Here's a look at the NFL's top kickers who are heading into free agency in 2019 by John Breech @johnbreech Feb 22, 2019 at 10:19 am ET • 10 min read When NFL free agency kicks off on March 13, most fans probably won't be paying too much attention to the kicker market, but maybe they should, because nothing can cause your season to tank faster than a struggling kicker. The Bears found that out the hard way in 2018 after Cody Parkey's disastrous season that ended when he missed a 43-yard field goal with under 10 seconds left to play in a 16-15 postseason loss to the Eagles. Although the kick was tipped, there's no denying that Parkey, struggled all season. Including the field goal against Philadelphia, Parkey missed 11 kicks for the Bears in 2018 (eight field goals, three extra points).The Steelers also had to deal with some kicker drama last season. The normally-reliable Chris Boswell had a total meltdown, hitting just 89.6 percent of his … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL free agency: Ranking the top free-agent kickers, starting with Stephen Gostkowski
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E.Jay Zarett Omnisport @EjayZarett Updated at 4:53 p.m. ET Updated at 4:53 p.m. ET The Buccaneers have added a running back. Tampa Bay has signed veteran Andre Ellington, the team announced Tuesday. We have signed RB Andre Ellington. https://t.co/jPKHzx5hu9 pic.twitter.com/uWOHmXYWRP — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) February 19, 2019 The 30-year-old last played in the NFL in 2017 when he had 20 carries and rushed for 55 yards with a score in 12 games for the Cardinals and Texans. He became a free agent after that season and remained unsigned in 2018. Ellington was originally selected by the Cardinals out of Clemson in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. He has tallied 1,752 yards on the ground and 13 total touchdowns in 65 career games. Read This NFL free agency: Cardinals sign TE Charles Clay Kirstie Chiappelli Antonio Brown meets with Art Rooney II: 'We … [Read more...] about NFL free agency: Buccaneers sign veteran running back Andre Ellington
These soon-to-be free agents won't be signing record deals, but they'll bring significant value by Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora moments ago • 6 min read The NFL offseason is suddenly upon us, which means the start of free agency is mere weeks away, and the combine is on the horizon. Teams are already having to make decisions on options for 2019, and the franchise-tag period is just ahead.It's well documented what a crap shoot I believe the first wave of NFL free agency is, and how much fool's gold is out there. Inevitably, and invariably, the teams that run around setting the market at the onset of free agency tend to regret it quite quickly. The clubs that "win" free agency tend to lose come the fall. There are few quick fixes in this league.We all know by now that virtually no NFL contract is truly binding beyond two years (with guaranteed money very rare beyond that span), and so I always like to look back three years at this time of year … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL free agency: Here’s an early look at six who’ll provide the most bang for the buck
Reuben Frank, Dave Zangaro and Andrew Kulp continue the 2019 edition of Stay or Go, trying to figure out the future of the Philadelphia Eagles. Today, we’ll look at cornerbacks. Jalen Mills Roob: Mills is in the unusual spot of having to fight for a job a year after being a starter on a Super Bowl team. There are several reasonable scenarios where Mills won’t get his starting job back. Even if Maddox moves to safety, it’s possible to imagine Jones and Douglas outside and LeBlanc in the slot. But Mills is a tough, physical, experienced corner on a rookie seventh-round contract (cheap). At worst he’ll be a backup. Verdict: Stays Dave: That foot injury happened before the bye week and it apparently kept getting worse. As much as fans ripped Mills earlier in the season, he’s a Jim Schwartz favorite. It’s amazing to think he’s entering the fourth year of his rookie contract in 2019. As a seventh-round pick, he’s still making … [Read more...] about NFL free agency 2019: A comprehensive look at Eagles’ cornerbacks
Reuben Frank, Dave Zangaro and Andrew Kulp continue the 2019 edition of Stay or Go, trying to figure out the future of the Philadelphia Eagles. Today, they’ll look at running back: Jay Ajayi Roob: I love the way Ajayi runs and nobody can ever take away what a big part of the 2017 Super Bowl run he was. But the knees. I really worry about the knees. The Eagles could sign Ajayi to a risk-free deal and bring him back to see if he can stay healthy, but my gut feeling is they draft a back in the second round and maybe also sign a free agent and move on from Ajayi. Verdict: Goes Dave: If Ajayi could get healthy and there were no problems with his knees, he could still be a good running back in this system. But he had knee concerns before his trade to the Eagles and now he’s coming off a torn ACL. Maybe they work out a prove-it deal to keep him in town, but I just don’t think the Eagles can rely on him being healthy. Tough to say goodbye, but I think … [Read more...] about NFL free agency 2019: What will the Eagles do at running back?