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There is a Lot of draft talk, but FA comes first.  And FA always sets up the draft for teams.

 

 

So looking through.  Who are some guys who you think we Should sign/re sign. 

 

Our own FA:

James Bradberry- first off, I dont think any team is going to give him more than 13-14 a year (unless the redskins can open a lot of space up to sign him). Bradberry isnt the best CB in the league But is solid.
IMO he us worth 14 a year. And I think once we cut the dat this offseason, we'll have plenty of space.

Mario Addison- unless he pulls a Charles Johnson hometown discount, let him walk.  He has been a solid player, but at his age I wouldnt commit to something big with him.

Chris Hogan- I think he fits perfectly into Brady's system and shoandnt cost much.

Kyle Allen

 

Potential FA signings

 

Robby Anderson- athletic WR who played for and likes Rhule.  Fits well into Brady's scheme.  Wants big $$ but think he would meet in the middle to play for Rhule.   Wont come cheap but wont demand top $.

Carl Nassib- Big Freak DE who was one of my Draft crushes coming out.  After starting off slow in Cleveland he was cut and picked up by Tampa.  Nassib finally showed promise this year with the Bucs.  The Penn State product should come cheap.

Jordan Phillips-another big athlete who's career started off slow.  The big freak was cut from a disfunctional Dolphins squad then finally took off in Buffalo this season with 9.5 sacks and 16 QB hits.  Buffalo wont invest $ on him as they have Star and Ed Oliver tied up.  Phillips is exactly the type of player you heard Rhule say he likes.  One Buffalo site has him projected to sign in the 3 year 21 mil range, which would be in our price range.  A DT like him would allow to wait and draft a DT in rd 2-3 to get one and hit OL etc in rd 1.

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I'd be surprised if the Panthers sign any free agents before the June compensatory cut-off. Part of rebuilding is acquiring as many draft picks as possible. Letting James Bradberry walk and signing Robbie Anderson has an opportunity cost of a 3rd round compensatory pick. 

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I wouldn't be surprised if they let Bradbury go. I would be disappointed, but they may feel they want to reset without any big contracts. The same with Mario. I like him and he's been very consistent but I'm just not going to be surprised if they let him walk. I feel like I haven't really got a handle on whether they want to compete next year. Rhule obviously has a track record of tearing things down and rebuilding as many coaches do. With that long contract, putting out the best team may not be a priority for him.

Interesting that you highlight those 3 names. They are all dangerous FA pickups IMO. Players with traits who have been disappointing for the most part with flashes of quality. As much as they may fit, I would be wary of overpaying them. 

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Bradberry is solid, but I'm going to put my faith in the new coaching staff to bring out the best in Jackson. There's bound to be CBs out there who may not quite be at Bradberry's level, but cost less than half what it would take to sign him.

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1 hour ago, AndrewLaskoski said:

I'd be surprised if the Panthers sign any free agents before the June compensatory cut-off. Part of rebuilding is acquiring as many draft picks as possible. Letting James Bradberry walk and signing Robbie Anderson has an opportunity cost of a 3rd round compensatory pick. 

That’s my thought if we are truly rebuilding. Between Bradberry, Addison, Irvin, McCoy, Butler, Hogan, Cockrell, Boston, Van Roten and maybe someone else I am forgetting, we’ve got a bounty of potential comp picks. If we stick to trades/releases/post comp cutoffs then we could end up with 1-2 3rds, 1-2 4ths and a smattering of lower picks. It would set us up nicely in the 2021 draft to target a bunch of potential and see what sticks. Yes, we’ll suck in 2020, but I think we were already there and we need a new franchise QB if we are moving on from Cam.

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3 other local guys

 

DJ Humphries- local Charlotte kid who was rumored to have been drafted by us had he fallen.  After a few injury filled season's, he finally put together a decent year.  Expect a prove year deal for him.

 

DJ Reader- need a big NT to help clog the middle on Run D?  Reader has been a stud in Houston's 3-4 but could fill in nice here.  This defense has not been the same simce Star left.  Poe hasnt been what we wished and what Falcons fans warned us.

