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  1. One decade ago, Seahawks general manager John Schneider a sembled one of best draft cla ses in NFL history Charles Barkley Jersey landing linebacker Bobby Wagner and quarterback Ru sell Wilson in the second and third round of the 2012 NFL Draft respectively.But at the time, most experts panned their selections. Bleacher Report, for example, gave Schneider and Seattle a big, fat F immediately after the draft. ESPN's draft guru Mel Kiper wasn't much nicer in his initial a se sment, giving them a C- and writing"the needs were met outside of wide receiver, but in terms of maximizing value, there are huge questions."Of course, those prognosticators were quickly proven wrong with Wilson, Wagner, and first-round pick Bruce Irvin leading the Seahawks to the Divisional Round of the postseason as rookies and ushering in the most succe sful era in team history. Over the next 10 seasons, with Wilson and Wagner building Hall of Fame resumes in the proce s, they would reach the playoffs eight times, capture two NFC championships, and win the franchise's first Super Bowl.Keeping that cautionary tale in mind, evaluating draft cla ses before any players actually dre s for an actual NFL game can be a silly, futile exercise and more times than not, initial grades don't prove to be accurate. Nonethele s, former Seahawks scout and current Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy sees plenty of parallels between Schneider's latest nine-player draft cla s and the storied group he brought to the Pacific Northwest in 2012.Scroll to Continue"I think it's the best one they've had in probably 10 years," Nagy said of Seattle's 2022 cla s. "You gotta go back to that Bobby and Ru s draft and Bruce was in that draft... I think they really stuck to their guns. They got back to high character football guys. And I really liked it from top to bottom. I thought they did a great job and that's just not as a former staff member there. I really do. I really think they picked a lot of good players."Attacking the trenches early, Schneider used Seattle's first top-10 pick since 2010 - his first year at the helm - on Mi si sippi State tackle Charles Cro s. Viewed by many draft analysts as the best pa s protector in this year's cla s, he allowed only 2.0 sacks on over 700 pa s blocking snaps in coach Mike Leach's Air Raid offense last season, including yielding no pre sures on 66 snaps against Alabama.Nagy didn't get to work with Cro s in Mobile since Jerryd Bayless Jersey he entered the draft as an undercla sman, but he did watch his tape during the pre-draft proce s. Though he shares the opinion of many others that the athletic tackle will face an acclimation period acclimating to a pro-style offense, he expects he will be ready to hold his own protecting the blind side as a day one starter."I think it will be a little bit of a adjustment just putting his hand in the dirt and coming off the ball with pad level and getting into people and sustaining blocks," Nagy said of Cro s. "It's just really the speed of the game, working up to the second level, things of that nature. But Cro s is a really, really good player."Two rounds later, the Seahawks doubled up at tackle by using the 72nd overall pick on Washington State's Abraham Lucas, who also played in a pa s-happy offense as a four-year starter in Pullman under multiple coaching regimes. Earning First-Team All-Pac 12 honors after yielding no sacks as a senior, the Everett native participated in the Senior Bowl, bolstering his stock with a stellar week of practice.Being Clarence Weatherspoon Jersey able to watch Lucas in action in person, Nagy was curious to see how he would perform against better competition after rarely being challenged in the Pac-12, particularly in the run game where he would be asked to work from a three-point stance. As the week progre sed, he improved each day, which Nagy views as a positive sign as he prepares to battle against Jake Curhan for a chance to start right away for Seattle."I think that's a great pick," Nagy said of Lucas. "He came down here, he faced some good people, and I thought he had a really good week. I really thought he did a nice job down here. I thought he would go in the second, I was surprised he slid to the third. I thought that was kind of a minor upset for me."Time will tell how Cro s and Lucas fair at the next level, but after years of playing musical chairs along the offensive line and struggling to rebuild the line Tiago Splitter Jersey following back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in 2013 and 2014, Nagy loves the talent, youth, and depth Seattle has ama sed at the position. This is particularly true on the right side, where he envisions Lucas and Curhan - who started the final five games last year as an undrafted rookie - having an intense competition in camp."The good thing is they've got themselves in a situation where they've got two viable young options at right tackle," Nagy stated. "And I think you could go back over recent years and maybe there wasn't one. Now they've got two, so I think they're in a good spot there." Away from Cro s and Lucas, Nagy also had the privilege of watching Boye Mafe dominate opponents at the Senior Bowl. Building off a breakout senior season in which he produced a career-high 7.0 sacks at Minnesota, the athletic edge rusher tormented opposing tackles all week long, including contending for MVP honors with a pair of sacks, three tackles for lo s, and a forced fumble in the all-star showcase.Speaking with Mike McCartney, who worked with both Mafe and Lions first-round pick Aidan Hutchinson in the pre-draft proce s, Nagy indicated the former NFL scouting director told him prior to the Senior Bowl that Mafe was out-performing Hutchinson in acro s the board in athletic testing training at their workout facility. Weighing in at 262 pounds, he posted a ridiculous 41-inch vertical jump, showing off freakish athletic traits that were put on display wreaking havoc off the edge in Mobile."He comes down here and the great thing is you see that first step explosion," Nagy remarked. "You see the ability to go speed to power. He's just got a really high upside because technically, I think there's a lot of things he can get better at and I think that 3-4 defense is a great fit for him, he's more than athletic enough to play on his feet and be a stand up linebacker. I think that's a better fit than him going to an even front team."Coming into the league with much untapped upside, Nagy thinks Mafe has only scratched the surface of his potential considering his athletic gifts, work ethic, and coachability. Early on, he anticipates the Seahawks will use him as a situational pa s rusher behind Darrell Taylor and Uchenna Nwosu and over time, maybe as early as the tail end of his rookie season, he could emerge as an every down outside linebacker and a foundational piece for their defense long-term."Where he fits right away, he's got to factor in the in the sub-down packages at some point. I think Wilt Chamberlain Jersey that would be right away. Every down, I would think that would probably be more towards the end of year
