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Post Your Final Rosters Here

Discussion in '2015 GM League Forum' started by GridIronKing34, May 3, 2015.

  1. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

    Nov 22, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Please post your final roster in this thread. You may include an optional write-up, but all I really ask for is your full roster with your offense and defense depth chart. You have until May 10th, 11:59PM EST to post your final rosters; otherwise you are ineligible for voting. To see some of last year's final rosters that were submitted, click here.


    Buffalo Bills | schisno ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Miami Dolphins | BuckeyeKing ROSTER SUBMITTED
    New England Patriots | GridIronKing34 ROSTER SUBMITTED
    New York Jets | NYGallday521 ROSTER SUBMITTED

    Baltimore Ravens | Boik14 ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Cincinnati Bengals | Bdogtitan11 ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Cleveland Brown | Silverphin ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Pittsburgh Steelers | Stitches ROSTER SUBMITTED

    Houston Texans | RPG Giants ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Indianapolis Colts | ToddPhin ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Jacksonville Jaguars | Finfangirl ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Tennessee Titans | Fin-Omenal ROSTER SUBMITTED

    Denver Broncos | Alex44
    Kansas City Chiefs | Tractor Traylor ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Oakland Raiders | Skull Destroyer ROSTER SUBMITTED
    San Diego Chargers | Sean ROSTER SUBMITTED

    Dallas Cowboys | VanDolphan ROSTER SUBMITTED
    New York Giants | B.Sebo
    Philadelphia Eagles | Vengeful Odin ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Washington Redskins | PhinishLine ROSTER SUBMITTED

    Chicago Bears | LeroyBoss ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Detroit Lions | sports24/7 ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Green Bay Packers | Paul 13 ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Minnesota Vikings | UCFinFan86 ROSTER SUBMITTED

    Atlanta Falcons | UCF FINatic ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Carolina Panthers | Nappy Roots ROSTER SUBMITTED
    New Orleans Saints | WakeUpItsFootball ROSTER SUBMITTED
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers | indecisivepizza ROSTER SUBMITTED

    Arizona Cardinals | finsbuck719
    St. Louis Rams | sportsmike14 ROSTER SUBMITTED
    San Francisco 49ers | 305
    Seattle Seahawks | Kingdom ROSTER SUBMITTED
  2. LeroyBoss

    LeroyBoss New Member

    Jan 3, 2015
    GM: LeroyBoss

    Head Coach: Todd Bowles
    Off. Coordinator: Greg Roman
    Def. Coordinator: Reggie Herring

    QB David Fales 510,000 (0)
    QB Matt Cassel 4,750,000 (0)
    QB Jimmy Garoppolo 791,795 (890,308)
    Running Backs
    RB Chris Johnson 5,250,000 (1,500,000)
    RB Ray Rice 510,000 (510,000)
    RB Shonn Greene 510,000 (510,000)
    RB Ka'Deem Carey 620,845 (332,535)
    FB John Conner 750,000 (750,000)
    RB Javorius Allen [ROOKIE]
    Wide Receivers
    WR Greg Jennings 11,000,000 (6,000,000)
    WR Roddy White 5,587,500 (5,662,500)
    WR Harry Douglas 4,395,834 (895,834)
    WR Kevin Norwood 510,000 (510,000)
    WR Josh Bellamy 660,000 (0)
    Tight Ends
    TE Levine Toilolo 660,146 (150,292)
    TE Anthony Fasano 3,000,000 (3,000,000)
    TE Michael Hoomanawanui 1,580,000 (180,000)
    Offensive Linemen
    OT Jermon Bushrod 8,050,000 (6,600,000)
    OG Matt Slauson 3,267,500 (1,252,500)
    OG Kyle Long 2,263,896 (4,145,318)
    OT Jordan Mills 626,200 (82,400)
    OG Charles Leno Jr. 521,628 (34,884)
    OT Michael Ola 511,666 (3,334)
    OG Ryan Groy 510,000 (0)
    OT Jason Weaver 435,000 (0)
    C Hroniss Grasu [ROOKIE]
    C Doug Legursky 510,000 (510,000)
    Defensive Linemen
    DT Stephen Paea
    15,368,200 (15,368,200)
    DE William Hayes 5,000,000 (5,000,000)
    DT Domata Peko 4,500,000 (4,500,000)

    DE Willie Young 3,166,166 (1,333,334)
    DE DaQuan Bowers 510,000 (510,000)
    DE Bjoern Werner 2,153,563 (3,184,272)
    DT Ego Ferguson 934,819 (1,590,529)
    DE Austen Lane 745,000 (0)
    ILB Jon Bostic 1,074,763 (623,018)
    OLB Khaseem Greene 693,023 (216,046)
    LB Jonathan Brown 435,000 (0)
    OLB Joplo Bartu 586,668 (1,668)
    ILB Paul Worrilow 585,668 (668)
    OLB Demario Davis 854,490 (144,490)
    Defensive Backs
    CB Tim Jennings 5,250,000 (6,650,000)
    CB Lardarius Webb 12,000,000 (10,000,000)
    CB Kyle Fuller 2,201,591 (7,925,727)
    S Thomas DeCoud 2,000,000 (2,000,000)
    CB Greg Toler 5,833,334 (333,334)
    S Ryan Mundy 1,500,000 (0)
    S Anthony Walters 745,000 (0)
    S Brock Vereen 607,875 (293,625)
    S Robert Blanton 712,763 (52,763)
    S Cody Prewitt [ROOKIE]
    Special Teams
    K Robbie Gould 3,600,000 (1,800,000)
    P Pat O'Donnell 536,327 (78,981)

    Salary Cap: 150,000,000
    Team Salary: 131,780,558
    Over/Under: 18,219,442
    Dead Money included in salary cap data
    Roster Size: 53/53

    Depth Chart
    QB - Jimmy Garoppolo, Matt Cassel, David Fales
    Jimmy G is the starter, now is his time to be the franchise QB. If things get off to a rough start we have Cassel to keep the offense running

    FB - John Conner

    RB - Chris Johnson|Javorius Allen (R)|Shonn Greene|Ray Rice
    The RB position is wide open. Each of the four listed above could be the #1 guy, but chances are that we will be subbing guys in and out on a play by play basis

    WR - Roddy White, Greg Jennings|Harry Douglas, Kevin Norwood
    Greg Jennings and Harry Douglas will fight for the #2 spot, Norwood should see the field often

    TE - Anthony Fasano|Levine Toilolo|Michael Hoomanawanui
    Another position that is wide open, Fasano has the best chance of starting, but Toilolo and Hoo are close behind. Like RB, all three will get playing time

    OT - Jermon Bushrod, Jordan Mills

    OG - Matt Slauson, Kyle Long

    C - Hroniss Grasu (R)|Doug Legursky
    We're excited to see our first round pick lead the offensive line

    DE - Bjoern Werner|William Hayes|Willie Young
    Werner was a great pick-up, this position will be decided in camp

    NT - Domata Peko|Stephen Paea
    A lot of money was spent to bring back Paea, but Peko will likely start. Both guys will be subbed in and out

    OLB - Demario Davis, Joplo Bartu

    ILB - Jon Bostic, Paul Worrilow

    S - Cody Prewitt (R)|Robert Blanton|Ryan Mundy
    Right now the nod goes to Prewitt and Blanton, but Mundy will get a lock of action as well after a strong 2014

    CB - Kyle Fuller|Greg Toler|Tim Jennings|Lardarius Webb
    Once again another position with depth, which means lots of guys will see significant play time. Fuller will be on the field more than any of the other CBs

    K - Robbie Gould

    P - Pat O'Donnell

    Offensive Overview:
    Goodbye to the days of Jay Cutler and the dismal Bears offense, this offense welcomes in a new franchise QB and a good mix of proven vets and young studs. At quarterback, we have what will be the future of the franchise, Jimmy G, Jimmy Garoppolo. He will immediately start, and we have veteran Matt Cassel who will back him up. Matt Forte is also gone, as we welcome a deep RB class of Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene, Ray Rice, and rookie Javorius Allen. Unlike the Forte days, the RB position will continue to be rotating, guys coming on and off the field throughout the whole 60 minutes. As for play time, we expect Javorius Allen to get the most carries from the get-go. Roddy White leads the receiving group, a HOFer who continues to put up monster numbers year after year, he will be a great team leader and will significantly boost the development of Garoppolo. In addition to Roddy, talented Greg Jennings and Harry Douglas will also produce in the passing game. Both are guys that are capable of putting up 750+ yards and a handful of scores. Kevin Norwood was a late add to the roster, he has potential to be a starting WR in the NFL. At tight end, we are led by vets Anthony Fasano and Michael Hoomanawanui, with upstart Levine Toilolo seeing playing time. This will be an underrated tight end group, but these are very capable players who will help in the passing game, as well as blocking. The offensive line remains generally the same, but we are thrilled to see our first round draft selection Hronnis Grasu in action, he will be our starting center. The offensive team chemistry will be great, making sure Grasu and Garoppolo develop into a good unit, with proven veterans who will push their teammates to give 110% day in and day out.

    Defensive Overview:
    Going into the offseason, we knew that defense had to be addressed and taken seriously. Last season the Bears had arguably the worst defense in franchise history, and we had to ensure our fans that it would significantly improve. Starting with the LBing position, we brought in a number of fresh faces. In the Jay Cutler trade, we managed to bring in one the best young outside linebackers in the game, Demario Davis. Partnered up with Davis, we have Joplo Bartu on the opposite side of the 3-4, with Paul Worrilow and Jon Bostic inside. This is a fantastic group of young linebackers who will develop into proven NFL starters. The defensive line is also improved, after struggling to bring pressure last season, we now have Bjoern Werner and William Hayes at D-end. Both of these guys will work to bring pressure and could get up to 8+ sacks. At the nose tackle position, we negotiated to bring back Stephen Paea after a breakout 2014 season. To go along with Paea, we added former Bengal Domata Peko, who has started 80 consecutive games, and is one of the best at his position. Both of these guys will do a great job clogging up the run and getting to the passer. In the secondary, the safety position is improved with the addition of Robert Blanton and Cody Prewitt. Blanton had a great 2014 and will look to build off of it as a starter and leader of the defense. Prewitt, the former Ole Miss DB, was drafted in the 3rd round. He is one of the hardest hitting safeties in the draft, and will look to terrify opposing wide receivers. Ryan Mundy, one of the bright spots of the 2014 Bears defense, will also contend for a starting spot. The CB position is aided by proven vets Greg Toler and Lardarius Webb. Toler had a strong 2014 with 15 starts, 2 picks, and 75 combined tackles. Webb, who last played for Baltimore, has 11 interceptions in his last 37 starts. Toler and Webb will pair up with second year man Kyle Fuller, who led NFL rookies in interceptions last season, and Tim Jennings, a longtime Bear who had 9 interceptions in 2012, and started 74 games in the last 5 seasons for Chicago. A number of starting spots will be determined throughout training camp and the preseason, but we are thrilled to see this new Bears team in action.

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  3. wakeupitsfootball

    wakeupitsfootball Master Pimp

    Feb 8, 2013
    New Orleans Saints Depth Chart


    1) Brock Osweiler [T]
    2) Mark Sanchez [FA]
    3) Mike Glennon [T]

    We're handing Brock the keys to the car. We feel that he's had enough time to learn behind Peyton Manning and feel comfortable with Osweiler as our starting quarterback. With that said, the chance that Osweiler does not deliver, we feel like Mark Sanchez is an adequate backup and could start if needed. The same goes for Mike Glennon.

    1) Mark Ingram
    2) Giovanni Bernard [FA]
    3) Khiry Robinson
    4) Trent Richardson [FA]

    Mark Ingram and Giovanni Bernard will pack a nice one-two punch to lead this offense's running game.

    1) Kenny Stills
    2) Mohamed Sanu [T]
    3) Brandin Cooks
    4) Dorial Green-Beckham [R]
    5) Nick Toon
    6) Josh Harper [R]

    We believe that DGB will eventually work his way up the depth chart to #1.

    1) Jimmy Graham
    2) Josh Hill
    3) Tyler Kroft [R]

    1) Zach Strief
    2) Jamon Brown [R]

    1) Ben Grubbs
    2) Antoine Everett [R]

    1) Khaled Holmes [FA]
    2) Reese Dismukes [R]
    3) Shane McDermott [R]

    1) Oday Aboushi [T]
    2) Tim Lelito

    1) Terron Armstead
    2) Jamon Brown [R]


    1) Cameron Jordan
    2) Akiem Hicks

    1) John Jenkins
    2) Eddie Goldman [R]

    This will be a battle that will be settled during training camp and preseason. Eddie Goldman could easily slide in as the starting nose tackle.

    1) Adrian Clayborn [FA]
    2) Derrick Lott [R]

    1) Junior Galette
    2) Melvin Ingram [T]

    1) Donald Butler [T]
    2) Mason Foster [FA]
    3) Jamari Lattimore [FA]
    4) Ronald Powell

    1) Jerry Hughes [FA]
    2) Melvin Ingram [T]

    1) Kennan Lewis
    2) Darqueze Dennard [T]
    3) Buster Skrine [FA]
    4) Stanley Jean-Baptiste
    5) Eric Rowe [R]
    6) Corey White
    7) Tye Smith [R]

    1) Jairus Byrd
    2) Kenny Vaccaro
    3) Pierre Warren
    4) Vinnie Sunseri

    Special Teams

    [FA] K Mason Crosby $1,000,000 ($1,000,000)
    LS Justin Drescher $875,000 ($220,000)
    [FA] P Tim Masthay $510,000 ($0)

    Draft Selections

    1.13 - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri
    2.44 - Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
    3.72 - Eric Rowe, CB, Utah
    4.106 - Josh Harper, WR, Fresno State
    4.109 - Tyler Kroft, TE, Rutgers
    4.117 - Reese Dismukes, C, Auburn
    5.135 - Derrick Lott, DT, Chattanooga
    6.163 - Antoine Everett, OG, McNeese State
    6.176 -
    Shane McDermott, C, Miami
    7.197 -
    Tye Smith, CB, Towson
    7.206 -
    Jamon Brown, OT, Louisville
    (11 Draft Selections)

    Salary Cap

    Salary Cap: $150,000,000
    Current Salary Cap:
    Dead Money: $7,221,834


    Saints Trade:
    QB Drew Brees $26,400,000 ($14,800,000)

    Bengals Trade:
    RB Giovani Bernard $1,432,729
    CB Darqueze Dennard $1,813,386 ($5,020,159)
    WR Mohamed Sanu $820,813 ($140,813)


    Saints Trade:
    2.53 (via CIN)

    Broncos Trade:
    QB Brock Osweiler $1,118,943 ($249,396)

    Saints trade:
    WR Marques Colston $9,700,000 ($5,400,000)

    Chargers trade:
    OLB Melvin Ingram $2,672,169 ($1,922,169)

    Saint trade:
    RB Pierre Thomas $2,565,000 ($830,000)

    Jets trade:
    OG Oday Aboushi - 634,750 (99,500)

    Saints trade:

    ILB Curtis Lofton $9,250,000 ($5,000,000)

    Buccaneers trade:
    QB Mike Glennon - 846,563 (318,750)

    Saints trade:
    OG Jahri Evans $11,000,000 ($5,000,000)

    Chargers trade:
    ILB Donald Butler $5,480,000 ($20,920,000)
    RB Trent Richardson $3,184,062 ($3,184,062)

    Saints trade:
    S Rafael Bush $1,950,000 ($0)

    Bengals Trade:
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  4. indecisivepizza

    indecisivepizza New Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: NFC Championship Contenders/GML ROY
    GM: indecisivepizza

    Head Coach: Lovie Smith
    Off. Coordinator: Dirk Koetter
    Def. Coordinator: Leslie Frazier

    Speculated Awards:
    Future Powerhouse Award
    Best Offensive Weapons
    Best Front 7
    GML ROY (though this doesn't seem to be a award anymore)

    1. QB Jay Culter 16,500,000 (19,500,000)
    2. QB Brandon Bridge 481,813 (0) [ROOKIE]
    Running Backs
    1. RB Chris Ivory 2,750,000 (750,000)
    2. RB Knowshon Moreno 750,000 (750,000)
    3. RB Dan Herron 585,000 (0)

    4. RB Bobby Rainey 2,300,000 (2,300,000)
    1. FB Cameron Brate 750,000 (750,000)
    Wide Receivers
    1. WR Mike Evans 3,325,341 (11,971,229)
    2. WR Eddie Royal 3,250,000 (3,325,000)
    3. WR Marvin Jones 700,700 (40,700)
    4. WR Kenny Bell
    483,200 (0) [ROOKIE]
    5. WR De'Andre Smelter 520,000 (520,000) [ROOKIE]
    6. WR Robert Herron 538,000 (84,000)
    Tight Ends
    1. TE Coby Fleener 1,699,615 (581,209)
    2. TE Jeff Cumberland 610,000 (610,000)
    Left Offensive Guard
    1. OG Logan Mankins 7,000,000 (0)
    2. OG Tre' Jackson 559,257 (0) [ROOKIE]
    Right Offensive Guard
    1. OG Dan Connolly 1,500,000 (1,500,000)
    2. OG Shelley Smith 2,250,000 (2,250,000)
    Left Offensive Tackle
    1. OT Demar Dotson 2,250,000 (0)
    2. OT Kevin Pamphile 559,625 (148,875)
    Right Offensive Tackle
    1. Andre Smith 6,800,000 (1,000,000)
    2. Alvin Bailey 587,000 (2,000)​

    1. Evan Dietrich-Smith 3,750,000 (0)
    2. Julian Vandervelde 610,000 (610,000)
    Left Defensive End
    1. DE Arik Armstead 1,342,918 (0) [ROOKIE]
    2. DE Jacquies Smith 510,000 (0)
    3. DE Jarius Wynn 510,000 (0)
    Right Defensive End
    1. DE Jadeveon Clowney 5,062,045 (18,223,362)
    2. DE Leger Douzable 1,000,000 (1,000,000)
    Left Defensive Tackle

    1. DT Gerald McCoy 14,595,000 (4,595,000)
    2. DT Cullen Jenkins 950,000 (950,000)
    Right Defensive Tackle

    1. DT Geno Atkins 9,000,000 (9,000,000)
    2. DT Akeem Spence 706,106 (242,212)​
    1. LB Hau'oli Kikaha 871,879 (0) [ROOKIE]
    2. LB Erik Walden 2,250,000 (2,250,000)

    1. LB Brandon Marshall 585,000 (0)
    2. LB Marquis Flowers 610,000 (610,000)
    1. LB Curtis Lofton 9,250,000 (5,000,000)
    2. LB Tahir Whitehead 713,000 (53,000)
    1. CB Aqib Talib 6,968,750 (4,000,000)
    2. CB Alterraun Verner 4,250,000 (0)

    3. CB A.J Bouye 586,668 (1,668)
    Nickel Cornerback

    1. CB Jerraud Powers 5,350,000 (1,000,000)
    2. CB Leonard Johnson 510,000 (0)
    Free Safety

    1. S Stevie Brown 4,000,000 (4,000,000)
    2. S Dwight Lowery
    4,000,000 (4,000,000)
    3. S Chris Clemons 800,000 (800,000)
    Strong Safety

    1. S Rafael Bush 1,950,000 (0)
    2. S Duke Ihenacho 3,000,0003 (3,000,003)

    3. S James Sample 487,763 (0)[ROOKIE]
    Special Teams
    K Patrick Murray 510,000 (0)
    P Chase Tenpenny 435,000 (0)

    Salary Cap: 150,000,000
    Team Salary: 141,923,683 (104,593,258)
    Dead Money: 3,298,323
    Total Salary: 145,222,006
    Over/Under: 4,777,994
    Roster Size: 53/53

    Practice Squad
    OG Tayo Fabuluje, TCU
    OT Kevin Whimpey, Utah St
    TE Harold Spears, New Hampshire
    DT Louis Trinca-Pasat, Iowa
    ILB Curtis Grant, Ohio St
    OLB J.R. Tavai, USC
    CB Donald Celiscar, Western Michigan
    SS Kyshoen Jarrett, Virginia Tech
    FS Jermaine Whitehead, Auburn
    FS Mykkele Thompson, Texas
    Offensive Overview
    Goodbye to the days of Josh McCown and the dismal Tampa offense, this offense welcomes in a new franchise QB and a good mix of proven vets and young studs. Resetting Jay Cutler around a proven offensive line, a WR corps led by superstar Mike Evans and ex-Jay teammate Eddie Royal, and a coaching staff Jay is more than familiar with. We've upgraded the RB corps substantial from Doug Martin and Rainey as the lead back, and we've brought in upgrades at the TE position as well. We're so psyched about this offense.

    Defensive Overview
    We are extremely excited to see this defense in action. Lovie and I agree that the defense is paramount to a quality team, and we've vastly improved this defense. Good luck to teams trying to move the ball past our d-line with two of the best tackles in the game on the line, plus 5 DE's who all could be starters in their own right elsewhere. Unfortunately we had to part with Lavonte David this offseason, but the reaped the benefits of that trade, and we've replenished our linebacker corps by bring in Brandon Marshall, Lofton, Whitehead, and drafting Kikaha, who we think is the best pure pass rusher of this draft. Finally, we vastly improved our cornerback corps, bringin in premier corner Aqib Talib and stud corner Jerraud Powers, and hit the reset button on our safeties, bringing in and drafting 6 different guys who all have high ceilings. We're confident in this squad, and believe that we have achieved our goal of taking the Tampa Bay Bucs and making them a playoff team.

    Draft Picks
    1.029 DE Arik Armstead, Oregon, 1,342,918
    2.045 OLB Hau'oli Kikaha, Washington, 871,879
    4.097 OG Tre' Jackson, Florida St, 559,257
    5.132 SS James Sample, Louisville, 487,763
    5.140 WR Kenny Bell, Nebraska, 483,200
    5.147 QB Brandon Bridge, South Alabama, 481,813​

    Free Agents

    OT, Oniel Cousins
    DE, Larry English
    LB, Dane Fletcher
    CB, Mike Jenkins
    DE, Lawrence Sidbury
    TE, Luke Stocker
    LB, Jason Williams
    S, Bradley McDougald (Signed with CIN)
    S, Major Wright (Signed with CLE)
    DE, Adrian Clayborn (Signed with NO)
    DE, Da'quan Bowers (Signed with BUF)
    OLB, Danny Lansanah (Signed with NYG)
    MLB, Mason Foster (Signed with NO)

    RB, Bobby Rainey (Resigned, ROFA and 2nd Rnd Tender)
    CB, Leonard Johnson (Resigned, 510K)

    RB, Bobby Rainey (Resigned, ROFA and 2nd Rnd Tender)
    RB, Knowshon Moreno (MIA, 750K)
    WR, Eddie Royal (SD, 3.25M)
    TE, Jeff Cumberland (NYJ, 610K)
    OG, Shelley Smith (MIA, 2.25M)
    OG, Dan Connolly (NE, 1.5M)
    OG/C, Julian Vandervelde (PHI, 610K)
    DE, Leger Douzable (NYJ, 1M)
    DE, Jarius Wynn (BUF, 510K)
    DT, Cullen Jenkins (NYG, 950K)
    OLB, Erik Walden (IND, 2.25M)
    OLB, Marquis Flowers (CIN, 610K)
    CB, Leonard Johnson (Resigned, 510K)
    S, Stevie Brown (NYG, 4M)
    S, Dwight Lowery (ATL, 4M)
    S, Duke Ihenacho (WAS, ~3M)
    S, Chris Clemons (ARI, 800K)

    WR, DeAndre Smelter, 520K, Georgia Tech

    QB Josh McCown - 5,250,000 (0)
    WR Tavarres King - 585,000 (0)
    WR Chandler Jones - 435,000 (0)
    TE/RB/FB Evan Rodriguez - 585,000 (0)
    OT Matt Patchan - 435,000 (0)
    OG Garrett Gilkey - 585,000 (0)
    DE T.J. Fatinikun - 510,000 (0)
    DE Matthew Masifilo - 510,000 (0)
    George Uko - 435,000 (0)
    OLB Brandon Magee - 585,000 (0)
    CB Keith Tandy - 690,150 (30,150)
    S Shelton Johnson - 510,000 (0)
    P Michael Koenen - 3,250,000 (0)
    S Dashon Goldson - 8,000,000 (4,000,000) (June 1 Designation)
    QB Seth Lobato - 435,000 (0)
    RB Mike James - 610,788 (51,576)
    WR Solomon Patton - 510,000 (0)
    OG Jeremiah Warren - 435,000 (0)
    CB Isaiah Frey - 585,000 (0)
    CB C.J. Wilson - 585,000 (0)
    Jeff Tuel - 510,000 (0)
    Cortland Finnegan - 510,000 (0) RETIRED
    WR Russell Shepard - 585,000 (0)
    LB Sean Porter - 692,325 (214,650) - June 1 Designation

    DE William Gholston - 685,136 (200,272)
    OG Kadeem Edwards - 563,000 (159,000)
    Jocquel Skinner - 435,000 (0)
    TE Taylor Sloat - 435,000 (0)
    C Josh Allen - 510,000 (0)
    MLB Tank Carder - 510,000 (0)
    QB Drew Stanton - 510,000 (0)
    WR Donnie Avery - 750,000 (750,000)
    MD Jennings - 666,000 (0)
    Andrew Depaola - 510,000 (0)


    Bucs receive:
    RT Andre Smith ($6,800,000 (-$1,000,000) --
    WR Marvin Jones $700,700 (-$40,700) --
    DT Geno Atkins $9,000,000 (-$9,000,000)
    Bengals receive:
    LB Lavonte David $1,104,642 (-$241,224)
    2. 34

    Tampa Bay sends:
    #1 overall
    Doug Martin: 2, 159, 668
    Broncos Send
    Aqib Talib: 6,968, 750
    Brandon Marshall ERFA 585, 000 (585, 000)

    Colts send: TE Coby Fleener - $1,699,615 [$581,209]
    Bucs send: 3.65

    Tampa Bay Sends:
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins - 1,194,303 (2,265,187)
    Johnthan Banks - 1,288,997 (908,662)
    Houston Sends:
    Jadeveon Clowney - 5,062,045 (18,223,362)
    A.J. Bouye - 586,668 (1,668)

    Jets Receive:
    Anthony Collins - 6,000,000 (3,000,000)
    Michael Johnson - 9,000,000 (7,000,000)
    Bucs Receive:
    Jay Cutler - 16,500,000 (19,500,000)
    Chris Ivory - 2,750,000 (750,000)

    Lions send:
    James Ihedigbo S $2,000,000
    Tahir Whitehead OLB $713,000
    Buccaneers send:
    Vincent Jackson WR 12,209,777

    The Dallas Cowboys Acquire:
    TE Brandon Myers - 1,166,666 (333,334)
    Tampa Bay Bucs Acquire:
    Round 5 - Pick 155

    Tampa sends:
    Indy sends:
    1.29 ($1,342,918)
    3.65 ($610,826)
    LB Jerrell Freeman $2,300,000 [$2,300,000]
    RB Dan Herron $585,000 [585,000]
    **Jerrell Freeman is a RFA with a 2nd round tender.
    Tampa has agreed to accept that 2nd rounder in place of Freeman should it come to that, guaranteeing the soundness of the trade in advance.
    Cincinnati trades
    7. 213
    Tampa Bay trades
    DT Clinton McDonald - 3,250,000 (1,750,000)

    Cincinnati trades
    LB Sean Porter $692,325 (-$214,650)
    Tampa Bay trades

    Tampa Bay Receives:
    T/G Alvin Bailey
    Seattle Receives:
    G Patrick Omameh

    Saints trade:
    ILB Curtis Lofton $9,250,000 ($5,000,000)
    Buccaneers trade:
    QB Mike Glennon - 846,563 (318,750)

    Cardinals send:
    -CB, Jerraud Powers $5,350,000 ($1,000,000)
    Bucs send:
    -RB, Charles Sims $726,023 ($513,069)
    -WR, Louis Murphy $987,500 ($262,500)

    Tampa receives
    Chicago receives:

    Bengals trade:

    S Rafael Bush $1,950,000 ($0)
    Bucs trade:
    S James Ihedigbo $2,000,000 (375,000)

    Philadelphia sends Round 5 Pick 132 - Draft Choice
    Philadelphia sends Round 5 Pick 147 - Draft Choice
    Tampa Bay sends round 4 Pick 112 - Draft Choice
  5. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

    Nov 22, 2007
    Denver, CO

    Tom Brady, QB, $14,000,000 (-$18,000,000)
    Austin Davis, QB, $610,000 (-$610,000)
    Brett Hundley, QB, $575,813 (-$575,813)

    Quarterback wasn't a position we felt that needed too much work. Tom Brady will lead the way for New England in 2015, aiming for his fifth Super Bowl ring. Brady had a remarkable 2014 campaign, throwing for 4,109 yards, 33 touchdowns, and just 9 interceptions. With an improving running game and some additional weapons in the receiving department, we expect Brady to continue playing at a high level. Austin Davis was signed to a free agent contract to provide a strong back-up quarterback. Davis, only 25 years old, looked very good in his limited time starting in St. Louis last season. Brett Hundley was drafted in the third round of the draft. The former UCLA quarterback has plenty of potential but will need to redshirt a season or two. We felt that a situation like this would be ideal for Hundley, giving him a chance to sit back and learn from one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.

    Justin Forsett, RB, $4,500,000 (-$4,500,000)
    LeGarrette Blount, RB, $1,000,000 ($0)
    Theo Riddick, RB, $607,750 (-$45,500)
    C.J. Anderson, RB, $589,168 (-$4,168)
    James Develin, FB, $585,000 (-$585,000)

    Running back was a position that needed a real overhaul. With both Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley set to hit free agency, the Patriots looked elsewhere to fill the position. CJ Anderson was acquired in a trade with Denver early in the offseason. Anderson, only 24 years old, was a key part of the Broncos run game in the last half of the season. Anderson ran for 767 yards and 8 touchdowns in the last 8 games for Denver, earning himself a trip to the Pro Bowl. Justin Forsett was signed to a fairly lucrative deal in the offseason to help ease the load for Anderson. Forsett had a career year in Baltimore that was capped off with a trip to the Pro Bowl. Forsett will split time with Anderson and take on more responsibility in the receiving game. Brusier LeGarrette Blount returns to the team after his brief but successful 2014 season. Pass-catching specialist Theo Riddick was acquired in a trade. Blount and Riddick will look to share time in a crowded backfield with their unique skill sets. James Develin will return to the team as the fullback, the same man who Tom Brady feels is the best fullback in the NFL.

    Malcom Floyd, WR, $4,716,668 (-$1,166,668)
    Julian Edelman, WR, $4,656,250 (-$3,750,000)
    Brandon LaFell, WR, $3,500,000 (-$2,000,000)
    Matt Slater, WR, $1,766,666 (-$2,333,333)
    Dwayne Harris, WR, $510,000 ($0)
    Titus Davis, WR, $447,250 (-$447,250)

    The wide receiver position needed a few upgrades but nothing too crazy. Three wide receivers will be returning to New England: Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, and Matt Slater. Julian Edelman will continue to be Tom Brady's main target of the wide receiver group. He can line up anywhere but look for him to wreck havoc in the slot in three receiver sets. Brandon LaFell was a huge addition to the team last year and he returns looking to continue his solid play. Special teams ace Matt Slater may not be a big time player in the passing game but he is a leader for the special teams unit. The team acquired big man Malcom Floyd from the Chargers in the offseason. Floyd is getting up there in age but still can provide the team with another red zone threat and he has no problems going vertical to get the ball. Dwayne Harris was signed as the team's fourth receiver and will take over the kick return duties. Central Michigan star Titus Davis was drafted in round seven and will look to make an impact in any way he can.

    Rob Gronkowski, TE, $8,650,000 (-$13,300,000)
    Daniel Fells, TE, $510,000 ($0)
    Kellen Davis, TE, $510,000 ($0)

    Rob Gronkowski returns to the team after a strong 2014 campaign which includes a 1,000+ yard season and a dozen touchdowns. Gronkowski will continue to the be the big playmaker for future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. Everyone knows that he is the premier tight end in the NFL, without question. Daniel Fells was signed to a contract to provide assistance in the running blocking department. Fells is a capable target in the passing game as well, tallying four touchdowns for the Giants in 2014. Kellen Davis was signed late in the offseason to provide another big target for Brady. The 6'7" former Michigan State Spartan should make an impact in red zone situations.

    Nate Solder, OL, $7,438,000 ($0)
    Sebastian Vollmer, OL, $7,020,833 (-$4,166,667)
    Ryan Wendell, OL, $2,450,000 (-$425,000)
    Joe Berger, OL, $1,000,000 (-$1,000,000)
    Bryan Stork, OL, $629,250 (-$357,750)
    Cameron Fleming, OL, $585,146 (-$225,438)
    Ronald Leary, OL, $585,000 ($0)
    Josh Kline, OL, $585,000 ($0)
    Arie Kouandjio, OL, $535,135 (-$535,135)

    The offensive line for the Patriots didn't need too much work from 2014 as the general manager believes in continuity across the offensive line. Bookend tackles Nate Solder and Sebastian Vollmer return as they look to anchor each side of the line. Bryan Stork will look to build on his rookie year with his second season as a starter at center. The versatile Ryan Wendell will return to the offensive line as the team's right guard. The Patriots felt that the left guard position was their one weakness and they traded for Ronald Leary to fill that hole. Leary was one of the big reasons that DeMarco Murray was able to run wild in Dallas last season. Cameron Fleming and Josh Kline return to the team as they look to continue to develop the two big men. Joe Berger was signed as a primary back-up at both guard and center. Berger's versatility is something that the Patriots covet. Arie Kouandjio was drafted in the fourth round and will likely be groomed as a tackle however moving to guard is still a possibility.

    Cameron Wake, DL, $10,450,000 (-$2,800,000)
    Pernell McPhee, DL, $8,000,000 (-$8,000,000)
    Earl Mitchell, DL, $4,500,000 (-$1,500,000)
    Danny Shelton, DL, $2,675,273 (-$2,675,273)
    Chandler Jones, DL, $2,600,659 (-$1,848,375)
    Dominique Easley, DL, $1,659,898 (-$4,559,693)
    Ahytba Rubin, DL, $610,000 (-$610,000)
    Sealver Siliga, DL, $585,000 (-$585,000)
    Zach Moore, DL, $535,550 (-$76,650)

    This is the heart of the Patriots defense and it starts up front. All-Pro Cameron Wake was acquired in a trade to give the Patriots one of the fiercest pass rushes in the league. Wake has averaged 11.5 sacks per season since 2010 when he became a starter for the Miami Dolphins. Rising star Chandler Jones will join Wake on the opposite side of the line. Known as the brother of Jon 'Bones' Jones, Chandler Jones is more than capable of making an impact on the gridiron, averaging just under 8 sacks per season during his three year career. Pernell McPhee was acquired to be the Patriots X factor on the defensive line. McPhee will play all over the place for the Patriots: Under tackle, Defensive End, Outside Linebacker. McPhee's versatility and ability to get the quarterback will be welcomed. The big man out of Washington, Danny Shelton, was drafted seventh overall to fill a huge void left by Vince Wilfork. Shelton will be relied on to play a lot of snaps as the team's nose tackle. With Shelton's big body taking up space, you can expect the pass rushers to feast on quarterbacks. Earl Mitchell was acquired from the Miami Dolphins and you can expect both him and former first round draft selection Dominique Easley to share some snaps along the defensive line. Ahytba Rubin and Sealver Siliga were signed by the team to help eat up space along the line as well. Zach Moore returns to the team as they hope he continues to develop into a strong role player.

    Donta Hightower, LB, $2,457,637 (-$1,014,364)
    Geno Hayes, LB, $1,500,000 (-$1,500,000)
    Kiko Alonso, LB, $1,172,837 (-$753,782)
    Jamie Collins, LB, $1,025,728 (-$557,636)
    Akeem Dent, LB, $510,000 ($0)
    Jason Trusnik, LB, $510,000 ($0)

    Arguably the best starting linebackers in the NFL, the Patriots felt that very little needed to be done to improve the roster. However they went ahead and did it anyways by acquiring Kiko Alonso. Alonso will return to a 4-3 defense in New England where he will man the middle linebacker position. By his side will be strongside linebacker Donta Hightower and weakside linebacker Jamie Collins. Both of these two return to the team after very strong 2014 campaigns. Geno Hayes and Akeem Dent were signed to free agent contracts to provide much needed depth to the linebackers. Jason Trusnik was also signed to a free agent contract where his leadership and strong special teams play will be heavy utilized.

    Joe Haden, CB, $11,700,000 (-$12,800,000)
    Brent Grimes, CB, $10,000,000 (-$12,025,000)
    Brice McCain, CB, $2,500,000 (-$2,500,000)
    Logan Ryan, CB, $745,813 (-$281,626)
    Marcus Williams, CB, $510,000 ($0)

    Only one cornerback from 2014 will return to the team and his name isn't Darrelle Revis... it isn't Brandon Browner either... or even Malcolm Butler. The Patriots retooled their secondary and it all starts with their starting cornerbacks: Joe Haden and Brent Grimes. These two All-Pro cornerbacks will look to lock down each side of the field. Couple that with the fierce pass rush up front and team will really struggle to throw the ball on New England. Brice McCain was signed to take over the nickel duties where he flourished in Pittsburgh. Logan Ryan and Marcus Williams round out the roster to give the Patriots some strong depth as well as potential.

    Devon McCourty, S, $9,332,940 (-$9,332,940)
    Patrick Chung, S, $2,000,000 (-$3,400,000)
    Kurt Coleman, S, $1,500,000 (-$1,500,000)
    Duron Harmon, S, $724,400 (-$266,800)

    Devon McCourty was the key the Patriots secondary in 2014 so he was made a top priority to ensure he stayed with the team. McCourty has the range to go sideline to sideline which allows their strong safety Patrick Chung to sometimes act like a fourth linebacker. Chung returns to the team looking to build off his successful season last year. Kurt Coleman was acquired via free agency to provide depth to the free safety position. Duron Harmon returns to the team as the back-up strong safety.

