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The debate raged for months in Minnesota: How much better, and how much more valuable, was Cousins Ian Kennedy Womens Jersey compared to Keenum? After all, Keenum led the Vikings to a 13-3 regular-season record and a run to the NFC Championship Game last season, all while compiling the NFL's second-best Total QBR (69.7).

We now have some preliminary data to start the comparison. The Vikings will guarantee Cousins $84 million over three years to secure his services. Keenum, meanwhile, agreed to a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos that would pay him $36 million, with $25 million of it fully guaranteed.

In other words, Keenum was secured with less than a third of the guaranteed money it took to attract Cousins. Who would you rather have? Cousins at $84 million guaranteed or Keenum at $25 million? The conversation starts there.
The two most lucrative free-agent running back contracts have gone to Jerick McKinnon (San Francisco) and Dion Lewis (Tennessee). Neither has a 1,000-yard rushing season to his name. The value of traditional between-the-tackles tailbacks has plummeted over the past decade. Instead, teams have shifted toward runners who are equally comfortable catching passes from either the backfield or even from the outside receiver positions. McKinnon caught 142 passes over the past four seasons for the Vikings, 94 of them in the past two. Lewis, meanwhile, caught 85 passes for the New England Patriots over the past three seasons.
At the moment, McKinnon's average of $7.5 million per Randy Gregory Jersey season http://www.coyotesofficialauthenticshop.com/Hats is higher than all but four running backs in the NFL. That list includes Pittsburgh Steelers tailback Le'Veon Bell, who is on a $14.5 million franchise tag, along with the Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman ($8.25 million) and the Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy Glen Rice Womens Jersey ($8.01 million). Lewis' average of $5 million is tied for ninth. Duke Johnson Jr. in passing situations. Moving forward, it shouldn't be much different. On Wednesday, the Browns agreed to sign Hyde, who provides the team with an upgrade on Crowell, who is expected to sign with the New York Jets.
Hyde was a second-round pick by the 49ers back in 2014. He has operated as Jakob Poeltl Authentic Jersey San Francisco's lead back, when healthy, each of the past three seasons. "When healthy" has been key for Hyde, as he missed 14 games during his first three seasons before appearing in all 16 affairs last year. Hyde enjoyed the most efficient season of his career in 2015 when he averaged 4.6 yards per carry (2.1 after contact).
Running less from the shotgun and seeing more in-box defenders last year, Hyde's YPC dipped to 3.9 (1.8 YAC), but his volume as both a rusher and receiver increased. Hyde ranked 11th at the position with 240 carries and fifth in targets with 87. Hyde was extremely busy near the goal line, ranking second in the NFL in both OTD (12.6) and carries inside the opponent's 5-yard line (16). He hit a career high with eight rushing touchdowns after scoring nine all-purpose touchdowns in 2016.
In Cleveland, Hyde is a good bet to dominate the carries, but figures to see a dramatic drop in targets. Whereas Hyde saw 87 targets last season, Crowell http://www.officialauthenticfalconshop.com/Nike-Levine-Toilolo-Jersey.html posted totals of 49 and 42 over the past two seasons. With Johnson (93 targets last year) and now Jarvis Landry in the mix, Hyde simply won't be needed in the passing game as often as he was in San Francisco. He's best viewed as a fringe RB2 option in 12-team leagues, whereas Johnson -- a good bet for a slight dip in targets as the result of an improved supporting cast and regression-to-the-mean in the touchdown department -- is a safer RB2 option in PPR.
When the Titans released lead back DeMarco Murray, it appeared 2016 second-round pick Derrick Henry was finally positioned for feature back duties. Instead, the team again clouded the backfield by adding one of the top backs available in free agency.
Lewis, a fifth-round pick in 2011, struggled to make an impact because of injuries and a lack of opportunity with the Eagles and Browns, but finally exploded onto the NFL scene with New England in 2015. Lewis took his game to a new level last year, setting career highs in carries (180), scrimmage yards (1,110) and offensive touchdowns (nine). A terrific weapon as a receiver, Lewis also caught all but three of his 35 targets.
Though he was only on the field for 385 snaps, Lewis finished as fantasy's No. 13 scoring running back and ranked fourth in fantasy points per snap. Over the past three seasons, Lewis ranks fourth in the NFL in both yards per carry (4.82) and yards after contact per attempt (2.33) among 63 backs with 200-plus carries during the span. The elephant in the room with Lewis is his durability, as he has appeared in only 54 of a possible 112 regular-season games during his seven-year career. He has never been on the field for more than http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Derek_Mackenzie_Jersey 36 percent of his team's snaps in a single season, though he was active for all 19 of New England's games last year.
In Tennessee, 5-foot-8, 195-pound Lewis will be the lightning to 6-foot-3, 247-pound Henry's thunder. Both backs figure to play significant roles, with Henry leading the charge on early downs and short yardage, including the http://www.officialoriolestore.com/Eddie_Murray_Jersey goal line, and Lewis playing a significant change-of-pace role with primary passing-game duties. The committee is sure to limit the upside of both backs, but with many NFL teams going the same direction, it's possible both Henry and Lewis will be starting fantasy options (think Devonta Freeman/Tevin Coleman). wholesale nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys china wholesale jerseys from china cheap jerseys cheap jerseys
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Womens Danny Green Jersey Keim has a lot of fans around the NFL who respect his work in digging the franchise out of a decadeslong competitive hole. But I'm having a hard time understanding what he and the franchise are doing this offseason or how in the world the Cardinals will be competitive in 2018. It doesn't take a football savant to question the team's plan at quarterback. There is no basis for counting on Sam Bradford, who aggravated his knee condition by taking a bad step in Week 1 last season and played only two quarters thereafter. Mike Glennon, meanwhile, bombed last season with the Bears in his best chance to establish himself as even a spot starter.

What does the agreement with Bradford, and the Cardinals' reported plans to also sign Glennon tell us? They better not be done looking for quarterbacks. But the most egregious gaffe, and Bobby Massie Jersey one that I don't think has generated enough national scrutiny, is the departure of http://www.miamidolphins.us.com/WOMENS-LAREMY-TUNSIL-JERSEY.html safety Tyrann Mathieu. As a rule, NFL teams should never let themselves get into the position of parting ways with their best young talent. Mathieu has an injury history, but he rebounded last season to play 16 games. He is still 25 years old and is probably one of the Cardinals' three best players.
ESPN's Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss noted that the Cardinals were in a tough situation with the monster contract Mathieu signed in 2016. If that's the case, then it's still on the team for writing a contract that couldn't sustain itself for two years. Maybe there's something we don't know about Mathieu's health. But if we have the complete information, well, the Cardinals botched their future with a transcendent player.
It didn't get as much attention as some of the quarterback moves this week, but Solder's move from the New England Patriots to the New York Giants was a massive and multifaceted earthquake. (Can an earthquake have multiple facets? I say yes. Discuss.) Finding competent left tackles is one of the most difficult personnel assignments in football, and the Giants blew through the top of the offensive line market to get Solder.
His annual average of $15.5 million is 17 percent more than the next-highest paid player at the position: Russell Okung of the Los Angeles Chargers ($13.25 million). Overall, the Giants are paying Solder $62 million over four seasons. Keep in mind that the Giants obliterated the market for a player who has never been elected to the Pro Bowl and who was reported to be considering retirement earlier this season.
But the story isn't simply the massive offer it took to lure him. The Patriots are now without a true left tackle for the first time this decade. As ESPN's Patriots reporter Mike Reiss lays out, there are no obvious replacements on the roster. And with their spot at No. 31 in the draft, the Patriots will be limited in their opportunity to find a rookie who is ready to start right away. We often give coach Bill Belichick the benefit of the doubt when it comes to otherwise questionable personnel decisions. He has proven before that he usually knows what he's doing.
But it could certainly be argued that left tackle is one position worth losing financial discipline for -- especially when your championship window http://www.patriotsofficialsprostore.com/Rex-Burkhead-Jersey is based on keeping a soon-to-be 41-year-old quarterback upright and healthy. The Patriots are going to have to find another left tackle, and the Giants' massive expenditure -- from a team that has the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, no less -- shows how hard that can be.
For years, former NFL executive Joe Banner has preached that players should resist early contract extension offers. His theory makes sense: The open market or the franchise tag is the most direct path to a deal of maximum value. The risks -- an injury or NFL discipline -- are exaggerated, Banner has argued. The 2018 market has supported that viewpoint.
Receiver Allen Robinson tore an ACL during his 2017 contract year, but the Chicago Bears signed him to an three-year contract worth $42 million. He'll earn an annual average of $14 million, just below the franchise number for wide receivers, and be back on the market when he is 27 years old.
Center Weston Richburg, who missed most of 2017 because of a concussion, signed a quick five-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers that included $16.5 million in full guarantees. Pass-rusher Trent Murphy, who tore two knee ligaments last year and was hit with a four-game NFL suspension, got a three-year deal from the Buffalo Bills for $21 million. Bradford, who played six quarters last season because of a degenerative knee condition, will get $20 million from the Cardinals. The lure of early money Jabari Parker Authentic Jersey is understandable. In some cases, it's best for the player at that moment in his life. But those who push it off can be rewarded.

