49ers to Cut Torrey Smith

Per Steve Smith, the 49ers will be releasing receiver Torrey Smith, creating about $4.7 million in cap room and saving themselves $8 million in salary commitments for the year. Smith was the 49ers prized free agent signing in 2015, but he never took off in the offense catching just 53 passes for 930 yards in two years. The 49ers were reportedly shopping Smith last year at the trade deadline but were supposedly looking for a high draft pick which never made sense if it was true and looks worse now that they will release him for nothing. Continue reading 49ers to Cut Torrey Smith »

Thoughts on the Franchise Tag

I wanted to share some thoughts today on the franchise tag and the use of the tag around the NFL. There are a number of reasons for a team to use a franchise tag on a player that are beneficial but at the same time it’s not always all bad for the player. Teams can get caught up in various contract metrics just as easily as agents and sometimes lose sight of the big picture and what things can cost in the long term when deals are not made.  Continue reading Thoughts on the Franchise Tag »

Kirk Cousins Designated Exclusive Franchise Player

The Redskins have placed the exclusive franchise tender on quarterback Kirk Cousins. The exclusive tender prevents Cousins from negotiating with other teams and in return will pay Cousins about $23.94 million for the season. Once Cousins signs the tender, which should come quickly, his salary will be guaranteed for the season. Continue reading Kirk Cousins Designated Exclusive Franchise Player »

Vikings Decline Option on Adrian Peterson

In the comes as no surprise category the Vikings will not pick up an $18 million option on star running back Adrian Peterson, making him a free agent in 2017. Peterson, who is a hall of fame running back, missed 13 games last season with an injury and only ran for 1.9 yards per carry. He will be 32 this year but carries enough name value to where a market should develop for him. Continue reading Vikings Decline Option on Adrian Peterson »