    Stephen Gostkowski, ST, $1,000,000 (-$1,000,000)
    Ryan Allen, ST, $585,500 (-$500)
    John Denney, ST, $510,000 ($0)

    The special teams stays the same for the most part. Stephen Gostkowski re-signed with the Patriots and Ryan Allen returns to the team. Pro Bowl long snapper John Denney signed with the team as he looks to add a Super Bowl ring to his resume.

    TEAM SALARY: $148,464,164
    DEAD MONEY: $1,360,113
    TOTAL SALARY: $149,824,277
    ROSTER SIZE: 53/53




    Base Offense
    QB - Tom Brady | Austin Davis | Brett Hundley
    RB - CJ Anderson | Justin Forsett | LeGarrette Blount | Theo Riddick
    FB - James Develin
    WR - Julian Edelman [SL] | Brandon LaFell [FL] | Malcom Floyd [SE] | Dwayne Harris | Titus Davis | Matt Slater
    TE - Rob Gronkowski | Daniel Fells | Kellen Davis
    LT - Nate Solder | Cameron Fleming
    LG - Ronald Leary | Josh Kline
    C - Bryan Stork | Ryan Wendell
    RG - Ryan Wendell | Joe Berger
    RT - Sebastian Vollmer | Arie Kouandjio

    Base 4-3 Defense
    LE - Cameron Wake | Pernell McPhee | Zach Moore
    NT - Danny Shelton | Sealver Siliga
    UT - Earl Mitchell | Dominique Easley
    RE - Chandler Jones | Pernell McPhee | Zach Moore
    SL - Dont'a Hightower | Jason Trusnik
    ML - Kiko Alonso | Akeem Dent
    WL - Jamie Collins | Geno Hayes

    Base 3-4 Defense
    LE - Earl Mitchell | Dominique Easley | Ahytba Rubin
    NT - Danny Shelton | Ahytba Rubin | Sealver Siliga
    RE - Pernell McPhee | Dominique Easley | Ahytba Rubin
    OL - Cameron Wake | Zach Moore
    IL - Dont'a Hightower | Kiko Alonso
    IL - Jamie Collins | Geno Hayes
    OL - Chandler Jones | Pernell McPhee

    CB - Joe Haden | Brent Grimes | Brice McCain | Logan Ryan | Marcus Williams
    FS - Devon McCourty | Kurt Coleman
    SS - Patrick Chung | Duron Harmon

    Special Teams
    K - Stephen Gostkowski
    P - Ryan Allen
    LS - John Denney
    KR - Dwayne Harris
    PR - Julian Edelman

    Round 1 (1-007) - Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
    Round 3 (3-085) - Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
    Round 4 (4-125) - Arie Kouandjio, OL, Alabama
    Round 7 (7-218) - Titus Davis, WR, Central Michigan

    Pernell McPhee, DL - $8,000,000
    Justin Forsett, RB - $4,500,000
    Brice McCain, CB - $2,500,000
    Kurt Coleman, S - $1,500,000
    Geno Hayes, LB - $1,500,000
    Stephen Gostkowski, K - $1,000,000
    Joe Berger, OG - $1,000,000
    Austin Davis, QB - $610,000
    Ahytba Rubin, DT - $610,000
    Akeem Dent, LB - $510,000
    Jason Trusnik, LB - $510,000
    Dwayne Harris, WR - $510,000
    Daniel Fells, TE - $510,000
    Kellen Davis, TE - $510,000
    John Denney, LS - $510,000

    New England sends Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, $791,795 (-$890,308), 6-162, and 7-194 to Chicago for 1-007.
    New England sends Alfonzo Dennard, CB, $674,462 (-$14,462) to Seattle for 6-165.
    New England sends Jonas Gray, RB, $510,000 ($0), Danny Amendola, WR, $5,700,000 (-$3,600,000), Timothy Wright, TE, $585,000 ($0), and 4-128 to Denver for C.J. Anderson, RB, $589,168 (-$4,168).
    New England sends Nate Ebner, FS, $684,150 (-$24,150) to Tennessee for William Poehls, OT, $435,000 ($0).
    New England sends Darrelle Revis, CB, $25,000,000 ($5,000,000), Chris Jones, DT, $585,000 ($0), Malcolm Butler, CB, $510,000 ($0), and 2-064 to Miami for Cameron Wake, DE, $10,450,000 (-$2,800,000), Brent Grimes, CB, $10,000,000 (-$12,025,000), and Earl Mitchell, DT, $4,500,000 (-$1,500,000).
    New England sends 6-165 to New York (AFC) for Marcus Williams, CB, $510,000 ($0) and 7-203.
    New England sends Rob Ninkovich, DE, $3,950,000 (-$2,500,000) to Cleveland for 3-074 and 4-112.
    New England sends 3-074 to Dallas for Ronald Leary, OG, $585,000 ($0).
    New England sends Marcus Cannon, OT, $2,616,666 (-$2,133,334), 4-098, and 7-203 to San Diego for Malcom Floyd, WR, $4,716,668 (-$1,166,668) and 5-145.
    New England sends Michael Buchanan, DE, $598,403 (-$26,806) and 3-096 to Arizona for 3-092.
    New England sends 5-145 to Detroit for Theo Riddick, RB, $607,750 (-$45,500).
    New England sends James White, RB, $609,272 (-$297,816) and Tyler Gaffney, RB, $435,000 ($0) to Jacksonville for 6-164.
    New England sends Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, $1,580,000 (-$180,000) to Cleveland for 5-158 and 6-186.
    New England sends 1-032 to Cleveland for Joe Haden, CB, $11,700,000 (-$12,800,000).
    New England sends Aaron Dobson, WR, $935,010 (-$436,680), Josh Boyce, WR, $525,000 ($0), Joe Vellano, DT, $585,000 ($0), Jerod Mayo, LB, $10,287,500 (-$6,000,000), Brandon Browner, CB, $5,500,000 ($0), and 3-092 to Buffalo for Kiko Alonso, LB, $1,172,837 (-$753,782).
    New England sends Kyle Arrington, CB, $4,625,000.00 (-$3,250,000.00) to Detroit for 5-145 and 7-202.
    New England sends 4-112 and 4-125 to Buffalo for 3-085.
    New England sends 5-145 and 5-158 to Buffalo for 4-125 and 7-218.
    ToddPhin, schisno, Finfangirl and 8 others like this.
  6. Vengeful Odin

    Vengeful Odin Norse Mod

    Dec 2, 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    Head Coach: Chip Kelly
    Offensive Coordinator: Marc Trestman
    Defensive Coordinator: Steve Spagnuolo
    Executive Vice President of Football Operations: Vengeful Odin

    Salary Cap Summary
    Allocated Salary (Including Tags): $141,658,936
    Allocated Dead Money: $6,338,223
    Total Cap Allocated: $147,997,159
    Cap Status: Under
    Current Roster Size: 53
    Roster Status: Good

    Team Philosophy

    "We're an equal opportunity scorer."
    Chip Kelly, describing his Offensive Philosophy.​

    This is where it all starts. Under Chip Kelly last season, the Philadelphia Eagles had a very productive offense, but after sitting down and talking about it with Chip, he stated in no uncertain terms that he wanted to “kick it into overdrive, mother****er.” (His words, not mine) At which pointed I realized that we would be going “full Chip Kelly.” (My words, not his) That aggressive philosophy set the tone for the approach we took on offense this offseason, especially as it pertained to our skill position players. We wanted to acquire as many different weapons as possible, to create the most dangerous offense in the NFL. At Wide Receiver, we have Jeremy Maclin and Torrey Smith as our 1 and 1A receiving options. We also have the talented Jordan Matthews operating out of the slot. At running back, we made a pair of splashy trades that brought in Matt Forte and Fred Jackson. Those two players put up nearly 3000 yards of offense last year – and are just as deadly catching the ball as they are running it. Team leader Brent Celek, who, according to Chip is “what a Philadelphia Eagle looks like,” is back at Tight End. Then we’ve got what Chip calls his “Undefinables,” which consists of guys like Darren Sproles, Zach Ertz, and Devin Hester, players who aren’t really running backs, tight ends, or wide receivers in the traditional sense of the word – they’re guys that can and will be lined up anywhere and everywhere in the formation. Making all of this go – and, if Chip has his way, go “really ****ing fast,” is Marcus Marota, whom we acquired with the #1 overall pick. He’ll be protected by one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. As for what we will run offensively, you should know the drill by now – lots of spread and read option concepts, dating back to Chip’s time in Oregon. That doesn’t mean we’re going to simply try and pass all the time – that’s not really Mariota’s strong suit (and he’s a rookie, anyway, which historically isn’t that great if they’re primarily passing) – we’ve got more than enough talent in the backfield and up front to go smash mouth if we need to, so don’t be surprised when we run the ball down someone’s throat. New Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman will have a lot of input – like Chip, he’s one of those forward thinkers – and I’m confident that between the two of them we will be able to make things happen offensively. In fact, it’s my belief that we will be among the best offenses in the NFL when all is said and done.

    "We're from Philadelphia and we fight."
    Chip Kelly, describing the attitude of his Defense. ​

    The primary reason Chip and I hired Steve Spagnuolo to be our Defensive Coordinator is because we like that he is both aggressive and proactive at the same time. Spags is known for rotating and blitzing his linemen, perhaps most famously against Tom Brady in the Super Bowl a few years back. He isn’t a one trick pony though. If things aren’t working defensively, he’s willing to change it up and try something different. The plan, for now, is to keep the 3-4 while introducing elements of the 4-3 into the front 7 of the defense. (Because let’s be honest, these are simplified nomenclatures anyway and not really representative of what we are or aren’t going to do on defense) Brandon Graham will be asked to do a lot this season; he’s going to be used similarly to Strahan and Osi in New York. Other players, like Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, and Stephen Tulloch will be moved around in an effort to create mismatches – I can’t wait to see what Cox does as a penetrating UT when we go into a pin-your-ears-back pass rushing scenario. We’ll also go heavy at times, bringing in Benny Logan to anchor things at nose, with the underrated Cedric Thornton lined up as a 4 or 5 technique on the strong side of the formation. You can expect to see a deep rotation among the defensive line, and it’s possible that you could see anywhere from 8 to 10 defensive linemen active and used on gameday. In the secondary we will primarily play press coverage, as we feel that’s the strength of all of our corners on the roster. (It also puts more pressure on the opposing offense) That said, there will be times where we’ll move to zone, and also some instances where we utilize elements of both press and man, depending on the situation of the game and personnel on the field. Both safeties are capable of playing at the line of scrimmage, but can also cover down the field. We have a lot of players who offer a ton of versatility and talent on defense – we’re confident Spags is the guy to maximize their potential.

    A Word on Special Teams

    Teams often neglect paying attention to the third component of the game, Special Teams. Chip and I both agreed that this was an area that we wanted to be aggressive in – we already had a dynamic returner in Darren Sproles, and the makings of a very solid unit with Long Snapper Jon Dorenbos (who went to the Pro Bowl this year) and Kicker Cody Parkey. We also looked closely at our kick coverage units. We’re confident that Bryan Braman will step in as the primary gunner on our coverage units in place of James Casey. Still, we wanted to get better, and were able to do so very late in the process, signing Special Teams Pro Bowler Darrell Stuckey. Now we have two players who we are confident can wreak havoc on special teams. We also went out and signed Shane Lechler, who may be the best punter of this generation, and we traded for Devin Hester, who may be the best pure returner of this and any other generation. We don’t want to give too much away, but our plan is to use Hester primarily on punt return duties, while Sproles handles kickoffs. That said, don’t be surprised if you see both of them back as returners from time to time, forcing teams to pick their poison on who they are going to have to kick to. Chip has some ideas on implementing some clever wrinkles during kick and punt returns. We now have arguably the most dynamic special teams unit in the NFL.

    Team Roster

    Trade / Free Agent / Draft

    • Barkley, Matt - QB - $736,757 ($248,514)
    • Fajardo, Cody - QB - $446,474 ($0)
    • Mariota, Marcus - QB - $4,064,636 ($0)
    • Forte, Matt - RB - $9,200,000 ($1,000,000)
    • Jackson, Fred - RB - $2,581,258 ($0)
    • James, LaMichael - RB - $510,000 ($0)
    • Polk, Chris - RB - $1,390,000 ($1,390,000)
    • Sproles, Darren - RB - $4,100,000 ($3,500,000)
    • Celek, Brent - TE - $4,800,000 ($0)
    • Dickson, Ed - TE - $510,000 ($0)
    • Ertz, Zach - TE - $1,467,054 ($1,457,273)
    • Hester, Devin - WR - $3,708,333 ($1,666,667)
    • Huff, Josh - WR - $663,986 ($416,958)
    • Maclin, Jeremy - WR - $17,302,472 ($17,302,472)
    • Maehl, Jeff - WR - $510,000 ($0)
    • Matthews, Jordan - WR - $1,124,834 ($2,084,568)
    • Smith, Torrey - WR - $13,000,000 ($13,000,000)
    Offensive Linemen
    • Ijalana, Ben - OL - $510,000 ($0)
    • Kelce, Jason - C - $4,400,000 ($7,800,000)
    • Molk, David - C - $585,000 ($0)
    • Mathis, Evan - LG - $6,500,000 ($2,000,000)
    • McQuistan, Paul - LG - $510,000 ($0)
    • Johnson, Lane - LT - $5,414,483 ($6,409,310)
    • Peters, Jason - LT - $9,050,000 ($8,000,000)
    • Tomlinson, Laken - RG - $594,375 ($0)
    • Gardner, Andrew - RT - $800,000 ($5,000)
    Defensive Linemen
    • Cox, Fletcher - 34DE - $3,258,563 ($3,258,563)
    • Hart, Taylor - 34DE - $563,878 ($161,634)
    • Allen, Beau - 34DT - $525,562 ($46,686)
    • Logan, Bennie - 34DT - $818,523 ($342,046)
    • Curry, Vinny - DE - $1,076,038 ($224,878)
    • Thornton, Cedric - DT - $2,300,000 ($2,300,000)
    Edge Defenders
    • Braman, Bryan - 34OLB - $1,600,000 ($300,000)
    • Clarke, Will - 43DE - $656,345 ($409,035)
    • Pace, Calvin - 34OLB - $1,500,000 ($1,500,000)
    • Bair, Brandon - 43DE - $510,000 ($0)
    • Graham, Brandon - 43DE - $10,500,000 ($10,500,000)
    • Smith, Za'Darius - 43DE - $546,300 ($0)
    • Kendricks, Mychal - 43OLB - $1,414,141 ($418,081)
    • Acho, Emmanuel - ILB - $585,000 ($0)
    • Tulloch, Stephen - ILB - $5,800,000 ($2,600,000)
    • Matthews, Casey - LB - $510,000 ($0)
    • Boykin, Brandon - CB - $761,367 ($101,367)
    • Golson, Senquez - CB - $565,300 ($0)
    • Robey, Nickell - CB - $587,334 ($2,334)
    • Walls, Darrin - CB - $510,000 ($0)
    • Watkins, Jaylen - CB - $634,257 ($372,771)
    • Jenkins, Malcolm - S - $5,666,666 ($3,333,334)
    • Parker, Ron - S - $4,250,000 ($4,250,000)
    • Stuckey, Darrell - FS - $510,000 ($0)
    Special Teams
    • Parkey, Cody - K - $510,000 ($0)
    • Lechler, Shane - P - $510,000 ($0)
    • Dorenbos, Jon - LS - $510,000 ($0)
    Practice Squad
    • Barner, Kenjon - RB
    • Murphy, Will - WR
    • Paulson, David - TE
    • Kellikipi, Wade - DL
    • Kaddu, Josh - LB
    • Malone, Derrick - LB
    • Mitchell, Terrance - CB
    • Hill, Troy - CB
    • Pleasant, Eddie - S
    • Dargan, Erick - S

    Projected Starting Lineups & Training Camp Depth Charts



    For us, it’s all about versatility. On both offense and defense, you should expect to see a myriad of formations and personnel. Because of this, we haven’t grouped our folks together into traditional depth charts. There will be times during the course of the game where multiple players from the same personnel grouping will be on the field at the same time, in all phases of the game.

    Offensive Depth Chart – Start of Camp
    • Quarterback: Marcus Mariota | Matt Barkley | Cody Fajardo
    • RB: Matt Forte | Fred Jackson | Chris Polk | LaMichael James
    • 3rd Down Back: Darren Sproles | Fred Jackson | Matt Forte | LaMichael James
    • Goal Line / Short Yardage Back: Matt Forte | Chris Polk
    • WR 1: Torrey Smith | Devin Hester
    • WR 2: Jeremy Maclin | Josh Huff
    • WR 3: Josh Matthews | Jeff Maehl
    • Move TE: Zach Ertz | Ed Dickson
    • Blocking TE: Brent Celek | Ed Dickson
    • LT: Jason Peters | Lane Johnson
    • LG: Evan Mathis | Paul McQuistan
    • C: Jason Kelce | David Molk
    • RG: Laken Tomlinson | Ben Ijalana
    • RT: Lane Johnson | Andrew Gardner
    Defensive Depth Chart – Start of Camp
    • UT: Fletcher Cox | Vinny Curry | Will Clarke | Za’Darius Smith
    • NT: Benny Logan | Beau Allen
    • 34 DE: Cedric Thornton | Fletcher Cox | Taylor Hart | Will Clarke | Za’Darius Smith
    • Edge Rusher: Brandon Graham | Calvin Pace | Vinny Curry | Will Clarke | Za’Darius Smith | Brandon Bair | Bryan Braman
    • ILB: Stephen Tulloch | Mychal Kendricks | Emmanuel Acho | Casey Matthews
    • 43 OLB: Mychal Kendricks | Casey Matthews | Emmanuel Acho
    • Boundary CB: Darrin Walls | Senquez Golson | Brandon Boykin | Jaylen Watkins
    • Slot CB: Brandon Boykin | Nickell Robey
    • FS: Malcom Jenkins | Darrell Stuckey
    • SS: Ron Parker | Malcom Jenkins
    Special Teams
    • Gunners: Bryan Braman | Darrell Stuckey
    • K: Cody Parkley
    • P: Shane Lechler
    • LS: Jon Dorenbos
    • KR: Darren Sproles | Devin Hester | Josh Huff
    • PR: Devin Hester | Darren Sproles | Josh Huff

    Advanced Statistics

    After my initial hiring, I sat down with Chip and had a lengthy meeting on the status of the roster and cap. Our approach was to evaluate and track our core players against our trades, free agent signings, and draft pick, with the goal of preserving continuity. To accomplish this, we tracked the makeup of the roster using a couple different methodologies.


    When you look at this graph, you can see that we made a big effort to focus on continuity, as 24 out of 53 players were on roster at the end of last season. We also signed 19 Free Agents. This may sound like a lot, but keep in mind that 8 of those 19 Free Agents were actually on the roster last year – which means from a continuity standpoint we actually kept over 60% of the roster intact.


    This second graph breaks down the cap by acquisition type – as you can see, Free Agency and the existing roster make up the bulk of our cap, which shouldn’t be all that surprising, considering that they also make up the bulk of our roster.


    The third graph is probably my favorite, as it shows our team focuses from a monetary perspective. Because we were committed to the concept of either keeping Nick Foles or trading for Marcus Mariota, that meant we were able to keep our overall QB costs extremely low – less than 6 million dollars total. This represents a significant savings in this area, as there are 21 individual quarterbacks making more than 6 million dollars a year. Guys like Romo and Brees are actually making over 4 times that amount. Having a cheap starting QB on the roster allowed us to spend in areas that were a bit more “fun” – at least if your name is Chip Kelly and you coach in Philadelphia. It’s a big reason why we were able to dedicate 43% of our cap on what we’ve classified as “Weapons,” which includes running backs, receivers, and tight ends. Starting a rookie QB, we wanted to give Mariota as many options and as much support as possible from the skill positions. The other big expense was the offensive line – but that’s necessary when you’re drafting a rookie QB #1 overall, unless you want to turn him into David Carr. On defense, not surprisingly, the big costs were Edge Defenders and the Secondary, as these are premium positions and require a bit of extra spending.

    Key Acquisitions


    There are some teams who have a tremendous volume of trades, and while that may work for those teams and those GMs, that just isn’t our style. One of the reasons I was hired was of the philosophy I outlined in my initial interview – I wanted us to make thoughtful deliberate moves designed to improve our team. Because of this, we only made a total of 10 total trades this offseason. Here are a couple of the highlights:

    • PHILADELPHIA sends 4.116 to ATLANTA for Devin Hester, WR, $3,708,333 (-$1,666,667): Let’s get this out of the way first. Devin Hester is most likely a future Hall of Famer as a Returner. If you have the opportunity to add someone like that to your special teams unit, you do it. Especially at the cost of a mid-round pick. The plan from the outset with Hester was to use him as a #3/#4 WR in our offense, and pair him with Sproles on both kick and punt returns to put pressure on the opposing coverage units.
    • PHILADELPHIA sends Marcus Smith, LB, $1,772,523 (-$4,897,569) to DETROIT for Stephen Tulloch, LB, $5,800,000 (-$2,600,000): Smith was an underperformer as a rookie, and not a great fit for what Spags wants to do on defense. We decided we wanted to move on. We also discussed what to do with DeMeco Ryans, who is coming off of an Achilles injury. We ended up deciding to trade Smith for Stephen Tulloch, which in turn allowed us to cut Ryan with no cap ramifications. Tulloch is one of the most underrated players in the NFL when healthy. When healthy are the key words there - the obvious concern is the ACL injury with Tulloch, but we felt that his injury was significantly less of a risk than rehabbing an Achilles injury. We got younger and cheaper at ILB, with a less risky injury rehab in the process – that’s a win.
    • PHILADELPHIA sends LeSean McCoy, RB, $11,950,000 (-$4,400,000) and 6.180 to BUFFALO for Fred Jackson, RB, $2,581,258 ($0), Nickell Robey, CB, $587,334 (-$2,334), and 5.147: By the time this trade went down, we had already had some preliminary discussions with Jacksonville surrounding the #1 pick. Chip and I knew that we needed some cap flexibility, because if we were able to procure #1 overall and draft Mariota, he was going to need weapons to throw to – which in turn meant that we needed cap space to be competitive in the always expensive Wide Receiver free agency market. We were able to pick up Fred Jackson, who we feel fits our offense perfectly, while adding depth at corner, dropping significant cap, and also moving up in the draft. A no-brainer, really.
    • JACKSONVILLE sends 1.001, 2.048, 3.095, and 5.157 acquiring Nick Foles, QB, $815,880 (-$135,880), Connor Barwin, LB, $7,000,000 (-$1,800,000), 1.008, and 5.148; PHILADELPHIA sends Nick Foles, QB, $815,880 (-$135,880), Connor Barwin, LB, $7,000,000 (-$1,800,000), 1.020, 4.110, and 5.148 acquiring 1.001 and 3.095; SAN FRANCISCO sends 1.008 acquiring 1.020, 2.048, 4.110, and 5.157: Our entire offseason lead up to this moment, as we pulled the trigger to move up to #1 overall. As I mentioned in the draft thread, Chip stated – maybe demanded is a better word – that we go up to get Mariota – and the thing you have to understand about Chip is that when he wants something, he makes it happen. Our pre-draft evaluation had lead us to believe that we’d have to go to #1 to get Mariota, and while this was a steep trade to make, we felt it was worth it. You should have been in the war room after we pulled this one off. High fives all the way around. We feel that this is a potential franchise-defining move that netted us our QB for the next 10 to 15 years. Given the assets involved, one could argue that this is among the biggest trades in GML history.
    • PHILADELPHIA sends 2.052 and 3.084 to TENNESSEE for Matt Forte, RB, $9,200,000 (-$1,000,000) and 3.074: This was the feather in our cap – after retaining Jeremy Maclin, signing Torrey Smith, and drafting Mariota, it was time to go “full Chip Kelly” on offense. So we made the ballsy trade to pick up Matt Forte, who we consider one of the top 5 running backs currently playing in the NFL. This was providence; Forte is a great fit for us offensively, and has a great relationship with Marc Trestman our offensive coordinator, whom he is very familiar with due to their time together in Chicago. Losing a second rounder was tough, but we were able to move up in the third to help offset that loss.

    Free Agent Signings

    In the past, I’ve tried to spread the money around to our Free Agents, attempting to sign 5 to 7 moderately priced players. Invariably what happens is that some other GM gets wise to my tactics and engages in unfair price gouging. This year, with some prodding from Chip, I took a more deliberative approach, opting to “go big our go home,” as our cap limitations meant that we could focus only on a couple of targets, anyway. Once again the concept of continuity was a key driver. Here are some of the highlights:

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR (Franchised): Maclin was Philadelphia’s #1 receiver last year. Franchising him created challenge for us financially, but for the sake of continuity (there’s that word again), we felt that it was important for us to bring him back. While we like Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff quite a bit, we didn’t think they were quite ready for primetime, and Maclin had already proven he could perform at a high level.
    • Torrey Smith, WR: After trading away McCoy, we had the cap flexibility that we needed to go out and get Smith, who was arguably the best wide receiver on the market at the time. As mentioned, we had already begun negotiations around the #1 pick, so we felt it important to have a true #1A (Maclin) and #1B (Smith) for Mariota, provided we were actually able to land him. On the other hand, should we be unable to land Mariota, then we had the makings of a very solid Wide Receiver core, which wasn’t a bad consolation prize, especially in this league.
    • Brandon Graham, Edge Defender (Resigned): We also couldn’t neglect the defense, and we wanted a marquee signing on that side of the ball. Spagnuolo was the one who actually asked me to begin the resign process with Graham, as he was intrigued by being able to move him around using both 3-4 and 4-3 concepts. Chip and I were on board, as it made sense for us to resign a guy that was on the team last season in an effort to … wait for it … preserve continuity.
    • Ron Parker, SS: Malcom Jenkins was solid last year, but the rest of the Eagles secondary needed to be made over in the worst way. Our philosophy was to start at the inside out at safety position, with an experienced but under-the-radar player, which has been a typical approach used by Spags in the past to great success. We were able to bring in Parker, who did a great job filling in for Eric Berry in Kansas City last season, on a reasonable salary and in a starting role.
    • LaMichael James, RB, Jeff Mahel, WR, Ed Dickson, TE, Brandon Bair, Edge Defender, Casey Matthews, LB: I only bring these players up because Chip is forcing me to – and he wants to point out that, although all of these players played for him at Oregon, there is no favoritism here. These players were all brought in on veteran minimum “prove it” deals, and if they don’t cut it during training camp they will be gone. (His words not mine) I guess Chip thinks there is an award for signing the most players for Oregon. That would explain why our Practice Squad is completely comprised of former Ducks. Or maybe he’s just upset that he was only able to draft Mariota. Speaking of the draft …

    2015 Draft Class


    For us, the draft was always about that #1 overall pick. It was a great feeling in the war room – almost euphoric – when the trade was approved and we were officially on the clock. The rest of our draft went quite well, as we were able to shore up some key areas – and while they may not be the most glamorous picks, we are quite happy with the results.

    • Round 1 Pick 1 (from Tampa Bay via Denver via Jacksonville): Marcus Mariota, QB – Mariota will take over the starting QB role from day 1. We’re handing him the keys to a Ferrari of an offense, with playmakers all over the field. Mariota timed out as the fasted QB at the Combine in Indianapolis, so we’re pretty sure he’s up to the task. We’re gonna go fast.
    • Round 3 Pick 75 (from New Orleans via Cincinnati): Laken Tomlinson, OG – One of the top guards available in the class, we were happy that he was available in the middle of round 3. Schematically a very good fit for us, he will start immediately at RG. Raw with potential, and a terrific personal story as well.
    • Round 3 Pick 95 (from Seattle via San Diego via Jacksonville): Senquez Golson, CB – CB was a very difficult position for us to fill this season, as the top veterans all received overpriced contracts. We turned instead to the draft, and came up with Golson, an undersized prospect who should be able to play boundary in our scheme. Will compete for a starting role.
    • Round 4 Pick 112 (from Cleveland via New England via Buffalo via Cincinnati via Tampa Bay): Za'Darius Smith, DL – A poor man’s Michael Bennett, Smith will play DT, 43 DE, and possibly even dabble at 34 DE and OLB for us. A good backup that can spend time behind Calvin Pace. Like Tomlinson, has loads of upside as he hasn’t been playing the game that long.
    • Round 7 Pick 224 (from Atlanta via Denver via Tennessee via Cincinnatti): Cody Fajardo, QB: We like Fajardo as a long term project. He was one of the most productive college players in history, passing for 9000 yards and running for another 3000. We are hoping he can develop into a solid #2, should anything happen to Mariota down the road.


    I’ve been a part of this league in some form or another, 5 of the last 6 years or so. I can honestly say that this is the most talented team I’ve ever assembled. Offensively this team should be among the best in the entire NFL. I’ve given Chip Kelly and Marc Trestman one of the best offenses in the NFL to work with. Both of the running backs and all three wide receivers are capable of putting up over 1000 yards of total offense. Defensively, we retain a lot of talent up among the front 7. Steve Spagnuolo will be playing an aggressive scheme that should help overcome any potential shortcomings, and we would not be surprised if 4 or 5 players end up approaching double digit sacks. Don’t sleep on our special teams unit, which includes two of the most dangerous returners in the NFL, as well as Pro Bowl caliber players at kicker, long snapper and punter. There are no holes here. Facing this team should be a seriously frightening proposition. Good luck.

    Oh and one last thing from Chip. “Quack Quack Mother****ers.”
    ToddPhin, schisno, Finfangirl and 5 others like this.
  7. schisno

    schisno Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Buffalo Bills Roster

    General Manager: Scott Hisno

    Head Coach: Jim Caldwell
    Offensive Coordinator: Ron Prince | Defensive Coordinator: Alan Williams

    Offensive Assistant Coaches
    Quarterbacks Coach: Curtis Painter
    Wide Receivers Coach: Aaron Moorehead
    Tight Ends Coach: Greg Adkins
    Running Backs Coach: Tyrone Wheatley
    Offensive Line Coach: Pat Morris

    Defensive Assistant Coaches
    Defensive Line Coach: Kris Kocurek
    Linebackers Coach: Matt Raich
    Cornerbacks Coach: Tony Oden
    Safeties Coach: Donnie Henderson

    I put a team together.

    Quarterbacks [$3,792,247 ($6,265,715)]
    EJ Manuel $2,423,264 ($5,250,405)
    Geno Smith $1,368,983 ($1,015,310) *Trade
    Bryce Petty (Baylor) $556,106 *Rookie

    Wide Receivers [$23,522,713 ($25,611,945)]
    Robert Woods $1,327,301 ($959,734)
    Sammy Watkins $4,530,819 ($16,310,948)
    Chris Hogan $585,000 *ERFA
    Aaron Dobson $935,010 ($436,680) *Trade
    Andre Johnson $16,144,583 ($7,319,583) *Trade

    Vince Mayle (Washington State) $460,966 *Rookie
    Dres Anderson (Utah) $446,474 *Rookie

    Tight Ends [ $4,049,793 ($3,479,586)]
    Garrett Graham $1,500,000 ($1,500,000) *FA
    Marcedes Lewis $1,950,000 ($1,950,000) *FA

    Ben Koyack (Notre Dame) $552,563 *Rookie

    Running Backs [ $13,776,666 ($4,733,334)]
    LeSean McCoy $11,950,000 ($4,400,000) *Trade
    David Cobb (Minnesota) $553,607 *Rookie
    Josh Robinson (Mississippi State) *Rookie

    Offensive Line [$3,163,646 ($2,484,314)]
    Cordy Glenn $1,548,012 ($494,578)
    Cyrus Kouandjio $1,092,914 ($1,951,576)
    Seantrel Henderson $522,720 ($38,160)
    Cyril Richardson $558,000 ($144,000)
    Kraig Urbik $3,750,000 ($1,400,000)
    Eric Wood $6,650,000 ($5,400,000)
    James Carpenter $3,500,000 ($3,500,000) *FA
    Tyler Sambrailo (Colorado State) $554,250 *Rookie

    Defensive Line [$23,556,467 ($14,390,759)]
    Chris Clemons $1,750,000 ($1,950,000) *FA
    Mario Williams $19,400,000 ($12,400,000)
    Kyle Williams $6,400,000 ($950,000)
    Marcell Dareus $8,060,000 ($0)
    Stefan Charles $585,000 ($0)
    Jonathan Massaquoi - $702,215 ($42,215) *Trade
    Malliciah Goodman - $684,252 ($198,544) *Trade

    Markus Golden (Missouri) $460,966 *Rookie
    Cedric Reed (Texas) $464,483 *Rookie
    Marcus Hardison (Arizona State) $481,250 *Rookie

    Linebacker [ $15,136,498 ($8,399,864)]
    Nigel Bradham $776,065 ($116,065)
    Preston Brown $702,000 ($486,000)
    Jerod Mayo $10,287,500 ($6,000,000) *Trade
    Emmanuel Lamur $1,750,000 ($1,750,000) *FA
    Ramik Wilson (Georgia) $553,172 *Rookie
    Alani Fua (BYU) $450,682 *Rookie

    Defensive Backs [$16,141,980 ($6,295,756)]
    Leodis McKelvin $4,900,000 ($2,000,000)
    Ron Brooks $760,135 ($100,135)
    Stephon Gilmore $3,844,957 ($3,844,957)
    Aaron Williams $3,900,000 ($9,700,000)
    Bacarri Rambo $585,000 ($0)
    Brandon Browner $5,500,000 ($0) *Trade
    Robert McClain $510,000 ($0) *FA
    Kurtis Drummond (Michigan State) $555,362 *Rookie
    Doran Grant (Ohio State) $484,500 *Rookie
    Ladarius Gunter (Miami [FL]) $454,670 *Rookie

    Special Teams [$3,921,250 ($2,028,750)]
    K Dan Carpenter $2,362,500 ($1,612,500)
    P Jon Ryan $510,000 ($510,000) *FA
    LS Garrison Sanborn $1,048,750 ($416,250)

    Dead Money [$2,757,294]
    TE Chris Gragg’s Dead Money ($29,586)
    RB Anthony Dixon's Dead Money ($333,334)
    OG Brian Winters’ Dead Money ($321,938)
    OG Peter Konz’s Dead Money ($262,473)
    OG Chris Williams' Dead Money ($1,312,500)
    LB Randell Johnson's Dead Money ($47,799)
    CB Ross Cockrell's Dead Money ($350,664)
    SS Jonathan Meeks’ Dead Money ($99,000)

    Buffalo Bills Depth Chart


    QB - Geno Smith | EJ Manuel | Bryce Petty |
    WR - Sammy Watkins | Vince Mayle |
    WR - Andre Johnson | Robert Woods | Aaron Dobson |
    WR - Chris Hogan | Dres Anderson |
    TE - Garrett Graham | Marcedes Lewis | Ben Koyack |
    FB - Ben Koyack | Josh Robinson |
    HB - LeSean McCoy | David Cobb | Josh Robinson |

    LT - Cordy Glenn | Cyrus Kouandjio |
    LG - James Carpenter | Cyril Richardson |
    C - Eric Wood | Kraig Urbik |
    RG - Kraig Urbik | Tyler Sambrailo |
    RT - Seantrel Henderson | Tyler Sambrailo |


    LDE - Chris Clemons | Malliciah Goodman | Cedric Reed
    LDT - Marcel Dareus | Marcus Hardison |
    RDT - Kyle Williams | Stefan Charles |
    RDE - Mario Williams | Jonathan Massaquoi | Markus Golden

    SLB - Nigel Bradham | Emmanuel Lamur | Alani Fua |
    MLB - Jerod Mayo | Ramik Wilson | Alani Fua|
    WLB - Preston Brown | Markus Golden |
    NLB - Emmanuel Lamur

    LCB - Stephon Gilmore | Doran Grant |
    RCB - Leodis McKelvin | Brandon Browner |
    NCB - Ron Brooks | Ladarius Gunter |
    DCB - Robert McClain

    SS - Bacarri Rambo | Brandon Browner | Ladarius Gunter
    FS - Aaron Williams | Kurtis Drummond |

    Special Teams

    H - Jon Ryan | Bryce Petty |
    K - Dan Carpenter
    P - Jon Ryan

    LS - Garrison Sanborn
    KR - Dres Anderson
    PR - Leodis McKelvin

    Key Offseason Trades

    February 8, 2015
    Bills accquire:
    QB Geno Smith $1,368,983 (1,015,310)
    OG Brian Winters $778,969 (321,938)
    Pick #101

    Jets accquire:
    CB Corey Graham $4,300,000 (3,000,000)
    Pick #178


    February 10, 2015
    Bills acquire:
    WR - Andre Johnson $16,144,583 ($7,319,583)

    Texans acquire:
    S Duke Williams $702,563 ($235,126)
    WR Deonte Thompson $660,000 ($0)
    Pick #129


    March 1, 2015
    Bills acquire:
    WR Aaron Dobson $935,010 ($436,680)
    WR Josh Boyce $525,000 ($0)
    DT Joe Vellano $585,000 ($0) *Trade
    LB Jerod Mayo $10,287,500 ($6,000,000) *Trade
    CB Brandon Browner $5,500,000 ($0) *Trade
    Pick #92

    Patriots acquire:
    LB Kiko Alonso $1,172,837 ($753,782)


    March 4, 2015
    Bills acquire:
    RB LeSean McCoy $11,950,000 ($4,400,000)
    Pick #180

    Eagles acquire:
    RB Fred Jackson $2,581,258 ($0)
    CB sends Nickell Robey $587,334 ($2,334)
    Pick #147


    March 14, 2015
    Bills acquire:
    C Peter Konz - $1,141,827 ($262,473)
    DE Jonathan Massaquoi - $702,215 ($42,215)
    DE Malliciah Goodman - $684,252 ($198,544)

    Falcons acquire:
    Pick #180

    Free Agent Class
    TE Garrett Graham $1,500,000 ($1,500,000)
    TE Marcedes Lewis $1,950,000 ($1,950,000)
    OG James Carpenter $3,500,000 ($3,500,000)
    DE Chris Clemons $1,750,000 ($1,950,000)
    LB Emmanuel Lamur $1,750,000 ($1,750,000)
    CB Robert McClain $510,000 ($0)
    P Jon Ryan $510,000 ($510,000)

    2015 Draft Class
    #099 - QB Bryce Petty, Baylor
    #100 - S Kurtis Drummon, Michigan State
    #101 - OT Tyler Sambrailo, Colorado State
    #102 - RB David Cobb, Minnesota
    #103 - LB Ramik Wilson, Georgia
    #104 - TE Ben Koyack, Notre Dame
    #138 - CB Doran Grant, Ohio State
    #149 - DT Marcus Hardison, Arizona State
    #158 - RB Josh Robinson, Mississippi State
    #159 - DE Markus Golden, Missouri
    #165 - DE Cedric Reed, Texas
    #179 - WR Vince Mayle, Washington State
    #COE - CB Ladarius Gunter, Miami (FL)
    #199 - LB Alani Fua, (BYU)
    #COH - WR Dres Anderson, Utah

    Practice Squad
    RB Malcolm Brown, Texas
    RB Dominique Brown, Louisville
    WR Kyle Prater, Northwestern
    WR Andre Davis, South Florida
    OL Dallas Lewallen, Wisconsin
    CB Julian Wilson, Oklahoma
    CB Damian Swann, Georgia
    S Braylon Webb, Missouri
    P Kyle Christy, Florida
    K Sam Ficken, Penn State
  8. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Hamilton, Ontario Canada
    Dallas Cowboys:

    -Team Focus: Keep a strong power running game while overhauling the putrid Dallas defense in the face of a very tight Dallas cap.