A run at a particular position early in free agency is often a reflection of teams' true assessment of the upcoming draft class. This week, we saw that pattern emerge at wide receiver and, to a lesser extent, cornerbacks.

By my count, 10 receivers agreed to terms on multi-year contracts with significant guarantees between Monday afternoon and Tuesday night. That included obvious targets such as Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins, who will sign with the Bears and Kansas City Chiefs, respectively. But even part-time players such as Albert Wilson, Ryan Grant and Donte Moncrief were cashing in. And then there was 32-year-old veteran Danny Amendola, whose 2018 salary with the Miami Dolphins will more than triple what he received from the Patriots last season.
You can feel reasonably confident that http://www.officialastroshop.com/Craig_Biggio_Jersey NFL teams wouldn't have spent so much money on receivers this week if they thought this draft had an ample supply who were ready to contribute right away. The same could turn out to be true at cornerback, although part of the run at that position might have been the result of a dearth of available pass-rushers. Teams hoping to improve their pass defense did the next best thing in bidding for cornerbacks. In addition to Butler, three other cornerbacks were in line for strong deals, veterans Trumaine Johnson (Jets), Bashaud Breeland (Panthers) and Aaron Colvin (Texans) are all off the market. So is Prince Amukamra, who is set to sign a three-year deal to remain with the Bears.
We know what happened next. Bridgewater suffered a catastrophic left knee injury and hasn't taken a meaningful snap since. What you might not have taken the time to assess -- and, for Vikings fans, it's painful -- is the lengths to which the Vikings have gone to replace him. In all, the Vikings have paid or guaranteed $109 million and shipped out two draft choices to get from Bridgewater in August 2016 to Cousins in March 2018. You read that correctly.
The Vikings' immediate reaction to Bridgewater's injury was to acquire Bradford in exchange for first- and fourth-round draft picks. Then they paid him $25 million in base salaries and bonuses over two seasons. Tuesday, they guaranteed a reported $84 million to Cousins. It's true that Bridgewater would have been due for a hefty contract extension right about now if he had stayed healthy and continued his upward trajectory. But at the very least, it cost them two draft picks as well as two rare years of low salaries for a starting quarterback. And, with Cousins due to hit free agency again in three years, the story isn't over.
"Brent Celek defines what it means to be a Philadelphia Eagle," the team said in a statement. "His dedication to his profession and this organization is unmatched and he will go down as one of the best tight ends in franchise history. Brent embodied the City of Philadelphia's temperament and character with his toughness and grit. He has been a huge part of everything we have been building over the last decade, and it is only fitting that he was able to help us win our first Super Bowl last season.
Unfortunately, in this business we are forced to make difficult decisions, especially this time of the year. This one is as tough as they come, but in our eyes, Brent will always be an Eagle." Fellow Eagles tight end Zach Ertz took to Twitter to thank Celek for taking him under his wing. Celek carried a 2018 cap charge of $5 million. The Eagles, about $9 million over the cap entering the day, have been working to get their finances in order before the start of the league year on Wednesday. They also restructured right tackle Lane Johnson's deal in a move that saves them an additional $7.5 million.
Celek caught 398 passes DeMarre Carroll Womens Jersey for 4,998 yards and 31 touchdowns over his career with the Eagles. He ranks fourth in team history with 175 games played, behind David Akers (18, Brian Dawkins (183) and Harold Carmichael (180). Celek entered the league in 2007, and with Colin Kaepernick Jersey his release, Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is now the longest-tenured Philadelphia athlete, having made his debut http://www.officialcanadiensonline.com/Red+Charlie+Lindgren+Jersey in 2008. Kline has made the most of his career since signing as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots in 2013. He has spent most of his career as a starter, bouncing between the left and right guard positions. He was a two-year starter for the Titans at right guard.
Kline started 43 of the 44 games he played for the Titans and Patriots over the past three seasons and 48 of the 63 games in his career. Like most of the Titans' offensive linemen, Kline took a step back in 2017 as a run-blocker. The Titans believe their switch to a zone-blocking scheme will benefit Kline in 2018. METAIRIE, La. -- Zach Strief operated in the shadows for most of his 12-year career with the New Orleans Saints. But the 34-year-old right tackle got the grand send-off he deserved when he officially announced his retirement Monday at the team's practice facility.
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, where the Packers rarely dipped their toes into free agency under former general manager Ted Thompson. Tuesday, they got Aaron Rodgers the pass-catching, red-zone dominating tight end he loves with Jimmy Graham and found a big-time difference-maker for their defensive line with Muhammad Wilkerson.

Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Bears. I'm looking at Chicago because the key to this offseason is adding talent and weapons on the offensive side of the ball to boost the development of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. And the Bears did that with three new targets in the passing game. With Allen Robinson, the Bears land a technician in the route tree. He's a No.1 in Chicago. And Trey Burton has the ability to play as that "move" tight end in Matt Nagy's offense to create matchups. Plus, the addition of Taylor Gabriel gives Trubisky another target with speed and the lateral ability to make plays in space. These were aggressive moves by general manager Ryan Pace to put Trubisky in a position to make that second-year jump.
Dan Graziano, national NFL writer: Jaguars. I found this question tough to answer because we all know what type of fool's gold free agency is, and that so many of these moves don't end up looking very good in retrospect. So good for the Vikings for getting the top QB on the market and the Bears for rebuilding their offensive skill position group, etc. But the Andrew Norwell signing in Jacksonville is so appropriate to that team and the way it had http://www.newyorkrangersofficialonline.com/Adidas-Mark-Messier-Jersey success last year, I have to give them the props here. The Jags want to bully you on offense with the run game, and what says that better than overpaying for the top guard on the market while watching your one-time No. 1 wide receiver leave? The Jaguars stayed true to their identity and got better where they make their money.
Mike Sando, senior NFL writer: Saints. They got Drew Brees to sign a team-friendly two-year deal with a team option for the second year. He's a future Hall of Famer and as close to a sure bet as any player who will sign this offseason. Sure, folks took for granted that Brees would re-sign, but no one knew the Saints would get him on such reasonable terms.
Field Yates, NFL Insider: Bears. What a start to the offseason for last year's No. 2 overall pick. Chicago invested in Trubisky's future with the hiring of coveted coaching candidate, Nagy, then immediately upgraded the offensive output with the expected signings of Robinson and Burton. I don't think it's a stretch to say that either player would have been the most talented pass-catcher for the Bears in 2017. They'll now be focal points in 2018 and beyond. The Minnesota Vikings are prepared to give quarterback Kirk Cousins a fully-guaranteed, three-year contract worth Eli Manning Youth jersey $84 million. That structure has long been anticipated, drawing an obvious question: Would Cousins set a new paradigm for NFL contracts?
I'm not sure that we're about to see a run of fully guaranteed deals in the coming months and years. Cousins spurned long-term offers from the Washington Redskins in part because he had the "fallback" of a quarterback franchise tag number that paid him nearly $44 million over two years. Most players won't be in that situation, making early extension offers more attractive. On the other hand, it was fair to look at some of the other quarterback deals Tuesday and wonder if Cousins' deal was having a subtler effect. (Former NFL executive Joe Banner seemed to think so.)
The Arizona Cardinals are expected to sign Sam Bradford -- who played only six quarters in 2017 because of a degenerative knee condition -- to a one-year deal that would reportedly pay him $20 million. And the New York Jets are offering Josh McCown a one-year deal worth $10 million. Both deals seemed inflated from market expectations, to say the least, and perhaps attributable to the market Cousins set. Neither Bradford nor McCown can be considered good bets to start 16 games in 2018. Bradford will be paid as if he Cole Hamels Authentic Jersey will do it, however, and at a high level. The Cardinals have an option for 2019, but that's not much protection if somehow Bradford flourishes. McCown, who turns 39 in July, has never made more than $7.6 million in a season and could open next season as a backup if fellow newcomer Teddy Bridgewater wins the starting job. A $10 million salary for a backup http://www.officialkingsteamstore.com/Trevor_Lewis_Jersey is about double the norm.
In other words, at least three of the top five quarterbacks who hit the market -- led by Cousins -- each received short-term deals at hefty salaries that could give them another chance to negotiate on the open market before they retire. (Reliable numbers on Case Keenum, who agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos, have been elusive. Bridgewater signed a one-year deal of unknown value.) Time will tell on the final impact of Cousins' deal. But the earliest of indications suggested it will have ripple effects, even if it doesn't fundamentally overturn the market.
From a roster standpoint, the Titans entered this week relatively stacked at cornerback. They had 2017 first-round draft pick Adoree Jackson on one side and 2017 free-agent acquisition Logan Ryan on the other. But in what I supposed is a nod toward the NFL's pre-eminent nickel scheme, the Titans felt compelled to reel in another big fish at the position. Butler received an enormous market-level contract that includes $30 million guaranteed. It gives the Titans arguably the league's top three-corner personnel group, but it also focuses a premium level of assets at a position that generally is considered second fiddle to pass-rushers in comprising a strong pass defense.
But if any team knows what it will get from Butler in exchange for that financial commitment, it should be the Titans. General manager Jon Robinson and coach Mike Vrabel both have deep ties to the New England Patriots, where Butler spent his first four seasons.

