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NFL Spin Zone

Chicago Bears: 7-Round 2018 mock draft after free agency first wave

At the start of the NFL’s free agency, the Chicago Bears made a big splash. They were among the most active teams, completely revamping their offense. Those moves changed their draft priorities. The Chicago Bears hit the initial wave of free agency hard. They had a plan on what they wanted and executed it very well. […] Chicago Bears: 7-Round 2018 mock draft after free agency first wave - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Hogs Haven

NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Who are the Redskins getting after the first wave of free agency is over?

How has free agency changed the draft for the Redskins? The first wave of NFL free agency is effectively over with most of the top FAs agreeing to terms with teams during the legal tampering period. The Redskins signed WR Paul Richardson, and finalized the trade and extension for QB Alex Smith. They also re-signed K Dustin Hopkins, ILB Zach Brown, and WR Brian Quick. Former Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick was signed yesterday, and the team has hosted multiple other defensive free agents. The Redskins have also lost several free agents like C Spencer Long, OLB Trent Murphy, TE Niles Paul, and...

Turf Show Times

Turf Show Radio, S10E4

So far, free agency has been extremely quiet for the Los Angeles Rams. Misone and 3k discuss how this is good news and address the potential signing of DL Ndamukong Suh. (Apple News readers will need to head to the show page to listen to the episode; you can find the show in iTunes too) This week Joe (@3k_) and I (@MightyOrMisone) recap free agency so far and discuss every one move the Los Angeles Rams have made so far since the 2017 NFL season ended. With free agency in full throttle, the Rams, who are in dire need of depth all over though especially at edge rushers, have yet to make much...

NFL Spin Zone

Philadelphia Eagles: 7-Round 2018 mock draft after first wave of free agency

With 2018 NFL free agency under way and the 2018 NFL Draft just around the corner, this Philadelphia Eagles mock draft looks to ensure another Super Bowl run. The Philadelphia Eagles have been rather busy this offseason. Between a couple of key acquisitions and retention of their own top talent, it’s looking like the reigning […] Philadelphia Eagles: 7-Round 2018 mock draft after first wave of free agency - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

The Falcoholic

Falcons met with Pro Bowl and All Pro cornerback Justin Bethel

If you thought the Falcons were done in free agency, you were wrong. Dead wrong. Or maybe t you were right and the team is just checking out a few players for post-draft. The Atlanta Falcons have been very conservative in free agency, bringing back only their own players along with guard Brandon Fusco. They have lost two starters along the defensive line, cut another, and got rid of their backup tight end. Basically, they are short on bodies. Luckily the Falcons are still on the lookout for a cheap addition. Enter former Arizona Cardinals special teamer and corner Justin Bethel. Free...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Steelers make acquisition of safety Morgan Burnett official

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added a valuable asset to the team’s defensive secondary. When the Pittsburgh Steelers released both Mike Mitchell and Robert Golden, the general consensus was the team would be adding both a free agent safety, and drafting a safety as well. When NFL Free Agency officially began there wasn’t just a lack of moves, there was even a lack of rumors. Leave it to the Steelers, they stuck to the game plan. After the first wave of Free Agency came and went, the Steelers started to get busy. Rumors swirled of free agent visits, the team signed inside linebacker Jon...

Pride Of Detroit

NFL free agency: Jaguars release veteran TE Marcedes Lewis—Next Detroit Lions target?

Could the former Pro Bowl tight end be the Lions’ next TE target? You can add one more veteran tight end to the free agency pool. On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Jaguars surprisingly released Marcedes Lewis, freeing up $3.5 million in cap space: AP source: Longtime Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis being released after 12 seasons with team— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) March 20, 2018 The move is particularly shocking, because just a month ago the Jaguars picked up Lewis’ one-year option for the 2018 season. Obviously, this move was more about cap space than it was the player, and Lewis...