    Awards focus:
    -OL of the year. Took the #1 OL and improved it with a hall of fame guard and solid depth.
    Tyron Smith LT $13,039,000 (-$19,039,000)
    Marshal Yanda LG $8,450,000 (-$3,540,328) Via trade w/Ravens
    Travis Frederick C $1,873,644 (-$2,717,740)
    Zack Martin RG $2,038,136 (-$7,337,289)
    Anthony Collins RT $6,000,000 ($0) Thrice traded
    Jason Fox OT $510,000
    Samson Satele C $750k
    Fernando Velasco OL $750k

    -Trade of the Year candidates #1 & #2:
    #1)Dallas Cowboys Acquire:
    DE Malik Jackson: 713,403 (53,403)

    Cincinnati Bengals Acquire:
    Ryan Davis 43DE $585,000 ($0) ERFA

    Denver Broncos Acquire:
    LB Vincent Rey $2,600,000 ($0)

    Acquired young, ascending LE star for the Bronco's who can slide inside on passing downs for Ryan Davis in a 3 way trade. Acquired Davis for spare DB pieces Barry Church and a fringe CB and then flipped Davis for Jackson.
    #2)Dallas Cowboys Acquire:
    Donte Whitner, S - $6,750,000 ($6,750,000)

    The NY J-E-T-S Acquire:
    Sean Lee ILB $5,450,000 (-$9,800,000)
    Round 6 - Pick 170

    Acquire All Pro safety to mentor my young DB's for frequently injured Sean Lee.

    Round 1 - Pick 22 $1,514,745 CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
    Round 2 - Pick 38 $970,442 WR Devin Smith, Ohio St.
    Round 2 - Pick 63 $646,802 CB Byron Jones, Connecticut
    Round 3 - Pick 71 $600,625 DT Xavier Cooper, Washington St.
    Round 4 - Pick 119 $540,027 LB Ben Heeney, Kansas
    Round 5 - Pick 155 $479,125 TE Rory 'Busta' Anderson, South Carolina
    Round 5 - COB $471,140 OLB Jordan Hicks, Texas
    Round 7 - COK $446,474 CB Justin Coleman, Tennessee
    Round 7 - COO $446,474 RB Michael Dyer, Louisville



    Tony Romo QB $27,773,000 (-$37,408,000)
    Dustin Vaughan QB $510,000 ($0)

    Running Backs:

    Eddie Lacy RB $925,203 ($423,604) -trade w/Green Bay
    Joseph Randle RB $632,220 (-$94,440)
    Lance Dunbar RB $1,390,000.00 (-$1,390,000.00) Right of First Refusal Tag
    Michael Dyer RB $446,474 Drafted Round 7 Pick COO

    Wide Receivers:

    Devin Smith WR $970,442 Drafted Round 2 - Pick 38
    Terrance Williams WR $779,868 (-$309,736)
    Cole Beasley WR $2,300,000.00 (-$2,300,000.00) ROFR & Second Round Compensation RFA TAG
    Nate Washington WR $510,000 Free Agent Signing
    Dontrelle Inman WR $750k
    Devin Street WR $560,493 (-$151,479)

    Tight Ends:

    Brandon Myers TE 1,166,666 (333,334)
    James Hanna TE $686,213 (-$26,213)
    Rory 'Busta' Anderson TE $479,125 Drafted Round 5 - Pick 155

    Big Uglies:

    Tyron Smith LT $13,039,000 (-$19,039,000)
    Marshal Yanda LG $8,450,000 (-$3,540,328) Via trade w/Ravens
    Travis Frederick C $1,873,644 (-$2,717,740)
    Zack Martin RG $2,038,136 (-$7,337,289)
    Anthony Collins RT $6,000,000 ($0) Thrice traded
    Jason Fox OT $510,000
    Samson Satele C $750k
    Fernando Velasco OL $750k
    Darrion Weems G/T $585,000.00 (-$585,000.00) Exclusive Rights Signed

    Defensive Line:

    Quinton Dial DT/NT - $630,413 ($90,826) Via Trade w/49'ers
    Malik Jackson 43DE 713,403 (53,403) Via Trade w/Broncos
    Tyrone Crawford 43DT $828,813 (-$143,813)
    Xavier Cooper 43DT $600,625 Drafted Round 3 - Pick 71
    Jeremy Mincey 43DE $1,750,000 (-$450,000)
    Demarcus Lawrence 43DE $1,251,511 (-$2,893,929)
    Derrick Shelby 43DT $510,000 Free Agent Signing
    Jack Crawford DE $660,000 $0
    Chris Whaley DT $511,666 (-$3,334)
    Ben Gardner 43DE $449,793 (-$44,379)


    Rolando McClain MLB $11,300,000 Free Agent Signing
    Telvin Smith WLB $562,763 (-$158,289)
    Jordan Hicks SLB $471,140 Drafted Round 5 - COB
    Ben Heeney MLB $540,027 Drafted Round 4 - Pick 119
    Kyle Wilber SLB $769,805 (-$109,805)
    Cameron Lawrence 43WLB ERFA TAG $585,000 (-$585,000)


    Kevin Johnson CB $1,514,745 Drafted Round 1 - Pick 22
    Byron Jones CB $646,802 Drafted Round 2 - Pick 63
    Sterling Moore CB $2,300,000.00 (-$2,300,000.00) ROFR & Second Round Compensation RFA TAG
    Josh Wilson CB $510,000
    Justin Bethel CB $688,556 ($28,556) 2* Special Teams Pro Bowler. Acquired via Trade w/ Cardinals
    Justin Coleman CB $446,474 Drafted in Round 7. COK Pick
    Darryl Roberts CB $420,000 UDFA Signing


    Donte Whitner, S - $6,750,000 (-$6,750,000) Twice Traded. Acquired In Trade w/ NY Jets
    JJ Wilcox S $751,517 (-$293,034 )
    Roman Harper S $1,800,000 (-$1,200,000) Via Trade w/ Panthers
    Kelcie McCray S $510,000 Free Agent Signing

    Special Teams:

    Josh Scobee K $510,000 Free Agent Signing
    Chris Jones P $1,390,000.00 (-$1,390,000.00) Right of First Refusal Tag
    Joe Cardona LS $420,000 UDFA Signing
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  9. Bdogtitan11

    Bdogtitan11 New Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    2015 Cincinnati Bengals

    GMs: Bdogtitan11 and Ashy Larry
    Coaches: HC Marvin Lewis, OC Hue Jackson, DC Paul Guenther

    “No matter how successful you are, change is always good. There can never be status quo. …You have to always be upgrading. Otherwise you’re ****ed. “ – Billy Beane, Oakland Athletics’ GM

    After spending our last two tours resuscitating the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars, Ashy Larry and I decided to embark on a different type of challenge. Instead of taking a terrible team and turning it into a playoff-caliber squad, we wanted to take a perennial playoff team and turn it into the best team in football.

    To us, the Cincinnati Bengals provided the perfect challenge: They were good, but far from great and had hit a wall. Simply stated, the Bengals, as constructed, had plateaued. With a mediocre to above average quarterback, an aging defense that was riddled with injuries and a handful of overpaid players bogging down our original roster, there were plenty of obstacles.

    In order to achieve our ultimate goal – fielding a team that could win a Super Bowl in each of the next several seasons while not completely mortgaging our future – we needed to significantly upgrade our quarterback spot, revamp most of the defense and create a team capable of winning in a variety of ways. The end result, we believe, was that we achieved all of our goals and unequivocally compiled the most impressive collection of talent in the league.

    First, we’d like to debunk a few misconceptions.
    1. Age. We’ve heard that the Bengals are betting on a veteran squad set on winning in the next few years, but we only have three starters (Drew Brees, Andrew Whitworth and James Ihedigbo) who are 30 or older. This is probably one of the younger teams around, especially on defense (average starter: 26 years old.)
    2. One-dimensional. The offense stands out because of the star power, but this team is not predicated simply on scoring points. We have top-end players entering the prime of their careers across the ball on defense, including one of the most imposing front sevens around.
    3. PFF. Based on our past performances in this league, it’s hopefully clear that we don’t rely solely on PFF. This team was built with chemistry and scheme fit in mind, but we will use PFF to help support our points. Sorry if that bothers anyone; it’s a tool that is ultimately part of the puzzle and is used by front-office execs and respected media members.

    Before and After

    2014 Total Offense PFF Grade: -10.2 (10[SUP]th[/SUP]
    Updated roster 2014 Total Offense PFF Grade: 138.8 (2[SUP]nd[/SUP])
    2014 Total Defense PFF Grade: -76.5 (29[SUP]th[/SUP])
    Updated roster 2014 Total Defense PFF Grade: 121.1 (2[SUP]nd[/SUP])
    2014 Bengals’ players receiving All-Pro votes: 3
    Updated 2014 Bengals’ players receiving All-Pro votes: 6

    *Bold denotes starter

    We wanted to field the most dynamic offense in the league. With Brees still playing at a very high level, Jeremy Hill already establishing himself as a Top 10 back, two elite wide outs in A.J. Green and Jordy Nelson, and a top-notch offensive line, it’s hard to find a more explosive yet balanced offense.

    QB Drew Brees $26,400,000 (-$14,800,000) (Trade W/ Saints)
    9x Pro Bowl 2013, 2014
    QB Charlie Whitehurst $1,000,000 ($1,000,000) (FA)
    QB AJ McCarron $555,413 (- $136,239)
    QB Chris Bonner $420,000 ($0) (UDFA)

    The last time Drew Brees missed the Pro Bowl was in 2007. He’s put up monster numbers his entire career but has never had a supporting cast like this. Steady and poised, Brees is a proven winner and has both the temperament and experience to guide a team deep into the postseason. …Charlie Whitehurst had a passer rating of 87 in 300+ snaps as a starter last season in Tennessee, so he’s a nice insurance policy if Brees were to go down (which is unlikely given that he’s missed just two games in the past decade.) …A.J. McCarron and Chris Bonner will vie for the third spot as developmental prospects, with the loser of that race likely being a candidate to be moved to the practice squad during the season.
    Noteworthy: At 36, Drew Brees is a year younger than Tom Brady was when he won a Super Bowl last season and a year younger than Peyton Manning was when he made it to the Super Bowl in 2013.

    Running back
    RB Jeremy Hill $853,091 (-$1,378,037)
    RB Danny Woodhead $2,5000 ($2,500,000) (Trade with Jets)
    RB/FB Juwan Thompson: 510,000 (0) (Trade with Broncos)
    Jeremy Hill is a workhorse. A bruising back, he led all rookies with 1,124 rushing yards last season. …Danny Woodhead replaces Gio Bernard as our capable third-down back. …Juwan Thompson (54 carries, 272 yards, 5.0 YPC, 3 TDs) is an intriguing slash player with the size and power to be a fullback but the quickness to be a poor-man’s Jeremy Hill. Adds some nice depth.
    Noteworthy: Jeremy Hill was 8[SUP]th[/SUP] in the NFL in rushing yards as a rookie…and didn’t record more than 30 snaps in a game until Week 8.

    Wide receiver
    WR AJ Green $10,176,000 ($0)
    4x Pro Bowl 2013, 2014
    WR Jordy Nelson 4,600,000 (-9,200,000)
    (Trade with Packers)
    Pro Bowl 2014, 3X PFF All-Pro
    WR Andre Holmes $750,000 ($750,000)
    WR Tre McBride $563,750 ($0) (Draft, 3rd)
    WR Tyrell Williams $420,000 ($0) (UDFA)

    A.J. Green
    on one side, Jordy Nelson on the other; defenses will have to pick their poison. Both are prolific players in their own right but bring vastly different skills to the table. We love their approach to the game and believe they will be perfect compliments to each other. …Slot WR Andrew Hawkins became expendable when we stole Andre Holmes in free agency. Holmes, 26, has combined for 1,124 yards the past two seasons and combines excellent deep speed with prototypical size (6-4, 210)…Tre McBride was a 3[SUP]rd[/SUP]-4[SUP]th[/SUP] round talent but slipped in the real draft because of a reputation as “diva.” On an offense filled with proven pros, this is as good a situation as any for him to thrive. ...Tyrell Williams has been described by pro coaches as a "freak of nature."
    Noteworthy: A.J. Green and Jord Nelson combined for 9,715 receiving yards in the past four seasons.

    Tight end/fullback
    TE Dwayne Allen $975,826 ($175,826) (Trade with Colts)
    TE Zach Miller $925,000 ($925,000) (FA)
    TE Brian Parker $420,000 UDFA
    FB Ryan Hewitt $513,333 (-$6,667)

    Dwayne Allen, 25, is one of the more promising young tight ends in all of football. Hampered by injuries in 2013, but combined for 916 yards and 11 touchdowns in ’12 and ’14. Plus run blocker in those two seasons. …Zach Miller is a reliable No. 2 tight end with nearly 4,000 career receiving yards, while Brian Parker is an unknown rookie we were really high on following the draft. …Ryan Hewitt is regarded as the best young FB in the NFL. We’re happy to carve out a role for him.
    Noteworthy: The only knock we’ve heard about Dwayne Allen has been his hands, but he’s caught 68.5 percent of catchable passes thrown his way in two full seasons, which is not great but far from terrible. Caught 71 percent of his passes when fully healthy as a rookie.

    Offensive line
    LT Jared Veldheer $8,500,000 ($8,000,000) (Trade w/ Cardinals)
    LG Clint Boling $9,000,000 ($9,000,000)
    OC AQ Shipley $1,500,000 ($1,500,000)
    RG Kevin Zeitler $2,400,427 (- $981,673)
    RT Andrew Whitworth $6,200,000 (- $1,000,000)

    2014 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] team All-Pro
    LT Tanner Hawkinson $630,606 (-$91,212)
    T/G Allen Barbre $510,000 ($) (FA)
    G/T Gary Williams $510,000 ($0) (FA)
    G John Miller $482,513 (Draft, 5th)
    This line is stellar from left to right. Jared Veldheer is a cornerstone at left tackle and Andrew Whitworth was moved to right tackle to prolong his career. These bookends are billed with protecting Brees and few teams have a tackle duo like this. We like that Whitworth can seamlessly slide over to LT if Veldheer gets hurt …Clint Boling and Kevin Zeitler have developed a ton of chemistry together the past couple of years and are one of the more underrated guard duos around. …AQ Shipley is a versatile player but we like him at center. …Allen Barbre projects to be a starter for Philadelphia this season and was a steal in free agency as he will serve as our reserve right tackle and a swing guard. …John Miller is a mauler who could start for a handful of teams as a rookie.
    Noteworthy: Our projected starters allowed 4 sacks and a total of 18 QB hurries in 2014…while all grading out positively as run blockers.

    Given that we quickly assembled a championship-caliber offense, we realized that we didn’t have time to see if injured starters like Geno Atkins and Vontaze Burfict could get back full strength. So we revamped an underperforming unit from front to back, bolstering our depth and star power across the ball. As Cincinnati has in the past, we’ll utilize a base 4-3 defense. With a slew of DBs, two supremely athletic LBs, and a versatile DL, we have an endless array of sub packages to utilize.

    Defensive end
    RE Carlos Dunlap $4,900,000 (-$4,800,000)
    LE Preston Smith ($595,969) (Draft, 3rd)
    LE Ryan Davis $585,000 ($0) (Trade, Cowbowys)
    RE Jared Allen $3,500,000 ($3,500,000)
    5x Pro Bowl

    DE Ryan Russell $420,000 ($0) (UDFA)

    Versatility was key among this group. We knew it would be hard to obtain a top-end pass rusher across from Carlos Dunlap (8 sacks, 19 QB hits), so we went the route of getting an eclectic slew of players. …Jared Allen has lost step at 33 but he still brings a ton of value as a rotational guy. He finished inside the Top 5 among 4-3 DEs in Stops (38), QB hits (20), Batted Passes (5) and tackles (39). Sacks are down (6), but he’s still more disruptive than most realize. …Ryan Davis (6-2, 260, 6.5 sacks in ’14) does a little bit of everything. He sets the edge extremely well as an end, but creates a ton of havoc when moved inside on pass-rushing downs. Last year, Davis had 8.1 quarterback pressures every time he rushed from inside the line and 9.5 disrupts every time he rushed from the edge. Basically, he gets to the quarterback from all over the place, can play any position across the line and will see an increased role in 2015 (so eff off, Todd). …Preston Smith (6-5, 271) reminds us of Davis but could be a little more athletic. A second-round pick in the real draft, he’s a steal who will contribute at some capacity. …Ryan Russell was another steal who was actually drafted in the fifth round. Excellent measurables but production dropped after Purdue moved to 3-4 defense his sophomore season. A project player.
    Noteworthy: Jared Allen dealt with pneumonia last offseason and lost 15 pounds. He finally regained his strength and had 4 sacks in final 8 games.

    Defensive tackle
    DT Kawann Short $1,262,819 (-$873,758) (Trade w Panthers)
    DT Muhammad Wilkerson $6,900,000 ($0)
    (Trade w Browns)
    2[SUP]nd[/SUP] team All Pro 2013, 2x PFF All-Pro
    DT John Hughes $510,000 ($0) (FA)
    DT Terrell McClain $510,000 ($0) (FA)

    Does it get much better than Kawann Short and Muhammad Wilkerson inside? Short doesn’t get much attention from casual fans, but he’s been a Top 15 defensive tackle in his first two years in the league and continues to get better and better. Really improved as a run defender in ’14 while also more than doubling his sack total. Wilkerson is being asked to move from a 3-4 to a 4-3, but will have similar responsibilities as a primary two-gap defender. Had six sacks in 2014 and is widely regarded as one of the best young defensive linemen in the NFL. … John Hughes was a late addition in free agency. He’s an excellent run defender and an ideal nose tackle with starting experience. …Terrell McClain is also stout against the run and could start in a pinch. ...All of these guys are adept at pushing the pocket and will routinely QBs to our relentless DEs.
    Noteworthy: Wilkerson had a 19.2 grade against the run, the most of any 3-4 DEs in the NFL.

    WLB Lavonte David $1,104,642 (-$241,224) (Trade with Bucs)
    All-Pro 2013
    MLB Jasper Brinkley $750,000 ($750,000)
    SLB Sio Moore $840,708 ($345,416
    ) (Trade with Raiders)
    LB Anthony Hitchens $618,716 ($326,148) (Trade with Cowboys)
    LB Lerentee McCray $515,668 (5,668) (Trade with Broncos)
    LB Mike Hull $459,358 (Draft, 6th)

    Described as a “legitimate star”, Lavonte David is arguably the top weak-side OLB in the league. He’s an explosive playmaker with a ton of range and instincts in coverage, a must in today’s NFL. At 25, he’s just beginning what should be a very long and productive career. …On the strong side, we have Sio Moore. He’s a little bigger than David but very athletic as well. He had 4.5 sacks as a rookie playing the strong side, but his production dipped last year when he moved to the weak side to make room for Khalil Mack. We expect him to thrive now that he’s back in his comfort zone. …Jasper Brinkley is a thumper and one of the surest tacklers in the game. He will be taken off the field on obvious passing downs, but will be a leader when we’re in our base 4-3. …Anthony Hitchens was credited with 100 tackles by Dallas' staff and started at every position as a rookie. We’ll ask him to focus on MLB so the promising youngster hones his craft; He's slotted to be a starter in Dallas this year. …Lerentee McCray and Mike Hull can each play inside or outside, and should be big-time contributors on special teams. McCray has added value as a pass rusher and Hull tore it up at Dolphins' rookie camp.
    Noteworthy: Lavonte David and Sio Moore have combined for 15.5 sacks the past two seasons.

    CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie $7,250,000 (-$9,250,00) (Trade with Giants)
    CB Chris Culliver $14,000,000 ($14,000,000)
    NB Perrish Cox $3,500,000 ($3,500,000) (FA)
    CB Brandon Harris $1,500,000 ($1,500,000) (FA)
    CB Imoan Claiborne $449,462 (Draft, 7th)

    The goal was to get bigger, younger and better. Chris Culliver was our big haul in free agency. While not a household name, he was one of the best cover corners around last year. Opponents completed just 50 percent of their passes his way and had a 66.5 passer rating. The 6-0 200-pounder is an ideal fit at boundary corner. … Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie quietly had a very good season despite playing the year with a hamstring injury that severely hindered his flexibility and athleticism. …Perrish Cox and Brandon Harris will duke it out to be our starting nickel back, but the job will probably be Cox’s after a sound season as a starter for the 49ers. He allowed an opposing passer rating of 78, but is probably better served to work the slot.
    Noteworthy: Perrish Cox was third among all DBs with 5 interceptions in 2014.

    S Bradley McDougald $5,000,000 ($5,000,000) (FA)
    S James Ihedigbo $2,000,000 ($375,000)
    (Trade w/ Bucs)
    S David Bruton $1,650,000 (Trade with Cardinals)
    S Jeromy Miles $510,000 ($0) (FA)
    S Jaiqwaun Jarrett $510,000 ($0) (FA)

    Losing Geroge Iloka hurt, but we replaced him with a very reliable starter in James Ihedigbo. Ihedigbo was sound against the pass (66.9 opposing passer rating) and strong against the run. Bradley McDougald is our other starter; came on like gangbusters midway through the 2014 season to become a lone bright spot for Tampa Bay. …David Bruton, Jerome Miles and Jaiqwaun Jarrett have all performed very well when given a chance and will compete for our important 3[SUP]rd[/SUP]-safety spot.
    Noteworthy: Jaiqwaun Jarrett started five games and set career highs in tackles (41), sacks (1.5) and interceptions (2) .

    P Brett Kern $510,000 ($0)
    PK Dan Bailey $2,500,000 (-$3,200,000 )
    LS Charley Hughlett $510,000 ($0)
    KR/PR Tre McBride

    Kickers gonna kick, punters gonna punt. We’ve got two of the best in the NFL at their respective positions.
    Noteworthy: Bailey, 27, has made 89.76% of his field goals, making him the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history.

    Notable Trades

    Tampa Bay Bucs trade

    Lavonte David LB $1,104,642 (-$241,224)
    2. 34
    Cincinnati Bengals trade
    Andre Smith RT ($6,800,000 (-$1,000,000) --
    Marvin Jones WR $700,700 (-$40,700) --
    Geno Atkins DT $9,000,000 (-$9,000,000)

    Acquired the one of the top, young OLBs in the NFL and 2[SUP]nd[/SUP].

    Arizona Cardinals trade

    -OT, Jared Veldheer $8,500,000 ($8,000,000)
    Cincinnati Bengals trade
    -DE/DT, Derek Wolfe $1,656,709 (556,691)

    Basically a quality rotational DL for a Top 5 LT in his prime.

    Cleveland Browns trade
    DT Muhammad Wilkerson DT $6,969,000 (0)
    Cincinnati Bengals trade
    DT Clinton McDonald 3,250,000 (1,750,000)
    DT Jonathan Babineaux - $3,619,701 (1,333,343)

    A 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] and two rotational DL for a Top 5 interior lineman in his prime.

    Notable Free Agents

    CB Chris Culliver $14,000,000 ($0)

    Arguably the top CB in free agent market. Vastly underrated by general public.

    WR Andre Holmes $750,000 ($750,000)

    +1,000 combined receiving yards in past two years.

    S Jaiqwaun Jarrett $510,000 ($0)

    Starting-caliber player for minimum.

    LB Jasper Brinkley $750,000 ($750,000)

    One of the most underrated ILBs for dirt cheap.

    DL John Hughes $510,000 ($0)

    Productive starting NT who made 7x as much as we signed him in new contract with Browns.

    Full team page: http://www.thephins.com/forums/showthread.php?84802-Cincinnati-Bengals
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  10. sports24/7

    sports24/7 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Your 2015 Detriot Lions


    Head Coach: Adam Gase
    Offensive Coordinator: Dirk Koetter
    Defensive Coordinator: Gus Bradley

    Depth Chart

    QB: Derek Carr / Brian Hoyer / Matt Schaub
    HB: Ameer Abdullah / TJ Yeldon / Jaquizz Rodgers / Jordan Todman
    FB: Mike Tolbert
    TE: Eric Ebron / Joseph Fauria / EJ Bibbs
    WR: Calvin Johnson / Jeremy Ross
    WR: Vincent Jackson / TJ Jones
    WR: Golden Tate
    LT: Riley Reiff / Derek Sherrod
    LG: Rob Sims / John Jerry
    C: Travis Swanson / Taylor Boggs
    RG: Mike Pollak
    RT: LaAdrian Waddle / Cornelius Lucas

    LE: Ezekiel Ansah / Devin Taylor / Larry Webster
    RE: Elvis Dumervil / Marcus Smith
    DT: Ndamukong Suh / Karl Klug
    DT: Nick Fairley / Caraun Reid
    OLB: DeAndre Levy / Julian Stanford
    MLB: CJ Mosley / Travis Lewis
    OLB: Kyle Van Noy
    CB: Marcus Peters / Dwight Bentley / Javier Arenas / Nevin Lawson
    CB: Kyle Arrington / Charles Gaines / Don Carey
    FS: Glover Quin / Jeron Johnson
    SS: Tre Boston / Chris Conte / Colin Jones

    K: Justin Manton
    P: Sam Martin
    KR: Golden Tate / Javier Arenas
    PR: Golden Tate / Javier Arenas


    Derek Carr QB $1,220,864
    Brian Hoyer QB $1,000,000
    Matt Schaub QB $510,000

    Running Back
    Ameer Abdullah HB $664,782
    TJ Yeldon HB $573,986
    Mike Tolbert FB $3,425,000
    Jordan Todman HB $510,000
    Jaquizz Rodgers HB $510,000

    Tight End
    Eric Ebron TE $2,783,897
    Joseph Fauria TE $589,168
    EJ Bibbs TE/H-Back $420,000

    Offensive Line
    Riley Reiff T $2,543,450
    Travis Swanson C $699,868
    LaAdrian Waddle T $588,334
    Rob Sims G $510,000
    Mike Pollak G $1,441,666
    John Jerry G $510,000
    Derek Sherrod T $510,000
    Taylor Boggs C $585,000
    Cornelius Lucas T $516,666

    Defensive Line
    Ndamukong Suh DT $26,895,000.00
    Nick Fairley DT $10,000,000
    Ezekiel Ansah DE $5,071,228
    Elvis Dumervil DE $6,375,000
    Marcus Smith LB/DE $1,772,523
    Devin Taylor DE $660,146
    Karl Klug DT $510,000
    Larry Webster DE $585,146
    Caraun Reid DT $557,220

    CJ Mosley MLB $1,997,273
    DeAndre Levy OLB $4,500,000
    Kyle Van Noy OLB $1,159,569
    Travis Lewis ILB $674,793
    Julian Stanford OLB $660,000

    Defensive Back
    Glover Quin S $5,742,500
    Marcus Peters, CB, $1,547,436
    Kyle Arrington, CB, $4,625,000.00
    Charles Gaines, CB, $463,556
    Don Carey CB $995,000
    Dwight Bentley CB $817,278
    Tre Boston SS $611,367
    Javier Arenas CB $510,000
    Jeron Johnson S $510,000
    Chris Conte S $510,000
    Colin Jones S $870,000
    Nevin Lawson CB $510,146

    Sam Martin P $625,075
    Justin Manton K $420,000

    Draft Picks

    1.19: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
    2.59: Ameer Abdullah, HB, Nebraska
    3.86: T.J. Yeldon, HB Alabama
    6.167: Charles Gaines, CB, Louisville


    Raiders send
    derek carr $1,220,864 ($2,334,246)

    Lions send
    matthew stafford $17,721,250 ($27,221,250)
    __________________________________________________ __________________
    Lions send:
    Darius Slay CB $1,442,537 ($1,113,382)
    Larry Warford G $849,250 ($348,500)
    2. 54

    Ravens send:
    Elvis Dumervil $6,375,000 ($7,125,000)
    CJ Mosley $1,997,273 ($7,190,184)
    __________________________________________________ ___________________
    Rams Receive:
    Brandon Pettigrew TE $3,800,000 $3,000,000

    Lions Receive:
    5.149 and 7.202
    __________________________________________________ ___________________
    Lions send:
    James Ihedigbo S $2,000,000
    Tahir Whitehead OLB $713,000

    Buccaneers send:
    Vincent Jackson WR 12,209,777
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Lions send:
    Reggie Bush RB $5,277,941 ($3,555,883)

    Chargers send:
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Jags send:

    Lions send:
    Jason Jones DE $3,983,334 $833,334
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Philadelphia sends:
    Marcus Smith - LB/DE - $1,772,523 ($4,897,569)

    Detroit sends:
    Stephen Tulloch - LB - $5,800,000 ($2,600,000)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    New England sends:

    Detroit sends:
    Theo Riddick, RB, $607,750 (-$45,500)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Lions send:
    Joique Bell RB $3,500,000 ($2,000,000)

    Panthers send:
    Tre Boston $611,367 SS ($304,101)
    Mike Tolbert - $3,425,000 ($1,000,000)
    Colin Jones - $870,000 ($200,000)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    NE sends:
    Kyle Arrington, CB, $4,625,000.00 (-$3,250,000.00)

    DET sends:
    __________________________________________________ ____________________

    Lions send:
    1.23, 5.149, 7.205

    Rams send:
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Chicago Bears acquire:
    3rd round draft pick (3.068)

    Detroit Lions acquire:
    3rd round draft pick (3.072)
    5th round draft pick (5.155)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Bengals send:
    Mike Pollak G $1,441,666 (-$333,334)

    Lions send:

    Free Agent Signings

    Ndamukong Suh DT $26,895,000.00 (Franchise)
    Jeremy Ross, WR, Exclusive Rights - $585,000.00
    Nick Fairley, DT, $10,000,000
    Rob Sims OG 800,000
    Jordan Todman HB $510,000
    Jaquizz Rodgers HB $510,000
    Javier Arenas CB $510,000
    Karl Klug DT $510,000
    John Jerry OG $510,000
    Jeron Johnson S $510,000
    Chris Conte S $510,000
    Brian Hoyer QB $1,000,000
    Derek Sherrod T $510,000
    EJ Bibbs, TE, $420,000 (UDFA)
    Justin Manton, K, $420,000 (UDFA)
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  11. UCFinfan86

    UCFinfan86 Season Ticket Holder

    Mar 23, 2008

    The 2014 Minnesota Vikings were a team in turmoil. First year head coach Mike Zimmer had the difficult task of managing the Adrian Peterson fiasco, which hovered over the franchise for the entire season. To go along with losing your best player and the media storm that followed, the team was hit hard by the injury bug to a number of key contributors (Cassell, Rudolph, Loadholt, Fusco, & Greenway). Along with the injuries the team saw a decline in a few of their promising young guys (Patterson & Kalil).

    A bright spot however, was the play of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. After Cassel suffered an injury in week 4, the franchise turned the keys over to Teddy and were elated with the results. Teddy struggled early, but finished the 2nd half of the season on a tear (12 TD/7 INT, 94 QB Rating). Going into the 2015 season we wanted to upgrade the offensive line & weapons, move on from the Peterson saga and continue to add to our young and dynamic defense.

    1. Teddy Bridgewater – Franchise QB
    2. Chase Daniels – Vet backup

    Teddy is a franchise QB that is ready to take a huge step in 2015. He finished last season on a high note, finishing the last 5 weeks with a QBR of 69.4 (Good enough for 9th in the NFL). He has all the tools and intangibles needed and showed tremendous growth as the season wore on. He was thrusted into a bad situation last year and made the best of it (Injuries to OL, AP situation, Rookie & Journeyman RB, Injured TE and raw WRs) to win the Rookie of the Year. Chase Daniels was brought in as a veteran to aid Teddy with his development and provide a stable backup should an injury arise.

    Running Backs
    1. Jerick McKinnon – Speed, Big Play
    2. Frank Gore – Power, Short Yardage
    3. Stevan Ridley - Grinder
    4. Mike Davis - All Around Back
    5. Brandon Bolden – Special Teams

    This group will feature a heavy rotation of 4 backs, with each bringing a different skillset to the table. McKinnon, a 3rd round rookie, showcased his explosive athletic ability last season with a 4.8 YPC and showed off his receiving ability with 27 catches in split time. The expectation is that he will continue to develop and eventually become the lead back. Gore, off his 4th straight 1k yard season, brings a veteran presence and will be relied upon for his pass blocking, short yardage and goaline situations. Davis is someone we are very high on and believe he has the ability to be a 3 down back. Bolden will be a core special teamer.

    Wide Receivers
    1. Brandon Marshall - Possession, RAC
    2. Emmanuel Sanders – Big Play, slot
    3. Charles Johnson – Downfield Threat
    4. Tavon Austin – Gimmick, Slot, Special Teams
    5. Hakeem Nicks – Vet Possession
    6. Kamar Aiken - Developmental

    This is a unit that we really wanted to upgrade and we gave Teddy a pair of #1 WRs. Out are Jennings and Wright and in are Marshall, Sanders, and Austin. Marshall will provide Teddy with a big possession receiver with great YAC. Sanders, fresh off 100+ rec and 1400 yds, will be our big play guy and move to slot in 3 WR sets. Johnson is a guy that everyone in the organization is extremely high on. Norv Turner called Johnson “far and away our best receiver” at the combine this year. He is a young big bodied, big player WR and someone that should fare well learning behind Marshall and Sanders. Austin was brought in cheap in the hopes that Norv can utilize him the way that Rams have not been able to. We also expect him to shine on special teams.

    Tight Ends
    1. Julius Thomas – Seam Threat
    2. Owen Daniels – Vet, Blocker
    3. Jacob Tamme – Vet Blocker
    4. Rhett Ellison - Hback

    Julius Thomas is a mismatch nightmare and gives Teddy yet another big redzone target to go along with Marshall and Johnson. Daniels and Tamme are veterans who will be relied upon to block but both have showed some receiving skills when called upon. Ellison will be moved around and play a little Hback, FB and TE.

    Offensive Line
    1. Ryan Clady – LT Cornerstone
    2. Justin Pugh – Versatile, likely LG
    3. John Sullivan – Vet Center
    4. Brandon Fusco – Vet RG
    5. Phil Loadholt – Run Blocking RT
    6. Cedric Ogbuehi – Future LT
    7. Antonio Richardson – Young Swing Tackle
    8. Wesley Johnson – Versatile backup
    9. Jah Reid – Backup power guard

    In 2013 the OL was among the best and last year it was hit hard with injuries and decline from former #4 overall pick Matt Kalil. We brought in Clady to solidify Teddy’s blindside and Pugh is currently penciled in as the LG, although he is versatile enough to play either G spot or RT. Ogbuehi will eventually replace Clady, but for now will compete at RT and possibly OG. We are expecting Fusco-Loadholt to return to form after injuries last season, but we have enough depth this year to compensate if necessary.

    Defensive Ends
    1. Everson Griffin – All Around DE
    2. Quinton Coples – Base DE, Pass Rushing DT
    3. Shane Ray – Speed Rusher
    4. Scott Crichton – Developmental

    Griffin really came into his own last year, with 12 sacks and providing good run defense. Coples is someone that we are very high on and feel gets often overlooked since he is the 3rd wheel with Richardson and Wilkerson (16.5 sacks in his first 3 years). He is going to play DE in running situations and slide inside on passing downs. Ray will initially begin his career as a pass rush specialist, but we plan to move him around quite a bit. Between Ray, Griffin, Coples and Barr we feel we will be able to create a lot of favorable mismatches. Crichton, 3rd round pick in ’14, is a guy we are going to continue to develop.