LeGarrette Blount and Darren Sproles, tight end Trey Burton, defensive tackle Beau Allen and safety Corey Graham are among the team’s pending free agents. All were contributors to Philadelphia's Super Bowl season and helped make up a top-notch locker room. The Eagles’ front office is charged with trying to maintain that chemistry and hold on to as many good players as possible, while also not allowing sentimentality to cloud their decision-making -- all while dealing with the reality that the team is currently over the 2018 salary cap. -- Tim McManus

Best case: They come away with a big-play wide receiver http://www.officialauthentic49erproshop.com/womens_eric_reid_jersey and more defensive help. It’s not that receiver Josh Doctson can’t develop into that guy, but it is clear the Redskins want more help at the position. They’d prefer speed and B.W. Webb Jersey big-play guys -- who wouldn’t? Potential targets include Allen Robinson and Paul Richardson and perhaps Sammy Watkins. The Redskins also need to continue building their defense, whether that’s retaining linebacker Zach Brown, signing another linebacker such as Preston Brown, or adding more power to the defensive line with run-stuffers such as Dontari Poe or Bennie Logan.

Worst case: They get left out of the receiver market. Washington needs to make the trade for quarterback http://www.officialcoloradoavalanche.com/Adidas-Peter-Forsberg-Jersey Alex Smith work (and justify the decision to let Kirk Cousins walk) by adding more offensive help. One way is to bolster the receiver position; doing so also would allow the Redskins to rely less on oft-injured tight end Jordan Reed. The smart money is that Washington will sign a wideout; the draft simply isn’t a great option this year. It would be bad if the Redskins don’t add more defensive help, especially in the interior. There are options in the draft, but they need to bolster this area. -- John Keim
Best case: The Bears agree to a multiyear deal with cornerback Kyle Fuller, who received the $12.971 million transition tag on Tuesday. Even with Fuller likely back in the fold for at least one more year, Chicago still has to find another starting cornerback either in free agency or the draft. The same thinking applies to wide receiver, where the Bears had only one player (Kendall Wright) crack the 50-catch barrier in 2017. Signing potential free-agent receivers such as Allen Robinson or Sammy Watkins would be a major coup. Additionally, Chicago needs to sign at least one quarterback to back up former second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky.
Worst case: Marquee free agents don’t want to play for the Bears. That has been a trend in recent years. Chicago -- the franchise, not the city itself -- has not been a desirable destination. The Bears have been forced to overpay in free agency just to get players to come to Chicago, and few of those deals have worked out. Free agents and their representatives routinely use the Bears as leverage to find better deals elsewhere. The hope is that Trubisky and new coach Matt Nagy can lure better free agents to Chicago. The worst-case scenario is that the best available players continue to spurn the Bears, who’ve missed the playoffs in seven consecutive years and have finished dead last in the NFC North from 2014-17. -- Jeff Dickerson
Best case: The Lions already took care of their biggest free-agency issue Womens Simon Despres Jersey -- tagging defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. The rest of the way? Detroit has holes to fill and not a ton of draft picks, so free agency might have to fill some gaps. Find either a good veteran linebacker -- perhaps by re-signing Tahir Whitehead or bringing in a player such as Nigel Bradham or Anthony Hitchens -- or make a big play for an interior
defensive lineman such as Star Lotulelei or Dontari Poe. Sign a veteran running back at a decent rate (perhaps Carlos Hyde, Isaiah Crowell or Dion Lewis) who can handle early-down carries. And then get an interior offensive lineman -- maybe a center such as Ryan Jensen, Spencer Long or John Sullivan. Or a guard such as Josh Sitton or Justin Pugh if you don’t land a big-ticket defender. If you do, bring in a player at a midrange rate like Pugh, or a player with some versatility like Jeremiah Sirles. Accomplish two of these moves Womens Omar Vizquel Jersey and Detroit is in good shape.
Worst case: Other teams having a bunch of cap room drives up the price for some of Detroit’s top targets, making them less palatable for the Lions. A mediocre defensive end free-agent class Kirk Cousins Youth jersey leaves the Lions overpaying for a player because they need to find help on the line. Detroit lets its free agents test the market and loses out on defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, Whitehead, receiver TJ Jones and cornerbacks Nevin Lawson and DJ Hayden without signing comparable or better replacements. The Lions sign a bunch of depth free agents and the ones they count on don’t pan out, forcing general manager Bob Quinn to move on from some of his signings before the season starts (such as Stevan Ridley and Geoff Schwartz in 2016). -- Michael Rothstein
Best case: Sign Kyle Fuller, Malcolm Butler or another cornerback. Yes, the Packers need pass-rushers as much as (if not more than) cornerbacks, but the best pass-rushers never make it to free agency, so Green Bay will have to draft and develop them. The Packers are familiar with Fuller from his time in Chicago, but it will be tougher to acquire him after the Bears used the transition tag.
Butler might be the next-best option, even though the Patriots didn’t play him on defense in the Super Bowl. The Packers need a corner who can play outside, which would allow new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to move Damarious Randall to the slot, where he’s better suited. A corner like Fuller or Butler would http://www.authenticatlantabraves.com/Tyler-Flowers-Jersey make a good pairing with last year’s top pick, Kevin King. wholesale jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys from china cheap jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys from china wholesale jerseys
to join the competition between young, developmental prospects already on the roster in Nick Rose and Roberto Aguayo. The Chargers finished last in the league with a field goal percentage of 67 in 2017. For a team that expects to make a deep playoff run in 2018, the Bolts have to solidify the kicking position. Along with that, the Chargers bring back productive safety Tre Boston at a reasonable price, or find a serviceable option to fill the role of free safety should Boston sign a more lucrative contract elsewhere.

