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2020 NFL Transactions




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July 27, 2020


Seattle Seahawks: Trade For Jamal Adams B Grade

Seattle got a top 5 safety at strong safety. Seattle has one of the leagues best secondaries. If they start the right defensive backs and they get two rookie starters with Darrell Taylor Jr. and L.J. Collier, then Seattle could wield a top 10 defense in 2020. The downside is they won't get to draft in the first round of the NFL Draft until 2023.



New York Jets: Trade for 2021 and 2022 first round pick A+ Grade

New York got two first round picks, a 2021 third round pick, and Bradley McDougald until Ashtyn Davis is ready to start. That's why I though the Jets got better value. Most safeties are worth one first round pick tops. So, to get a safety, two first round picks, and a third round pick is premium return.



July 15, 2020


Cleveland Browns: Re-Sign Myles Garrett RE 5-year $125-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Myles Garrett was the first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Myles Garrett is now the highest paid defensive player in the entire NFL. This contract is well deserved and I love how its structured like the Patrick Mahomes contract.



Tennessee Titans: Re-Sign Derrick Henry RB 4-year $50-million dollar deal B+ Grade

Derrick Henry led the NFL in rushing yards. As long as he continues to play at a high level he will continue to provide a security blanket for Tennessee's quarterback whether that be Ryan Tannehill, backup Cole McDonald, or a future draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.



Kansas City Chiefs: Re-Sign Chris Jones DT 4-year $80-million dollar deal A Grade

Kansas City extended their best player on the defensive side of the ball. I have to give Kansas City credit when credit is due which is why the Chiefs have a lot to be optimistic about moving forward.



July 6, 2020


Kansas City Chiefs: Re-Sign Patrick Mahomes QB 10-year $503-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL after winning MVP in his first season as a starter and winning Super Bowl 54 MVP before the age of 25-years-old, Kansas City had to keep their franchise quarterback happy. This is a fantastic signing for Kansas City as now the Chiefs are the team to beat in this division for the next decade. Steingberg Sports Agency with Leigh Steinberg and Chris Cabot also deserve major credit for re-negotiating this deal.



June 28, 2020


New England Patriots: Sign Cam Newton QB 1-year $1,137,500 deal A+ Grade

Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer both have the ceiling of backup quarterbacks. Cam Newton still has the ceiling of a borderline starter. If one NFL team can revive Cam Newton's NFL career it's the New England Patriots. Cam can earn up to $7.5-million, but New England will only pay $1,137,500 against the salary cap for Cam's one-year prove it deal. That's assuming he makes the roster. Cam only receives $550,000 if he's cut in the preseason.



March 20, 2020


Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sign Tom Brady QB 2-year $50-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Tampa Bay got the GOAT by any means necessary. He got the same amount of money as Drew Brees. I'm curious to see what Brady does with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and O.J. Howard.



New Orleans Saints: Sign Andrus Peat LG 5-year $57.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade

New Orleans has their entire offensive line from last season back. Left tackle Terron Armstead and wide receiver Michael Thomas took paycuts to make sure Peat returned. New Orleans gets an A+ for their unselfishness.



New Orleans Saints: Sign Emmanuel Sanders WR 2-year $16-million dollar deal A+ Grade

New Orleans got Emmanuel Sanders as a #2 wide receiver next to Michael Thomas. Sanders showed he could be a number one guy in San Francisco and now he gets to play next to someone who may be the NFL's best receiver in Michael Thomas.



Denver Broncos: Sign Melvin Gordon RB 2-year $16-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Denver now has Phillip Lindsay, Melvin Gordon, and Royce Freeman. The Broncos replaced Devontae Booker with Melvin Gordon while stealing a running back from a division rival. The Denver Broncos get an A+ grade for that.



Pittsburgh Steelers: Sign Eric Ebron TE 2-year $12-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Pittsburgh now has two tight ends with Eric Ebron and Vance McDonald. Pittsburgh seems determined to push the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC North.



Atlanta Falcons: Sign Todd Gurley RB 1-year $6-million dollar deal A Grade

Atlanta got Todd Gurley at a huge discount. That will help their backfield in the short term. It will be interesting to see if the Falcons draft a second running back to compliment Gurley.



March 19, 2020


Philadelphia Eagles: Trade For Darius Slay CB A+ Grade

Philadelphia traded a 2020 third round pick at pick 85 to Detroit for Darius Slay. Slay will replace Ronald Darby and the Eagles will have the rest of their cornerbacks from last season back meaning cornerback will not be an issue for Philadelphia in the draft now.



Detroit Lions: Trade For 2020 3rd Round Pick B- Grade

Detroit now has a second third round pick at 85. Darius Slay deserves more than this, but this is the best Detroit could get for him. I can kind of see how the Lions got jipped in this trade with the Eagles though.



Cleveland Browns: Sign Kevin Johnson CB to 1-year $3.5-million dollar deal A- Grade

Cleveland needed a nickel cornerback next to Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams. Getting Kevin Johnson as a nickel cornerback on a one-year prove it deal could pay off if Johnson stays healthy in 2020. He had injury issues in Houston, but stayed healthy as a nickel cornerback in Buffalo this past season.



Cleveland Browns: Sign Andrew Billings DT to 1-year $3.5-million dollar deal B+ Grade

Cleveland had Sheldon Richardson and Larry Ogunjobi. Now they get Andrew Billings as a 4-3 defensive tackle for depth.



March 18, 2020


Detroit Lions: Trade For Duron Harmon SS B- Grade

Detroit replaced former Patriot strong safety Tavon Wilson with Duron Harmon. Harmon is an upgrade over Wilson, but I feel like someone like Isaiah Simmons out of Clemson would provide way more upside as a strong safety.



New England Patriots: Trade for 2020 7th Round Pick F Grade

New England got a seventh round pick for their backup strong safety Duron Harmon. Harmon showed he could be a viable starter in limited action with the Patriots.



