Defining and examining the difference between Accrued Seasons and Credited Seasons in the NFL.
Le’Veon Bell Age: 27 Height: 6-1 Weight: 225 Experience: 5 seasons Potential Suitors: Jets, Colts, Eagles, Buccaneers, Raiders, Texans Profile The biggest name in the 2019 free agent class, Le’Veon Bell is, in his own words, “Free at last.” After playing the 2017 season on the franchise tag and sitting out the 2018 season because... Continue Reading →
Earl Thomas Age: 29 Height: 5-10 Weight: 202 Experience: 9 seasons Potential Suitors: Cowboys, Chargers, Chiefs, 49ers, Packers, Falcons Free Agent Profile Instincts. Range. Ball skills. Centerfielder. Enforcer. Earl Thomas is all of it wrapped into a 5-10 frame. One of the best safeties of his era, Thomas is the only player with 25+ interceptions... Continue Reading →
Types of Free Agents UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT A player with four-or-more accrued seasons and an expired contract is an unrestricted free agent. Unrestricted free agents are free to negotiate with any team. RESTRICTED FREE AGENT A player with three accrued seasons and an expired contract is a restricted free agent. A restricted free agent is... Continue Reading →
Jimmy Graham Measureables Height: 6-7 Weight: 260 Age: 31 Experience: 8 seasons Status: Unrestricted Free Agent 5-Time Pro Bowler, 1-Time 1st-Team All-Pro Jimmy Graham Profile Graham hasn’t been the centerpiece of an offense that he was in New Orleans earlier in his career. He’s still one of the most dangerous weapons at the tight end... Continue Reading →
Below is a brief history of free agency, and at times the lack thereof, in the NFL. The Reserve Rule (1920-1946) The reserve rule allowed teams with right to resign a player in perpetuity. Players could not move on to another team by choice. Players really had three options: play for the same team, get... Continue Reading →
Malcolm Butler Measureables Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Age: 27 Experience: 4 seasons Status: Unrestricted Free Agent Malcolm Butler Profile In Super Bowl XLIX, Butler made a play that would change his life forever. In Super Bowl 52, Butler became a major narrative for not playing a single defensive snap. Butler had played the most snaps... Continue Reading →
After being franchise by the Lions, what will it take Ziggy Ansah to agree to a long-term extension in Detroit?