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Sports – 2017 NFL Draft

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Football is almost here!  It’s just a matter of time before the season begins.  The first step was Free Agency, the second was the Schedule.  And now the Draft!  This Thursday @ 8:00 pm the 1st Round of the Draft will be on in prime time and I’ll be glued to the television.  This is a very interesting draft class and it’s hard to predict who each team will pick, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun trying.  So, based on the opinions of experts and my own uneducated musings (and barring any draft spot trades) here it is, Olie’s 2017 Mock Draft:

1. Cleveland Browns – Myles Garrett, DE Texas A&M

2. San Francisco 49ers – Solomon Thomas, DE Stanford

3. Chicago Bears – Marshon Lattimore, CB OSU

4. Jacksonville Jaguars – Leonard Fournette, RB LSU

5. Tennessee Titans – Mike Williams, WR Clemson

6. New York Jets – Jamal Adams, S LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers – Malik Hooker, S OSU

8. Carolina Panthers – Christian McCaffrey, RB Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals – Jonathan Allen, DE Alabama

10. Buffalo Bills – O.J. Howard, TE Alabama

11. New Orleans Saints – Derek Barnett, DE Tennessee

12. Cleveland Browns – Mitchell Trubisky, QB UNC

13. Arizona Cardinals – Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan

14. Philadelphia Eagles – Tre’Davious White, CB LSU

15. Indianapolis Colts – Takkarist McKinley, DE UCLA

16. Baltimore Ravens – Reuben Foster, LB Alabama

17. Washington Redskins – Haason Riddick, LB Temple

18. Tennessee Titans – Marlon Humphrey, CB Alabama

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Dalvin Cook, RB FSU

20. Denver Broncos – Ryan Ramczyk, OT Wisconsin

21. Detroit Lions – Jarrad Davis, LB Florida

22. Miami Dolphins – Jabrill Peppers, S Michigan

23. New York Giants – Cam Robinson, OT Alabama

24. Oakland Raiders – Zach Cunningham, LB Vanderbilt

25. Houston Texans – Patrick Mahomes, QB Texas Tech

26. Seattle Seahawks – Taco Charlton, DE Michigan

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27. Kansas City Chiefs – Alvin Kamara, RB Tennessee

28. Dallas Cowboys – Adoree Jackson, CB USC

29. Green Bay Packers – Quincy Wilson, CB Florida

30. Pittsburgh Steelers – T.J. Watt, LB Wisconsin

31. Atlanta Falcons – Forrest Lamp, OG Western Kentucky

32. New Orleans Saints – Deshaun Watson, QB Clemson

Notes: 1) The Rams, the Vikings, and the Patriots have no 1st Round picks, having given them to the Titans, the Browns (via the Eagles), and the Saints, respectively.  Those latter teams now have two 1st Round picks each.  2) If the Browns select Trubisky instead of Garrett with the 1st overall pick, all bets are off for the rest of the Draft.

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Sports – 2017 NFL Schedule

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The NFL schedule was released for the 2017 season, and there are so many marquee matchups that I might not be able to stand it.  The Broncos, who are of course my team, have a very entertaining schedule, as does seemingly every club in the league.  With the Draft coming up in a week and preseason just around the corner, I’m starting to get excited for what should be another excellent NFL season.  Check out NFL.com/schedules for a complete run-down, but here are a few of the meetings that I am most anticipating:

Week 1 – Seahawks vs Packers

Week 2 – Cowboys vs Broncos

Week 3 – Saints vs Panthers

Week 4 – Steelers vs Ravens

Week 5 – Packers vs Cowboys

Week 6 – Giants vs Broncos

Week 7 – Falcons vs Patriots

Week 8 – Colts vs Bengals

Week 9 – Chiefs vs Cowboys

Week 10 – Patriots vs Broncos

Week 11 – Falcons vs Seahawks

Week 12 – Giants vs Redskins

Week 13 – Steelers vs Bengals

Week 14 – Raiders vs Chiefs

Week 15 – Cowboys vs Raiders

Week 16 – Colts vs Ravens

Week 17 – Cardinals vs Seahawks

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Sports – NHL Playoffs 2017

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NFL Football, Major League Baseball, and NCAA Basketball take up way too much of my sporting time & energy for there to be much left for the NHL.  But come playoff time, there’s always a piece of me that becomes interested.  So, once again, it’s time to grow a beard, chip a tooth, drink a beer, and root for your favorite hockey team.  Here are my predictions for the 2017 NHL Playoffs:

