Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons made safety Keanu Neal the first 1st round pick of the 2016 draft to sign his rookie contract.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills have decided to make offensive tackle Cordy Glenn the second highest paid offensive tackle in the league by signing him to a five year, $65 million, extension.
- Chiefs’ Take: This will hamper negotiations with Eric Fisher. Glenn is a decent player, but he didn’t deserve that kind of a payday. This effectively resets the market on OTs for this year.
Chicago Bears: The Bears made a couple of big moves this week in releasing veteran guard Matt Slauson and safety Antrel Rolle. While surprising, it is clear that releasing these two players is a move designed to look towards the future of the organization. The Bears decided to forego drafting a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft, and instead signed veteran Brian Hoyer to a one year deal for the backup job to Jay Cutler.
- Chiefs’ Take: While some still view OG and S as positions that need addressing in KC, it would be a long shot (and an uneccessary one in my book) to try and sign either Slauson or Rolle.
Denver Broncos: The Broncos have released veteran, and former Chiefs, tight end Richard Gordon. When asked about his current contract negotiations, star linebacker Von Miller has stated that he will “be a Bronco for life“.
- Author’s Take: Miller likely will get his new deal, but his statement is more about public pressure than anything. If he were just interested in being a Bronco for life, he would have likely taken what was already offered. Chiefs fans have seen similar situations with big contracts in recent years.
Detroit Lions: The Lions have signed wide receiver Andre Caldwell to a one year deal.