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ClutchPoints

NFL news: Mike Mitchell, other free agent safeties are remaining patient

With the NFL offseason drawing to a close, there are some talented players still on the market left over from free agency. Interestingly enough, most of them are former starting safeties. Those who play the safety position have not had much luck finding new homes this offseason. As a result, former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell […] The post NFL news: Mike Mitchell, other free agent safeties are remaining patient appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bucs Nation

What player could the Buccaneers live without?

A very hypothetical look at life without the Bucs slot receiver. The goal of every football team is to get better every year. Sometimes that means firing and hiring a new coaching staff. Sometimes it means spending big in free agency, and sometimes it means promoting certain players from their depth chart and cutting others to maximize the talent on the field. The Buccaneers have done all of the above this offseason in an attempt to finally end their long, and I do mean long, 10-year playoff drought. So with all that said, here is a quick look at how the Bucs offense could function without...

Windy City Gridiron

The Bear’s Den, June 20, 2018, The Mann Week, Day 3

Howard, Kwaitkoski, Simms winners in today’s “season of the list” sweepstakes, plus Day 3 of The Mann Week. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! THE MANN Silverstein: The Life of the Long Snapper - Windy City Gridiron - Patrick Mannelly spent a record 16 seasons in the Navy and Orange. He discusses which current Bears special teamers are “keepers,” how he extended his career by eating real food, and the time Mike Tice banished him from the o-line meeting room. BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Zeglinski’s Bears 2018 training camp preview: How can Roquan Smith impact...

NFL Spin Zone

Chicago Bears: 5 Free agent pass rushers still available

There are still serviceable free agent pass rushers that the Chicago Bears could sign before the 2018 season. The Chicago Bears added pass rushers Aaron Lynch and Kylie Fitts this offseason, but the talent level is still a bit underwhelming. Although the main wave of free agency has been over for two months, there are […] Chicago Bears: 5 Free agent pass rushers still available - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

ClutchPoints

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins focused on building chemistry with his new receivers

The Minnesota Vikings made a splash this NFL offseason when they managed to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins. Although he may have been the most highly-sought player in free agency, Cousins admits that there has been a bit of a learning curve early on. One of the most significant challenges is getting on the same page with […] The post Vikings QB Kirk Cousins focused on building chemistry with his new receivers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bucs Nation

Bucs face tough decisions on upcoming contracts.

Who will stay and who will go? There is no question that Tampa Bay has had a very good offseason up to this point. The excitement for the 2018 season is starting to build as September 9th approaches. Not only did Tampa Bay have a very good draft, but they also were active during the free agency period and were able to re-sign some of their key players for the future. Although they did re-sign guys like Mike Evans and Cameron Brate, who are key pieces to the young core, they still have to re-sign Kwon Alexander, Jameis Winston, Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith. With the current cap situation,...

Turf Show Times

Sacktual healing

Who’s going to get into the backfield in 2018? Heading into the 2018 offseason, the Rams’ secondary looked to be one of the team’s potential areas of weakness. Trumaine Johnson leaving for free agency was a foregone conclusion, and Kayvon Webster’s injury (and play) left his roster spot in limbo. FS LaMarcus Joyner and standout nickel corner Nickell Robey-Coleman were also exposed. Given our historic reluctance to pay DBs, the outlook appeared bleak. We all know what happened next. The Rams added 7 Pro Bowls and 53 career INTs to their roster in the form of Marcus Peters and Aqib...

The Viking Age

Rick Spielman of the Vikings ranked as third best NFL general manager

Building a competitive NFL franchise can be a real challenge, but Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is among the league’s elite GMs. Assembling talent is essential when putting together an NFL franchise. Teams like the Minnesota Vikings must get the best players they can from the draft and free agency in hopes of getting […] Rick Spielman of the Vikings ranked as third best NFL general manager - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Windy City Gridiron

The Bear’s Den, June 19, The Mann Week Day 2

All the latest Bears news, plus a link to The Mann’s website so we can learn more about long snapping! BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! The Mann Longsnapper.com - Long snap instruction from Patrick Mannelly - Art of the longsnap. Mastered here. Longsnapper.com - Get exclusive content from Patrick Mannelly Pro NFL Longsnapper. Instruction, Training Tips, Technique BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Emma: Allen Robinson Ready To Take Flight With Bears - 670 The Score - Visiting Wrigley Field, Robinson has become enamored with Chicago. Mayer: Fans weigh in - ChicagoBears.com -...

