2019 NFL Transactions
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March 21, 2019
Indianapolis Colts: Sign Justin Houston RE to 2-year $12-million dollar deal A Grade
Indianapolis needed a 4-3 right end. I'm not sure how Houston will transition from a 3-4 defense that he played in at Georgia and on the Kansas City Chiefs to a 4-3 defense. Houston has a proven track record in terms of consistency when he is healthy which is why this signing gets an A grade from me.
Philadelphia Eagles: Sign Vinny Curry to 1-year $2.25-million dollar deal A Grade
The Eagles have Derek Barnett, Brandon Graham, Chris Long, and Vinny Curry who were all on Philadelphia's Super Bowl 52 team back for next season. That should help the Eagles.
March 20, 2019
Minnesota Vikings: Sign Josh Klein RG to 3-year $15.75-million dollar deal A Grade
Minnesota got a new right guard. I feel like this signing could be an upgrade to a point.
March 19, 2019
Oakland Raiders: Sign Vontaze Burfict ROLB to 1-year $5-million dollar deal B+ Grade
Oakland needs a linebacker. This is a good one year deal for the Oakland Raiders.
Los Angeles Rams: Sign Clay Matthews 3-4 ROLB to 2-year $16.75-million dollar deal A Grade
The Rams have Clay Matthews moving to 3-4 ROLB and Dante Fowler moving to 3-4 LOLB. If Matthews makes a comeback in 2019 then I can actually see the Rams winning Super Bowl 54.
March 17, 2019
Pittsburgh Steelers: Sign Mark Barron 3-4 MLB to 2-year $12-million dollar deal B+ Grade
Pittsburgh may not get Devin Bush at 20 so this is a great short-term insurance plan considering Ryan Shazier will probably never play another down on the Steelers again. If Devin Bush is there then Mark Barron can move back to safety which was his natural position at Alabama or Pittsburgh can use Barron for depth in third down situations to rotate with Vince Williams.
Miami Dolphins: Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick QB to 2-year $11-million dollar deal Guiness Grade
I almost feel like Miami did this on purpose so that they could tank for a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. It's like the Guiness guys are running Miami's front office. Let's get Fitzpatrick and tank for Tua. Brilliant.
March 15, 2019
New York Jets: Sign Le'Veon Bell RB to 4-year $52.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Le'Veon Bell is one of the leagues best running backs when he plays. He will take pressure off of Sam Darnold in Adam Gase's offense.
Cincinnati Bengals: Sign John Miller RG to 3-year $16.5-million dollar deal B+ Grade
John Miller is better then what Cincinnati had at right guard. He's not the quality of right guard that kevin Zeitler.
Philadelphia Eagles: Re-Sign Ronald Darby CB to 1-year $8.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Ronald Darby was Philadelphia's best cornerback. Philadelphia is lucky to get Darby back on such a cheap deal.
Tennessee Ttians: Trade for Ryan Tannehill QB and 2019 sixth round pick B+ Grade
Tennessee gets a quality backp for Marcus Mariota. Tennessee signed Tannehill to a 1-year $7-million dollar contract. Tannehill can earn up to $12-million if he meets all his incentives.
Miami Dolphins: Trade for 2020 fourth round pick and 2019 seventh round pick B Grade
Miami got a nice return on this deal. The 2020 NFL Draft is going to be much stronger at quarterback then this draft so I have to give Miami credit for obtaining something from this trade.
March 14, 2019
New York Giants: Sign Golden Tate WR to 4-year $37.5-million dollar deal B Grade
The New York Giants replaced Odell Beckham Jr. with Golden Tate. Tate has the ability to be a number one target, however he's a huge downgrade from Odell Beckham Jr. which is why this signing gets a B grade.
New York Giants: Sign Markus Golden LE to 1-year $3.75-million dollar deal B Grade
The New York Giants got a solid pass rusher who can compliment Lorenzo Carter on a short-term deal. He's a downgrade over Olivier Vernon, but he'll have to do for now.
Kansas City Chiefs: Sign Alex Okafor LE to 3-year $24-million dollar deal C Grade
Kansas City cut Justin Houston and traded Dee Ford to the 49ers for a 2020 second round pick. Okafor is a great run stuffing 4-3 left end. He's not a very good pass rusher meaning Kansas City may have to draft a pass rusher to play 4-3 right end at 29.
Kansas City Chiefs: Trade for 2020 second round pick C Grade
Kansas City trades Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2020 second round pick. I'm not sure how I feel about this deal long-term for the Chiefs.
San Francisco 49ers: Trade for Dee Ford RE C+ Grade
Dee Ford dominated with Kansas City in 2018. He can play defensive end on either side at 4-3 right end or 4-3 left end. San Francisco got one good pass rusher off the edge thanks to this trade and could have a second if the Cardinals are dumb enough to pass on Nick Bosa at 1 for Kyler Murray.
