As former NFL agent and CBS Sports NFL writer Joel Corry points out, the long-term contracts of the NFL's 15 highest-paid pass catchers, all wide receivers, average approximately $16.375 million per year with close to $45 million in overall guarantees. This makes it unlikely the 49ers could give Kittle a deal similar to a left tackle and wide receiver, which could stall talks even further. … [Read more...] about George Kittle seeking contract separate from tight end market, far apart in talks with 49ers, per report
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With Ben Roethlisberger back in the fold, and with the addition of a seventh playoff team in each conference (the Steelers were the seventh-ranked AFC team in each of the past two seasons), Pittsburgh is expected to once again be in the thick of things as it relates to the AFC playoff picture. That being said, the standard in Pittsburgh is not making the playoffs; it's getting to and winning the Super Bowl. While the Steelers' current roster may be capable of making a Super Bowl run, the odds are currently stacked against them. The Steelers, according to William Hill Sports Book, are tied for the fifth-best odds to represent the AFC in Super Bowl LV behind the Chiefs, Ravens, Patriots and Bills. … [Read more...] about Three moves the Steelers can still make to be Super Bowl contenders, including signing one former MVP
This is a mess of a franchise whose troubles sapped Ryan O'Reilly‘s joy of the sport, and that was one failed season ago. The Sabres have burned through dicey contracts and ripped through coaches at a troubling rate. Even if they re-sign Skinner, Buffalo faces a steep uphill battle to end a postseason drought that stretches back to 2011-12, to say nothing of winning their first series since 2006-07. … [Read more...] about Is Jeff Skinner worth $9M to Sabres?
"When you watch a player on film, I think in a couple of ways your takeaways are 'Well, this guy is a player. He is solid. He has athletic ability.' With Jedrick, it was a little bit different in that you can feel him on film. He came alive on tape, and you got excited about what he was doing throughout the course of the game. A lot of times, people talk about make-up and they talk about characters and all these other things, which are great -- which he does have -- but he has these intangibles that show up in tangible ways on film. You watch him finish. You watch the detail, the technique. You watch his consistent effort and his stamina throughout the course of the game from start to finish. I think that was the appeal for me. I think our scouts did a great job, and organizationally, I think everybody contributed to his selection and really speak highly of him. All the background work that our scouts did prior to the draft and also at the combine just speak volumes for the player. … [Read more...] about Browns depth chart 2020: Cleveland’s projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training camp
Shady should be even more affordable than Freeman after even old pal Andy Reid opted not to utilize him in the Super Bowl, and common sense says he'll strongly consider a discount to return to Philadelphia, which he's publicly called his true NFL home for years. The Eagles don't really need him, with Miles Sanders set in stone as the lead back, but owner Jeffrey Lurie has long been a McCoy advocate, and Doug Pederson worked with him before. Howie Roseman also a.) has a penchant for nostalgic moves, and b.) is very clearly interested in veteran insurance at the position. The reunion continues to appear more inevitable. … [Read more...] about NFL’s top remaining free agents: Projected landing spots for Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney and more