Chicago Bears: Trade For Nick Foles QB A+ Grade

Chicago sent 140 to Jacksonville, their fourth round compensation pick to Jacksonville for Nick Foles. Nick Foles will push Mitchell Trubisky for the starting quarterback job.



Jacksonville Jaguars: Trade For 2020 4th Round Pick F Grade

Jacksonville gave up Nick Foles for a pick where a quarterback with the upside to be a starter is not available.



New Orleans Saints: Sign Malcolm Jenkins 4-year $32-million dollar deal A+ Grade

The New Orleans Saints replaced Von Bell with Malcolm Jenkins. Safeties Von Bell and Marcus Williams were good, but both proved to be liabilities in the playoffs Malcolm Jenkins will bring a presence to this New Orleans Saints secondary since he was the free safety on their Super Bowl 44 team as well as the starting free safety on the Eagles Super Bowl 52 team.



Los Angeles Rams: Re-Sign Andrew Whitworth LT 3-year $30-million dollar deal A Grade

The Los Angeles Rams needed Andrew Whitworth back. This was a good re-signing for the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams gave up more sacks than any NFL team which is why even this re-signing does not get an A+ grade.



Dallas Cowboys: Sign Gerald McCoy DT 3-year $18.3-million dollar deal B Grade

Good signing. Gerald McCoy as a 4-3 defensive tackle gets an A grade and Gerald McCoy as a 4-3 right end gets a C grade. This singing warrants a B grade and if McCoy is playing inside at defensive tackle replacing Maleik Collins, then this is a good pickup.



Buffalo Bills: Sign A.J. Klein ROLB 3-year $18-million dollar deal D Grade

A.J. Klein is a huge downgrade over Lorenzo Alexander last years starting 4-3 right outside linebacker who opted to retire. Buffalo addressed every area except this one area through Free Agency.



Atlanta Falcons: Sign Dante Fowler Jr. ROLB 3-year $15-million dollar deal A Grade

Atlanta overpaid for Dante Fowler Jr. He is coming off a big season and embarrassed Atlanta's offensive line in the Rams road win in Atlanta. This was a guy Atlanta wanted to make a big push for and there were rumors about him going to Atlanta prior to Free Agency which turned out to be completely legitimate.



Chicago Bears: Sign Jimmy Graham TE 2-year $16-million dollar deal A+ Grade

The Chicago Bears get Jimmy Graham from the Green Bay Packers for next to nothing. This is a great addition to Chicago.



Seattle Seahawks: Sign Brandon Shell RT 2-year $11-million dollar deal B- Grade

Seattle got a solid right tackle for next to nothing. However, there are guys in the 2020 NFL Draft that are upgrades over Shell.



Seattle Seahawks: Sign Cedric Ogbuhei RT 1-year $3.3 million dollar deal B- Grade

Seattle got a swing tackle for next to nothing. I still think Seattle will draft an offensive tackle at some point, potentially in the first round. Seattle will groom him for the future as Duane Brown's successor. I do not see them drafting an immediate starter at offensive tackle after the moves they made in Free Agency.



Detroit Lions: Sign Desmond Trufant 2-year $21-million dollar deal A Grade

Desmond Trufant can do what Darius Slay does for a much cheaper cost when healthy. There is a reason Trufant was a 2013 first round pick and Slay fell to the second round. If Trufant didn't miss most of 2019 with injuries this would easily be an A+ grade.



Detroit Lions: Sign Danny Shelton 2-year $8-million dollar deal B+ Grade

Danny Shelton struggled in the playoffs for New England. Detroit is deseprate to land a starting 4-3 defensive tackle and a 3-4 nose tackle, but I did not think they would consider Danny Shelton here.



Los Angeles Chargers: Sign Chris Harris Jr. CB 2-year $17-million dollar deal B Grade

Los Angeles deserves an A grade, but Chris Harris Jr. deserves a C grade which is why this averages to a B grade. Chris Harris Jr. turned down a 3-year $36-million dollar deal with Denver thinking he could get more than that only to only come away with $8.5-million per year on the Chargers.



Los Angeles Chargers: Sign Linval Joseph DT 2-year $17-million dollar deal A Grade

Los Angeles deserves an A grade. They replaced Brandon Mebane with Linval Joseph. Joseph is better so I like this move.



New York Giants: Sign Cameron Fleming RT 1-year $4-million dollar deal B Grade

The Giants got a good backup right tackle in Cameron Flemming. This is a solid signing because if the Giants ignore right tackle to take the best player on the board, than Flemming could push their second round rookie for the right tackle job. Flemming is not a good starter, but former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett who is now the New York Giants offensive coordinator is familiar with Flemming in Dallas.



March 17, 2020


Jacksonville Jaguars: Sign Joe Schobert MLB 5-year $53.75-million dollar deal A Grade

Jacksonville paid big for Joe Schobert. Myles Jack will move to 4-3 right outside linebacker where Telvin Smith used to play since Jack can play any of the three 4-3 linebacker spots. I like this signing a lot, but not enough to hand the Jaguars an A+ grade.



Las Vegas Raiders: Sign Corey Littleton MLB 3-year $35.25-million dollar deal B Grade

Las Vegas signed Corey Littleton. This is a solid move, but drafting Kenneth Murray or Patrick Queen would have been better. I understand that the Raiders need multiple wide receivers plus a number one field cornerback even though they got Trayvon Mullen in the boundary spot and Eli Apple ready to play nickel.



Buffalo Bills: Re-Sign Jordan Poyer FS 2-year $19.5-million dollar deal A Grade

Buffalo got Jordan Poyer extended. Very strong re-signing by Buffalo.



New York Jets: Sign Connor McGovern C 3-year $27-million dollar deal A Grade

New York signed Connor McGovern to replace Ryan Kalil. New York obviously now has a good starting center.