San Francisco 49ers: Re-Sign Dee Ford RE to 5-year $87.5-million dollar deal F Grade
Dee Ford did not take off until 2018 when he was playing for a new payday. I think paying him nearly 90-million dollars is a huge mistake personally.
New Orleans Saints: Sign Malcolm Brown DT to 3-year $15-million dollar deal B Grade
Malcolm Brown is an upgrade over what the Saints had at defensive tackle. He hardly had any sacks in 2018 when he won his second Super Bowl with the New England Patriots which is why it is tougher for me to justify this signing.
New Orleans Saints: Sign Teddy Bridgewater QB to 1-year $7.5-million dollar deal B- Grade
Bridgewater is a great backup for Drew Brees. I am giving this a B- grade because this backup quarterback is getting more money then a potential starter in Malcolm Brown.
Chicago Bears: Sign HaHa Clinton-Dix FS to 1-year $5.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Chicago replaced Adrian Amos with HaHa Clinton-Dix. Putting HaHa Clinton-Dix next to Eddie Jackson gives Chicago a lethal safety tandem.
San Francisco 49ers: Sign Jason Verrett CB to 1-year $3.6-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Jason Verrett is a good nickel cornerback next to Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon. Verrett may pan out if he stays healthy.
Seattle Seahawks: Re-Sign K.J. Wright ROLB to 2-year $15.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade
K.J. Wright is one of the best players on Seattle's defense outside of middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. Seattle deserves a lot of credit for bringing K.J. Wright back.
New York Jets: Sign Brian Poole CB to 1-year $5.5-million dollar deal A Grade
New York gets Brian Poole as a nickel cornerback for depth. They lost Morrris Claiborne and while they will need another cornerback in the draft, this is a good short-term move.
March 13, 2019
Pittsburgh Steelers: Trade for 2019 third round pick and 2019 fifth round pick B Grade
Pittsburgh got solid return in the Antonio Brown trade. You have to give Pittsburgh credit for dealing Antonio Brown.
Oakland Raiders: Trade for Antonio Brown WR A+ Grade
Oakland gave up just enough to get premium return on the Antonio Brown trade. Derek Carr got his number one target.
Oakland Raiders: Signed Antonio Brown WR to a 3-year $50.125-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Oakland restructured Antonio Brown's deal. You have to give the Oakland Raiders credit for doing that.
New York Giants: Trade for 2019 first round pick, 2019 third round pick, and Jabrill Peppers C Grade
The New York Giants got two draft picks and somehow replaced Landon Collins with Jabrill Peppers. They also got Kevin Zeitler from Cleveland, but had to send Olivier Vernon to Cleveland.
Cleveland Browns: Trade for Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon B Grade
Cleveland got a number one wide receiver for Baker Mayfield. They also upgraded over Emmanuel Ogbah at 4-3 left end with Olivier Vernon.
New England Patriots: Re-Sign Jason McCourty CB to 2-year $10-million dollar deal A Grade
New England did well with Jason McCourty. Keeping Jason McCourty with his brother Devin McCourty allows New England to remain one of the NFL's best teams when it comes to defensive back play.
Los Angeles Chargers: Re-Sign Brandon Mebane to 2-year $9.3-million dollar deal A Grade
Los Angeles gets one of their two starting defensive tackles back. This makes things easier for the defensive line next season as the Chargers only need one defensive tackle from this draft instead of two.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Sign Nick Foles QB to 4-year $88-million dollar deal C+ Grade
Nick Foles got overpaid. That being said, he cannot be any worse then Blake Bortles. Jacksonville had to make a change at quarterback. Bringing in Nick Foles who won a Super Bowl in Philadelphia may be what this franchise needs to turn around after getting to the 2018 AFC Championship Game.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Re-Sign A.J. Cann to 3-year $15.055-million dollar deal A Grade
Jacksonville retained their right guard. Jacksonville will have the same consistency on the interior offensive line that they had last season.
Denver Broncos: Sign Ju'Wuan James RT to 4-year $51-million dollar deal A Grade
Denver needed an upgrade at right tackle. While this is a slightly excessive amount, James has been reliable at right tackle throughout his career and putting him next to Garrett Bolles gives Joe Flacco lots of time in the pocket.
Denver Broncos: Sign Kareem Jackson CB/S to 3-year $33-million dollar deal A Grade
Kareem Jackson is one of the better defensive backs in the NFL who can play cornerback, free safety, or strong safety. He helps the Denver Broncos secondary.
Baltimore Ravens: Sign Mark Ingram RB to 3-year $15-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Mark Ingram is an upgrade over anyone in Baltimore's current backfield. If things do not work out in 2019, then Baltimore can reload at running back in a much deeper 2020 NFL Draft which is laoded at running back.
San Francisco 49ers: Sign Tevin Coleman RB to 2-year $8.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Tevin Coleman was a complimentary back for years. He stepped up for Devonta Freeman in 2018. Coleman can help bolster San Francisco's backfield.
Washington Redskins: Re-Sign Adrian Peterson RB to 2-year $5.3-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Adrian Peterson was Washington's best running back. This deal allows Washington to stash Peterson for depth to compliment Derrius Guice.