  2. GREEN BAY, Wis. Everyone knows the Green Bay Packers biggest needs entering the 2022 NFL Draft. They need multiple receivers, including an immediate difference-maker. Down two starters and and with Elgton Jenkins unlikely to be ready for Week 1, the Packers need offensive linemen. There is no depth at outside linebacker and only five defensive linemen under contract.That instant gratification will be taken care of by general manager Brian Gutekunst, presumably with early-round selections. But, of course, the draft isnt just about today. Its about planning ahead and filling future needs so they dont become holes.With that as a backdrop, here is a quick-hitting, position-by-position look at the Packers through the prism of the future and how it might be addre sed in this draft.Scroll to ContinueThe NFL Draft isn't only about filling immediate needs. It's about addre sing potential needs. QuarterbackA suming Aaron Rodgers Matt Duchene Jersey returns and Jordan Love isnt traded, the Packers will enter 2023 with the same starter-backup situation for a fourth consecutive season. Restarting the proce s of grooming the quarterback of the future is probably a year away. Running BackAJ Dillon is under contract through 2023 and Aaron Jones and Kylin Hill are under contract through 2024. However, Jones cap number will explode next season, making him a potential cash-saving cut. In 12 months, it might be worth using an early-round pick on a running back. For now, theres no reason to invest anything more than a late-round selection to push Hill, who is coming off a torn ACL, and Patrick Taylor. ReceiverThe Packers have short- and long-term needs at receiver. Following the trade of Davante Adams and the departure of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, they have only two experienced receivers, Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, so getting a receiver or two early in this draft is vital. Beyond that, Lazard will play 2022 under the restricted free-agent tender and Cobbs contract will void after the season. So, not only do the Packers need an instant-impact receiver, they need receivers to potentially replace Lazard and Cobb. Tight EndHeaded by Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis, the Packers are carrying an experienced group into 2022. However, Tonyan is playing under only a one-year contract and Lewis deal Patrick Roy Jersey expires after 2022, as well. So, its time to plan ahead and tap into a pretty strong group of prospects. Tonyan is the pa s-catcher/overgrown receiver and Lewis is the dirty-work blocker. Can the Packers find one player to handle both chores, or do they need to double-up? Offensive LineThere are immediate holes. Elgton Jenkins is coming off a torn ACL and might not be ready for Week 1, Billy Turner was released and Lucas Patrick joined the Bears. Looking ahead, the 26-year-old Jenkins is scheduled to be a free agent after the upcoming season. Presumably, preventing that from happening will be a priority for Gutekunst. Players with Jenkins talent and versatility are rare. And the elephant in the room is All-Pro David Bakhtiaris knee. With ma sive cap charges of $29.1 million for 2023 and $33.1 million for 2024, the Packers no doubt are hoping and praying that he'll return to form. Defensive LineThe veteran addition of Jarran Reed takes the pre sure off Gutekunst from having to use a premium pick on the defensive front. Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Reed and TJ Slaton have the makings of forming a high-quality quartet. However, the long-term need is obvious with Reed and Lowry slated to be free agents at the end of the season. The only other defensive linemen under contract are Clark, Slaton and Carl Soderberg Jersey Jack Heflin. Outside LinebackerThis is a big immediate need with Preston Smith and Rashan Gary backed up by the not-so-fearsome foursome of Jonathan Garvin, Tipa Galeai, LaDarius Hamilton and Randy Ramsey. I love four guys. Four legit guys that you can have, sub em in, sub em out, whether its situational, red zone, 2-minute, third-down packages, new position coach Jason Rebrovich said on Tuesday. Gary is entering his final season under contract, though the team almost certainly will trigger the fifth-year option before the May 2 deadline to ensure Gary and Smith will be together through at least 2023. Inside LinebackerAll-Pro DeVondre Campbell was retained with a five-year contract before the start of free agency, a ma sive move for Green Bays defense. On a per-snap basis, Krys Barnes actually was more productive than Campbell. An undrafted free agent in 2020, Barnes will be a restricted free agent after this Andreas Martinsen Jersey season. Ty Summers, one of the teams better players on special teams, will be an unrestricted free agent. It will be interesting to see if Gutekunst leaves well enough alone or tries to form a truly elite tandem. CornerbackGreen Bay has three excellent cornerbacks. One of them, Rasul Douglas, re-signed in free agency through 2024. Another, 2021 first-round pick Eric Stokes, is signed through 2024 with a potential option for 2025. Now, can the Packers retain former All-Pro Jaire Alexander? Their first-round pick in 2018, Alexander is set to play under the fifth-year option this year. The Packers, obviously, would love to keep one of the NFLs premier cornerbacks but it wont be easy given the state of their salary cap. SafetyThis is far and away the biggest look-to-the-future need. With Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage, the Packers have one of the better tandems in the NFL. Both players are set to become free agents at the end of the season, though Joe Colborne Jersey theres still time to flip the switch on Savages fifth-year option. There is absolutely no depth behind them. Its fairly easy to envision the Packers using an early pick on a safety. Will he be a pure safety, which would allow Savage to try his hand in the slot? Or will it be a safety with the ability to play in the slot? Special TeamsLongtime kicker Mason Crosby is entering his final season under contract. The teams kicker since 2007, hell have to beat out JJ Molson and Dominik Eberle in training camp to keep the job for a 16th season.
