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Cleveland Browns: 5 Worst free agency signings since 1999

Since coming back to the NFL in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have made their share of bad free agency signings. These are the five worst since their re-birth. General manager John Dorsey has done an excellent job rebuilding the Cleveland Browns in a short period of time. He took over in December of 2017 and […] Cleveland Browns: 5 Worst free agency signings since 1999 - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - A Cleveland Browns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Blogging The Boys

The Cowboys upgraded with new slot man Randall Cobb if his health holds

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Can Randall Cobb produce more than Cole Beasley did? When the Dallas Cowboys started the 2019 offseason, they did not have many glaring needs. After reaching the divisional round of the playoffs before being eliminated by the Los Angels Rams, Dallas looked set up to bring most of their talent back and retool for a playoff run in 2019. The one position that had a clear question mark was slot receiver. Seven-year Cowboys player Cole Beasley was entering unrestricted free agency, and his return seemed less than likely. In his seven years in Dallas, Beasley...

The Falcoholic

Falcons training camp battles: Securing the return gig

Who will the Falcons’ return specialist be in 2019? Someone has to do it. In 2018, the Atlanta Falcons primary kick returner was Justin Hardy who had 20 returns for 147 yards and their primary punt returner was Marvin Hall, who had 26 returns for 216 yards. They weren’t terrible by any means, but it’s likely what led the team to sign Kenjon Barner and undrafted rookie Shawn Bane, and draft Marcus Green. Marvin Hall is no longer on the team, having signed with the Chicago Bears during free agency. That leaves a return job open, with the question being, who claims it? The Challengers...

Lombardi Ave

Packers: Blake Martinez playing for a new contract in 2019

Eleven Green Bay Packers are set to hit free agency in 2020. Blake Martinez is one of the most important. Inside linebacker was long the Green Bay Packers‘ top position of need, each and every offseason. They went with Jake Ryan in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but still needed to find […] Packers: Blake Martinez playing for a new contract in 2019 - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Falcoholic

Falcons training camp battles: The fourth DT spot

Newcomer Tyeler Davison has Michael Bennett, Justin Zimmer and Ra’Shede Hageman looking over his shoulder. Heading into the 2019 offseason many people, including myself, saw the Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle position as the biggest need. Even with Grady Jarrett and the great season Jack Crawford had in 2018, the trench position needed a little more added to it. In free agency, the team added Tyeler Davison who spent four seasons with the New Orleans Saints and brought back Ra’Shede Hageman, who was released by the team in 2017 following a domestic-violence incident. Also returning...

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Redskins: Riggo’s Rag Podcast – 2019 training camp position battles

In less than a week, the Redskins will start the next step toward finalizing their roster for the 2019 regulars season. It’s been a long wait since the end of the 2018 regular season, but it has not been a wait without excitement. In free agency, the Washington Redskins signed Landon Collins to a six-year […] Redskins: Riggo’s Rag Podcast – 2019 training camp position battles - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Still Curtain

3 veteran safeties the Steelers could add through free agency

The Pittsburgh Steelers have very little experience at the safety position. Here are three veteran safeties who would make sense in Pittsburgh. The Steelers have spent draft capital at the safety position in recent years, but that may not be enough. Pittsburgh is in serious need of a veteran presence. Sean Davis and Terrell Edmunds […] 3 veteran safeties the Steelers could add through free agency - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Indianapolis Colts 2019: Tennessee Titans think they're close in AFC South

Tennessee Titans get an experienced backup quarterback and seek veteran help in free agency in effort to take over AFC South. But Colts legends trolled Titans fans in a big way.        

Behind the Steel Curtain

Podcast: Which Steelers have the best chance to be an All-Pro in 2019?

With Free Agency, the NFL Draft and minicamps all in the history books, we look at which members of the Steelers have the best chance to be an All-Pro in 2019. Being named an All-Pro player is drastically different than being a Pro Bowler. Being selected to the Pro Bowl is more like a popularity contest, while being named an All-Pro player puts you at the front of the class, in terms of overall talent. Just look at 2018 for example. Players like JuJu Smith-Schuster and T.J. Watt were named to the Pro Bowl, but after others stepped down from playing in the meaningless game. When it comes to...