Seattle Seahawks: Sign Jason Myers K to 4-year $15.45-million dollar deal A Grade
Jason Myers was 33/36 on the New York Jets. He made the 2018 Pro Bowl. The former Seattle Seahawks kicker returns to Seattle.
March 12, 2019
Arizona Cardinals: Signed Jordan Hicks 3-4 MLB to a 4-year $34-million dollar deal B+ Grade
Jordan Hicks and Hasaan Reddick should form a lethal tandem of 3-4 middle linebackers. Hicks played in mainly a 4-3 defense at Texas as well as the Philadelphia Eagles. He also has durability issues from the past which is why I gave Arizona a B+ grade for signing him.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Sign Steven Nelson CB to a 3-year $25.5-million dollar deal C Grade
Steven Nelson didn't put anything together with Kansas City until his contract year. I feel like he's just competition for Artie Burns and Cameron Sutton rather then a long-term void at cornerback next to Joe Haden.
Cincinnati Bengals: Re-Sign Preston Brown MLB to a 3-year $21-million dollar deal C Grade
Why in the hell would Cincinnati bring back Preston Brown after Devin Bush domianted both his 2019 NFL Combine and Michigan's Pro Day.
Green Bay Packers: Sign Z'Darius Smith 3-4 ROLB to 4-year $66-million dollar deal C Grade
Z'Darius Smith had 8.5 sacks in 8 starts this season. Smith may end up panning out for the Green Bay Packers. Initially, this was gonna get a B grade. The $66-million seems excessive to a point which is why this signing gets a C grade.
Green Bay Packers: Sign Preston Smith 3-4 LOLB to 4-year $52-million dollar deal C- Grade
Preston Smith only had 4 sacks in 2018. Green Bay overpaid at pass rusher once again. At the same time, you kind of have to applaud Green Bay for going for it. They replaced two USC Trojans Clay Matthews and Nick Perry with Z'Darius Smith and Preston Smith.
Green Bay Packers: Sign Adrian Amos FS to 4-year $36-million dollar deal B Grade
Green Bay has Josh Jones and Adrian Amos who can play either safety role at free safety or strong safety with their versatility.
Green Bay Packers: Sign Billy Turner RG to 4-year $28-million dollar deal C Grade
Green Bay needed a starting guard. Billy Turner has experience starting at both left guard in Denver and right guard in Miami.
Atlanta Falcons: Sign James Carpenter LG to 4-year $21-million dollar deal A+ Grade
James Carpenter is a huge upgrade over Andy Levitre. This signing easily warrants an A+ grade.
Atlanta Falcons: Sign Jamon Brown RG to 3-year $18.75-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Jamon Brown solves Atlanta's issue at right guard. Atlanta really deserves a lot of credit for handling their offensive line in Free Agency.
Cleveland Browns: Sign Sheldon Richardson DT to 3-year $37-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Cleveland signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson who can play in either a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense. Considering Richardson, did pretty well with Cleveland, this is a great signing.
Cleveland Browns: Sign Carl Davis DT to 1-year $2-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Cleveland gets Carl Davis for depth behind Sheldon Richardson and Larry Ogunjobi. Cleveland not only has good starting defensive ends along with depth off the edge, they also got depth off the interior as well.
New Orleans Saints: Sign Latavius Murray RB to 4-year $14.4-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Latavius Murray is a nice complimentary back to replace Mark Ingram. This is a solid signing.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sign Deonne Buchannon 3-4 MLB to 1-year $2.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Deonne Buchannan will help Tampa Bay's 3-4 defense in the short-term. This is a nice addition by Tampa Bay as Buchannon is familiar with the defense that Todd Bowles ran in Arizona.
Houston Texans: Sign Bradley Roby CB to 1-year $10-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Bradley Roby is an upgrade over Kevin Johnson. He's also a younger corner and an ideal replacement next to Jonathan Joseph with Kareem Joseph gone.
Carolina Panthers: Sign Matt Paradis C to 3-year $29.03-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Matt Paradis missed time with injuries in 2018. You can argue he's more durable then Ryan Kalil who is getting up there in age. This signing could work out if Paradis stays healthy.
Miami Dolphins: Re-Sign DeVante Parker WR to 2-year $5.3-million dollar deal A+ Grade
DeVante Parker gives Miami a short-term wide receiver to throw to. Parker is someone who needs to step up with Danny Amendola gone.
New York Jets: Sign C.J. Mosley 3-4 MLB to 5-year $85-million dollar deal A Grade
New York is keeping their 3-4 defense despite many rumors about the Jets switching to a 4-3 defense. C.J. Mosley is one of the best middle linebackers in the NFL. This is an awesome signing for the New York Jets. Mosley and Darron Lee could be a force together at 3-4 middle linebacker.
