Ryan Grigson and the rest of the Colts front office started March 6th, 2014 off with a big bang. There has been speculation as to whether the Colts were going to cut Samson Satele or keep him. When D’Qwell Jackson visited Indy, rumors started wondering if he was going to sign here. Well those rumors were put to rest. Continue reading
Veteran free agency is fast approaching and many fans are dreaming of the star players their favorite team will hopefully acquire. Once the free agency bell has rung, reports will begin trickling in about Player A getting this contract and Player B getting that contract. In the end, every top player wants to be the highest paid player at their position. That’s a simple fact of life. Every agent will tell teams, or if it’s Drew Rosenhaus, anyone who will listen, why their player deserves to be the highest paid player at their position. Every GM will delicately tell the player’s agent why that’s not entirely true. Negotiating an NFL contract is a very nuanced dance indeed. Toeing the line between value and need. Hoping to maintain the delicate balance while not allowing everything to come crashing down.
While I do not have any actual experience negotiating an NFL contract, I’ve diligently tracked free agency and have seen how different contracts affect the salary cap. So let me give you a little insight into Free Agency 101: An Intro to Contracts. Continue reading
As I mentioned in Rounds 1 and 2, these picks will be affected by veteran Free Agency. Some picks have changed due to projected trades. However, after Round 1, there aren’t any more trade projections as prospects 20-75 are basically equal.
1. Houston Texans
Chris Borland – ILB – Wisconsin
Borland is a great ILB and would greatly improve any defense. It wouldn’t be surprising if he goes in Round 2. Continue reading