New York Jets: Re-Sign Alex Lewis LG 3-year $18.6-million dollar deal D Grade

New York has Alex Lewis at left guard with Brian Winters at right guard along with Chuma Edoga taking over at right tackle for Brandon Shell. Your left tackle Kelvin Beachum is a Free Agent and you decide to re-sign Alex Lewis first after he came in and took over for Kelechi Osmele in a year where you can get a good guard in the 2020 NFL Draft as an immediate starter or move Edoga to guard by getting an offensive tackle to compliment Kelvin Beachum after Edoga surrendered 7 sacks in 8 starts. Now you do not have a left tackle if Beachum does not return and you will need a right tackle in 2021 if Chuma Edoga sucks in 2020. It's front office moves like this that will cause Sam Darnold to continue to see ghosts like Pacman.



Carolina Panthers: Re-Sign Tre Boston SS 3-year $18-million dollar deal C Grade

Carolina cut Eric Reid and extended Boston. This baffles me since I felt like Reid was the better safety on the Panthers. Yes, the Panthers paid Boston next to nothing, but they extended the worse of the two safeties which is why Carolina gets a C grade.



Cincinnati Bengals: Sign Trae Waynes CB 3-year $42-million dollar deal C Grade

Trae Waynes was a boundary cornerback on the outside next to Xavier Rhodes. Now he will be a nickel cornerback in Cincinnati with Dre Kirkpatrick and William Jackson III on the outside. I really like the fit that Waynes provides for the Bengals here. At the same time, paying Waynes $14-million per season is fiscally irresponsible which is why the Bengals got a C grade for this move despite filling a critical need.



Jacksonville Jaguars: Sign Darqueze Dennard CB 3-year $13.5-million dollar deal D Grade

Darqueze Dennard was a nickel cornerback in Cincinnati and that's his upside at the NFL level. I dislike this signing because Jacksonville moved their top two corners from their AFC Championship Team and expect to replace those two guys with Dennard who is talented, but not as good as Ramsey or Bouye.



Chicago Bears: Sign Robert Quinn 3-4 LOLB 5-year $70-million dollar deal D Grade

Robert Quinn rebounded on a 4-3 defense. Quinn has been historically bad on 3-4 defenses and is someone who has a tendency to be inconsistent from time to time. Offering the 29-year-old Quinn this much is fiscally irresponsible. The sole fact that Quinn isn't thirty yet is why the Bears avoid the F grade.



Pittsburgh Steelers: Sign Derek Watt FB 3-year $9.75-million dollar deal B Grade

Pittsburgh had a good fullback in Roosevelt Nix. Re-uniting the Watt brothers is cool, but they didn't need to make this move even though this move may end up making the team better.



Arizona Cardinals: Sign Jordan Phillips NT 3-year $30-million dollar deal A Grade

Arizona got Jordan Phillips as a 3-4 nose tackle. Phillips played in a 4-3 defense his whole career. He is now 6-6 341 lbs so maybe its time for Phillips to make the transition to nose tackle in a 3-4 defense. If Phillips pans out in Arizona, the Cardinals will have a stout nose tackle for the first time since Dan Williams was on the Cardinals before Dan Williams declined.



Cincinnati Bengals: Sign D.J. Reader DT 4-year $53-million dollar deal C- Grade

D.J. Reader is better for a 3-4 defense in my personal opinion. It's an okay signing, but there is no doubt that Cincinnati overpaid for Reader.



Las Vegas Raiders: Sign Jason Witten TE 1-year $4.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade

The Las Vegas Raiders are getting Jason Witten on a one-year prove it deal in case Foster Moreau isn't healthy. Moreau suffered a knee injury late in the 2019 season which is why the Raiders made this move.



Tennessee Titans: Sign Vic Beasley 3-4 ROLB 1-year $12-million dollar deal B Grade

I honestly believe that Vic Beasley will do much better in a 3-4 scheme since he was 6-3 246 lbs coming out of Clemson. Putting him next to Harold Landry may help this pass rush.



Miami Dolphins: Sign Jordan Howard RB 2-year $10-million dollar deal A Grade

Miami is getting Jordan Howard on a cheap deal. Having Jordan Howard and Kalen Ballage for the short-term helps the backfield for whoever the starting quarterback in Miami ends up being.



Indianapolis Colts: Sign Philip Rivers QB 1-year $25-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Indianapolis got Philip Rivers on a one year prove it deal. This is Philip Rivers best offensive line since 2007-2008 so I love this move for Rivers and the Colts.



Philadelphia Eagles: Re-Sign Rodney McLeod SS 2-year $12-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Philadelphia got Rodney McLeod back at strong safety by extending him. That will help the Philadelphia Eagles since McLeod is versatile enough to play both safety roles at strong safety and free safety.



Philadelphia Eagles: Re-Sign Jalen Mills CB 1-year $5-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Philadelphia got Jalen Mills back on a cheap deal. This is an awesome re-signing for Philadelphia.



San Francisco 49ers: Re-Sign Jimmie Ward FS 3-year $28.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Jimmie Ward is one of the better players on the San Francisco 49ers secondary. This is a good re-signing.



New York Giants: Sign Blake Martinez 3-4 MLB 3-year $30.75-million dollar deal A+ Grade

The Giants lost 3 3-4 middle linebackers. They landed the biggest name on the Free Agency market with Blake Martinez. That's why the Giants get an A+ grade here.



Carolina Panthers: Sign Teddy Bridgewater QB 3-year $63-million dollar deal A Grade

Carolina signed Teddy Bridgewater. It's an interesting move to say the least and one I did not expect the Panthers to make. Bridgewater went 5-0 as a starter in relief of Drew Brees which is why I am giving the Panthers an A grade since I liked Bridgewater coming out of Louisville more than Newton coming out of Auburn. Obviously Newton has been very good with Carolina until Super Bowl 50, but then reverted to being an average quarterback after his MVP season.



New England Patriots: Sign Damiere Byrd WR 1-year $2.5-million dollar deal B Grade

Damiere Byrd was a slot receiver next to Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. Impressive that New England was able to get another weapon for so cheap.



