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Every Mar a NFL buries a tip giveaway agents in sweet, honeyed mostly non-guaranteed money. Then one year later, some of them are already on opposite rosters, others are trending toward being cut, and there’s a clever stink of disaster in a air.
With some exceptions (looking during you, New York Giants), giveaway group isn’t how a well-managed group solves a problems. No, giveaway group is how problems are created, and how a Houston Texans came to rest on Brock Osweiler.
That was one disaster from a 2016 free-agency period. Close behind Jones is a agreement a Jacksonville Jaguars gave Chris Ivory. Both come with complicated regret.
But after one year, there are copiousness of success stories too, with a right actor plugged into a ideal role. The Baltimore Ravens, for example, are still removing peculiarity coverage out of an aging though effective Eric Weddle. And a Oakland Raiders’ descent line was solidified by a further of guard Kelechi Osemele.
What other hits and misses are transparent already? Let’s go behind and regrade a tip signings of 2016.