Worst case: With several veteran kickers already signing deals to stay with their teams, the Chargers do not add a reliable veteran kicker to the roster. For the second consecutive season, Los Angeles has a kicking competition between two talented, but young and inexperienced, options in Rose and Aguayo. The Chargers have a little more than $22 million in cap space, so they could be priced out of the market for talented, defensive playmakers and might have to wait for the draft. -- Eric D. Williams
Best case: Defensive end Khalil Mack, who has 36.5 sacks over the past three seasons, needs help, as does outside linebacker Bruce Irvin, according to coach Jon Gruden. And what better way for the Raiders to address that need than by adding a monster tackle inside to fortify the pass rush, someone such as Sheldon Richardson, Star Lotulelei or Dontari Poe, while keeping their own top free agents? Re-signing linebacker NaVorro Bowman would solidify the middle, while re-upping cornerback TJ Carrie would help in coverage, which would, in turn, help with the pass rush. Then there’s defensive end Denico Autry, who had a career-high five sacks with seven passes defensed in 2017. It’s a lot, but http://www.officialkingsteamstore.com/Dustin_Brown_Jersey it’s the best case, no?
Worst case: A repeat, so to speak, of last spring and summer, when the Raiders lost 12 free agents (granted, most of whom they allowed to walk) and none of their free-agent pickups made the kind of impact expected to help fuel a Super Bowl run. Instead, the Raiders, with newbies Devontae Booker Youth jersey such as Cordarrelle Patterson at receiver/returner, Jared Cook at tight end and Marshall Newhouse at right tackle, faltered to 6-10 and a top-10 draft pick. Hey, we’re talking worst-case scenario, yes? -- Paul Gutierrez
Best case: The Cowboys kept defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence with the franchise tag, but it will eat up $17.1 million against the cap unless he signs a long-term deal, which is not expected. But at least the Cowboys know they have their best
pass-rusher. The next two moves would be to sign guard Zack Martin and linebacker Anthony Hitchens to long-term deals before the market opens. It might be dubious, but the benefits would help Dallas add free agents to the roster. Martin is set to count $9.3 million against the cap, but a long-term deal could give the Cowboys an added $6 million or so. Hitchens could find more money elsewhere, but if Tony Watson Authentic Jersey he does return the Cowboys won’t need to focus so much on linebacker in the draft.
Worst case: The Cowboys have the same success as they did with last year’s free-agent class. By late October, Nolan Carroll, Damontre Moore and Stephen Paea, Dallas' main free-agent signings, were no longer on the roster. If the Cowboys are going to be low-market spenders, they can’t miss on players. As free agency approaches, vice president Stephen Jones has affirmed the team’s approach to free agency is more about spending to keep its own players. There could be a splash signing, but some of that will depend on whether the Cowboys get a deal with Lawrence or Martin. -- Todd Archer
Best case: Sign two big offensive linemen, a guard (Andrew Norwell) and tackle (Nate Solder). That’s the focus of the Giants' offseason. They need to upgrade their entire offensive line. In fact, it’s possible they could have five new starters this season. That’s quite the overhaul. Norwell is obviously the ultimate prize. It’s not often that an All-Pro lineman hits the market, and he has the obvious connection to general manager Dave Gettleman from their time together in Carolina. Solder has been inconsistent with the Patriots, but he has still proved to be a serviceable left tackle. It would be costly to sign both players but, hey, this is the best-case scenario.
Worst case: The Giants get outbid for Norwell, Solder elects to remain in New England, and Justin Pugh lands elsewhere with the Giants focused on Norwell and Solder. Now what? The Giants are stuck without any difference-makers in a poor lineman market. There aren’t a lot of high-end starting options available, and the Giants desperately need to find some way to protect an aging Eli Manning. They would be forced to fill starting spots with stopgaps before attacking the offensive line in http://www.authenticsavalanchestore.com/tyson-barrie-jersey_c-432.html the draft. It’s not ideal. -- Jordan Raanan
Best case: The Eagles find a way to keep linebacker Nigel Bradham and cornerback Patrick Robinson. When asked about Bradham recently, executive VP of football operations Howie Roseman noted that the Eagles are not in the position to empty the vault for any player on the team given how tight they are against the cap. It will be tough to hold on to the linebacker if a market develops, but Bradham really stepped up as a player (85 tackles, 5 TFL) and a leader for the Super Bowl champion Eagles in 2017. Robinson was a big surprise, emerging as one of the better slot cornerbacks in the NFL. The Eagles are pretty stocked at corner, but the nickel role requires a specific skill set, and Robinson has it.

to get Robinson at a bargain price after a torn ACL limited him to just one game last season with Jacksonville. The Colts are starving for help at receiver. T.Y. Hilton and Chester Rogers are the only two receivers under contract who caught a pass last season. Indianapolis should use the opportunity to play with a potentially healthy Andrew Luck as reason for Robinson to sign with the Colts. If Robinson could catch 202 passes from an inconsistent Blake Bortles in Jacksonville, just imagine how effective he could be with Luck.

Worst case: The Colts will likely select a receiver in the draft as part of the homegrown talent GM Chris Ballard desires, but it’ll also help bridge the gap if they go out and sign veteran Sammy Watkins if Robinson isn’t available. The 24-year-old speedy Watkins looked like he was on his way to breaking out when he totaled 1,093 yards receiving and nine touchdowns in 2015. But he has had only 1,023 yards and 10 touchdowns over the past two seasons with Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams. -- Mike Wells

Best case: Re-sign Allen Robinson for a reasonable amount (not the $16 million franchise tag), which will leave enough money for the Jaguars to address one of their two offensive weaknesses: interior offensive line and pass-catching tight end. Andrew Colin Wilson Authentic Jersey Norwell is the top guard available but it might take $11 million to $12 million annually to lure him. The Jaguars can absolutely fit him in with the savings from QB Blake Bortles’ deal http://www.authenticbruinsstore.com/brad-marchand-jersey_c-422.html ($10 million cap figure in 2018 instead of $19.053 million) and Robinson. Jimmy Graham is the best tight end available and he would be a huge boost in the red zone (10 TD catches in the red zone last season). Signing Norwell or Graham in addition to Robinson would significantly improve the offense.
Worst case: If the Jaguars can’t reach a compromise with Robinson (now that the franchise tag deadline has passed), they’ll have to add a playmaking receiver to the list of offensive needs they must address. It’s not a great crop of free-agent receivers and the team’s best option might be to re-sign Marqise Lee, who wasn’t going to be back if Robinson was re-signed. The Jaguars would still have room to add Norwell or Graham, if they choose. The Jaguars also are likely to lose cornerback Aaron Colvin, whom they would like to re-sign at a reasonable number. Losing Colvin would mean they’ll have to find a replacement nickelback. -- Michael DiRocco
Best case: The Titans continue their plan to build around quarterback Marcus Mariota by upgrading the interior offensive line with a top-tier guard or two and adding one or two more explosive weapons, such as John Brown or Dion Lewis to help in the passing game. The Titans also add a top-tier backup quarterback, such as Josh McCown, to protect them if Mariota gets hurt. On defense, they make moves to re-sign a couple of their own free agents, such as defensive end DaQuan Jones and linebacker Avery Williamson, while adding a starting-caliber cornerback, such as Malcolm Butler, and a pass-rusher Womens Younghoe Koo Jersey like Adrian Clayborn.
Worst case: There are more holes coming out of free agency than there are going in on the offensive line as Josh Kline leaves for a big free-agency deal and the Titans fail to find an adequate replacement. They move no closer to a long-term deal with offensive tackle Taylor Lewan. Tennessee strikes out on the backup QB market and has to bring back Matt Cassel. The Titans go cheap on the defensive side, losing Jones and Williamson, while adding subpar potential replacements. -- Cameron Wolfe
Best case: The Broncos win the bidding war for Kirk Cousins. They are among a handful of teams that will Womens Trevor Siemian Jersey have Cousins’ full attention as the formal negotiating period opens in the coming days. And with enough guaranteed money, the Broncos could come away with a deal. By signing Cousins, the Broncos would be free to pick "other" http://www.officialjazzshoponline.com/Joe_Johnson_Jersey players who slide slightly in the draft as teams snap up the quarterbacks at the top of the board. In that case, players such as Penn State running back Saquon Barkley or North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, who could be the best two players in the draft, would be available with that No. 5 pick.
Worst case: All of the football gods conspire against the Broncos and Calvin Pickard Jersey they don’t win the Cousins sweepstakes or the Case Keenum sweepstakes or any quarterback sweepstakes in free agency, and the first four picks of the draft are also quarterbacks. While it is unlikely, almost unthinkable, that the first four picks of this draft would be quarterbacks, it cannot be eliminated as a possible scenario given the need is so great around the league. Teams could panic enough to trade up to get in front of Denver. While the Broncos would still have a chance at an instant impact player such as Barkley or Chubb, the job they most want to fill this offseason would still be open. -- Jeff Legwold
Best case: The Chiefs don’t necessarily have to make a splash in the free-agency star pool, but they need to cover some ground. They have some needs that are best addressed through free agency. Most of them are on defense, where the Chiefs will move on without cornerback Marcus Peters and linebacker Derrick Johnson, among others. But the Chiefs also http://www.officialpiratestore.com/authentic-28-john-jaso-jersey.html need a veteran quarterback to serve as the backup to Patrick Mahomes II. If they’re successful, the Chiefs can go for the best player available when they get to the draft.
Worst case: The Chiefs don’t have a first-round draft pick, having traded it to the Bills last year so they could get into position to select Mahomes. Thus, Kansas City can’t count on a lot of immediate help from its draft. The Chiefs' top two picks in 2017 (Mahomes and DE Tanoh Kpassagnon) played little as rookies. If the Chiefs don’t address many of their pressing needs in free agency, they’ll most likely be looking at a roster that’s sparse in spots when training camp begins. -- Adam Teicher