New Orleans Saints: Re-Sign Drew Brees QB 2-year $50-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Drew Brees is someone who will remain with the New Orleans Saints until he retires. Brees has earned this deal and now New Orleans gets to watch Brees make one last attempt at bringing this city a second Super Bowl.



New Orleans Saints: Re-Sign Kiko Alonso ROLB 1-year $3.15-million dollar deal A+ Grade

New Orleans got Kiko Alonso for next to nothing. Fantastic re-signing by the Saints.



Dallas Cowboys: Re-Sign Sean Lee 1-year $4.5-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Dallas will have their core three linebackers back for next season. Jaylon Smith, Leighton Vander Esch, and Sean Lee for one more season. That's the best news Cowboys fans heard on Tuesday.



Seattle Seahawks: Sign B.J. Finney 2-year $8-million dollar deal A+ Grade

B.J. Finney was a very good center at Kansas State. The four year starter can play left guard, center, or right guard with his versatility. Seattle needed some depth on their interior offensive line and this move solves that issue.



Buffalo Bills: Sign Vernon Butler DT 2-year $15-million dollar deal B Grade

Buffalo is replacing Jordan Phillips with Vernon Butler. Buffalo gets depth behind defensive tackle with Ed Oliver taking over for Jordan Phillips. Vernon Butler also played with Sean McDermott during his rookie season before McDermott went to the Bills.



March 16, 2020


Arizona Cardinals: Trade For DeAndre Hopkins WR A+ Grade

Arizona has both of their offensive tackles back D.J. Humphries and Justin Murray who both allowed 5 or fewer sacks. Now you got Larry Fitzgerald, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, and you still managed to keep the eighth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft from the Houston Texans.



Houston Texans: Trade for David Johnson RB Heihachi Mishima Grade

Trading your best offensive player for David Johnson, a 2020 second round pick at pick 40, and a 2021 fourth round pick. Deshaun Watson is a heck of a quarterback, but Watson without Hopkins is about as brutal as Andy Dalton without A.J. Green. Trading Hopkins for this garbage is about as bad as throwing your best player off a cliff. That's why the Houston Texans and Bill O'Brien get a Heihachi Mishima grade.





Minnesota Vikings: Trade For 2020 1st Round Pick A+ Grade

Minnesota got a 2020 1st 22nd overall, 2020 5th, 2020 6th, 2020 7th, and 2021 4th. Minnesota seems like they fleeced the Bills on this move.



Buffalo Bills: Trade for Stefon Diggs WR B Grade

Buffalo only had first round grades on Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, Tee Higgins, and Henry Ruggs III. All four wide receivers were likely going to be gone by their pick. Buffalo wanted a veteran over one of the other rookies in this draft so they gave up a kings ransom of draft picks for Stefon Diggs.



San Francisco 49ers: Trade For 2020 1st Round Pick A+ Grade

San Francisco now picks at thirteen in the 2020 NFL Draft. San Francisco has numerous possibilities lined up.



Indianapolis Colts: Trade for DeForst Buckner DT A+ Grade

Indianapolis finally addressed one of their bigger needs at defensive tackle. Adding someone with Super Bowl experience like DeForest Buckner does wonders for this roster.



Baltimore Ravens: Trade For 2020 2nd Round Pick A+ Grade

Baltimore got pick 47 instead of Atlanta's pick from New England in the Mohamed Sanu trade. Credit to Baltimore for getting the higher of the two second rounders.



Atlanta Falcons: Trade for Hayden Hurst TE C- Grade

I had Mark Andrews graded higher than Hayden Hurst in the 2018 NFL Draft. Atlanta is replacing Hooper with Hurst which I do not like. Add the fact that Atlanta shipped 47 instead of their other second rounder from New England and this pick gets bumped down to a C- grade.



Dallas Cowboys: Re-Sign Amari Cooper 5-year $100-million dollar deal B+ Grade

I really like Amari Cooper. Paying him $100-million before extending Dak Prescott seems kind of asinine. The rest of the NFC East was also bidding on Cooper so Dallas deserves some credit for getting their top receiver back.



San Francisco 49ers: Re-Sign Arik Armstead DT 5-year $85-million dollar deal A Grade

San Francisco got Arik Armstead back. He was their biggest Free Agent and you could argue he's just as good as DeForest Buckner.



Miami Dolphins: Sign Byron Jones CB 5-year $82.5-million dollar deal A Grade

Miami got Byron Jones to pair with Xavien Howard. Byron Jones had his best season in 2019 and is just entering his prime. He will also be a boundary cornerback next to Howard so there won't be as much pressure on him to be that guy despite how much he got paid.



Minnesota Vikings: Re-Sign Kirk Cousins QB 2-year $66-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Kirk Cousins already entered a contract year in 2020. Now add two more years to that contract after Cousins got his first career playoff win.



Denver Broncos: Sign Graham Glasgow RG 4-year $44-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Denver replaced Ronald Leary with Graham Glasgow. This is a fantastic signing for the Denver Broncos.



Philadelphia Eagles: Sign Javon Hargrave DT 3-year $39-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Philadelphia has good defensive tackles. Now they get another good one for depth who may end up starting across from Fletcher Cox. That's one reason why I love this signing for the Philadelphia Eagles.



Cleveland Browns: Sign Jack Conklin RT 3-year $42-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Cleveland needs offensive tackles on both sides. Jack Conklin played left tackle at Michigan State and right tackle with the Tennessee Titans. Now Cleveland will have their offensive tackle situation taken care of if they can get a starting offensive tackle next to Conklin with the tenth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. If the Browns choose to ignore offensive tackle in the draft, Conklin will probably play left tackle with Chris Hubbard at right tackle. I expect Hubbard to get moved or released to save Cleveland cap space in the coming days though.