Los Angeles Chargers: Sign Thomas Davis ROLB to 2-year $10.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Thomas Davis is a good 4-3 right outside linebacker. Denzel Perryman will play 4-3 left outside linebacker next to him giving the Los Angeles Chargers two lethal 4-3 outside linebackers.
Buffalo Bills: Sign John Brown WR to 3-year $27-million dollar deal B Grade
John Brown is a slot receiver at best. The 5-10 179 lb wide receiver had 42 receptions for 715 receiving yards in Baltimore last season. He gives Josh Allen a vertical deep threat though.
Buffalo Bills: Sign Cole Beasley WR to 4-year $29-million dollar deal C Grade
Cole Beasley is 5-8. He's also not as quick or as explosive as John Brown. You could argue he's a better route runner though.
Houston Texans: Sign Tashaun Gipson FS to 3-year $29.03-million dollar deal B+ Grade
Tashaun Gipson is a downgrade from Tyrann Mathieu. The fact that Jacksonville moved on from him says a lot. However, you have to applaud Houston for finding a short-term fix in Free Agency.
New York Jets: Re-Sign Henry Anderson 3-4 LE to 3-year $25.2-million dollar deal A Grade
Henry Anderson did a good job next to leonard Williams at 3-4 defensive end. New York is keeping their 3-4 defensive ends in tact while getting stronger at 3-4 middle linebacker.
March 11, 2019
Tennessee Titans: Re-Sign Kenny Vaccaro SS to 4-year $26-million dollar deal B- Grade
Tennessee brought in Kenny Vaccaro to fill in for an injury prone Jonathan Cyprien. Vaccaro did well enough to replace Cyprien as the starting strong safety. I'm not sure he deserved a fur year contract when he could have received a two or three year deal intead.
Kansas City Chiefs: Sign Tyrann Mathieu FS to 3-year $42-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Tyrann Mathieu is not as effective as Eric Berry when Berry is healthy. Mathieu is younger though and more durable. Kansas City has Tyrann Mathieu and needs a strong safety next to him.
San Francisco 49ers: Signed Kwon Alexander MLB to a 4-year $54-million dollar deal B+ Grade
San Francisco is replacing Reuben Foster with a much more effective middle linebacker that is going to bolster their defense. I love what San Francisco has done so far in Free Agency.
Detroit Lions: Sign Trey Flowers RE to a 5-year $90-million dollar deal D Grade
Detroit signed Trey Flowers to replace Ziggy Ansah. I feel like Detroit overpaid Flowers big time considering he's never had a season with double digit sacks.
Detroit Lions: Sign Justin Coleman CB to a 4-year $36-million dollar deal C Grade
Detroit overpaid big time for a nickel cornerback at best. Coleman was a nickel cornerback at Tennessee and a nickel cornerback on Seattle.
Indianapolis Colts: Sign Devin Funchess WR to 1-year $10-million dollar deal A Grade
Z'Darius Smith had 8.5 sacks in 8 starts this season. Smith may end up panning out for the Green Bay Packers. Initially, this was gonna get a B grade. The $66-million seems excessive to a point which is why this signing gets a C grade.
Minnesota Vikings: Sign Anthony Barr ROLB to 5-year $67.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Minnesota almost lost Anthony Barr to the New York Jets. Awesome job by Minnesota bringing him back.
Philadelphia Eagles: Sign Malik Jackson DT to 3-year $30-million dollar deal A Grade
Philadelphia is replacing Timmy Jernigan with Malik Jackson. I like this move for Philadelphia as they upgrade at defensive tackle as a result.
Washington Redskins: Sign Landon Collins FS to 6-year $84-million dollar deal A Grade
Washington stole Landon Collins, the best defensive back on the New York Giants and signed him. This signing helps Washington and hinders New York in the NFC East Division.
Buffalo Bills: Sign Kevin Johnson CB to 1-year $3-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Buffalo already has Tre'Davious White and Levi Wallace. Now their secondary gets even better.
Buffalo Bills: Sign Tyler Kroft TE to 3-year $18.75-million dollar deal B Grade
Buffalo is taking a flyer on Tyler Kroft after he showed he could be an effective fill-in tight end when Tyler Eifert got injured.
Cincinnati Bengals: Re-Sign Bobby Hart RT to 3-year $16.15-million dollar deal F Grade
Cincinnati brought back Bbbby Hart. Bobby Hart is replaceable so I don't understand this move.
Chicago Bears: Sign Buster Skryne CB to 3-year $16.6-million dollar deal A Grade
Chicago got Buster Skryne as a nickel cornerback. I like this signing to a point.
Arizona Cardinals: Sign Terrell Suggs to 1-year $7-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Latavius Murray is a nice complimentary back to replace Mark Ingram. This is a solid signing.
March 5, 2019
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Re-Sign Donovan Smith LT to 3-year $41.5-million dollar deal D- Grade
Tampa Bay had a golden opportunity to upgrade at left tackle. They didn't take that chance. At this point, I'm not blaming Jameis Winston if he leaves Tampa Bay after his rookie deal. I feel like Tampa Bay overpaid big time for one of the leagues worst left tackles. If things click under Bruce Arians, this extension will pay off.