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3 numbers to target for Ravens running back Mark Ingram in 2019

Free agency wasn’t exactly kind to the Baltimore Ravens, as they lost numerous key defensive players as well as their top-two wide receivers from 2018, but they did make a big addition to the running game, landing Mark Ingram. Ingram spent the first eight years of his career with the New Orleans Saints, making a […] The post 3 numbers to target for Ravens running back Mark Ingram in 2019 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 numbers to target for Texans running back Lamar Miller in 2019

The Houston Texans are hoping to take another step forward on offense in 2019. The offense can reach its full potential if Lamar Miller can get more involved in the offense. Back in 2016, Houston signed Miller in free agency to improve their rushing attack. His first season with the Texans looked impressive with 268 […] The post 3 numbers to target for Texans running back Lamar Miller in 2019 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Vikings Territory

Vikings Training Camp Profile: Cornelius Edison, OL

The offensive line rebuild is underway in Minnesota. The starters on the interior are either new to the team or new to their position. Josh Kline was signed in free agency from Tennessee, Garrett Bradbury was taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, and Pat Elflein will be playing at guard for the … The post Vikings Training Camp Profile: Cornelius Edison, OL appeared first on Vikings Territory.

Field Gulls

Seahawks DT Jarran Reed owes a thank you to Grady Jarrett of the Falcons

With the days until the Seattle Seahawks open training camp having reached single digits, the overwhelming majority of the offseason is in the books. Long gone are free agency, the draft and the offseason workout program. As such, this time of year there are basically three types of news that can come out regarding a player: a suspension, a contract extension or reports of some sort of offseason injury. Many Seahawks fans are hoping for one of these types of reports, an announcement of a contract extension, for one of a handful of players who are extension eligible. At the top of that list...

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Packers’ three worst contracts entering the 2019 season

The Green Bay Packers don’t have much cap room remaining, which means their recent activity in free agency needs to pay off. The Packers have been one of the best teams at looking after their salary cap in recent years. That was much easier with Ted Thompson as general manager as he rarely made a […] Packers’ three worst contracts entering the 2019 season - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Tyrann Mathieu says Chiefs’ defense has ‘a great challenge ahead’

The Kansas City Chiefs made a big move this offseason when they went out and added safety Tyrann Mathieu in free agency. The Chiefs’ defense, and particularly the secondary, struggled mightily last year. The backend of the defense was getting torched routinely, and the only reason the Chiefs kept winning was because of absurd production […] The post Tyrann Mathieu says Chiefs’ defense has ‘a great challenge ahead’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Still Curtain

A look at Steelers training camp battles heading into 2019

The Steelers have a number of battles heading into training camp. Let’s take a look at the seven major ones. The Steelers will report to training camp on July 25th which mean this month the Steelers season will start. Most of their offseason is over with the draft and 99% of free agency done. At […] A look at Steelers training camp battles heading into 2019 - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Riggo's Rag

Redskins, Brandon Scherff reportedly far apart in long-term contract talks

With a rookie quarterback in tow, it’s important that the Redskins keep their offensive linemen happy. So far this offseason, the Washington Redskins haven’t exactly been effective in that arena. The Redskins offensive line took its first big hit when veteran swing tackle Ty Nsekhe left via free agency to join the Buffalo Bills. The […] Redskins, Brandon Scherff reportedly far apart in long-term contract talks - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Falcoholic

Schefter: Falcons “unlikely” to reach long-term deal with Grady Jarrett

Jarrett is now expected to play out 2019 on the franchise tag. Despite Thomas Dimitroff’s ongoing vague optimism about getting a deal done with franchised defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, there’s been some growing concern. Namely, the team has been working on a new deal with Jarrett for over a year. Dimitroff was forced to use the franchise tag to keep Jarrett out of free agency. With months to negotiate a long-term deal, Jarrett remained stuck on the franchise tag with only hours left to the deadline. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Falcons are unlikely to get a deal done. With today...

Silver And Black Pride

What condition the position is in: Safety

We check on each Raiders position to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical. Starters: Karl Joseph, Johnathan Abram Backups: Erik Harris, Curtis Riley, Jordan Richards, Dallin Leavitt Safety got a bit of an overhaul this offseason. The starters early last season for Reggie Nelson and Marcus Gilchrist. By midseason, it was Karl Joseph and Erik Harris taking the bulk of the snaps. Both playing well late to earn their snaps and a shot at starting jobs again in 2019. But help was needed. Come free agency, the Raiders first added Lamarcus Joyner, though he...

