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Defenderdawg : 2/11/2018 8:06 am
Giants

How much do the Giants clear in cap space this year?
Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC)
2/11/18, 12:24 AM
My guess is they clear around $13M more in cap at a minimum. They dont have to bargain hunt but its not a great year in free agency for what they need, Their cap is probably right around 20th in 2019 before cuts.

Cohen Giants.com: Two Giants ranked in Top 101 Players by Pro Football Focus
http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Two-Giants-ranked-in-Top-101-Players-by-Pro-Football-Focus/44837478-72cb-48ca-99dd-f4d1125b9695

Duggan NJ.com: NFL mock draft 2018: Do Giants take Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield? Latest 7-round projection
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/02/nfl_mock_draft_2018_can_giants_rebuild_o-line_late.html

Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21)
2/10/18, 9:33 AM
One thing I found tough to do was finding a starting LT. No one worthy of the No. 2 pick, but the top OT prospects were gone by No. 34

Dunleavy NJ.com: Where are they now? From Giants 2017 staff, offensive coaches in demand
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/02/where_are_they_now_from_giants_2017_coaching_staff.html

OC

Schwartz NYP: Giants have a clear OC favorite after other top choice is denied
https://nypost.com/2018/02/10/giants-have-a-clear-oc-favorite-after-other-top-choice-is-denied/

Popper NYDN: Vikings deny Giants permission to interview Kevin Stefanski
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/vikings-deny-giants-permission-interview-kevin-stefanski-article-1.3812685

Rock Newsday: Vikings reportedly block Kevin Stefanski, so Giants may look to Eagles’ Duce Staley for OC job
https://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/giants-kevin-stefanski-offensive-coordinator-1.16689122

Duggan NJ.com: Vikings deny Giants interview with top OC target Kevin Stefanski | What's next?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/02/vikings_deny_giants_interview_with_top_oc_target_k.html

Dunleavy NJ.com: No Kevin Stefanski for Giants OC: What to know about 'Plan B' option Duce Staley of Eagles
https://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/02/giants_oc_search_what_if_its_not_kevin_stefanski_g.html

Dunleavy NJ.com: Giants OC search: Darrell Bevell more than 1 bad call
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/02/giants_coordinator_search_darrell_bevell_more_than.html

Stapleton The Record: Report: Giants denied interview with Vikings' Kevin Stefanski for OC job
https://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2018/02/10/ny-giants-denied-interview-vikings-kevin-stefanski-oc-job-report/326554002/

Raanan ESPN NY: Vikings nix Giants' request to interview, hire Kevin Stefanski for OC, source says
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22393490/kevin-stefanski-minnesota-vikings-not-allowed-interview-new-york-giants

RG

What do you think Pugh gets this offseason?
Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC)
2/11/18, 12:54 AM
All these guards are getting at least $10M that have that pedigree so Id guess around that but with a higher level of per gamers than most

NFL

Volin Boston Globe: Sunday Football Notes: After Jimmy Garoppolo's record-setting contract, the quarterback market is about to get a lot more expensive
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2018/02/10/quarterback-market-about-get-lot-more-expensive/N7XOckHg0EKX9pFLAhhxlO/story.html

Myers NYDN: $illy Money: Jimmy Garoppolo’s payday is just the start of teams playing Monopoly with QB deals
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/garoppolo-payday-start-teams-playing-monopoly-article-1.3812333

Paulsen Sports Media Watch: A closer look at the NFL's ratings declines during the 2017 season. While there has been a sharp and sudden drop in NFL ratings, the league has been declining in the key demographics for the better part of a decade.
http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2018/02/nfl-ratings-decline-2017-analysis/

Silva Rotoworld: 2018 NFL Free Agents sorted by position. Think the DB market has a chance to be a good one:
http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/77018/309/2018-nfl-free-agent-tracker

Schwab Yahoo Sports: After Jimmy Garoppolo's deal, is it smart for teams to still be overpaying QBs?
https://sports.yahoo.com/jimmy-garoppolos-deal-smart-teams-still-overpaying-qbs-143900383.html

