NFL Free Agency Game Thread: Rumors! News! Uneducated Guesses!

JM3

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I assume Gilmore is a typo in the NFL database, and that the college is in the database of players from the time of the draft to keep from confusing players with the same name.
I think they should assign them an individual code. & not have mistakes in their database.
 

Kenny F'ing Powers

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Nassir Adderley - 26 year old safety that played at least 90% of defensive snaps the last three seasons - decided to retire from football.
 

j44thor

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So striking to see Zeke and Julio where they are. How times change.
I'm surprised Zeke is higher than Singletary and D'Onta Foreman not to mention Damien Harris not even making the list?
I'll be surprised if Zeke gets more than vet min. He was on his last legs entering last season, what comes after that?
 

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I'm surprised Zeke is higher than Singletary and D'Onta Foreman not to mention Damien Harris not even making the list?
I'll be surprised if Zeke gets more than vet min. He was on his last legs entering last season, what comes after that?
He's done as a bell cow but I think he can potentially help someone in a reduced role. He averaged 4.4 YPC on 3rd down and less than 3 yards. He averaged 4.2 YPC in Q1, 4.2 in Q2, 4.0 in Q3, and a paltry 2.3 in Q4. This leads me to believe that he wore down. The eyeball test confirms that he's lost a lot of explosion. He barely caught any passes, which used to be a decent part of his game, so he's clearly going to be a limited player for someone.
 

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I'm surprised Zeke is higher than Singletary and D'Onta Foreman not to mention Damien Harris not even making the list?
I'll be surprised if Zeke gets more than vet min. He was on his last legs entering last season, what comes after that?
it’s an odd list. Look where Cam Fleming is! Bizarre.
But I am just struck by how quickly things change, esp for running backs. From the toast of Dallas to forgotten and unwanted man. Beard game still strong though.
 

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Bengals should just say no. They need the line depth. They are trying to win a Super Bowl
 

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Bengals should just say no. They need the line depth. They are trying to win a Super Bowl
Mike Brown sure as hell ain’t caving to emotion, I’ll say that much. I think they’ll do it if they can get a Day 2 pick though and feel good enough about their other options.
 

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Williams is a legit starting tackle in the same way Riley Reiff is... they have started at Tackle. I'd much rather be paying Reiff what he got than Williams unless I think his age means a breakout could happen, they aren't very different players in terms of overall quality for the coming year.
 

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Mike Brown sure as hell ain’t caving to emotion, I’ll say that much. I think they’ll do it if they can get a Day 2 pick though and feel good enough about their other options.
Considering he lead the leagues in sacks allowed last season, I think he ends up stuck as depth purgatory for the Bengals.

I'm sure there are teams that would still take a flier on him for a 4th or 5th round pick. But considering the depth he provides for the team - and that the Bengals are stuck with a $12M cap hit whether he stays with the team or is traded - I think he ends up being more valuable to the Bengals than whatever they get in a trade.
 

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and that the Bengals are stuck with a $12M cap hit whether he stays with the team or is traded
I don't think he gets traded either but I don't believe this is true. Williams cap hit is all salary which follows to the new team. Williams would count $0 on Bengals cap if traded.
 

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Considering he lead the leagues in sacks allowed last season, I think he ends up stuck as depth purgatory for the Bengals.

I'm sure there are teams that would still take a flier on him for a 4th or 5th round pick. But considering the depth he provides for the team - and that the Bengals are stuck with a $12M cap hit whether he stays with the team or is traded - I think he ends up being more valuable to the Bengals than whatever they get in a trade.
The Bengals pay nothing if they trade him, it's the 5th year option so it's all salary.
 

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Considering he lead the leagues in sacks allowed last season, I think he ends up stuck as depth purgatory for the Bengals.

I'm sure there are teams that would still take a flier on him for a 4th or 5th round pick. But considering the depth he provides for the team - and that the Bengals are stuck with a $12M cap hit whether he stays with the team or is traded - I think he ends up being more valuable to the Bengals than whatever they get in a trade.
The sacks allowed are a tough number, but he’s better than that - a lot of them came in the first half of the year against Watt and Garrett. He’s always been limited athletically but he’s a good technician and an overall average LT that’s going to get paid. What that’s worth on a 1/12.6 deal, I don’t know.
 

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I can’t believe I’m about to post this, but…

DeAndre Hopkins just started following Mac on social media.
 

Arroyoyo

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It’s Mac Mac. Macachusetts. Mac and cheese. He of wall-hip-exercises-that-will-help-shrug-off-Chandler-Jones-stiff-arms-next-time Mac.
 

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With Cooks it was a really steep contract. I really don’t get what Houston is doing. You want a QB and you’re going to give him basically nothing to work with. Maybe you can get Hopkins for a 3rd in this market but I don’t see why Arizona would do that unless they think they are in rebuild mode.
 

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I think the odds that Dallas didn't ask around on Hopkins before making this trade are below zero point zero. I don't think you can get him for a third otherwise there's a very high chance he'd be a Cowboy right now.
 

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I think the odds that Dallas didn't ask around on Hopkins before making this trade are below zero point zero. I don't think you can get him for a third otherwise there's a very high chance he'd be a Cowboy right now.
You are probably right. I do wonder though what Hopkins market is and what that price tag is as well. I still think it’s probably a 2nd and I don’t think I want them to pay it. There’s too many good draft fits imo.