  3. One would have thought Twitter broke following a postgame interview with receiver in December.Picking up his 11th touchdown of the season on a in the third quarter of what would be an eventual win over Jacksonville, It wasn't the play that had fans wowing over the eventual Milwaukee Bucks Jersey NFL Offensive Player of the Year. It was his comments describing the route postgame."They just had a little three-deep fire zone, brought the nickel off the edge, safety dropped down," Kupp said. "They didn't look like they were doing a replacement fire zone, so I knew with the back away we were going to get three pushing through. I had the opportunity to kinda run in there, that if I could beat my guy, I just had to beat the safety to the end zone."The common fan likely doesntfully understand the lingo. For Kupp, route-running conversations and talking about defensive Greg Monroe Jersey formations is like a second language that happens to come naturally."I've been able to learn this language for the last five years. That's just how we talk in the facility," Kupp told RamDigest on behalf of . "We use our language to describe what's happening, and so that is just the normal way of thinking. It's just a stream-of-conscious thoughts."The language inside the huddle is a tool needed for teams to be able to call audibles and change direction at the line of scrimmage without giving away too much information to the opponent. One thing Kupp has noticed is every coaching staff could perhaps use a different term to disguise a play or formation in a certain system.A "three-hook" for the Rams' play design could mean "three weak" for a different offense. Defensively, a Cover 8 formation might mean up Jason Terry Jersey to five different roles based on the position. It also could mean one type of look from the secondary and certain blitz packages from the front seven.The language acro s the NFL varies. Kupp said that in Los Angeles, it's who "sets the language.""That's one of his superpowers," Kupp said of McVay. "He holds the title for being the best in terms of breaking down the film. I'm still a lowly Padawan."Scroll to ContinueMuch like fans hearing the chatter of Rams language, there were plenty of first for Kupp in 2021. He recorded his first 100-catch season since being drafted out of Eastern Washington in 2017. He became a first-team All-Pro.Kupp also became the first player since Joe Montana in 1989 to win Offensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP in the same season. He also agreed to a new three-year extension.Kupp said Vin Baker Jersey that Pataday Extra Strength has helped him stay focused since it keeps the allergies away on Sundays, thus giving him the extra boost to win at the point of attack."In this sport, we talk about the details and this other language, seeing the things that you need to see. You Spencer Hawes Jersey need to be on your stuff," Kupp said. "You always have to have clear thoughts behind what you're doing. Also, you have to be able to see. I have to be able to catch the football and see what's coming at me."I put one drop of Pataday in both my eyes and for 24 hours it knocks out itchy eyes and I don't have to worry about it anymore. It's a great tool to have in my bag."
  4. The 2022 NFL Draft is merely days away at this point, and the Kansas City Chiefs will soon welcome multiple new players into their organization. General manager Brett Veach has 12 picks to work with this year and while it's unlikely that he keeps them all, the Chiefs will almost surely have more than the typical six players picked under Veach.Kansas City carries two picks in each of the first three rounds, presenting the franchise with plenty of chances to add high-impact talent that can contribute in year one. There are also several mid- and late-round selections to work with, raising the po sibility of finding good value. Without further ado, let's take a crack at adding some depth to the Chiefs' roster in the Mock Draft 7.0.There are plenty of EDGE prospects with upside in this Dustin Byfuglien Jersey year's cla s but of those in the second tier, perhaps none have higher ceilings than Penn State's Arnold Ebiketie. The former Nittany Lion has great flexibility and bend, impre sive raw power for his size, a speed and quickne s blend that gives him an advantage and a pa s-rush toolbox that has a sound baseline. He needs to add strength to his frame and improve as a run defender, and he may not Mark Scheifele Jersey fit Steve Spagnuolo's ideal weight parameters, but he's an ideal addition with the potential to be a high-quality pa s rusher in due time.The Chiefs value football IQ and positional versatility in their defensive backs. At the end of the first round, there may be no better option for them than Daxton Hill of Michigan. Hill has a blend of intelligence, proce sing speed and wit that allows him to fill a variety of roles in the defensive backfield. This includes the slot cornerback position, which is a spot where the Chiefs may need some help in 2022 and beyond. Hill not only has the ability to start in year one, but he can also be a "glue guy" in a Kansas City secondary that desperately needs a good athlete and Swi s Army knife competitor.The 2022 draft cla s isn't chock-full of wide receivers with prototypical "X" size and the ability to be a top