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#1 Vanimal46

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:24 AM

Here's a thread to track notable NFL signings, cuts, trades, etc. 


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:25 AM

It sounds like the Jaguars and Dolphins are in talks to complete a rare trade in the NFL... 

LT Branden Albert would be traded to Jacksonville for TE Julius Thomas. 


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:07 PM

I think the 17-18 offseason should be devoted to the Vikings defending their Super Bowl title :)

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:09 PM

I think the 17-18 offseason should be devoted to the Vikings defending their Super Bowl title :)


Haha yeah... Brain fart this morning and I can't change the title!
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:13 PM

Top 3 story lines of the next offseason: 

 

- Vikings 2017 Defense: Greatest Of All Time?

 

- Bradford, Bridgewater, or Brady-- a QB controversy like none other

 

- what to do at left tackle

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

Darrell Revis was cut by the Jets today. Talk about crashing down to earth. He used to be the most feared CB in the league. Now he's been getting torched for 2 straight seasons. 


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:43 AM

Would people go for Jamaal Charles on a bounce back deal? What about Chris Johnson?

 

Lots of OL being freed up. Even a mediocre set of OTs would be a huge improvement for this team.

 

I remain optimistic this team can win 12+ games next year and be SB contenders, if the OL can get even close to average.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:50 PM

I wouldn't sign Charles personally.  I'd rather draft a back.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

Couple of notable-ish signings around the league.

WR Brandon Marshall signs a 2 year $12 million deal with the Giants. He's 33 and still relevant. Nice little 1-2 punch for the Giants partnering him with OBJ. 

 

WR Pierre Garcon signs a deal with the 49ers. Reportedly he's getting $16 MM in the first year of the contract. He's 31. I can't recall him ever being that good? Certainly not $16 MM good. 


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:14 PM

 

Couple of notable-ish signings around the league.

WR Brandon Marshall signs a 2 year $12 million deal with the Giants. He's 33 and still relevant. Nice little 1-2 punch for the Giants partnering him with OBJ. 

 

WR Pierre Garcon signs a deal with the 49ers. Reportedly he's getting $16 MM in the first year of the contract. He's 31. I can't recall him ever being that good? Certainly not $16 MM good. 

 

that 2nd contract makes no sense.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

 

that 2nd contract makes no sense.

 

Well it's the 49ers so that should explain it a bit. Maybe there's a reason everyone kept comparing Jon Lynch to Matt Millen after all.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:45 PM

49ers have something like 110m in cap room.  I'm guessing a heavily front-loaded deal.  Still, Garcon is getting up there in years.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

 

49ers have something like 110m in cap room.  I'm guessing a heavily front-loaded deal.  Still, Garcon is getting up there in years.

 

Not a terrible strategy, but there are better WRs out there.....

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:04 PM

 

Not a terrible strategy, but there are better WRs out there.....

 

I'm betting this move has to do with Shanahan's time in Washington with Garcon.

 

Not defending it, just spitballing explanations.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:12 PM

 

49ers have something like 110m in cap room.  I'm guessing a heavily front-loaded deal.  Still, Garcon is getting up there in years.

 

That's a good point. Still, I wouldn't expect more than 1 or 2 years of good production from Garcon. I would have kept the traditional back loaded deal and cut him when he was no longer productive. 

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:51 PM

 

That's a good point. Still, I wouldn't expect more than 1 or 2 years of good production from Garcon. I would have kept the traditional back loaded deal and cut him when he was no longer productive. 

 

I probably wouldn't have signed him at all.  :)  But the 49ers may not have a ton of options.  And this may be a coach on the field move for a young QB.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:25 PM

The NFL owners have voted. By a vote of 31-1, the Oakland Raiders are now going to be the Las Vegas Raiders. 


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:26 PM

Wowsers. It's such a tiny market.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:27 PM

You may be asking yourself "Why are the NFL owners on board with this move?" 

Well, according to Darren Rovell on twitter, each NFL owner stands to make $50 MM a piece from the relocation fee that the Raiders have to pay. 


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:31 PM

 

Wowsers. It's such a tiny market.

 

They're going to find out very quickly how tiny of a market it is.... I can understand a hockey team moving there, considering most hockey arenas fit 15-20k people. 

Will they be able to fill a 75k seat stadium consistently? I have my doubts, unless they're banking on lots of tourists buying a ticket just for kicks.