This year’s early releases could become gains for Tampa Bay

This year’s early releases could become gains for Tampa Bay

Postautor: liny195 » 11 paź 2019, o 04:15

"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2016 NFL DraftInjuriesFree AgencyGame Film5 NFL Cap Casualties for the Bucs to WatchNew ,31commentsThis year’s early releases could become gains for Tampa BayESTShareTweetShareShare5 NFL Cap Casualties for the Bucs to WatchBrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsIt happens every year. Between the Super Bowl and the start of the next league year there are players released from their remaining contracts who then get a head start on deciding their playing future.This year, the Atlanta Falcons have gotten to work early releasing cornerback Robert Alford and kicker Matt Bryant.If history has taught us anything, it’s that there will be more. And they will all likely get paid much less than the contract they were supposed to be under was providing. Thus making them attractive partners for teams like the Bucs who have potential already, and precious little cap space to work with.Here are five such players.DENVER BRONCOS - GUARD, RONALD LEARYRon Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers need help at the right guard position. Either Caleb Benenoch needs to get better, Alex Cappa needs to develop quicker or the team needs to find a free-agent.Leary comes into 2019 set to make $9.2M and is coming off an injury to his Achilles suffered during the 2018 season.He’s older, coming off an injury and is a left guard by trade. But, for the right price, he could bring a veteran presence to the interior line and potentially motivate the younger guys to elevate their game, or replace them all-together.Denver isn’t necessarily desperate for cap space, but if they decide to move on from Leary, saving his cap space would help them address other areas of need.HOUSTON TEXANS - WIDE RECEIVER, DEMARYIUS THOMASTroy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsAnother former Broncos player coming off another Achilles injury is wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.It seems like forever ago Thomas was a 90-catch, 1,000-yard receiver starring for Denver after coming out of Georgia Tech.The Buccaneers don’t seem to have much of a need for a wide receiver, and one who will be 32-years old in the 2019 season coming off his type of injury is even less attractive.Unless Thomas takes a significant pay cut though, Houston is very likely to free themselves from his $14M price tag.After seeing what Arians was able to get out of Larry Fitzgerald during his time in Arizona, there’s no doubt Thomas could become a player of interest if his price point comes down and the team does indeed move on from DeSean Jackson and/or Adam Humphries.MIAMI DOLPHINS - DEFENSIVE END, ROBERT QUINNSteve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsFor all the Bucs fans who were angry about Jason Licht’s lack of public pursuit of Robert Quinn last year, they may get another shot at him.The former Rams defensive star turned Dolphin is set to earn nearly $13M in 2019. His salary is currently marked as the third-highest on the team and they have just $11M remaining entering the new year.If Miami has any hopes of returning their franchise to any semblance of competitiveness, they’re going to need money, and Quinn is eating a lot of it.In his first - and likely only - season Quinn had six and a half sacks and 38 combined tackles.His sack numbers were higher than two of his previous three seasons, but not likely to be enough for the Dolphins to retain him.With the assumption in place the Bucs are moving to a 3-4 base, Quinn is probably still too expensive to justify the roll he’d carry in Tampa Bay, but if he hits the open market I expect at least a handful of Bucs fans will rekindle their desire for him.MINNESOTA VIKINGS - CORNERBACK, TRAE WAYNESBrad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsThe Buccaneers need some cornerback help. Depth is a concern as is starting talent.Carlton Davis III should enter 2019 expected to be one perimeter starter and Vernon Hargreaves III will likely come in as an early favorite depending on what happens in the draft and free-agency.Trae Waynes is one of the things that could happen in free-agency.Waynes looked better mechanically despite having just one interception in 2018 than he has for most of his career. But it might not have been enough.The Vikings currently stand with under $6M in cap space for 2019, and Waynes is accounting for more than that amount alone.Releasing Waynes would bump their cap space to nearly $20M and the Vikings could certainly find developmental talent in the draft. Add this to the return of Mike Hughes, and Minnesota has nothing but reasons to move on from Waynes.PITTSBURGH STEELERS - LINEBACKER, BUD DUPREECharles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsDupree is currently under contract for the 2019 season under his fifth-year option picked up by the Steelers prior to the 2018 season.With less than $11M in cap space, a disgruntled wide receiver and an absent running back, the Steelers have some decisions to make moving forward.One of the lesser talked about decisions is with Dupree, who has fans of the franchise leaning towards watching the former first-round pick walk away.In four seasons Womens Vita Vea Jersey , the former Kentucky Wildcats star has twenty sacks with no fewer than four and no more than six in a single season.He’s had forty or more tackles in each of the past two seasons, and got his first interception in 2018.If you ask me, he’s a man on the rise. Perhaps its the absence of inside linebacker Ryan Shazier which stifled his development a bit. Teams