    Defensive Tackles
    1. Shariff Floyd – Interior Rusher
    2. Linval Joseph – Run Stuffer
    3. Ricky Jean Francois – Nickel Rusher
    4. Michael Bennett – Nickel Rusher
    5. Shamar Stephens – Run Stuffer

    Floyd took a big step forward in his 2nd year and provides the defense with some interior pass rush and is a good complement next to Joseph. Joseph’s main job is to contain the run, but he has also shown the ability to collapse the pocket (12 sacks in past 4 years). Bennett and Francois will be mainly used in nickel situations. Stephens is a young NT that we will continue to develop and showed some ability (even started 3 games as a rookie last year)

    1. Anthony Barr – Athletic SLB, Pass Rusher
    2. Alec Ogletree – Athletic Coverage LB
    3. David Harris – Vet Run Stuffer, Blitzer
    4. Jacquian Williams – Vet Coverage LB
    5. Taiwan Jones – Run Stuffer
    6. Audie Cole – Special Teams
    7. Shayne Skov – Special Teams, Development MLB

    Barr (70 tack, 4 sack, 2 FF) and Ogletree (111 tack, 4 FF, 2 INT) will get most of the playing time and is probably the one thing we are most excited about on the whole team. Both are young, athletic, versatile, and extremely productive LBs that we plan to build around for the next decade and who complement each other very well. We figure a good portion of our snaps will be in some type of sub formation (4-2-5 or 5-2-4). Harris will man the MLB when we go to 3 LBs and is a good run defender and blitzer (123 tack, 5.5 sacks).

    1. Kareem Jackson - #1 CB
    2. Xavier Rhodes – #1 CB, Big Body CB
    3. Trumaine Johnson – Big Body, Press
    4. PJ Williams – Slot, Press
    5. Jimmy Wilson – Slot, Safety, Special Teams
    6. Kyle Wilson

    Jackson and Rhodes combine to provide one of the best young CB duos and complement each other well. We plan to move them around and have Rhodes, a big body press CB, matchup with the oppositions bigger WR and have Jackson follow around the #2 or even slot. PJ and Trumaine will compete for the slot duties, but expect both to get a lot of playing time.

    1. Harrison Smith – All around Safety
    2. TJ Ward – In the box
    3. Shawn Williams - Coverage
    4. Clayton Geathers – In the Box

    Bringing in TJ Ward to pair with Smith was one of the biggest additions giving us a pair of pro bowl safeties. We plan to play them interchangeably, but figure Ward will be more of a in the box safety and Smith will have more FS duties. Geathers is a big hitting, downfield safety who should excel on special teams.

    1. Blair Walsh
    2. Jeff Locke

    Draft Class
    1.11 DE Shane Ray, Missouri
    3.66 CB PJ Williams, Florida State
    3.73 OT Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
    3.76 DT Michael Bennett, Ohio State
    4.112 RB Mike Davis, South Carolina
    4.124 LB Taiwan Jones, Michigan State
    5.157 SS Clayton Geathers, UCF

    Depth Chart
    QB- Teddy Bridgewater / Chase Daniels
    RB- Jerick McKinnon / Frank Gore / Stevan Ridley / Mike Davis / Brandon Bolden
    WR- Brandon Marshall / Tavon Austin / Hakeem Nicks
    WR- Emmanuel Sanders / Charles Johnson / Kamar Aiken
    TE- Julius Thomas / Owen Daniels / Jacob Tamme
    Hback – Rhett Ellison
    LT- Ryan Clady / Cedric Ogbuehi
    LG- Justin Pugh / Jah Reid
    C- John Sullivan / Wesley Johnson
    RG- Brandon Fusco / Justin Pugh
    RT- Phil Loadholt / Antonio Richardson

    4-3 Defense
    DE- Everson Griffin / Scott Crichton
    DE- Quinton Coples / Shane Ray
    DT- Shariff Floyd / Ricky Jean Francois
    DT- Linval Joseph / Michael Bennett / Shamarr Stephen
    WLB- Alec Ogletree / Jacquian Williams
    MLB- David Harris / Audie Cole / Shayne Skov
    SLB- Anthony Barr / Taiwan Jones
    CB- Xavier Rhodes / Trumaine Johnson / Kyle Wilson
    CB- Kareem Jackson / PJ Williams / Jimmy Wilson
    FS- Harrison Smith / Shawn Williams
    SS- TJ Ward / Clayton Geathers

    DE – Griffin
    DT- Floyd
    DT - Coples
    DE – Ray
    LB – Barr
    LB – Ogletree
    CB – Rhodes
    CB – Jackson
    CB – Williams/Johnson
    FS – Smith
    SS – Ward

    K- Blair Walsh
    P- Jeff Locke

    Noteworthy Trades
    Chicago Bears acquire:
    S Robert Blanton 712,763 (52,763)
    QB Matt Cassell 4,750,000 (0)
    WR Greg Jennings 11,000,000 (6,000,000)

    Minnesota Vikings acquire:
    WR Brandon Marshall 9,575,000 (5,625,000)
    6th round draft pick (6.167)

    Jets acquire:
    Gerald Hodges, OLB - 690,027 (210,054)
    Pick 107
    Pick 203

    Vikings acquire:
    Quinton Coples, DE - 2,800,890 (2,800,890)
    Wesley Johnson, OG - 510,000 (0)

    Vikings send:
    TE Kyle Rudolph $6,550,000 ($15,750,000)
    CB Captain Munnerlyn $ 3,833,000 ($666,667)

    Jaguars Trade:
    WR Allen Robinson $797,925 ($955,020)
    SS Jonathan Cyprien $1,491,574 ($1,678,764)

    Vikings get
    LB Alec Ogletree $1,917,279 ($2,790,466)
    CB Trumaine Johnson $962,294 ($167,794)

    Rams Get
    WR Cordarelle Patterson $1,969,376 ($2,877,294)
    CB Josh Robinson $950,250 ($174,250)

    Vikings send:
    RB Adrian Peterson $15,400,00 ($2,400,000)
    WR Allen Robinson $797,925 ($955,020)
    S Andrew Sendejo $1,066,668 ($66,668)

    Broncos send:
    S TJ Ward $7,750,000 ($3,750,000)
    WR Emmanuel Sanders $5,850,000 ($2,000,000)
    RB Montee Ball $944,816 ($617,287)
    P Britton Colquitt $3,750,000 ($1,500,000)

    Vikings Send
    SS Jon Cyprien $1,491,574 ($1,678,764)

    Giants send
    OG Justin Pugh $2,276,154 $4,545,897

    Broncos Send:
    Ryan Clady: 10,600,000 (1,800,00)

    Vikings Send:
    Matt Kalil: 6,290,644 (6,290,644)
    David Yankey: 561,725 (155,175)

    Rams send:
    S Mark Barron $2,362,704 ($3,362,704)

    Vikings send:
    RB Montee Ball $944,816 ($617,287)
    OG Charlie Johnson $2,500,000 ($0)

    Vikings send
    S Mark Barron $2,362,704 ($2,362,704)

    Chargers send
  12. RPG Giants

    RPG Giants New Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Ottawa, On, Canada
    2015 Houston Texans
    GM: RPG
    Head Coach:Bill O'Brien
    OffensiveCoordinator: Ken Whisenhunt
    DefensiveCoordinator: Romeo Crennell
    TeamManagement Goals
    Ouroffseason goal was to create a more balanced offensive attack while still beinga run first offense; the Texans led the NFL in rushing attempts last year with 551,finishing 5[SUP]th[/SUP] in yards 2161 / 135.1 per game and 14[SUP]th[/SUP] inrushing TD’s with 12.
    Wewanted to bring in another capable running back to take some of the pressureoff Arian Foster and we are pleased with the addition of Steven Jackson who wethink still has enough gas in the tank for the secondary bruising role we seehim playing, with our 2 younger backs Blue & Agnew pitching in withcarries. Also brought in to help strengthen the already strong run game wereblocking specialist and former Giants Henry Hynoski (FB) and Bear Pascoe (TE).
    We ofcourse wanted to improve the QB position and did the best we could by signingFA Sam Bradford while keeping the capable proven veteran Fitzpatrick asinsurance. We attempted to secure Bradford with a strong running game to allowfor more play action style passing attack and provided him with better weaponseven with the loss of old man Johnson who at $16 mil was just too much to keep.
    TheOffensive line which is the strength of the offense was kept intact and we feelwe created better depth through the draft. The starters will remain almost thesame with only 1 new starter at LG (Brown, Su-A-filo, Myers, Brooks, andNewton) with veteran OT Clabo playing the swing Tackle and Ben Jones being theinterior Swing man at Guard or Centre, thus allowing our young draft picks todevelop. This group should be one of the best in the run game again and willcontinue to provide solid protection for Bradford, the unit only allowed 26sacks last year ranking 5[SUP]th[/SUP].
    AustinSefrian-Jenkins provides a big body TE to go along with 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] year TECJ Fiedorowicz both of which provide large outlet targets for Bradford shouldthe pass rush get to him, Pascoe will play he blocking role while UDFAO’Shaughnessy could be the sleeper of the group.
    DeandreHopkins will see his role increase with the departure of Andre Johnson andRueben Randle was brought in from New York to play the #2 WR role, we addedspeedy slot receiver Stefon Diggs via the draft who looks to be dangerous withthe ball in open space and rounded out a decent competitive group of depthreceivers with the addition of big body draft pick and versatile Tony Lippettand returning Devier Posey and Keshawn Martin.

    The goal here was simple improve the run defense withouttaking away from the impressive pass rush and take some of the pressure offsuperman JJ watt. We said goodbye to former #1 overall draft pick and potentialinjury / bust Clowney along with overpriced and often injured Brain Cushing whowas set to make almost $8mil this year. Upfront we felt we had to drastically improve the run D and did so by signed FArun stuffing specialist Ropati Pitoitua to play opposite JJ Watt on early downsand drafting the massive Jordan Phillips to play the Nose and eat up doubleteams freeing up space for the linebackers. Jared Crick a former starting RDEwas kept to come in on passing downs for Pitoitua while youngster Pagancontinues to learn behind Watt while 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] round pick and space eatingLouis Nix competes for snaps at NT.
    Weoverhauled the linebacker position which was the weakness of the defense inpast years by creating depth, speed and versatility giving Romeo Crennell somemoveable cheese pieces to play with. Veteran OLB and pass-rusher Trent Cole was brought in via FA to play theJoker role and mentor our 1[SUP]st[/SUP] round pick Bud Dupree, while keepingstrong run stopping OLB’s Mercilous and Simon. Dupree is the wild card in thebunch and we see him lining up all over the defense as the Joker, on the strongside and possibly at DE on passing downs.
    ReplacingCushing in the middle is a competitive group of versatile backers lead byBrooks Reed who will move from OLB to ILB alongside newly acquired Koa Misi withMike Mohamed who proved he could start last year and free agent pick up ZavierGooden providing the depth. We anticipate Reed playing some at OLB on passingdowns and Mohamed coming in as the better LB in coverage.
    Losing cornerbackKareem Jackson to FA was a tough loss for the Texans and perhaps the one areaRPG feels he could have been more aggressive in keeping. Johnathan Banks aformer 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] round pick was brought in via trade to start alongsidereturning veteran Johnathan Joseph and Patrick Robinson another former 1[SUP]st[/SUP]rounder was a FA signing to create competition in the secondary. Daryl Morriswas kept along with last year’s surprise Jumal Rolle and should the unit getinto injury problems Tony Lippett can convert from WR to CB as he startedmultiple games at Corner for Michigan State last year.
    DawanLandry was signed to bring in a veteran presence to the otherwise young safetygroup made up of Duke Williams acquired via trade with Buffalo, returning andunderachieving 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] round pick DJ Swearinger and this year’s draftpick Gerod Holliman who showed impressive ball-hawking skills leading the NCAAwith 14 picks last year.
    Thesecondary will lean on a strong pass-rush from the front 7 as the young groupcomes into their own and builds chemistry, we want to see the corners play aggressivepress coverage at the line of scrimmage and the safeties bang some bodies. Wewant them to play a physical style of football lead by the willing hittersLandry and Swearinger.
    RandyBullock returns in the kicking game while Thomas Morstead is seen as animprovement over the aging Shane Lechler.
    Thisyear’s Texans team is a young group with the average age of 25.5 years that wefeel can play a fast paced exciting style of football the offensive average ageis 25.2 years while on the defensive side the average age is 25.6 years

    Offensive Average Age = QB – 27.6 /HB&FB – 25.8 / TE – 24.2 / WR – 22.6 / OL – 27.3
    Defensive Average Age = DL – 24.1 / LB – 25.8 / CB – 26 / S – 24.7 / ST– 26.5

    Team Roster & Depth Chart
    1.Sam Bradford (27yrs, 6-4, 224 / 2010 - 1st Rd) $9,000,000 ($9,000,000)
    2. Ryan Fitzpatrick (32yrs, 6-2, 223 / 2005-7th Rd) $3,875,000 ($625,000)
    3. Tom Savage(24yrs, 6-4,228 / 2014-4th Rd) $585,146 ($225,438))

    RPG and the Texans address the position by addingformer #1 overall draft pick and Oklahoma Sooner "Sam Bradford" viafree agency to take over the starting role in 2015. Although often injured in St Louis on thathorrible artificial turf, Bradford looks to resurrect his career playing backin the “deep south” and on natural grass at NRG Stadium as he did during hiselite days as a Sooner in Norman, Oklahoma. The Texans look to have anexceptionally strong offensive line and Sam will be able to lean on a powerrunning game lead Arian Foster and company.
    Ryan Fitzpatrick was retained as the veteranback-up who if called upon is more than capable of stepping into the startingrole, in 2014 he threw for 7 TD's while doing a good job of protecting the balland only throwing 8 picks.
    Second year QB Tom Savage will continue to growbehind 2 veteran starters as the reserve at the position.

    1. Adrian Foster $8,906,250 (28yrs, 6-1, 227 / 2009-FA) ($5,000,000)
    2. Steven Jackson (31yrs, 6-2,240, / 2004-1st Rd) $610,000 ($610,000)

    3. Alfred Blue (23yrs, 6-2, 223 / 2014-6thRd) $539,483 ($88,449)
    4. Malcolm Agnew (21yrs, 5-9, 207 / 2015UDFA) $420,000
    TheTexans improved their stable of running backs this offseason, retuning is ArianFoster who started 13 of 16 games last year, gaining over 1200 yards (4.8 YPC) and 8 TD's on 260 attempts on theground, he added 38 receptions for 327 yards and 5 TD's, which ranked him thetop 15. The Texans will look to monitor his carries in 2015 as injuries havestarted to impact the now 28 year old back that had 260 carries in 2014 whichwas 7th highest in the NFL.
    StevenJackson was signed as a free agent for near the league minimum, he may be 31years of age but Jackson was actually one of the league's best backs afterfirst contact in 2014 recording over 700 yards, 6 TD's in 190 attempted with arespectable (3.7 YPC) while adding 20 reception for 148 yards. He graded out asa top 5 blocking back with over 450 snaps, he offers the Texans a better 3rddown blocking option than Foster and will help reduce the number of carrieskeeping Foster fresh during the season. He may no longer be a bell cow orstarting running back but he is a strong fill in when Foster needs a blow.
    Blue,the 181st pick in last May's draft managed 3.1 YPC with 523 yards and 2 TD's on168 carries. He has good size but needs to improve in his second year; he willhave to battle with Agnew for touches this coming season.
    Agnewis a promising change of pace back with good speed, he ran 4.57/4.60 at his ProDay, but turned heads with a 3.90 short shuttle and 6.75 three-cone drill,displaying absurd short-area quickness and change of direction, Explosive offthe snap, gets into high gear quickly, has the juice to get to the corner,capable pass-catcher with instant "go" after catch, 2014: 820 yards,10TD’s on 136 carries / 2400 yards and 22 TD’s in 4 years (2 @ Oregon State)rushing for 1,708 yards and 16 TDs on 316 carries (5.41 YPC), Agnew profiles asa special teams player and potential passing-down back

    Henry Hynoski (26yrs, 6-1, 266 / 2011-FA) $1,250,000 ($1,250,000)

    Henry Hynoski one of theleague’s best blockers in 2014 was added via free agency, his addition to thealready strong blocking O-line should help the RB's get to the second level andincrease their YPC.

    1.Austin Seferian-Jenkins 22yrs, 6-5, 262 / 2014-2nd Rd) $1,194,303 ($2,265,187)
    2.C.J. Fiedorowcz (23yrs, 6-5, 265 / 2014-3rd Rd) $730,826 ($527,478)

    3.(block)Bear Pascoe (29yrs, 6-5, 265 / 2009-6th) $510,000 ($0)
    4. James O'Shaughnessy (23yrs, 6-4, 248) $420,000 ($0)

    ASJwas acquired in a trade with the Buccaneers and is a massive red-zone target at6'5/262, the 2nd year TE and former Mackey Award winner is expected to be afeatured weapon in the Texans offense. He managed only 21 Rec for 221 yards in2014, playing in just 8 games but averaged 10.5 YPC, he is a strong blocker forthe run game and looks to stretch the middle of the field drawing Safetyattention away from Hopkins and Randle on the outside.
    Fiedorowicza big (6’5/ 265) 3rd round pick last year did not perform as expect in 2014,starting only 8 games; he was used more as an in-line blocker than a threat inthe passing game. He will play behind ASJ in his second year and the Texanslook for an overall improvement for the 6'7/265 TE. Pascoe was a free agent pick up and another former Giant broughtto Houston by RPG, he is purely a blocking specialist, he was brought in toimprove the run game and help the development of CJ Fiedorowicz. He only saw148 snaps as a member of the Falcons last year but once again graded out as oneof the leagues better blocking TE's. O'Shaughnessy (6'4/248) was a3-year starter at ISU, posting a 29rec, 544 yards and 9TD's as a senior, is anAthletic Basketball tight end with plus foot quickness allowing him to stretchthe seam and challenge vertically, good concentration, hands catcher andvertical ability to compete for balls. His blocking is a work in progress, butthe Texans love his speed and work ethic, performed well as the Redbirds' ProDay, running 4.68 with a 35-inch vertical. He looks like a prime sleeper tomake a pass-catching impact in the pros.

    1.DeAndre Hopkins (22yrs, 6-1, 218 / 2013-1st Rd) $2,080,009 (3,061,682)
    2.Rueben Randle (23yrs, 6-2, 208 / 2012-2nd Rd) $ 1,047,432 ($208,533)
    3.(Slot) Stefon Diggs (21yrs, 6-0, 195) $482,790

    4. Tony Lippett (22yrs, 6-2, 185) $581,517 (WR/CB#6)

    5. DeVier Posey (24yrs, 6-1, 210 / 2012-3rdRd) $919,023 ($171,023)
    6. (Slot) Keshawn Martin (24yrs, 5-11, 194 / 2012-4th Rd) $763,140 ($103,140)

    Hopkinsemerged as the go to receiver last year with 76 Rec, 1210 yards and 6 TD'splacing him in the top 15 despite the presence of Andre Johnson and somemediocre quarterback play, he looks to create chemistry with new QB Bradfordand is primed to be a top 10 WR - O'Brien has big things in mind for hisclear-cut No. 1 wide out now Johnson is gone. You know you have somethingspecial when you receive as many trade offers for one player as we did forHopkins this offseason.
    RuebenRandle was acquired in a trade from the NY Giants, the former 2nd round pickposted impressive career best numbers last year with 71 Rec, 938 yards and 3TD's, he is a big body receiver who can stretch the field, high on talent haschance to shine in Houston as true #2 WR
    StefonDiggs the Texans 5th round selection is speedy receiver who ran 4.46 atcombine, can play outside but is more effective from the slot, dangerous withthe ball in his hands, can contribute in Kick return game immediately, 2014 @Maryland posted: 62 Rec, 792 yards and 5 TD's, will compete with Martin forslot role Tony Lippett another draft pickof the Texans this year is a Big body receiver at (6'3/185), the Texans look touse his size in some red zone packages, In 2014 @ Michigan State posted: 65Rec, 1198 yards and 11TD's, can also contribute on special teams as a kickreturner. Lippett also started 3 games at CB last year and could be moved tothe defensive side due to his size and ball hawking abilities, versatile playeron both sides of the ball, we just love the upside he brings.
    KeshawnMartin a former 4trh round pick struggled to get on the field last year recordonly 6 Rec for 76 yards, he will have to complete for snaps with former 3rdround pick Devier Posey, the 2 will battle for the depth role, as the Texansplan to use a lot of '12 & 21" formations with the strength they haveat TE & RB

    Offensive Line:
    LT1. Duane Brown (29yrs, 6-4, 320 / 2008-1st Rd) $9,500,000 ($5,000,000)
    RT1. Derek Newton (27yrs, 6-6,313 / 2011-7th Rd) $5,000,000 $5,000,000)
    OT3. Tyson Claybo (33yrs, 6-6, 315 / 2004-FA) $1,320,000 ($100,000)
    OT4. Tyrus Thompson (6-5, 324) $510,146

    LG1. Xavier Su-A-Filo (24yrs, 6-4, 307 / 2014-2nd Rd) $1,261,817($2,958,408)

    RG1. Brandon Brooks (25yrs, 6-5, 335 /2012-3rd Rd) $856,923 ($154,359)
    OG3. Ben Jones (25yrs, 6-3, 308 / 2012-4th Rd) $780,362($120,363)
    OG4. Corey Robinson (6-7, 324) $488,000

    1. Chris Myers (33yrs, 6-3, 286 / 2005-6th Rd) $8,000,000 ($2,000,000)
    2. Greg Mancz (22yrs, 6-0, 301) $449,212

    TheTexans were determined to improve the depth of their O-line and work on theirpass protection for new QB Bradford, the line will be a force in the runninggame in 2015 with C, RG and RT all ranking in the top 5 run blockers at theirrespective positions just a year ago. The starting O-Line will have only 1 newface in 2015, “Xavier Su'a-Filo" their 2nd round pick in 2014 will get thestart at LG over Ben Jones who will become the swing interior lineman at eitherGuard or Centre.
    DuaneBrown is a top 10 LT, strong in both pass protect and in the running game, hewill be leaned upon to keep Bradford upright and healthy for 16 games. ChrisMyers a serviceable starter who has 128 straight starts, was a top 3ranked run blocker at Centre but strugglesin pass protection.
    Brookswill return as the starting RG, he was ranked the #5 run blocking Guard in2014 not allowing a sack and only gaveup 2 QB hits as he improved steadily in pass protection.
    DerekNewton was resigned as the starting RT, he was the highest-graded run blockeramong RT’s last season having a break out season in 2014, needs to work on passprotection but only allowed 2 sacks and 6 QB hits all last year, Newton andBrooks will be a powerful duo in the run game in 2015.
    TheTexans added 3 rookie lineman via the draft this year in: 4th rounder TyrusThompson who started 29 games at Oklahoma, light on his feet for a big guy haslength to be a starting left tackle in the league, athleticism to recover whenbeaten in pass protection, will look to compete with Tyson Clabo for swingtackle duties, he may eventually push Derek Newton for starting RT role.
    CoreyRobinson a 5th rounder who started 34 games at LT for South Carolina, has amassive frame and very long arms, uses length to redirect pass rushers beyondQB when beaten by speed, moves better than expected for a man his size, size isan advantage when blocking for power running game, he will be moved inside toGuard for first year as Texans have good depth at Tackle.
    GregMancz taken in the 7th round is a strong technician, shows proper handplacement in pass protection and as a run blocker, excellent footballintelligence, played tackle, guard and center in college at Toledo, he was MACLeague MVP in 2014 first Centre to ever win those honours, he will learn behindveteran Myers before looking to take over starting role in 2016.
    Veterantackle Tyson Clabo was brought back for one more year and will look to keep hisswing tackle duties but will be pushed by the younger draft picks, has abilityto start as he did 15 times in 2013 in Miami.

    LDE1. J.J. Watt (25yrs, 6-5, 295 / 2011-1st Rd) $21,969,000 ($17,969,000)
    RDE1. Ropati Pitoitua (29yrs, 6-8,298 / 2008-FA) $5,500,000 ($5,500,000)
    DE3. Jared Crick (25yrs, 6-4, 285 / 2012-4th Rd) $757,875 ($97,875)
    DE4. Joeffery Pagan (21yrs, 6-1, 310 / 2014-6th Rd) $542,205 ($96,615)

    JJ Wattthe reigning Defensive Player of the Year and 3-time Pro Bowler posted 20.5sacks, 78 tackles, and recovered five fumbles in 2014. He also had 3 receivingtouchdowns in Houston's goal-line package lining up at TE, what more to say,arguably the best player in the game will lead the Texans defense once again in2015. RopatiPitoitua was a FA signing brought in to improve the Texans poor run defense, heis an edge-setting 3-4 defensive end who offers little in terms of pass rushand looks to be removed from the field on passing downs but should help shoreup the Texans run defense on early downs as he ranks in the top 10 in rundefense Jared Crick who got the start at RElast year was brought back as the #3DE,he will replace Pitoitua on passing downs, in 2014 he had 4 sacks and 32tackles while playing opposite of JJ Watt. Rookie Dupree could challenge Crickat RDE on passing downs.
    JeofferyPagan last year's 6th round pick was brought back as depth and will have tofight for snaps behind the other Ends, he is stronger against the run but canconvert speed to power as a pass rusher
    1. Jordan Phillips (6-6, 334) $762,855
    2. Louis Nix III (23yrs, 6-2, 331 / 2014-3rd Rd) $673,813 ($431,439)

    JordanPhillips the Texans 2nd round pick is a force to be reckoned with, moves wellat the nose given his mammoth frame (6'5/329), and has a dominant ceiling as afive-technique/nose-tackle prospect. Look for him to start and stuff the run,he produced 39 tackles, 7 for a loss and 2 sacks, last year at Oklahoma, hecommanded double teams in college, and teams were punished when they didn't. Hewill compete with Nix and should win the starting role at NT
    LouisNix (6'2/331) the Texans 3rd round pick last year made 30 starts at nose tacklein Notre Dame's 3-4, tallying 14 career TFLs and 2.5 sacks. A true two-gap"zero technique" in the Vince Wilfork mold, Nix possesses big hands (10"),relatively long arms (33") for his size, and the playing mentality of arun-stuffing space-eater. He may have to sub out on passing downs early, Nixwill likely play behind 2nd round draft pick Jordan Phillips
    1. Trent Cole (32yrs, 6-3, 270 / 2005-5th) $5,500,000 ($5,500,000)
    2. Alvin "Bud" Dupree (6-4, 267) $1,645,509

    3. Whitney Mercilous (24yrs, 6-4, 258 /2012-1st Rd) $2,429,030 ($998,018)
    4. John Simon (24yrs, 6-1, 252 / 2013-4thRd) $585,000 ($0)

    TrentCole was a FA signing he may be 32 years old but has quietly been one of thegame's best pass-rushers for a decade and transitioned surprisingly well to a3-4 outside linebacker, he has 85.5 sacks in 155 career games, in 2014 he had 7sacks and 37 tackles, Cole will mentor young rookie Dupree and play the Jokerrole in the Texans defense
    Alvin"Bud" Dupree was the Texans 1st round (16th) draft pick, he is aphysical beast with quick feet running 4.56, impressive vertical (42") andbroad (11'6") jumps. Although Dupree offers long-range edge-rush potentialbased on his jump-out-the-gym athleticism, he also showed cover skills andsideline-to-sideline range in the SEC, the tools are there for a big-time NFLimpact player, look for him to play the Joker role behind Cole on passing downsand take over that role in 2016. The Texans will find ways to get him on thefield, lining him up as the S-OLB on early downs and asking him to playcoverage while he develops his pass-rush skills, this allows Reed to move toILB. Dupree can slide to RDE replacing Pitoitua on passing downs allowing Reedto move back to OLB and maximize Houston pass rush. He was a team captain in2014, finished his senior season with 7.5 sacks and 23.5 for his career, whichwas the most by any active SEC player. He finished second on the team intackles with 74, including 12.5 tackles for loss
    WhitneyMercilous a 2012 1st round pick is a strong run stuffer, better in coveragethan pass rush, was a top 5 (3-4OLB) in the run game last year while adding 5sacks, and 37 tackles, he will look to play early run downs but can also dropback into coverage. If the Texans choose to bring Crick in at RDE on pass playsMercilous will give way to Dupree as a pass rusher
    JohnSimon is a depth player who will look to make his mark on special teams, heonly played 238 snaps last year but graded out strong against the run, only a3rd year player he versatility to play either linebacker or defensive end

    1. Brooks Reed (27trs, 6-3, 254 / 2011-2nd) $5,500,000 ($5,500,000)
    2. Koa Misi (28yrs, 6-3, 252 / 2010-2nd Rd) $4,438,000 ($1,734,000)

    3. Mike Mohamed (26yrs, 6-3, 238 / 2011-6thRd) $660,000 ($0)
    4. Zavier Gooden (24yrs, 6-1, 231 /2013-3rd Rd) $2,500,000 ($2,500,000)
    BrooksReed a 2011 2nd round pick has been moved to ILB and should be a movable chesspiece in Romeo Crennels defense, with flexibility to play either inside oroutside, underachieving pass rusher, in 2014 he started at LOLB for the Texans,he is better against the run, he contributed 2 sacks and 30 tackles. In basepackages, expect Reed to line up at ILB (helping to replace the departed andoften injured Brian Cushing) with Trent Cole and Bud Dupree or WhitneyMercilous on the edges. He will bounce back outside In Houston's"sub" defenses, giving the Texans more pass-rush options
    KoaMisi was acquired in a trade with Miami, can play inside and outside backer butthe Texans look to line him up inside with Brooks Reed, he appeared in 11 gameslast year for Miami at MLB and contributed 1 sack and 46 tackles, graded out asa top 15 MLB, top 5 rushing MLB, decent in coverage, Texans will look for animprovement in his run defense
    MikeMohamed is the strongest of the Texans ILB's in coverage, played over 500 snapslast year contributing 39 tackles, very strong in coverage where he graded as atop 10 ILB where he added 1 INT and 3 PD, will look to play on passing downs
    ZavierGooden was signed in FA, can start inside, has good size (6'1/ 233) and 4.46speed, will provide depth at ILB, played 158 snaps in 2014, the Texans haveconfidence that Gooden a 2013 3rd round pick can develop into a starting ILB,he has the size and speed that we want the questions is can he get on the fieldenough to develop, special teams will be key for this young man
    LCB1. Jonathan Joseph (3oyrs, 5-11, 188 / 2006-1st Rd) $12,250,000($3,750,000)
    RCB1. Johnathan Banks (25yrs, 6-2, 185 / 2013-2nd Rd) $1,288,997 ($908,662)
    CB3. Patrick Robinson (27, 5-11, 191 / 2010-1st Rd) $4,000,000 ($4,000,000)

    CB4. Daryl Morris (24yrs, 5-10, 188 / 2013-FA) $585,000 ($0)
    CB5. Jumal Rolle (24yrs, 6-0, 188 / 2013-FA) $510,000 ($0)

    CB6. **Tony Lippett**
    Johnathan Joseph will return as the starting LCB, heplayed 875 snaps last year contributing 68 tackles, 2 INT's and allowed only58% completions when thrown at by opposing QB's, Joseph will be looked upon tohelp mold 3rd year CB Banks and the Texans younger depth corners
    JohnathanBanks a 2013 2nd round pick was acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay, the Texanswanted to get bigger at CB and at (6'2/185) banks is a long, lean ball-hawkingcorner with good tackling skills, will get the start RCB in his 3rd season,last year in Tampa he collected 4 INT's while allowing only 2 TD's andcontributing 43 tackles, opposing QB's threw at him 85 times but only completed63 % of passes for an average NFL ranking of 74.2, the Texans strong pass rushshould help Banks in coverage, giving him time to continue to improve his coverskills, we also look to him to play more press coverage at the line using hissize to push smaller receivers around Patrick Robinson a 2010 1stround pick was signed as a FA to push Banks for the starting role but is morelikely to play the Nickel in sub packages, in 2014 he contributed 2 INT's, 33tackles while allowing only 1 TD in 624 snaps, opposing QB's completed 62 % ofpasses at him for an NFL ranking of 75.4, the Texans wanted to createcompetition in the secondary with the addition of Robinson, he may even seesnaps at FS if new addition Williams struggles in coverage
    DarylMorris a 3rd year CB will compete for the Nickel role with Robinson, in 2014 heplayed 266 snaps making 27 tackles, 1 INT, allowing 3 TD's, opposing QB'scompleted 58% of passes his direction, he may have less playing experience thanRobinson but he is much quicker posting sub 4.40 in the 40, we would like himto become our Nickel back of the future
    JumalRolle only saw 209 snaps last year recording 15 tackles but did add 3 INT'swhile allowing 2 TD's, has good size at (6'0 / 188) and decent speed 4.51 butwill have to compete as depth player or make his mark on special teams
    ***TonyLippett drafted this year will provide depth and insurance in the secondary, hestarted 3 games at Michigan State and has good size (6'3 /185) his speed 4.61is the questions mark at WR which is why he could end up at CB in sub packages,we love his size and ball-hawking abilities, now it’s to find out where hebelongs on the field

    FS1. Dawan Landry (32yrs, 6-1, 212 / 2006-6th) $6,500,000 ($6,500,000)

    SS1. Duke Williams (24yrs, 5-11, 201 /2013-4th Rd) $702,563 ($235,126)
    SS2. D.J. Swearinger (23yrs, 5-10, 208 / 2013-2nd Rd) $952,172 ($459,564)

    FS3. Gerod Holliman (20yrs, 6-0, 218)$488,878

    VeteranDawan Landry was signed as a FA, played on 92.9 % (970) of the snaps last yearwith the Jets at both FS & SS grading out in the top 10 of the leaguesafeties, contributed 70 tackles (9th highest) and 2 sacks , he grades out wellin coverage and against the run, lacks turnover skills with 0 INT's last year,look for him to start the year as the starting FS but can also play the in thebox role as he is not afraid to step up and make contact, can play both safety positionsif needed, will be asked to teach young Holliman how to hit and Swearinger howto play the run properly
    DukeWilliams was acquired in a trade with Buffalo, played over 500 snaps last yearcontributing 37 tackles and 1 INT. Has experience at both FS & SS, can playall 3 downs, packs a punch with his tackles, needs to improve in coverage or hecould see Swearinger back into the starting SS role
    DJSwearinger a 2013 2nd round pick appeared in all 16 games last year playingover 1000 snaps at SS contributing 57 tackles and 2 INT's, needs to improve hisrun defense going into year 3, will likely start the year behind Williams whois stronger against the run
    GerodHolliman another Texans draft pick is a Ball Hawking FS with good size at (6'0/218),Won Thorpe Award for Nation's best DB, led the NCAA with 14 INT's while adding17 passes defended, lights up when quarterbacks look his way, needs to man upand improve his tackling skills to become a regular in the league, he will onlybe used on passing downs until he can prove his willingness to step up and hitsomeone

    Randy Bullock (25yrs, 5-9, 206 / 2012-5th Rd) $704,527 ($44,527)
    Thomas Morstead (28yrs, 6-4,235 / 2009-5th) $810,000 ($810,000)

    RandyBullock is a middle of the pack kicker who seems to get better the longer thekick, he was 30 of 35 last year for 85.7% but was impressive over 50 yardsgoing 4 of 5 for 80% (8th best)
    ThomasMorstead was a FA Signing, ranked 4th in NET last year with 42.8 yards…he's apunter and was younger, better and cheaper than Lechler!
    Active Roster Salary: $ $144,326,803
    Dead Money: $1,664,363
    Actual Cap: $145,991,166
    Salary Cap: $150,000,000
    Over/Under: $4,008,834

    FreeAgent Signings:
    QB Same Bradford $9,000,000 / Signed to be the starter,former #1 pick provides better potential for the position
    ILG Zavier Gooden $2,500,000 / Signed as depthat Inside Linebacker
    HB Steven Jackson $610,000 / Signed as backup#2RB, former bell cow, punishing runner, red zone option
    P Thomas Morstead $810,000 / upgrade tospecial teams
    OLB Trent Cole $5,500,000 / Signed to help inpass-rush, replacing Clowney
    RT Derek Newton $5,000,000 / Re-signed to anchorthe right side of the O-Line
    S Dawan Landry $6,500,000 / Signed as veteranto upgrade and guide young position group
    DE Ropati Pitiotua $5,500,000 / Signed tospecifically improve run defense
    TE Bear Pascoe $510,000 / Signed to bolsterrun game
    FB Henry Hynoski $1,250,000 / Signed tobolster run game
    CB Patrick Robinson $4,000,000 / Signed tocompete in secondary, likely used as the Nickel
    OLB Brooks Reed $5,500,000 / Resigned andmoved from OLB to ILB

    Rd 1 (16) - DE/OLB - Alvin"Bud" Dupree - Kentucky $1,645,509 / Will be a starter
    Rd 2 (51) - NT - Jordan Phillips -Oklahoma $762,855 / will be a starter
    Rd 3 (82) - WR - Tony Lippett -Michigan State $581,517 / depth at WR and CB
    Rd 4 (C004) - OL - Tyrus Thompson - Oklahoma$510,146 / depth and possible Swing Tackle
    Rd 5 (129) - FS - Gerod Holliman -Louisville $488,878 via trade with Buffalo / depth and future FS
    Rd 5 (131) - OL - Corey Robinson -South Carolina $488,000 via trade with Miami / depth to O-line
    Rd 5(144) - WR - Stefon Diggs -Maryland $482,790 / will likely get the start in the slot & KR
    Rd 7(210) - OC/OG - Greg Mancz -Toledo $449,212 / backup role, future starter

    Houston sends WR Andre Johnson$16,144,583 ($7,319,583) to Buffalo for WR Deonte Thompson $660,000 ($0), S DukeWilliams $702,563(235,126) & 5(129)

    Houston sends 4(113) to New YorkGiants for WR Rueben Randle $1,047,432 ($208,533)

    Houston sends OLB Jadeveon Clowney$5,062,045 ($18,223,362), CB AJ Abouye $586,668 ($1,688) & 6(179) to TampaBay for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins $1,194,303 ($2,265,187) and CB JohnathanBanks $1,288,997 ($908,662)

    Houston sends ILB Brian Cushing$7,891,250 ($13,592,500) & TE Ryan Griffin $604,670 ($39,340) to Miami forLB - Koa Misi $4,438,000 ($1,734,000), CB Will Davis $722,800 ($260,600) & 5(131)

  13. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Green Bay Packers


    woooahhh nellie... lets try that again!


    woooah... accept no substitutions...