option. George Pickens is one of them and despite his injury history and potential other concerns, he's worth a top-50 pick in a heartbeat. The former Bulldogs standout is a good athlete, has an impre sive fluidity to his game for such a big receiver and also competes at the catch point. Pickens is a plus blocker and works to find soft spots in zone coverage during his route, too. He has true star-level potential, and the Chiefs would be extremely wise to consider him if he's available.Scroll to ContinueThis is almost surely the most controversial pick, as the Chiefs have Travis Kelce in the fold and the trio of Jody Fortson, Noah Gray and Blake Bell returning for 2022. Kelce is set to turn 33 in October, however, and the Chiefs may want to start giving him more time off during games in an effort to extend his career. If that's the case, Greg Drew Stafford Jersey Dulcich is a former wideout who has an innate ability to get open with a varied route-running toolbox and the athleticism to be a threat. He can be split out away from the line as Kelce is fairly often and be weaponized in Andy Reid's offense.Jalyn Armour-Davis recently made an appearance in a mock on , and he returns due to the immense upside he brings to the table. Not only does he have the athleticism nece sary to stick as a boundary cornerback, but he's long and is comfortable in pre s-man technique. Armour-Davis needs some seasoning (and improvement in his tackling form) but if he grows as a man cover corner, his athletic profile and ability to stick in close quarters with opposing receivers present a clear ceiling as a starting-caliber player. He's a good complement to an NFL-ready defensive back like Hill.At 6-foot-2 and just over 180 pounds, Baylor's Tyquan Thornton brings pluses and minuses with him to the NFL. On one hand, he doesn't handle physicality well at or near the line of scrimmage. He's also very raw in terms of his route-running ability and is more of a straight-line receiver. On the other hand, he may be the fastest player in the 2022 receiver cla s and is able to track the ball well downfield and make a surprising effort on contested catches. The Chiefs could find ways to get the ball in Thornton's hands down the field and over the middle of it, and his ceiling is higher than most Ondrej Pavelec Jersey Day Three wideouts. That's worthy of a pick in and of itself.Micheal Clemons isn't a perfect prospect. He's one of the oldest players in this year's cla s, his reaction time in general is Michael Hutchinson Jersey poor and his run defense needs to see some improvement. With that said, he po se ses some of the best length among all 2022 pa s rushers, he's explosive and can combine plus power with multiple pa s-rush moves to find succe s. He fits what the Chiefs typically look for in a defensive end, and he should be able to play impactful football immediately. By taking Clemons and Ebiketie in the same draft, Kansas City would be getting a good blend of win now and win later talent.The Chiefs' running back room is insulated for 2022, but not much beyond that. If they want a depth piece on Day Three, they'd be hard-pre sed to do much better than Michigan's Ha san Haskins. Haskins has an elite blend of strength and contact balance, and he hurdles defenders routinely. He's also one of the better blocking backs in the 2022 cla s. He's a limited athlete and his ceiling is rather low but for a backup with glaring advantages, Haskins is an NFL-ready machine.
  5. After each NFL Draft follows the undrafted free agent signing period Robert Horry Jersey .This season, teams have a total of $167,944 to use on undrafted free agents.Raiders General Manager Dave Ziegler has already noted that he wants to make sure that every undrafted signing is purposeful and effective. Its not a light task for the Silver and Black.The Raiders have signed the - Cornerback Sam Webb- Quarterback Chase Garbers Vlade Divac Jersey - Outside linebacker Zach VanValkenburg- Defensive linemen Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa- Offensive linemen Bamidele Olaseni- Linebacker Darien Butler- Safety Isaiah Pola-MaoScroll to Continue- Tight end Cole Fotheringham- Defensive back Qwynnterrio Cole- Safety Bryce Cosby- Wide receiver Justin Hall- Wide receiver Tre TurnerTurner originally was going to sign with the Minnesota Vikings until he changed his mind and signed with Las Vegas. He will receive $40,000 guaranteed with the Raiders instead of the Vikings' offer of $2,500 Larry Nance Jersey .Undrafted free agent safety Bryce Cosby is a notable pick-up for the Raiders as well. At Ball State, he made 43 starts at the safety position. His 2021 season was his best with 108 tackles, 11.5 tackles for lo ses, four sacks and two interceptions. He's someone Nick Van Exel Jersey to keep an eye out for.Undrafted free agent linebacker Darien Butler has a connection with the Raiders coaching squad, as linebackers coach Antonio Pierce coached him in college.Time will tell if any of these undrafted free agent pickups make an impact on the field and make the final cut.Please make sure you tell us your thoughts when you like our Want to talk about this? Want to air your opinion about all things Las Vegas Raiders? Maybe you like to talk about other Tyler Ennis Jersey sports that aren't Silver and Black related? We got your back.