Stuart Football Perspective: Jimmy Garoppolo, Olindo Mare, And The Widening Gap With The Rookie Pay Scale
http://www.footballperspective.com/jimmy-garoppolo-olindo-mare-and-the-widening-gap-with-the-rookie-pay-scale/

ARIZONA
Bickley AZ Central: Cardinals' broken offense in good hands with Mike McCoy
https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2018/02/10/bickley-cardinals-broken-offense-good-hands-mike-mccoy/326588002/

BALTIMORE
Eisenberg Ravens.com: Ravens Don't Need to Address Receiver Position in First Round
http://baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Eisenberg-Ravens-Dont-Need-to-Address-Receiver-Position-in-First-Round/11abe737-07e5-4875-a3f0-c866cbd5c773

Hensley ESPN Baltimore: Super Bowl missteps should bring 'extra' appreciation for Justin Tucker
http://www.espn.com/blog/baltimore-ravens/post/_/id/43189/super-bowl-missteps-should-bring-extra-appreciation-for-justin-tucker

BUFFALO
Fairburn NY Upstate: Buffalo Bills add another former Alabama assistant to coaching staff
http://www.newyorkupstate.com/buffalo-bills/index.ssf/2018/02/buffalo_bills_add_another_former_alabama_assistant_to_coaching_staff.html

CINCINNATI
Owczarski Cin Enquirer: Setting the table for the Bengals in free agency
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2018/02/10/cincinnati-bengals-xtra-setting-table-bengals-free-agency/323385002/

Smodgie Cincy Jungle: Carl Lawson is addicted to sacks and has nothing but respect for the Steelers
https://www.cincyjungle.com/2018/2/11/16992400/carl-lawson-is-addicted-to-sacks-and-has-nothing-respect-steelers

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Should the Browns find a veteran QB instead of drafting another 1st rounder? Hey, Mary Kay!
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2018/02/wouldnt_it_make_more_sense_for.html

Schudel News Herald: Hiring McCloughan means Browns are going young at quarterback
http://www.news-herald.com/sports/20180210/hiring-mccloughan-means-browns-are-going-young-at-quarterback-jeff-schudel

DALLAS
Engel Fort Worth Star Telegram: Jason Garrett's greatest gift is gone
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mac-engel/article199493634.html

DENVER
Jhabalva Denver Post: With free agency and draft looming, Broncos face tough choices in manipulating salary cap
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/10/broncos-2018-salary-cap-explainer/

Mellor PFF: 2018 Free Agency Preview: Denver Broncos
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-2018-free-agency-preview-denver-broncos

Kiszla Denver Post: Is Broncos’ offense so bad quarterback Kirk Cousins would refuse to join it at any price?
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/10/kiszla-talks-broncos-bad-offense-quarterback-kirk-cousins/

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: An inside look at Detroit Lions' hiring of head coach Matt Patricia
https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2018/02/10/inside-detroit-lions-matt-patricia/325622002/

GREEN BAY
Gayle PFF: 2018 Free Agency Preview: Green Bay Packers
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-2018-free-agency-preview-green-bay-packers

Wood Mil JS: Injuries create openings on Packers' offensive line
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2018/02/09/injuries-create-critical-openings-packers-offensive-line/324160002/

HOUSTON
Wyatt Houston Chronicle: Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins still on the recruiting trail, makes pitch to Jimmy Graham
https://m.chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-DeAndre-Hopkins-still-on-the-recruiting-12604533.php

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Williams ESPN LA: Time for Chargers to address defense in this year's draft
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/23586/time-for-chargers-to-address-defense-in-this-years-draft

MIAMI
Lieser Palm Beach Post: Miami Dolphins CB Tony Lippett healthy, ready for spring workouts
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/02/10/miami-dolphins-cb-tony-lippett-healthy-ready-for-spring-workouts/