    That's more like it!


    Well here we are once again boys and girls... another season is coming to a close. First and foremost, I'd like to thank you all for another great season. Primarily GridIronKing34 for captaining the ship this season. I was only keeping the seat warm my friend. It was literally the most competitive season we've had since I've been doing this (2007 I believe). It was very difficult to make trades this year and that's really a credit to everyone out there. The trade market was not as accessible, that is for sure.

    Now, this season started out for me by choosing the Packers. I had to right that Nick Saban wrong from the 2005 draft and finally get my hands on Aaron Rodgers.

    Goals for this season:
    -improve the defensive front seven making it more aggressive
    GB was ranked 10[SUP]th[/SUP] best in pass defense (yards per game) but 23[SUP]rd[/SUP] in rush defense last season. While that could be a product of their high scoring offense from 2014, I’d still like to improve the defense without going crazy.

    -evaluate GB’s free agents and retain if possible Cobb and Bulaga
    Clearly the top free agents for the Packers were Cobb and Bulaga. Should I tag one? How much are they going to go for? And if they both leave, I’d better have a plan to replace them.

    -make a lot of moves or keep status quo?
    If you’re not familiar with GB Packer GM Ted Thompson, just know that he’s not a big proponent of free agency or making trades. He prefers to build from within. Build through the draft and retain the guys from their rookie contracts if they’ve proven to be a quality player.

    We’ll come back to these three objectives at the end to see how I did.

    I’m going to list the major trades that I made next before I list the roster breakdown. It’s the juicy stuff that keeps you interested :wink2:

    2/11/15 With Cleveland, I sent pick 5.158 for OLB/DE Barkevious Mingo. Now, truth be told, I had been working with Cleveland for a few days on a much larger trade that never came to fruition. Fortunately, we were still able to acquire a guy who I think is ready for a break out season with the Browns. After a fairly decent rookie season that saw Mingo record five sacks, his sack total for 2014 dropped to just two . But that doesn’t tell the whole story. In 2013 he ranked 24th out of 26 3-4 outside linebackers in Pass Rushing Productivity (PRP) with a minimum 50% snaps. But in 2014, he climbed to 14[SUP]th[/SUP] out of 29. I expect that trend to continue in 2015 for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. So a 5[SUP]th[/SUP] round flier on a former top 10 pick was worth it as I was looking to improve the Packers pass rush.

    2/15/15 With Cincinnati, we agreed to send WR Jordy Nelson and 3.94 for 1.21, 2.34, TE Tyler Eifert and WR Stedman Bailey. Trading Nelson was not in my original plans, when Cincy approached me, this was my original response via PM: “With Cobb a UFA, it's going to take a lot for me to move Nelson. Likely more than his value as a top 10 receiver.”

    After many PM’s back and forth over the course of a couple of days, we finally agreed to the deal. I think both sides benefit. I know they were happy getting Jordy. I know A-Rod would never let this deal happen in the NFL :lol: I was happy with the return. Getting two likely starters in Eifert and Bailey was important. Getting two high draft picks, equally important. Truth be told though, I had something else up my sleeve when I finally agreed to this.

    2/16/15 At the end of the Nelson negotiations, I held talks with the Dallas Cowboys over a trade that would surely rock the GML.
    With Dallas, we agreed to send RB Eddie Lacy, 2.34 and 4.126 for WR Dez Bryant. Now I think Dez is one of the best wide receivers in the league. Teaming him with A-Rod would certainly send Packer land into a cheese melting orgasm. As attractive as this trade was for us, there were some drawbacks: Namely, Dez $20m plus salary and trading Eddie Lacy. I knew this deal would likely take us out of any hopes of retaining Randall Cobb, as his salary was going to be inflated here, it ended up being $16m. I’d also created a needless hole at running back.

    3/18/15 With Oakland, we agreed to trade three high draft picks, 1.21, 1.30 and 2.62 for OLB Khalil Mack and 2.35. Over a month had passed. Free agency was winding down. I’d made some additions (more on that later) in free agency. So this trade was certainly not part of my plan. But if I hadn’t made the earlier trades, and compiled the picks I had, this wouldn’t have happened. Oakland received some picks that they could use to make their team better and address their situation. FA was winding down for them as well, and maybe they wanted to go into the draft with more picks rather than throwing money at high priced FA’s. We were very happy to acquire Khalil Mack. I feel he’s one of the top five young players in the league. He’s so dynamic and defensive coordinator Dom Capers’ hair piece literally flew off his head when he heard the news. Whhooosh! Dez went to get his 45 to shoot what he thought was a squirrel. Crazy moments…

    Roster Breakdown (listed in depth chart order, starters in bold)

    Aaron Rodgers, $18,250,000 ($29,450,000)
    Matt Flynn, $510,000 ($0)
    Connor Halliday, $446,474 ($446,474)

    Well, this was a no brainer. A-Rod is, in my view, the top quarterback in the game today. Continue to build around the best. Brought back Matt Flynn to be the top backup. Yes, A-Rod will get hurt every once in a while due to his play style. So it is important to have a quality backup. Matt has been the only other guy in the last several years capable of playing in this Packer offense. Drafted Connor Halliday in the 7[SUP]th[/SUP] round to be a guy we can develop. I think he fits the Packer offense perfectly. Curious how he does in Washington as a UDFA. I reckon he could be starting for that franchise before the season is over.

    Wide Receivers
    Dez Bryant, $20,762,966 ($0)
    Davante Adams, $893,955 ($1,484,283)
    Stedman Bailey, $733,084 ($263,700)
    Jeremy Kerley, $2,600,000 ($2,400,000)
    Jared Abbrederis, $471,400 ($108,420)
    Jeff Janis, $522,848 ($38,544)

    The #1 alpha here is Dez. But Davante Adams showed last season that he’s a quality young player who appears ready to be a starter. Two very formidable outside receivers who can get deep or use their size to high point the ball or catch that favorite throw of A-Rod’s, the back shoulder special. Bailey and Kerley are your inside slot guys. They can also replace Cobb as a return guy. I’ve always been a fan of Kerley’s and felt that he could explode with a good quarterback (unlike what the Jets have had). Jared and Jeff are the two young guys who we think the future is bright for each one. Both have the size, route running, and hands to be typical Packer receivers (a la Jordy Nelson)

    Running Backs
    Darren McFadden, $610,000 ($610,000)
    Roy Helu, $1,000,000 ($1,000,000)
    James Starks, $1,837,500 ($362,500)
    Karlos Williams, $510,146 ($510,146)
    FB John Kuhn, $510,000 ($0)

    I had to bring John Kuhn back via free agency. It just wasn’t the same offense without him. The remaining four backs form what I think is a quality stable of players that fit the offense very well. Namely, they are all good with their hands and I would envision them bringing back the Packers screen game to acceptable levels. That was one of my mini-goals after trading Eddie (who in my opinion is not a good receiving threat). Darren McFadden will start out the #1 guy. Once he gets hurt…. Roy Helu will come in for about half the season. Then once he gets hurt, James Starks will be the old stand by. By this time Karlos Williams will be up to speed in the offense. And as long as he hasn’t killed anyone in Green Bay, should warrant plenty of playing time. I’m actually pretty high on Karlos. I was sad to see the Bills draft him. Running backs are a year to year thing. This group is no different.

    Tight Ends
    Tyler Eifert, $2,251,637 ($4,113,137)
    Richard Rodgers, $649,004 ($379,512)
    Andrew Quarless, $1,750,000 ($175,000)

    The welcomed addition here is Eifert. Coming off a season where he only played in one game due to elbow and shoulder surgeries, this is a big year for Tyler. We think he can fit magically into the Packers’ offense with his size and ability downfield. Rodgers had a solid year last year and just seems to be a guy that can make big plays in the redzone. Always felt Quarless had the potential to be great. I could certainly do worse with a #3 tight end. Like this group a lot.

    Offensive Line
    LT David Bakhtiari, $698,850 ($227,700)
    LG Josh Sitton, $7,000,000 ($1,200,000)
    C Corey Linsley, $556,250 ($138,750)
    RG TJ Lang, $5,800,000 ($2,200,000)
    RT Jake Fisher, $1,008,036 ($1,008,036)

    Four of five returning starters from last year. Two pro bowl guards in Sitton and Lang. A young and developing left tackle how proved very solid last season in Bakhtiari. A young and impressive center in Corey Linsley. And the only difference from 2014, one of my favorite players in the draft, Jake Fisher. Who is the epitome of a Packers offensive linemen. Athletic, and can play four of five positions. Once the decision to not retain Bryan Bulaga was made (and was really made at the start of free agency when the bids got just too high), we turned our attention to a less expensive replacement in free agency (see below). But we also knew that we needed to add someone who could be the long term solution at the position, and we felt that was Jake Fisher in the draft.

    T Ryan Harris, $1,000,000 ($1,000,000)
    C/G JC Tretter, $688,977 ($207,954)
    G Lane Taylor, $587,334 ($2,334)

    The reserves all of experience. Harris has started many games at tackle in this league and would fit the Packers offense very well. Tretter and Taylor can play multiple positions and are very valuable as reserves in today’s NFL.

    Defensive Line
    LDE Mike Daniels, $735,146 ($75,146)
    NT Letroy Guion, $510,000 ($0)
    RDE Datone Jones, $2,104,527 ($3,102,545)

    Same starters as last year. I was never going to replace Daniels and Jones as their salaries are fairly low and I wasn’t looking to spend big money at the position. I did a lot of research at nose tackle and decided to bring back Letroy, who I think I got decent value for thru free agency at the minimum. His money in the car incident turned out to be nothing. But Letroy is not a three down player and I feel that Dom Capers could play multiple fronts and rotate the reserves below. I’ve listed the 3-4 DE/ 4-3 DT as DT’s. NT only guys as NT:

    DT Roy Miller, $1,500,000 ($1,500,000)
    DT CJ Mosley, $1,500,000 ($1,500,000)
    NT Mike Pennel, $510,000 ($0)
    DT Josh Boyd, $621,140 ($72,280)
    DT Khyri Thornton, $673,813 ($422,439)
    DT Kristjan Sokoli, $446,474 ($446,474)

    Good experienced guys in Miller and Mosley that are very capable of getting it done. Young guys with some experience last year in Pennel and Boyd. And potential studs in Thornton and Sokoli who may need time to develop. Nice balance and blend of youth and age here.

    Khalil Mack, $4,244,773 ($15,281,184)
    Craig Robertson, $3,000,000 ($3,000,000)
    Sam Barrington, $597,250 ($24,500)
    Clay Matthews, $12,700,000 ($12,300,000)

    Mack and Matthews form two of the best outside linebackers in the league. Robertson I brought in as a free agent and spent a fair amount of $ on, the highest amount on an outside acquisition for me this season. Just 27 years old. I think he is a solid inside backer who can cover. Barrington returns as a starter and is ready to continue to improve. He says he’s the best man for the job and a leader of the defense. Clay proved last year that not only is he a pro bowl outside rusher, he can play at a high level on the inside. We prefer to see him on the outside. But realize he could play some nickel inside stuff as well as he’s very versatile. And I think Khalil, also, could drop next to Clay in some nickel situations as off the line 'backers in a 4-2-5 look. Will they blitz, will they stay home, will they enter your room at night and fondle your privates while you sleep? One just never knows.

    Barkevious Mingo, $4,458,273 ($9,659,592)
    Mike Neal, $4,250,000 ($1,250,000)
    Nick Perry, $2,386,125 ($973,500)
    Obrien Schofield, $510,000 ($0)
    Carl Bradford, $617,325 ($321,975)

    We talked about Mingo earlier. Neal is very solid at setting the edge and could also play DE in a four man front in that heavy end role. Perry has experience and can play in multiple roles. Schofield, solid pass rusher at the league minimum (don’t tell him, he doesn’t know). Carl Bradford, young and looking to impress.

    Sam Shields, $9,062,500 ($9,375,000)
    Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, $1,895,114 ($6,043,876)
    Morgan Burnett, $5,131,250 ($4,950,000)
    Davon House, $5,000,000 ($5,000,000)
    (nickel) Casey Hayward, $1,053,154 ($211,802)
    (dime) Micah Hyde, $629,527 ($89,054)

    Charles Tillman, $750,000 ($750,000)
    Nick Marshall, $448,988 ($448,988)

    We lost Trumane thru free agency and I knew that was going to be the case. So we made it a priority to bring back Davon. Who I think is ready to be a starter in this league, as he is listed here. That seems to be supported in the NFL, the Jags signed him in free agency and are paying him starter money (4 yr $25m). So I’m happy I got him at the # I did in this league $5m seems like a bargain. I added Charles Tillman to be that veteran presence who can help mentor this fairly young secondary. Casey Hayward has nickel ability for sure and has solid size to jam at the line. Shields and Ha Ha are the stars of this secondary though. I stayed with Morgan Burnett although looking back, that might be one area where I would have liked to have upgrade but it just never fell that way in free agency or the draft.

    K Nick “What the” Folk, $510,000 ($0)
    P Andy Lee, $510,000 ($0)
    KR Micah Hyde / Karlos Williams
    PR Jeremy Kerley / Dez Bryant :shifty:

    Did what most everyone in the league did, cut the guys we had because they were overpaid and brought in cheaper alternatives at the league min. Although I actually think both of these guys are better than what we had. Both have gone to the pro bowl. Can’t complain about that.

    [TABLE="width: 227"]
    [TD]Roster Count[/TD]
    [TD]Total Cap $[/TD]
    [TD]Team Dead $[/TD]
    [TD]Total Cap Limit[/TD]
    [TD]Free Space[/TD]

    Here’s a BEFORE and AFTER snapshot so you can see what I added and where in terms of the starting lineup:

    [TABLE="width: 418"]
    [TD]Jordy Nelson[/TD]
    [TD]Dez Bryant[/TD]
    [TD]David Bakhtiari[/TD]
    [TD]David Bakhtiari[/TD]
    [TD]Josh Sitton[/TD]
    [TD]Josh Sitton[/TD]
    [TD]Corey Linsley[/TD]
    [TD]Corey Linsley[/TD]
    [TD]TJ Lang[/TD]
    [TD]TJ Lang[/TD]
    [TD]Bryan Bulaga[/TD]
    [TD]Jake Fisher[/TD]
    [TD]Andrew Quarless[/TD]
    [TD]Tyler Eifert[/TD]
    [TD]Randall Cobb[/TD]
    [TD]Davante Adams[/TD]
    [TD]John Kuhn[/TD]
    [TD]John Kuhn[/TD]
    [TD]Aaron Rodgers[/TD]
    [TD]Aaron Rodgers[/TD]
    [TD]Eddie Lacy[/TD]
    [TD]Darren McFadden[/TD]
    [TD]Datone Jones[/TD]
    [TD]Datone Jones[/TD]
    [TD]Letroy Guion[/TD]
    [TD]Letroy Guion[/TD]
    [TD]Mike Daniels[/TD]
    [TD]Mike Daniels[/TD]
    [TD]Clay Matthews[/TD]
    [TD]Khalil Mack[/TD]
    [TD]AJ Hawk[/TD]
    [TD]Craig Robertson[/TD]
    [TD]Sam Barrington[/TD]
    [TD]Sam Barrington[/TD]
    [TD]Julius Peppers[/TD]
    [TD]Clay Matthews[/TD]
    [TD]Tramon Williams[/TD]
    [TD]Davon House[/TD]
    [TD]Morgan Burnett[/TD]
    [TD]Morgan Burnett[/TD]
    [TD]Ha Ha Clinton-Dix[/TD]
    [TD]Ha Ha Clinton-Dix[/TD]
    [TD]Sam Shields[/TD]
    [TD]Sam Shields[/TD]

    Draft Picks
    2nd Jake Fisher, T, Oregon
    4th Karlos Williams, RB, Florida State
    7[SUP]th[/SUP] Nick Marshall, CB, Auburn
    7[SUP]th[/SUP] Connor Halliday, QB, Washington State
    7[SUP]th[/SUP] Kristjan Sokoli, DL, Buffalo

    P Andy Lee, $510,000
    K Nick Folk, $510,000
    DT Roy Miller, $1,500,000
    CB Davon House, $5,000,000
    NT Letroy Guion, $510,000
    RB Roy Helu, $1,000,000
    T Ryan Harris, $1,000,000
    FB John Kuhn, $510,000
    QB Matt Flynn, $510,000
    LB Obrien Schofield, $510,000
    RB Darren McFadden, $610,000
    DT CJ Mosley, $1,500,000
    LB Craig Robertson, $3,000,000
    CB Charles Tillman, $510,000

    2.11.15 Trade with Cleveland... acquired LB Barkevious Mingo $4,458,273 ($9,659,592) for 5.158

    2.15.15 Trade with Cincinnati... acquired 1.21, 2.34, TE Tyler Eifert $2,251,637 ($4,113,137) and WR Stedman Bailey $733,084 ($263,700) for WR Jordy Nelson $4,600,000 ($9,200,000) and 3.94

    2.16.15 Trade with Dallas... acquired WR Dez Bryant $20,762,966 for 2.34, 4.126 and RB Eddie Lacy $925,203 ($423,604)

    2.24.15 Trade with Arizona... acquired 7.211 and 7.216 for 6.190

    2.25.15 Trade with NY Jets... acquired WR Jeremy Kerley $2,600,000 ($2,400,000) for 7.216 and 7.222

    3.18.15 Trade with Oakland... acquired LB Khalil Mack $4,244,773 ($15,281,184) and 2.35 for 1.21, 1.30 and 2.62

    Practice Squad
    Deon Long, WR
    Jordan Leslie, WR
    Gerald Christian, TE (drafted as Mr. Irrelevant in the NFL)
    Rob Crisp, OL
    Garth Gerhart, OL
    Travis Raciti, DL
    Leon Orr, DL
    Jeff Luc, LB
    Adrian Hubbard, LB
    Demitri Goodson, CB

    Thank you for reading this far. You will be rewarded soon enough… Just wanted to go back and look at those goals again…

    -improve the defensive front seven making it more aggressive
    Does just adding Khalil Mack satisfy this goal? I’ll let you decide. But, we added other pieces as well. And I think I got more creative with the defensive line, making it more flexible in terms of switching fronts if needed.

    -evaluate GB’s free agents and retain if possible Cobb and Bulaga
    They were both gone, over priced, in my opinion. Cobb will be replaced by Bailey and Kerley. Bulaga replaced by Fisher and Harris. Multiple options for either one and I’ll let the coaches decide how it plays out thru the competition in camp.

    -make a lot of moves or keep status quo?
    I don’t know that I made a TON of moves, but I certainly made things interesting. Big splashes bringing in Dez Bryant and Khalil Mack. Just maybe the difference in being a playoff contender and winning the Super Bowl this year.

    And now for girls jumping on trampolines.

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  14. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Carolina Panthers


    When new general manager took over the Carolina Panthers, he knew he had his hands full. Not only was the team in salary cap hell, with tons of money wrapped up in players with a ton of dead money associated with them. But they also had massive holes at wideout, offensive line, and in the defensive back field.

    After, and God only knows how, he was able to unload D'Angelo Williams AND Jonathan Stewart, he replaced them with 3 very talented running backs, for the fraction of the price.

    Along with running back overhaul, Panthers signed Cecil Shorts and acquiring Martellus Bennent to give some great new weapons to this offense. They also went out and acquired Sam Baker and stand out rookie RIGHT TACKLE Ja'Wuan James.

    Panthers did their best work on the defensive side however. Going out and signing one of the better interior pass rushers in Henry Melton to pair with Star Lotulelei was a nice fit. Acquiring Vontaze Burfict was an absolute game changer. Burfict is one of the most explosive and game changing backers in the game.

    In the defensive back field, Panthers brought on Antrelle Rolle, Pince Amukamara, and one of the best nickel corners in the game in Adam Jones.

    Cam Newton - $14,666,000 - $0
    Sean Mannion - Drafted Round 4

    Joique Bell - $3,500,000 - $2,000,000
    Duke Johnson - Drafted Round 2
    Terrance West - $651,850 - $395,550

    Cecil Shorts - $5,000,000 - Free Agency Signing
    Kelvin Benjamin - $1,741,875 - $4,805,625
    Stephen Hill - $594,500 - $9,500
    Brenton Bersin - $585,000.00 - Tagged
    Corey Brown - $510,000 - $0

    Greg Olsen - $7,800,000 - $3,500,000
    Martellus Bennett - $6,125,000 - $2,250,000
    Nick Boyle - Drafted Round 7

    Sam Baker - $7,300,000 - $9,200,000
    Ja'Wuan James - $1,915,545 - $6,895,962
    Mike Remmers - $585,000 - $0
    David Foucault - $510,000 - $0

    Nate Chandler - $1,150,000 - $1,100,000
    Trai Turner - $644,950 - $404,850
    Amini Silatolu - $1,570,897 - $507,655
    Edmund Kugbila - $699,114 - $228,228
    Tyronne Green - $585,000 - $0
    Andrew Norwell - $510,000 - $0

    Ryan Kalil - $11,795,000 - $12,116,000

    Charles Johnson - $20,020,000 - $14,040,000
    Kony Ealy - $806,098 - $1,024,634
    Frank Alexander - $777,563 - $117,563
    Wes Horton - $588,334 - $3,334

    Star Lotulelei - $2,619,409 - $5,675,386
    Henry Melton - $5,000,000 - Free Agency Signing
    Ra'Shede Hageman - $1,212,691 - $2,312,997
    Micanor Regis - $510,000 - $0

    Thomas Davis - $9,900,000 - $5,400,000
    Vontaze Burfict - $5,175,000 - $2,325,000
    Mario Addison - $1,020,000 - $440,000
    Adarius Glanton - $510,000 - $0
    Junior Sylvestre - Drafted Round 7
    Mark Nzeocha - Drafted Round 7

    Luke Kuechly - $4,002,283 - $4,002,283
    AJ Klein - $632,825 - $95,650

    Prince Amukamara - $6,898,000 - $0
    Adam Jones - $2,550,000 - $250,000
    Josh Norman - $709,750 - $49,750
    Robert Alford - $927,654 - $426,872
    Carrington Byndom - $510,000 - $0
    Louis Young - $435,000 - $0

    Antrel Rolle - $4,000,000 - Free Agent Signing
    Taylor Mays - $545,000 - Free Agent Signing
    Derron Smith - Drafted Round 3
    Melvin White - $587,500 - $2,500
    Robert Lester - $585,000 - $0

    Graham Gano - $3,100,000 - $2,250,000
    Brad Nortman - $679,670 - $19,670


    2015 Salaries - $149,747,515
    Dead Money - $4,350,000
    Salary Cap Available(Including Dead Money & Draft Salaries) - $252,485

    Draft Choices
    1.25 - $1,449,364 (Traded for RT Ja'Wuan James & 5th Round Pick)
    2.57 - $684,396 - Duke Johnson, RB, University of Miami
    3.89 - $571,035 - Derron Smith, S, Fresno State
    4.121 - $538,977 - Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St
    7.212 - $448,403 - Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware
    7.217 - $447,358 - Junior Sylvestre, LB, Toledo.
    7.COA - $446,474 - Mark Nzeocha, OLB, Wyoming
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  15. Silverphin

    Silverphin Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Cleveland Browns

    Coaching Staff
    GM: Silver "Silverphin" Finley
    HC: Mike Pettine, $5.0M
    OC: Marty Mornhinweg, $2.5M
    DC: Brentson Buckner, $2.5M

    Roster (Uncategorized):
    1. Connor Shaw QB $435,000 ($0)
    2. Alex Mack C $8,000,000 ($8,000,000)
    3. Desmond Bryant 34DE $7,000,000 ($3,000,000)
    4. Paul Kruger 34OLB $8,200,000 ($3,600,000)
    5. Justin Gilbert CB $2,916,705 ($10,500,138)
    6. Pierre Desir CB $611,903 ($305,709)
    7. Bishop Sankey RB $873,522 (1,431,158)
    8. Jacoby Jones WR $3,375,000 ($2,625,000)
    9. Rob Ninkovich OLB $3,950,000 (-$2,500,000)
    10. Toby Gerhart RB $3,000,000 ($500,000)
    11. Sammie Lee Hill DT $4,666,668 (666,668)
    12. Dwayne Bowe WR $5,000,000 ($5,000,000)
    13. Khalif Barnes OL $4,000,000 ($4,000,000)
    14. Ted Larsen OL $3,000,000 ($3,000,000)
    15. LaMarr Woodley DL/LB $2,000,000 ($2,000,000)
    16. Dannell Ellerbe LB $2,000,000 ($2,000,000)
    17. AJ Hawk LB $5,000,000 ($5,000,000)
    18. Mathias Kiwanuka LB $1,000,000 ($1,000,000)
    19. Nolan Carroll CB $2,500,000 ($2,500,000)
    20. Breno Giacomini OT 5,125,000 (4,375,00)
    21. Spencer Lanning P $585,000 ($585,000)
    22. Andy LeVitre OG $8,600,000 (&6,300,000)
    23. Albert McClellan LB $1,200,000 ($200,000)
    24. Major Wright S $2,000,000 ($2,000,000)
    25. James Casey FB/TE/H-Back $1,000,000 ($1,000,000)
    26. Jared Cook TE $8,300,441 ($8,901,323)
    27. Cordarrelle Patterson WR $1,969,376 ($2,877,294)
    28. Rey Maualuga LB $5,000,000 ($5,000,000)
    29. Amobi Okoye DL $710,000
    30. Dennis Pitta TE $6,200,000 ($12,800,000)
    31. Bernard Pierce RB $798,986 ($138,986)
    32. Davin Joseph OG $510,000 ($0)
    33. Clinton McDonald DT 3,250,000 (1,750,000)
    34. Jonathan Babineaux DT/DE $3,619,701 (1,333,334)
    35. Shaun Hill QB $510,000 ($0)
    36. Pierre Warren S $510,000 ($0)
    37. Gabe Carimi OG/OT $510,000 ($0)
    38. Christian Yount LS $510,000 ($0)
    39. Charles Godfrey S $510,000 ($0)
    40. Chris Greenwood CB $510,000 ($0)
    41. Charles Tuaau DT/DE $420,000 (0)
    42. Jameis Winston QB $3,884,836
    43. TJ Clemmings OL $1,024,382
    44. Chris Conley WR $730,164
    45. Anthony Harris S $571,345
    46. D'Joun Smith CB $561,504
    47. Jordan Taylor WR $480,606
    48. Leterrius Walton DL $471,140
    49. Corey Grant RB $460,075
    50. Ellis McCarthy DL $459,724
    51. Neville Hewitt LB $457,058
    52. Brian Vogler TE $450,064
    53. Joey Iosefa FB $420,000 (0)

    Roster (Categorized):

    Jameis Winston QB $3,884,836
    Shaun Hill QB $510,000 (0)
    Connor Shaw QB $435,000 ($0)

    Running Back
    Bernard Pierce RB $798,986 ($138,986)
    Bishop Sankey RB $873,522 (1,431,158)
    Toby Gerhart RB $3,000,000 ($500,000)
    Corey Grant RB $460,075
    James Casey FB/TE/H-Back $1,000,000 ($1,000,000)
    Joey Iosefa FB $420,000 (0)

    Wide Receiver
    Jacoby Jones WR $3,375,000 ($2,625,000)
    Dwayne Bowe WR Browns $5,000,000 ($5,000,000)
    Cordarrelle Patterson WR $1,969,376 ($2,877,294)
    Chris Conley WR $730,164
    Jordan Taylor WR $480,606

    Tight End
    Dennis Pitta TE $6,200,000 ($12,800,000)
    Jared Cook TE $8,300,441 ($8,901,323)
    Brian Vogler TE $450,064

    Offensive Line
    D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT 11,698,670 (9,012,670)
    Alex Mack C $8,000,000 ($8,000,000)
    Khalif Barnes OL $4,000,000 ($4,000,000)
    Ted Larsen OL $3,000,000 ($3,000,000)
    Breno Giacomini OT $5,125,000 (4,375,000)
    Andy LeVitre OG $8,600,000 ($6,300,000)
    Davin Joseph OG $510,000 ($0)
    Gabe Carimi OG/OT $510,000 ($0)
    TJ Clemmings OL $1,024,382

    Defensive Line
    Desmond Bryant 34DE $7,000,000 ($3,000,000)
    Sammie Lee Hill DT $4,666,668 (666,668)
    Amobi Okoye DL $710,000 ($710,000)
    Clinton McDonald DT 3,250,000 (1,750,000)
    Jonathan Babineaux DT/DE $3,619,701 (1,333,334)
    Charles Tuaau DT/DE $420,000 (0)
    Leterrius Walton DL $471,140
    Ellis McCarthy DL $459,724

    Paul Kruger 34OLB $8,200,000 ($3,600,000)
    Rob Ninkovich OLB $3,950,000 (-$2,500,000)
    LaMarr Woodley DL/LB $2,000,000 ($2,000,000)
    Dannell Ellerbe LB $2,000,000 ($2,000,000)
    AJ Hawk LB $5,000,000 ($5,000,000)
    Mathias Kiwanuka LB $1,000,000 ($1,000,000)
    Albert McClellan LB $1,200,000 ($200,000)
    Rey Maualuga LB $5,000,000 ($5,000,000)
    Neville Hewitt LB $457,058

    Defensive Backs
    Justin Gilbert CB $2,916,705 ($10,500,138)
    Nolan Carroll CB $2,500,000 ($2,500,000)
    Pierre Desir CB $611,903 ($305,709)
    Chris Greenwood CB $510,000 ($0)
    Major Wright S $2,000,000 ($2,000,000)
    Pierre Warren S $510,000 ($0)
    Charles Godfrey S $510,000 ($0)
    Anthony Harris S $571,345
    D'Joun Smith CB $561,504

    Justin Tucker K $910,000 ($910,000)
    Spencer Lanning P $585,000 ($585,000)
    Christian Yount LS $510,000 ($0)

    Team Salary: $136,016,870
    Dead Money: $1,672,455
    Total Cap Used: $137,689,325

    Roster Size: 53

    Practice Squad
    Kevin Rodgers, QB
    Shane Wynn, WR
    Connor Hamlett, TE
    Devin Mahina, TE
    Jimmay Mundine, TE
    Brandon Vitabile, OL
    Bill Vavau, OL
    Brian Mihalik, DL
    Andrae Kirk, LB
    Cedric Thompson, S

    Free Agent Signings

    Dwayne Bowe, WR, Browns - $5,000,000
    Ted Larsen, OL, Browns - $3,000,000
    Khalif Barnes, OL, Browns - $4,000,000
    LaMarr Woodley, DL/LB, Browns - $2,000,000
    Dannell Ellerbe, LB, Browns - $2,000,000
    AJ Hawk, LB, Browns - $5,000,000
    Mathias Kiwanuka, LB, Browns - $1,000,000
    Nolan Carroll, CB, Browns - $2,500,000
    Major Wright S $2,000,000 ($2,000,000)
    James Casey FB/TE/H-Back $1,000,000 ($1,000,000)
    Jarvis Jenkins DE $510,000 (0)
    Rey Maualuga LB $5,000,000 (0)
    Jarvis Jenkins DE $510,000 (0) -- Cut
    Matt Schaub QB $910,000 -- Cut
    Amobi Okoye DL $710,000
    Pierre Warren S $510,000 ($0)
    Shaun Hill QB $510,000 (0)
    Pierre Warren S $510,000 ($0)
    Gabe Carimi OG/OT $510,000 ($0)
    Christian Yount LS $510,000 ($0)
    Charles Godfrey S $510,000 ($0)
    Chris Greenwood CB $510,000 ($0)

    Draft Picks
    1.2 - Jameis Winston QB Florida State (via Trade from Tennesssee) - $3,884,836
    2.33 - TJ Clemmings, OL, Pittsburgh - $1,024,382
    2.53 - Chris Conley, WR, Georgia - $730,164
    3.88 - Anthony Harris, S, Virginia - $571,345
    3.COA - D'Joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic - $561,504
    5.151 - Jordan Taylor, WR, Rice - $480,606
    5.COC - Leterrius Walton, DL, Central Michigan - $471,140
    6.184 - Corey Grant, RB, Auburn - $460,075
    6.185 - Ellis McCarthy, DL, UCLA - $459,724
    6.192 - Neville Hewitt, LB, Marshall - $457,058
    7.204 - Brian Vogler, TE, Alabama - $450,064

    Total Draft Pick Salary: $9,550,898

    Signed UDFA
    Deon Simon, DT, Northwestern State $420,000 (released)
    Charles Tuaau, DT, Texas A&M-Commerce $420,000
    Joey Iosefa, FB, Hawaii $420,000

    Depth Chart


    Jameis Winston
    Shaun Hill
    Connor Shaw

    James Casey
    Joey Iosefa

    Running Back
    Bernard Pierce/Bishop Sankey/Toby Gerhart
    Corey Grant

    Wide Receiver
    Cordarrelle Patterson
    Jacoby Jones
    Chris Conley/Dwayne Bowe
    Jordan Taylor

    Tight End
    Jared Cook
    Dennis Pitta
    Brian Vogler/James Casey

    Left Tackle
    D'Brickashaw Ferguson
    Gabe Carimi

    Left Guard
    Andy LeVitre
    Ted Larsen

    Alex Mack
    Ted Larsen

    Right Guard
    Davin Joseph
    Khalif Barnes

    Right Tackle
    TJ Clemmings
    Breno Giacomini


    Left Defensive End
    Clinton McDonald
    Jonathan Babineaux
    Charles Tuaau

    Nose Tackle
    Sammie Lee Hill
    Leterrius Walton/Ellis McCarthy

    Right Defensive End
    Desmond Bryant
    Amobi Okoye
    Deon Simon

    Left Outside Linebacker
    Paul Kruger
    Rob Ninkovich
    Albert McClellan

    Left Inside Linebacker
    Rey Maualuga
    AJ Hawk

    Right Inside Linebacker
    Dannell Ellerbe
    Neville Hewitt

    Right Outside Linebacker
    LaMarr Woodley
    Mathias Kiwanuka

    Justin Gilbert
    D'Joun Smith
    Nolan Carroll
    Pierre Desir
    Chris Greenwood

    Free Safety
    Anthony Harris
    Charles Godrey

    Strong Safety
    Major Wright
    Pierre Warren

    Special Teams

    Justin Tucker

    Spencer Lanning

    Long Snapper
    Christian Yount

    Kick Returner
    Jacoby Jones
    Corey Grant

    Punt Returner
    Corey Grant
    Jacoby Jones
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  16. Boik14

    Boik14 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    New York
    Ravens Kick *** Roster!


    1. Re-create the defensive dominant culture the Ravens were known for early in the Ray Lewis era. Build one of the best defenses in the history of the GM League.
    2. Get weapons that play to Joe Flacco's strengths but are also scheme fits.
    3. Get players that play hard for 60 minutes. Gotta have those grinders.
    4. Build a deep team that can wear down other teams with our depth and confuse them with our versatility.

    Coaching Staff:
    HC: John Harbaugh, $5.0M
    OC: Gary Kubiak, $2.5M
    DC: Dean Pees, $2.5M


    Bold = Starter

    1. Joe Flacco $14,550,000
    2. Derek Anderson $510,000
    QB Total: $15,060,000
    Analysis:Clearly Joe Flacco is our starter. Derek Anderson is a reliable backup with a similar style of play to Flacco (pocket passer, decent deep ball, not very mobile, etc). The offense was built around Flacco's strengths which is deep and intermediate routes. This was not a position of need, aside from a reliable backup QB.

    1. Isaiah Crowell $510,000
    2. Jeremy Langford $570,880
    3. Christine Michael $920,299
    4. Zac Stacy $629,125
    1. Kyle Juszczyk $660,146
    RB Total: $3,290,450
    Analysis: This was a position the Ravens were looking to completely revamp and Fullback Kyle Juszczyk is the only player left in the backfield from the inherited roster. Unfortunately, Fullback will not be a staple of the offense. What we wanted was a contrasting style of backs. Crowell will bring a more elusive back while Langford and Michael will bring a more physical style with above average speed. Langford is the guy we thinkcould eventually take the role but until hes ready Crowell and Michael will be placeholders with the ability to give the Ravens a thunder and lightning type backfield.

