2019 NFL Free Agency Thread

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  1. Sterling A

    Sterling A Uh, apology accepted, ass-douche
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    Most Available Cap Space heading into Free Agency (as of January 15)

    1. #Indianapolis Colts $117,586,980
    2. #New York Jets $89,487,909

    3. #Buffalo Bills $83,816,670
    4. #Cleveland Browns $84,237,741
    5. #Oakland Raiders $71,234,069
    6. #Houston Texans $67,097,417

    7. #Arizona Cardinals $62,034,529
    8. #San Francisco 49'ers $62,029,329
    9. #Seattle Seahawks $52,535,232
    10. #Dallas Cowboys $53,201,337
    11. #Cincinnati Bengals $52,019,991

    12. #Denver Broncos $41,137,666
    13. #Tennessee Titans $43,497,313
    14. #Green Bay Packers $40,822,731
    15. #Kansas City Chiefs $32,693,439
    16. #Los Angeles Rams $30,543,828

    17. #Detroit Lions $33,346,167
    18. #Baltimore Ravens $28,785,292
    19. #New York Giants $25,227,094
    20. #Pittsburgh Steelers $21,285,468
    21. #San Diego Chargers $22,450,567

    22. #Carolina Panthers $20,014,965
    23. #Atlanta Falcons $18,271,812
    24. #New England Patriots $19,506,924
    25. #Washington Redskins $21,560,242
    26. #Chicago Bears $13,307,452
    27. #Miami Dolphins $12,812,817
    28. #New Orleans Saints $11,707,015
    29. #Tampa Bay Buccaneers $12,643,360
    30. #Minnesota Vikings $7,025,401
    31. #Jacksonville Jaguars - $3,365,153
    32. #Philadelphia Eagles - $14,150,726




    Top 30 Free Agents (Age as of September 2019)


    http://nfltraderumors.co/top-25-2019-nfl-free-agents-list/


    1. Demarcus Lawrence - Franchise (27)
    2. Trey Flowers (26)
    3. Dee Ford (28)
    4. Jadeveon Clowney (26)
    5. Le'Veon Bell - Franchise (27)
    6. Grady Jarrett (26)
    7. Earl Thomas (30)
    8. Frank Clark (26)
    9. Kareem Hunt - Exempt List (24)
    10. Brandon Graham (31)
    11. Ndamukong Sugh (32)
    12. Landon Collins (25)
    13. Nick Foles - Option (30)
    14. Teddy Bridgewater - Void (26)
    15. Ha Ha Clinton Dix (26)
    16. Tyrann Mathieu (27)
    17. Preston Smith (26)
    18. LaMarcus Joyner - Franchise (28)
    19. Sheldon Richardson (28)
    20. Ezekiel Ansah - Franchise (30)
    21. Golden Tate (31)
    22. Mark Ingram (29)
    23. Matt Paradis (29)
    24. Rodger Saffold (31)
    25. Ronald Darby (25)
    26. Trent Brown (26)
    27. Daryl Williams (27)
    28. Ja'Wuan James (27)
    29. Adrian Amos (26)
    30. C.J. Mosley (27)



     
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  2. Sterling A

    Sterling A Uh, apology accepted, ass-douche
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    Best and worst 2018 NFL free-agent signings

    Sure, there are four NFL teams still playing, and their focus and that of their fans is squarely on the next couple of weeks. But there are 28 teams no longer playing, and their focus stretches much further than that.

    Did you know we're only two months away from the start of NFL free agency? I know, right? Crazy how fast these things go. It seems like only yesterday we were picking apart the 2018 free-agent deals, trying to guess which ones would work out, which wouldn't, which would prove to be good values, all that stuff.

    We've gathered a full season's worth of evidence since those heady days, and we now can look back and make slightly better assessments of those signings. So, before we look too far ahead to the upcoming crop of free agents (and trust me, I've looked at it; you can wait), let's pick the five best and five worst 2018 free-agent signings:
    FIVE BEST
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    1. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
    Deal: Two years, $50 million

    You might not remember this, but the 2018 free-agent negotiating period opened without a Brees extension in place. He was, for a time, free to negotiate with any other team, just like Kirk Cousins was. And teams did call to find out. Arizona checked in. Minnesota wanted to know, before it went down the Cousins road, whether Brees was up for a change of scenery.


    2.
    Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts

    Deal: Two years, $13 million

    Cast off by Detroit, which picked him 10th overall in the 2014 NFL draft but grew tired of the drops and the disappointment, Ebron signed with the Colts for two years, with just $6 million guaranteed. He ended up catching 13 touchdown passes in 2018. Only Pittsburgh wideout Antonio Brown caught more. In a season when starting tight end Jack Doyle struggled with injuries, Ebron had 66 catches for 750 yards and obviously became a trusted target for Andrew Luck in the red zone. He is signed for next season at $6.75 million. Pretty good deal.