Cleveland Browns: Sign Austin Hooper TE 4-year $42-million dollar deal B Grade

Cleveland made Austin Hooper the NFL's highest paid tight end. This is a move I love from a business standpoint, but at the same time I feel like Hooper is a borderline Pro Bowl tight end not a blue chip tight end like Travis Kelce or George Kittle.



Cleveland Browns: Sign Case Keenum QB 3-year $18-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Cleveland got a great backup quarterback for Baker Mayfield to learn from. Kevin Stefanski was Keenum's quarterback coach when the Vikings made the 2018 AFC Championship Game. Bringing him as a veteran backup to mentor Mayfield for this cheap is a great move.



Green Bay Packers: Sign Christian Kirksey 3-4 MLB 2-year $13-million dollar deal A Grade

Cutting Kirksey because he only played 9 games in the last two seasons saved the Browns $7.5-million. Kirksey is set to make $8-million this year with the other $5-million going into effect for next season if he stays healthy. This is a great move by Green Bay to get someone for cheap.



Green Bay Packers: Sign Ricky Wagner RT 2-year $11-million dollar deal A Grade

Instead of bringing Bryan Bulaga back, they get Ricky Wagner to a cheap deal for a fraction of the cost. Wagner was in Baltimore the last time he started all 16 games. If Wagner starts all 16 games, then Green Bay may be able to get back to the NFC Championship.



Las Vegas Raiders: Sign Nick Kwiatkoski LOLB 3-year $21-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Las Vegas only gave up $7-million a year to a guy who did well when filling in for Danny Trevathian. This is a great signing by the Raiders because they got Kwiatkoski for such a cheap deal. Nick Kwiatkoski will play 4-3 left outside linebacker with the Las Vegas Raiders.



Dallas Cowboys: Re-Sign Blake Jarwin TE 4-year $22-million dollar deal C Grade

Dallas got Blake Jarwin back. This is a solid move, but not a spectacular one.



Tennessee Titans: Re-Sign Dennis Kelly RT 3-year $17.25-million dollar deal C Grade

Tennessee can find a better right tackle in the 2020 NFL Draft. After losing right tackle Jack Conklin to the Cleveland Browns, they needed to bring back their backup right tackle at a cheap discount to limit the damage that this offensive line will take.



Miami Dolphins: Sign Ereck Flowers LG 3-year $30-million dollar deal C Grade

Flowers had one good season inside at guard. With Flowers and Michael Deiter starting at guard now you have one area of the offensive line solidified. Getting two offensive tackles and a center is another area this team has to address. Flowers and Deiter are solid guards, but neither is a spectacular option at guard.



March 15, 2020


New England Patriots: Re-Sign Devin McCourty FS 2-year $23-million dollar deal A+ Grade

McCourty is worth more than this in my honest opinion. Fantastic job by Bill Belichick and ths front office by low balling McCourty.



Indianapolis Colts: Re-Sign Anthony Costanzo LT 2-year $33-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Costanzo is worth more than this in my honest opinion. Fantastic job by Chris Ballard and ths front office by low balling Costanzo.



Tennessee Titans: Re-Sign Ryan Tannehill QB 4-year $118-million dollar deal C Grade

Ryan Tannehill earned this extension and anyone who says otherwise is a hater. TitanUp fans are correct on that in the most punctual and literal way possible. At the same time, I feel like last year was a peak year for Tannehill. I'm skeptical if Tannehill will play up to his contract moving forward.



Houston Texans: Re-Sign Bradley Roby CB 3-year $36-million dollar deal B Grade

Bradley Roby was the boundary cornerback covering secondary wide receivers rather than primary #1 flanker targets. Still, he was the best cornerback on Houston.



Baltimore Ravens: Trade For Calias Campbell 3-4 LE A Grade

Baltimore strengthens their front 7 with a veteran like Calias Campbell. Campbell was on the Arizona Cardinals to Super Bowl 43 team that lost to Pittsburgh and he was on the Jaguars team that made the 2018 AFC Championship Game during the 2017-2018 NFL Season. Campbell also got a 2-year $27-million dollar extension with the Ravens.



Jacksonville Jaguars: Trade for 2020 5th Round Pick F Grade

The 2020 NFL Draft really only has four rounds worth of quality starters. Trading for a fifth round pick warrants an F grade here.



March 12, 2020


Chicago Bears: Re-Sign Danny Trevathian 3-4 MLB 3-year $24-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Chicago has their two starting 3-4 middle linebackers from last year back. Having Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathian back allows Chicago to keep their core of players together on the front 7.



Buffalo Bills: Re-Sign Quinton Spain LG 3-year $15-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Spain was the best offensive lineman on Buffalo in 2019. They managed to re-sign him and only lose $5-million a year in cap space.



March 10, 2020


Houston Texans: Re-Sign Ka'imi Fairbairn K to 4-year $17.65-million dollar deal B+ Grade

Fairbairn went 20/25 on field goals in 2019 after going 37/42 on field goals in 2018. This is a great re-signing by Houston.



March 9, 2020


Buffalo Bills: Sign Josh Norman CB to 1-year $6-million dollar deal A+ Grade

I like how Buffalo go Norman as a boundary cornerback next to Tre'Davious White for next to nothing on a one-year prove it deal. Norman was a field cornerback facing number one receivers in Carolina and Washington for most of his career. Levi Wallace played boundary cornerback last year and is coming back on a cheap deal as a nickel cornerback so Buffalo is up there with New England as the team with the best cornerback tandem in the AFC East Division.



March 6, 2020


Los Angeles Chargers: Re-Sign Austin Ekeler RB to 4-year $24.5-million dollar deal C+ Grade

I like what Austin Ekeler did in 2019. Something tells me he is getting slightly overpaid though.