Western Conference Finals

Eastern Conference Finals

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Sports – Covers.com World Series

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World Series, presented by Covers.com

Spring Training is completed, and the 2017 MLB season has officially begun.  Last year saw an incredible comeback from the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, breaking a curse that seemed insurmountable, setting the stage for some wacky postseason finishes across the world of sports.  This year should be no less exciting, as the Cubs attempt to hold on to the trophy, while every other team in the league nips at their heals.  Let’s take a look at each clubs odds of taking the most coveted award in the sport, a World Series Championship.

Chicago Cubs: +450

Boston Red Sox: +450

Los Angeles Dodgers: +900

Cleveland Indians: +900

Washington Nationals: +1100

San Francisco Giants: +1100

Houston Astros: +1400

New York Mets: +1400

Toronto Blue Jays: +2200

St. Louis Cardinals: +2500

New York Yankees: +2500

Texas Rangers: +2800

Detroit Tigers: +2800

Seattle Mariners: +3300

Baltimore Orioles: +3300

Kansas City Royals: +3300

Colorado Rockies: +4000

Los Angeles Angels: +4000

Pittsburgh Pirates: +5000

Arizona Diamondbacks: +7500

Miami Marlins: +7500

Atlanta Braves: +7500

Tampa Bay Rays: +10000

Chicago White Sox: +10000

Minnesota Twins: +12500

Oakland Athletics: +15000

Philadelphia Phillies: +15000

San Diego Padres: +15000

Milwaukee Brewers: +20000

Cincinnati Reds: +20000

The Cubs were, by far, MLB‘s hottest team last season, and they don’t seem to have lost any momentum heading into 2017.  They’ll look to repeat their amazing performance this October, and should be the odds-on favorite to grab another World Series Championship.  The Indians, their opponents last year, were a big surprise, but perhaps should not have been, given the time manager Terry Francona has spent improving his club, preparing them to rise up from obscurity into the ranks of the best teams in the league.  Can they return, or will other clubs make a bigger splash this year?  The Red Sox have the best statistical chance in the AL, with the Dodgers, Nationals, and Giants set to battle it out deep into the NL playoffs.  Major League Baseball is never static, free agent moves and emerging talent always playing a big role in underdogs becoming division winners, so don’t count out your favorite team if they had a quiet 2016.  This is a brand new season, an empty slate on which will be written a new chapter of hardball history.

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Sports – Opening Day 2017

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Baseball is back! Opening Night has come and gone, Opening Day as well, and the season is in full swing, with each club ready to make a run at the World Series.  The Cubs and the Indians are the teams to beat, but each team has an equal chance early on and will be trying their best to win early & often.  Let’s take a look at the first games of the 2017 season.

NYY 3 @ TB 7 – Tanaka tanks early, Longoria & Morrison homer.

SF 5 @ Ari 6 – Bum Ks 11, hits 2 HRs, but Melancon blows the save.

ChC 3 @ StL 4 – Grichuk saves the day with a HR and a walkoff.

Mia 2 @ Wsh 4 – Marlins strike early, but Nats win late.

Atl 0 @ NYM 6 – Mets score 6 in 7th in a rout.

Pit 3 @ Bos 5 – Porcello outduels Cole, with a Kimbrel save

Col 7 @ Mil 5 – Brewers commit 3 errors and lose at home.

Tor 2 @ Bal 3 – Trumbo homers in the 11th to win it.

SD 3 @ LAD 14 – Kershaw & the Doders pummel the Padres.

Phi 4 @ Cin 3 – Feldman and the Reds lose their home opener.