March 1, 2019
Philadelphia Eagles: Re-Sign Brandon Graham LE to 3-year $40-million dollar deal B Grade
Brandon Graham is Philadelphia's starting 4-3 left end. This is good extensionby Philadelphia and it prevents the Eagles from having to add another edge rusher early in the 2019 NFL Draft.
February 21, 2019
Baltimore Ravens: Re-Sign Tavon Young CB to a 3-year $25.8-million dollar deal A+ Grade
Baltimore has Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr, Tavon Young, and Marlon Humphrey at cornerback next season. Baltimore's stability at cornerback gives them a shot to repeat as AFC North Champions next season.
February 19, 2019
Arizona Cardinals: Sign Charles Clay TE 1-year $2-million dollar deal A Grade
This tight end class is strong. However, Charles Clay is a good short-term solution at tight end for whoever Arizona has at quarterbck next season whether its Josh Rosen or Kyler Murray.
February 13, 2019
Denver Broncos: Trade for QB Joe Flacco A+ Grade
Denver only gave up a fourth round pick for Joe Flacco. Case Keenum and Joe Flacco can compete for the quarterback job. I still think Drew Lock is in play at 10, but he has to continue to ace the draft process with a strong NFL Combine and a strong Pro Day at Missouri. Otherwise, Denver can grab the best player available at 10 and take a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Baltimore Ravens: Trade for 2019 fourth round pick A+ Grade
Baltimore already has two third round picks and two fourth round picks despite not having a second round pick. Baltimore now has enough capital to move up in the draft if they want someone in the second round. Great trade by both teams.
February 12, 2019
Cleveland Browns: Sign Kareem Hunt to $1-million for 1-year A+ Grade
I love this move for Cleveland as the Browns have nothing to lose and everything to gain. This is the year of the Pig in 2019. Lots of players on the Browns were born in 1995 so I expect a huge year from Cleveland in the regular season, but a let down once the 2020 playoffs arrive.
February 7, 2019
Arizona Cardinals: Sign Robert Alford CB 3-year $22.5-million dollar deal A Grade
Robert Alford compliments Patrick Peterson perfectly in Arizona. If Arizona is smart and drafts Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams at 1 this could be one of the NFL's best defenses down the road.
Robert Griffin III, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Javorious Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Michael Crabtree, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Maxx Williams, TE, Baltimore Ravens
Jeraud Powers, CB, Baltimore Ravens
Eric Weddle, FS, Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens 2019 Offseason Outlook: Baltimore has $25,320,800 for 2019 at the moment. The Ravens have a decent amount of cap space after adding Mark Ingram and Earl Thomas to improve their defense.
2019 Baltimore Ravens Offseason Needs
Baltimore Ravens 2019 Free Agents
Brandon LaFell, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Jake Fisher, RT, Cincinnati Bengals
Michael Johnson, RE, Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Baker, DT, Cincinnati Bengals
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Cincinnati Bengals
Josh Shaw, CB, Cincinnati Bengals
Randy Bullock, K, Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals 2019 Offseason Outlook: Cincinnati has $30,469,055 for 2019 at the moment. Cincinnati kept two of their three tight ends. The Bengals also upgraded at right guard, but neglected right tackle by re-signing Bobby Hart who sucks.
2019 Cincinnati Bengals Offseason Needs
Cincinnati Bengals 2019 Free Agents
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Cleveland Browns
Jamie Collins, LOLB, Cleveland Browns
E.J. Gaines, CB, Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns 2019 Offseason Outlook: Cleveland has $36,701,367 for 2019. Cleveland only loses a few key players to Free Agency. They are closer to supplanting the other AFC North Teams then you would think. Baker Mayfield did phenomenal despite having poor pass protection from his offensive tackles. Now he's gonna have Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, and David Njoku to throw to.
2019 Cleveland Browns Offseason Needs
Cleveland Browns 2019 Free Agents
Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 Offseason Outlook: Pittsburgh has $9,686,247 for 2019 thanks to extending Ramon Foster and Maurkice Pouncey despite the fact that they traded Bell and Brown. They also spent a ton of money on Steven Nelson hoping he'd be the answer at cornerback to provide some competition for Artie Burns.
2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Offseason Needs
Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 Free Agents
Shane Lechler, P, Houston Texans
Houston Texans 2019 Offseason Outlook: Houston has $42,262,674 for 2019 at the moment. Houston addressed their secondary through Free Agency. I'm guessing that means Houston will try to keep their defense competitive while they reload offensively so Watson has more long-term pieces to help him win a Championship in Houston. Clowney also got franchise tagged.
2019 Houston Texans Offseason Needs
Houston Texans 2019 Free Agents
Robert Turbin, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Clayton Geathers, SS, Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts 2019 Offseason Outlook: Indianapolis has $74,804,436 for 2019 at the moment. Indianapolis added Devin Funchess to compliment T.Y. Hilton. Braden Smith made the transition to right tackle.