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    3. Demario Davis, LB, New Orleans Saints
    Deal: Three years, $24 million

    Intrepid Saints reporter Mike Triplett recently detailed the reasons the former Jets linebacker was one of the best signings of the season. The performance of the Saints' defense over the second half of the season is a major reason they secured the No. 1 seed and are still playing, and Davis has been a huge part of that. He still has $5.95 million in guaranteed salary owed to him for 2019, but the Saints won't mind paying that if he keeps playing the way he has so far.

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    4. Kyle Fuller, CB, Chicago Bears
    Deal: Four years, $56 million

    The Bears played this one pretty smart, designating Fuller as their transition player and seeing if another team would make him an offer to set the price for them. The division-rival Packers obliged, offering Fuller a four-year, $56 million deal that the Bears matched immediately and on which Fuller made good by delivering a first-team All-Pro season for the league's top defense. The decision to bring back Fuller and fellow free-agent cornerback Prince Amukamara worked out quite well for the Bears, who led the league with 27 interceptions.

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    5. Mike Pouncey, C, Los Angeles Chargers
    Deal: Two years, $15 million

    Finally, how about a little love for the offensive line? Pouncey was cut by the Dolphins and signed with the Chargers with $10 million guaranteed. Over the four years prior to Pouncey's signing, the Chargers averaged 91.09 rushing yards per game and 3.63 yards per carry. In 2018, the Chargers averaged 117.06 rushing yards per game and 4.69 yards per carry. Not that Pouncey was the only reason for the improvement, but he solidified things at a position that had been in flux for some time. Star running back Melvin Gordon has cited Pouncey as a critical factor in the improved run game due to his ability to block at the second level.


    Honorable mentions: Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington; Dion Lewis, RB, Titans; Tyrann Mathieu, S, Texans; Denico Autry, DE, Colts; Anthony Hitchens, LB, Chiefs; Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Jets (who flipped him for a third-round pick)


    FIVE WORST

    1. Sam Bradford, QB, Arizona Cardinals

    Deal: One year, $20 million

    The Cardinals knew Bradford's knee was bad and they signed him anyway to a contract that included $15 million in full guarantees at signing. Bradford played just three games for the Cardinals before rookie Josh Rosen took over as their starter, and the veteran signal-caller was released later in the season. The only bright side to this signing was that Arizona ended up having to pay Bradford just three of his $313,500 per-game roster bonuses. He still cost the Cardinals nearly $16 million for three games, all of which they lost.

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    2. Vontae Davis, CB, Buffalo Bills
    Deal: One year, $5 million

    This wasn't an unreasonable deal, price-wise, with only $3 million guaranteed. No, the reason this deal is on this list is due to the pesky little fact that Davis RETIRED AT HALFTIME of the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Chargers. Buffalo certainly can get some of its money back, but I think it's more than fair to say they didn't get as much out of Davis as they were hoping to get when they signed him.

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    3. Nate Solder, OT, New York Giants
    Deal: Four years, $62 million

    Sick of disappointing 2015 first-round pick Ereck Flowers, who never developed into the franchise left tackle the Giants expected him to be when they picked him No. 9 overall, the Giants won a bidding war for the 30-year-old Solder. It cost them a $62 million contract with $34.8 million in full guarantees. At the time, it made Solder the highest-paid tackle in NFL history. Only nine NFL teams allowed more sacks than the Giants did in 2018.

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    4. Paul Richardson, WR, Washington
    Deal: Five years, $40 million

    This sweet baby included $12.5 million in full guarantees at signing. Washington is still on the hook for $1 million in guaranteed salary in 2019, and more guarantees vest if Richardson is still on the team on the fifth day of the league year. Richardson struggled with injuries all season and caught 20 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns. Those reception and yardage numbers are lower than his career averages during his time in Seattle, but not by much.
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    5. Cody Parkey, K, Chicago Bears
    Deal: Four years, $15 million

    No, I'm not piling on. You can be sympathetic to Parkey's feelings following the missed kick that ended Chicago's season and still objectively say he had a bad campaign. That kick was the 11th one Parkey missed this season, and quite frankly, he's being paid like a guy who never misses. The Bears last spring gave Parkey a deal that included $9 million in full guarantees. That figure includes $3.5 million in fully guaranteed salary for 2019, which means Parkey likely isn't going anywhere. I'm sure he's a great guy who doesn't deserve the abuse he's taking, but ... $9 million guaranteed? Who was offering $8 million?

    Dishonorable mentions: Trumaine Johnson, CB, Jets; Carlos Hyde, RB, Browns; Donte Moncrief, WR, Jaguars; Case Keenum, QB, Broncos; Malcolm Butler, CB, Titans
     
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  3. DaveGrohl

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    Davis has really been a monster for the Saints.


    Also jfc Colts that’s not fair.
     
