Los Angeles Rams: For better or worse, the Rams team that debuts in Los Angeles will not be the same team that left St Louis. The team released three long-term stalwarts in tackle Chris Long, linebacker James Laurenitis, and tight end Jared Cook. The move frees up roughly $23 million that the team apparently intends to use to lock up their young cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Jackson.
Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have added veteran free agent corner Chimdi Chekwa in hopes of bolstering the depth of their secondary.
New Orleans Saints: The Saints will be releasing veteran wide receiver Marques Colston in order to get the team under the salary cap for 2016. This leaves only Drew Brees, Zach Strief, and Thomas Morstead still on the roster from the 2009 Super Bowl champion team.
- Chiefs’ Take: Colston is not the player he once was, but the Chiefs should ABSOLUTELY be interested. Colston, at age 32 and having some injury troubles in recent history, is not going to be able to get a big contract on the market. And being just 241 yards shy of 10,000 for his career, he will most likely look to get in at least one more year. The Chiefs could use a veteran like him to bolster the receiving corps as Albert Wilson and Chris Conley continue to develop.
New York Jets: The Jets have already released kicker Kyle Brindza with an injury settlement after his injury last week. The Jets also released veteran corner Antonio Cromartie in attempt to save money for their youth movement.
- Chiefs’ Take: Cromartie is an interesting name to watch for the Chiefs. If KC does decide to draft a CB early on, bringing in a savvy vet like Cromartie could be a solid move to ensure some veteran tutelage for the young secondary. He’s obviously not the player that he once was, but he’s been around the block and knows the game.
Philadelphia Ealges: The Eagles have re-signed safety Malcolm Jenkins. The team is also apparently working on a new deal for quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford is a controversial figure in Philly right now, which puts a lot of pressure on him and the front office to get it right.
: New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has been open about his thoughts on Chase Daniel as a starter, so the move to re-sign Bradford is a bit of a surprise. Of course, Pederson could simply be applying public pressure to Bradford’s camp to get a deal done. Also, that deal likely would not preclude the team from still pursuing Daniel.
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