MINNESOTA
Zulgad ESPN Minn: This is one block the Vikings shouldn’t have been able to make
“The Vikings’ decision to block Stefanski from joining Shurmur means the team clearly thinks highly of him. Nonetheless, if the Vikings were going to tell Stefanski they didn’t think he was good enough to be their coordinator, it is a slap to now make him stick around in a lesser position.
This also is a flaw in the NFL’s system when it comes to assistants because it’s not just the Vikings who are guilty of stopping their position coaches from talking to other clubs about coordinator jobs. Last year, the Eagles did the same thing to DeFilippo when the New York Jets wanted to interview him about their offensive coordinator job.
Some will say that this is fair because assistant coaches are employees who are under contract. But the NFL doesn’t allow teams to block assistants from talking to other teams about a head coaching job. The same thing should go for a position coach who has the chance to become a coordinator. That experience can be an important step toward becoming a head coach.
Vikings fans will defend the team by pointing out that Stefanski will be in line to get promoted after next season if DeFilippo’s first season in Minnesota is a success and he gets a head coaching job somewhere else.
But that’s a big assumption and also assumes Stefanski will have an interest in sticking around Minnesota after the Vikings stood in his way of getting a promotion this time.
Hopefully, for Stefanski’s sake, the Vikings increased his compensation when they informed him they were not going to let him talk to the Giants.
The NFL, meanwhile, needs to change its rules and allow guys like Stefanski to get out of their contract, if they are presented with an opportunity to move on to bigger and better things.”
https://www.1500espn.com/vikings-2/2018/02/zulgad-one-block-vikings-shouldnt-able-make/

Goessling Minn Star Tribune: If John DeFilippo brings Vikings quarterback stability, his stay in
Minnesota may not last long
http://m.startribune.com/if-john-defilippo-brings-vikings-quarterback-stability-his-stay-in-minnesota-may-not-last-long/473702633/

NEW ENGLAND
Volin Boston Globe: There’s a lot to unpack as Patriots progress into offseason
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2018/02/10/there-lot-unpack-patriots-progress-into-offseason/LmhyB6n9ZJZW2iJxjCPYSN/story.html

Reiss ESPN Boston: Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:
What could Patriots learn in search for Jimmy Garoppolo 2.0 at Senior Bowl?
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4811536/what-could-patriots-learn-in-search-for-jimmy-garoppolo-2-0-at-senior-bowl

Reiss ESPN Boston: This is the calm before the storm for Patriots and upcoming free agents
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4811484/this-is-the-calm-before-the-storm-for-patriots-and-their-upcoming-free-agents

Kyed NESN: Patriots Mailbag: Could Big Name Replace Malcolm Butler At Cornerback?
https://nesn.com/2018/02/patriots-mailbag-could-big-name-replace-malcolm-butler-at-cornerback/

Guregian Boston Herald: Bill Belichick can’t afford to just let Malcolm Butler issue sit with his players
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2018/02/guregian_bill_belichick_can_t_afford_to_just_let_malcolm_butler_issue_sit

NEW ORLEANS
Holder Nola.com: Grading the 2017 New Orleans Saints: Specialists
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/02/grading_the_2017_new_orleans_s_2.html

PHILADELPHIA
McLane Phil.com: Super Bowl highlights: Reviewing the Eagles' top 10 plays against the Patriots (other than 'Philly Special')
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/eagles-super-bowl-2018-highlights-video-analysis-patriots-nick-foles-corey-clement-brandon-graham-legarrette-blount-20180209.html

Shorr-Parks NJ.com: Eagles 2018 offseason: Toughest decisions facing Super Bowl champs | Cap space and free agency
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2018/02/eagles_2018_offseason_toughest_decisions_facing_super_bowl_c.html

Kempski Phillyvoice: Eagles stay or go: Quarterback
http://www.phillyvoice.com/eagles-stay-or-go-quarterback-2018/

Lombardo NJ.com: Why Eagles must make re-signing Nigel Bradham the top offseason priority
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2018/02/why_eagles_must_make_re-signing_nigel_bradham_the_top_offsea.html

PITTSBURGH
Fowler ESPN Pittsburgh: Steelers rework deals for David DeCastro, Stephon Tuitt
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22392343/pittsburgh-steelers-rework-deals-david-decastro-stephon-tuitt-clear-1326m-cap-space-2018