2019 Indianapolis Colts Offseason Needs
Indianapolis Colts 2019 Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars 2019 Offseason Outlook: Jacksonville has $18,195,428 for 2019. Nick Foles is now replacing Blake Bortles. Foles needs some weapons around him.
2019 Jacksonville Jaguars Offseason Needs
Jacksonville Jaguars 2019 Free Agents
Quinton Spain, LG, Tennessee Titans
Bennie Logan, NT, Tennessee Titans
Derrick Morgan, 3-4 LOLB, Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans 2019 Offseason Outlook: Tennessee has $33,156,048 for 2018 at the moment. The Titans will have to potentially extend Marcus Mariota plus worry about all of these starters that are set to be Free Agents. If Luke Falk does well enough to win the backup job, don't be shocked if Mariota gets supplanted. It's too early to say if that happens, and Mariota got the Titans a playoff win so he's earned the benefit of the doubt for now.
Putting faith in the Titans 2017 draft picks at wide receiver is risky business. Harold Landry, Tennessee's 2018 second round pick will also have to step up. They can cut Logan Ryan and Jonathan Cyprien to save cap space so it will be interesting to see what the Titans do. Byard who led the NFL in interceptions also enters a contract year in 2019.
2019 Tennessee Titans Offseason Needs
Tennessee Titans 2019 Free Agents
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Buffalo Bills
Marshall Newhouse, RT, Buffalo Bills
Jordan Mills, RT, Buffalo Bills
Kyle Williams, DT, Buffalo Bills
Lorenzo Alexander, LOLB, Buffalo Bills
Ramon Humber, LOLB, Buffalo Bills
Vontae Davis, CB, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills 2019 Offseason Outlook: Buffalo has $36,516,752 for 2019 at the moment. I believe the Bills drafted a future bust in Josh Allen, but they got much bigger problems at the moment after the 2018 Season ends. Even though Buffalo added some wide receivers, they still need a number one target.
2019 Buffalo Bills Offseason Needs
Buffalo Bills 2019 Free Agents
Brock Osweiler, QB, Miami Dolphins
Bryce Petty, QB, Miami Dolphins
David Fales, QB, Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins 2019 Offseason Outlook: Miami has $35,190,221 to spend on Free Agents and the draft in 2019. They have an abundance of cap space to spend on players.
2019 Miami Dolphins Offseason Needs
Miami Dolphins 2019 Free Agents
Chris Hogan, WR, New England Patriots
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, New England Patriots
Phillip Dorsett, WR, New England Patriots
Danny Shelton, DT, New England Patriots
Eric Rowe, CB, New England Patriots
New England Patriots 2019 Outlook: New England has $7,114,053 for 2019. The Patriots could end up having holes at a lot of positions. They ended up extending a lot of players. Bringing back Jason McCourty limits their number of needs and gives the Patriots the luxury of taking the best player on their board.
2019 New England Patriots Offseason Needs
New England Patriots 2019 Free Agents
Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
Thomas Rawls, RB, New York Jets
Terrell Pryor, WR, New York Jets
Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets
Devin Smith, WR, New York Jets
Charles Johnson, WR, New York Jets
Andre Roberts, WR, New York Jets
Tre McBride, WR, New York Jets
Clive Walford, TE, New York Jets
Neal Sterling, TE, New York Jets
Steve McLendon, NT, New York Jets
Xavier Cooper, 3-4 LE, New York Jets
Lorenzo Mauldin, 3-4 ROLB, New York Jets
Morris Claiborne, CB, New York Jets
Cairo Santos, K, New York Jets
New York Jets 2019 Offseason Outlook: New York has $45,808,690 million to spend in 2019. The Jets got their quarterback of the future in Sam Darnold in the 2018 NFL Draft after Cleveland ended up taking Baker Mayifeld at 1. The Jets got Le'Veon Bell to compliment Sam Darnold moving forward.
2019 New York Jets Offseason Needs
New York Jets 2019 Free Agents
Jared Veldheer, RT, Denver Broncos
Cyrus Kouandjio, RT, Denver Broncos
Domata Peko, NT, Denver Broncos
Shane Ray, 3-4 LOLB, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos 2019 Offseason Outlook: Denver has $22,149,219 to spend on Free Agents in 2019. Denver still needs a center. They also need a quarterback to groom behind Joe Flacco.
2019 Denver Broncos Offseason Needs
Denver Broncos 2019 Free Agents
Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
De'Anthony Thomas, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Frank Zombo, 3-4 LOLB, Kansas City Chiefs
David Amerson, CB, Kansas City Chiefs
Keith Reaser, CB, Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs 2019 Offseason Outlook: The Chiefs will have $26,631,357 in cap space in 2019. They have a lot of holes defensively along with a difficult strength of schedule. If Patrick Mahomes can surprise people in some games that the Chiefs are not supposed to win, then the Chiefs could easily repeat as Division Champions. Tyreek Hill is someone who may be investigated.