Arrowhead Addict

A rundown of former Chiefs remaining in free agency

Here’s a concluding look at our week-long series looking at former Kansas City Chiefs still waiting their turn for employment in free agency. All throughout this week, we’ve been taking a look at some of the remaining free agents on the open market who spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs just last season. Our […] A rundown of former Chiefs remaining in free agency - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

The Falcoholic

There’s nowhere to go but up for Atlanta’s pass protection in 2019

The weak links of the offensive line have been replaced. We’ve talked ad nauseam about the offensive line changes which the Atlanta Falcons have made this past offseason. They added four new lineman (two in free agency, two in the first round of the NFL Draft) to cover three vacated starting spots along the unit, emulating Indianapolis’ successful revamp from a year ago. When we look back on the year Atlanta’s offensive line just had, it’s easy to see why the front office was so willing to invest in a complete restructuring. Next Gen Stats puts the futility into perspective: Most...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys trying to have more at running back than just Ezekiel Elliott

Is this the best group of runners Dallas has had in years? This offseason the Dallas Cowboys completely remade their backup running back group. Two-year backup Rod Smith was not brought back by the team in free agency, and Dallas went ahead and added two rookies through the draft to strengthen the overall depth of the position. The need to upgrade at backup running back had to be somewhat caused by how much Ezekiel Elliott was used last season. Elliott led the NFL in rushes on the season and total touches with 381. In his three-year career, despite missing six games in 2017, Elliott has...

Arrowhead Addict

Jeff Allen remains a versatile free agent offensive line option

For teams looking to add a versatile offensive lineman to the mix for training camp, former Kansas City Chiefs lineman Jeff Allent is still waiting to be signed. Every year we hear the same thing around free agency and the NFL Draft: there’s a dearth of quality offensive linemen all around the league. Few teams, […] Jeff Allen remains a versatile free agent offensive line option - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Just Blog Baby

Oakland Raiders over/under: Tyrell Williams 1,000 yards receiving

This offseason the Oakland Raiders brought aboard arguably the best wide receiver in free-agency with the addition of Tyrell Williams. With Williams switching teams in order to put on the silver and black, how well will he flourish under Jon Gruden? Tyrell Williams was a desirable figure on the free-agent market this offseason, largely do to […] Oakland Raiders over/under: Tyrell Williams 1,000 yards receiving - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

3 players with the most to gain in training camp for the Giants

What a rough offseason it has been for Dave Gettleman and the New York Giants. First, they traded Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon. Plus, they watched Landon Collins walk in free agency. Then, fans were officially fed up when the Giants used the sixth overall pick on Daniel Jones instead of Dwayne Haskins or […] The post 3 players with the most to gain in training camp for the Giants appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney working with Julius Peppers, other sack experts

Jadeveon Clowney has until Monday to sign a new multi-year deal with the Houston Texans, lest he play the 2019 season on the franchise tag. Whether he gets a new, market-value contract from the Texans, spends one final year in Houston before leaving in free agency next spring, or perhaps is traded to another team […] The post Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney working with Julius Peppers, other sack experts appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Falcoholic

Expect a more consistent rushing attack in 2019

The Falcons lost a significant part of their rushing attack when Tevin Coleman departed in free agency. But with the return of Devonta Freeman and the upgrades to the offensive line, we should expect a more consistent run game in 2019. With training camp only a few days away, it’s worth taking a closer look at the state of the Falcons’ roster. The position with the most significant turnover in terms of lost production is RB. 2018 starter Tevin Coleman, who took over for Devonta Freeman after his season-ending injury, departed in free agency to join Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco....

Cincy Jungle

Bengals relying on important players returning from I.R. in 2019

The Bengals’ 2019 playoff chances hinge largely on their roster health. This is particularly the case in their relying on players returning from I.R. last year. “The Big ‘If.’” It’s essentially the credo of the 2019 Cincinnati Bengals. In lieu of going big in outside free agency and making splashy trade-ups in the early rounds of the draft, the Bengals have largely stuck to their M.O. of the past decade or so. In sticking to that strategy, they are confident in their belief that they have one of the strongest rosters in the NFL—if they remain healthy. While the team did end...

Vikings' Kirk Cousins facing enormous pressure in 2019 | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

The Vikings need a huge performance from Kirk Cousins in 2019 as the franchise could be set to lose some key pieces on defense due to free agency or trade. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #KirkCousins »

Thomas Davis talks free agency | That Other Pre Game Show

That Other Pre Game Show analysts discuss comments on the Carolina Panthers Thomas Davis teams of interest for next season.

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.