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NFL 2017 Offseason Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by PUSH, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. PUSH

    PUSH Well-Known Member

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    Since the 2016 season is over, I decided it's time for another thread. This thread is for all-things NFL during the 2017 offseason! Scouting combine, free agency, the draft, mini-camps, training camps, and everything in between! Starting around the preseason I will create a new thread for the regular season, but until then this will be the place to talk about the NFL!

    Enjoy!
     
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    Dead2009 Well-Known Member

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  3. PUSH

    PUSH Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yeah cause apparently NFL rules state they have to have gold somewhere in the unis this year.
     
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    PUSH Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    John Ross officially broke the record for the fastest 40-yard dash time at the Scouting Combine. He surpassed Chris Johnson's 4.24 seconds with a 4.22 second run. Ross is a WR out of Washington.
     
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    PUSH Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Surprised they didn't trade him for at least a low draft pick.
     
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    PUSH Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Brandon Marshall signed with the Giants, keeping him in New York.
     
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    PUSH Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Big news on Day 1 of the new league year.

    - Brock Osweiler traded from HOU to CLE for a 2nd round pick.
    - CHI releases Jay Cutler
    - DAL reportedly now trying to trade Romo
    - Alshon Jeffery to PHI on a 1-year $14 million contract
    - DeSean Jackson to TB
    - Micah Hyde to BUF
    - Kevin Zeitler to CLE
    - AJ Bouye to JAC
    - Russell Okung to SD
    - GB resigns Nick Perry
    - MIA resigns Reshad Jones
    - Calais Campbel to JAC
    - Stephon Gilmore to NE
    - Riley Reiff to MIN

    EDIT-- Correction. The Browns received the 2nd round pick in exchange of a couple other draft picks between the teams. Osweiler could still be released or traded from the Browns.
     
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    Well, my team is going to suck this year.
    Horribly.
    I'm so sick about it. Our entire offensive line- non existent.

    At least I have the NCAA...
     
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    There's rumors going around Cutler may go to the Jets and if Denver has use for Romo, they too were going to trade Trevor Siemian to the Jets.
     
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    PUSH Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    CHI signs Mike Glennon.
     
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    OK - I am going to ask a totally GIRL question...which is your TEAM ??

    Also - Waaahhhh !! This lil cheesehead LIKED Micah Hyde on GB!!
     
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    Cincinnati Bungles.
     
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    PUSH Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Sad to see Micah go. Versatile player, and he's a class act. But I can see why they let him walk. He's valuable, but even in my eyes that price was too high for Green Bay to pursue.
     
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    I recall years ago when Buddy Ryan got his first NFL head coaching job for the Eagles after being the DC for the Bears. He inherited a 1000 yard rusher in Earnest Jackson.

    He cut him.

    When asked why didn't you trade him if you didn't want him, he said that he'd trade him for a 6 pack if he could, and it wouldn't even have to be cold....

    In a way, the Texans traded away Osweiler away to the Browns for a warm six pack...

    And it was the right decision. (For both teams). I'm guessing that the NFL will be making a rule change to prevent trades like these from happening in the future...
     
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    I don't know how they really could prevent trades like this. You can't just have the commissioner come in and say, "Sorry, I'm stopping this because you're just trying to get out of a contract." IMO if both teams are willing, go for it. The Browns won out in this case, IMO. Not only did Houston waste a lot of money, they also lost a high draft pick. The Browns have tons of cap space to use, and they got a 2nd round pick. Plus, they don't really have to keep him.
     
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    The Packers have signed TE Martellus Bennett. Reports say contract talks broke down between the Packers and Jared Cook, which leads me to wonder if that's why they went for Bennett instead.
     
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    There actually is a rule in place that prevents teams from doing just that. Found this on ESPN:

    "The NFL doesn't want teams purchasing assets in trades. In a worst-case scenario, it would spur free-spending owners to buy up players, draft picks and cap space without giving anything but money in return. That approach would counter the league's revenue-sharing and equalizing conceit. The policy states: "Any trade of a draft choice or draft choices, or of player contract rights or negotiation rights, for any amount of money, is conduct detrimental to the league."
     

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