  6. With one of their two seventh-round picks, the Cleveland Browns selected , a center from Texas Tech. This aids in the rebuild the Browns were doing this offseason following the acquisition of quarterback .Deatons love of football started at a young age when he played flag football. Growing up around the game propelled him ultimately into a career in the NFL. I just kind of loved football ever since then, Deaton said. Living in Texas, football was really the culture here. Its always been a huge part of my life for sure.Deaton played through high school and went to Texas Tech in 2017, where he was working his way onto the Zack Kassian Jersey team after he got there. By sophomore year, he was the center.I really enjoyed my time there, Deaton said, reflecting on how he was able to fine-tune his football skills.Deaton, like other prospects, had a strenuous proce s for getting to the next level of his football career. Physically, he kept his football skills fresh with his Pro Day, the East-West Shrine Bowl and the Combine. Though this was a difficult regimen, Deaton was able to remain positive.Mentally, its a stre sful proce s, when it comes down to it, its a little stre sful, Deaton said. Being around family helps. Staying in a positive mindset and knowing in a couple of weeks, my dream will come true.Deaton compares this stre s to Jordan Eberle Jersey his days in college, in which he used some of the same tactics to keep it under control. He talked about getting better with time management, as he was able to stay on top of his responsibilities. I did everything I need to stay responsible so Im not super stre sed out over nothing, Deaton said. Scroll to ContinueRegardle s of the stre s, Deaton excelled at Texas Tech. He was elected second-team All-Big 12, marking the third time in his career to be recognized by the All-Big 12 teams after being an honorable mention in 2019 and a second-team honoree in 2020. He was a preseason candidate on the Rimington and Outland Trophy watch lists as well as the preseason lists for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Jesse Puljujarvi Jersey and the Reeses Senior Bowl. Deaton was a beast on the field, and a scholar-athlete in the cla sroom as he was elected to the Academic All-Big 12 first team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District team.I think Im really intelligent as far as football goes. Thats what separates me, for sure Mark Messier Jersey , Deaton said.Now that hes with the Browns, Deaton is excited to get started with the team and hopefully bring his same level of athleticism to have a breakout year.Every year you just watch rookies go in there and do really well, Deaton said. I mean, just having the self-confidence with all of that stuff really prepares you. Im really confident I can go in there and make a difference, too.Keeping in line with the athletes that exemplify the same self-confidence and who are able to get inside players heads, Deaton Ben Scrivens Jersey looks to and for those reasons.Deatons career wasnt always a smooth transition as the COVID pandemic threw off football programs acro s the country.I think for everyone it was just a really big obstacle and a really tough time. For me specifically, I was in my junior year. Deaton said. We were staying dedicated to our craft, even though everything wasnt ideal. This led Deaton to continue to find ways to push through adversity, and it worked out in his favor.Keep getting better every day, Deaton said. Always stay hungry and keep attacking.Now Deaton will bring his talents to the Browns, who have been hard at work in the offseason rebuilding the team.
  7. NASHVILLE Joe Dumars Jersey When the Tenne see Titans season ended with a playoff lo s in January, the future of dozens of players was unclear.As is the case every year, plenty of personnel questions needed to be answered. Who would be re-signed? Who would leave via free agency? Who would be released, whether for salary-cap reasons or poor performance?Months later, the uncertainty in most cases is gone.Here is a rundown of whos gone where for the Titans since the season came to an end (salary numbers courtesy of ):Scroll to Continue RE-SIGNED (14 players) Edge Ola Adeniyi Signed a one-year deal (terms undisclosed). Strong special-teams player chipped in with good work on the edge. K Randy Bullock Signed a two-year, $4.68 million deal. Provided some stability at a position that had for years been a carousel. ILB Dylan Cole Signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal. Produced 10 special teams tackles and a forced fumble in nine games last year. LS Morgan Cox Signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal. One of the best in the busine s remains in his home state. RB Dontrell Hilliard Signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal. Provides a change of pace and a pa s-catcher in the backfield. Edge Harold Landry Signed a five-year, $87.5 million deal. Monster contract, but a huge retention for Titans. OL Corey Levin Signed a one-year, $1 million deal last month, a day after hed been released by Titans. Provides versatile depth on the offensive line. C Ben Jones Signed a two-year, $14 million deal. The anchor of the offensive line will return. CB Buster Skrine Signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal. Bill Laimbeer Jersey Was a good, experienced addition last season. TE Geoff Swaim Signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal. Contributed in the run and pa s game, will do more of the same in 2022. DL Teair Tart Signed a one-year, $895,000 deal. Played a lot early last year, but was inactive for six games and the playoff contest. WR Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Signed a one-year, $895,000 deal. Big boost to a depleted receiver corps last year, posted 38 catches and four touchdowns. RB Jordan Wilkins Signed a one-year, $895,000 deal. On practice squad last year but carried 195 times for 951 yards in three seasons with Colts. QB Logan Woodside Signed a one-year, $895,000 deal. Extensive experience in the system but has only thrown three NFL pa ses. SIGNED ELSEWHERE (8 players) FB Khari Blasingame Signed a one-year, $965,00 deal with Bears. Good blocker and special-teams player, lost job to Tory Carter. LB Jayon Brown Signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal with Raiders. Only two seasons removed from a 105-tackle season in 2019, but played sparingly down the stretch last year. S Dane Cruikshank Signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal with Bears. Always a special-teams producer, he saw by far his most extensive time on defense last season. RB Darrynton Evans Claimed off waivers by Bears, who will pay remaining two years and $2.1 million on his deal. A bust of a third-round pick, was limited by injury to 16 carries in two years. LB Rashaan Evans Reunites with former coordinator Dean Pees in Atlanta after adisappointing end to the tenure of Titans first-round pick in 2018, as Evans was inactive for the playoff game against Cincinnati. RB DOnta Foreman Signed a one-year, $2 Mateen Cleaves Jersey million deal with the Panthers. Proved a great fill-in for Derrick Henry last season and earned himself a bigger paycheck elsewhere. DL Kyle Peko Signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with Raiders. Provided Titans with some nice rotational depth from November on last year. G Rodger Saffold Signed a one-year, $6.25 million deal with Bills. Very productive three-year starter for Titans, but couldnt stay healthy last year. STILL ON THE MARKET (15 players) WR Cam Batson The 5-8, 175-pounder is an easy underdog to route for, but wound up on injured reserve in two of last three years. LB B.J. Bello Went on injured reserve last August and didnt play for Titans. DL Trevon Coley Went on injured reserve last August and didnt play for Titans. LB Nick Dzubnar Totaled a team-high 24 special-teams tackles combined over last two seasons. S Matthias Farley Saw plenty of special-teams work, tied with Dzubnar for first in special-teams tackles with 11 last year. K Sam Ficken Looked like he was the Titans guy for Dennis Rodman Jersey 2021 until getting hurt just before the opener. TE Anthony Firkser It felt like Firkser mi sed a chance to shine last season, totaling 34 catches for 291 yards and two touchdowns. CB Greg Mabin Helped an injury-depleted cornerback group with two solid starts last season. CB Jackrabbit Jenkins Cap casualty for Titans after a solid season who brought experience to a young cornerback group. WR Marcus Johnson Looked like he might be a good comeback story last year, but familiar injury pattern re-surfaced. T Kendall Lamm A swing and a mi s in free agency last season, as Lamm played Ben Wallace Jersey 87 snaps in 2021 after signing a two-year, $6.8 million contract. TE MyCole Pruitt Might have factored into the tight-end picture this year after seeing his most extensive playing time last year. But a severe ankle injury in the regular-season finale will require extensive rehabilitation. T David Que senberry One of the few names on this list the Titans might still consider re-signing, as he started 17 games last year. But the gue s is the Titans would want him as more of a swing guy, which would obviously mean a different contract than a starter. Edge Derick Roberson Over the last couple seasons, it always seemed more about potential than production for Roberson. WR Chester Rogers Contributed 30 catches last season from the slot, but playing time waned down the stretch.
