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6 hours ago, Fragafootball said:

Alright gentleman... free agency begins today.

  I will be cutting Austin and clearing an extra 3 million in cap space.

Donald has been extended for four years(max I could do in the system) earning about 15 million per year, 6 in salary and 7.5 prorated bonus.

I will also extend Joyner when I am able to, depending on what happens with our cap I can lower this years cap hit from the 11 million franchise tag.

I won't be placing any RFA tenders, Brett Jones-C interested me but I am still confident on resigning Sullivan.

 

Hopefully I can resign our players, and the plan is filling out ILB, DT, CB and now LG through FA and the draft. Don't want to put the full strategy here and be outbid but here are a few interesting FA names, let me know what you guys think.

ILB: Derrick Johnson, NaVorro Bowman, Paul Posluszny, Zach Brown, Todd Davis

DT: Dontari Poe, Allan Branch, Haloti Ngata, Stephen Paea

CB:Aaron Colvin, DJ Hayden, EJ Gaines, Kyle Fuller, Malcom Butler, Prince Amukamara, Terrence Newman

G: Evan Smith, Justin Pugh, Patrick Omameh, Earl Watford, Jahri Evans, Josh Kline, John Greco

 

Remember I do have to fit everyone in the budget so I probably won't get the best player in each position, my current Round 1 strategy puts us in great shape while leaving nearly 10 million in cap room. But again I would love to get everyone's scouting of the free agent market and take it into consideration. 

Just my own thoughts:

ILB - Johnson and Brown don't fit. Poz isn't a great fit either. I'd recommend considering guys like Tahir Whitehead and Avery Williamson as well.

DT - Paea isn't a good fit at NT.

CB - Gaines and Fuller don't fit our scheme. Newman is too old to play in our scheme. Prince is always injured. Butler is a great fit. I'd avoid Hayden. I think Vontae Davis and Bashaud Breeland are also guys worth considering.

OG - A lot of these guys don't fit our scheme. Pugh or Kline would be solid additions as starters. The other guys aren't starters imo. 

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11 minutes ago, jrry32 said:

Just my own thoughts:

ILB - Johnson and Brown don't fit. Poz isn't a great fit either. I'd recommend considering guys like Tahir Whitehead and Avery Williamson as well.

DT - Paea isn't a good fit at NT.

CB - Gaines and Fuller don't fit our scheme. Newman is too old to play in our scheme. Prince is always injured. Butler is a great fit. I'd avoid Hayden. I think Vontae Davis and Bashaud Breeland are also guys worth considering.

OG - A lot of these guys don't fit our scheme. Pugh or Kline would be solid additions as starters. The other guys aren't starters imo. 

Davis isn't available for some reason, gotta ask the league administrators, he is someone I'm interested in.

I'll look into Whitehead and Williamson.

Dang.... killed 90% of my CB options

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3 hours ago, jrry32 said:

Just my own thoughts:

ILB - Johnson and Brown don't fit. Poz isn't a great fit either. I'd recommend considering guys like Tahir Whitehead and Avery Williamson as well.

DT - Paea isn't a good fit at NT.

CB - Gaines and Fuller don't fit our scheme. Newman is too old to play in our scheme. Prince is always injured. Butler is a great fit. I'd avoid Hayden. I think Vontae Davis and Bashaud Breeland are also guys worth considering.

OG - A lot of these guys don't fit our scheme. Pugh or Kline would be solid additions as starters. The other guys aren't starters imo. 

jrry, beat me to it.  You have a lot of guys whose experience in a 3-4 is in a 2-gapping scheme, that's not Wade's scheme (1-gap) and the assignments given to the LB's are drastically different between 1-gap and 2-gap 3-4's.  Same goes with Paea.  Poe hasn't ever been asked to 1-gap (even Atlanta's scheme lined him up more as a 1T than a 0-Tech), but likely could.

