No pressure: Spielman and the rest of Vikings’ signing decisions will be dictated by how much they choose to invest at the game’s most position. Here’s a look at the team’s biggest needs, and how it might address them in free agency.
The knock on Cousins has been inflated numbers against bad teams and little impact when the stakes are raised against better teams. As he goes into his age-30 season, if he wants a chance at elite winning to match his elite money, the Vikings represent the easiest path.
Minnesota will make Cousins a priority, but it would be more surprising if Spielman did not come up with one more big signing and one smart, smaller deal at another position of immediate need.
The Redskins have some returning options here, but putting it all together, there are still major concerns about whether coach Jay Gruden can finally field the respectable power rushing attack he wants. Part of the team’s struggles last season were tied to a rash of offensive line injuries that decimated the run-blocking, but durability issues also affected the backfield with Rob Kelley (knee/ankle) and Chris Thompson (leg) going down with season-ending injuries in November. Throughout the season, rookie Samaje Perine was in and out of Gruden’s doghouse because of ball security.
Potential first-round pick Maurice Hurst received some unfortunate news at the NFL Scouting Combine.
According to a report from ESPN, Hurst was diagnosed with a heart condition Saturday and he will not work out with the other defensive linemen at the combine. The report also indicated that he will undergo further testing this week as the severity of his condition is not yet known.
The Greek Freak was poked in eye in the fourth quarter last night and had to go back to the locker room. The exact injury, and its severity, are still unknown, so consider Antetokounmpo questionable to play in Milwaukee’s next game until more information is released.
TJ Warren was unable to play on Wednesday with a bruised tail bone, and Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys he should be considered day-to-day going forward. His absence allowed Josh Jackson to have a Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men huge game in his place.