  8. Bears rookie defensive end Dominique Robinson is probably getting a little more first Christian Folin Jersey -team exposure than coaches would like.Robinson on Tuesday figured to be back with the second team as starting defensive end Robert Quinn returned to Halas Hall for mandatory minicamp.Only, Quinn didn't show up after coach Matt Eberflus had expre sed optimism last week that the team's single-season record holder for sacks would end an offseason away from Halas Hall and start practicing."We're not talking about that as an organization," Eberflus said, adding the matter is now in the hands of GM Ryan Poles. "We hoped he would be here. Hes not. Ryan and his staff are going to work through that. Mikko Koivu Jersey I really dont have any other comment other than that about Robert Quinn."Quinn hasn't been a total ghost. He was at Halas Hall for the April Brian Piccolo Award he received, but has mi sed a voluntary minicamp and three weeks of voluntary OTAs before mi sing this week's mandatory minicamp."Have I communicated Erik Haula Jersey with him? Sure," Eberflus said. "Yeah, I've talked to him. Wished him happy birthday a few weeks ago and weve talked to them.Scroll to Continue"In terms of being here, not being here, I'm going to leave that up to Ryan."Players mi sing mandatory minicamps are usually fined. Quinn joins a handful of players around the league who are or have skipped mandatory minicamp this year, including Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin and Seattle receiver DK Metcalf. Both of those players have contracts ending after this season but Quinn's contract is not up until after 2024.Quinn's decision to skip on a 100-degree day Devan Dubnyk Jersey for the start of minicamp naturally leads to more speculaton about the po sibility a trade.The Bears had another key defensive player absent from the field Tuesday. Their top draft pick, cornerback Kyler Gordon, watched from the sidelines as starter Jaylon Johnson played right cornerback with the first team and made an interception. Jason Pominville Jersey Gordon mi sed last week's OTAs but Eberflus will not reveal if there is an injury involved. At the team's rookie minicamp in early May Gordon did mi s some practice time but Eberflus said then the second-round pick was suffering from leg cramps.
  9. Deion Sanders is once again coming through in the clutch.The is spearheading an effort to get the Tigers' renovated football facility up and running by Patrick Marleau Jersey the time their athletes report early next month. To that end, Sanders has pledged half of his $300,000 yearly base salary to a sist ... and hinted that his original contribution might only be the beginning.Sanders' donation appears on . The David Schlemko Jersey post depicts Sanders touring the unfinished facility with busine s partnerConstance Schwartz-Morini, who challenges the head coach to put up a quarter of his (and, by a sociation, her salary) to pull off the project in time.Sanders decides to up the ante.Scroll to Continue"I'll Mikkel Boedker Jersey put a little more on that, to get this done for these kids," Sanders declares. "Now you've got me hyped! ... I'll put half on it. We're getting this done If you don't believe me, check me. I will send you the receipts!"The rise of a new, high-profile facility is the l Under Sanders' watch, the Tigers have earned a Tommy Wingels Jersey 15-5 record, including a program-best 11 wins last season. Coming through in the clutch is nothing new for Sanders, who spent five seasons of a 14-year NFL career with the Cowboys, helping the team earn its most recent Super Bowl title in 1996. Sanders' work has attracted national attention, Jackson State opens its 2022 season against Florida Chris Tierney Jersey A&M in Miami on Sept. 4.
