New York Jets: The Jets have used the Franchise Tag on defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson. However, the team is supposedly very open to the idea of trading Wilkerson if another team will offer a 1st round pick.
Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have re-signed punter Marquette King to a five year extension. Despite claims it was a top priority, the Raiders have apparently not done much as far as re-signing tackle Donald Penn.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have re-signed quarterback Sam Bradford to a two year deal. Bradford has now made $78 million ($1 million per touchdown) in the NFL without having played in a single playoff game.
- Chiefs’ Take: Chase Daniel dislikes this.
San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have made it clear that the 3rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft is for sale to the highest bidder. The team also made a number of cuts this week, most notably linebacker Donald Butler who was a former team captain.
: San Diego is basically going into full rebuild mode now. Last year was terrible and their core of Phillip Rivers, Malcolm Floyd, and Antonio Gates are all pretty much rounding up their careers.
San Francisco 49ers: Despite early statements from all parties involved that said quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be “the guy” moving forward, apparently everyone now feels that the best path forward would be a trade. Meanwhile, former Chiefs running back Shaun Draughn was re-signed by the 49ers this week on a two year deal.
Seattle Seahawks: Veteran defensive tackle Brandon Mebane has told reporters that he wants to stay in Seattle, but is facing the fact that the team will be unlikely to re-sign him.
Washington Redskins: The Redskins were unable to come anywhere close to a new deal with quarterback Kirk Cousins, and had to use the Franchise Tag on him. This will give Cousins the second highest salary in the NFL for the 2016 season, behind only Ndamukong Suh.
What a week. That’s going to do it for me Addicts. Be sure to check back in next week because I can promise you we are going to have a whole lot more news and rumors coming down the pipe with the start of free agency.