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Cincy Jungle

Tuesday Trenches: Offseason Blues

Albert Cesare/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Only 103 more days until the Bengals take the field in their regular-season opener against the Browns. The NFL Draft is over. Free agency is still ongoing, but the players still available won’t be signed until training camps begin in July. The exciting part of free agency has come and gone. The schedule has been released. What is there to look forward to now? Answer: the beginning of the 2023 season. And that’s still over 100 days away. Sorry if that bums you out. I know it bums me out. But there are things to talk...

Windy City Gridiron

How much edge help is still out there for the Bears?

Photo by Cooper Neill/ We look at the top edge options remaining for the Bears. The Chicago Bears put a lot of work into bolstering their defensive line for the 2023 season, but there was only so much that could be addressed in the draft and initial waves of free agency. But with all important June 1st designation fast approaching, a few more options could be available via released veterans. The wave of cuts could also impact which teams are willing to be more open to trades, so it’s likely some news and rumors could pop up this week. As far as the Bears go, general...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Allen Robinson excited to be a part of Kenny Pickett’s development into “a guy”

Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is drawing rave reviews from veterans this offseason. When players leave one team and head to a new one via free agency, the acclimation process has to be challenging. Based on the position someone plays, it can be even more challenging. As an example, if a defensive lineman is signed he has to worry about those who are playing alongside of him, but it ultimately comes down to him doing his job and beating the man in front of him. However, at a position like wide receiver, you have to worry...

Pats Pulpit

Jonathan Jones wants to follow Devin McCourty’s leadership example

Photo by Winslow Townson/ Jones is entering his eighth season with the Patriots after re-signing with them in free agency. Jonathan Jones is entering his eighth season with the New England Patriots, which puts him in an unfamiliar position. With no other player on defense having been around for as long as him, the 29-year-old is now the unit’s elder statesman. This status comes with responsibility, namely being a leader both on and off the field. It is a role that Jones is very much aware of, and one he will be doing his best to properly fill. “When we start to talk...

Cincy Jungle

Bengals News (5/30): Is AFC North the NFL’s best division?

The Enquirer/Kareem Elgazzar / USA TODAY NETWORK One ranking has it among the NFL’s best. Should it be No. 1? Ranking NFL divisions from 1-8 after big 2023 free agency moves, draft: Will NFC East be even better? - CBSSports.comCincinnati is the top team in this division, but the AFC North will be a grind -- again. All four teams should compete for a playoff berth. Orlando Brown Jr. and Anthony Munoz on the Bengals Booth Podcast Video CutOrlando Brown Jr. picks the brain of Hall of Famer, Anthony Munoz on Bengals Booth Podcast. Look: Cincinnati Bengals Rookie Punter...

Da Windy City

Chicago Bears: What does the future holds at edge rusher?

The Chicago Bears currently have a glaring hole at edge rusher. They return Trevis Gipson and Dominique Robinson from last season who combined for a total of 4.5 sacks. In free agency, they added former Tennessee Titan Demarcus Walker. He provides versatility on the D-line, lining up both on the outside and the inside. Right […] Chicago Bears: What does the future holds at edge rusher? - Da Windy City - Da Windy City - A Chicago Sports Site - Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini & More

Arrowhead Pride

Debating whether or not to bring Frank Clark back

Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK One of the highest priorities for the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason was addressing the defensive end position. First, they cut defensive end Frank Clark and let defensive end Carlos Dunlap test free agency. With those two departures, the Chiefs would need to address the room. They brought former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Charles Omenihu in free agency on a two-year deal. Omenihu brings a blend of inside-out versatility that the Chiefs' defense hasn't had since Steve Spagnuolo has been defensive coordinator....

Bucs Nation

Notable free agents the Buccaneers may be wise to look into

Photo by Michael Owens/ The early offseason free agency hoopla is long gone but there are still valuable pieces available on the open market. The Buccaneers have adjusted expectations for the 2023 season, comparable to the last few seasons of Tampa Bay football. Even though the season is not projected to end with a Super Bowl championship, that doesn’t mean the organization isn’t trying to do everything it can to win games. That means putting the best product possible on the field each week. Here’s a list of a few free agents who could help the Buccaneers do that...

Hogs Haven

Washington won’t be receiving compensatory picks in 2024

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Better luck next year! Over the years, Washington has been one of the worst teams in the league at collecting compensatory draft picks, so it was a pleasant surprise when - for the first time since 2019 - Washington generated two compensatory picks for the 2023 draft last year. The comp pick capital for those two picks was gained by letting Brandon Scherff and Tim Settle walk in free agency for contracts that were sufficiently large - $16.5M and $4.5M APY, respectively - that they met the compensatory pick cut off threshold, while at the...