  10. The Las Vegas Raiders are running a high-expectation organization ever since the arrival of Coach Josh McDaniels and General Manager Dave Ziegler.Raiders quarterback Derek Carr agrees.I think it starts with Dave Ziegler and Josh (McDaniels) just keeping the right people here and signing the right new Troy Tulowitzki Jersey guys, The expectation is always that we're going to be here and we're going to work Jaime Garcia Jersey . And the guys that they signed and the guys that we re-signed that are here, like there's literally no other answer. Theres no other thing that we would be doing besides this right now.Carr added that the team as a whole does plenty of fun things together. But that all happens after Jesse Barfield Jersey practice.If you want to play golf, just do it after practice, Carr said. And so, we've we spent many times doing some fun things together and dinners as players, and things like that. But it's always after the work gets done.Scroll to ContinueCarr also notes that as captains, they oversee executing and leading the culture set by both McDaniels and Ziegler.As captains, our job is really easy because you tell the guys, Hey, this is when we're going to be here, and everyone shows up because Devon Travis Jersey they're really good profe sionals and that's what they want to do, Carr said.Please make sure you tell us your thoughts when you like ourWant to talk about this? Want Toronto Blue Jays T-Shirts to air your opinion about all things Las Vegas Raiders? Maybe you like to talk about other sports that aren't Silver and Black related? We got your back.
  11. Just one year ago, the Dallas Cowboys had one of the deepest wide receiver rooms in the entire NFL. With a roster sporting talent such as , Cedrick Wilson Jr., and Michael Gallup, it's no surprise that quarterback Dak Prescott was able to pa s for nearly 4,500 yards.Yet, the back end of the 2021 NFL season was not kind to the roster. Gallup, a semi New York Mets Hoodie -hidden gem in the receiver room, went down with an ACL tear in Week 17 and is projected to mi s two to three games to start the 2022 NFL season. Cooper, a four-time Pro Bowler, . Wilson Jr., who was an unrestricted free agent, signed with the Miami Dolphins for a three-year $22 million contract.So right now is Lamb and question marks.One po sible solution for this thinning wide receiver room, according to media go sip, is a trade for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laviska Shenault.Shenault was drafted by the Jaguars with the 42nd Lenny Dykstra Jersey overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. The former Colorado Buffaloes standout showed impre sive athleticism as both a receiver and runner; in combination with his relatively raw technique and i sues with drops, he was used primarily as a Zack Wheeler Jersey gadget player.Despite generating mid-to-late first-round hype throughout his draft cycle, Shenault ultimately fell to the second round primarily because of these deficiencies.The bad news is, a lot of these deficiencies are still valid for Shenault. Despite being the league for two seasons, he has not improved much in these areas.Correspondingly, his production has been relatively lackluster as well. In 30 games acro s two seasons, he has just 1351 all-purpose yards (both receiving and rushing) with just five total touchdowns.Scroll to ContinueFor this reason, Shenault was placed on the trade block as far back as March.For the Cowboys, Shenault would Carlos Gomez Jersey likely require just a fourth- or fifth-round draft pick in swap. In terms of contract, the Dallas front office has around $20 million in cap space to work with. Shenault is poised to carry a cap hit of roughly $2.1 million in 2022 and $2.5 million in 2023 Keith Hernandez Jersey . Therefore, even as a two-year rental, his rookie deal offers a lot of flexibility for a potential sparkplug on offense.In general, acquiring Shenault would be a low-risk high-reward move for the Cowboys. even as they expre s happine s inside The Star with the quick development of third-round rookie Jalen Tolbert. With training camp quickly approaching, the Cowboys will have to decide soon if they are content with the current receiving corps, or if they want to make the move for a .
  12. OWINGS MILLS, Md. The Ravens put themselves in a position to have solid depth on the offensive line this season Brian McCann Jersey .Offensive tackles JaWuan James and Morgan Moses practiced this week.James mi sed the past two years with injuries, most recently with a torn Achilles. If James is healthy, he could help reinforce the offensive line.Hes been doing good. I havent really noticed the Achilles," Harbaugh said. "We havent done any power blocking, and he hasnt had to move anybody off the ball yet, so, obviously, that comes in training camp when the pads come on, but hes moving really well. He looks good. Hes in great shape. I feel great about him.James has played 63 snaps over Tyler Clippard Jersey three games all in 2019 signing a four-year, $51 million deal with the Broncos from Miami in March 2019. He suffered a torn meniscus and a torn MCL in separate games in 2019.Scroll to ContinueHe's played a 16-game season twice over his six-year career 2014 as a rookie and 2016.James has been a solid, dependable tackle when he Nolan Ryan Jersey can stay healthy.In addition, Moses practiced with the Ravens for the first time since being signed as a free agent in March.Moses, 31, is durable and has started every regular-season game in each of the past seven seasons. He is renowned for his blocking skills, especially in the run game.Moses, 6-foot-6, 335 pounds, is also a smart player and committed just three penalties and allowed four sacks over 1,022 Houston Astros Jersey snaps. He spent seven seasons with Washington before signing with the New York Jets last year."Morgan Moses has been out here," Harbaugh said. "He was out here the first two days this week you guys didnt see him and hell be back tomorrow, so hes doing really well. So, I would say, those two veteran tackles are Hector Rondon Jersey major additions from what we had last year."