2019 Kansas City Chiefs Offseason Needs
Kansas City Chiefs 2019 Free Agents
Los Angeles Chargers 2019 Offseason Outlook: The Chargers will have $14,100,903 in 2019. The Los Angeles Chargers have most of the pieces to make a huge splash in this division if everyone is healthy. I think the Chargers could be one of the front runners in the AFC next season.
2019 Los Angeles Chargers Offseason Needs
Los Angeles Chargers 2019 Free Agents
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders
Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders
Martavis Bryant, WR, Oakland Raiders
Jared Cook Jr., TE, Oakland Raiders
Derrick Johnson, MLB, Oakland Raiders
Rashaan Melvin, CB, Oakland Raiders
Leon Hall, CB, Oakland Raiders
Shareece Wright, CB, Oakland Raiders
Dexter McDonald, CB, Oakland Raiders
Reggie Nelson, FS, Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders 2019 Offseason Recap: The Oakland Raiders will have $41,980,323 in cap space for 2019. Oakland got Trent Brown at left tackle and will move Kolton Miller to right tackle. Donald Penn got cut. Oakland also traded for Antonio Brown and also cut Jordy Nelson.
2019 Oakland Raiders Offseason Needs
Oakland Raiders 2019 Free Agents
Top 6 AFC Teams heading Into 2019 1. New England Patriots, 2. Kansas City Chiefs, 3. Cleveland Browns, 4. Indianapois Colts, 5. Los Angeles Chargers, 6. Tennessee Titans.
Hroniss Grasu, C, Chicago Bears
Pat O'Donnell, P, Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears 2019 Offseason Outlook: Chicago has $18,256,935 for 2019 at the moment. Chicago has fulfilled all of their needs. Chicago is a team that could be someone to watch out for in 2019.
2019 Chicago Bears Offseason Needs
Chicago Bears 2019 Free Agents
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Detroit Lions
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions
Luke Willson, TE, Detroit Lions
Levine Toilolo, TE, Detroit Lions
Ziggy Ansah, RE, Detroit Lions
Sylvester Williams, DT, Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions 2019 Offseason Outlook: Detroit has $30,299,831 for 2019 at the moment. The Lions have a good core of players that they lose to Free Agency. They replaced Ziggy Ansah with Trey Flowers.
2019 Detroit Lions Offseason Needs
Detroit Lions 2019 Free Agents
Ty Montgomery, RB, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Ripkowski, FB, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
Lance Kendricks, TE, Green Bay Packers
Muhammed Wilkerson, 3-4 RE, Green Bay Packers
Clay Matthews, 3-4 ROLB, Green Bay Packers
Davon House, CB, Green Bay Packers
Quinten Rollins, CB, Green Bay Packers
Demetri Goodson, CB, Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers 2019 Offseason Outlook: Green Bay has $13,826,745 for 2019. The Packers locked up Aaron Rodgers and shored up their offensive line.
2019 Green Bay Packers Offseason Needs
Green Bay Packers 2019 Free Agents
Kendall Wright, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Terence Newman, CB, Minnesota Vikings
Kai Forbath, K, Minnesota Vikings
Ryan Quigley, P, Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings 2019 Offseason Outlook: Minnesota has $6,848,111 to spend in 2019 after extending Anthony Barr which was necessary.
2019 Minnesota Vikings Offseason Needs
Minnesota Vikings 2019 Free Agents
Andy Levitre, LG, Atlanta Falcons
Grady Jarrett, DT, Atlanta Falcons
Terrell McClain, DT, Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons 2019 Offseason Outlook: Atlanta has 7,293,515 to spend on Free Agents and the draft. Atlanta upgraded at both guard spots. The Atlanta Falcons could make a comeback in 2019 if everyone stays healthy.
2019 Atlanta Falcons Offseason Needs
Atlanta Falcons 2019 Free Agents
C.J. Anderson, RB, Carolina Panthers
Fozzy Whittaker, RB, Carolina Panthers
Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Carolina Panthers
Kenjon Barner, RB, Carolina Panthers
Matt Kalil, LT, Carolina Panthers
Jeremiah Sirles, LG, Carolina Panthers
Amini Silatolu, LG, Carolina Panthers
Ryan Kalil, C, Carolina Panthers
Mike Adams, SS, Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers 2019 Offseason Outlook: Carolina will have $5,762,059 in cap space. They hardly have any cap space and yet still have a lot of holes. It feels like Carolina has lost more then they have gained.
2019 Carolina Panthers Offseason Needs
Carolina Panthers 2019 Free Agents
Dez Bryant, WR, New Orleans Saints
Josh Hill, TE, New Orleans Saints
Benjamin Watson, TE, New Orleans Saints
Michael Hoomananuwai, TE, New Orleans Saints
P.J. Williams, CB, New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints 2019 Offseason Outlook: New Orleans has $14,796,653 for 2019 at the moment. New Orleans brought in Latavius Murray to compliment Alvin Kamara. Teddy Bridgewater is back as a backup to Drew Brees. Ken Crawley showed he could replace P.J. Williams. Getting a tight end for Drew Brees is the only need left ofr New Orleans.
