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Old 10-27-2017, 05:29 AM   #1
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The way to early 2018 FA watch list

Yeah its early but who you got your eyes on?
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:35 AM   #2
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Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins

Sheldon Richardson, DE, New York Jets


Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Detroit Lions
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More beef up front, on either side. Maybe a Fleecer replacement, not Grambeaux though. And always more DBs.
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The Jimmy Garoppolo situation is going to be very interesting. The Saints would seem to be a logical fit and could possibly be a 10-15 year solution. I would bet New England applies the franchise tag, but if they don't it could be something to watch.
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Well, the bigger issue for us is cap management and that's likely to dictate what we do in free agency...

For example, will we be trading folks for future cap relief? Also, do we extend contracts coming due or move on?

Only real needs we have at the moment is TE, reserves at LB, DT3, maybe a reserve Interior Offensive Lineman...

This is a balanced team with adequate depth at all positions; in fact, we just released a good cornerback, a premium position no less...
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:39 AM   #6
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Well, the bigger issue for us is cap management and that's likely to dictate what we do in free agency...

Only real needs we have at the moment is TE, reserves at LB, DT3,
TEVIN SMITH - WLB from the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is a healthy version of Ellerbe & is always around the ball (4.5 speed).
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TEVIN SMITH - WLB from the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is a healthy version of Ellerbe & is always around the ball (4.5 speed).
they just resigned him
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they just resigned him
Damn, good looking out Hagan.

He is a good player and the Jag defense is trending up. Good for him though.
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To stay on point with the defense ...

I'd be elated if we can land a true, sideline to sideline MIKE (what I thought we had in Stephone), & slide AJ over to strong side.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:10 AM   #10
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Top FA on wish list

DaQuan Jones DT/DE Titians 6036 322 5.35 #90 R4 2014 - $3/4 M
A massive proven run stuffing 34 DE. Does the dirty work on one of the best DL in the NFL. Ranked 16th among NFL interior linemen in run defense according to PFF in 2016. He is big & athletic and can handle 4-3 one-technique without a question and would be a hand full for C and OG to handle. Rankings and Jordan would surely benefit from Jones. He would help to keep the LBs clean to make plays He could be answer to the lack of 3 man pass rush. Teams always double him up on inside pass rush. Outside pass rush he is not a factor. Move him into a 43 and reap the rewards. He is so under valued in Tennessee. He is my Klien for 2018

Solid depth additions

Dontae Johnson CB/FS 49ers 6021 208 4.45 = S/CB 4th rd 2014 - $3/4 M

Tampa 2 safety to man press CB? So he is not particularly nuanced and still needs coaching due to the mis use in San Fran. He has value as a nickle and dime guy day one 1. In the slot guarding TE and RB on passing downs. off-man coverage and in the Box is were also where he will excel. Put him on slower larger WR and TE in the slot. Do not ask him to cover quicker receivers.Solid special teamer to boot.

Charles Simms RB Tampa 6000 214 4.46 RD3 2014 - $1/2M
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Odd man out. Yet another multi talented back to match up with Ingram and Kamara. He’s a good pass blocker and 3rd down back. Worse team for Simms to go to was the Tampa. On third downs Alvin Kamara would love him in the backfield with him and the pairing would drive teams nuts. He was wasted in Tampa.

So So Big ticket?

John Brown WR/KR Cards 5100 179 4.34 3rd Round 2014 $4/5 M
A proven Human Joy Stick with speed to spear. I am looking at the KR skill set here big time.

Big ticket
Can the FO pull a wabbit out of their hat?


Morgan Burnett SS/FS/CB Green Bay 4 / $32M
jack-of-all-trades.strong safety, slot corner and even linebacker. he doles it all. make him a lifetime-Packer? Or is Josh Jones the future? Opps Bennett is out with an Achilles injury so pause and wait to see how bad it is

Kyle Fuller CB Bears 5116 190 4.40 1st Round 2014 - $8/10 M
Tampa 2? Wrong needs to go to a more press defense. strong at playing the ball and and there is the injury question from last year. Protection or Refusal. Draft or FA is always hard choice with a solid CBs always battling injuries. I like the veteran route but Drew will suck the cap money almost dry. Can we really afford a contract like this with Drew a FA? Probably not.

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Chris Smith DE Bengals 6010 266 4.71 5th Round 2014 - $2/4 M

34 OLB? nah that did not work. 43 DE sure and Cinnci is giving him a shot now.

Christian Jones OLB/ILB 6031 249 4.68 CHI $1/2 M

Solid depth addition at MLB and SLB . solid special teamer to boot

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