the second consecutive year in free agency. Last year, Baltimore struck out in trying to sign free-agent wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Brandon Marshall. This year, the Ravens have already had trade talks involving Landry and potentially have a shot at Robinson or Sammy Watkins. But what if Landry is dealt elsewhere and Robinson and Watkins never make it to free agency (because they get re-signed by their current teams)? It would be devastating for the Ravens to come out of free agency with just someone such as Donte Moncrief after GM Ozzie Newsome talked about revamping the wide receiver position. -- Jamison Hensley

Best case: The Bengals badly need offensive line help after struggling at the position last season. They lost Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Dalton Pompey Jersey Zeitler to free agency and never replaced them. They need to rectify that. Although it doesn't appear to be a particularly deep group of offensive tackles on the market, the Bengals could find a quality tackle. With a new offensive line coach for the first time in 20 years, it's the perfect time for a fresh start along the line.
Worst case: Doing nothing. The Bengals usually aren't too keen on building through free agency, almost always waiting out the first wave. Linebacker Kevin Minter was the only free agent signed last year with no ties to Cincinnati. This year, the Bengals made a play for safety Kurt Coleman and made a competitive offer before he signed with the Saints, so it does look like they might be a little more active this year. That needs to carry through to the new league year. The Bengals don't have to sign the best player on the market, but they should try to actively find an offensive lineman who can help the team. -- Katherine Terrell
Best case: Kirk Cousins willingly jumps at the chance to play for the Browns and does not seek every last dollar to do so. Is this likely? Not at all. Cousins does not seem inclined to join the Browns, and the Browns do not seem inclined to spend a ton of money on a quarterback when they will be drafting their own, most likely first overall. Which means the Browns need to have a Plan B.
That would involve bringing AJ McCarron from Cincinnati to Cleveland. McCarron seems to fit the profile the Browns seek. He’s young (27), has experience, is familiar with and to Hue Jackson, and has been a winner when he has played, including his time at Alabama. McCarron might actually be the best case for the Browns. He won’t eat up gigantic cap space and Jackson believes in him. He can hold the position for http://www.officialmarinersonline.com/authentic-51-randy-johnson-jersey.html as long as he deserves to hold it.
Worst case: The Browns emerge from free agency empty-handed when it comes to quarterback. This team simply can’t go down the path it did a year ago when it willingly let Josh McCown leave and added only Brock Osweiler from the “young veteran” pool. The situation left DeShone Kizer forced to play as a rookie without any experienced player there to help. The Browns have to add someone who has played. It could be McCarron, Tyrod Taylor or even McCown again. Cleveland simply cannot let this chance pass by without adding a legitimate player with some years in the league. -- Pat McManamon
Best case: Create enough cap space to sign an inside linebacker in free agency -- preferably a three-down thumper such as Anthony Hitchens or Preston Brown -- and one more impact player in the secondary on a cost-effective contract. The Steelers’ cap situation might force them to be frugal. Le'Veon Bell’s $14.544 million franchise tag put the team nearly $9 million over the cap as of Tuesday night. But if the Steelers can re-sign Bell to a deal that’s not too outlandish and improve the defense, that’s a win.
Worst case: Do nothing. With the NFL salary cap growing nearly 50 percent since 2011, from $120 million to $177.2 million, it has become harder for the old-school teams to sit idly by without getting roster help. The injury to linebacker Ryan Shazier leaves a large void in the middle of the defense. The Steelers must find a way to get better there. On offense, a swing guard or running back would provide much-needed depth. There are good players in free agency’s second tier, which the Steelers found out with defensive end Tyson Alualu on a modest two-year, $6 million deal. -- Jeremy Fowler
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Best case: The Bills are able to sign up-and-coming free agents who are hitting the market for the first time in their careers. Buffalo struck gold last offseason by signing safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer; both are in their mid-20s and locked up for several years as they enter their primes. Employing that same strategy to fill some holes,

especially along the defensive front seven, will take pressure off general manager Brandon Beane. Instead of keeping all of his early-round draft picks in order to select young defensive players, Beane could package those picks and trade up for what the Bills desperately need: a quarterback prospect who has the potential to become the long-term answer.
Worst case: Buffalo continues to fill its roster with older free agents. The Bills have gotten a jump start on free agency by signing two players who were released by their former teams, cornerback Vontae Davis and running back Chris Ivory. Both players turn 30 this year and are closer to the end of their careers than their prime. Because of that, both cornerback and running back remain draft needs for the Bills, which could mean Beane shies away from drafting a quarterback in favor of filling other holes on his roster. Missing out on a quarterback in this draft would not be a popular move in Buffalo. -- Mike Rodak
Best case: The Dolphins trade receiver Jarvis Landry -- quickly. His franchise tag is eating up $16 million in cap space, and they need the money because they’re $9 million over the cap, according to Brandon Williams Authentic Jersey Overthecap.com. Teams must be under the cap by Womens T. J. Jones Jersey the start of the league year. The problem will be solved if Miami can deal Landry by then. Of course, other teams know the Dolphins are in a pickle and could try to
leverage that against them in trade-compensation discussions. Adam Clendening Jersey The Dolphins also could gain a chunk of cap room by releasing tight end Julius Thomas and linebacker Lawrence Timmons. Because of the cap restrictions, they won’t be big spenders in free agency. The real drama will happen http://www.shopjaguarsnfljerseys.com/Cam-Robinson-Jersey at the draft when they could select quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s heir apparent. Baker Mayfield, anyone?
Worst case: The Dolphins will look foolish if they can’t make a fair-market trade for Landry, their best offensive player. If they get stuck and rescind the franchise tag, they will forfeit their right to receive a 2019 compensatory pick. Losing Landry with no compensation would be a total disaster. Executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum is a savvy trader and should be able to execute a face-saving trade. Right tackle Ja'Wuan James is on thin ice and could be cut, leaving a gaping hole on the offensive line -- and not much money to fix it. -- Rich Cimini
Best case: The Patriots will have to be judicious with their free-agent spending this year, so simply retaining starting left tackle Nate Solder, running back Dion Lewis, receiver Danny Amendola and special-teams captain Matthew Slater would be a successful start. As for players from other teams, a high-upside safety such as Kenny Vaccaro might pique their interest if the price isn’t too high.
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Best case: Their No. 1 priority is to get Kirk Cousins’ signature on a contract. If they can accomplish that, the Jets believe they will have their starting quarterback and team leader for the next few years. It also could make them more attractive to free agents; Cousins could be a trendsetter in that regard. Even if they break the bank for Cousins, they’d still have a crazy amount of cap room -- an estimated $60 million, based on an estimate of Cousins’ potential contract. That should allow them to re-sign some of their own free agents (CB Mo Claiborne, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins and LB Demario Davis) and be aggressive in the open market. Center Weston Richburg and cornerback Malcolm Butler are expected to be on their radar.
Worst case: If Cousins spurns the Jets, it’ll be on to Plan B at quarterback. They will try to sign one, quite possibly two veterans -- perhaps a Josh McCown-Teddy Bridgewater pairing. The Jets like the idea of that because it would create much-needed depth and competition. Bridgewater is a risk because he’s attempting to rebound from a devastating knee injury, but the Jets like the risk-reward on a short-term deal. They’d also look to draft a quarterback in the first round, covering their short- and long-term needs at the position. If they fail to land Cousins, they’d be under pressure to make a splashy move in free agency. -- Rich Cimini
Best case: Sign Allen Robinson and Jimmy Graham. Is this realistic for a team lacking cap room? Perhaps not. If Baltimore could pull this off, the addition of a rising deep threat at wide receiver and a prized red zone target at tight end would represent a massive upgrade for quarterback Joe Flacco. It also would get the Ravens back into the championship hunt. Robinson ranked fourth in the NFL with 42 catches of 20 yards or more in his past two healthy seasons, and Graham finished second in the NFL with 10 touchdown receptions last season. If Robinson gets re-signed by the Jaguars before hitting free agency, the Ravens would certainly be pleased with the acquisition of Jarvis Landry or Jordy Nelson (a potential cap cut).