KC 1 @ Min 7 – Strahm’s 108.0 ERA crashes the Royals.

Cle 8 @ Tex 5 – Tribe surges late, despite Odor’s 2 HRs.

Sea 0 @ Hou 3 – Keuchel perfect, Mariners only manage 3 hits.

LAA 2 @ Oak 4 – Khris Davis smashes a pair in a win.

Det @ CWS – Postponed

 


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Sports – Covers.com NBA

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The resting of star players in the NBA has become a hot topic both around the water cooler and among sports media, even reaching the upper echelon of the commissioner’s office.  An increasing number of teams are resting their star players during strategic matchups as they look forward to the postseason, rather than to the best record in the regular season.  These days off for superstars are starting to catch the attention of the league, who do not want their money-makers on the bench any more than is absolutely necessary.  But is there a real problem, is this a manageable issue, and how can it be fixed?

Greg Popovich, the coach of the San Antonio Spurs, has been manipulating the rules in an effort to win championships for years, often sitting his men in order to gain them rest so that they’ll be fresh for the playoffs.  In 2012, the Spurs were fined $250,000 for sitting four key players during a nationally televised game against the Clippers, a move that angered the league as it potentially cost them viewers, which costs them money.  Recently, as more teams have begun to copy Pop’s strategy, the league has stepped up, demanding that the NBA be run as a business, and that it should always present the best product to the fans.

With the Warriors and the Cavaliers both adopting this new policy, the league felt forced to send a memo to all teams, requesting that they cease the resting of star players during primetime games.  LeBron James thinks that he is the reason why the issue has received extra attention, that his absence from the floor has prompted league officials to panic.  He may be right, but the fans are on the side of the league, wanting the big names on the floor for the big games.  If this practice continues, odds are that the league will impose new rules, be assured of that; they won’t allow profits to dip in any significant way.  Giving the players specific rest periods or schedule breaks might be the way to best handle the issue, building in rest so that fans can still see their favorite players on the court.  Scheduling is always a problematic issue, but one will be worked out eventually, something that appeases coaches, owners, players, and audiences.

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Sports – Feisty Foxes 2017

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Spring is in the air and that means baseball!  A new season is right around the corner, time to root root root for the home team.  And with the beginning of the MLB year comes the beginning of fantasy baseball.  If you play you know how addicting it is; the daily lineups, the trades, the hot/cold players, the DL stints.  And if you’ve never played, hop on board & enjoy the ride, it’s a great way to enjoy a great game even more.  Here is my fantasy baseball team this year, once again christened the Feisty Foxes.  I went home run heavy with a bullpen of solid pitchers.  Let me know what you think and/or how your fantasy draft went this year.  Good luck everyone!

C – Evan Gattis – Houston Astros

1B – Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers

2B – Jonathan Schoop – Baltimore Orioles

3B – Alex Bregman – Houston Astros

SS – Asdrubal Cabrera – New York Mets

LF – Khris Davis – Oakland Athletics

CF – Adam Jones – Baltimore Orioles

RF – Carlos Gonzalez – Colorado Rockies

Bench – Yangervis Solarte – San Diego Padres

 Bench – Carlos Gomez – Texas Rangers

Bench – Matt Wieters – Washington Nationals

SP – Madison Bumgarner – San Francisco Giants

SP – Corey Kluber – Cleveland Indians

SP – Carlos Martinez – St. Louis Cardinals

SP – Aaron Sanchez – Toronto Blue Jays

SP – Kevin Gausman – Baltimore Orioles

SP – Matt Shoemaker – Los Angeles Angels

SP – Jon Gray – Colorado Rockies

SP – Ian Kennedy – Kansas City Royals

RP – Zach Britton – Baltimore Orioles

RP – Alex Colome – Tamps Bay Rays

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Sports – Covers.com Baseball

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Baseball, presented by Covers.com

The MLB regular season is only a week away, with Opening Night preceding Opening Day and baseball fans around the country rejoicing.  With the beginning of the professional season comes the beginning of the fantasy season, as fantasy baseball enthusiasts gear up to draft this year’s winning team.  With many league’s drafts scheduled soon, let’s take a look at some of the hottest names at each position and how they might help you on your way to a Championship.