The Denver Post

AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs in midst of roster overhaul

They have a new quarterback and a new middle linebacker. They've released veterans, traded away one of the top cornerbacks in the league, signed wisely in free agency and loaded up on draft picks.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Five interesting nuggets from the whirlwind Kirk Cousins negotiations

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King had an interesting piece this week taking a look back at the courting and eventual signing by the Vikings of free agent QB Kirk Cousins. There was nothing that one would consider earth-shattering in the process, which was told after an extensive interview with Mike McCartney, Cousins’ agent. But here are five things that caught my eye from the piece: 1. Cousins and McCartney set out with an interesting free agency strategy, telling all teams who were interested to make their best offer in what was essentially a silent auction-style bidding process. Wrote...

The Republican

New England Patriots draft prospects: Bill Belichick meets with South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst

After a busy weekend in free agency, Bill Belichick is back on the scouting trail. He met with South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst on Tuesday.

Twin Cities

Source says kicker Kai Forbath to re-sign with Vikings on one-year deal

Kicker Kai Forbath is re-signing with the Vikings on a one-year contract, a source said Tuesday. The move had been expected. Since the start of free agency, the two sides had mutually agreed that Forbath would return. It was a matter of working out the numbers. It wasn’t immediately clear how much that Forbath will […]


New England Patriots release LB Shea McClellin

The New England Patriots are looking to stay active this offseason as they re-toll their roster. They are looking to shore up as much cap room as possible as they prepare for the 2018 NFL season. As a result, they have had to part ways with a number of players in free agency. According to […] The post New England Patriots release LB Shea McClellin appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Field Gulls

Breakdown of Ed Dickson’s contract

Many fans of the Seattle Seahawks went into free agency with the belief that the team could possibly begin to rebuild some of the pieces that had been lost to age and the salary cap, looking for big splash acquisitions. That has yet to happen, and in fact the exact opposite has happened: the Seahawks front office has so far gone bargain shopping in working to rebuild the roster. Many fans were fuming when word leaked out about the addition of tight end Ed Dickson, especially once it became known that Seattle had signed Dickson to a 3 year, $14M deal. As is often the case, however, it’s...


Vikings QB Kirk Cousins attracted to Minnesota’s leadership

As arguably the most sought-after player in NFL free agency, quarterback Kirk Cousins had plenty of intriguing options after he left the Washington Redskins. The Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, and Denver Broncos all expressed interest, but the reigning NFC North champions came out on top. With Cousins now having signed a lucrative, […] The post Vikings QB Kirk Cousins attracted to Minnesota’s leadership appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky thinks Chicago in ‘perfect situation’ to emerge

Since the start of the NFL free agency period, the Chicago Bears have been one of the league’s most active teams adding pieces to their roster. Much of this has involved the team building around second-year quarterback Mitchell Turbisky as the centerpiece of the offense. This has built a strong sense of optimism around the organization about […] The post Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky thinks Chicago in ‘perfect situation’ to emerge appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Acme Packing Company

Packers’ 2018 draft class will only take up $2.9M in salary cap space

Thanks to the Top 51 rule, Brian Gutekunst and Russ Ball don’t have to reserve very much room to ensure that they can sign the Packers’ 2018 rookies. Much discussion takes place each year during the NFL’s free agency period about teams needing to save salary cap space for the upcoming draft class. Under the terms of the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and the NFLPA, incoming draft picks have well-defined compensation amounts for their respective draft slots. Therefore, the salary cap hit of each pick can be estimated based on these slots. However, when...