The stockpiling-draft-picks era of the Cleveland Browns has come to a close. With Sashi Brown fired and replaced by traditionalist general manager John Dorsey, it's no surprise that the Browns put some of their record-setting draft capital to work by trading for a trio of veterans on Friday afternoon. In three separate deals, the Browns sent out mid-round selections in the 2018 and 2019 along with former starting quarterback DeShone Kizer for three veterans who should help the team win in the short-term. It's not difficult to understand why the Browns made these trades, but it's a sign that they're stuck paying what amounts to a competitiveness tax.

In the case of their trades for Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and Dolphins wideout Jarvis Landry, the Browns sent out draft picks to acquire a veteran who they likely would not have been able to woo in free agency unless their markets totally failed to materialize. Buffalo and Miami had little http://www.losangeleskingsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Jake-Muzzin-Jersey leverage in making these deals, given that the Bills had no realistic intentions of paying Taylor the $6 million roster bonus he was due on March 16. Buffalo might have publicly suggested it was willing to pay Taylor to keep its options open, but outside of Nick Foles with the Rams in 2016, there's virtually no track record of a team paying this sort of optional roster bonus for a player it didn't plan on keeping in a meaningful role.

Meanwhile, the Dolphins might not have been able to afford the $16 million franchise tag Landry signed earlier this week. Landry reportedly had interest from the Ravens, but given that Baltimore would have needed to totally restructure his deal, it's unlikely the Dolphins would have been able to make a similar swap to the one they made here. And if there weren't any other trade suitors for Landry, he probably wouldn't have signed the franchise tag. The most likely outcome for both Landry and Taylor this offseason was that they were both going to hit free agency. Instead, they're both Browns.
The returns here are hardly insignificant. The Browns sent the first pick of the third round to the Bills for Taylor, a selection which has delivered a pair of All-Pros in Travis Kelce and Kevin Byard in recent years. That pick gives the Bills five of the top 65 selections in this year's draft, and after trading their former starting signal-caller, it seems incredibly likely that general manager Brandon Beane will move up to target his quarterback of the future early in the first round.
Trading up might also be easier if the Browns are out of the quarterback market. There was certainly scuttlebutt going around http://www.broncosfootballofficialonline.com/Chris-Harris-Jr-Jersey the NFL combine last week that Dorsey and the Browns were not overly enthused with any of the passer options available in this year's draft, although I'd be hesitant to buy into that given how much more of the draft process there is still to go and how wary teams are to play their hand Demar Dotson Authentic Jersey with their interest in quarterbacks.
It seemed likely in December that the Browns and Giants would take quarterbacks with the first two selections in April, but that's not clear anymore. At the very least, Vincent Rey Youth jersey it seems like there's a chance that Saquon Barkley and Bradley Chubb are the first two picks of the draft. Suddenly, the Colts at No. 3 could be kingmakers with an entire quarterback class still on the board, and the Bills have the assets to move up. If Buffalo packages its two first-round picks (Nos. 21 and 22), its own second-round pick (No. 53), and the third-rounder it just got from the Browns, the Bills would amass 2,215 points of trade capital on the Jimmy Johnson chart. That's nearly a perfect match for the third overall pick, which is valued at 2,200 points.
Ironically for a team that is moving away from an analytics-driven approach, the quarterback the Browns have signed is one whose numbers often seem to deserve more praise from coaches and fans than he gets. Much of Taylor's value comes out of his ability to avoid Larry Murphy Youth jersey turnovers, a feat he accomplishes while serving as an effective runner and throwing downfield more frequently than his critics suggest. Consider that Kizer had 22 interceptions as the Browns' starter last year; Taylor threw 16 picks over three seasons combined with the Bills.
At the same time, it would be foolish to stick Taylor in a traditional offense, drop him back from under center on most plays, and hope that he turns into Troy Aikman. Coach Hue Jackson needs to keep Taylor in the shotgun and build his offense around the threat of Taylor as a runner, which Rick Dennison didn't do in Buffalo last season. That should be just fine if the Browns draft Barkley; the Penn State star took 598 of his 671 carries out of the shotgun and averaged 5.8 yards per carry on those attempts. The potential first overall pick averaged 5.3 yards per carry on his 73 attempts from under center.
As a bridge quarterback, Taylor is a massive upgrade on AJ McCarron, who seemed like an obvious target in free agency after the Browns tried to trade for him last season. Taylor is under contract for $16 million in 2018 before his contract automatically voids, so this will likely be a one-year deal if the Browns draft a quarterback. If he succeeds, the Browns shouldn't have much trouble signing the 28-year-old to an extension during the season.
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He didn't allow a sack or quarterback hit last season. He is considered one of the top free agents, and likely will move on because general manager Marty Hurney won't strap himself under the salary cap to keep a player the Panthers got as an undrafted free agent in 2014. The Panthers have the option of moving last year's second-round pick, Taylor Womens Austin Czarnik Jersey Moton, from tackle to guard.