March 4, 2020


Carolina Panthers: Trade For Russell Okung LT A Grade

Carolina now has their blindside at left tackle for one year as the 31-year-old Russell Okung is on a one-year prove it deal. They will also have a healthy Greg Little complimenting him at right tackle if he manages to stay healthy. Matt Paradis is a good center when he is durable and active on Sundays. Carolina just needs to get two guards, one on each side, to bring stability to their offensive line. Cam Newton will improve next season if the coaching staff has the patience to stick with Newton.



Los Angeles Chargers: Trade for Trai Turner RG A Grade

Trai Turner is only 26-years-old despite being a 2014 third round pick. He has more to provide long-term with the Chargers. Los Angeles has a healthy Dan Feeney at left guard, Mike Pouncey at center, and Trai Turner at right guard. The Los Angeles Chargers have a good interior offensive line which will help someone like Ekeler get 1,000 total yards. However, if this team ends up signing Tom Brady they need to double up at offensive tackle in the draft if they hope to contend in the short-term.



March 3, 2020


Denver Broncos: Trade For A.J. Bouye CB A+ Grade

Denver only gave up a 2020 fourth round pick for A.J. Bouye. They still have their first, second, and three 2020 third round picks. At first this team needed only 2 cornerbacks. Now they only need one cornerback.



Jacksonville Jaguars: Trade for 2020 4th Round Pick C+ Grade

The 2020 NFL Draft has anywhere from 100-140 players that may end up being potential NFL starters. Jacksonville got a pick that will likely be wasted on a backup which is why Jacksonville gets a C+ grade despite clearing up cap space. Yannick Ngakoue is also not going to re-sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.



February 18, 2020


Green Bay Packers: Re-Sign Mason Crosby K 3-year $12.9-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Green Bay only paid $4.3-million per year to keep their franchise kicker. Mason Crosby was my favorite kicker prospect that I ever evaluated. I have no problem with Green Bay retaining his services until he gets injured on a year to year basis or begins to decline entirely.



February 18, 2020


Seattle Seahawks: Sign Greg Olsen TE 1-year $7-million dollar deal A+ Grade

Seattle had a few good tight ends. Greg Olsen is a clear upgrade over all of them. Now Russell Wilson has Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf, and Greg Olsen to throw to next season.




Baltimore Ravens 2020 Free Agents


Domata Peko, NT, Baltimore Ravens


Tony Jefferson, SS, Baltimore Ravens


Baltimore Ravens 2020 Offseason Outlook: Baltimore has $7,127,038 for 2020 at the moment. The Ravens got multiple tight ends, their quarterback Lamar Jackson, and a right tackle named Orlando Brown in the 2018 NFL Draft. They got Marques Brown and Miles Boykin in 2019 and landed two starters at wide receiver. Baltimore drafted two starters at 3-4 middle linebacker in Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison who still need to sign their rookie deals. They also drafted J.K. Dobbins for depth behind Mark Ingram. Dobbins already signed his rookie deal as did James Proche, their sixth round pick out of SMU who wowed me in Mobile.


2020 Baltimore Ravens Offseason Needs


SS




Cincinnati Bengals 2020 Free Agents


Cordy Glenn, LT, Cincinnati Bengals


Cincinnati Bengals 2020 Offseason Outlook: Cincinnati has $24,333,471 for 2020 at the moment. The Cincinnati Bengals had their best draft in years. The downside is they haven't signed any of their rookies and it's almost July.


2020 Cincinnati Bengals Offseason Needs


RT
DT
CB




Cleveland Browns 2020 Free Agents


Greg Robinson, LT, Cleveland Browns


Morgan Burnett, SS, Cleveland Browns


Cleveland Browns 2020 Offseason Outlook: Cleveland has $37,400,428 for 2020. Cleveland managed to upgrade six of their nine team needs. Seven if Kevin Johnson does well at nickel cornerback for the Browns. Cleveland signed rookies Donovan-Peoples Jones, Harrison Bryant the John Mackey Award Winner at tight end from Florida Atlantic, and Nick Harris. All of Cleveland's offensive players outside of first round pick Jedrick Wills Jr. are signed. The Browns spent day 2 picks on LSU's Grant Delpit and Jacob Phillips.


2020 Cleveland Browns Offseason Needs


RG
ROLB
CB




Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 Free Agents


Mark Barron, 3-4 MLB, Pittsburgh Steelers


Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 Offseason Outlook: Pittsburgh has $5,669,526 for 2020. Like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh has not signed any of their rookies from the 2020 NFL Draft.


2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Offseason Needs


QB
LG
NT
FS




Houston Texans 2020 Free Agents


Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans


Chris Clark, RT, Houston Texans


Houston Texans 2020 Offseason Outlook: Houston has $19,217,638 for 2020 at the moment. Houston only signed one rookie and that was pass rusher Jonathan Greenard out of Florida who lined up at both 3-4 right outside linebacker and 3-4 left outside linebacker. Greenard and second round pick Ross Blacklock have the best chance to become rookies who start right away on this Houston Texans roster.


2020 Houston Texans Offseason Needs


RB
WR
TE
NT
3-4 ROLB
CB




Indianapolis Colts 2020 Free Agents


Dontrelle Inman, WR, Indianapolis Colts


Jabaal Sheard, LE, Indianapolis Colts


Clayton Geathers, SS, Indianapolis Colts


Indianapolis Colts 2020 Offseason Outlook: Indianapolis has $23,387,190 for 2020 at the moment. Indianapolis nearly spent $63-million in Free Agency and the draft. Indianapolis became the second NFL team after the New England Patriots to sign all of their rookies from the 2020 NFL Draft and they still got over $23-million to spend after beginning the offseason with over $86-million to end.


2020 Indianapolis Colts Offseason Needs


TE
LE
MLB
LOLB
K




Jacksonville Jaguars 2020 Free Agents


Marcel Dareus, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars


Jacksonville Jaguars 2020 Offseason Outlook: Jacksonville has $20,485,226 for 2020. Jacksonville had no rookies signed in June. They managed to sign Collin Johnson out of Texas at wide receiver and Tyler Davis the Georgia Tech tight end they drafted who may not even make the Jaguars final roster.


