We have our elevation tracker updated for Week 3. We are now up to 31 of the 32 teams having used the elevation rule (the Steelers are the lone holdout) with the Jets and Broncos being the two teams who have maxed out their use each week of the season. 25 players have used up […]
The new CBA brought a new wrinkle into the practice squad rules, allowing teams to elevate players to the active roster without having to ever terminate a practice squad contract. This is important for teams because it gives them a chance to avoid waivers for players they want to protect from being poached by another […]
Despite the recent failures of the big money running backs, the Panthers still went out there and paid big time to retain 4th year pro Christian McCaffrey. Every time a running back signs for big money there is always a lot of debate about the use of so much cap space on a position that […]
The 2020 league year in the NFL may officially start on Wednesday, March 18, with the “legal tampering” period of free agency commencing two days before on Monday, March 16, the time when we would typically get first knowledge of the largest contracts to be signed. With those contracts signed come the generation of compensatory […]
As expected, the 2019 compensatory draft picks were released today. As always, upon seeing the official release it’s proper to judge how my prediction did against it. This year went very well overall but there were still a few incorrect round cutoffs that need to be cleaned up.
With Week 1 fully in the books, of which includes snap counts in 2017, it’s a good opportunity to take an update on where OTC’s projection of the 2018 compensatory picks stand. Team Round Compensated Free Agent APY WAS 3 Kirk Cousins $28,000,000 MIN 3 Case Keenum $18,000,000 NE 3 Nate Solder $15,400,000 LAR 3 […]
Yesterday when Le’Veon Bell’s agent made reference to “paying the position rather than the player” it reminded me on an article I wrote way back when about the devaluing of the position, comparing the way teams were approaching their contracts to the way they approached kickers. While things haven’t gotten that bad, its still shocking […]