OFFICIAL 2021 Free agency, cuts, trades, and more

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So many guys will be available for cheap with no money available for most teams. Good bargains for teams getting vets just looking for a job.

But I can’t see us cutting Robinson. He’s really pretty cheap cap wise. IMO he’s a better value keeping him. Unless the team has concerns he can get back up to 60-80% snaps per game. If so, then maybe a cut potentially makes sense. Otherwise seems like a bargain for guy in prime.

Brockers is a different story. There’s some meat on that cap savings. I want him to stay a Ram for sentimental reasons. But I can see the value in a cut. He’s worth the cap hit to stay though. Not an easy decision either way on him.
 

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So many guys will be available for cheap with no money available for most teams. Good bargains for teams getting vets just looking for a job.

But I can’t see us cutting Robinson. He’s really pretty cheap cap wise. IMO he’s a better value keeping him. Unless the team has concerns he can get back up to 60-80% snaps per game. If so, then maybe a cut potentially makes sense. Otherwise seems like a bargain for guy in prime.

Brockers is a different story. There’s some meat on that cap savings. I want him to stay a Ram for sentimental reasons. But I can see the value in a cut. He’s worth the cap hit to stay though. Not an easy decision either way on him.
I read one guy tweeting about a conversation with a GM yesterday and the GM described the next week or so as an incoming bloodbath. So many cuts going to happen. And a new thread for each of them will likely follow :D
 

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So many guys will be available for cheap with no money available for most teams. Good bargains for teams getting vets just looking for a job.

But I can’t see us cutting Robinson. He’s really pretty cheap cap wise. IMO he’s a better value keeping him. Unless the team has concerns he can get back up to 60-80% snaps per game. If so, then maybe a cut potentially makes sense. Otherwise seems like a bargain for guy in prime.

Brockers is a different story. There’s some meat on that cap savings. I want him to stay a Ram for sentimental reasons. But I can see the value in a cut. He’s worth the cap hit to stay though. Not an easy decision either way on him.

I think the strategy is almost just wait and see. A lot of good players will be available if half of the teams go quickly.
 

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Great signing for Detroit. Good value and a good fit.
Agreed if they keep Golladay that's a pretty good WR room and lets them use #7 on defense.
 
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He's gotta stay healthy but yeah could be very good for the Lions.

They will have a good offense around Goff if Williams and Swift can stay healthy. Not sure Swift is an every down back but he is certainly a great weapon. If they can get that rushing game to synergize into something they might be real good. If Campbell rubs his attitude off on that defense to make it not suck they might compete for second place in the North.
 

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They will have a good offense around Goff if Williams and Swift can stay healthy. Not sure Swift is an every down back but he is certainly a great weapon. If they can get that rushing game to synergize into something they might be real good. If Campbell rubs his attitude off on that defense to make it not suck they might compete for second place in the North.
I'd wager Lynn will want to add a 2nd back on day 2 early day 3. Kerryon Johnson was good his rookie year in limited carries but not much since then and is nearing the end of his rookie deal.
 

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View: https://twitter.com/SharpFootball/status/1367143441759666176?s=20


Very interesting graph. Spending =/= wins.

Edit: should say "spending doesn't necessarily = wins". Obviously over simplistic, but interesting.

It's a tool (hehehe). That's all it is. Just like the draft and how that got romanticized into something its not.

Remember when everyone, including myself, laughed at Washington for spending so much on Albert Haynesworth, Adam Archuleta, Donovan McNabb, etc etc? Everyone else was obsessed with FA. "Sign this guy, sign that guy! Why are they just sitting there twiddling their thumbs?! If we had a savvy GM this guy would already be signed, sealed, and delivered."

Not spending or spending doesn't mean anything.
 

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I'm torn between Brockers and Robinson. I'd like to have both stay but one will be a cap casualty. Robinson is younger and cheaper.
Something will have to give somewhere...Brockers appears to be the better solution to dampen down the problem. A trade for a 7th rd draft pick on Brockers would be much better than just release. I do not see anyone doing that.

Both could end up going real quick. Leaving Sebastian Joseph-Day replacing Brockers & Greg Gaines taking over the NT post for Day.
 
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Something will have to give somewhere...Brockers appears to be the better solution to dampen down the problem. A trade for a 7th rd draft pick on Brockers would be much better than just release. I do not see anyone doing that.

Both could end up going real quick. Leaving Sebastian Joseph-Day replacing Brockers & Greg Gaines taking over the NT post for Day.
That’s the big thing we’ll see. We all want to trade players with big salary hits to clear cap but other teams are wanting to clear it as well. It’s great to want a pick for a vet we have but this year it might be less likely.
 

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They will have a good offense around Goff if Williams and Swift can stay healthy. Not sure Swift is an every down back but he is certainly a great weapon. If they can get that rushing game to synergize into something they might be real good. If Campbell rubs his attitude off on that defense to make it not suck they might compete for second place in the North.

Lynn will have that running game working. But I agree they should add a complement for Swift.