his game. Davis spoke on his desire to remain on the field in key situations. “I would love to stay on the field during those key third downs and in the down packages. I’m definitely working on my coverage and just trying to have a reason for me to not be off the field”

Surely, knowing that he must improve on his coverage means he understands that he must accomplish that in order to improve his shelf life and value as a member of an elite defense.


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Yeah, I think if the Steelers want a balanced ILB who can run sideline to sideline with great speed and quickness to stop the run and also drop into coverage that player is really only available in the draft.

All of these free agent ILBs are limited in some way, Hitchens, Williamson, etc, most are just really average to below average in pass coverage.

It is a shame about Kevin Pierre-Louis of KC. He was arrested at the end of January for pot possession, no driver license, etc. This guy has real Shazier type of talent, think of him as a poor man's Shazier, 6'0" 232 pounds, ran a 4.51 40, 28 reps, 39 inch vertical, 6.9 3 cone time, 4.02 short shuttle, just has elite athleticism and was being used to replace the increasingly ineffective Derrick Johnson.

So, this former 4th round pick of Seattle was traded to KC and was starting to play well and should have parlayed that into a nice free agent contract but then he gets arrested. He most likely has to serve some sort of suspension by the commish, so some team signing him wouldn't have him for all 16 games this year. And teams will probably be hesitant to give him a big money deal, knowing that Seattle gave up on him and now his latest troubles, can he be dependable? Is he just a tease?

If I am the Steelers maybe I take a chance on him. I would rather roll the dice with him then sign some of these other players like Williamson. And regardless they have to draft an ILB.

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Well... Scunge, with all that said he's no Aldon Smith.... I'd take a look see. Bring him in for some one on one discussions about career. Sometimes folks have to hit rock bottom before they open their eyes to a new way of thinking. Perhaps with a fresh start and a very veteran filled locker room in Pittsburgh..., could be all it takes for him to fly right on his way to success. That's a feel good story in my book. ;)


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Excluding off the field... I would take Pierre-Louis in a minute.

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Yeah, the funny thing about Pierre-Louis is that he has been in some really tough spots. In Seattle with KJ Wright and Bobby Wagner, how do you get on the field? He is traded to KC and they have an equally crowded LBer crew of Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, etc.

I have been really intrigued by Louis, read up on him, he seems to be a real hard worker, has a work ethic, nobody seems to doubt that, but the off the field circumstances are the issue.

But maybe if the Steelers did their due diligence on him, maybe if he realizes what a great, fresh start he could get by signing with us, man, it might be a great signing. And the troubles that he has, the circumstances make it possible for us to sign him. If he didn't have those he would probably have cashed in on a vey nice payday.

I know one thing, he was a 4th rounder, but if he were in this draft, his combine performance would have been near or at the top for ILBs. He might be a 2nd rounder in this draft class.

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This will influence Boz when he goes to the negotiating table....

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Boz's numbers are better than this kicker too. Just in 2017 Boz was 35 of 38 FG's with a long of 53 @ Heinz field, 37 of 39 XP's. Boz has an overall 89.5% since entering the league in 2015. Bryant's percentage is 87.2%. Boz is only 26 where Bryant is 40 something. Pay the man!


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Yeah, the funny thing about Pierre-Louis is that he has been in some really tough spots. In Seattle with KJ Wright and Bobby Wagner, how do you get on the field? He is traded to KC and they have an equally crowded LBer crew of Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, etc.

I have been really intrigued by Louis, read up on him, he seems to be a real hard worker, has a work ethic, nobody seems to doubt that, but the off the field circumstances are the issue.

But maybe if the Steelers did their due diligence on him, maybe if he realizes what a great, fresh start he could get by signing with us, man, it might be a great signing. And the troubles that he has, the circumstances make it possible for us to sign him. If he didn't have those he would probably have cashed in on a vey nice payday.

I know one thing, he was a 4th rounder, but if he were in this draft, his combine performance would have been near or at the top for ILBs. He might be a 2nd rounder in this draft class.

Athletically, I certainly liked what I saw from Louis, I just assumed he was off the table for the Steelers, so I stopped looking. Davis was the next best FA option when looking at the complete picture (cost, run/coverage, age, etc..). I still think they need to draft a stud ILB, even after they sign someone.


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Steelafan77,

I think the Justin Tucker and Dan Bailey contracts are what Boz and his agent are looking at, those two have $17 and $22.5 Million contracts.

Tucker was something like 4 years, $17 million with $6 million signing bonus and the first two years of his salary guaranteed for a total of $10 million in guarantees.

Bailey signed a 7 year $22.5 million contract, with a $4 million signing bonus and $6.6 million guaranteed.

I see them putting the 2nd round tender on him and then finally giving him that new contract sometime in the middle of August. My guess? 4 years, $18 million, with a $6 million signing bonus and then year 2 of the deal he will have a $3-4 million roster bonus. That is usually what they have been doing in year 2 of their contracts lately, and then of course they will restructure that roster bonus to free up money for 2019, just as they have done with Cam Heyward, David Decastro, Stephon Tuitt, Antonio Brown, etc.

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I see them putting the 2nd round tender on him and then finally giving him that new contract sometime in the middle of August.