C – Kyle Schwarber (Chicago Cubs)

1B – Kris Bryant (Chicago Cubs)

2B – Daniel Murphy (Washington Nationals)

3B – Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay Rays)

SS – Trevor Story (Colorado Rockies)

LF – Khris Davis (Oakland Athletics)

CF – Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels)

RF – Nelson Cruz (Seattle Mariners)

SP – Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers)

RP – Seung Hwan Oh (St. Louis Cardinals)

Schwarber could be the comeback player of the year, after an injury thwarted what was projected to be a stellar season.  Bryant gives your roster power and versatility, as he’ll be available at multiple positions.  Murphy was a revelation last season, and could have over 20 HRs to go with an over 300 average.  Longoria isn’t getting any younger, but he’s holding down the fort in Tampa and still smacks the ball.  Story cooled down quite a bit after a red-hot start, so he might be a player not to gamble on putting up huge numbers.  Davis won’t get you a high average, but he could hit 40 homers, which owners will take for a .240 trade.  Trout is the best overall player in baseball, with great stats in every possible category.  Cruz is a 40+ HR guy as well, with a solid average to boot, making him one of the earliest-targeted players.  Kershaw remains the league’s best pitcher, performing year after year at the same high level.  Oh should be a shut-down closer for the Cardinals, a team that should give him a ton of opportunities to win close games.

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Sports – NFL 2017 Old Faces New Places

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The 2017 NFL season is almost here.  Before we start predicting who will win what, let’s take a look at the new places that some old faces have landed during the offseason.  Here are some free agents and traded players in fresh locations that might change the future of their new clubs:

Buffalo Bills – Micah Hyde, S – from Green Bay Packers

Buffalo Bills – Steven Hauska, K – from Seattle Seahawks

Miami Dolphins – Lawrence Timmons, LB – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Miami Dolphins – Julius Thomas, TE – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins – Nate Allen, S – from Oakland Raiders

New England Patriots – Stephon Gilmore, CB – from Buffalo Bills

New England Patriots – Dwayne Allen, TE – from Indianapolis Colts

New England Patriots – Kony Ealy, DE – from Carolina Panthers

New England Patriots – Brandin Cooks, WR – from New Orleans Saints

New York Jets – Morris Claiborne, CB – from Dallas Cowboys

New York Jets – Chandler Catanzaro, K – from Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens – Danny Woodhead, RB – from Los Angeles Chargers

Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Carr, CB – from Dallas Cowboys

Cleveland Browns – Kevin Zeitler, OG – from Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns – Brock Osweiler, QB – from Houston Texans

Cleveland Browns – JC Tretter, C – from Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts – Jaball Sheard, DE – from New England Patriots

Indianapolis Colts – Margus Hunt, DE – from Cincinnati Bengals

Jacksonville Jaguars – Brandon Albert, OT – from Miami Dolphins

Jacksonville Jaguars – A.J. Bouye, CB – from Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars – Barry Church, S – from Dallas Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars – Calais Campbell, DT – from Arizona Cardinals

Tennessee Titans – Logan Ryan, CB – from New England Patriots

Tennessee Titans – Sylvester Williams, DT – from Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos – Domata Peko, DT – from Cincinnati Bengals

Denver Broncos – Ronald Leary, OG – from Dallas Cowboys

Los Angeles Chargers – Russell Okung, OT – from Denver Broncos

Oakland Raiders – Jared Cook, TE – from Green Bay Packers

Oakland Raiders – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR – from Minnesota Vikings