    1. Mike Wallace $12,100,000
    2. Nelson Agholor $713,818
    3. Brian Hartline $950,000
    4. Cody Latimer $842,875
    5. Ted Ginn $4,000,000
    6. Mike Campanaro $526,875
    1. Jace Amaro $975,681
    2. Maxx Williams $1,531,091
    3. Crockett Gilmore $636,504
    4. Luke Wilson $629,633
    WR/TE Total: $22,906,477
    AnalysisAs we mentioned earlier, the offense is going to play vertically but we're going to incorporate 2 seam stretching TE's in the starting line up and 2 reserves who can supply similar skills. 1st round draft pick, Maxx Williams, was a major priority because of the offensive philosophy of the team. A young group that features 2 second year guys and a top rookie at his position, the nuances of the position will have to be worked out but the pass catching skills are top of the line. The loss of Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels may hurt the run game a bit but it will be made up for with players that can get downfield and supply more speed and athleticism. A similar philosophy will take our receivers up another level. Losing Steve Smith's work ethic and competitive nature and leadership isnt something we wanted to do but we did need to get younger at the position. Wallace and Ginn will stretch the field vertically when theyre on the field giving the Ravens an element of scary deep speed. Ahgolor, Hartline and Latimer will work the middle of the field while Hartline tried to avoid the turf monster. Ginn will also handle KR/PR duties

    LT. Andrus Peat $1,260,364
    LG. Mike Iupati $8,000,000
    C. Stefan Wisniewski$10,000,000
    RG. Larry Warford $849,250
    RT. Ricky Wagner $621,140
    OT. Eric Winston $710,000
    OG. Daryn Colledge $510,000
    C. John Urschel $546,140
    OL Total: $22,496,894
    AnalysisThe OL was a good unit last year but this Ravens staff values the interior OL as much as the tackles hence the heavy investment at the Center and Guards. We picked up a young all pro at RG in Larry Warford who will give the Ravens a great right side next to young stud Ricky Wagner. At Center Steve Wisniewski is a very strong option who can anchor well vs the pass and get out to the second level in the run game. The left side feature multi time pro bowl Left Guard Mike Iupati and rookie mammoth tackle Andrus Peat who was stolen in the late first round. A tall line with great length and reach, the major advantage this Ravens group will have is split by side. The right side is run blockers who are powerful while the left side is more of a pass blocking line while the center is a solid two way player


    DE1. Haloti Ngata $16,000,000
    NT1. Brandon Williams $713,750
    DE2. Timmy Jernigan $996,114
    DE3. Mike DeVito $1,750,000
    DE4. Randy Starks $3,250,000
    NT2. Kenrick Ellis $850,000
    NT3. DeAngelo Tyson $671,898
    DE5. Kevin Vickerson $510,000
    DL Total: $24,741,762
    Analysis:The Ravens defensive line is a dominant unit that offers versatile players who can fit different roles and even scheme versatility if we ever wanted to migrate to a 4-3 look in speed rush sets or a 5-2 look in jumbo sets. Closed End 5 technique Haloti Ngata is a dominant run stuffer who has lost a little pass rush over the years and youngsters Brandon Williams and Timmy Jernigan show great promise. Jernigan had a handful of sacks in a reserve role as a rookie and will play as an Open End 3 technique while Williams will play directly over the offensive center as a true nose tackle in a 0 technique. Kenrick Ellis will be a direct sub for Williams with Starks as the emergency spare nose tackle. Devito is the direct sub for Ngata and while hes about 50 pounds lighter, hes still an excellent run defender. Starks will be the direct sub for Jernigan and we believe in a reduced role he can still be a highly effective player. The rest will compete for spare snaps.

    OLB1. DeMarcus Ware $8,666,666
    OLB2. Terrell Suggs $6,200,000
    ILB1. Daryl Smith $3,875,000
    ILB2. Karlos Dansby $5,500,000
    ILB3. Courtney Upshaw $1,685,313
    ILB4. Jon Beason $1,250,000
    OLB3. Arthur Brown $969,336
    OLB4. Geneo Grissom $481,685
    LB Total: $28,628,000
    Analysis: Suggs and Ware are as formidable a pass rushing duo as you can find anywhere in the GM League. Dansby and Smith provide a contrasting finesse (Dansby) and thumper (Smith) mentality inside as this unit loves to hit offensive players and punish them in the middle of the field. Arthur Brown and rookie Geneo Grissom who are developmental players who will see backup snaps and special teams work.

    CB1. Jimmy Smith $6,898,000
    CB2. Darius Slay $1,442,537
    CB3. Cary Williams $3,250,000
    CB4. Terrence Newman $510,000
    CB5. Rashaan Melvin $585,000
    FS1. Will Hill $3,270,000
    SS1. Michael Griffin $8,100,000
    SS2. Darian Stewart $850,000
    FS2. Terrence Brooks $676,594
    SS3. Antonio Allen $510,000
    DB's Total: $26,092,131
    Analysis: This might be the deepest unit in the entire GM League on any team at any position. 5 deep at CB with a 6th guy, the versatile Antonio Allen who can play CB, FS or SS. Slay and Smith are the physical starters with Cary Williams in the slot giving the Ravens a physical trio that will see the bulk of the playing time. Vet Terrence Newman is still effective and can play inside or outside. Rashaan Melvin has talent but is still developing but was tendered as an ERFA. Will Hill and Michael Griffin are the starting safeties with Darian Stewart and Terrence Brooks as the reserves. Brooks can start for a lot of teams as he flashed his potential as a rookie in 2014. Stewart can take over whenever Griffin has a down year which seems to be every other year which means this one should be an all pro year for Griffin. Its primarily a cover 2 man scheme that will mix in some cover 3 Zone and cover 2 off man.

    Special Teams
    Sam Koch $510,000
    Mike Nugent $510,000
    Special Teams Totals: $1,020,000
    Analysis: Losing Justin Tucker hurt, no lie, but that was a couple of million for a kicker which just doesnt happen in the GM League. Mike Nugent is adequate for a video game offense that will have real life results. Sam Koch was traded, released and brought back for the minimum which is 1/6th of his original salary.

    Payroll: $144,235,714
    Dead Money: $424,007
    Total: $144,659,721
    O/Under: $5,340,279

    Free Agent Signings
    JD Walton C/G $510,000 (waived)
    Sam Koch P $510,000
    Brian Hartline WR $950,000
    Randy Starks DT/DE $3,250,000
    Derek Anderson QB $510,000
    Jon Beason ILB $1,250,000
    Cary Williams CB $3,250,000
    Mike DeVito DE 1,750,0000
    Stefan Wisniewski OC $10,000,000
    Antonio Allen S/CB $510,000
    Mike Nugent K $510,000
    Darian Stewart S $850,000
    Mike Iupati OG $8,000,000
    Kenrick Ellis DE/NT $850,000
    Eric Winston OT $710,000
    Daryn Colledge OG $510,000
    Kevin Vickerson DE/DT $510,000
    Terrence Newman CB $510,000

    1) CLEVELAND sends Isaiah Crowell, RB, $510,000 ($0) and 5.139 to BALTIMORE for Jacoby Jones, WR, $3,375,000 (-$2,625,000)
    2) BALTIMORE sends Chris Canty, DE, $3,326,668 (-$666,668) to ST. LOUIS for Zac Stacy, RB, $629,125 (-$88,250)
    3) BALTIMORE sends Kelechi Osemele, OT, $1,064,595 ($218,340) to NEW YORK (AFC) for Jace Amaro, TE, $975,681 (-$1,081,635)
    4) DETROIT sends Darius Slay, CB, $1,442,537 (-$1,113,382), Larry Warford, OG, $849,250 (-$348,500), and 2.054 to BALTIMORE for Elvis Dumervil, DE, $6,375,000 (-$7,125,000), CJ Mosley, LB, $1,997,273 (-$7,190,184), and 7.206
    5) SEATTLE sends Christine Michael, RB, $920,299 ($417,066) and 5. 159 to BALTIMORE Steve Smith, WR, $4,166,666 ($2,333,334) and Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, $585,146 ($225,438)
    6) BALTIMORE sends Jeremy Zuttah, C, $3,700,000 (-$4,800,000) and 5.139 to DENVER for DeMarcus Ware, LB, $8,666,666 (-$6,833,334) and 6.181
    7) CHICAGO sends 1.103 to BALTIMORE for Ladarius Webb, CB, $12,000,000 (-$10,000,000)
    8) BALTIMORE sends Matt Elam, S, $1,845,546 (-$2,670,910) to DENVER for Cody Latimer, WR, $842,875 (-$1,351,475)
    9) BALTIMORE sends Marshall Yanda, OG, $8,450,000 (-$3,540,328) to DALLAS for 3.074 and 3.091
    10) JACKSONVILLE sends Mike Wallace, WR, $12,100,000 (-$9,600,000)* to BALTIMORE for Sam Koch, P, $3,100,000 (-$600,000), 3.074, and 5.159
    11) CLEVELAND agrees to trade Karlos Dansby $5,500,000 ($6,500,000) to BALTIMORE for picks 181, 188 and Albert McClellan 1.2M ($200,000)
    12) BALTIMORE sends Dennis Pitta, TE, $6,200,000 (-$12,800,000), Bernard Pierce, RB, $798,986 (-$138,986), and 4.122 to CLEVELAND for Michael Griffin, S, $8,100,000 (-$3,600,000)* and 6.188
    13) BALTIMORE sends Eugene Monroe, LT, $7,700,000 ($14,300,000) and 2.58 to Arizona 1.32, 4.120 and 6.191
    14) BALTIMORE sends 1.26, 4.120, and 6.191 for 1.21
    15) BALTIMORE sends 2.054, 3.091, and 4.103 to JACKSONVILLE for 2.036 and 5.148
    16) BALTIMORE sends Bryan Bennett, QB and Zach Zenner, RB to Jacksonville for Luke Wilson $629,633

    Draft Picks
    021. Baltimore from Oakland (trade 14) $1,531,091 Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
    032. Baltimore from Arizona (trade 13) $1,260,364 Andrus Peat, LT, Stanford
    036. Baltimore from Jacksonville (Trade 15) $713,818 Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
    090. Baltimore $570,880. Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State
    148. Baltimore from Jacksonville (Trade 15) $481,685 Geneo Grissom, OLB, Oklahoma
    Total: $4,557,838
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  17. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member


    Head Coach/ Offensive Coordinator: Pat Shurmer


    Defensive Coordinator:


    High above the rich green Bermuda grass of Everbank Field
    , Jaguars Head Coach Pat Shurmer sat with General Managers FFG and vt_dolfan mesmerizing them with his aggressive vision of Jacksonville football. Shurmer wanted to match a versatile, high octane offense with a fast, slobber knocking defense. Following stops at Cleveland and most recently Philadelphia, lessons learned along the way were annotated in brown leather bound. The Journal was nearly full, filled with diagrams, plays, ideas and most importantly, what NOT to do. Both GM’s knew they wanted a head coach that had made mistakes along the way and learned from them. Shurmer was not risk aversive, but where he could, any risk taken would be grounded in experience.

    Both GM’s were cognizant of the difficulties in building a Championship franchise, especially in the Sunshine State, where patience was in less supply then sun-screen. Florida’s transient population brought with them years of loyalty to teams such as the Giants, the Steelers, and the Cowboys. Convincing fans to come out to watch the Jaguars meant they had to not only win, but do so in an exciting fashion. All three agreed they had to turn Everbank Field, into “The Jungle”, a place where teams would hate to play, and fans would hate to leave. They knew a pool high above the end-zone would not be enough on game day. It had to be about the play on the field, and the play on the field had to be fast, dynamic, and ruthless. Our franchise sits right in the middle of College Football Country, and some of the countries best beaches are nearby. Obviously fans have a choice as to where they want to spend their valuable entertainment funds. With a close knit military community as the backbone of Jacksonville, we want our team to reflect that.

    When asked which Defensive Coordinator he believed would put the teeth back into the Jag’s defense, Shurmer wrote just one name on a piece of paper, and pushed it across the mahogany table for the two GM’s to read. The smiles on their faces bespoke their agreement. Wade Phillips, the creative defensive mastermind who helped turn JJ Watt into a household name. He would bring his attacking, blitzing, ¾ defense to Jacksonville. All three agreed, the Jags must be a team that would create pressure on the opposition through the air, and on the ground, with an attacking unrelenting defense to match. There would be no quarter given, there would be no prevent defense. From whistle to whistle the Jaguars would bring the Gridiron equivalent of Armageddon.

    It is with great pride and extreme excitement that GM’s FFG and VT_DOLFAN presents our 2015 GML Jacksonville Jaguars…

    Nick Foles QB $815,880 $135,880
    Ryan Mallett QB $3,000,000
    Bryan Bennett QB

    Head Coach Pat Shurmer was as forceful as he could be in his request that we go out and get Nick. Obviously Nick knows this offense. He is accurate, and throws one of the best deep balls in the game. Bringing Nick in not only jump starts our franchise offensively, he will act as another coach on the field bringing the rest of the team up to speed. As high as Pat was on Nick, we felt it imperative to have another highly skilled QB on the roster that will give Nick a big competition this summer at training camp. Ryan Mallet has been tutored by the best. His strong arm and ability to hit all spots on the field accurately will give Pat another QB to add to his arsenal. We look forward to naming a starting QB this summer and and exciting competition between these two.


    running backs
    DeMarco Murray RB 13,567,890 13,567,890
    Denard Robinson RB/WR $638,403 $106,806
    Devonta Freeman RB $631,106 $106,806
    Zach Zenner RB $481,685 $461,685

    We were tasked to upgrade our roster at the running back position and this is what GM FFG did exactly. Taking the bull by the horns, she went after what we feel is one of the best backs in the league. DeMarco Murray is to be blunt, a BEAST. Accounting for over 2,200 hundred yards last season, he did it on the ground (1,845 yards) and in the air (416 yards), he is without a doubt the perfect back for Pat Shurmer. Behind our upgraded line, we expect DeMarco to have the best years of his career here in Jacksonville. Probably no back in the league had a bigger impact in helping fantasy teams late in the season last year then Denard Robinson. We traded for Devonta Freeman not just because he has great vision and balance as a running back, but hes an adept receiver out of the backfield as well. He allows us to stretch the field in both directions.

    Wide Receivers
    Justin Blackmon WR $5,785,625 $2,871,260
    Marqise Lee WR $1,175,914 $2,217,376
    Riley Cooper WR $4,800,000 $6,200,000
    Ricardo Lockette WR $585,000 $0
    Phillip Dorsett WR $914,867 $914,867

    While we await for Justin Blackmon to apply for reinstatement to the NFL, we felt we had to be aggressive in going after WRs that will be a perfect fit for our system. With ultra talented Marqise Lee already in the folds, GM FFG sought to get QB Nick Foles a target he knows and loves. Riley Cooper knows this offense, and he understands the importance of being where our QBs expect him to be on the field. Ricardo Lockette brings size and a huge redzone target. Im sure everyone remembers his performance last season for Seattle in the Super Bowl. Sometimes guys just need a chance, and to seize that while on the world's biggest stage speaks volumes about Ricardo. The Icing on the cake was our ability to draft someone we feel will have a special career in the NFL. We will line Phillip up in the slot to start, but his ability to stretch the field from all angles, and his willingness to go up and get the football, will mean he will be used all over the field. And we do mean...ALL OVER THE FIELD.

    Tight Ends

    Clive Walford TE $713,818 $713,818
    Jeff Heuerman TE $578,813 $578,813
    Lance Kendricks TE $2,750,000 $2,750,000

    Tight End was definitely a need for us going into the 2015 Draft. What we seek from our TE's is the ability to be versatile on the field, as they are expected to both block and catch. Being able to grab both Clive and Jeff, two of this drafts best TE's was a big boone for us. Not only are these guys big Red Zone targets, but they can both block on zone runs as well.

    Offensive Line

    Rob Havenstein RG $531,413
    Don barclay C/G/T 1,250,000
    Brian De La Puente C $7,678,910
    Brandon Albert LT $10,725,000 $15,800,000
    Chris Clark RT $1,625,668 $225,668
    Brandon Linder RG $553,400 $400,200
    Manny Ramirez LG $3,166,668 $166,668
    Kevin Booth OL $1,000,000 $1,000,000
    Babatunde Aiyegbusi OT $1,500,000

    We knew if we were going to have ANY chance to compete this season, and lets make no bones about it, that is exactly what we intend to do, we had to rebuild our line. We believe we have done that, and then some. GM FFG went out and got one of the leagues best Left Tackles to protect our QB's blind side in Brandon Albert. Stone cold center Brian De La Puente. De La Puente is a good pass-blocking center; in his three seasons as a starter he has never posted a Pass Blocking Efficiency under 98.2 and has given up a total of 46 pressures in 2144 passing snaps. In his best season has a pro, 2012, De La Puente managed to take his pass-blocking skill set and add to it by drastically improving his run blocking. In 2011 and 2013 he put up a poor combined run blocking grade of-8.5, but showed in 2012 what he was capable of by recording a +13.6. We love what we have in Chris Clark at RT, as well as we cant wait to see what our new monster Rob Havenstein will do for us at right guard.


    Kevin Pierre-louis LB $606,413 $289,239
    Dan Skuta LB $2,250,000 $2,250,000
    Connor Barwin LB $7,000,000 $1,800,000
    Danny Trevethan LB $686,018 $26,018
    Arthur Moats LB $4,750,000 $4,750,000
    Wesley Woodyard ILB $3,500,000 $2,250,000
    Christian Kirksey ILB $707,625 $496,875

    Michael Johnson 43DE $9,000,000 $7,000,000
    Brian Robison 43DE $2,250,000 2,250,000
    Kerry Wynn DL $2,500,000 2,500,000

    Anthony Chickillo DL $582,844 $582,844
    Dante Fowler, Jr DE/LB $2,348,364 $2,348,364


    Defensive Tackles

    Paul Soliai 43DT $4,400,000 $5,600,000
    Sen'Derrick Marks 43DT $4,225,000 $600,000
    Jason Jones 43DT $3,983,334 $833,334
    Bobby Richardson 43DT $482,938 $482,938


    Captain Munnerlyn CB $3,833,000 $666,667
    Aaron Colvin CB $548,288 $31,000
    Tyler Patmon CB $510,000 $339,864
    Cody Sensabaugh CB $950,000 $950,000
    Craig Mager CB $482,825 $482,825


    Adrian Amos FS $483,000 $483,000
    Charles Woodson fs/ss 1,250,000 $1,250,000
    Barry Church ss $3,250,000 $1,000,000
    Rashad Johnson fs $2,133,334 $333,334
    Andrew Sendejo ss 1,066,668 66,668

    Special Teams

    Bryan Anger P $875,480 $165,625
    Carson Tinker LS $585,834 $834
    Josh Brown K $510,000 $0

    Final roster $137,649,481
    Dead Money $5,938,094

    The 2015 GML Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Amateur Draft

    8[SUP]th[/SUP] – Dante Fowler, LB/EDGE Florida
    40[SUP]th[/SUP] – Phillip Dorsett, WR Miami
    54[SUP]th[/SUP] – Clive Walford, TE Miami
    81[SUP]st[/SUP] – Anthony Chickillo – DL Miami
    83[SUP]rd[/SUP] – Jeff Heurman – TE THE Ohio State
    128[SUP]th[/SUP] – Rob Havenstein – OL Wisconsin
    141[SUP]st[/SUP] – Adrian Amos – S. Penn State
    142[SUP]nd[/SUP] – Bobby Richardson, DL Indiana
    143[SUP]rd[/SUP] – Craig Mager, CB, Texas State

    Draft Overview:
    We believed that if we were going to find any advantage to use in this years draft, it would be found close to home. We took advantage of the fact that within a day’s drive were some of the best College Football players in America. Many Saturdays were spent watching these athletes line up and shine against the best in the country. It was imperative to us that Jacksonville be able to find the best players so close to home and gather as much information on them as possible. This was reflected by our decision to draft our first four players from the Sunshine State. You just cannot over state how important it is to turn over every stone in your own back yard.

    Dante Fowler from Florida we felt exceptionally lucky to find him available at pick 8. We honestly had him projected to go much higher. If you could see the grin on Wade’s face when it was announced we were on the clock. Fowler is both versatile and athletic. How we will play him, we will allow Wade to decide that. That’s why he is a defensive genius. Now, Im sure you all know who Ray Lewis is, the Hall of Fame Linebacker Great from Baltimore. Lewis didn’t just MAKE dynamic plays, he elevated those around him to make dynamic plays. This is Dante’s greatest gift in our opinion. He will make those that play around him better. He will be the vocal leader on the field. Now, he will tell you he calls himself the “Shaq of Football”. As long as he stays in Florida and doesn’t plan on leaving for Los Angeles, we are good with that comparison.

    "You can coach Dante hard!"



    Phillip Dorsett, WR out of Miami. We would love to tell you first what kind of team player he is. Coaches RAVED about how he practices. It was no surprise to us when he was voted Most Outstanding Practice Player of the Week during Senior Bowl Week. Let’s face it, there are quite a few exceptionally gifted athletes in the college ranks. What separates them, and In our opinion proves what kind of Professionals they will be, is how responsive to coaching they are. Do they respond to being pushed? You know, the Navy Seals have a large bell that can be rung if a recruit has had enough. We chose players that would rather cut their leg off then ring that bell. That is Phillip. Oh yeh, did we mention his speed?


    Clive Walford, TE Miami. If we could create the perfect Jacksonville Jaguar Tight End, it wouldn’t be far from what Clive Walford is. Clive will quickly become the best friend to BOTH Nick Foles and DeMarco Murray. We rated Clive as the best inline blocker in this draft, as well he brings athleticism and hands as a receiver. Hes lined up in-line, slot, and as H Back. This kid won’t leave the field. We are a team that MUST run the ball well to have success. Our offense is predicated on it. Clive makes this possible, by giving us a great blocker who can also be a threat in the passing game.

    "Clive Walford's Stock is Soaring"


    Anthony Chickillo – LB/Edge Miami. There was some talk about where we would play Anthony, some call him the classic tweener, not large enough to play edge, not agile enough to play outside linebacker. Wade will tell you he sees Anthony someday competing to start at outside linebacker. We believe he has the perfect size to be able to stand up to right tackle, tight end combinations in the running game. Chick is a warrior. He’s a warrior in the weight room, and he is a warrior on the field. He also checks off the list as far as NFL bloodlines go, with both his Father (Tony) and Grandfather (Nick) played at Miami and were drafted into the NFL.

    Jeff Heurman – TE out of THE Ohio State. We were talking with one of medias most well-known analysts, can’t tell you who, but that man’s hair is bullet proof. Anyways, it was his opinion that Jeff could easily have been the top rated TE in the draft if not for his injury this season. What we like about Jeff, is hes got a little bit of a meat head in him. Reminds you a little of Rob Gronkowski as this kid just loves to have fun and play football. We feel he was under utilized in the passing game in Ohio, but, its Buckeye football, throwing to the TE is not what they are known for. We cant wait to get Jeff out on the field. We see Jeff and Clive being great additions to the passing and running game.

    Shock would be an understatement when we looked at our board and noticed one name so high up that had yet been drafted. ,Rob Havenstein, our new offensive lineman from Wisconsin. This kid is a monster. We have Rob penciled in to compete at Right Tackle. With our zone blocking schemes, we needed not only a physically imposing lineman, but one who could get to the second level cleanly. For a man to get to the second level as fluidly as he does, you know you have yourself someone you can depend on. Speaking of dependability, Rob has logged 55 games in the last four years, including the Senior Bowl. I know our line coaches cant wait to get with Rob, and we are excited to see what he can do as a Jaguar in 2015.

    This was the money round for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Let me tell you we LOVE the players we selected in the fifth round of this draft, and we were lucky to have three, back to back to back.

    Adrian Amos – Safety, Penn State.
    Adrian’s coach Bob Stoops, you may have heard of him, had this to say about Adrian. “He has the talent and versatility to be one of the best defensive backs in College Football”. Take notice of that, because as an organization, that has been a key area of focus, versatility. Adiran explodes downhill, showing the aggressiveness we want to be the cornerstone of our defense. He also shows the quickness and agility to alter his path mid stream, crucial to solid safety play. Adrian has played both the CB and Safety positions, versatility that we love. Once we develop and work on his tackling technique we see him being an important addition to our defense and special teams on Sundays.

    Bobby Richardson - DL, Indiana. Bobby has the length to play head up over blockers in our 3/4. This kid as a motor. And not just any kind of motor, he has a "football" motor in that he never stops, on and off the field. He's raw and needs coached up, but what really impressed us about Bobby is his ability to be coached up. You can have all world skills, but if you got a street corner head, you wont make it very far in this league. He has a large frame that I know our strength coaches cant wait to put some meat on.

    Craig Mager, CB, Texas State. Craig may have been the last pick of our 2015 draft, but Craig may be the first pick to lock up a roster spot. There isnt anything this kid cant do. There isnt anything this kid doesnt love to do when it comes to football, and let us tell you , he loves to hit. In 5 years if you were to paint a picture of the quintessential Jacksonville Jaguar, it may very well be Craig. Not only is he an explosive tackler, hes explosive at climbing the ladder, showing rare ability in a defensive back to high point the ball. Everyone raved about DeVante Parker's ability to high point the ball as a receiver, we think Craig is even better. We're gonna need to work with Craig to channel his aggressiveness, as he can be caught biting every now and then. Above all Craig is a great football player, and a good kid. Loosing his mom at a young age could have adversely affected him growing up, but instead its made him stronger. A four year starter at Texas Tech it wont be long until Craig becomes a mainstay on Sunday afternoons.

    2015 Jacksonville Jaguars GML Wrap Up:

    It wont take anyone long to see that this roster we have put together for the 2015 General Manager League is easily one of the most improved from year to year. Trading away top pick Blake Bortles was not easy, but we did not feel he was the best match for the vision we had for the team. That vision would revolve around bringing Pat Shurmur and his experience with the offense ran in Philadephia, and implementing it in Jacksonville. WE KNOW, Nick Foles can run this offense. That alone is going go be a huge upgrade over the production Jacksonville got out of Blake.

    Jacksonville struggled to find a running back in 2014 that could clearly provide the foundation needed. The "Chip Kelly" offense Pat will put in place in Jacksonville is grounded in having a productive and reliable ground game. Gone is Toby Gerhart, replaced by one of the leagues premiere running backs, DeMarco Murray. DeMarco not only pounds the ball, but he catches the ball extremely well. His one cut and run ability is perfect for the Zone Blocking scheme we will deploy.

    Our defense was created with one goal in mind. What kind of defense did we think Wade Phillips could turn into a monster. We have a stout defensive line, with big Paul Solai taking up space at the nose tackle. We have Sen Darik Marks looking to continue to get better and become a premiere defensive tackle. Our Linebackers are athletic and productive. They move fast side line to side line. We see Wade Phillips taking guys like Donte Fowler and Michael Johnson and using them in non typical ways to bring hell down on opposing QBs. Connor Barwin, Arthur Moats shedding blockers to shut down the run. We knew we could not completely remake every aspect of the defense and our secondary while much improved over last year, will still need additional work. We love getting Charles Woodson to play free safety. Still one of the most productive safeties in the league, he will be cornerstone on developing our younger players.

    When we started to put our team together, we agreed on a singular vision for how we would like to see a franchise created. We both wanted our team to be exciting, to be versatile, and to be aggressive. So every move we made was with that vision in mind. We wanted the words, "Welcome to the Jungle" to resonate, to have meaning. We wanted you, our GML League competitors to look at our franchise and come away with the thought, "Damn, I'd like to see that on the field." Michelle was the hustle and muscle behind the Jaguars. She was a wheeling and dealing machine. It had me scared at times, as we moved up and down the draft board, but always her moves worked. She was the GM equivalent of how we wanted our franchise to be. Aggressive, and not worried about taking chances.

    As we close, and submit to you our final product for voting, wed like to thank each and every one of you for an amazing "season". We had a blast and cant wait for next season. Much thanks to Grid for all the hard work hes put into keeping the league running smoothly, and really I thought for the most part, drama free. Good luck with your teams!
  18. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

    Dec 6, 2007
    HC:Bill Lazor
    OC:Aaron Kromer
    DC:Jim SChwartz

    Ryan Tannehill $4,030,887 $4,058,397
    Brandon Weeden $510,000 $0
    Tyler Bray $510,000 $0

    Lamar Miller $781,500 $121,500
    Damien Williams $510,000 $0
    Marion Grice $510,000 $0
    Storm Johnson 525,682 (47,046)

    Jarvis Landry $789,752 $855,406
    Rishard Matthews $673,403 $13,403
    Allen Hurns WR $511,666 $3,334
    Taylor Gabriel $3,750,000 $3,750,000
    Travis Benjamin $750,000 $750,000
    Duron Carter $510,000
    Kevin White R $3,770,418

    Antonio Gates $9,762,500 ($3,862,500)
    Dion Sims $701,888 $233,776
    Arthur Lynch $482,825 $143,475
    Ryan Griffin $604,670 ($39,348)

    King Dunlap LT $9,000,000 $9,000,000
    Mike Pouncey C $7,438,000 $0
    Mackenzy Bernadeau G $2,824,168 (-$1,324,168)
    Billy Turner RG $723,000 $522,750
    Michael Bowie RT $3,000,000 $3,000,000
    Joe Reitz OL $4,000,000 $4,000,000
    La'el Collins R OL $1,449,364
    Mark Glowinski R OL $446,474

    Jared Odrick DT $11,976,208 $11,976,208
    Olivier Vernon 43DE $869,520 $159,520
    Terrence Fede 43DE $523,988 $41,964
    Anthony Johnson DT $510,000 $0
    Will Sutton DT 671,517 (439,551)
    Zach Kerr NT $512,000 $4,000
    Armonty Bryant DE $1,600,000 $1,600,000
    TJ Barnes NT $510,000 $0
    Danielle Hunter DE $828,236

    Brian Cushing MLB $7,891,250 ($13,592,500)
    Jelani Jenkins SOLB $703,172 $236,344
    Jordan Tripp WOLB $550,700 $122,100
    Chris McCain SOLB/DE $510,000 $0
    Christian Jones WLB 512,333 (4,667)
    Lamin Barrow MLB 557,790 (143,370)
    Manti Te’o MLB $1,410,662 ($1,070,884)

    Darrelle Revis CB $25,000,000 (-$5,000,000)
    Jamar Taylor CB $988,950 $508,600
    Morris Claiborne CB $1,750,000 $1,750,000
    Malcolm Butler CB $510,000 ($0)
    Walt Aikens CB $613,977 $311,931
    Reshad Jones S $7,760,000 $3,000,000
    Da'Norris Searcy, S, $7,500,000 $7,500,000
    Joshua Evans S $617,205 $64,410
    Michael Thomas S $585,000 $585,000

    Caleb Sturgis K $621,140 $72,280
    Brandon Fields P $510,000 #0

    MIA Total $145,319,102 $91,804,394

    Against the Cap - $10,584,257


    Michael Burton, RB
    Lache Seastrunk, RB
    Deontay Greenberry, WR*
    C.J. Uzomah, TE*
    Malcolm Bunche, OL
    Hugh Thornton, OL
    Montori Hughes, DL
    A.J Francis, DL
    Brent Urban, DL
    Justin Cox, CB

    Draft Picks
    1.3 ($3,770,418) = Kevin White, WR, WVU
    1.25 ($1,449,364) = La'el Collins, OL, LSU
    2.47 ($828,236)= Danielle Hunter, DE, LSU
    7.COI($446,474)= Mark Glowinski, OL, West Virginia

    FA signings

    Michael Thomas S $580,000 $585,000

    A.J. Francis DT $585,000 $585,000

    Jared Odrick DT $11,976,208 $11,976,208

    Brandon Weeden QB $510,000 #0

    Brandon Fields P #510,000 $0

    Morris Claiborne CB $1,750,000 $1,750,000

    Taylor Gabriel WR $3,750,000 $3,750,000

    Michael Bowie OT $3,000,000 $3,000,000

    Armonty Bryant DE $1,600,000 $1,600,000

    Tyler Bray QB $510,000 $0

    Da'Norris Searcy S $7,500,000 $7,500,000

    Matt Hazel WR $510,000 $0

    Travis Benjamin WR $750,000 $750,000

    King Dunlap OT $9,000,000 $9,000,000

    Senio Kelemete OG $510,000 $0

    Joe Reitz OL $4,000,000 $4,000,000

    Duron Carter WR $510,000
  19. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

    Nov 23, 2007
    Katy, TX
    Pittsburgh Steelers



    Ben Roethlisberger - $18,395,000.00
    Bruce Gradkowski - 1,833,334.00
    Landry Jones - $694,805.00

    Running Backs
    Le'Veon Bell - $1,123,800.00
    Ryan Matthews (FA) - $3,500,000
    Dri Archer - $644,504.00
    Tyler Varga (R) - $461,018

    Wide Receiver
    Antonio Brown - $9,787,500.00
    Markus Wheaton - $752,844.00
    Martavis Bryant - $619,805.00
    Dezmin Lewis (R) - $480,413
    Denarius Moore (FA) - $750,000

    Tight End
    Heath Miller - $5,666,666.00
    Taylor Thompson (FA) - $510,000
    Jesse James (R) - $548,288

    Offensive Line
    Maurkice Pouncey - $8,100,000.00
    Marcus Gilbert - $3,256,000
    David DeCastro - $2,486,240.00
    Ramon Foster - $2,150,000.00
    Cody Wallace - $1,250,000.00
    Mike Adams - $1,127,525.00
    Kelvin Beachum - $671,474.00
    Christopher Hubbard - $510,000.00
    Donovan Smith (R) - $541,301

    Defensive Line
    Cameron Heyward - $6,969,000.00
    Steve McLendon - $2,808,334.00
    Cam Thomas - $2,500,000.00
    Stephon Tuitt - $1,047,601.00
    Daniel McCullers - $529,670.00
    Carl Davis (R) - $689,300
    Xavier Williams (R) - $447,720

    Lawrence Timmons - $12,566,250.00
    Jarvis Jones - $2,374,228.00
    Ryan Shazier - $2,160,728.00
    Vince Williams - $604,670.00
    Jordan Zumwalt - $536,213.00
    Miles Burris (FA) - $510,000
    Owamagbe Odighizuwa (R) - $1,416,673
    Nate Orchard (R) - $576,890
    George Selvie (FA) - $850,000
    Parys Haralson (FA) - $510,000

    Cortez Allen - $6,981,000.00
    William Gay - $1,666,668.00
    Josh Shaw (R) - $556,106
    Antonio Cromartie (FA) - $11,000,000
    Shareece Wright (FA)- $1,000,000
    Antwon Blake - $2,300,000.00

    Mike Mitchell - $2,508,750.00
    Shamarko Thomas - $698,288.00
    Marcus Gilchrist (FA) - $3,000,000
    William Moore (TR) - $5,650,000

    Special Teams
    Shaun Suisham - $3,665,000.00
    Brad Wing - $585,000

    2015 Team Salary: $142,568,606.00
    2015 Dead Money: $2,500,000
    2015 Total Team Salary: $145,068,606.00
    Roster Size: 53/53
  20. sportsmike14

    sportsmike14 New Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    Andy Dalton
    Colt McCoy
    Garrett Grayson

    Since entering the league, Andy Dalton has taken his team to the playoffs in all 4 years. There is no denying his ability as a proven leader and will help mentor young Garrett Grayson.

    Running Backs
    Montee Ball
    Tre Mason
    Benny Cunningham
    Ben Tate
    Cameron Artis-Payne

    We have 3 young RBs that we plan to rotate heavily. Mason, Ball and Artis-Payne each have different strengths and should make for a good young trio. We are very pleased with the depth at the position

    Wide Receivers
    Michael Crabtree
    Amari Cooper
    Brian Quick
    Chris Givens
    Brandon Lloyd
    Rannell Hall

    Going into the offseason the Rams knew they had to bolster their WR corp and they feel that they did. After acquiring Crabtree in FA they knew they still had 1 more piece to go so we moved up in the draft in order to take the best WR this year. The Rams have been lacking a true #1 WR for years and Cooper has the ability to be one of the best in the league.

    Tight Ends
    Brandon Pettigrew
    Niles Paul
    Rob Housler

    Pettigrew is one of the best blocking TEs in the league and will help bolster our running game. Paul is a great complement as a hybrid receiving threat.

    Offensive Line
    Greg Robinson LT
    Charlie Johnson LG
    Barrett Jones G
    Cameron Erving C
    Jonathon Goodwin C
    Rodger Saffold RG
    Doug Free RT
    Mitchell Schwartz OT
    Dakota Dozier OG

    In order to have a good run game that therefore leads to a good passing game, it all starts up front. Robinson and Erving gives us a pair of elite building blocks that project to be two of the best at their positions. Schwartz, Free and Saffold round out our starting unit with 3 good starters.

    Defensive Ends
    Robert Quinn 43DE
    Chris Long 43DE
    Osi Umenyiora DE
    Chris Canty DT
    Michael Brockers 43DT
    Aaron Donald 43DT
    Mike Patterson DT
    Gabe Wright DT

    You can’t get much better than a starting DL of Quinn-Brockers-Donald-Long. This is the best unit in the league. Quinn is a beast with 40 sacks over the last 3 years and is scary to think he’s just now hitting his prime. Long has combined with 50 sacks over the previous 6 years to make for a great 1-2 punch. Orakpo and Ayers will also see time at DE.
    Donald proved to be worth all the hype, winning DPOY and recording 9 sacks as a rookie. He is already considered one of the premier interior rushers and Brocker’s run stuffing makes for a perfect complement. Wright and Canty give this unit some great depth

    Brian Orakpo SLB/DE
    James Laurinaitis ILB
    Chad Greenway WLB
    JoLonn Dunbar 43OLB
    Akeem Ayers OLB/DE
    Jonathan Casillas LB
    Terrance Plummer LB

    The Rams knew they had to make some changes with their LB corp, mainly improving the depth. We were extremely excited to acquire a veteran LB in Orakpo who is still in his prime. Laurinaitis will never wow you on the field but he is about as solid of a MLB as it gets. Greenway gives us a solid veteran and Ayers showed flashes last year to show why he was a 1[SUP]st[/SUP] round pick.

    Corner backs
    Janoris Jenkins
    Lamarcus Joyner
    Brandon McGee
    Josh Robinson
    EJ Gaines
    Marcus Roberson
    Jacoby Glenn

    This unit is all about youth, depth, and competition. We expect Jenkins to be our #1, but EJ Gaines played great last year as a rookie. Joyner and Robinson are expected to compete in the slot.

    TJ McDonald
    Rodney McLeod
    Kendrick Lewis

    McDonald and McLeod created a formidable young duo last season. Lewis had his best statistical season last year and can step in at either spot without any downfall.

    Special Teams
    Johnny Hekker P
    Greg Zuerlein K

    Overall we have a very young team that is ready to take the next step. We acquired a Quarterback who knows how to get to the playoffs and surrounded him with young talented playmakers (Mason, Ball, Cooper, Crabtree) and a good offensive line that has the potential to be very good. On defense our strength remains up front anchored by studs Quinn and Donald, but we have young pieces throughout the defense and improved the overall depth. We expect Quinn and Donald to be our leaders and lead this defense from a great to elite unit.

