Friday, March 4, 2016

Free Agency Tracker and Predictions

Malik Jackson 
Jacksonville Jaguars - My favorite available free agent.  Jackson is a versatile player just entering his prime.  He has loads of experience on a winning team, so what’s not to like?  He will be overpaid by a lot but the Jags have too much money.

Olivier Vernon 
New York Giants – Vernon is another young edge rusher that will be paid like it.  The Giants know their time to win is dwindling and a plethora of pass rushers have led them to two recent Super Bowls.

Kelechi Osemele 
Minnesota Vikings – Osemele is a nasty mauler in the trenches and Adrian Peterson would love the holes that this monster creates.

Doug Martin 
Philadelphia Eagles – DeMarco Murray looks like he is pushing himself out of Philly.  The Eagles need somebody else to run besides the always-injured Ryan Matthews.

Lamar Miller
New York Giants – Miller has fresh legs after only attempting 194 rushes last year.  The 24 year old is being heavily overlooked after scoring ten touchdowns and averaging 4.5 yards per carry.

Bruce Irvin 
Atlanta Falcons – Irvin leaves Seattle to go play for his former coach.  The Falcons have a major need at pass rusher after somehow managing 19 sacks last year.  That’s pretty damn sad.

Jason Pierre Paul
Arizona Cardinals – A new beginning is needed for JPP underneath a coach who loves giving players fresh starts.  Bruce Arians is the modern day John Madden.

Eric Weddle 
Pittsburgh Steelers – Weddle wants to win a championship.  He could get that chance playing for a team that needs a leader in the back of the secondary.

Mario Williams 
Oakland Raiders – Mario still has plenty left in the tank and the Raiders have a crapload of cap space that must be spent. 

Danny Trevathan 
Oakland Raiders – Another former player heading to a former coach.  Trevathan signs a pretty large contract to play alongside Khalil Mack and under Jack Del Rio.

Janoris Jenkins 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jenkins goes back to his home state of Florida (which may not be a smart idea for him), but Tampa Bay would welcome him home with open arms as they currently have no corners on their roster that are even sufficient.

Matt Forte 
New England Patriots – This seems like a pretty fantastic fit for both parties.  Forte can run and catch and get his chance at a Lombardi Trophy while Dion Lewis recovers from a nasty knee injury.

Sean Smith 
Carolina Panthers – Imagine Smith opposite Josh Norman with a better pass rush (see below).  This Panthers team could be very good for very long.

Jaye Howard 
Detroit Lions – A little bit of a scheme change for Howard but IF Calvin Johnson does retire, the Lions will have a lot of cap room.

Russell Okung 
Oakland Raiders – He is the most interesting free agent this year.  Not just because Okung could still anchor the left side of a line but he is representing himself (he has no agent) and this could change the way players are represented in the future.

Damon Harrison 
Green Bay Packers – With BJ Raji leaving due to free agency, the Packers fill the whole that Raji left with another monster that can eat up blockers.  This will allow the Packs playmakers to make more plays.

Reggie Nelson 
Tennessee Titans - Plenty of cap to spend so the Titans spend it on a free safety that would love to get paid.

George Illoka – Los Angeles Rams – The Rams are going to have at least four different starters on defense so adding some talent is a must.  At 6’4”, 225 pounds, Illoka can cover and tackle so his versatility would be gladly welcomed in LA.
Ryan Fitzpatrick 
Houston Texans – I wonder if Bill O’ Brien is kicking himself for letting Fitzpatrick go?  If Fitz played in Houston last year, the Texans may have been able to make more noise in the playoffs.

Chris Long 
Indianapolis Colts – Long wants to win.  The Colts want to win.  Seems like a perfect match.  Long could be a key part of changing around a defense that has been lacking talent in all three phases.

Tashaun Gipson 
Jacksonville Jaguars – Free safety is an integral part of Gus Bradley’s defense.  Jax wants to keep Jonathan Cyprien in the box more as his coverage skills are not the best.  Having a free safety that can cover sideline to sideline is a must in this league now.

Robert Ayers 
Carolina Panthers – This would be an under the radar signing that would pay great dividends.  The Panthers need to get pressure off the edge.  Kawaan Short had an incredible year from the defensive tackle spot but they need to generate pressure elsewhere.

Richie Incognito 
Philadelphia Eagles – Adding nastiness is a need for the Eagles, especially when Chip Kelly happily let go of a lot of key players and completely decimated the offensive line.  Incognito made a new name for himself last year in Buffalo.

Rolando McClain 
Denver Broncos – The Broncos could get a hell of a player at a cheap cost, which is something they desperately need after losing most of their linebacking corps to free agency.

Greg Hardy 
Washington Redskins – Washington loves picking up pieces of shit.  So enjoy this one.

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