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Steelers, fullback Roosevelt Nix agree to 4-year extension
http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/13287459-74/steelers-fullback-roosevelt-nix-agree-to-4-year-extension

Hartman Beyond The Steel Curtain: Steelers sign B.J. Finney to one-year deal, adding to their growing depth along the line
https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2018-pittsburgh-steelers-free-agency-news-rumors/2018/2/10/16998216/steelers-sign-b-j-finney-to-one-year-deal-adding-to-their-growing-depth-along-the-line-free-agency

SAN FRANCISCO
Breer SI.com: Jimmy Garoppolo’s New Deal: Kyle Shanahan on How the 49ers’ QB Earned His Contract
https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/02/09/jimmy-garoppolo-49ers-contract-kyle-shanahan

Branch SF Chronicle: The Garoppolo glow: 49ers QB has propped up plenty in franchise
https://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/The-Garoppolo-glow-49ers-QB-has-propped-up-12604200.php

Maiocco NBC Bay Area: Shanahan's plan for Garoppolo: Re-start from the beginning
http://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/shanahans-plan-garoppolo-re-start-beginning

Stuart Football Perspective: The Jimmy Garoppolo 49ers Were Good At Everything But The Red Zone
http://www.footballperspective.com/the-jimmy-garoppolo-49ers-were-good-at-everything-but-the-red-zone/

Barrows Sac Bee: 49ers: Who’s next in line for a contract extension?
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article199481729.html

SEATTLE
Bell News Tribune: Guarantee day also nets Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin, Justin Britt for-sure cash
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/seahawks-insider-blog/article199498974.html

Henderson ESPN Seattle: Kam Chancellor remains with Seahawks as salary becomes fully guaranteed
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/269034/kam-chancellor-remains-with-seahawks-as-salary-becomes-fully-guaranteed

TAMPA BAY
Laine ESPN TB: Bucs part ways with defensive line coach Jay Hayes
http://www.espn.com/blog/tampa-bay-buccaneers/post/_/id/20056/source-bucs-part-ways-with-defensive-line-coach-jay-hayes

WASHINGTON
Keim ESPN Washington: Alex Smith says he's 'pumped' for opportunity with Redskins
http://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/35608/alex-smith-says-hes-pumped-for-opportunity-with-redskins

Draft

QB
Jared Tokarz (@NFLDraftInsider)
2/9/18, 6:22 PM
AFC (West Coast) scout to me this week “We don’t need a QB but the Josh Rosen “concerns” are overblown. He is a super intelligent guy and most scouts I know agree that people are digging for these issues that don’t really exist”

TE
Plocher PFF: Dallas Goedert is the NFL’s next mismatch weapon
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/draft-dallas-goedert-is-the-nfls-next-mismatch-weapon

G
Pflum BBV: 2018 NFL Draft prospect profile: Braden Smith (OG, Auburn)
https://www.bigblueview.com/2018/2/10/16999006/2018-nfl-draft-prospect-profile-braden-smith-og-auburn-scouting-report-ny-giants

OLB
Towers AJC: Georgia’s Davin Bellamy remains humble as he prepares for NFL career
http://www.ajc.com/sports/college/georgia-davin-bellamy-remains-humble-prepares-for-nfl-career/i3DbWgDQfeTHLn4ZQpsWTM/

History

McClain Houston Chronicle: Oilers star Robert Brazile thanks Giants legend Lawrence Taylor for help reaching Hall
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/columnists/mcclain/article/Oilers-star-Robert-Brazile-thanks-Giants-legend-12604477.php

Gosselin Talk of Fame: HOF EMBRACES THE “LATEST IS THE GREATEST” CONCEPT
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/hof-embraces-trhe-concept-e-latest-greatest/

Davison Fort Worth Star Telegram: DeMarcus Ware received 3 big calls after he retired then decided to stay retired
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article199384524.html
That duggan  
cokeduplt : 2/11/2018 9:20 am : link
Draft atleast the first 3 picks would be amazingly
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