    Depth Chart
    Andy Dalton / Garrett Grayson / Colt McCoy
    Tre Mason / Montee Ball / Cameron Artis-Payne / Benny Cunningham / Ben Tate
    Michael Crabtree / Brian Quick / Brandon Lloyd
    Amari Cooper / Chris Givens / Rannell Hall
    Brandon Pettigrew / Niles Paul / Rob Housler
    Greg Robinson /
    Rodger Saffold / Barrett Jones
    Cameron Erving / Jonathon Goodwin
    Mitchell Schwartz / Dakota Dozier
    Doug Free / Charlie Johnson
    Robert Quinn / Akeem Ayers
    Chris Long / Osi Umenyiora
    Aaron Donald / Gabe Wright
    Michael Brockers / Chris Canty / Mike Patterson
    Chad Greenway / JoLonn Dunbar / Jonathon Casillas
    James Laurinaitis / Terrance Plummer
    Brian Orakpo / Akeem Ayers
    Janoris Jenkins / Lamarcus Joyner / Branon McGee
    EJ Gaines / Josh Robinson / Marcus Robinson / Jacoby Glenn
    TJ McDonald / Lamarcus Joyner
    Rodney McLeod / Kendrick Lewis
    P - Johnny Hekker
    K - Greg Zuerlein

    Draft class
    1.05 - Amari Cooper WR
    1.23 - Cameron Erving OL
    3.92 - Garrett Grayson QB
    4.123 - Jacoby Glenn CB
    5.137 - Gabe Wright DL
    6.174 - Cameron Artis-Payne RB
    7.205 - Rannell Hall WR
    7.221 - Terrance Plummer LB

    Noteworthy Trades

    1. Browns Trade
    1.19, 6.161, 6.188

    Rams Trade
    WR Cordarrelle Patterson and TE Jared Cook
    2. Bengals trade QB Andy Dalton and 5. 149

    Rams trade WR Stedman Bailey and 3.72
    3. Rams Trade
    LB Alec Ogletree and CB Trumaine Johnson

    Vikings Trade
    WR Cordarelle Patterson, CB Josh Robinson and
  21. NYGallday521

    NYGallday521 New Member

    Jan 4, 2015
    2015 New York Jets : "Championship Or Bust"


    How Our Team Stacks Up To 2014's NFL Teams (via PFF)
    * Sean Lee's stats are from 2013


    Offense Summary: Our offense will be very balanced but will still give Peyton a ton of control to do what he wants at the line. Behind one of the best QBs in football, a stud rookie RB, unquestionably the best O-Line, and a familiar face at WR among some young guns with something to prove, this offense will be high scoring and efficient in using multiple sets. The offense could use I-Form one play and Shotgun the next depending on our gameplan or what Peyton sees in the defense. This flexibility will both prove effective and lengthen Peyton’s career because he won’t have to do everything himself.


    Peyton Manning - 21,500,000 (5,000,000)
    Jerry Lovelocke - 446,474 (446,474)
    Summary: Manning, when healthy, is still an elite QB in the NFL. Despite his noted struggles in the postseason, this is a team built around the offensive line and running game. Manning’s one of a kind football IQ and superior accuracy and timing will make the young receivers around him better as the season progresses. Although Peyton lacks a strong, game-breaking No. 1 wideout, we have a stable receiving corps that will give Manning many options. We think Peyton still has a few great years left, especially on a team where he isn’t asked to do everything, he will shine like never before in the postseason. Lovelocke is a real project but has NFL caliber size, arm, and mobility. Sitting for a year or two behind Peyton will do wonders for him when it’s his time to start.

    Todd Gurley - 1,743,582 (1,743,582)
    Pierre Thomas - 2,565,000 (830,000)
    Robert Turbin - 774,114 (114,114)
    John Crockett - 459,250 (459,250)
    Summary: Spending the no. 15 pick on Gurley seemed high to people but when this player has the potential to be Adrian Peterson 2.0 (minus switches) it seemed like a no brainer. AP certainly made the six teams who passed on him pay. Similar to Manning, Gurley does not need to do everything as a rookie; he will be eased into it and won’t need to hurry back from injury because of an impressive collection of Halfback depth. Gurley has game breaking ability; great speed, elite size, easily able to break tackles, and great vision. When he’s healthy, he’ll be a force and the type of feature back that Peyton has never had short of Edge James. Pierre Thomas is an incredibly underrated force as a back. Although he doesn’t have great acceleration, he is a tough back who can run between the tackles, keep his legs moving, and pick up the necessary yards. He’s a phenomenal receiver out of the backfield and pass protector; very welcome additions for Peyton. Robert Turbin is a back who was underutilized in Seattle behind Lynch but could potentially start if Gurley isn’t ready by week one. He’s another bruising back who has the speed to finish off a run. John Crockett projects very similarly to Pierre Thomas and will definitely be apart of a strong RB rotation.

    Jerome Felton - 750,000 (750,000)
    Summary: Felton is a multi-faceted FB, able to block, run, and catch the football. Such a versatile player is critical for an offense that will feature multiple looks.

    Wide Receivers
    Eric Decker - 6,500,000 (11,000,000)
    Jarius Wright - 765,207 (105,027)
    Justin Hardy - 779,200 (779,200)
    Marlon Brown - 710,000 (710,000)
    Antwan Goodley - 449,856 (449856)
    J.J. Nelson - 420,000 (0)
    Summary: Our one true flaw here is the lack of a true, no. 1 threat, however Eric Decker did have 11 touchdowns last time him and Peyton played (a reason he’s on this team in the first place). Giving Peyton a familiar face should help him in what is otherwise a very young group of Wideouts. Although young, there is a surplus of talent here, right down to the sixth man. Jarius Wright is a burner who can accelerate quickly while at the same time being a great route runner. Although he lacks elite size and strength, he is very versatile, able to play outside or in the slot, which should be helpful to Peyton. Justin Hardy was one of our favorite WRs going into the draft, someone who wasn’t drafted highly but could outperform his peers due to his fantastic route running ability, shutdown hands, and the ability to come back to his QB and be very QB friendly. Our WR corps rounds out with the large, physical Marlon Brown who, although still raw to the pro game, has mismatch creating size and good hands to be a presence in the red zone. Antwan Goodley and J.J. Nelson are great depth players, the former built like a brick but with legit, 4.4 speed as a down field threat and the latter ran the fastest 40 time (4.28) and will work as a backup slot receiver and a tremendous Return man.

    Tight Ends
    Virgil Green - 4,000,000 (4,000,000)
    Chase Ford - 585,000 (0)
    Jean Sifrin - 452,225 (452,225)
    Summary: There may not be a big name guy in the bunch but the potential here is sky high. Green is a plus blocker with good athleticism to function as a Julius Thomas type for Peyton both here and in reality. Chase Ford may get no buzz but he was having an impact at the end of the year in 2014 and has potential to be a dynamic receiving threat who can split wide. Jean Sifrin is a 27 year old rookie with a penchant for one handed catches and oozes athleticism. He’s raw as could be but he could see snaps due to his ability to make the big play.

    Offensive Tackles
    Joe Thomas - 10,200,000 (1,200,000)
    Jeremy Parnell - 8,000,000 (8,000,000)
    Chris Hairston - 750,000 (750,000)
    Summary: Joe Thomas is hands down the best Left Tackle in football. There’s not much to say about him besides that he is both an elite pass protector and a road grader in the run game. He’s the perfect LT and he’ll be one of the five guys keeping Peyton upright. Jeremy Parnell is another one of those guys, having a breakout year with Dallas protecting Tony Romo. He may have been overpaid but A) we had money to blow and B) his potential to develop into a star RT is something to invest in. Chris Hairston is a solid vet who represents excellent depth. He could start on other teams.

    Offensive Guard
    John Greco - 2,825,000 (0)
    Kelechi Osemele - 1,064,595 (218,340)
    Andrew Norwell - 510,000 (0)
    Jon Feliciano - 420,000 (0)
    Summary: John Greco is a mauling run blocker who can more than hold his own in pass protection. Kelechi Osemele is a developing young LG who was quietly one of the best interior lineman in the league last year. He is a fierce blocker both for his QB and RBs and, at the tender age of 25, could become the best guard in the NFL next year, surpassing real life Baltimore teammate Marshall Yanda. Andrew Norwell was a steal on the cut players market, a rookie who started for the Panthers and played very well. Feliciano is a rookie from Da U and is hulking presence, not great as a pulling Guard but versatile enough still to play inside and at RT if needed.

    Nick Mangold - 10,407,100 (3,007,100)
    Max Garcia - 420,000 (0)
    Summary: Nick Mangold is older but still getting it done, at the top of his game as the best Center in the NFL. He’s a dominant run blocker who still can look after his QB and prevent DTs from pushing him back into the pocket. Max Garcia is a very solid rookie prospect whos name has been mentioned in the same breath as the Pouncey brothers at UF. He isn’t as polished as they were but as a backup, he’ll be just fine.


    Defense Summary: We plan on switching from 3-4 to a 4-3 to truly wreak havoc with the devastating defensive pieces we have available. The key here is versatility; we have a lot of players who can play several different positions and we plan on using that to our advantage to confuse offenses. The heart of our defense is a pass rush that features Von Miller and Sheldon Richardson. Getting after the QB is our number one priority so our secondary can clean up and create turnovers. Neither the run or pass is safe against this D.

    Defensive Ends

    Sheldon Richardson - 2,742,000 (5,941,000)
    Jaabal Sheard - 13,5000,000 (13,500,000)
    George Johnson - 510,000 (0)
    Trevor Reilly - 524,212 (42,636)
    Ik Enemkpali - 529,670 (59,010)
    Summary: Our defensive ends should keep opposing Tackles up at night. Sheldon Richardson was the second best DE in the league last year and only has 2 years on his resume. He should continue to evolve into a do it all threat that will eat LTs alive. Jabaal Sheard is an underrated player from Cleveland who was out of position at OLB. He played DE at University of Pittsburgh and should fit right in across from a dominant RDE in Richardson. He’s a power rusher who lacks an elite first step but plays the run very strong and should be able to grab a handle of sacks and hurries. George Johnson was another steal for us, exhibiting nickel pass rusher ability in Detroit last year. Although he’s a liability against the run, he would play outside on passing downs, moving Richardson inside, and give us a fearsome rush. Reilly and Enemkpali are young, solid rotation players. Reilly is a try-hard player who plays better against the run than the pass while Enemkpali is pass rush specialist similar to George Johnson.

    Defensive Tackles
    Damon Harrison - 3,270,000 (3,270,000)
    Tyrunn Walker - 3,000,000 (3,000,000)
    Jay Ratliff - 1,859,375 (0)
    Christian Covington - 459,150 (459,150)
    Summary: Damon Harrison was underrated as a 0 technique run stuffer last year and will stay at NT to disrupt running attacks while a combination of the rejuvenated Jay Ratliff and the diamond in the rough Tyrunn Walker start opposite him. Ratliff was a force against both the run and pass but did miss some time in September and October. He finished strong down the finish but we certainly aren’t expecting a performance that was a real revival of his Dallas days again. This brings us to Walker, who didn’t see more than 400 snaps at New Orleans last year, but consistently rushed the pass and was able to limit the run game. Christian Covington brings depth and although he also has injury questions, his potential is truly special if he can stay healthy. He should be involved in the rotation.

    Outside Linebackers
    Von Miller - 9,754,000 (0)
    Gerald Hodges - 690,027 (210,054)
    Justin Durant - 1,000,000 (1,000,000)
    Darius Fleming - 510,000 (0)
    Summary: Von Miller needs no introduction. Ever since joining the league in 2011, the 3x All-Pro has been versatile force at both 4-3 and 3-4 OLB. Here he’ll play the SAM but we’re going to move Miller around in a Joker sort of role. It’ll be hard to defend against Sheldon Richardson and Von Miller along with the rest of that Line. Starting opposite of Miller is Gerald Hodges, an emerging stud who played for the Vikings last season. A product of Linebacker U (Penn State) Hodges played 92% of snaps in the last four games and was excellent as both a run stuffer and defending against TEs and WRs. 2015 will be his third year in the league, so there's no telling how successful he could be in a full time role. Justin Durant is a wily vet who makes up expert depth for us, he started for the Cowboys last year before injuries affected him, but he will be on the field far less here. He is a jack of all trades and should be effective in a relief role. Darius Fleming was signed over from the Patriots and although he has limited experience, we think he has sleeper potential and will contribute on Special Teams initially.

    Inside Linebackers
    Sean Lee - 5,450,000 (9,800,000)
    Mark Herzlich - 950,000 (950,000)
    Damien Wilson - 420,000 (0)
    Summary: Acquiring Sean Lee was a boom or bust move for us but clearly when he’s healthy, he’s one of the best MIKEs out there. Lee can command a defense and functions well in all three areas; defending the run, the pass, and blitzing. Our hope is that Lee can come back healthy and contribute for 16 games. If not, our depth is strong enough to get by without him. Mark Herzlich has begun to emerge as a strong player against the run in the NFL. We think he has potential to be molded into a starting MLB and for the time being will serve as Lee’s backup. Damien Wilson is an UDFA from Minnesota who, although lacking in use as cover Linebacker, has a nasty temperament when taking down the ball carrier and will make some noise on Special Teams.

    Orlando Scandrick - 4,351,250 (6,602,500)
    Corey Graham - 4,300,000 (3,000,000)
    Walter Thurmond - 6,000,000 (6,000,000)
    Steven Nelson - 572,278 (572,278)
    Dexter McDougle - 674,719 (449,157)
    Bobby McCain - 460,418 (460,418)
    Summary: Two of the best and most underrated Corners in the game will serve as our No. 1 and 2 in a CB corps that has a ton of depth. Graham played most of his time at RCB in 2014 so Scandrick, who doesn’t have a preferred position on D, will start at LCB. Graham outplayed 2011 1[SUP]st[/SUP] rounder Stephen Gilmore last year and has went from unknown to one of the best at his position since joining Baltimore in 2012. Scandrick has been a steady and consistent force in a Dallas secondary that has had a tumultuous time among the bust additions of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne. Scandrick is versatile enough to play the slot if necessary which brings us to Walter Thurmond whom we paid big bucks to start in the slot. Although he was missed the last 14 games of the year last year, we’re confident Thurmond will be healthy and effective as an agile, aggressive SCB. Similar to Scandrick, he is versatile enough to move outside. Backing up our starters are three young players. Steven Nelson is a very aggressive, gutsy CB who lacks height but makes up for it with excellent technique for a rookie. We have the utmost confident that he could start day one inside or outside if need be. Bobby McCain is another aggressive CB who is probably limited to Slot duties because of height. However, this doesn’t make him any less effective as our outside guys; McCain is a great tackler as well as cover corner, and will make a big hit despite his size. Dexter McDougle missed all of last season but we still want to see what we have in him.

    Mike Adams, FS - 4,000,000 (4,000,000)
    Calvin Pryor, SS - 1,946,194 (7,006,299)
    Tavon Wilson, FS - 610,000 (610,000)
    Kenny Ladler, SS - 510,000 (0)
    Summary: Mike Adams is an older player but he still had a great year for the Colts in 2014. He might take a step back in 2015 but we are confident he will still make a difference and at the same time take Calvin Pryor under his wing. Pryor had a typical rookie year, ups and downs that included a benching but after returning to the starting SS spot, he played much better and ended the year strong. Although he is still growing to be an asset in coverage, he is already a very good run stuffer and has a knack for making huge hits. Tavon Wilson was brought over from the Patriots and is versatile enough to play either Safety spot. He didn’t get too many snaps but we like his potential to step into a starting role if Adams or Pryor goes down. Ladler was a UDFA last year for the Bills and we like his aggressiveness in stopping the run. He’s a project player who should see time on Special Teams and could be a starting SS with some polish.

    Sebastian Janikowski - 800,000 (800,000)

    Ryan Quigley - 585,000 (0)

    Cap Space - 150,000,000
    Team Salary - 147,443,772 (107,747,670)
    Dead Money - 593,624
    Cap Space - 1,962,604
    Roster Size - 53/53

    Depth Chart
    QB: Peyton Manning | Jerry Lovelocke
    RB: Todd Gurley | Robert Turbin | Pierre Thomas | John Crockett
    FB: Jerome Felton
    WR1: Eric Decker | Marlon Brown
    WR2: Jarius Wright | Antwan Goodley
    SWR: Justin Hardy | J.J. Nelson
    TE: Virgil Green | Chase Ford | Jean Sifrin
    LT: Joe Thomas | Chris Hairston
    LG: Kelechi Osemele | Jon Feliciano
    C: Nick Mangold | Max Garcia
    RG: John Greco | Andrew Norwell
    RT: Jeremy Parnell | Chris Hairston
    RDE: Sheldon Richardson | George Johnson | Ik Enemkpali
    NT: Damon Harrison
    DT: Jay Ratliff | Tyrunn Walker | Christian Covington
    LDE: Jabaal Sheard | Trevor Reilly
    SLB: Von Miller | Darius Fleming
    MLB: Sean Lee | Mark Herzlich | Damien Wilson
    WLB: Gerald Hodges | Justin Durant
    LCB: Orlando Scandrick | Steven Nelson
    RCB: Corey Graham | Dexter McDougle
    SCB: Walter Thurmond | Bobby McCain
    FS: Mike Adams | Tavon Wilson
    SS: Calvin Pryor | Kenny Ladler
    3DRB: Pierre Thomas | John Crockett
    K: Sebastian Janikowski
    P: Ryan Quigley
    RET: J.J. Nelson

    Draft Picks
    1.015 - Todd Gurley, RB – Georgia (Drafted 1.010 in NFL draft)
    2.050 - Justin Hardy, WR - East Carolina (Drafted 4.107 in NFL draft)
    3.087 - Steven Nelson, CB - Oregon State (Drafted 3.098 in NFL draft)
    6.183 - Bobby McCain, CB – Memphis (Drafted 5.145 in NFL draft)
    6.187 - John Crockett, RB - North Dakota State (Went Undrafted)
    6.188 - Christian Covington, DT – Rice (Drafted 6.216 in NFL draft)
    7.194 - Jean Sifrin, TE – Massachusetts (Went Undrafted)
    7.207 - Antwan Goodley, WR – Baylor (Went Undrafted)
    7.COF - Jerry Lovelocke, QB - Prairie View A&M (Went Undrafted)

    Practice Squad
    Huston Mason, QB – Georgia (Went Undrafted)
    Gus Johnson, RB - Stephen F. Austin (Went Undrafted)
    Neal Sterling, WR – Monmouth (Drafted 7.220 in NFL draft)
    Gavin Lutman, WR - Pittsburgh State (Went Undrafted)
    Devante Davis, WR – UNLV (Went Undrafted)
    Darius Kilgo, DT – Maryland (Drafted 6.203 in NFL draft)
    Edmond Robinson, LB – Newberry (Drafted 7.232 in NFL draft)
    Mohammed Seisay*, CB – Nebraska (Went Undrafted)
    Andre Hal*, CB – Vanderbilt (Drafted 7.216 in NFL draft)
    Dean Marlowe, S - James Madison (Went Undrafted)
    * Entered NFL in 2014

    Notable Trades (check Team Page for all 31 trades)

    Bears trade:
    Jay Cutler, QB - 16,500,000 (19,500,000)
    Jay Ratliff, DT - 1,859,375 (0)
    Pick 071
    Jets trade:
    Demario Davis, LB - 854,490 (144,490)
    Pick 134

    Bills trade:
    Corey Graham, CB - 4,300,000 (3,000,000)
    Pick 178
    Jets trade:
    Geno Smith, QB - 1,368,983 (1,015,310)
    Brian Winters, G - 778,969 (321,938)
    Pick 101

    Broncos trade:
    Von Miller, LB - 9,754,000 (0)
    Pick 15
    Jets trade:
    Pick 6
    Pick 71

    Ravens trade:
    Kelechi Osemele, G - 1,064,595 (218,34)
    Jets trade:
    Jace Amaro, TE - 975,681 (1,081,635)

    Vikings trade:
    Gerald Hodges, OLB - 690,027 (210,054)
    Pick 107
    Pick 203
    Jets trade:
    Quinton Coples, DE - 2,800,890 (2,800,890)
    Wesley Johnson, G - 510,000 (0)

    Browns trade:
    John Greco, G - 2,825,000
    Donte Whitner, S - 6,750,000 (6,750,000)
    Jets trade:
    D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT - 11,698,670 (9,012,670)
    Pick 178

    Broncos trade:
    Peyton Manning, QB - 21,500,000 (5,000,000)
    Jets trade:
    Dee Milliner, CB - 3,453,028 (5,054,036)
    Pick 99

    Broncos trade:
    Pick 142
    Jets trade:
    Shaq Evans, WR - 547,725 (338,175)

    Browns trade:
    Joe Thomas, OT - 10,200,000 (1,200,000)
    Jets trade:
    Muhammad Wilkerson, DT - 6,969,000 (0)
    Breno Giacomini, OT - 5,125,000 (4,375,000)

    Vikings trade:
    Jarius Wright, WR - 765,207 (105,027)
    Jets trade:
    Pick 165
    Pick 198

    Seahawks trade:
    Robert Turbin, RB - 774,114 (114,114)
    Jets trade:
    Pick 169
    Cardinals trade:
    Pick 111
    Pick 187
    Pick 207
    Jets trade:
    Pick 102

    Bears trade:
    Pick 50
    Pick 64
    Jets trade:
    Pick 37
    Pick 111
    Pick 130

    Colts trade:
    Pick 71
    Pick 84
    Jets trade:
    Pick 64
    Pick 107
    Jason Babin, DE/OLB - 1,625,000 (125,000)

    Cowboys trade:
    Orlando Scandrick, CB - 4,351,250 (6,602,500)
    Jets trade:
    Pick 71
    Pick 128

    Pittsburgh trades:
    Pick 87
    Pick 183
    Jets trade:
    Pick 84

    Free Agent Acquisitions
    Jerome Felton, FB - 750,000 (750,000)
    Marlon Brown, WR - 710,000 (710,000)
    Virgil Green, TE - 4,000,000 (4,000,000)
    Jeremy Parnell, OT - 8,000,000 (0)
    Andrew Norwell, G - 510,000 (0)
    Jabaal Sheard, DE - 13,500,000 (13,500,000)
    George Johnson, DE - 510,000 (0)
    Tyrunn Walker, DT - 3,000,000 (3,000,000)
    Mark Herzlich, ILB - 950,000 (950,000)
    Damien Wilson, ILB (UDFA Minnesota) - 420,000 (0)
    Justin Durant, OLB - 1,000,000 (1,000,000)
    Darius Fleming, OLB - 510,000 (0)
    Walter Thurmond, CB - 6,000,000 (6,000,000)
    Mike Adams, FS - 4,000,000 (4,000,000)
    Tavon Wilson, FS - 610,000 (610,000)
    Kenny Ladler, SS - 510,000 (0)
    Sebastian Janikowski, K - 800,000 (800,000)

    Final Words
    In the end, we took a team with limited assets and turned them into an immediate Super Bowl contender. We built a strong offensive line and brought Peyton in to replace Geno and give the future Hall Of Famer one last chance at a Super Bowl. As well as having a strong offensive supporting cast, Peyton will have by far the best defense he’s ever had. Good luck stopping us. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!
    Paul 13, Boik14, ToddPhin and 5 others like this.
  22. PhinishLine

    PhinishLine Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Team: Washington Redskins

    General Manager: Phinshline
    Head Coach: Jay Gruden
    Offensive Coordinator: Sean McVay
    Defensive Coordinator: Pepper Johnson

    QB: Bob Griffin
    QB: Kirk Cousins
    QB: Rakeem Cato

    RB: Alfred Morris
    RB: Shane Vereen
    RB: Maurice Jones-Drew
    RB: Silas Redd

    FB: Darrel Young

    WR: Pierre Garcon
    WR: Breshad Perriman
    WR: Rashad Greene
    WR: Andre Roberts
    WR: Ryan Grant
    WR: Jerry Rice Jenya

    TE: Logan Paulsen
    TE: Gabe Miller

    C: Kory Lichtensteiger

    G: Brandon Scherff
    G: Josh LeRibeus
    G: Spencer Long
    G: Rishawn Johnson
    G: Shawn Lauvao

    T: Morgan Moses
    T: Trent Williams

    DT: Barry Cofield
    DT: Chris Baker
    DT: Kedric Golston
    DT: Frank Kearse

    DE: Stephen Bowen
    DE: Jason Hatcher
    DE: Jackson Jeffcoat
    DE: Trevardo Williams

    ILB: Perry Riley
    ILB: Will Compton
    ILB: Jordan Campbell
    ILB: Steve Beauharnais

    OLB: Ryan Kerrigan
    OLB: Shaq Thompson
    OLB: Trent Murphy
    OLB: Lorenzo Mauldin
    OLB: Adam Hayward
    OLB: Keenan Robinson
    OLB: Ricky Sapp
    OLB: Austin Splitler

    CB: DeAngelo Hall
    CB: Tracy Porter
    CB: Bashaud Breeland
    CB: David Amerson
    CB: Ronald Darby
    CB: Kenny Okoro

    S: Antoine Bethea (UPDATED: Acquired Via Trade)
    S: Da"mon Cromartie-Smith


    LS: Nick Sundberg
    P: Tress Way

    Team Salary: $125,052,158
  23. UCF FINatic

    UCF FINatic The Miami Dolphins select

    Apr 17, 2008

    ***If you are feeling lazy and don't want to read everything I ask you to only read the red highlights for each position and the purple highlights regarding my philosophy. Thank you so much! It's been a great year!***


    Matt Ryan - $19,500,000...............(-$33,900,000)
    Matt Moore - $780,000...............(-$780,000)
    Tyler Thigpen - $510,000...............(-$0)
    QB Salary: ($20,790,000)
    Latavius Murray - $611,550...............(-$53,100)
    Jarryd Haynes - $510,000...............(-$0)
    Jonathan Dwyer - $510,000...............(-$0)
    HB Salary: ($1,631,550)
    Jalston Fowler - $460,947...............(-$0) [rookie]
    FB Salary: ($460,947)
    Wide Receivers
    Julio Jones - $10,176,000...............(-$0)
    Alshon Jeffery - $1,447,036..............(-$436,879)
    Brandon Gibson - $1,500,000...............(-$1,500,000)
    Mario Alford - $479,633...............(-$0) [rookie]
    Vincent Brown - $510,000...............(-$0)
    WR Salary: ($14,112,669)
    Tight Ends
    Jermaine Gresham - $5,987,648...............(-$5,987,648)
    Zach Miller - $510,000...............(-$0)
    Tony Moeaki - $510,000...............(-$0)
    TE Salary: ($7,007,648)
    Offensive Tackles
    Jake Matthews - $3,733,977...............(-$13,442,318)
    Ryan Schraeder - $585,668...............(-$668)
    D.J. Humphries - $676,224...............(-$0) [rookie]
    Reid Fragel - $510,000...............(-$0)
    OT Salary: ($5,505,869)
    Offensive Guards
    Ereck Flowers - $955,731...............(-$0) [rookie]
    Jon Asamoah - $4,300,000...............(-$3,200,000)
    Zane Beadles - $5,000,000...............(-$2,000,000)
    Lance Louis - $610,000...............(-$610,000)
    OG Salary: ($10,865,731)
    Ali Marpet - $588,450...............(-$0) [rookie]
    James Stone - $510,000...............(-$0)
    B.J. Finney - $477,870...............(-$0) [rookie]
    C Salary: ($1,576,320)
    "James has really exceeded expectations for where he started the season and where he is now," Koetter said. "(He's) extremely intelligent and a tough competitor. Honestly, we were scared to death losing Joe (Hawley) and Pete (Konz), getting down to our third center, but James has come in there and done a nice job. He's played very solid."

    Defensive Ends
    Jason Pierre-Paul - $$18,600,000...............(-$18,600,000)
    Greg Hardy - $10,599,999...............(-$10,599,999)
    Corey Wootton - $510,000...............(-$0)
    Marcus Rush - $420,000...............(-$0) [rookie]
    Stansly Maponga - $631,685...............(-$93,370)
    DE Salary: ($30,761,684)
    Defensive Tackles
    Vince Wilfork - $8,000,000...............(-$8,000,000)
    Corey Peters - $1,500,000...............(-$1,500,000)
    Al Woods - $700,000...............(-$700,000)
    Ricky Havili-Heimuli - $435,000...............(-$0)
    DT Salary: ($10,635,000)

    Outside Linebackers
    Prince Shembo - $585,146...............(-$225,438)
    Marcus Rush - $420,000...............(-$0) [rookie]
    Tyler Starr - $521,474...............(-$34,422)
    Jacques Smith - $435,000...............(-$0)
    OLB Salary: ($1,541,620)
    Inside Linebackers
    Eric Kendricks - $1,408,500...............(-$0) [rookie]
    Chris Borland - $694,359..............(-$463,077)
    Marquis Spruill - $477,870...............(-$128,610)
    ILB Salary: ($2,580,729)
    Chris Harris Jr. - $3,000,000...............(-$8,000,000)
    Desmond Trufant - $2,227,117...............(-$3,606,862)
    Bene Benwikere - $559,750...............(-$149,250)
    Tray Walker - $450,612...............(-$0) [rookie]
    Ricardo Allen - $435,000...............(-$0)
    CB Salary: ($6,672,479)
    Strong Safeties
    Kemal Ishmael - $596,474...............(-$22,948)
    Ibraheim Campbell - $543,023...............(-$0) [rookie]
    SS Salary: ($1,139,497)
    Free Safeties
    Tashaun Gipson - $24,000,000...............(-$24,000,000)
    Dezmen Southward - $737,373...............(-$518,124)
    FS Salary: ($24,737,373)
    Matt Prater $510,000...............(-$0)
    K Salary: ($510,000)
    Matt Bosher - $1,605,000...............(-$2,000,000)
    P Salary: ($1,605,000)
    Long Snapper
    Josh Harris - $760,000...............(-$400,000)
    LS Salary: ($760,000)
    Players: 53/53
    Team Salary: $142,894,116
    Dead Money: $2,513,737
    Total Salary: $145,407,853
    Salary Cap: $150,0000,000

    Depth Chart​

    QB: Matt Ryan - Matt Moore - Tyler Thigpen
    HB: Latavius Murray - Jonathan Dwyer - Jarryd Haynes
    FB: Jalston Fowler (rookie)
    WR1: Julio Jones - Brandon Gibson - Vincent Brown
    WR2: Alshon Jeffery - Brandon Gibson - Vincent Brown
    WRslot: Brandon Gibson - Mario Alford (rookie)
    TE: Jermaine Gresham - Zach Miller - Tony Moeaki (Jalston Fowler will play in some sets)
    LT: Jake Matthews - D.J. Humphries (rookie) - Reid Fragel
    LG: Ereck Flowers (rookie) - Zane Beadles - Lance Louis
    C: Ali Marpet (rookie) - James Stone - B.J. Finney
    RG: Jon Asamoah - Zane Beadles - Lance Louis
    RT: Ryan Schraeder - D.J. Humphries (rookie) - Reid Fragel
    LE: Jason Pierre-Paul - Corey Wootton - Stansly Maponga - Marcus Rush (rookie)
    DT1: Vince Wilfork - Al Woods - Ricky Havili-Heimuli
    DT2: Corey Peters - Al Woods - Ricky Havili-Heimuli
    RE: Greg Hardy - Corey Wootton - Stansley Maponga
    Sam: Prince Shembo - Marcus Rush (rookie) - Tyler Starr - Jacques Smith
    MLB: Eric Kendricks (rookie) - Marquis Spruill (Roster spot saved for Chris Borland if he returns)
    Dollar: Dezmen Southward/Ibaheim Campbell (rookie) - Marcus Rush (rookie) - Jacques Smith
    CB1: Chris Harris Jr. - Bene Benwikere - Tray Walker (rookie) - Ricardo Allen
    CB2: Desmond Trufant - Bene Benwikere - Tray Walker (rookie)- Ricardo Allen
    CBslot: Bene Benwikere - Tray Walker (rookie) - Ricardo Allen
    SS: Kemal Ishmael - Ibraheim Campbell (rookie)
    FS: Tashaun Gipson - Dezmen Southward
    Special Teams
    K: Matt Prater
    P: Matt Bosher
    LS: Josh Harris
    KOR: Mario Alford (rookie) - Jarryd Haynes
    PR: Mario Alford (rookie) - Jarryd Haynes

    Draft Class​

    1.028 - Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA - $1,408,500 (Actual 45th overall -17)
    2.039 - Ereck Flowers, OL, Miami - $955,731 (Actual 9th overall +30)
    2.058 - D.J. Humphries, OL, Florida - $676,224 (Actual 24th overall +34)
    3.078 - Ali Marpet, OL, Hobart - $588,450 (Actual 61st overall +17)
    4.116 - Ibraheim Campbell, S, Northwestern - $543,023 (Actual 115th overall +1)
    5.153 - Mario Alford, WR, West Virginia - $479,633 (Actual 238th overall -85)
    5.156 - B.J. Finney, OL, Kansas State - $477,870 (undrafted)
    6.180 - Jalston Fowler, RB, Alabama - $460,947 (Actual 108th overall +72)
    7.200 - Tray Walker, CB, Texas Southern - $450,612 (Actual 136th overall +64)


    Can be seen on team page at: http://www.thephins.com/forums/showthread.php?84960-Atlanta-Falcons
  24. Fin-Omenal

    Fin-Omenal Initiated

    Mar 25, 2008
    Thee...Ohio State University

    Head Coach: Rick Dennison
    OC: Chad O'Shea
    DC: Vic Fangio

    53 Man Roster

    Johnny Manziel QB $1,874,681.00 $6,498,851.00
    Zach Mettenberger QB $541,279.00 $93,837.00
    Blaine Gabbert QB $510,000.00 $0.00
    Melvin Gordon RB $1,612,818.00 $1,612,818.00
    Kerwynn Williams RB $510,000.00 $0.00
    Matt Asiata RB $510,000.00 $0.00
    Kendall Wright WR $2,614,962.00 $1,988,264.00
    Justin Hunter WR $1,479,313.00 $1,592,418.00
    Tyler Lockett WR $929,578.00 $929,578.00
    Jarrett Boykin WR $510,000.00 $0.00
    Miles Austin WR $510,000.00 $0.00
    Donatella Huckett WR $450,933.00 $450,933.00
    Delanie Walker TE $5,275,000.00 $1,800,000.00
    Orson Charles TE $510,000.00 $0.00
    Mycole Pruitt TE $467,205.00 $467,205.00
    Rodney Hudson OL $10,000,000.00 $10,000,000.00
    Anthony Castonzo OL $7,438,000.00 $0.00
    Chance Warmack OL $3,318,176.00 $7,189,381.00
    Taylor Lewan OL $2,610,228.00 $9,396,822.00
    Joel Bitino OL $1,241,295.00 $2,707,367.00
    Brian Schwenke OL $701,065.00 $232,130.00
    Terren Jones OL $585,000.00 $0.00
    Will Svitek OL $510,000.00 $0.00
    Vladimir Ducasse OL $510,000.00 $0.00
    Sean Hickey OL $452,281.00 $452,281.00
    Calais Campbell DL $14,750,000.00 $11,000,000.00
    Jurrell Casey DL $6,720,000.00 $8,480,000.00
    Red Bryant DL $4,500,000.00 $0.00
    Alameda Ta'amu DL $2,100,000.00 $2,100,000.00
    Tom Johnson DL $750,000.00 $750,000.00
    DaQuan Jones DL $623,850.00 $341,550.00
    Mike Martin DL $550,000.00 $550,000.00
    Jerrell Powe DL $510,000.00 $0.00
    Rakeem Nunez-Roches DL $460,550.00 $460,550.00
    Derrick Morgan LB $10,000,000.00 $10,000,000.00
    Sean Weatherspoon LB $5,000,000.00 $5,000,000.00
    Shea McClellin LB $3,250,000.00 $3,250,000.00
    Zach Brown LB $1,227,640.00 $311,509.00
    Avery Williamson LB $554,527.00 $133,581.00
    James Harrison LB $510,000.00 $0.00
    Jason McCourty CB $8,600,000.00 $3,600,000.00
    Rashean Mathis CB $5,000,000.00 $5,000,000.00
    Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB $789,416.00 $328,162.00
    Quinten Rollins CB $746,509.00 $746,509.00
    K'Waun Williams CB $510,000.00 $0.00
    Carlos Rogers CB $510,000.00 $0.00
    Ri'Shard Anderson CB $435,000.00 $0.00
    Rahim Moore S $11,000,000.00 $11,000,000.00
    Dashon Goldson S $5,750,000.00 $5,750,000.00
    Nate Ebner S $684,150.00 $24,150.00
    Marqueston Huff S $616,301.00 $318,903.00
    Damion Stafford S $596,474.00 $22,948.00
    Phil Dawson K $510,000.00 $0.00
    Matt McBriar P $510,000.00 $0.00

    TEAM SALARY $134,144,844.00

    DEAD MONEY $5,840,755.00

    TOTAL SALARY $139,985,599

    Pound for pound the Titans may have had the worst roster in all the GML when I took it over. A team like that is never just a player or two away. While the lineup as a whole was lacking, I found after some research and time at the Titans message board they have a few nice young players on that team. My goal became to build a team that will develop together and had the potential for great things in the future.
    Depth Chart

    Offense 'Young N tough'

    QB- Zach Mettenberger (23)
    QB- Blaine Gabbert (25)
    QB- Johnny Manziel (22)

    This very well could impact my team with voters, on the surface Zach doesn't appear to be an ideal Qb for your franchise. Unless? You look a little deeper. Then you realize Zach had better numbers across the board than a certain QB in Oakland that is being deemed the savior of that franchise, until you realize that in about 1/4 of the games played he had more 30 and 40 yard completions than our very own Ryan Tannehill. There is a very strong reason the Titans were more than willing to deal the #2 overall pick if the right offer came in....Zach has a lot of upside. Here is a thought from Phil Simms on Mett. Said that when he was preparing to do the Titans-Jaguars game when he was studying he was comparing Bortles with Mettenberger and was trying to find great throws to highlight for each guy. He said that it took him 3 or 4 throws for Bortles but for Mettenberger he quickly found 6 throws and he was amazed by it. Mett ended the year with more TDs than INT's and an 83.4 rating..Folks Delanie Walker, Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter were on youtube looking baffled at the Marriota pick, and that's because they believe in Zach Mettenberger, and so do I.

