That didn’t stop them from signing Sammy Watkins, whom many considered the best wide receiver on the free agent market. Though Watkins has been somewhat of a disappointment during his career, perhaps Andy Reid can maximize his talent If Mahomes is as good as advertised, Kansas City could have one of the most dangerous offenses in football. On the other side of the ball, the Chiefs acquired former Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller in the Alex Smith trade.
He may have been an underrated piece in the Smith deal, but he had four interceptions last season and should help replace Marcus Peters. They weren’t done there, as they also signed one of the best free agent linebackers available in Anthony Hitchens.
Claiborne started 15 games for the Jets last season, helping lead a young secondary that improved substantially. In 2018, he’ll be playing alongside former Ram Trumaine Johnson, who agreed to terms with the Jets on a five-year, $72.5 million deal ($34 million guaranteed) earlier this week.
In January, after the regular season, Claiborne indicated his desire to come back to New York.
GM Ryan Pace sent a clear message that the NFL’s worst passing attack wouldn’t stand pat. Now, second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has a cadre of new weapons with a No. 1 receiver in Robinson, an emerging tight end in Trey Burton and a slot standout in Taylor Gabriel.
Thanks in part to Sammy Watkins’ somewhat surprising departure, Austin is instead sticking around. The wideout has agreed to restructure his contract with the Rams, which has four years remaining on it, according to the Los Angeles Daily News’ Vincent Bonsignore.
The Raiders family was saddened to learn of the passing of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson. Mr. Benson was an instrumental influence on the league’s growth upon purchasing the Saints in 1985 and his leadership was essential to New Orleans becoming a frequent host for the Super Bowl. His dedication to community and charitable endeavors will continue to live on in New Orleans and beyond. The Raider Nation’s thoughts and prayers are with Gayle Benson and the Benson family at this time.
Ngata, ranked No. 74 on NFL.com’s Top 101 Free Agents of 2018 list, adds to the Eagles’ embarrassment of riches on the defensive line. The 34-year-old joins Fletcher Cox, Michael Bennett, Brandon Graham, Timmy Jernigan, Derek Barnett, Chris Long and Vinny Curry (until he gets traded or released).