  13. It has been a topic amongst media and Indianapolis Colts fans all offseason. When will a contract extension happen for All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson?Nelson is entering his fifth season and the final year of his rookie contract. With three First-Team All-Pro selections and four Pro Bowls in his first four seasons, the contract extension for the former No. 6 overall pick is expected to make him the highest-paid interior offensive lineman in NFL history.So, what does Nelson think of his upcoming extension and when it may get done?Not focused on that, he said defiantly on Tuesday.His answer should come as a surprise to no one. While there is an expectation that the extension will get done before the start of the regular season, Nelsons focus, like always, is strictly on football.2021 was by far the most challenging season of Nelsons career. Injuries plagued him all season long, starting in training camp when he had surgery to remove a loose bone fragment in his Dave Henderson Jersey foot. He then dealt with back i sues all season long, a reoccurring i sue throughout his career, and a high ankle sprain that forced him to mi s three games, the first time he has had to mi s a game in his career.Overall, Nelson played in 13 games in 2021 as he mi sed an additional game due to COVID-19. While he was still arguably the best offensive lineman for the Colts last season, he did not play up to his standards. According to , Nelson finished with an overall grade of 69.1, 26th in the NFL among guards, and by far the lowest of his career. For reference, Nelsons grades during his first three seasons were 81.6 (third), 91.2 (second), and 87.5 (third). His pa s-blocking grade of 62.0 (43rd) and run-blocking grade of 70.4 (24th) were also the lowest of his career.But in typical fashion, Nelson is not making any excuses for his drop in play a year ago. Instead, he is using 2021 as a learning experience all the while acknowledging that even though he did not have his best season, he can take pride in fighting through the injuries.You just Terry Steinbach Jersey try to keep a positive mindset, Nelson explained. Everyone in the NFL is fighting through something. Everyones hurt week-to-week. Theres no excuses. You are what you put on tape and at the end of the day, thats how I play and it is what it is but I can look at myself and know I gave my all getting treatment and the time I spent on my body to try to get it right as much as I can during the whole season.Even with the injuries and fighting through the pain, Nelson still played Walt Weiss Jersey well enough to earn Second-Team All-Pro and his fourth Pro Bowl selection. To receive those accolades during what is considered a down year speaks to the incredibly high level of play Nelson has been at throughout his career.With 2021 in the rearview mirror, Nelson has focused ahead to 2022. The year is already getting off to a better start as far as injuries are concerned. The foot? Healed. The ankle? Healed. The back? No flare-ups yet.Yeah, I feel great, he admitted. I feel really good. Strong, healthy, just ready to go. Excited for camp. Im not going in there with two surgeries.Scroll to ContinueThe Colts need a healthy Nelson this year as the offensive line adjusts to having new bodies amongst the starters. Matt Pryor replaces Eric Fisher at left tackle as the team parted ways with Fisher after an uneven 2021 campaign. Danny Pinter, a former fifth-round pick by the Colts in 2020, takes over the reins at right guard with long-time starter Mark Glowinski now with the New York Giants.One of the most underrated aspects of offensive line play is the continuity and cohesivene s that the entire unit must play with. Knowing what your fellow linemen are going to do on each play and how they are going to block is crucial to the succe s of the offense. If an a signment is mi sed by just one of the linemen, chances are the play will fail Joe Morgan Jersey .While Pryor and Pinter both have starting experience with this group in the past, neither have been full-time starters. The Colts are not going full speed right now, but Nelson thinks they are still getting in plenty of work.I think its going well, Nelson said when asked about the progre s of the group. We have a good rotation going and guys are stepping up and have worked really hard this offseason and you can see that. Its hard to tell during this tempo and everything will sort out more when the pads are on and were going full-speed.Another area that Nelson has worked on improving this offseason is his leadership ability. As a veteran on this team and a first-time captain in 2021, Nelson has certainly taken on a more prominent leadership role with this team and embraces the role. So, who has he gone to for advice on being a leader? None other than Peyton Manning.While Nelson did not dive into the specifics of his conversations with Manning, he knows just how valuable it is to have the Colts legend as a sounding board.Its incredibly valuable, Nelson admitted. Hes a Hall-of-Famer and one of the best to ever do it, and hes won two Super Bowls. Just being able to pick his brain is nice.While others are worried about when a contract extension Mark McGwire Jersey might get done for the All-Pro, Nelson is busine s as usual. Working on his craft, developing into a leader, and getting back to his other-worldly form are the main focuses for the fifth-year pro.But I doubt any of us are shocked by that.
  14. Any hope of Carl Yastrzemski Jersey Larry Fitzgerald coming back to play again in the NFL, especially for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, can be put to rest now.Following former Bucs head coach Bruce Arians' comments while being interviewed by , if it was going to happen it would have in 2021.Asked about recruiting the future Hall of Fame wide receiver who has yet to officially retire from the NFL, Arians said, I did. When we lost our guys, especially when Chris Godwin got hurt, I Fred Lynn Jersey called Fitz."According to Arians, Fitzgerald told his former head coach with the Arizona Cardinals that he couldn't bring the team what they needed, but that he appreciated Arians reaching out to him.To which Arians replied, "I just had to check, brother."Fitzgerald is just one former Cardinals player who thrived under Arians in his time leading the franchise.Scroll Christian Vazquez Jersey to ContinueSafety Tyrann Mathieu was drafted to Arians' squad and thrived despite off-field concerns surrounding his time with the LSU football program.A free agent himself, Mathieu has reportedly been working out Mitch Moreland Jersey with Tom Brady's personal trainer, sparking even more anticipation he may be joining the Bucs in the near future.Instead, Tampa Bay signed former Falcons and Cowboys defender Keanu Neal, which figures to put out any smoke still billowing around a Mathieu to Tampa po sibility.Seeing Fitzgerald teaming up with Brady and Arians with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would have been a sight to see.It may never happen, but at least we know now it wasn't because of a lack of trying.For more on this and the Andrew Benintendi Jersey Tampa Bay Buccaneers check out and on the !
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