Lombardi Ave

Green Bay Packers 2018 roster preview: Muhammad Wilkerson

What can we expect from the Green Bay Packers’ new signing along the defensive line, Muhammad Wilkerson? Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said he planned to be more aggressive in free agency, and he was, signing both defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson and tight end Jimmy Graham in March. The Packers’ defensive line was its strength […] Green Bay Packers 2018 roster preview: Muhammad Wilkerson - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Stripe Hype

Biggest mistake by the Bengals in the last decade

The Cincinnati Bengals have been known for letting big talent walk in free agency. Letting tackle Andrew Whitworth walk ranks worst of past decade. The Cincinnati Bengals are known as a team that is unwilling to build their team through free agency. The last 15 years under head coach Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati has been extremely […] Biggest mistake by the Bengals in the last decade - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Stripe Hype

Could A.J. McCarron be a backup in Buffalo in 2018

Cincinnati Bengals former backup quarterback A.J. McCarron left via free agency this offseason to play for the Buffalo Bills. Will he be their starter? The Cincinnati Bengals drafted quarterback A.J. McCarron in the fifth-round of the 2014 draft. He was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason until McCarron filed a grievance against […] Could A.J. McCarron be a backup in Buffalo in 2018 - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Cincy Jungle

7 plays that defined Joe Mixon’s rookie season

There were big expectations for the Bengals’ running back in his rookie year. He may not have lived up to them but the future is bright for Joe Mixon. Investment in NFL running backs has become a hot topic in the last couple of years. The position itself has seen a decline in value on the open market in free agency, yet teams have shown little fear in selecting running backs in the top-10, even top five picks of each of the last four drafts. Is the position better off being handled by a balanced committee of three to four guys, or is a predominantly 1-back system with a complementary...

Pats Pulpit

NFL’s best run-blocking offensive tackle on the Patriots’ roster, per PFF

The advanced analytics website graded the veteran’s 2017 performance positively. The New England Patriots’ offensive line will look quite differently this year than the one the team fielded during Super Bowl 52. While the interior starters are still expected to be the same, the two tackle spots will no longer be manned by Nate Solder and Cameron Fleming: Long time left-side starter Nate Solder now plays for the New York Giants; Fleming left the team to sign a free agency contract with the Dallas Cowboys. While the left tackle spot is still up for grabs – both rookie Isaiah Wynn and...

Pride Of Detroit

Detroit Lions had 5th-worst pass blocking offensive line in 2017

The Lions offensive line was pretty bad last year. Will next year finally be the year they turn it around? Ever since Bob Quinn became the general manager of the Detroit Lions in 2016, offensive line has been the team’s No. 1 priority in player acquisition. Quinn’s first draft pick was franchise left tackle Taylor Decker. Two rounds later, he selected Graham Glasgow, who would go on to become the team’s starting center and continues to provide nice interior versatility. The following year, Quinn upgraded the line via free agency, grabbing two of the best options available in T.J. Lang...

NFL Spin Zone

Los Angeles Rams: Brandin Cooks could have the biggest impact

The Los Angeles Rams made huge defensive moves this offseason, but adding wide receiver Brandin Cooks could be the team’s biggest payoff. After a stellar first year under Sean McVay, the Los Angeles Rams looked to capitalize on it. During free agency, the Rams lost Sammy Watkins and needed to find a solid replacement. Before […] Los Angeles Rams: Brandin Cooks could have the biggest impact - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

NFL Spin Zone

NFL 2018: Biggest offseason mistake for each team

We won’t know for sure which moves pan out or not, but here we will dissect what 2018 NFL offseason moves appear to be the biggest mistake for each team There was no shortage of moves made during the 2018 NFL offseason. Trades were back in style and free agency was as high-priced and action […] NFL 2018: Biggest offseason mistake for each team - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Niner Nation

Robert Turner on Jerick McKinnon being a fit: “He has the all of the physical tools and he’s very coachable”

Robert Turner knows running backs and discussed it with the media. You can watch the interview here. The San Francisco 49ers may have a nice trio of running backs with Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and possibly Joe Williams alternating carries. Raheem Mostert is no slouch either, which makes for some nice playmakers in the backfield. McKinnon is an interesting one, the 49ers signed him to a nice deal in the 2017 free agency which is a bit un-Kyle Shanahan-like. Shanahan, like his father Mike Shanahan, has made a name for himself developing later round backs and using them for great value....

NFL Spin Zone

Green Bay Packers: 3 Free agent pass rushers they can still sign

The Green Bay Packers didn’t address their pass rushing in the early part of the 2018 NFL Draft, but they can still find help in free agency The Green Bay Packers realized in 2017 their roster isn’t as strong as they once believed. With quarterback Aaron Rodgers under center, they can beat anyone. On offense, wide […] Green Bay Packers: 3 Free agent pass rushers they can still sign - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Palm Beach Post

Dolphins coach Adam Gase more confident than ever that he’s got a winning roster

DAVIE — Dolphins coach Adam Gase emerged from free agency defiant amid widespread criticism of the team’s offseason and claimed he had a winning roster. Miami had just finished unloading Mike Pouncey, Ndamukong Suh and ...