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The Rams chose to franchise safety Lamarcus Joyner, but they would still like to keep Watkins. That won't be easy. Watkins has a history of foot injuries and is coming off only a 593-yard season, but he stayed healthy throughout 2017, and some still value him as a No. 1 receiver. Watkins will join Allen Robinson among the most coveted free-agent receivers, and there is enough cap space leaguewide to make one believe that a team can easily outbid the Rams. They have a little more than $35 million in cap space, but still have pressing needs at http://www.saintsofficialfootballstore.com/P-J-Williams-Jersey.html other positions. Looming over all of that is the hope of signing DT Aaron Donald to the largest contract ever for a defensive player. Watkins is more of a luxury than a need, and could price himself out of Los Angeles.
Hyde has been the Niners' starting running back for three seasons. After some injuries plagued him early in his career, he missed just three games over the past two seasons combined. During that span, Hyde has proved capable of being a punishing runner who can be tough to bring down even if he doesn't boast breakaway speed. The market for Hyde doesn't figure to reach a place that would make bringing him back out of the question, and he has repeatedly said he'd like to stay in San Francisco. In fact, it was Hyde who was openly speaking of Super Bowls during the Niners' five-game win streak to close last season. Still, Hyde is not an ideal fit in the Niners' zone-blocking scheme, and his inconsistency as a pass-catcher could mean the 49ers look for a cheaper, more complete option to go with second-year backs Matt Breida and Joe Williams.
Graham heads toward free agency after an odd season in which he caught 10 touchdown passes -- tops among tight ends and tied for second among all pass-catchers -- but didn't produce much outside of the red zone. He struggled with drops en route to only 520 receiving yards, a significant drop-off from his 2016 total of 923. Graham's age (he'll turn 32 in November) and major knee injury from
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The Marlins did a good trade! They got three legitimate prospects back for Christian Yelich, and the fourth isn't nothing, which makes this the best trade they've made in this cash-grab offseason. Lewis Brinson, the No. 32 prospect in baseball for 2018, is a plus-plus defender in center with great bat speed and big raw power, with staying healthy his main problem so far in pro ball. He should be able to step in immediately to play center in Miami, which would also allow the Marlins to send Magneuris Sierra to the minors to continue developing as a hitter. Brinson's swing can get long, and he's going to strike out at a fairly high rate, but the ball comes off his bat extremely well and I think he'll more than make up for the whiffs with extra-base power.
The Andrew McCutchen era in Pittsburgh is over with the Bucs trading their icon and leader to San Francisco as Pirates GM Neal Huntington continues to try to recapture some value for veterans before they leave as free agents.
McCutchen is not the solution to the Giants' center-field hole. He hasn't been even an average defensive center fielder for a few years now, but as it turns out, the Giants also have a sizable hole in left, where McCutchen should be at least average with the glove. San Francisco got bupkis from left field in 2017, with a .232/.292/.338 aggregate line from their left fielders, Womens Richard Panik Jersey well below replacement level for the position, so Cutch won't have a high bar to clear with the bat to be an upgrade and could easily give the Giants 3-4 more wins just by repeating what he did in 2017.
Gerrit Cole hasn't been a top-end starter the past two years, missing time with elbow and triceps injuries in 2016, pitching a full season in 2017 but with worse results than he had in his breakout 2015 season, when he was worth 4.5 WAR by his ERA and 5.5 by his peripherals. The Astros Antonio Morrison Youth jersey didn't exactly have a hole in their rotation, but even if Cole repeats his 2017 performance he's a soft upgrade, and the package Pittsburgh receives is more one of quantity than of impact.
Cole gives up too much hard contact for a pitcher with his caliber of stuff, and became particularly homer-prone last season; he gave up as many homers just on fastballs (1 in 2017 as he did in his previous two seasons on all pitch types. Cole has a tendency to try to throw his way out of trouble, which causes his stuff to flatten out. His four-seamer has always been true, but he can show a plus slider and
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The Colorado Rockies' forays into free agency the last few years have gone poorly, including the Ian Desmond contract (minus-1.1 WAR last year, the first of a five-year, $70 million deal), but they've been more aggressive than ever this winter. The latest move has them signing Wade Davis to one of the largest contracts ever given to a relief pitcher, three years and $52 million, a transaction that wouldn't make sense for most teams but makes especially little sense for Colorado.
I thought Evan Longoria would be a Ray for life, as he's the biggest star they've had in their franchise's brief history and his contract, which runs through 2022, didn't seem unreasonable at the time that he signed it. Alas, it wasn't meant to be, as his dip in performance made him tough for the low-payroll Rays to carry, and he's now a member of the San Francisco Giants in a deal that didn't bring much talent back to Tampa Bay. wholesale nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys
coverage linebackers under the reign of general manager Jerry Reese, who never adequately replaced Antonio Pierce in the middle of the field after the playoff hero finished his career in 2009. Draft picks like Jonathan Goff and a bevy of free agents -- everyone from Jon Beason to J.T. Thomas -- couldn't stay healthy or play effective football. With new GM Dave Gettleman coming over from a Panthers organization that built its defense around Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly, it's no surprise that he might want to address inside linebacker this offseason.

Of the candidates the Giants have brought in since Pierce, Ogletree is certainly the most likely to succeed, but it's hard to argue that the former Georgia star is likely to return value. The 26-year-old is a stud athlete, but he hasn't been able to turn those measurables into significant production since 2014. Ogletree forced 10 fumbles over his first two seasons, but he has been responsible for only two strips in the three years since. He made tackles on 16.1 percent of Los Angeles' run plays Nick Leddy Jersey last season, a rate that ranked 60th in the league among players with 200 run snaps or more.

The problem is that Ogletree plays a position the league really doesn't seem to value with significant contracts. The Rams signed Ogletree to http://www.eaglesauthenticofficial.com/YOUTH+REGGIE+WHITE+JERSEY a four-year, $42.8 million extension last October, and the Giants will essentially have Ogletree on a four-year, $38 million deal with $10 million guaranteed, all coming this season. That's not in line with what better players have gotten in free agency; Dont'a Hightower, for one, got four years and $35.5 million to stay with the Patriots last offseason. Useful players such as Zach Brown, who is back in the market this year, had to settle for a one-year pact. It's difficult to believe Ogletree would have received this much if he were a free agent.
The Rams free up cap space as part of this deal, which marks the second expensive defender they've dealt away in a week after trading Robert Quinn to the Dolphins. It now seems more likely that they'll hang on to fellow linebacker Mark Barron,
who seemed like a plausible cap casualty. L.A. will have $6.5 million in dead money on its cap for Ogletree this year, but with $47.3 million in space, the Rams can use the savings to bring back receiver Sammy Watkins, who would otherwise be an unrestricted free agent. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has helped develop unheralded inside linebackers such as Todd Davis and Brandon Marshall in years past, so the Rams might be able to get by without big-money players on the interior.
Gettleman gives up fourth- and sixth-round picks to the Rams, who send a 2019 seventh-rounder back as part of the deal. The Giants managed to avoid sending the 102nd pick and instead sent their later fourth-rounder, the 135th selection, but they're not in a position to trade away draft picks given how bereft the back of their roster is at the moment. This is a better swap for the Rams.
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The Rams decision to trade Robert Quinn is a reflection on what the 27-year-old has looked like since undergoing back surgery in January of 2016. Quinn has just 12.5 sacks and 18 knockdowns over the past two years. That would be an upgrade for the Dolphins, who foolishly gave Andre Branch a three-year deal last offseason with $8 million fully guaranteed for 2018 to play across from Cameron Wake.
Quinn will be a massive upgrade at defensive end on Branch, but the Dolphins will likely need to perform cap gymnastics to either fit Quinn in on his current cap hit of $11.4 million or as part of a new contract. It seems likely that Quinn could serve as a replacement for Ndamukong Suh, whose departure would free up $17 million in cap room for a Dolphins team which is nearly $16 million over the salary cap at the moment.
The one-year, $5-million deal the Bills inked with Vontae Davis is a good short-term risk for a team who probably would have had to pay more to bring back the oft-injured E.J. Gaines next season. Davis slipped badly in 2016 and was impacted by injuries in 2017, but the former Colts standout won't turn 30 until May and was a legitimate number-one cornerback up to that point. In a free-agent pool where mid-market starting corners are likely to approach $10 million per season with two years of guaranteed money, getting Davis on a short-term http://authenticpenguinsjersey.com/kris-letang-jersey_c-443.html pact for half Brenton Bersin Jersey that is a win for Bills general manager Brandon Beane.

the past three seasons and has worn the defensive radio helmet since being drafted in the third round in 2014. General manager Brandon Beane said at the NFL combine that he is "very interested" in re-signing Brown, but it will ultimately come down to price. Brown led the league in tackles this past season, and comparable deals last offseason paid the Rams' Alec Ogletree $10.5 million per year, the Browns' Christian Kirksey $9.5 million and the Dolphins' Kiko Alonso $8.3 million. Prediction: Brown will get a big deal, but not with the Bills, who will find a more athletic replacement in free agency or the draft. -- Mike Rodak