2020 Jacksonville Jaguars Offseason Needs


QB
RB
LT
FS




Tennessee Titans 2020 Free Agents


Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans


Cameron Wake, 3-4 ROLB, Tennessee Titans


Wesley Woodard, 3-4 MLB, Tennessee Titans


Logan Ryan, CB, Tennessee Titans


Tremaine Brock, CB, Tennessee Titans


Tennessee Titans 2020 Offseason Outlook: Tennessee has $19,913,303 for 2020 at the moment. Tennessee only signed two rookies Larrell Murchison, who may be Jurrell Casey's replacement as a 3-4 defensive end. The other rookie they signed was Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald, who is projected to be the backup to Ryan Tannehill.


2020 Tennessee Titans Offseason Needs


WR
TE
3-4 MLB




Buffalo Bills 2020 Free Agents


Buffalo Bills 2020 Offseason Outlook: Buffalo has $19,317,077 for 2020 at the moment. Buffalo signed all of their draft picks heading into July.


2020 Buffalo Bills Offseason Needs


ROLB




Miami Dolphins 2020 Free Agents


Daniel Kilgore, C, Miami Dolphins


Aqib Talib, CB, Miami Dolphins


Miami Dolphins 2020 Offseason Outlook: Miami has $28,082,621 to spend on Free Agents and the draft in 2020. Miami signed their first two draft picks in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by signing Tua Tagovailoa and Austin Jackson to their rookie deals. They also signed their best picks outside of the first round with guys like Raekwon Davis, Curtis Weaver, and Jason Strowbridge. Noah Igbinoghene their final first round pick out of Auburn was drafted as a nickel cornerback and he hasn't signed yet. Neither has second round pick Robert Hunt, who I had a fifth round grade on.


2020 Miami Dolphins Offseason Needs


WR
C
SS
FS




New England Patriots 2020 Free Agents


Marshall Newhouse, LT, New England Patriots


New England Patriots 2020 Outlook: New England has $1,465,979 for 2020 after signing Cam Newton. Newton can earn up to $7.5-million if he meets all of the team goals and earns his incentives. He would receive that money in the 2021 Offseason when New England has more cap room to spend.


2020 New England Patriots Offseason Needs


QB
TE
NT
3-4 MLB




New York Jets 2020 Free Agents


Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets


Demaryius Thomas, WR, New York Jets


Kelvin Beachum, LT, New York Jets


Ryan Kalil, C, New York Jets


New York Jets 2020 Offseason Outlook: New York has $19,602,516 million to spend in 2020. The Jets signed Denzel Mims at wide receiver and Bryce Hall at cornerback. Their first round pick Mekhi Becton still needs to sign his rookie deal.


2020 New York Jets Offseason Needs


RB
WR
TE
CB




Denver Broncos 2020 Free Agents


Ronald Leary, RG, Denver Broncos


Denver Broncos 2020 Offseason Outlook: Denver has $16,862,356 to spend on Free Agents in 2020. Denver has not signed any of their rookies from the 2020 NFL Draft. Denver had strong drafts in 2018, 2019, and 2020.


2020 Denver Broncos Offseason Needs


NT
CB




Kansas City Chiefs 2020 Free Agents


LeSean McCoy, RB, Kansas City Chiefs


Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs


Terrell Suggs, LE, Kansas City Chiefs


Morris Claiborne, CB, Kansas City Chiefs


Kansas City Chiefs 2020 Offseason Outlook: The Chiefs will have $3,574,461 in cap space in 2020. Kansas City has all 22 starters back returning after winning Super Bowl 54. They also have not signed any of their rookies just like the Denver Broncos.


2020 Kansas City Chiefs Offseason Needs






Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Free Agents


Isaiah Crowell, RB, Las Vegas Raiders


Vontaze Burfict, MLB, Las Vegas Raiders


Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Offseason Recap: The Las Vegas Raiders will have $8,795,595 in cap space for 2020. The Las Vegas Raiders have not signed any of their rookies just like the rest of the AFC West teams.


2020 Las Vegas Raiders Offseason Needs


RB
ROLB
CB




Los Angeles Chargers 2020 Free Agents


Lance Kendricks, TE, Los Angeles Chargers


Brandon Mebane, DT, Los Angeles Chargers


Los Angeles Chargers 2020 Offseason Outlook: The Chargers will have $20,751,228 in 2020. The Los Angeles Chargers have not signed any of their rookies just like the rest of the teams in the AFC West Division.


2020 Los Angeles Chargers Offseason Needs


LT




Top 7 AFC Teams heading Into 2020 1. Kansas City Chiefs, 2. Baltimore Ravens, 3. Buffalo Bills, 4. Tennessee Titans, 5. Denver Broncos, 6. Pittsburgh Steelers, 7. Indianapolis Colts.


Chicago Bears 2020 Free Agents


T.J. Clemmings, RT, Chicago Bears


Chicago Bears 2020 Offseason Outlook: Chicago has $12,475,170 for 2020 at the moment. Chicago has not signed any of their rookies from the 2020 NFL Draft.


2020 Chicago Bears Offseason Needs


LT
FS




Detroit Lions 2020 Free Agents


Damon Harrison, DT, Detroit Lions


Tavon Wilson, SS, Detroit Lions


Detroit Lions 2020 Offseason Outlook: Detroit has $27,963,553 for 2020 at the moment. The Lions signed every rookie except their first two picks. Cornerback Jeffrey Okudah and running back De'Andre Swift were Detroit's first two draft selections. Signing those guys is the only thing Detroit needs to do.


2020 Detroit Lions Offseason Needs


RT
DT
P




Green Bay Packers 2020 Free Agents


Malcolm Johnson, FB, Green Bay Packers


Jared Veldheer, RT, Green Bay Packers


Tramon Williams, CB, Green Bay Packers


Green Bay Packers 2020 Offseason Outlook: Green Bay has $12,010,776 for 2020. Signing Jordan Love to his rookie deal only counted for $1.5-million against Green Bay's salary cap room for 2020.


