Updated: Apr 3
Bucs All In on Brady
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the Bucs are going all in on Tom Brady during free agency. Stroud writes that this is fact not fantasy and it isn't hype but hope. Head coach Bruce Arians wants Brady badly to be his quarterback in 2020 and apparently has the support of the front office to make this happen. This wouldn't be the first future hall of fame quarterback Arians has worked with as he has worked with both Peyton Manning and Big Ben in the past.
Miller to Test the Market
Running Back Lamar Miller and his 3.6 YPC will be moving on from the Houston Texans. Eric Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that Miller has turned down a contract offer by the Texans to test the free agent market signaling the end of his time with the club. Last season he was taken out in a pre season contest when he tore his ACL. With many teams not needing a featured back in the league it will interesting to see where the back will end up and if he will be fantasy relevant in 2020 as a compliment to some teams backfield.
Packers Release Graham
As expected, the Packers are set to release tight end Jimmy Graham today, according to Adam Schefter. The move will save the club 8 million dollars in cap space. The move on from Graham could signify that the Packers are comfortable rolling with Jace Sternberger this year who flashed upside when given the opportunity at the end of 2019. This may also be a sign that the team is going all in on signing free agent tight end Austin Hooper, who is expected to set the market at the position. Green Bay was the team to set the market last when they signed Graham too an annual salary of 10 million so could they be doing the same this off season with Hooper? We will not have to wait long to find out.
Fins Coach Works Taylor
Miami Dolphin running backs coach Eric Strudesville worked with rookie prospect Jonathan Taylor at his recent pro day. This will begin the hype and also hope that the club, if able takes Taylor in the upcoming draft. Taylor is arguably the best running backs entering this years draft, and the Fins definitely have a need at the position, as they currently lack a true number one workhorse. The only knock and concern with Taylor is how many good years will he have due to the fact that he has so much wear already from the college level. However, we still see Taylor or any other back taken by the dolphins to offer us the best chance at a 2019 Josh Jacobs type return on investment year one.