Landry's future with the Dolphins is iffy at best. He will sign the non-exclusive franchise tag and is currently being shopped by his agent. The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears are among at least five teams to talk with Landry's agent about a trade for the Pro Bowl receiver.
Starting left tackles like Solder, who was a 2017 Pro Bowl alternate and enters his eighth NFL season, are commanding salaries in the range of $11-12 million per season. The Patriots drafted Tony Garcia in the third round last year as a possible replacement, but Authentic Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey he missed his entire rookie Julius Erving Womens Jersey season on the non-football injury list and can't be viewed as a surefire fallback plan. So the Patriots should make an aggressive attempt to bring Solder back, and if the offer is competitive, the odds of him staying would seem high.
The Bengals would like to have Eifert back, but there's a reason they didn't put the franchise tag on him: Any new contract is going to come with some restrictions, likely in the form of heavy incentives. When healthy, Eifert is one of the top tight ends on the market, but his injury history makes things a bit more complicated. There's a small chance Eifert agrees to a contract with Cincinnati, but it's more likely -- with the state of the free-agent tight end market -- that another team will be more willing to give him money without the restrictions.
The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell for the second consecutive year, setting the stage for another summer of tense negotiations and only one promise: that the tag pays $14.5 million, if Bell signs it. Both sides want Bell to retire a Steeler, but Pittsburgh hasn't reached Bell's asking price -- which is at least $14.5 million per year -- on a long-term deal. Bell has said he'll consider retirement if asked to play on the tag again. Meanwhile, the Steelers will consider all options, including an escape plan if necessary.
Melvin went from looking like he could be the odd person out in the cornerback mix at the start of last season to being the team's No. 1 cornerback, replacing veteran Vontae Davis in that role. The Colts want to re-sign Melvin, but it's probably more likely they say goodbye because general manager Chris Ballard said they plan to "let the market play out." The market for free-agent cornerbacks is relatively thin, which means the 28-year-old Melvin is in position to get overpaid.+
Robinson is coming off a torn left ACL, but he's still the Jaguars' best receiver. He's also the only one on the roster who is a proven downfield threat. He led the NFL in catches of 20 or more yards in 2015 (31), but that number dropped off significantly in 2016 (11), when he and quarterback Blake Bortles struggled through a terrible season. Robinson had a great camp in 2017 before getting injured in the season opener. The Jaguars declined to use the franchise tag on Robinson, but are still hoping to get him back on a more reasonable deal.
The Titans have a few decisions to make regarding their interior offensive line, but it starts with Kline, who has been a starting-caliber guard supplying versatility (left or right) and durability. He has missed just two games because of injury over the past three seasons. Kline took a step back as a run-blocker in 2017, but he was solid as a pass-protector. http://www.authenticmlbrangersstore.com/Authentic-Jason-Grilli-Jersey Tennessee probably could upgrade at this spot, but it could cost big money. The Titans have some interest in bringing Kline back, and he's a decent fit in their new zone-blocking scheme. But his market could demand a long-term deal similar to those of recently paid guards such as Brandon Brooks and Brian Winters, and he might get it.
he Broncos don't have many of their starters up for unrestricted free agency this year, with Davis, tight end Virgil Green and wide receiver Cody Latimer leading the way. Davis, who has been a starter for the past two seasons, is the http://www.officialfootballtitansprostore.com/Josh-Kline-Jersey one general manager John Elway has spoken the most about retaining. The Broncos like Davis' game-day intensity, his preparation and the fact that he has produced since they claimed him off waivers from the Saints in 2014. Davis has started 29 games over the past two seasons, with 92 tackles in 2016 and 82 in 2017. Elway will likely let Davis see what kind of offer is out on the market for him, but in the end, the Broncos would like him back.
Losing Logan would leave a gap in Kansas City's defensive line, but the Chiefs can find a way to replace Logan's production at a lower cost. Logan, who signed a one-year contract worth $8 million last year in free agency, will be looking for a longer-term deal this time around.

LOS ANGELES -- It could have gone Rob Ramage Jersey either way, really. The Los Angeles Rams went back and forth, agonizing over whether to eventually exhaust their lone franchise tag on defensive back Lamarcus Joyner or wide receiver Sammy Watkins. They wanted to keep both, couldn't yet sign either, and so the tag's deployment was rooted in strategy.

The Rams ultimately used the non-exclusive franchise tag on Joyner. They did so because the value of his tag -- $11.29 million for safeties, as opposed to $15.98 million for receivers -- more closely resembles the average annual value on a potential extension. They did so because he might be more coveted by other teams on the open market. And they did so, largely, because the Rams would have a much harder time replacing Joyner than they would Watkins.
The Rams have lost a lot of valuable defensive backs in recent years. Rodney McLeod and Janoris Jenkins departed via free agency in 2016, T.J. McDonald and E.J. Gaines left in 2017, and Trumaine Johnson will probably sign elsewhere this offseason, with Marcus Peters replacing him as the No. 1 cornerback for about one-tenth of the price. The Rams couldn't afford to lose Joyner; not after how well he transitioned from slot corner to strong safety, and not with another rookie, John Johnson, joining him in the backfield.
Watkins' role as a vertical deep threat who opens the middle of the field for Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Todd Gurley can theoretically be filled by Josh Reynolds, who fell to the fourth round of last year's draft. But the Rams prefer to keep Watkins, and now it comes down to what his market will look like.
Watkins, the No. 4 overall pick in 2014, has a history of foot injuries and is coming off a 593-yard season. But he stayed healthy in 2017, and some still regard him as a potential No. 1 receiver. Without considering trades that won't be processed until the start of the new league year on March 14, teams were accounting for somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 billion in salary-cap space, according to OverTheCap.com.
The 10 teams ahead of the Rams -- now with about $40 million in cap space -- made up roughly 65 percent of that total, which is enough to make one believe that someone can easily outbid them on Watkins. Watkins sits among the top available receivers this offseason, right up there with Allen Robinson. The San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears could go after Watkins aggressively. The Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins could all express interest. The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders might, too, depending on situations with their own receivers.
The Rams still want to sign Joyner to a long-term deal and have until July 16 to do so. Teams must be willing to give up two first-round picks in order to pry Joyner from them, so it's a safe bet that the Rams are now set at safety. At least for 2018. But they still have pressing needs at nose tackle, slot corner, center, both outside linebacker spots and, potentially, outside corner and inside linebacker.
Watkins is more of a luxury than a need, and he might have to take less money http://www.officialauthenticlionsstore.com/Nike-Glover-Quin-Jersey.html to remain with the Rams. Speaking the day after the Rams' season ended, Watkins was asked about his future and said: "I don’t know. I just know it’s a business. Since I got traded from the Bills, it’s like anything can happen. I didn’t see that coming. ... I think I played pretty hard this year, and I can’t wait to see what my future holds, here or anywhere else." Grade: C. Between Ivory’s age (he turns 30 this month), his cost ($5.5 million base value over two years) and his production in Jacksonville, there are reasons to be skeptical about this signing for Buffalo.
What it means: Bills general manager Brandon Beane made it clear last week he was seeking a power running back to complement the shifty LeSean McCoy, and Ivory falls into that category. Buffalo did not receive ideal production last season when that role was filled by Mike Tolbert, who will soon become a free agent. Yet Tolbert still posted a better average (3.7 yards per carry) last season than Ivory, whose 3.4 yards per attempt was the worst mark of his career. Although Ivory is almost three years younger than Tolbert, between McCoy and Ivory, the Bills now have two of the NFL’s six oldest running backs who are under contract for 2018.
What’s the risk: Beane told WHLD-AM last week that he could either fill the complementary running back role through free agency or the draft. Given Ivory received $3.25 million guaranteed from Buffalo, it appears running back will not be high among the Bills’ draft priorities. The Bills are betting that Ivory can turn his career around after a rough stint in Jacksonville,
which would be rare for any running back 30 or older. Buffalo looks to have the NFL’s oldest backfield in 2018 with no immediate plan for the future. McCoy has the third-most career rushing attempts (2,185) of any running back under contract for 2018, and http://www.authentictorontobluejaysshop.com/Joe-Carter-Jersey Ivory has the Cameron Maybin Womens Jersey eighth-most (1,112). Splitting carries might help keep both players’ mileage down, but age is an undeniable concern at this position for Buffalo. cheap jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys cheap jerseys china
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