 

Javon Hargrave- another Local NT.  The Steelers starting NT hasnt been a big stat filler in sacks but is that perfect clog the middle guy.  In 2018 PFF gave him a 82.7 grade which was the 19th best DL.

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7 minutes ago, stbugs said:

That’s my thought if we are truly rebuilding. Between Bradberry, Addison, Irvin, McCoy, Butler, Hogan, Cockrell, Boston, Van Roten and maybe someone else I am forgetting, we’ve got a bounty of potential comp picks. If we stick to trades/releases/post comp cutoffs then we could end up with 1-2 3rds, 1-2 4ths and a smattering of lower picks. It would set us up nicely in the 2021 draft to target a bunch of potential and see what sticks. Yes, we’ll suck in 2020, but I think we were already there and we need a new franchise QB if we are moving on from Cam.

In years past I would be against this.  But I am in full tankathon mode.  I would definitely support this. 

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2 minutes ago, ncfan said:

3 other local guys

 

DJ Humphries- local Charlotte kid who was rumored to have been drafted by us had he fallen.  After a few injury filled season's, he finally put together a decent year.  Expect a prove year deal for him.

 

DJ Reader- need a big NT to help clog the middle on Run D?  Reader has been a stud in Houston's 3-4 but could fill in nice here.  This defense has not been the same simce Star left.  Poe hasnt been what we wished and what Falcons fans warned us.

 

Javon Hargrave- another Local NT.  The Steelers starting NT hasnt been a big stat filler in sacks but is that perfect clog the middle guy.  In 2018 PFF gave him a 82.7 grade which was the 19th best DL.

This franchise has a horrible history of signing local people. Always signing local players instead of going out and getting real talent. Hopefully that was a jr thing

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Giving Robby Anderson anything over 10 million unless for 1-2 years seems unwise to me.  Which will be the bare minimum he signs for I would think. He's an exciting guy with some potential, but he's a #2 at best. I can't get down with signing a #2 WR to 8 figures per year when you have Moore, Samuel, CMC, and a deep WR class to draft from. 

If any money gets spent this offseason, it's on Bradberry or building the lines.  This team can't make luxury signings at areas that aren't drastic needs. 

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Should franchise bradberry before signing him long term, just to see how he will fill in Snow’s scheme without hamstringing us for the next couple of seasons.

Brandon Scherff should be looked at if redskins choose to not resign him. also still would kick the tires on Williams to see what they are asking.

Suh should be looked at if the Bucs don’t resign him, along with keeping McCoy. 
 

Hard to see any other fa until the Main scheme For defense is announced.  
 

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11 minutes ago, ncfan said:

3 other local guys

 

DJ Humphries- local Charlotte kid who was rumored to have been drafted by us had he fallen.  After a few injury filled season's, he finally put together a decent year.  Expect a prove year deal for him.

 

DJ Reader- need a big NT to help clog the middle on Run D?  Reader has been a stud in Houston's 3-4 but could fill in nice here.  This defense has not been the same simce Star left.  Poe hasnt been what we wished and what Falcons fans warned us.

 

Javon Hargrave- another Local NT.  The Steelers starting NT hasnt been a big stat filler in sacks but is that perfect clog the middle guy.  In 2018 PFF gave him a 82.7 grade which was the 19th best DL.

Like this, but I think Reader and Hargrave will cost much more money than resigning G McCoy

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Id like to see us sign Cory Littleton to fill in the hole at ILB. 

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Sign:

Defense: Corey Littleton, Logan Ryan, Jabaal Sheard (Played with our Dline coach. Great against run as a DE)

Offense: Robby Anderson, Joe Thuney, Eric Ebron (If Greg retires, will be cheaper than Greg)

Resign: James Bradberry, Tre Boston, Mario Addison, Gerald McCoy

Draft: Derrick Brown

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It is mistake to let Bradberry walk. Pay the man. 

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