Redskins HC Jay Gruden says there’s a ‘good possibility’ team drafts running back early

The Washington Redskins have their quarterback situation all sorted out with Alex Smith. However, they still have to surround him with capable weapons at the skill positions in order to get the most out of him. They’ve already started to address their need at wide receiver in free agency by signing Paul Richardson to a […] The post Redskins HC Jay Gruden says there’s a ‘good possibility’ team drafts running back early appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Falcoholic

The Brandon Fusco signing has solidified the Falcons draft needs

Fusco’s addition has all but eliminated the possibility of the Falcons drafting an offensive lineman early, and further highlighted the teams priorities on the defensive line. Despite a relatively quiet beginning to free agency for the Falcons, the team was able to make one very impactful move: the signing of G Brandon Fusco from the San Francisco 49ers. Fusco started all 16 games for the 49ers in 2017, and has started 80 games total throughout his seven-year NFL career. He’s a good fit in the zone-blocking scheme and offers a well-rounded skillset in both pass protection and run...

Riggo's Rag

Redskins: Jay Gruden wants to add running back, may draft one early

Jay Gruden appeared on the Grant and Danny show on Tuesday afternoon, and spoke about some personnel decisions that the team would be facing. The Washington Redskins have been fairly active in the past few days of free agency, hosting a myriad of players and signing Orlando Scandrick to a two-year, $10 million deal. As […] Redskins: Jay Gruden wants to add running back, may draft one early - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Field Gulls

Where the Seahawks rank in the NFC West in drafting, 2013-2017

There’s been a fairly loud contingent of Seattle Seahawks fans who have argued that John Schneider and Pete Carroll have done a terrible job at drafting since their historic run from 2010-2012. (First addressed here by Ben Baldwin.) This is anchored by the fact that the only remaining player from the 2013 draft (Luke Willson) could now also be leaving via free agency, and the only remaining player from 2014 is Justin Britt. In fact, there are also only two players left from 2015 (Frank Clark and Tyler Lockett), meaning that Schneider and Pete did not hit on their other six picks that...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots select Nate Solder's replacement in latest SB Nation mock draft

New England adds to their offensive line. The New England Patriots lost some core players over the first week of free agency. The biggest of those losses – both from a physical perspective as when it comes to importance – is arguably starting left tackle Nate Solder. The 29-year old, who protected Tom Brady's blindside for the majority of the past seven years, signed a record-breaking four-year, $62 million contract with the New York Giants. Naturally, the Patriots are now in need for a new left tackle and the draft might be the way to go – and SB Nation's Dan Kadar has already...

Ramblin' Fan

Los Angeles Rams: 3 reasons Allen Hurns makes sense for 2018

Now that he’s available following a release from the Jacksonville Jaguars, here are three reasons why the Los Angeles Rams should consider signing Allen Hurns for the 2018 season. With Sammy Watkins recently joining the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency, the Los Angeles Rams find themselves in a position to possibly add another wideout […] Los Angeles Rams: 3 reasons Allen Hurns makes sense for 2018 - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - A Los Angeles Rams Site (formerly St. Louis Rams Fan) - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Pride Of Detroit

Lions hosted DT Sylvester Williams for visit on Monday, decision expected soon

Another defensive tackle prospect visited the Lions this week. It appears that defensive tackle remains a pretty high priority for the Detroit Lions this offseason. Although they didn’t target any of the first-tier players, this second wave of free agency has brought about a few players of interest. The Lions have already brought in Shamar Stephen, Quinton Dial and Ricky Jean Francois for meetings. Now you can add another name to the list, per ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe: Former Titans NT Sylvester Williams visited the Lions Monday and Redskins today. He’s expected to make a decision on...

Hogs Haven

Redskins Free Agency Rumors: Ryan Grant signs 1 year, $5m deal with Colts after Ravens screwjob

Ryan Grant has a new team FA WR Ryan Grant who visited the #Colts and #Raiders has made his decision. Sources tell me he will be signing with the #Colts He’s headed back there today @NFL @NFLNetwork— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) March 20, 2018 It’s 1-year and $5M for Grant. After the physical issue in Baltimore, he’s going to prove it for a year https://t.co/J89bPTmkMI— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2018 Former Redskins WR Ryan Grant will reportedly sign a 1 year, $5 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts. He was originally going to sign with the Baltimore Ravens 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