The Falcoholic

Falcons post-draft roster review: Safety gets a big boost from Jessie Bates

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ Atlanta has invested a lot to bring in Bates. Is that bet going to pay off? The Atlanta Falcons have enjoyed some excellent safety play throughout their history, and Jessie Bates has a chance to one day join that list of impact players. The crown jewel of Atlanta’s free agency class, Bates has the versatility, play-making instincts and leadership qualities to help transform the defense. Bates leads a group that struggled to consistently makes plays last season and returns starters Richie Grant and Jaylinn Hawkins. Grant, a former second-round...

Field Gulls

A way too early 53 man roster projection for 2023 Seahawks offense

Photo by Jane Gershovich/ With three months until roster cuts, it’s far too early to project who will make the Seahawks 53 man roster to open 2023, but that won’t stop us from giving it a shot. Free agency and the draft are in the past, and teams across the league are in the middle of organized team activities, the last bit of something resembling football in the offseason before the true doldrums of summer. For the Seattle Seahawks that means a first chance at seeing a very large class of 2023 rookies on the field for the first time, even if no contact and true...

Behind the Steel Curtain

A Letter From the Editor: No NFL team is perfect

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports As OTAs wrap up soon, it’s important to remember how no NFL team has a perfect roster. When the National Football League decided to start a salary cap and free agency, it changed everything. The amount of “dynasties” dropped off dramatically, and the league has turned into a year-to-year league with an insane amount of parody. With that being said, I feel it’s also important to note how in today’s NFL no team’s roster is perfect. No one’s. Yes, there are teams who possess a greater amount of talent, and possibly a better...


Report: DeAndre Hopkins’ contract desires, agent could complicate NFL free agency

All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Friday after months of NFL trade rumors, leading many to speculate that a free agent frenzy for his services was imminent. Plus, Hopkins had already named five quarterbacks on contending teams he’d like to play with. All that’s left is for Hopkins to […] The post Report: DeAndre Hopkins’ contract desires, agent could complicate NFL free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bucs Nation

SB Nation Reacts: Should the Buccaneers sign Ezekiel Elliott?

Photo by Cooper Neill/ Fans also voted bring in some defensive help. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been quiet during the post-draft free agency period. It’s not shocking considering they didn’t have much cap room to work with in the beginning. But that hasn’t stopped rumors from swirling. One of those rumors is how they are constantly tied to Cowboys free agent...

Arrowhead Pride

Watch episode 1 of ‘Work To Win’ here; discussion, poll

Photo by David Eulitt/ Episode 1 in season 2 of Chiefs’ behind-the-scenes video series premiered Thursday night. “Work To Win” Episode 1 The Kansas City Chiefs’ behind-the-scenes offseason video series Work To Win premiered its first episode of season two on Thursday night. Season Two, Episode One: Take a look inside the front office as the Chiefs went through the free agency period. Tackle Jawaan Taylor and defensive lineman Charles Omenihu are among others the free agents that will join the chiefs this off season. Safety Mike Edwards and Linebacker Drue...

Bolts From The Blue

Kyle Van Noy: ‘They don’t want me back'

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Van Noy let everyone know on Twitter that his time with the Bolts is over. Tom Telesco gained an early reputation as the “Coupon God” among Charger fans for his ability to sign discounted veterans in the second or third wave of free agency to fill meaningful roles on his rosters. In 2022, he continued this trend with an impressive flurry of signings. Bryce Callahan, Kyle Van Noy, and Morgan Fox all signed with the Chargers post-draft to very affordable deals, with each player hoping to bounce back from a down year and regain...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots roster breakdown: Mac Jones is under serious pressure this season

Photo by Billie Weiss/ Our offseason series continues with an in-depth look at the third-year quarterback. With the NFL free agency and draft both in the rear-view mirror, and the final phase of voluntary offseason workouts underway, the New England Patriots are officially “on to 2023.” At the moment, the Patriots have a full 90-man roster. Only 53 of those players will be able to survive roster cutdowns and ultimately make the active team, with others competing for practice squad spots. Over the course of spring and summer, just like we have in years past, we will...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Despite recent moves, Steelers fans feel the team still hasn’t addressed biggest team need

Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via The Pittsburgh Steelers have plenty of team needs, and the fan base feels the biggest need has yet to be addressed. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had, by most metrics, a very active offseason. Whether you are talking about free agency additions or the 2023 NFL Draft class, Omar Khan’s first offseason as the team’s General Manager (GM) certainly has been action-packed. Throughout it all, the most noteworthy aspect of what Khan and his front office has done is fill the necessary gaps on the roster. This isn’t just for the...

