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Five Amazing, And Five Questionable Free Agent Acquisitions

Bud Dupree Titans NFL Free Agent
The Titans signed former Steelers pass rusher Bud Dupree in a great free agent acquisition.

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Amazing:

Bud Dupree to the Titans

Bud Dupree is truly one of the best pass rushers in the NFL and deserves the respect and contract of one. The Titans also got a great replacement for Jadeveon Clowney in Dupree, overall I really like this signing and think that the Titans defense is all the better for it.

Tyus Bowser getting a four year extension with the Ravens

Matt Judon left in free agency, which meant that if the Ravens did not retain Bowser they would be very thin on defense. The loss of Judon will also help Bowser emerge, and I believe he will emerge as not only a pro bowler, but an All-Pro candidate as well.

Jamaal Williams on a short deal to the Lions

Jamaal Williams is one of the best backup running backs in the NFL, and is an amazing compliment to up and coming running back D’Andre Swift. I love this signing for Detroit and think it will massively boost their offense.

Emmanuel Sanders on a cheap one year deal to the Bills

Sanders may not be the same reliable number one or two that he has been in the past, but he is still a trusty veteran that will work well as a great third receiver. And hey, if this experiment craps out it’s just a one year deal. Relatively harmless.

Carl Lawson on a three year deal to the Jets

The price tag on Lawson may have been a little expensive, but the Jets have the cap room, and this is what talent costs. Lawson did wonders for the Seahawks in the midseason trade that went down this year, and he may be able to do the same for the Jets, and be a massive upgrade on Jordan Jenkins.

Questionable:

TE Jonnu Smith to the Pats

I don’t necessarily hate the signing for what it is, but what’s the deal with giving Smith 50 million dollars to be a slightly above average tight end, especially when they were apparently also planning to sign Hunter Henry to a long term deal? The signing just doesn’t make a ton of sense.

CB Chidobe Awuzie on a two year deal with the Bengals

Again with the big contracts for players whose talents are yet to be seen, come on NFL! Awuzie has been just OK with the Cowboys, and does not award the 10 million dollar per year price tag that he was given.

EDGE Rusher Leonard Floyd to a massive four year extension with the Rams

Look it’s not that I don’t like Leonard Floyd, in fact he was ranked pretty high on my top 150 free agents list, but the Rams are dumping a ton of money for Floyd, money that they simply don’t have. The situation is helped out by the fact that the Rams just traded Michael Brockers, but I think this extension was a bold move that didn’t really need to happen.

OT Cam Robinson getting the franchise tag

I don’t know what the hell the Jaguars are getting at with this one. Cam Robinson has pretty much been a healthy scratch as a first round pick and now the Jags think it’s ok to barf money on him so he can be mediocre or even a liability for another season? I can’t wrap my head around this one.

OT Trent Williams’s mega deal with the Niners

Let me preface this by saying I could be totally wrong on this one, this is my least confident claim yet in this article. The durability of Williams has been in question from the very beginning, and the man is already 32 years old for God’s sake! 23 million per year over 6 years is a little too risky for my taste.

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