The Browns traded linebacker Barkevious Mingo, the team’s sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, to the New England Patriots. In exchange, the Browns will receive a 2017 fifth-round pick.
A 13-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Super Bowl champion (XXXV and XLVII), linebacker Lewis played his entire 17-year NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens. Lewis, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2000, 2003) and Super Bowl XXXV MVP, is the only player in NFL history with at least 40 career sacks and 30 career interceptions. He led the Ravens in tackles in 14 of his 17 seasons, and his 50 total takeaways are the second-most by a linebacker in NFL history.
“It was always a great honor Tim Wright Jersey to be selected to the Pro Bowl and play among an elite group of players,” says Lewis. “The return to the traditional AFC-NFC format will add another level of excitement to the game this year. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to come back as a captain to lead the AFC and help inspire young athletes who hope to one day be on the Pro Bowl stage.”
A nine-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl Travis Swanson Jersey champion (XLV), Woodson returns to the Pro Bowl stage as a captain having played in the game in 2016. Woodson, the 2015 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award winner, was a standout defensive back for the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders during his 18 NFL seasons. The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2009) ranks sixth on the NFL’s all-time interceptions list (65) and is tied for the most career defensive touchdowns (13).
“Playing in the Pro Bowl last year and now coming back as a captain is really special. I’m excited to return and take part in the week-long celebration of football’s best,” said Woodson. “I learned a lot from the veterans I played alongside during my career, and now I have the opportunity during Pro Bowl week to give back and impact current players and young athletes.”
Rosen has missed the Bruins’ last two games (losses to Washington State and Utah). One of the most talented quarterbacks in college football, Rosen has completed 137 of 231 passes for 1,915 yards, with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions through UCLA’s first six games. As a true sophomore, Rosen won’t be eligible for the NFL draft until 2018 or 2019.
A deal would accelerate his financial hit into this season’s cap, and the Cowboys can’t afford that. It’s not impossible, but it would take some significant restructuring and reworking on Dallas’ part.
On the other hand, trading him next season is very possible.
Should the Cowboys strike a deal in the offseason, sending Romo to another team, it will free up $5.4 million in cap space for Dallas next season. His cap hit would go from $24.7 million to $19.6 million, which wouldn’t be a bad idea. He’s going to make at least $19.6 million regardless in 2017, so why not free up some money on the books rather than paying him to be a backup?
Of course, this only works if Prescott is unequivocally ready to be the starter going forward. The Cowboys have to be completely convinced Prescott is the guy for the job, and that very question will probably be answered in the coming weeks. If the coaching staff and front office are confident enough in Prescott’s ability, causing them to keep him as the starter the rest of the way, we’ll get a good look at what the future holds for Dallas.