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The 10 NFL free agents to keep an eye on next week

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2018 NFL Free Agency: Top 10 Players Available This Year By Dan Cancian On 3/13/18 at 7:00 AM Share Sports NFL Kirk Cousins Drew Brees Andrew Norwell Allen Robinson Nate Solder Sheldon Richardson Sammy Watkins Jimmy Graham Sam Bradford Case Keenum

The NFL free federal agency framework opens next week and location is plentifulness of endowment that could be on the move.

Quarterbacks are very much the plat du jour as far this year’s free federal agency is concerned, with Kirk Cousins intelligibly the main prize.

Here is a list of 10 players to keep an eye on among those who have not been concession-tagged.

See all of the best photos of the week in these slideshows

Kirk Cousins is anticipated to leave of absence the Washington Redskins this month. Getty Images

Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins

Cousins is arguably the pick of this year’s free causal agent class, pursuing a time period in which he threw 4,093 yards, with 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Yahoo Sports according last week the Denver Broncos have known the quarterback as their “all-in” target, but they face tough competitions from the Cleveland Browns, the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets.

The Jets and the Browns have wage cap room to offering Cousins a written agreement for maximal money, piece the Vikings could warrant him the instantaneous happening he craves.

Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints

Bar a leading astonishment Brees will sign a new written agreement with New Orleans and perpetrate his approaching to a concession he has played for over the last 12 years, as Saints’ manager Sean Payton told SportsCenter last week.

The deal would make awareness for both parties, granted the Saints are anticipated to be among the Super Bowl contenders this time period and offering Brees the accidental to add to the title he won in 2010.

At the same time, the Saints need to re-sign the 39-year-old as they currently have just one quarterback under written agreement –last time period’s undrafted rookie Taysom Hill.

Drew Brees is widely anticipated to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints. Getty Images

Andrew Norwell – Carolina Panthers

Guards don’t come cheap in the NFL these days and sources quoted by ESPN suggest Norwell could sign a deal worth $13m a year, with total warrants over $30m. The Ohio native’s 88.8 Pro Football grade placed him as third among all guards last year and the Giants are the favorites to land him.

The Giants have an ace up their sleeve in the form of general manager Dave Gettleman, who signed Norwell as undrafted free causal agent for the Panthers in 2014 and is a huge fan of the All-Pro guard.

Case Keenum – Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings’ three quarterbacks–Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford–are all free causal agents and Minnesota could well wipe the slate clean and start from scratch this time period. Keenum was arguably the most important free-causal agent signing last time period and was instrumental as the Vikings secured a trip to the NFC Championship, ending the time period with a 13-3 record. However, it remains to be seen whether that will be enough to convince the Vikings, who could offering Kirk Cousins a deal worth over $30m a year, to keep him.

Sam Bradford – Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota spent a combined $22.5m on its trio of quarterbacks last year, with $18m going on Bradford alone, even though he missed most of the time period with a knee injury.

As according by 247sports, Vikings head manager Mike Zimmer said last week he believes the 30-year-old can stay healthy, but admitted he has a degenerative knee issue. Zimmer also said  the likes of the Cleveland Browns and the Arizona Cardinals could be in the market for the Oklahoma native, as they look for a quarterback who can slot in their starting line-up.

The Vikings paid Bradford $18m last year. Getty Images

Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks

After three largely underwhelming time periods, Graham looks set to leave of absence Seattle and, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the tight end could be reunited with the New Orleans Saints.

Between 2011 and 2014, Graham recorded at least 85 receptions and 889 yards per time period with the Saints, but never had more than 65 receptions and averaged only 682.7 yards per time period in Seattle.

According to ESPN, it may take between $7m and $9m to land Graham. The Jacksonville Jaguars are also said to be interested.

Sammy Watkins – Los Angeles Rams

The Rams opted to concession-tag Lamarcus Joyner, meaning Watkins will be free to explore his options next week. The wide receiver did not put up particularly big figures after being traded to Los Angeles last time period but is still only 24 and, according to ESPN, he could command a written agreement worth $12m-$13m per year.

Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars

Arguably the best outside wideout available as a free causal agent, Robinson has almost completely recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in the Jaguars’ first game last time period.

According to Sports Illustrated, the injury, along with an average 2016 time period, convinced the Jaguars to allow Robinson to explore the free causal agent market. While it is too soon to rule out him remaining in Florida, he could also attract lucrative offerings from other concessions.

Allen Robinson wants to remain in Florida. Getty Images

Sheldon Richardson – Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks opted against slapping a concession tag on Richardson, one of their main upcoming free causal agents, as they would have had to pay $14.5m, which would have taken up most of the cap space they available this year.

The defensive end performed well for Seattle after arriving from a trade with the New York Jets and could still sign a new written agreement with the concession, but that seems unlikely unless the Seahawks manage to trade Michael Bennett.

