Things change quickly in the NFL. It can be only a matter of weeks between a player starring in the postseason and unexpectedly hitting the market as a free agent. This time last year, Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount were Patriots. Nobody figured James Harrison would ever leave the Steelers. Nick Foles was a backup for the Chiefs. Here we are.
So as we head toward this year's Super Bowl, it's important to remember that they and dozens of other players who suited up for teams in last season's playoffs have changed squads. Likewise, there are plenty of guys who played meaningful roles for teams in this year's postseason who will be wearing new colors during the 2018 season. Others will be done with football altogether.
With that turnover in mind, let's look ahead at this season's playoff teams and project who might not be back for another go-round in 2018. The players in question are either free-agents-to-be, plausible cap casualties, or veterans likely to be considering retirement.
For the second offseason in a row, the Falcons http://www.officialphiladelphiaflyers.com/Adidas-Travis-Konecny-Jersey should find themselves in relatively stable shape. In total, 18 of Atlanta's 22 starters from last year's Super Bowl remained on the roster this season, and the Falcons should bring back the vast majority of their regulars for another run toward the top of the NFC South in 2018.
Most of the upheaval should come on the defensive line. Nose tackle Dontari Poe is a free agent after joining the team on a one-year, $7 million deal. Interior defenders only Womens Damarious Randall Jersey get serious money if they can rush the quarterback, and Poe hasn't been the same player since undergoing back surgery. He had 10.5 sacks total in back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons in 2013 and 2014 and has just five sacks across the three subsequent campaigns. He's likely looking at another one-year deal on the free-agent market.
Adrian Clayborn has been more productive for the Falcons and hits the market with a career-high 9.5 sacks in 2017, but six of them came in one game against the Cowboys. With Atlanta moving Vic Beasley back onto the line of scrimmage as a defensive end on early downs, the Falcons likely will let Clayborn leave and replace him with 2017 first-round pick Takkarist McKinley at right defensive end.
Outside of that, you're looking at Matt Bryant (who will be kicking long after all of us have retired) and receiver Taylor Gabriel, who saw his big-play ability regress toward the mean in 2017 and might re-sign with the Falcons on a Marquise Goodwin-sized (two-year, $6 million) deal. There are no obvious cap casualties looming on the Falcons' roster outside of defensive Denny McLain Authentic Jersey linemen Brooks Reed and Derrick Shelby, who each started 14 games but failed to play even 40 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff could save $3.3 million by releasing Shelby and $3.6 million by moving on from Reed.
It seems safe to assume the Bills could release Tyrod Taylor after benching the quarterback midseason and struggling to score points for most of the season. Cutting him would free up $15 million in cap space, pushing the Bills to more than $40 million in cap room before making any other moves. There likely won't be a huge trade market for Taylor at his current salary, although Buffalo was eventually able to find a trade partner for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and his contract.
Dareus was one of several disastrous contracts handed out by former general manager Doug Whaley. Another was the deal handed to left tackle Cordy Glenn, who missed time with foot and ankle injuries in 2017 and might have lost his job to second-round pick Dion Dawkins in the process. Glenn's $14.5 million cap hit is the third largest due to any tackle in 2018, and the Bills might very well look to open up a spot for Dawkins by putting Glenn on the market. The 28-year-old has three years and $30 million left on his contract, and it wouldn't be crazy for a team with cap http://www.officialflamesauthentic.com/Sean_Monahan_Jersey space and a need for a left tackle (Houston?) to throw a fifth-round pick Buffalo's way. A trade would open up $3.3 million on Buffalo's cap this year.
The Bills have no other cap casualties, although they do have several pressing free-agent decisions. General manager Brandon Beane traded for both cornerback E.J. Gaines and receiver Jordan Matthews, but injuries cost the two a combined 11 games. Gaines was the more impressive of the two, and with fellow cornerbacks Leonard Johnson and Shareece Wright also hitting free agency, it seems likely the Bills will make a run at Gaines as part of a duo alongside Tre'Davious White. Matthews is in line for a one-year deal somewhere, and he'll probably choose a destination with a more settled quarterback situation than the one in Buffalo.
The heart of Buffalo's defense is also on the market. Stalwart defensive tackle Kyle Williams finally got to experience postseason football after more than a decade in a Bills uniform, and while Williams can certainly still play, the 34-year-old probably will be the one who gets to decide whether he wants to continue playing and where. The Louisiana native could theoretically head to New Orleans to try to chase a title, but it's difficult to imagine Williams leaving Western New York. If he wants to continue his career, it will likely be with the Bills on a short-term deal. Middle linebacker Preston Brown is also a free agent after leading the NFL in tackles, and given the consistently cold market for interior linebackers, Brown should eventually find his way back to Buffalo. nike nfl jerseys supply jerseys from china nike nfl jerseys size chart wholesale jerseys china