2019 New Orleans Saints Offseason Needs
New Orleans Saints 2019 Free Agents
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Charles Simms, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kwon Alexander, MLB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brent Grimes, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh Robinson, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Conte, FS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2019 Offseason Outlook: Tampa Bay has $1,806,449 for 2019 at the moment. Tampa Bay extended their mediocre offensive line. They are switching to a 3-4 defense and I do not understand why they are making this transition.
2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offseason Needs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2019 Free Agents
Kony Ealy, LE, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys 2019 Offseason Outlook: Dallas has $24,608,316 to spend on Free Agents. Dallas lost Cole Beasley. They did not lose anyone else, and seem to have their roster pretty much set for the most part.
2019 Dallas Cowboys Offseason Needs
Dallas Cowboys 2019 Free Agents
Cody Lattimer, WR, New York Giants
Russell Shepard, WR, New York Giants
John Jerry, RG, New York Giants
Ereck Flowers, RT, New York Giants
New York Giants 2019 Offseason Outlook: New York has a lot of needs and only $15,320,957 in cap space for 2018. They traded their best receiver and now need multiple wide receivers. New York also needs a quarterback of the future. New York also traded their best pass rusher and best defensive back. I'm not sure why the Giants are making so many boneheaded moves.
2019 New York Giants Offseason Needs
New York Giants 2019 Free Agents
Jay Ajayi, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Wallace, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Markus Wheaton, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Marques Wilson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Chance Warmack, LG, Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles 2019 Offseason Outlook: Philadelphia has $24,910,643 for 2019 at the moment. Philadelphia reloaded at defensive tackle and brought back Ronald Darby at cornerback. Left tackle Jason Peters was also retained. Philadelphia needs linebackers more then anything else and once they address that position, the Philadelphia Eagles could be set to compete again if Carson Wentz is healthy in 2019.
Philadelphia needs a successor to Jason Peters and they may need to reload at a few positions defensively. Overall this is a fairly deep Eagles team and they could easily win the NFC East next season.
2019 Philadelphia Eagles Offseason Needs
Philadelphia Eagles 2019 Free Agents
Shawn Lauvao, LG, Washington Redskins
Arie Kouandjio, LG, Washington Redskins
Tony Bergstrom, C, Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins 2019 Offseason Outlook: Washington has $15,233,330 for 2019 at the moment. Washington brought in Case Keenum as a stop gap in case they do not like the quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft with Alex Smith being unable to play in 2019. Washington also needs to fix the offensive line, but taking Landon Collins from the New York Giants was a huge win for the Washington Redskins.
2019 Washington Redskins Offseason Needs
Washington Redskins 2019 Free Agents
J.J. Nelson, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals 2019 Offseason Outlook: Arizona has $32,623,044 for 2019 at the moment. Arizona brought back Larry Fitzgerald. They also signed Charles Clay at tight end, Marcus Gilbert at right tackle, Terrell Suggs to compliment Chandler Jones, and signed Robert Alford to compliment Patrick Peterson. Arizona is looking at three players that they may select with the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. What they do depends on what they do with quarterback Josh Rosen who may get dealt.
2019 Arizona Cardinals Offseason Needs
Arizona Cardinals 2019 Free Agents
Ndamukong Suh, 3-4 LE, Los Angeles Rams
Sam Shields, CB, Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams 2019 Offseason Recap: Los Angeles has $7,583,193 for 2019 at the moment. They lost Super Bowl 53 to New England and now need multiple guards as well as multiple safeties.
2019 Los Angeles Rams Offseason Needs
Los Angeles Rams 2019 Free Agents
Jeremiah Attaochu, LOLB, San Francisco 49ers
Eli Harold, LOLB, San Francisco 49ers
Jimmie Ward, FS, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers 2019 Offseason Recap: San Francisco has $31,637,230 for 2019 at the moment. The 49ers finally got their quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo. They also drafted a very good right tackle in Mike McGlinchey who could eventually succeed veteran left tackle Joe Staley as the teams blindside down the road. San Francisco used their 2019 Free Agency to load up with defensive talents like Kwon Alexander, Jason Verrett, and Dee Ford.
2019 San Francisco 49ers Offseason Needs
San Francisco 49ers 2019 Free Agents
Brandon Marshall, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Dion Jordan, RE, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks 2019 Offseason Outlook: Seattle has $21,534,909 for 2019 at the moment. Seattle found stability at a few key positions. I am not sure Seattle squeaks by and does enough to make the playoffs next year like they did last season.
2019 Seattle Seahawks Offseason Needs
Seattle Seahawks 2019 Free Agents
Top 6 NFC Teams heading Into 2018 1. New Orleans Saints, 2. Los Angeles Rams, 3. Chicago Bears, 4. Dallas Cowboys, 5. Atlanta Falcons, 6. Philadelphia Eagles.