2020 Green Bay Packers Offseason Needs


3-4 MLB
CB




Minnesota Vikings 2020 Free Agents


Laquon Treadwell, WR, Minnesota Vikings


Everson Griffen, RE, Minnesota Vikings


Ryan Quigley, P, Minnesota Vikings


Minnesota Vikings 2020 Offseason Outlook: Minnesota will have %11,752,204 to spend in 2020. Minnesota like Chicago, has not signed a single rookie they drafted from the 2020 NFL Draft.


2020 Minnesota Vikings Offseason Needs


RE
DT




Atlanta Falcons 2020 Free Agents


Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons


Justin Hardy, WR, Atlanta Falcons


John Cyprien, SS, Atlanta Falcons


J.J. Wilcox, FS, Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons 2020 Offseason Outlook: Atlanta has $10,963,409 to spend on Free Agents and the draft for 2020. Atlanta did not sign any of their rookies that they drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft.


2020 Atlanta Falcons Offseason Needs


RB
WR
RE
DT
SS
FS




Carolina Panthers 2020 Free Agents


Carolina Panthers 2020 Offseason Outlook: Carolina will have $11,257,571 in cap space for 2020. Carolina did manage to sign their first round pick Derrick Brown the nose tackle they took out of Auburn seventh overall. The rest of their draft picks have not signed with the team.


2020 Carolina Panthers Offseason Needs


TE
LG
RG
3-4 LE




New Orleans Saints 2020 Free Agents


New Orleans Saints 2020 Offseason Outlook: New Orleans has $8,079,681 for 2020 at the moment. New Orleans like Atlanta, has not signed any of the rookies that they got in the 2020 NFL Draft.


2020 New Orleans Saints Offseason Needs






Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2020 Free Agents


Demar Dotson, RT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2020 Offseason Outlook: Tampa Bay has $5,113,959 for 2020 at the moment. Tampa Bay addressed all of their needs this offseason. Like Atlanta and New Orleans they did not sign any rookies that they drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft.


2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offseason Needs






Dallas Cowboys 2020 Free Agents


Michael Bennett, RE, Dallas Cowboys


Dallas Cowboys 2020 Offseason Outlook: Dallas has $10,509,043 to spend on Free Agents for 2020 at the moment. Dallas needs to use that money to sign all of their rookies after having a very strong 2020 NFL Draft.


2020 Dallas Cowboys Offseason Needs


TE
FS




New York Giants 2020 Free Agents


Russell Shepard, WR, New York Giants


New York Giants 2020 Offseason Outlook: New York did a masterful job building through the draft the last two seasons and has $16,336,625 in cap space for 2020. New York only signed Mr. Irrelevant the last pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The rest of their rookies remain unsigned.


2020 New York Giants Offseason Needs


WR
TE




Philadelphia Eagles 2020 Free Agents


Philadelphia Eagles 2020 Offseason Outlook: Philadelphia has $22,731,499 for 2020 at the moment. Philadelphia addressed all of their needs in teh 2020 NFL Draft. The only rookie Philadelphia signed to a contract at this point is former Auburn left tackle Prince Tega Wanogho who is a great backup for Andre Dillard now that Jason Peters is gone.


2020 Philadelphia Eagles Offseason Needs






Washington Redskins 2020 Free Agents


Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins


Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins


Washington Redskins 2020 Offseason Outlook: Washington has $34,709,636 for 2020 at the moment. Washington is in the same boat as Dallas. They have not signed a single one of their rookies from the 2020 NFL Draft.


2020 Washington Redskins Offseason Needs


QB
WR
TE
LG
ROLB
MLB
LOLB
CB




Arizona Cardinals 2020 Free Agents


A.Q. Shipley, C, Arizona Cardinals


Clinton McDonald, 3-4 RE, Arizona Cardinals


Brooks Reid, 3-4 LOLB, Arizona Cardinals


Arizona Cardinals 2020 Offseason Outlook: Arizona has $6,985,230 for 2020 at the moment. Arizona addressed all of their needs this offseason. They have not signed a single rookie from their 2020 NFL Draft.


2020 Arizona Cardinals Offseason Needs






Los Angeles Rams 2020 Free Agents


Bryce Hager, 3-4 MLB, Los Angeles Rams


Los Angeles Rams 2020 Offseason Recap: Los Angeles has $6,160,856 for 2020 at the moment. The Los Angeles Rams have not signed any rookies from their 2020 NFL Draft and are in the same position as the Arizona Cardinals.


2020 Los Angeles Rams Offseason Needs


LG
RG
3-4 MLB
CB
SS
FS




San Francisco 49ers 2020 Free Agents


San Francisco 49ers 2020 Offseason Recap: San Francisco has $11,957,942 for 2020 at the moment. The 49ers signed all of their draft picks except one which is sixth round pick Charlie Woener who would be a backup to George Kittle. Having Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk inked to their rookie deals will allow things to proceed without San Francisco having to worry about a holdout.


2020 San Francisco 49ers Offseason Needs






Seattle Seahawks 2020 Free Agents


Jadeveon Clowney, RE, Seattle Seahawks


Ziggy Ansah, LE, Seattle Seahawks


Mychal Kendricks, LOLB, Seattle Seahawks


Seattle Seahawks 2020 Offseason Outlook: Seattle has $13,750,349 for 2020 at the moment. Seattle signed Freddie Swain at wide receiver and Colby Parkinson at tight end. The rest of their rookies remain unsigned.


2020 Seattle Seahawks Offseason Needs


C
RG
RE
SS
FS




Top 7 NFC Teams heading Into 2020 1. New Orlean Saints, 2. San Francisco 49ers, 3. Philadelphia Eagles, 4. Minnesota Vikings, 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6. Arizona Cardinals, 7. Dallas Cowboys.









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