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  4. Tobias

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    solder was fine. a bit of an overpay but with him and hernandez, the left side of the line is set up just fine
     
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  5. Boom TittyMilk

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    Dee Ford bout to get paaaiiiiddd
     
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  6. Sterling A

    Sterling A Uh, apology accepted, ass-douche
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    PFF's 2019 Most Improved Player and the chiefs have already come out and said they most likely will NOT be franchising him
     
  7. theregionsitter

    theregionsitter Well-Known Member
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    I would expect the Colts to not be very active in Free Agency. The GM is more interested in drafting and developing

    However they will need a Kicker, WR, and pass rushers
     
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  8. Muddy Badger

    Muddy Badger Well-Known Member
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    Where did you get the available cap space from? Eagles are projected to be over the cap as of now, unless the site you got that from assumes Foles and Eagles decline mutual option.
     
  9. Arkadin

    Arkadin inefficiently efficent and unclearly clear
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    Yeah don't understand him on the list at all
     
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  10. DaveGrohl

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    Well y’all fucking knocked it out of the park with Nelson and Leonard
     
  11. Sterling A

    Sterling A Uh, apology accepted, ass-douche
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    https://overthecap.com/salary-cap-space/

    thats what the negative in front of the eagles means (-14 million)
     
  12. dallasdawg

    dallasdawg does the tin man have a sheet metal cock?
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    lawrence had such a good year then did absolutely nothing in the rams game. it was strange

    that being said, he’s worth a huge contract
     
  13. JeremyLambsFace

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    We better fucking pay him
     
  14. marcus

    marcus Sex with old ladies for money, and bear traps.
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    I would like one Dee Ford, please. Thank you.
     
  15. Muddy Badger

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    Him, Cooper, Dak, Zeke, who else has to get paid over next couple seasons?
     
  16. Sterling A

    Sterling A Uh, apology accepted, ass-douche
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    Byron jones, free agent next year
     
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  17. Arkadin

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    Jaylon Smith, byron Jones
     
  18. Muddy Badger

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    Jaylon too. That's a lot of dudes to pay after '19
     
  19. Tobias

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    i would like TWO dee fords, please
     
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  20. HotMic

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    #1 on my wish list
     
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  21. Corch

    Corch Take my energy.
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    I like Frank Clark from scUM (meatchicken)
     
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  22. IanC

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    Packers will have between $20-30 million more in cap space once Perry/Cobb/Matthews get cut
     
  23. Sterling A

    Sterling A Uh, apology accepted, ass-douche
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    cutting randall cobb? ?
     
  24. Clown

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    Paying Patrick Omameh and Jonathan Stewart is worse than Solder
     
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  25. IanC

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    Probably
     
  26. Brocktoon

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    Lions are going to pay Flowers like he's prime years Julius Peppers
     
  27. Sterling A

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  28. Jimmy the Saint

    Jimmy the Saint It's like the Weimar Republic in that place
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    He’s getting older and was injured nearly all of last season. Not worth his current contact.
     
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  29. Muddy Badger

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    Love me some Graham but don't want to be signing DEs at 31 to long term contracts at high dollars.
     
  30. Corch

    Corch Take my energy.
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    I'd give Graham a short deal. He's exactly what we need in Cleveland
     
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  31. Tobias

    Tobias doubtful...not with brexit
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    100% percent. stewart especially who our lovely GM described as having "not lost a step"
     
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  32. IanC

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    The idea a lot of people put out there was to expect the Packers to cut Cobb and that he'll sign wherever McCarthy goes. (He loves him) Not sure how this all works with McCarthy taking the year off.
     
  33. TDCD

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    Did you really need to tag every single fanbase
     
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  34. Sterling A

    Sterling A Uh, apology accepted, ass-douche
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    do you really have to complain in every damn thread?

    whats rule #1
     
  35. Bankz

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    Surprised Adrian Amos didn't make that top 30 list...
     
  36. Sterling A

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    he's #29
     
  37. Bankz

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    ffs the lack of sleep is getting to me... thanks
     
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  38. nexus

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    #New York Giants Why is Collins so low? Is this injury related? I think I only watched like 2 Giants games this season but he was one of the few I'd hope Indy would pursue in FA.
     
  39. Tobias

    Tobias doubtful...not with brexit
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    part that, part the safety position being devalued and part him being kind of overrated. i hope we keep him but he is absolutely brutal in coverage and routinely gets beat. not writing him off but he's living off the rep of 2016 a bit right now
     
  40. Tobias

    Tobias doubtful...not with brexit
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    he's probably getting the tag anyways
     
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  41. Sean Connery

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    You're getting Winovich
     
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  42. Corch

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    No you're trading up for him
     
  43. laxjoe

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  44. Sterling A

    Sterling A Uh, apology accepted, ass-douche
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    what are the chargers needs?
     
  45. laxjoe

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    oh i have no idea. i was throwing up the yellow card because the website still lists them as the san diego chargers.
     
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  46. DUCKMOUTH

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    Colts and Browns could really make some noise next year with good signings
     
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  47. DUCKMOUTH

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    Saints front office has been incredible that last few years both drafting and with key signings.
     
  48. oldberg

    oldberg Thinkin bout thos beans
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    Just fucking draft Haskins
     
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