A simple question has emerged in Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey the aftermath of Seattle’s decision to release cornerback Richard Sherman at a time when Sherman wasn’t healthy: Can teams do this
The short and obvious answer is yes, because they did it. The longer answer comes from Article 45 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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The Texans are building a seriously talented defense, as the聽Houston Chronicle’s聽John McClain聽noted. With JJ Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus, Benardrick McKinney and new defensive backs Tyrann Mathieu and Aaron Colvin, Houston has the makings of what could be the best D in football.
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Considering how Watt and Clowney have been hampered in recent seasons, the key moving forward is health. But if these guys stay on the field next season, no quarterback will look forward to facing them.
Browns: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor is not just an underrated quarterback; he’s also an underrated player. Among all of the moves made this offseason, I like this one the most.
Colts: They received three second-round picks to move down three spots. They almost own the early rounds of this draft (see: Browns, Cleveland).
49ers: Added defensive back Richard Sherman, bolstering the defense for one of the fastest up-and-coming teams in the league. San Francisco is rapidly building quite a team.
But Brown’s strategy was always about building for the future, not about winning in 2016 and 2017. And Brown is the one who left the Browns with the most cap space in the NFL, and the most draft capital in the NFL. Having extra cap space and draft picks is why the Browns were able to trade for quarterback Tyrod Taylor, wide receiver Jarvis Landry and cornerback Damarious Randall.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was on board with Brown’s long-term approach, until one day last year he decided he wasn’t, and fired him. Haslam replaced Brown with John Dorsey, who is now drawing praise for this week’s trades.
Dorsey, however, should be thanking Brown. Dorsey inherited a bad team, but he inherited a good situation: No G.M. in the NFL has more cap space and draft picks than Dorsey, all because of the way Brown spent the last two years building for the future.
The Packers not only got quarterback DeShone Kizer in the trade of cornerback Damarious Randall. They also will trade places with the Browns in the fourth and fifth rounds of the draft, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.