not having as much to worry about over the middle aren’t quite as scared of the edges.Dupree is a 3-4 outside pass-rushing linebacker if ever there was one. He needs a coordinator who can scheme for him, and teammates in the linebacker group who can draw attention away from him.Assuming the Bucs can bring back Kwon Alexander, Dupree could certainly find himself in a better situation in Tampa Bay.With a potential purge coming for Pittsburgh, Dupree may become available. Sam Mullet sat at a table during a lunch break at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, where she was attending the Women’s Careers In Football Forum conducted by the league.In walked Roger Goodell, who sat down at Mullet’s table and began chatting with several women, including Mullet, a high school offensive coordinator at tiny Bear Lake High School in Michigan.Talk about networking.That, the 23-year-old Mullet says, was a highlight but hardly the only one during the symposium attended by 40 women hoping to make careers in the sport in such areas as coaching, scouting, operations and management.“It was a very personable experience,” Mullet says. “When I first walked in, we’re in this fancy hotel, I am in the city by myself, it can be kind of intimidating. But we walked into the lunch area and Roger Goodell sat at the table and talked to us and asked what are we doing in our careers and how can he help us. He set the tone and was interested in what football could do for us.”The forum, now in its third year, is designed for “putting high-potential candidates in a room with those who can give them their first opportunities in professional football,” according to Samantha Rapoport, the league’s senior director of football development. Attendees such as Mullet heard from and met with general managers Dave Gettleman (Giants), Chris Ballard (Colts) and Les Snead (Rams); coaches Ron Rivera (Panthers), Sean McDermott (Bills), Bruce Arians (Buccaneers), and John Harbaugh (Ravens); and several prominent female executives in the league, including Dawn Aponte, the NFL’s chief football administrator, andDarcie Glazer Kassewitz, president of the Buccaneers’ foundation.“We’ve seen from the first two years of the forum what has come into fruition is they meet candidates they would not always have the chance to meet,” Rapoport adds. “The need, we have found and something the clubs know Womens Chandler Catanzaro Jersey , is that women are vastly under-represented in operations positions.“The two key objectives are to educate and to connect, with connecting most important. Creating this opportunity for them to meet and interview, it not only benefits the participants but serves to open the eyes of our club executives to people who want to work in the NFL.”One of the people who does work in the league, Rivera, always has brought a progressive eye to diversity. He’s a regular participant in such initiatives and has been impressed by how much this forum has grown.“I just think the quality of the candidates — we are starting to see more and more qualified people trying to get into the NFL, and it is even better to see more women showing an interest,” Rivera says. “It is happening at all different levels and areas and I think it is needed.“You see some women from high school and college, and some who have already done internship programs in the NFL. … They have gone through the program and been vetted and shown the desire and know somewhat what it takes to succeed. Because of that, there is no hesitation to hire them.”Mullet certainly hopes she fits that description. One of the few female coordinators at any high school — Bear Lake plays eight-man football, which makes her job more challenging — she’s eager to see what else she can do in coaching.“I would like to end up as an offensive coordinator in the NFL,” she notes. “I got this chance to make contacts, and to look for an entry-level position and I want to be staying involved in the game of football. I would go anywhere: college, the NFL, anywhere. I would like to see football at the next level and see things from all sides.”Olivia Mitchell, who also attended the Indy forum, has experienced the college level as assistant director of football operations at Notre Dame, which in some ways is like working for a pro team. Her duties include planning travel and accommodations for the Fighting Irish: “We always say we do everything we can so the coaches and players can focus only on the game,” Mitchell said.Mitchell, 25, wondered if her current responsibilities mesh with what operations people in the NFL do. At the forum, she discovered that the challenges often are similar and transferable.“My initial reaction when I accepted the invitation and saw the attendees and the level of excellence the forum presented with the people attending,” Mitchell says, “I felt I was amongst my peers and surrounded by people who really were going places. To have women who want to be football coaches, which is not something I see every day in my job, and be around people who want to break those barriers, I really found it amazing.”Rapoport envisions a day when such symposiums aren’t necessary, a day when diversity initiatives have met their goals, be it “for women or people of color or anyone who will have the same opportunities in football.”“It is a long-term proposition,” she adds. “We’re not patting ourselves on the back. The results of this forum and our clubs being involved in this effort, we’ll likely not see those results for five, 10 or 15 years perhaps. But we are planting the seed and we’ve seen a culture change in a small matter of time.“Our goal is to normalize the presence of women in football.”
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