Jets Release Folk and Giacomini

The New York Jets announced today that they are cutting veteran kicker Nick Folk and tackle Breno Giacomini in what are the first of what should be many releases made by the Jets this offseason. Both players were entering the final years of their contracts, both of which were signed in 2014. The two moves will save the Jets $7.5 million in cap space. Continue reading Jets Release Folk and Giacomini »

Dolphins Begin Roster Purge

The Miami Dolphins began their roster purge today with the release of three veteran players, according to Mike Garafolo of The players released are left tackle Branden Albert, defensive end Mario Williams, and defensive tackle Earl Mitchell. The moves will give the Dolphins substantial salary cap relief and put them in a position to be big spenders in free agency. Continue reading Dolphins Begin Roster Purge »

NFL Transactions: February 8, 2017

Packers Release CB Sam Shields

Sam Shields is a good enough player when healthy, but with Shields that is pretty much always the catch. The Packers had signed Shields to a pretty ambitious $9 million a year contract on the eve of free agency back in 2014, and for the first year of the deal it paid off as Shields did make the Pro Bowl, but overall spent too much time on the sideline to justify him coming back at a $9 million salary with close to a $12 million cap charge. Over the first three years of Shields 4 year contract he missed a total of 21 games. Continue reading NFL Transactions: February 8, 2017 »

Recapping the Franchise Tag Decisions and Todays Transactions

Today was a crazy day in the NFL with the franchise tag deadline coming at 4PM.  All told we had 10 players get tagged, a few major releases, and a big signing by the Eagles.  Let’s recap todays action.

The Tagged Players

Von Miller– The Broncos used the exclusive tag on Von Miller to completely block him from free agency. This was an expected move since the exclusive tag and franchise tag for the position will likely be the same price. The failure to get an extension done with Miller before the deadline ensures that Malik Jackson will be a free agent and should mean that the team will have to release Peyton Manning ,who hinted at wanting to play next season. Miller will likely become the second highest paid defensive player in the NFL at some point this offseason, but for now he will count for $14.129 million on the cap. Continue reading Recapping the Franchise Tag Decisions and Todays Transactions »