Paul Worrilow could be an alright stop-gap at ILB for us (he was in Atlanta, Detroit asked him to play a different role and he didn't do as well), but he's still one of those "you're always looking at him like you can upgrade upon him" types.  Speaking as someone who still keeps tabs on the Chargers, Korey Toomer can be a good stop-gap thumper as well.

Quinton Dial is a purely rotational guy, but as a 0-Tech run-stuff who can also play in some 5-Tech in sub-packages, he's someone who is solid against the run.

Aaron Colvin should be on the CB list.  He's likely the best candidate for this year's version of Webster (primarily been stuck in the slot because he 1) does very well there, but also because 2) he's bounded by two higher-investment CB's in Ramsey and Bouye).  If NRC gets out of your price-range, I'd take a long look at Brandon Boykin; he's the kind of guy our coaches seem to really value (sound in the slot and a standout on ST's).  Davon House isn't great (but he's had a better track record of staying healthy than Amukamara has), but he has starting experience in a man-heavy scheme.  Also, if the market stays low-key for TJ Carrie, he's another one that has almost played exclusive slot (albeit man-coverage out of the slot) and been quite productive-if-sometimes-inconsistent; and he has the size/length to play the boundary.

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11 minutes ago, The LBC said:

jrry, beat me to it.  You have a lot of guys whose experience in a 3-4 is in a 2-gapping scheme, that's not Wade's scheme (1-gap) and the assignments given to the LB's are drastically different between 1-gap and 2-gap 3-4's.  Same goes with Paea.  Poe hasn't ever been asked to 1-gap (even Atlanta's scheme lined him up more as a 1T than a 0-Tech), but likely could.

Paul Worrilow could be an alright stop-gap at ILB for us (he was in Atlanta, Detroit asked him to play a different role and he didn't do as well), but he's still one of those "you're always looking at him like you can upgrade upon him" types.  Speaking as someone who still keeps tabs on the Chargers, Korey Toomer can be a good stop-gap thumper as well.

Quinton Dial is a purely rotational guy, but as a 0-Tech run-stuff who can also play in some 5-Tech in sub-packages, he's someone who is solid against the run.

Aaron Colvin should be on the CB list.  He's likely the best candidate for this year's version of Webster (primarily been stuck in the slot because he 1) does very well there, but also because 2) he's bounded by two higher-investment CB's in Ramsey and Bouye).  If NRC gets out of your price-range, I'd take a long look at Brandon Boykin; he's the kind of guy our coaches seem to really value (sound in the slot and a standout on ST's).

I like Toomer as well, but I'd look for someone more proven first.

Colvin would be a solid addition at the right price. Although, I think he's a better fit in an off-zone scheme. The Jags didn't have him press much. But I like his toughness, size, and overall athletic skill-set.

I'd also throw Beau Allen out as a NT. Wade has used a variety of types over the years for his scheme. With our issues at LB, I think I'd aim for a bigger, stronger guy with this defense. I think Tim Settle would absolutely kill for us. He could be another Jamal Williams, but I don't if we'll be in the right spot to land him. Da'Ron Payne would be a great addition, but we may need to use our first round pick elsewhere, and he may not last.

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First Round is in the books.

NRC has been resigned, may have overpaid a bit for him but not by much but he is worth it as I see him as one of the best if not slot corners in the game today.

Signed Allan Branch tô a cheap four year deal. Branch was great when New England lined up in the 3-4 a couple a seasons ago. He is a big body up the middle that can plug up the running lanes . He is also cheap enough that I can just use him as insurance as I don't think any of the two first round NTs will be available to me. If Vea or Payne drop I may still draft them. In the meantime we add another super bowl champion to the the defense.

Fuller got paid like a pro bowl corner as he was the most sought after name in Round 1. I tried to switch my target over to Butler in the last minute but couldn't do it in time. Butler went off the board in market value so I think I could have gotten him. Let's notch that up as the first loss of Free Agency. Looking at Guards, CBs and ILBs for Round 2. 

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