Nate Solder – New England Patriots

Given the lack of strong left-tackle options available in the upcoming draft, Solder enters free federal agency in a strong bargaining position. According to the Boston Herald, Solder, who was named a Pro Bowl alternate last year, will receive offerings north of $12m and piece his preference is to remain in New England, the Patriots have a fight on their hands to keep hold of him.

 

 

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The NFL free federal agency framework opens next week and location is plentifulness of endowment that could be on the move.

Quarterbacks are very much the plat du jour as far this year’s free federal agency is concerned, with Kirk Cousins intelligibly the main prize.

Here is a list of 10 players to keep an eye on among those who have not been concession-tagged.

See all of the best photos of the week in these slideshows

Kirk Cousins is anticipated to leave of absence the Washington Redskins this month. Getty Images

Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins

Cousins is arguably the pick of this year’s free causal agent class, pursuing a time period in which he threw 4,093 yards, with 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Yahoo Sports according last week the Denver Broncos have known the quarterback as their “all-in” target, but they face tough competitions from the Cleveland Browns, the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets.

The Jets and the Browns have wage cap room to offering Cousins a written agreement for maximal money, piece the Vikings could warrant him the instantaneous happening he craves.

Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints

Bar a leading astonishment Brees will sign a new written agreement with New Orleans and perpetrate his approaching to a concession he has played for over the last 12 years, as Saints’ manager Sean Payton told SportsCenter last week.

The deal would make awareness for both parties, granted the Saints are anticipated to be among the Super Bowl contenders this time period and offering Brees the accidental to add to the title he won in 2010.

At the same time, the Saints need to re-sign the 39-year-old as they currently have just one quarterback under written agreement –last time period’s undrafted rookie Taysom Hill.

Drew Brees is widely anticipated to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints. Getty Images

Andrew Norwell – Carolina Panthers

Guards don’t come cheap in the NFL these days and sources quoted by ESPN suggest Norwell could sign a deal worth $13m a year, with total warrants over $30m. The Ohio native’s 88.8 Pro Football grade placed him as third among all guards last year and the Giants are the favorites to land him.

The Giants have an ace up their sleeve in the form of general manager Dave Gettleman, who signed Norwell as undrafted free causal agent for the Panthers in 2014 and is a huge fan of the All-Pro guard.

Case Keenum – Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings’ three quarterbacks–Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford–are all free causal agents and Minnesota could well wipe the slate clean and start from scratch this time period. Keenum was arguably the most important free-causal agent signing last time period and was instrumental as the Vikings secured a trip to the NFC Championship, ending the time period with a 13-3 record. However, it remains to be seen whether that will be enough to convince the Vikings, who could offering Kirk Cousins a deal worth over $30m a year, to keep him.

Sam Bradford – Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota spent a combined $22.5m on its trio of quarterbacks last year, with $18m going on Bradford alone, even though he missed most of the time period with a knee injury.

As according by 247sports, Vikings head manager Mike Zimmer said last week he believes the 30-year-old can stay healthy, but admitted he has a degenerative knee issue. Zimmer also said  the likes of the Cleveland Browns and the Arizona Cardinals could be in the market for the Oklahoma native, as they look for a quarterback who can slot in their starting line-up.

The Vikings paid Bradford $18m last year. Getty Images

Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks

After three largely underwhelming time periods, Graham looks set to leave of absence Seattle and, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the tight end could be reunited with the New Orleans Saints.

Between 2011 and 2014, Graham recorded at least 85 receptions and 889 yards per time period with the Saints, but never had more than 65 receptions and averaged only 682.7 yards per time period in Seattle.

According to ESPN, it may take between $7m and $9m to land Graham. The Jacksonville Jaguars are also said to be interested.

Sammy Watkins – Los Angeles Rams

The Rams opted to concession-tag Lamarcus Joyner, meaning Watkins will be free to explore his options next week. The wide receiver did not put up particularly big figures after being traded to Los Angeles last time period but is still only 24 and, according to ESPN, he could command a written agreement worth $12m-$13m per year.

Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars

Arguably the best outside wideout available as a free causal agent, Robinson has almost completely recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in the Jaguars’ first game last time period.

According to Sports Illustrated, the injury, along with an average 2016 time period, convinced the Jaguars to allow Robinson to explore the free causal agent market. While it is too soon to rule out him remaining in Florida, he could also attract lucrative offerings from other concessions.

Allen Robinson wants to remain in Florida. Getty Images

Sheldon Richardson – Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks opted against slapping a concession tag on Richardson, one of their main upcoming free causal agents, as they would have had to pay $14.5m, which would have taken up most of the cap space they available this year.

The defensive end performed well for Seattle after arriving from a trade with the New York Jets and could still sign a new written agreement with the concession, but that seems unlikely unless the Seahawks manage to trade Michael Bennett.

Nate Solder – New England Patriots

Given the lack of strong left-tackle options available in the upcoming draft, Solder enters free federal agency in a strong bargaining position. According to the Boston Herald, Solder, who was named a Pro Bowl alternate last year, will receive offerings north of $12m and piece his preference is to remain in New England, the Patriots have a fight on their hands to keep hold of him.

 

 

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