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  1. AustinIllini, Feb 6, 2015
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    AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    The NFL never sleeps it seems, but the combine is right around the corner and free agency as well. Some huge free agents out there.

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    Notable 2015 Free Agents



    1. Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions defensive tackle

    2. Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher

    3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver

    4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos wide receiver

    5. Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants defensive end

    6. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos tight end

    7. Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers guard

    8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers wide receiver

    9. Devin McCourty, New England Patriots safety

    10. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys running back

    11. Jerry Hughes, Buffalo Bills pass rusher

    12. Jason Worilds, Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher

    13. Jared Odrick, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle

    14. Pernell McPhee, Baltimore Ravens pass rusher

    15. Terrance Knighton, Denver Broncos defensive tackle

    16. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver

    17. Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher

    18. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver

    19. Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers pass rusher*

    20. Byron Maxwell, Seattle Seahawks cornerback

    21. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills running back

    22. Nick Fairley, Detroit Lions defensive tackle

    23. Brandon Flowers, San Diego Chargers cornerback

    24. Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins pass rusher

    25. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns tight end



    Top Draft prospects (Scout.com)



    1Leonard WilliamsDT1Southern CaliforniaJr6-52981

    2Jameis Winston QB1Florida StaterSo6-42321

    3Randy Gregory DE1NebraskarJr6-62451

    4Amari Cooper WR1AlabamaJr6-12101

    5Marcus Mariota QB2OregonrJr6-42151

    6Brandon Scherff OT1IowarSr6-53201

    7Danny Shelton DT2WashingtonSr6-23431

    8Shane Ray DE2MissourirJr6-32451

    9Dante Fowler Jr. OLB1FloridaJr6-22611

    10Andrus Peat OT2StanfordJr6-73121

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    We're already on to '15-'16...

    Every WR out there is waiting to see what type of deal Dez is going to get. The only notable WR on that list that's really going to be eyeing it is Demaryius - I don't expect him to leave Denver and if the Broncos want Manning for at least another year and have their next QB to have something to work with, they sign Demaryius and not tag him because that's going to be around a $12 million off the books.
     
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    Yes. Super Bowl is over and last year's started February 8th, so. Also, the last thread was all about the Yankees.

    I'm thinking he gets the franchise tag, honestly. I would rather wrap him up, but I'm not convinced Jerry thinks the Cowboys have a large championship window.

    I would lock up the best, most marketable player on the team, but what do I know.
     
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    That's definitely a possibility. Murray could be the one out in Dallas. We will see if Jerry wants to restructure Romo again.
     
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    With approximately only 7.4 million in cap space, it might come down to DeMarco or Dez, if Jerry finds a way to keep both I'll be very surprised. RB's are a lot easier to replace than WR's so there is a good chance DeMarco won't be a Cowboy next year.

    Tony Romo and Tyron Smith deserve the money they're making so I doubt anything is going to be adjusted there. My concerns would be with the other higher paid players: Brandon Carr ($12.7 million), Henry Melton ($9.2 million) and Morris Claiborne ($5.1 million). I know Brandon Carr is the star in that otherwise weak CB position but $12.7 million? Henry Melton with his injuries is also a questionable at $9.2 million.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I think it goes without saying Dez Bryant is a Cowboy next season, preferably with a long term deal.

    The precedent for Murray is not a good one. Statistically, he will likely never have a season as good as this one.

    We lose Carr if he won't take a paycut. Lose Melton also. Sign Free at a team friendly rate. Sign McClain team friendly. Sign Beasley (!), Moore, Weems, Spillman, and Leary.

    Look at free agency to fill any remaining gaps and draft best available.

    Also, regardless of what happens, Romo gets paid even if the Cowboys restructure. The issue is it makes Romo's contract hurt longer.

    We're about to go back looking for Quarterbacks. Not this offseason, but certainly next...
     
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    Woodson wants the Raiders to pursue Suh. ****.

    i hate that guy.
     
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    I don't like him either, he's a dirty player pure and simple. Still, the Raiders are one team that could go all in on him and see a big improvement on the team.

    I don't think Detroit as the cap space and/or cash to keep him.
     
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    Isn't he already getting almost $13 million? Gerald McCoy is currently the highest paid DT at $13.5 million so if Suh wants more than what he's currently getting, don't think Detroit can afford to keep him - they have about $15 million left in cap space.
     
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    It's funny. Most teams cannot afford a $15 million per season DT. We shall see. I hope Jerry Jones stays the hell away from this. Cap issues are no fun.
     
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    yer right tho.


    and that is our "rep" ...
     
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    Is that because of poor ownership or bad management?

    These big free agents will get the opportunity to get paid by the less intelligent organization.
     
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    Don't I know it. Rams are already over the cap and have a lot to do. The situation regarding Bradford is such a clusterf--k. Obviously his contract is going to be reworked. As much I like Bradford and his potential (still riding that bandwagon until he plays a full season), Rams can't pay him his $16 million contract. Jake Long is either cut or he reworks his contract as well because he's currently not worth the $10 million especially after his injuries.
     
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    Once it switches to baseball talk, time for a new thread.
     
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    If they can make that happen I will be shocked. Within a couple of years, a signing like that will dismantle the team they built.

    At the same time, let's be honest. Super Bowls are won, by and large, by drafting.
     
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    i meant the bad boy rep.
     
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    Oh! Sorry I misunderstood.
     
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    ok, good idea to keep the old thread open while people are still arguing about ... well just good idea to keep the old thread open.


    @AustinIllini - and yes, the raider management is bad.
     
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    My motivation was to keep "deflategate" in the past. I would much rather talk about what is coming up in this offseason and regular season
     
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    What happens if they place the franchise tag on Suh, they'll get another year on him - why would Detroit NOT use that tag?
     
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    It is really expensive to franchise someone who is already a top 5 earner at his position. They would have to pay him almost $16 million to franchise him.

    Generally speaking, the player doesn't like getting franchised and it is a one year thing. If they thought they could sign him to an agreeable multi year deal, I'm sure they would do that, but it's hard to pay that much for a player for one year who is not likely in your franchise's future.
     
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