You're probably right, but an R2 tender is pretty risky. I would never pull that trigger, but there's only 7-8 good kickers in the league and someone who has been burned might not hestitate.

I know Tucker only got the R2 tender, but that was before they moved the XP back and before he really started nailing long game-winners.

Cap really isn't the issue, as the R1 tender is $1M more and probably still a little less than a L-T deal might average. I hope to contend for a SB then I'm not fucking around with my kicker over $1M.

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I don't see the risk with the 2nd round tender, the Steelers still can match any offer. You look at Gano getting paid by Carolina today, 4 years $17 million, my estimate of 4 years $18 million is probably not too far off. The top of the mountain in terms of paying elite place kickers is in that $17 million area, about an average of $4.25 million a season, Bailey got $22.5 million yeah, but that has a lower $3 million average as it was spread out over 7 years.

I can't see a team offering more than the Steelers would match and I can't see Boz wanting to leave a Super Bowl contender.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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A name to watch in coming days: Lions’ TE Eric Ebron, whose name surfaced in trade discussions at last weekend’s combine, per league source. Lions were listening.https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status ... 0731118592
Wonder what they're asking? Is Ebron worth trading for? Could save a draft pick.

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Kidder, 23, was signed by the Patriots on July 27, 2017. He was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a rookie free agent out of Montana on May 1, 2017. The 6-foot-4, 269-pounder, was released by Minnesota on July 21, 2017. He finished his college career with 194 total tackles and 14 sacks in 47 games with 25 starts at Montana. As a senior in 2016, he earned second-team All-Big Sky honors. http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/08/27 ... leb-kidder
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A name to watch in coming days: Lions’ TE Eric Ebron, whose name surfaced in trade discussions at last weekend’s combine, per league source. Lions were listening.https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status ... 0731118592
Wonder what they're asking? Is Ebron worth trading for? Could save a draft pick.

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Kidder, 23, was signed by the Patriots on July 27, 2017. He was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a rookie free agent out of Montana on May 1, 2017. The 6-foot-4, 269-pounder, was released by Minnesota on July 21, 2017. He finished his college career with 194 total tackles and 14 sacks in 47 games with 25 starts at Montana. As a senior in 2016, he earned second-team All-Big Sky honors. http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/08/27 ... leb-kidder
Any interest in this kid? 30 Bench Reps, 33" vert., Broad Jump 106.8"/8'9", 20 Yd Shuttle 4.47, 3 cone 6.91, 10 Yd Split 1.67, 40 Yd Dash 4.97

Ebron has been a constant disappoint in his career, I wouldn't give up more than one of our 7th round picks and I'm not even sure I would do that.

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Honey Badger alert - any takers if available?

Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu says the team has asked him to take a pay cut.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports it would be a "large" cut. Mathieu is currently scheduled to make $10.75 million between salary and bonuses. He's due a $5 million roster bonus next Wednesday. It's quite possible Mathieu refuses the cut and earns his release. Cutting Mathieu and designating it as a post-June 1 move would free up $11 million in space.

If he's on the roster in a week he's automatically guaranteed almost $20M the next two years. I think he gets cut. He struggled coming back from his injuries, but played well the second half of last year and he played more snaps than any player in the NFL last year. Only 25 yrs old. Any takers?


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Honey Badger alert - any takers if available?

Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu says the team has asked him to take a pay cut.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports it would be a "large" cut. Mathieu is currently scheduled to make $10.75 million between salary and bonuses. He's due a $5 million roster bonus next Wednesday. It's quite possible Mathieu refuses the cut and earns his release. Cutting Mathieu and designating it as a post-June 1 move would free up $11 million in space.

If he's on the roster in a week he's automatically guaranteed almost $20M the next two years. I think he gets cut. He struggled coming back from his injuries, but played well the second half of last year and he played more snaps than any player in the NFL last year. Only 25 yrs old. Any takers?

That would be sweet, but he’s going to get paid and this is the “we do what we do” Steelers we’re talking about now. Besides, we have to find a way to pay the rap star RB the equivalence of the GNP of Rwanda...

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Actually more likely to be in between the GDPs of Montserrat and Kiribati.

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I'm not saying he won't cost something, but if cut, he's still making $9m this year, technically. Could he come at a small discount, who knows? But, I guess his family does have to eat and all. :roll:


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Any interest? Oh wait, looks like he's already been picked-up by that new team out west called..."The Outlaws". Damn, that was fast....

Raiders released CB Sean Smith.

Signed to a four-year, $40 million deal in 2016, Smith never lived up to his contract with the Raiders, getting benched in literally his first game with the team. He was also charged with assault last August. Cutting him saves Oakland $8.5 million against the cap.

Related: Raiders Source: Dan Graziano on Twitter Mar 12 - 11:47 AM
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 Post subject: Re: Free Agency
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When free agency opens Wednesday, former Vikings’ QB Case Keenum intends to sign with the Denver Broncos, sources tell ESPN.

First QB domino has fallen.

QB race is on.


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And just as the first QB domino has fallen with Case Keenum to Denver, the first WR donino now has fallen with Allen Robinson intending to go to Chicago.


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