 Dallas Cowboys – Nolan Carroll, CB – from Philadelphia Eagles

New York Giants – Brandon Marshall, WR – from New York Jets

New York Giants – D.J. Fluker, OG – from Los Angeles Chargers

Philadelphia Eagles – Chance Warmack, OG – from Tennessee Titans

Philadelphia Eagles – Alshon Jeffrey, WR – from Chicago Bears

Philadelphia Eagles – Torrey Smith, WR – from San Francisco 49ers

Washington Redskins – Terrelle Pryor, WR – from Cleveland Browns

Chicago Bears – Quintin Demps, S – from Houston Texans

Chicago Bears – Prince Amukamara, CB – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Chicago Bears – Mike Glennon, QB – from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Detroit Lions – Ricky Wagner, OT – from Baltimore Ravens

Detroit Lions – D.J. Hayden, CB – from Oakland Raiders

Detroit Lions – T.J. Lang, OG – from Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers – Martellus Bennett, TE – from New England Patriots

Green Bay Packers – Davon House, CB – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Green Bay Packers – Lance Kendricks, TE – from Los Angeles Rams

Minnesota Vikings – Ladavius Murray, RB – from Oakland Raiders

Minnesota Vikings – Mike Remmers, OT – from Carolina Panthers

Atlanta Falcons – Dontari Poe, DT – from Kansas City Chiefs

Carolina Panthers – Mike Adams, S – from Indianapolis Colts

Carolina Panthers – Julius Peppers, DE – from Green Bay Packers

Carolina Panthers – Matt Kalil, OT – from Minnesota Vikings

Carolina Panthers – Captain Munnerlyn, CB – from Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints – Larry Warford, OG – from Detroit Lions

New Orleans Saints – Ted Ginn, WR – from Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Nick Folk, K – from New York Jets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DeSean Jackson, WR – from Washington Redskins

Arizona Cardinals – Karlos Dansby, LB – from Cincinnati Bengals

Arizona Cardinals – Jarvis Jones, LB – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Arizona Cardinals – Antoine Bethea, CB – from San Francisco 49ers

Los Angeles Rams – Andrew Whitworth, OT – from Cincinnati Bengals

Los Angeles Rams – Connor Barwin, LB – from Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers – Marquise Goodwin, WR – from Buffalo Bills

San Francisco 49ers – Earl Mitchell, DT – from Miami Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers – Jeremy Zuttah, C – from Baltimore Ravens

San Francisco 49ers – Malcolm Smith, LB – from Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers – Pierre Garcon, WR – from Washington Redskins

San Francisco 49ers – Brian Hoyer, QB – from Chicago Bears

San Francisco 49ers – Robbie Gould, K – from Chicago Bears

Seattle Seahawks – Luke Joeckel, OT – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Seattle Seahawks – Eddie Lacy, RB – from Green Bay Packers

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Sports – Covers.com Football

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Football, presented by Covers.com

The 2017 NFL season is almost here.  Before we start predicting who will win what, let’s take a look at the new places that some old faces have landed during the offseason.  Here are some free agents and traded players in fresh locations that might change the future of their new clubs:

Buffalo Bills – Micah Hyde, S – from Green Bay Packers

Buffalo Bills – Steven Hauska, K – from Seattle Seahawks

Miami Dolphins – Lawrence Timmons, LB – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Miami Dolphins – Julius Thomas, TE – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins – Nate Allen, S – from Oakland Raiders

New England Patriots – Stephon Gilmore, CB – from Buffalo Bills

New England Patriots – Dwayne Allen, TE – from Indianapolis Colts

New England Patriots – Kony Ealy, DE – from Carolina Panthers

New England Patriots – Brandin Cooks, WR – from New Orleans Saints

New York Jets – Morris Claiborne, CB – from Dallas Cowboys

New York Jets – Chandler Catanzaro, K – from Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens – Danny Woodhead, RB – from Los Angeles Chargers

Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Carr, CB – from Dallas Cowboys

Cleveland Browns – Kevin Zeitler, OG – from Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns – Brock Osweiler, QB – from Houston Texans

Cleveland Browns – JC Tretter, C – from Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts – Jaball Sheard, DE – from New England Patriots