    RB-Melvin Gordon (22)
    RB-Kerwynn Williams (24)
    RB- Matt Asiata (28)

    One thing I knew when I chose the Titans was I was very unimpressed with Bishop Sankey. I had him on my FF team and watching him was a painfull reminder that not all rookies pan out. He was going to be moved the first chance I got. I ended up with a stable of young backs that tickle my fancy, my feelings on Melvin Gordon have been no secret as I see a guy who has Jamaal Charles like ability. He is the perfect player for our philosophy. Kerwynn is back who showed flashes in ARI but ultimately is likely just a 3rd down back, Swooping Asiata for the min in FA was a pleasant surprise considering what he did vs our very own Miami Dolphins last year.

    WR-Kendall Wright (26)
    WR-Justin Hunter (23)
    WR-Tyler Lockette (23)
    WR-Miles Austin (31)
    WR-Jarrett Boykin (25)
    WR- Donatella Luckett (24)

    TE-Delanie Walker (30)
    TE-Mycole Pruitt (23)
    TE-Orson Charles (24)

    There are not many WR's in the league as underappreciated as Kendall Wright. Through a village of bad Qb play he has managed to show flashes of stardom, if you switched him and Antonio Brown teams Im not sure you don't get close to the same results. Justin Hunter is a physical specimen, more than a few of you wanted him and for good reason. Hunter is a big play waiting to happen, with Mett at the helm Hunter became much more of a threat..as Zach develops Id bank on Hunter coming into his own aswell. Tyler Lockette destroyed Kansas St receiving records by being tough, smart and hardworking. His knack for the game will allow him to come right in and play the slot position. Delanie Walker has been a bright spot on a bad team for a few years now. At 30 years old Walker should be able to maintain his top 6-8 TE in the game level. Unless ofcourse Mycole Pruitt (Charles Clay clone) unseats him by 2017.

    OL-Taylor Lewan (24)
    OL-Chance Warmack (24)
    OL-Rodney Hudson (25)
    OL-Joel Bitino (23)
    OL-Anthony Costanzo (26)
    OL-Brian Schwenke (24)
    OL-Terren Jones (23)
    OL-Will Svitek (33)
    OL-Vlad Ducasse (27)
    OL-Sean Hickey (24)

    Undoubtedly my favorite unit on offense. The avg age of the starters is 24 and 2 of them are already All Pros. These guys will make a Mettenberger and a Gordon THAT much better because unlike the 2014 Titans OL (29th ranking PFF) these guys will keep the QB clean and Melvin Gordon will have better blocking with this group than he ever did in Wisconsin. I couldn't ask for a better group to be honest.

    Defense 'Fangio's boys'

    DL-Jurrell Casey (25)
    DL-Calias Campbell (29)
    DL-Almeda Ta'amu (24)
    DL-Jerrell Powe (28)
    DL-Red Bryant (32)
    DL-Tom Johnson (30)
    DL-DaQuan Jones (23)
    DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches (21)
    DL Mike Martin (24)

    Meat. What Vic Fangio asks of his DL in his '30 front' is push and attack. What better 3-4 DE's to do this than Casey and the Big Catch himself. Ta'amu graded out as one of your better 3-4 NT's last season and will likely start over Red Bryant. This unit is also deep with rotational guys who can come in and wreak havoc. Listen for the name Da'Quan Jones in 2015, I think you may hear it a lot. What I love about this group is the versatility to contain the gaps and then get after the QB. When you have Andrew Luck in your division you need pressure from even a 3-4 front. I've done my best to create this.

    SAM-Jonathon Newsome (24)
    MIKE-Avery Williamson (23)
    JACK-Sean Weatherspoon (26)
    WILL- Derrick Morgan (26)
    LB-Zach Brown (25)
    LB-Shea McClellin (25)
    LB-James Harrison (37)

    This Depth Chart is by no means determined, this unit is as solid as I have because of the scheme versatility it has. Sean Weatherspoon can play 3 of the 3-4 positions and for that matter so can Zach Brown who could easily start within this group. Nothing else about Jon Newsome needs to be said, he had a fantastic year as a situational pass rusher and could very well continue that tear in this spot. Avery Williamson is undoubtedly one of the best young LB's in the game, Shea is finally back in a scheme that netted him a 1st round draft grade from NFL teams, unfortunately for him the Bears drafted him to be a 4-3 DE. He adds depth and could easily fill in the WILL backer spot if needed. Harrison is here because he is a 3-4 LB guru and this young group will benefit from his tenacity and blue collar approach.

    CB-Jason McCourty (27)
    CB-Rashean Mathis (34)
    CB-K'Waun Williams (23)
    CB-Quinton Rollins (22)
    CB-Blidi Wreh-Wilson (25)
    CB-Carlos Rogers (33)
    CB-Ri'Shard Anderson (24)
    S-Rahim Moore (25)
    S-Dashon Goldson (30)
    S-Marqueston Huff (23)
    S-Damion Stafford (24)
    S-Nate Ebner (26)

    I really like the experience meets youth aspect of this secondary. Another unit where the depth chart is uncertain, many Titans fans feel like Marqueston Huff (Quest) is one of the better up and coming young DB's in football. K'Waun established himself as a menacing slot CB last season as a rookie, would it shock anyone if Carlos Rodgers or Goldson went back to their all pro selfs reuniting with Fangio?? Oh and Quinton Rollins has been the talk of Packers camp early on...we think he finds a spot in this young talented unit.

    P-Matt McBriar
    K-Phil Dawson

    Nobody cares about these guys hence no description.
    2015 NFL Draft
    We came into the draft with #2 overall and 2 6th rd picks, this doesn't mesh with our agenda so we made multiple deals and ended up with...

    1.002 Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State (Traded to Cle)
    1.017 - Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
    2.041 - Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State
    2.052 - Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)
    6.161 - Mycole Pruitt, TE, Southern Illinois
    6.182 - Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DL, Southern Mississippi
    6.191 - Sean Hickey, OL, Syracuse

    Salary Cap Carryover into 2016: $10,014,401
    Projected 2016 Cap based on PFT Projection:$160,000,000
    Projected Cap Space for the Titans in 2016 based on carryover and 5% increase of current roster salaries: Approx $34,000,000
    Average Age of Roster(not including ST); 25.3 years old

    This was a fun team to build because it presented such a challenge and I had an agenda of building a team that can be dominate for years to come, while competing right away. When you build an OL that is dominant you make everyone elses lives that much easier, with Fangio controlling this young defensive core I expect some dominant performances and some young superstars to emerge. In 2014 the Titans were the 3rd worst scoring offense in football and the defense was the 3rd worst in points allowed, times are changing in Nashville starting today! Thanks to all for a great season.
  25. Kingdom

    Kingdom Coming back disassembled.

    Jun 25, 2012
    The Seattle Seahawks

    Head Coach: Petey "Pablo" Carroll
    Offensive Coordinator: Jason Michael (previously Tennessee's OC)
    Defensive Coordinator: Ken Norton Jr. (previously the LB coach)

    Offensive Depth Chart

    1. Russell Wilson 2. Case Keenum 3. Blake Simms (practice squad)

    1. Marshawn Lynch 2. Ronnie Hillman 3. Matt Jones 4. Lorenzo Taliaferro

    FB: (when applicable)
    1. Will Johnson 2. Matt Jones

    Ty Hilton; Chris Matthews

    WR Slot:
    Steve Smith; Jermaine Kearse

    1. Ladarius Green 2. Jack Doyle 3. Wes Saxton

    Doug Baldwin; Paul Richardson

    1. Russell Okung 2. Austin Pasztor 3. Luke Bowanko

    1. Joseph Barksdale 2. Luke Bowanko 3. Quinton Spain

    1. Max Unger 2. Patrick Lewis 3. Luke Bowanko

    1. JR Sweezy 2. Kadeem Edwards 3. Luke Bowanko

    1. Justin Britt 2. Austin Pasztor 3. Luke Bowanko

    Defensive Depth Chart

    1. Michael Bennett 2. Kroy Biermann 3. Bruce Irvin

    1. Jordan Hill 2. Brandon Mebane 3. Jesse Williams

    1. Malcolm Brown 2. Brandon Mebane 3. Jesse Williams

    1. Cliff Avrill 2. Mario Edwards Jr. 3. Bruce Irvin

    1. KJ Wright 2. Phil Wheeler 3. Kwon Alexander

    1. Brock Coyle 2. Jake Ryan 3. Hayes Pullard

    1. Bruce Irvin 2. JT Thomas 3. Phil Wheeler

    Richard Sherman; Marcus Burley; Tharold Simon

    1. Earl Thomas 2. DeShawn Shead 3. Durell Eskridge

    1. Kam Chancellor 2. Durell Eskridge 3. DeShawn Shead

    Demetrius McCray; Alfonzo Dennard; Tharold Simon

    Nickel CB (when applicable)
    1. Tharold Simon 2. Marcus Burley 3. Alfonzo Dennard

    Special Teams Depth Chart

    Steve Hauschka

    Pat McAfee (also will handle kick offs)

    Patrick Lewis

    1. Doug Baldwin 2. Jermaine Kearse

    1. Jermaine Kearse 2. Earl Thomas

    Russell Wilson QB $953,519 $154,868 Case Keenum QB $510,000 ($0)

    Running Backs:
    Marshawn Lynch RB $8,500,000 $1,500,000
    Ronnie Hillman RB $942,708 ($172,708)
    Lorenzo Taliaferro RB $585,146 ($225,438)
    Matt Jones RB*
    Will Johnson FB $510,000 ($0)

    Wide Receivers:
    Doug Baldwin WR $4,400,000 $3,200,000
    Steve Smith WR $4,166,666 ($2,333,334)
    Paul Richardson WR $1,071,099 $1,944,857
    Jermaine Kearse WR (tendered)
    T.Y Hilton $796,850 (-131,850)
    Chris Matthews WR $510,000 $0
    Tight Ends:
    Ladarius Green TE $772,725 ($112,725)
    Jack Doyle TE $510,000 $0
    Wes Saxton TE*

    Offensive Tackles:
    Russell Okung LT $7,280,000 $2,280,000
    Justin Britt RT $785,666 $1,202,732
    Austin Pasztor OT/OG $510,000 ($0)
    Joseph Barksdale OG/OT $3,500,000 ($3,500,000)
    J.R. Sweezy RG $674,212 ($14,212)
    Kadeem Edwards OG $510,000
    Quinton Spain OG*

    Max Unger C $5,600,000 $2,200,000
    Patrick Lewis C $585,000 $0
    Luke Bowanko C $533,513 ($70,539)

    = = = = =

    Defensive Ends:
    Cliff Avril 43DE $8,000,000 ($9,500,000)
    Michael Bennett 43DE $8,000,000 ($6,000,000)
    Kroy Biermann DE $1,500,000 ($1,500,000)
    Mario Edwards Jr. DE*

    Defensive Tackles:
    Brandon Mebane DT $5,700,000 $200,000
    Jordan Hill DT $741,035 $272,070
    Jesse Williams DT $637,763 $105,526
    Malcolm Brown DT*

    Outside Linebackers:
    KJ Wright OLB $4,750,000 ($4,000,000)
    Bruce Irvin OLB $2,895,542 ($1,231,607)
    JT Thomas OLB/MLB $2,000,000 ($2,000,000)
    Kwon Alexander OLB*

    Inside Linebackers:
    Philip Wheeler $4,400,000 ($4,200,000)
    Brock Coyle LB $511,000 $2,000 Hayes Pullard LB*
    Jake Ryan LB*

    Earl Thomas S $7,400,000 $13,100,000
    Kam Chancellor S $5,650,000 $3,000,000
    Deshawn Shead S $585,000 ($585,000)
    Durell Eskridge S*

    Richard Sherman CB $12,200,000 $8,800,000
    Alfonzo Dennard CB $674,462 ($14,462)
    Demetrius McCray CB $601,741 ($33,482)
    Tharold Simon CB $636,725 ($103,450)
    Marcus Burley CB $510,000 ($0)

    = = = = =

    Special Teamers:
    Steven Hauschka K $3,325,000 $1,650,000
    Pat McAfee P $1,500,000 $0
  26. ToddPhin

    ToddPhin RIP Phinsational Luxury Box Club Member

    Jul 6, 2012
    What I wanted to accomplish: I know some people would take the Colts and wanna go allll Madden Football by going nuts on offense, but in the real NFL this is an offense that averaged 29 pts despite a rushing attack that ranked 22nd, 24th, and 25th in yards, TDs, and YPC respectively. Hence my focus was primarily on establishing team balance by addressing the 19th ranked scoring D that looked even worse on paper with Free Agency factored in.... and secondarily on providing the ground game a boost, plus improving overall team depth.

    The best compliment to a high scoring offense is a defense that pressures the opposing QB and covers on the back end. I believe that was fairly well accomplished with Vic Beasley, Julius Peppers, Davis Tull, Henry Anderson, and Shaq Riddick up front and Byron Maxwell, Tramon Williams, Landon Collins, and the massively underrated George Iloka on the back end, with All Pro Bobby Wagner, coverage ace Malcolm Smith, and 2nd round safety Jordan Richards further upgrading Indy's coverage ability. The once porous Indy D-line [23rd vs the run] is now deep and stout to prevent offenses from trying to keep Luck off the field.

    Offensively- tight end, running back, and run-blocking were upgraded. Receiving corps is roughly on par with what I inherited, albeit better depth now, and although I lost my starting LT early on to cap casualty, the O-line as a whole has been been improved, with some nasty added in for good measure.

    I started with a team salary of $117M and incurred roughly $12M in dead money [one of the joys of trying to build through FA], essentially increasing my salary to $129M, which isn't drastically far off from my final salary.

    [TABLE="class: outer_border, width: 310"]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Roster
    [TD]Cap Hit[/TD]
    Andrew Luck
    Christian Ponder

    CJ Spiller
    Tevin Coleman
    Terrell Watson
    Antone Smith

    Jordan Cameron
    Charles Clay
    Lee Smith

    Randall Cobb
    Kenny Britt
    Marquess Wilson
    Jamison Crowder
    Corey Fuller
    Cameron Meredith [UDFA]
    Damarr Aultman [PS]
    Jack Mewhort

    Jeremiah Poutasi
    A.J. Cannn
    Daryl Williams
    Gosder Cherilus
    Chaz Green
    Jonotthan Harrison

    Robert Myers
    Terry Poole [PS]


    Terrance Knighton
    B.J Raji
    Darnell Docket
    Corey Redding
    Henry Anderson
    Darius Philon
    Terry Williams [UDFA]
    Rodney Gunter
    David Irving
    Tory Slater
    Cashaud Lyons

    [TD]34 OLB / 43LEO
    Vic Beasley
    Julius Peppers
    Davis Tull
    Shaquille Riddick
    Jason Babin
    Deiontrez Mount[PS]


    Bobby Wagner
    Malcolm Smith
    Kelvin Sheppard [FA]
    Gabe Martin [UDFA]
    Amarlo Herrera
    Matthew Wells [PS]
    Justin Shirk
    Byron Maxwell
    Tramon Williams
    Tarell Brown
    Antoine Cason
    Jacorey Shepherd [D]
    SaQwan Edwards [PS][/TD]

    George Iloka
    Landon Collins
    Phillip Thomas
    George Wilson [FA]
    Jordan Richards [PS]
    Adam Vinatieri
    Donnie Jones
    [TD]Roster Salary[/TD]
    [TD]Total Salary[/TD]
    [TD]way under[/TD]
    [TD]Cap Space[/TD]
    [TD]too much[/TD]
    [TABLE="class: outer_border, width: 320"]
    [TD="align: right"][/TD]
    [TD]Vic Beasley
    Landon Collins
    Tevin Coleman
    A.J. Cann, C
    Henry Anderson, DE
    Davis Tull, OLB
    Daryl Williams, OL
    Jamison Crowder, WR
    Jeremiah Poutasi, OL
    Darius Philon, DT
    Robert Myers, OL
    Shaq Riddick, OLB
    Terrell Watson, RB
    Too many holes to fill for me to focus on the +/- value factor used by some to vote for "Best in Draft", so instead I opted for a mix of value and need. Through the 1st half of the draft, I took players of positional need based on roughly where I thought their sweet spots would occur in the actual draft but with a slight reach to ensure I netted my targets. Through the 2nd half I focused on value [to make up for any that I might've lost through the first half while slightly drafting for need].

    Davis Tull, Henry Anderson, and Terrell Watson were priority picks so I didn't mind losing any "value" on them.

    [TABLE="class: outer_border, width: 300"]
    [TD]Chaz Green, Florida
    Rodney Gunter, Delaware St
    Jacorey Sheperd, Kansas
    Amarlo Herrera, Georgia
    Terry Williams, ECU
    David Irving, Iowa St
    Gabe Martin, Bowling Green
    Cameron Meredith, Ill St

    [TABLE="class: outer_border, width: 300"]
    [TD]FA Practice Squad[/TD]




    [TD]Jordan Richards, Stanford
    Terry Poole, SDSU
    Matthew Wells, Miss St
    Deiontrez Mount, Louisville
    Damarr Aultman, Maine
    Tory Slater, West Georgia
    Caushaud Lyons, Tusculum
    Justin Shirk, Bloomsberg
    SaQwan Edwards, New Mex
    With UDFA & PS, I employed a mixture of both larger school players I thought would get drafted and my favorite small school players I didn't expect to get drafted but whom I wanted anyways for the realism of it, just as would occur in the actual NFL w/ UDFAs & PS guys.

    FA Signings
    [plus the above UDFA & PS]
    CB Byron Maxwell 10.5M
    WR Randall Cobb 16.0M
    DT Terrance Knighton 11.5M
    TE Charles Clay 9.5M
    DE/OLB Julius Peppers 6.0M
    RB CJ Spiller 6.0M
    CB Tramon Williams 8.5M
    OLB Malcolm Smith 510k
    WR Kenny Britt 2.5M
    DE/DT Corey Redding 510k
    DE/DT Darnell Docket 2.75M
    DT B.J Raji 2.5M
    CB Tarell Brown 1.9M
    K Adam Vinatieri 510k
    QB Christian Ponder 510k
    RB Antone Smith 510k
    CB Antoine Cason 510k
    S George Wilson 510k
    S Phillip Thomas 510k
    TE Lee Smith 510k
    ILB Kelvin Sheppard 510k
    WR Corey Fuller 510k
    Trying to budget for and redo an entire roster through FA is no picnic I must say.
    I'll let someone else have fun with that task next year.

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 820"]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Starting O[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]QB


    [TD="align: center"]Andrew Luck
    Tevin Coleman
    C.J Spiller
    Jordan Cameron
    Charles Clay
    Randall Cobb
    Kenny Britt
    Jack Mewhort
    Jeremiah Poutasi
    A.J. Cann
    Daryl Williams
    Gosder Cherilus[/TD]

    likely starting '15 as Rams #1WR.
    outstanding in pass pro as a rookie. Now ready to kick back out to his natural tackle position

    surprisingly no sacks allowed as a senior
    now recovered after playing 2014 through injury
    Interior O-line upgraded to provide a much desired mauling run-blocking presence. I allowed the WR corps to be slightly weakened by trading contract-year TY Hilton and a 3rd rounder to acquire the new leader of Indy's revamped, improved defense- Bobby Wagner.

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 790"]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Starting D
    43 Under
    [TD][I know Indy's D is a "3-4" on paper but the 4-3 Under is no stranger to Pagano][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]LE




    [TD]Docket / H Anderson
    Knighton / Raji
    Raji / Redding /Dockett
    B. Wagner
    Malcolm Smith
    Tramon W
    L. Collins
    George Iloka
    [TD]I like my versatility and ability to rotate bodies along the D-line

    coming off arguably his second best season

    1st Team All Pro

    42.1 Passer Rating allowed in coverage. Cincy's top rated defender per PFF
    Indy plays a Cover-3 [corners & FS responsible for deep 3rds], so Iloka's outstanding coverage ability & range as a centerfielder were a must. Cover-3 frees up the SS to roam around the box as a playmaking enforcer, hence Landon Collins being a priority draft pick b/c no one else available in the draft or FA does it better.

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 820"]
    [TD="align: center"]Pressure
    [TD="align: center"]LE

    Nickel LB
    Nickel CB
    [TD="align: center"]Tull
    H. Anderson
    Landon Collins
    Tarell Brown
    Jordan Richards
    [TD]amazing 99.3 SPARQ supports Tull's 1st round talent and elite ability to get after the QB

    unblockable as an interior rusher during Senior Bowl week
    99.2 SPARQ, 2nd only to Tull. Forms draft's most athletic pass rush tandem

    played 2014 with a broken foot- reason for his down year.
    2nd round rookie
    Collins' size allows me to move him up to nickel LB where he now becomes an asset in coverage. Best of both worlds- enforcer on 1st & 2nd down, coverage LB on 3rd.

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 330"]
    [TD]Defense I inherited *yuck*[/TD]
    Nickel CB
    Backup S

    Rotation DL

    [TD]Gannon Conway
    Josh Champman
    Arthur Jones
    Eric Walden [and Mathis, 7.5M]
    D'Qwell Jackson
    Josh McNary
    Jonathan Newsome
    Vontae Davis
    Greg Toler
    Guy Winston
    Delano Howell

    Sheldon Price
    Dewey McDonald
    Kelcey Quarles, Montori Hughes
    Zach Kerr
  27. Tractor Traylor

    Tractor Traylor Crafty Veteran

    Jan 5, 2008
    Kansas City, MO
    Head Coach: Andy Reid
    Offensive Coordinator: Doug Peterson
    Defensive Coordinator: Bob Sutton

    Knowing that my roster was filled with high upside, young talent, I wanted to make an effort to retain as much talent as possible which included giving a truckload of money to all-pro LB Justin Houston. On top of that, I eliminated a plethora of aging players that were seemingly sucking up the playing time that could be going to the young stars.

    Offensively, the name of the game is versatility. Through free agency and the draft, we targeted players that can play multiple positions and create mismatches with defenses (see: Strong, Funchess, Morse). These players compliment the existing weapons such as Kelce, Charles, De'Anthony Thomas and Wilson who already represent challenges for a defense.

    Defensively, there wasn't much to fix after having a unit that finished second in the league in scoring defense. For the first time in a long time, Derrick Johnson has a viable running mate (two actually) at inside backer. Pairing Johnson with D'Qwell Jackson, DeMeco Ryans and perennial all-pros Houston and Hali, the Chiefs have one of the most impactful groups of linebackers in the league. First round pick Dee Ford is "merely" depth, providing a strong rush off the bench. Dontari Poe, Sean Smith, Phillip Gaines and Allen Bailey represent a few other rising talents on this top-tier league.

    Starting Line-up
    QB: Alex Smith
    RB: Jamaal Charles
    FB: Anthony Sherman
    WR: Jaelen Strong
    WR: Albert Wilson
    WR(Slot): De’Anthony Thomas
    TE: Travis Kelce
    LT: Eric Fisher
    LG: Chad Rinehart
    C: Lyle Sendlein
    RG: Mitch Morse
    RT: Jeff Allen

    DE: Allen Bailey
    NT: Dontari Poe
    DE: Jaye Howard
    OLB: Justin Houston
    ILB: Derrick Johnson
    ILB: D’Qwell Jackson
    OLB: Tamba Hali
    CB: Sean Smith
    FS: Louis Delmas
    SS: Jaquiski Tartt
    CB: Phillip Gaines

    K: Cairo Santos
    P: Dustin Colquitt
    PR: De’Anthony Thomas
    KR: Knile Davis

    2015 Draft Class
    Round 1 (17 Overall) – Jaelen Strong, WR
    - Actual: 70th Overall (-53)
    Round 2 (49 Overall) – Devin Funchess, WR/TE
    - Actual: 41st Overall (+8)
    Round 3 (80 Overall) – Jaquiski Tartt, S
    - Actual: 46th Overall (+34)
    Round 4 (115 Overall) – Alex Carter, CB
    - Actual: 80th Overall (+35)
    Round 5 (146 Overall) – Mitch Morse, OL
    - Actual: 49th Overall (+97)
    Round 6 (177 Overall) – Zach Hodges, LB
    - Actual: Undrafted (-79)
    Round 6 (208 Overall) – Joey Mbu, NT
    - Actual: Undrafted (-48)
    Round 7 (COD Overall) – Trenton Brown, OL
    - Actual: 244th Overall (+12)

    Depth Chart:
    QB: Alex Smith – Jimmy Clausen – Aaron Murray
    RB: Jamaal Charles – Knile Davis – Bilal Powell – De’Anthony Thomas
    FB: Anthony Sherman
    WR1: Jaelen Strong (R)– Reggie Wayne – Da’Rick Rogers
    WR2: Albert Wilson – De’Anthony Thomas – Junior Hemingway
    TE: Travis Kelce – Devin Funchess (R) – Demetrius Harris
    LT: Eric Fisher – Donald Stephenson
    LG: Chad Rinehart – Lawrence Duvarney-Tardif
    C: Lyle Sendlein – Eric Kush
    RG: Mitch Morse(R) – Zach Fulton
    RT: Jeff Allen – Donald Stephenson

    DE: Allen Bailey – Vance Walker
    NT: Dontari Poe – Terrance Cody – Joey Mbu
    DE: Jaye Howard – Alan Branch
    OLB: Justin Houston – Zach Hodges (R)
    ILB: Derrick Johnson – DeMeco Ryans
    ILB: D’Qwell Jackson – James Michael Johnson
    OLB: Tamba Hali – Dee Ford
    CB: Sean Smith – Alex Carter (R) – Marcus Cooper
    FS: Louis Delmas – Husain Abdullah – Alex Carter (R)
    SS: Jaquiski Tartt (R) – Eric Berry – Husain Abdullah

    K: Cairo Santos
    P: Dustin Colquitt
    PR: De’Anthony Thomas
    KR: Knile Davis – De’Anthony Thomas

    Salary: $130,742,170
    Dead Money: $10,782,570
    Total: $141,524,740
    Cap: $8,475,260
  28. Skull Destroyer

    Skull Destroyer Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Oakland Raiders Final Roster

    Depth Chart

    QB: Matthew Stafford/Tavaris Jackson/Shane Carden
    RB: Jonathan Stewart/Doug Martin/Thomas Rawls
    WR1:Devante Parker/James Jones/Kenbrell Thompkins
    WR2:Percy Harvin/Brice Butler
    WR3:Andrew Hawkins
    TE:Jordan Reed/Mychal Rivera/Nick Kasa
    LT: Donald Penn/Menelik Watson
    LG: Gabe Jackson/Josue Matias
    C: Joe Hawley/Will Montgomery
    RG: Austin Howard/Todd Herremans
    RT: Jake Long

    Quick Thoughts: Needed to upgrade my receivers bad and I'm really happy with how they turned out. Jones went from WR1 to WR4. Much better. I'm not a huge fan Carr so it was always my plan to trade him. Pretty stoked to swap him with Stafford. Stewart was a solid upgrade at RB and Martin is a quality backup. Jake Long was a bit of a risk. He can still play but it comes down to if he wants to and will someone pay him. If he retires, Howard easily fills in at RT where he has experience so its not a big deal. Really happy with this offense.

    DE:Leonard Williams/Frank Clark/Manny Lawson
    DT:Phil Taylor/Antonio Smith
    DT:Justin Ellis/Quayshawne Buckley
    DE:Justin Tuck/Wallace Gilberry
    OLB:Bernardrick Mckinney/Nick Roach/Max Valles
    ILB:Denzel Perryman/Nate Irving
    OLB:Lance Briggs/Keith Rivers/
    CB:Brandon Flowers/TJ Carrie/Ras-I Dowling
    CB:Brandon Carr/DJ Hayden/Keith McGill
    SS:Tyvon Branch/Usama Young/Ray Ray Armstrong
    FS:Nate Allen/Jonathan Dowling

    Quick Thoughts: Williams will be a big addition to the line. Taylor will play on obvious run downs and Antonio Smith had good success as a pass rushing DT last season so they'll rotate. Williams will also be used some inside on passing downs. The LB squad will be a mix of Rookies and veterans. Briggs was really solid against the run last year and will still be a good 2 down LB for someone this season(like me). Flowers was my #1 corner this year and will be a big addition. A change of scenery will help Carr and the second starting spot is a tossup between him and Hayden. Not as strong as the offense but still a better squad than what Oakland started with.

    K: Kai Forbath
    P:Mike Scifres

    Quick Thoughts: Who cares.

    Draft Picks
    1.004 - Leonard Williams, DE, Southern Cal
    1.014 - Devante Parker, WR, Louisville (traded from Indianapolis)
    2.037 - Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami
    2.062 - Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State
    4.111 - Frank Clark, DL, Michigan
    5.150 - Josue Matias OL, Florida State
    5.154 - Max Valles, LB, Virginia
    6.168 - Thomas Rawls, RB, Central Michigan
    7.195 - Shane Carden, QB, East Carolina
    7.COG - Quayshawne Buckley, DL, Idaho

    Free Agent Signings:
    CB Brandon Flowers
    CB Brandon Carr
    DT Phil Taylor
    LB Nate Irving
    S Nate Allen
    OT Jake Long
    OG Todd Herremans
    C Joe Hawley
    C Will Montgomery
    QB Tavaris Jackson
    K Kai Forbath
    P Mike Scifres

    Final Roster
    Blue=Players Traded For
    Red=Free Agent Signings

    Matthew Stafford QB $17,721,250 $27,221,250
    Tavaris Jackson QB $510,000 $510,000
    Shane Carden QB $451,875
    $18,683,125 $27,731,250

    Running Back
    Jonathan Stewart HB $8,300,000 (-$13,600,000)
    Doug Martin - RB - $2,159,668
    Thomas Rawls RB $463,363
    $10,923,031 $13,600,000


    Marcel Reece FB $3,580,838 $1,761,677
    $3,580,838 $1,761,677

    Wide Receiver
    Devante Parker WR $1,776,273
    Percy Harvin WR $10,500,000 $0
    Andrew Hawkins WR $5,000,000 ($1,000,000)
    James Jones WR $3,433,333 $0
    Brice Butler WR $601,875 $33,750
    Kenbrell Thompkins WR $585,000 $0
    $21,896,481 $1,033,750

    Tight End
    Jordan Reed TE 742,278 274,556
    Nick Kasa TE $615,150 $60,300
    Mychal Rivera TE $611,213 $52,426
    $1,968,641 $387,282


    Austin Howard RT $6,400,000 $5,600,000
    Donald Penn LT $5,400,000 $0
    Menelik Watson LT $1,307,687 $933,582
    Jake Long RT. $5,000,000. $5,000,000
    $18,107,687 $11,533,582

    Gabe Jackson LG $672,844 $443,532
    Todd Herremans RG $1,250,000 $1,250,000
    Josue Matias G $481,048
    $2,403,844 $1,693,532

    Joe Hawley C $510,000 $0
    Will Montgomery C $1,500,000 $1,500,000
    $2,010,000 $1,500,000

    Defensive End
    Leonard Williams DE/DT $3,639,655
    Justin Tuck DE $5,000,000 $0
    Frank Clark DE $547,725
    DE Wallace Gilberry $2,050,000 $200,000
    Manny Lawson DE $3,100,000 $1,500,000
    $14,337,380 $1,700,000

    Defensive Tackle
    Phil Taylor DT $4,500,000 $4,500,000
    Antonio Smith DT $4,000,000 $0
    Justin Ellis DT $628,172 $354,516
    Quayshawne Buckley DT $446,474
    $9,574,646 $4,854,516

    Outside Linebacker
    Bernardrick Mckinney LB $648,436
    Lance Briggs OLB $510,000 $510,000
    Keith Rivers OLB $2,200,000 $500,000
    Max Valles LB $479,527
    Nick Roach OLB $3,721,250 $1,592,500

    $7,559,213 $2,602,500

    Inside Linebacker

    Denzel Perryman ILB $985,153
    Nate Irving ILB $4,000,000 $4,000,000

    $4,985,153 $4,000,000


    Tyvon Branch S $9,657,000 $6,671,000
    Nate Allen S $2,000,000 $2,000,000
    Usama Young S $1,100,000 $0
    Ray-Ray Armstrong S $585,000 $0
    Jonathan Dowling S $521,474 $34,422
    $13,863,474 $8,705,422


    Brandon Flowers CB $12,000,000 $12,000,000
    Brandon Carr CB $4,500,000 $4,500,000

    DJ Hayden CB $2,815,554 $6,100,367
    Ras-I Dowling CB $660,000 $0
    Keith McGill CB $621,300 $333,900
    Travis Carrie CB $526,741 $50,223
    $21,123,595 $22,984,490

    Special Team

    Kai Forrbath K $510,000
    Mike Scifres P $510,000


    $145,463,003 $97,088,001
    Dead cap hits (883,344)
    Total $146,346,347
  29. Sean

    Sean FIST PUMP ON!

    Dec 2, 2007
    *[t]Denotes acquired by Trade..*[f/a]Denotes acquired by Free Agency.*[rfa]Denotes acquired by Restricted Free Agency. *[r] Denotes acquired via Draft (Rookie).

    Philip Rivers $17,416,668 ($1,666,668)
    T.J. Yates $510,000 [f/a] ($-)
    Bo Wallace [r]

    Running Backs
    Branden Oliver $510,000 ($-)
    Reggie Bush $5,277,941 ($3,555,883)
    DeAngelo Williams $1,500,000 [f/a] ($1,500,000)

    Wide Receivers
    Marques Colston [t] $9,700,000 ($5,400,000)
    Donte Moncrief [t] $660,880 ($407,640)
    Keenan Allen $753,450 ($306,900)
    Rod Streeter $510,000 [f/a] ($-)
    Ty Montgomery [r] $483,613 ($483,613)

    Tight Ends
    Kyle Rudolph [t] $6,550,000 ($15,750,000)
    Blake Bell [r] $461,918 ($461,918)

    Left Tackles
    James Hurst $3,500,000 [f/a] ($3,500,000)
    Austin Shepherd [r] $447,456 ($447,456)

    Left Guards
    Jarvis Harrison [r] $534,272 ($534,272)
    Johnnie Troutman $707,938 ($47,938)

    Chris Watt $663,535 ($408,105)
    Andy Gallik [r] $471,140 ($471,140)

    Right Guards
    Jahri Evans [t] $11,000,000 ($5,000,000)
    Jeff Baca $510,000 ($-)

    Right Tackles
    DJ Fluker $3,109,772 ($6,737,839)
    Marcus Cannon [t] $2,616,666 ($2,133,334)

    Left Ends
    Corey Liuget $6,969,000 ($-)
    Margus Hunt [t] $1,001,209 ($524,946)

    Defensive Tackles
    Sean Lissemore $1,250,000 ($-)
    Chris Jones [t] $585,000 ($-)
    Tyler Davison [r] $450,150 ($450,150)
    Ryan Carrethers $554,633 ($133,899)

    Right Ends
    Kendall Reyes $1,313,453 ($360,545)
    Cordarro Law $510,000 ($-)

    Left Outside Linebackers
    Jeremiah Attaochu $955,250 ($1,643,650)
    Tourek Williams $612,515 ($55,030)
    Neiron Ball [r]

    Inside Linebackers
    Jerrell Freeman [rfa] $9,000,000 ($9,000,000)
    Paul Dawson [r] $653,340 ($653,340)
    Sean Spence [t] $816,345 ($136,345)

    Right Outside Linebackers
    Robert Mathis [t] $7,750,000 ($3,750,000)
    Tony Washington [r]

    Vontae Davis [t] $11,250,000 ($8,750,000)
    Dwayne Gratz [t] $849,394 ($348,788)
    Jason Verrett $1,792,955 ($4,958,865)
    Lorenzo Doss [r] $462,625 ($462,625)
    Steve Williams $558,200 ($96,400)
    Chris Davis $512,000 ($4,000)

    Free Safeties
    Eric Weddle $10,100,000 ($2,600,000)
    Chris Hackett [r] $460,788 ($460,788)

    Strong Safeties
    Mark Barron $2,362,704 ($2,362,704)
    Bernard Pollard $1,000,000 [f/a] ($1,000,000)
    Jahleel Addae $586,668 ($1,668)

    Maruqtte King $510,000 [f/a] ($-)

    Nick Novak $1,800,000 ($750,000)

    Long Snapper
    Mike Windt $882,500 ($225,000)

    Roster Size: 53/53

    Draft Picks (12)
    2.61- Paul Dawson, LB, TCU
    4.126- Jarvis Harrison, OG, TAMU
    5.139- Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford
    5.COE- Andy Gallik, C, Boston College
    6.170- Lorenzo Doss, CB, Tulane
    6.172- Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma
    6.181- Chris Hackett, FS, TCU
    7.203- Tyeler Davison, DT, Fresno State
    7.216- Austin Shepherd, OT, Alabama
    7.222- Neiron Bell, OLB, Florida
    7.223- Tony Washington, OLB, Oregon
    7.COJ- Bo Wallace, QB, Ole Miss

    Everyone shut up. I know it's unorganized, but it will be corrected. Chart is as followed on top. listed in roster format.
    Last edited: May 12, 2015
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  30. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

    Nov 22, 2007
    Denver, CO
    28/32 GMs submitted final rosters... very happy with the turnout! Good job, guys (and gals).

    I'll allow the remaining 4 GMs to post their final rosters to be eligible for GM of the Year voting if its posted by 11:59PM EST on Thursday. However they aren't eligible for any of the Best Of categories.
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