Big Blue View

Will Giants see the real Janoris Jenkins in 2018?

Jackrabbit’s 2017 marked by injury, suspension In two season, the New York Giants have seen two versions of Janoris Jenkins. In 2016, they saw a shut-down, Pro Bowl corner who looked for all the world like a guy who was worth the five-year, $62.5 million ($28.8 million guaranteed) contract the Giants gave him in free agency. In 2017, saw a guy who didn’t play as well, had his effort questioned and served a suspension after failing to show up on time or notify the Giants of his whereabouts when players were expected to return from bye week time off. Jenkins, of course, much prefers to be...

Riggo's Rag

Redskins LB Zach Brown happy to have long-term security, help up front

For the first time in a long time, Washington Redskins linebacker has long-term security. With a place to call home, he’s noticeably happy. The Washington Redskins carried little momentum into the negotiation period of the offseason, and when the first wave of free agency passed without a deal with Zach Brown, it was believed by […] Redskins LB Zach Brown happy to have long-term security, help up front - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Windy City Gridiron

The Bear’s Den, June 16, 2018

Trubisky compared to Drew Brees? Orange jerseys are back and other links and tidbits of Bears info... BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Cox: George McCaskey - Bears orange jerseys are ‘reminiscent of the time we were dominant’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey said that the team's new orange alternate jerseys are "reminiscent of the time we were dominant." Kane: Bears unveil 2018 orange jerseys - Chicago Tribune - The Bears unveiled their 2018 orange jerseys by releasing photos of quarterback Mitch Trubisky in the uniform on...

Cincy Jungle

PFF ranks Bengals guard Clint Boling among top-5 pass blockers

Clint Boling was the only reliable lineman last season for the Bengals, and it shows in Pro Football Focus’ latest rankings. 2017 is a season most Bengals fans will try to repress. Just the thought of Cincinnati letting Andrew Whitworth walk away in free agency while adding no one to compete with Cedric Ogbuehi at left tackle is enough to get fans upset. The offensive line as a whole took a huge step back after a miserable 2016 season. Luckily there was one bright spot up front from last season (and I’m not talking about the season ending with Russell Bodine’s last game in...

Inside the Iggles

Malcolm Jenkins wants in on the Eagles nickel cornerback battle

The Philadelphia Eagles are in search of their next full-time starter in the slot. The free agency market didn’t treat the Philadelphia Eagles too bad this season. While they acquired some stellar veterans, they also lost a few key players due to the business portion of the NFL. Fortunately, the Eagles kept most of their […] Malcolm Jenkins wants in on the Eagles nickel cornerback battle - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - A Philadelphia Eagles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

NFL Spin Zone

Washington Redskins: 5 Takeaways from 2018 minicamp

The Washington Redskins wrapped up minicamp this week and now get the rest of the summer off before training camp opens late next month. Spring football is officially in the books for the Washington Redskins. Free agency and the draft are in the rearview mirror as are all offseason workouts. New quarterback Alex Smith spent […] Washington Redskins: 5 Takeaways from 2018 minicamp - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Pats Pulpit

Patriots host former Jets second-rounder Christian Hackenberg on free agency visit

Hackenberg is back in the AFC East, at least on a visit. Despite a rather inconsistent college career at Penn State, the New York Jets surprisingly invested a second-round draft pick in quarterback Christian Hackenberg in 2016. The fourth quarterback off the board spent his entire rookie year on the sidelines as New York’s fourth-string option at the position. His standing on the team did not improve in 2017 as Hackenberg again did not see any regular season playing time. This offseason, therefore, the team decided to move on from the 51st pick of the 2016 draft: Hackenberg was traded to...

Minnesota Vikings: Super Bowl or bust in 2018?

With Kirk Cousins reportedly on board, is the Minnesota Vikings' 2018 season a failure if they fail to reach the Super Bowl? Peter King discusses that and other free agency news on PFT Live.

NFL Free Agency 2017: Tony Romo found the easiest way to get to the Super Bowl | Uffsides

The Uffsides crew reviews and grades all the biggest NFL free agency decisions, including Tony Romo to CBS, Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles, Eddie Lacy to the Seahawks, and Jay Cutler's wang to the salty ocean air.

Will Jay Cutler be the next QB of the New York Jets?

SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano breaks down the latest news about the New York Jets and New York Giants as NFL free agency is in full swing, including rumors the Jets could pursue Jay Cutler to be their next QB, and details regarding the Giants signing of