Indianapolis Colts – Margus Hunt, DE – from Cincinnati Bengals

Jacksonville Jaguars – Brandon Albert, OT – from Miami Dolphins

Jacksonville Jaguars – A.J. Bouye, CB – from Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars – Barry Church, S – from Dallas Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars – Calais Campbell, DT – from Arizona Cardinals

Tennessee Titans – Logan Ryan, CB – from New England Patriots

Tennessee Titans – Sylvester Williams, DT – from Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos – Domata Peko, DT – from Cincinnati Bengals

Denver Broncos – Ronald Leary, OG – from Dallas Cowboys

Los Angeles Chargers – Russell Okung, OT – from Denver Broncos

Oakland Raiders – Jared Cook, TE – from Green Bay Packers

Oakland Raiders – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR – from Minnesota Vikings

 Dallas Cowboys – Nolan Carroll, CB – from Philadelphia Eagles

New York Giants – Brandon Marshall, WR – from New York Jets

New York Giants – D.J. Fluker, OG – from Los Angeles Chargers

Philadelphia Eagles – Chance Warmack, OG – from Tennessee Titans

Philadelphia Eagles – Alshon Jeffrey, WR – from Chicago Bears

Philadelphia Eagles – Torrey Smith, WR – from San Francisco 49ers

Washington Redskins – Terrelle Pryor, WR – from Cleveland Browns

Chicago Bears – Quintin Demps, S – from Houston Texans

Chicago Bears – Prince Amukamara, CB – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Chicago Bears – Mike Glennon, QB – from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Detroit Lions – Ricky Wagner, OT – from Baltimore Ravens

Detroit Lions – D.J. Hayden, CB – from Oakland Raiders

Detroit Lions – T.J. Lang, OG – from Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers – Martellus Bennett, TE – from New England Patriots

Green Bay Packers – Davon House, CB – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Green Bay Packers – Lance Kendricks, TE – from Los Angeles Rams

Minnesota Vikings – Ladavius Murray, RB – from Oakland Raiders

Minnesota Vikings – Mike Remmers, OT – from Carolina Panthers

Atlanta Falcons – Dontari Poe, DT – from Kansas City Chiefs

Carolina Panthers – Mike Adams, S – from Indianapolis Colts

Carolina Panthers – Julius Peppers, DE – from Green Bay Packers

Carolina Panthers – Matt Kalil, OT – from Minnesota Vikings

Carolina Panthers – Captain Munnerlyn, CB – from Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints – Larry Warford, OG – from Detroit Lions

New Orleans Saints – Ted Ginn, WR – from Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Nick Folk, K – from New York Jets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DeSean Jackson, WR – from Washington Redskins

Arizona Cardinals – Karlos Dansby, LB – from Cincinnati Bengals

Arizona Cardinals – Jarvis Jones, LB – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Arizona Cardinals – Antoine Bethea, CB – from San Francisco 49ers

Los Angeles Rams – Andrew Whitworth, OT – from Cincinnati Bengals

Los Angeles Rams – Connor Barwin, LB – from Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers – Marquise Goodwin, WR – from Buffalo Bills

San Francisco 49ers – Earl Mitchell, DT – from Miami Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers – Jeremy Zuttah, C – from Baltimore Ravens

San Francisco 49ers – Malcolm Smith, LB – from Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers – Pierre Garcon, WR – from Washington Redskins

San Francisco 49ers – Brian Hoyer, QB – from Chicago Bears

San Francisco 49ers – Robbie Gould, K – from Chicago Bears

Seattle Seahawks – Luke Joeckel, OT – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Seattle Seahawks – Eddie Lacy, RB – from Green Bay Packers

Football is almost here, and these changes to NFL lineups will have a major impact on the quality of each team’s season.  New England, the reigning Super Bowl Champions, made a ton of big moves, improving the odds that they’ll be right back in the big game.  San Francisco also spent money, making changes across the board in what they hope will be a rebuilding season that has lasting impact.  A few teams, like the Bengals, Steelers, Texans, and Chiefs, were relatively quiet, so let’s see if their lack of moves reflects negatively when the season starts.  It’s almost time, just a few more short months, and then football is officially back.

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