Silver And Black Pride

SB Nation Reacts: 71 percent of Raiders fans think Tre Tucker was a reach

Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Raiders Nation believes the team reached on 3rd-round pick The Las Vegas Raiders' defense has been a struggle for decades and needed upgrades going into 2023. Dave Ziegler and the front office didn't get aggressive in free agency to help on that side of the ball. The expectation was a draft full of defensive prospects to add to the locker room. Instead, the team used three picks on offense, including the wide receiver position. Many thought the receiving corps was already set for the 2023 season, but Josh McDaniels had other...

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders offseason: 5 potential trade partners for Hunter Renfrow

Hunter Renfrow | Photo by Chris Unger/ Potential suitors for the WR Recently, trade rumors have been circulating about Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. With the combination of the Raiders signing Jakobi Meyers to a three-year, $33 million deal during free agency and the club would save about $11.3 million in cap space by trading Renfrow after June 1, the speculation is warranted. So which teams could strike a deal with Las Vegas for the slot machine, and what could they offer? Detroit Lions Effective cap space per OverTheCap.com: $18,752,720 (3rd-most in...

Hogs Haven

The 5 O’Clock Club: Using veteran free agency to improve the Commanders tight end depth chart

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports It’s 5 o’clock somewhere… The 5 o’clock club is published from time to time during the season, and aims to provide a forum for reader-driven discussion at a time of day when there isn’t much NFL news being published. Feel free to introduce topics that interest you in the comments below. Free agency never really ends Two free agent players have been signed by the Commanders over the past week (with two other players released to make room for them). First, the team added offensive tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith, and a few days later LB...

Windy City Gridiron

Bear Bones: NFC North Primer

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Join us LIVE at FIVE on our 2nd City Gridiron YouTube channel! Free agency and the draft are in the rearview mirror, and teams are into their offseason programs. We finally have some real 2023 NFL news to examine, and the latest Bears Bones is getting in on the fun. This time Mason West is joined by pinch hitter Robert Schmitz to discuss what position groups on the Chicago Bears are their strongest and which ones we should be concerned with. They also plan to rank these positions across the NFC North to see where Chicago stacks up against the...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots roster breakdown: Matthew Judon is New England’s most disruptive player

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Our offseason series continues with an in-depth look at the eighth-year linebacker. With the NFL free agency and draft both in the rear-view mirror, and the final phase of voluntary offseason workouts underway, the New England Patriots are officially “on to 2023.” At the moment, the Patriots have a full 90-man roster. Only 53 of those players will be able to survive roster cutdowns and ultimately make the active team, with others competing for practice squad spots. Over the course of spring and summer, just like we have in years past, we...


Justin Fields reveals his first reaction to Bears’ D.J. Moore trade

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles entered the offseason with a few glaring needs within his team. For one, the Bears were in need of a true No. 1 wide receiver for Justin Fields. Poles decided not to turn to both the 2023 NFL Draft and this year’s free agency period to address this dilemma. […] The post Justin Fields reveals his first reaction to Bears’ D.J. Moore trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Raiders’ Jimmy Garoppolo gets eye-opening injury update during OTAs

The Las Vegas Raiders went out and replaced Derek Carr with Jimmy Garoppolo, signing the veteran to a massive deal in free agency. However, Garoppolo is already dealing with an injury during OTAs and might not be able to go until training camp, according to Tashan Reed of The Athletic. ‘Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is not participating […] The post Raiders’ Jimmy Garoppolo gets eye-opening injury update during OTAs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys free agency 2023: An experienced lineman on the market Dallas should pursue

Photo by Justin Ford/ This player would fill the need of multiple positions for the Cowboys. With OTAs starting this week for the Dallas Cowboys, there may be an answer as to who will be playing left guard for the 2023 season. The front office has talked about getting their best five players on the field in whatever combination is best for the offense. At guard, that can mean Tyler Smith, Chuma Edoga, Josh Ball, Matt Farniok, Asim Richard, or even Terence Steele, as owner Jerry Jones has alluded to. There certainly won’t be a lack of competition between now and...

Blogging The Boys

[UPDATE] Cowboys free agency: Jags didn’t release K Riley Patterson, traded him instead

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Will the Cowboys make a move to add competition at kicker? [UPDATE]: It turns out that the Jags did not release kicker Riley Patterson, instead they swung a trade with the Lions. The #Jaguars aren't releasing kicker Riley Patterson after all: They traded him to the #Lions. Patterson kicked in seven games for Detroit in 2021.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 25, 2023 The Cowboys do technically have a kicker on their roster already in Tristan Vizcaino, though his 12 career field goal attempts across three seasons in...

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.