Around the League: NFL News and Notes 3.14.19
The NFL offseason is in full swing and there's no shortage of NFL news to follow. Stay up to date with the latest happenings across the NFL with Ultimate Autographs.
Chicago Bears Replenish Secondary with former Green Bay Packers Safety
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, per Ian Rapoport. After beginning his NFL career with the Bears' division rival Packers, Clinton-Dix was traded to the Redskins last season. He figures to take over next to Eddie Jackson in the defensive backfield after Adrian Amos signed with the Packers this offseason.
New York Giants Add Golden Tate
Adam Schefter reports the Giants have signed Golden Tate to a four-year, $37.5 million contract. The deal also reportedly includes $23.5 million fully guaranteed. The Giants were almost certain to add WR depth after trading away their franchise player in Odell Beckham Jr., but it's shocking to see the team invest this much money on a player that doesn't figure into any rebuild plans.
Oakland Raiders Release a Pair of NFL Veterans
The Oakland Raiders have released QB A.J. McCarron and WR Jordy Nelson. Adam Schefter confirmed the news on McCarron while Tom Pelissero confirmed Nelson's release. The Raiders traded a 5th-round pick for McCarron last season and waited until after paying out Nelson's 2019 roster bonus. McCarron will be searching for a No. 2 or No. 3 QB role while Nelson could find himself with a few teams willing to pay for his services if he continues playing.
Denver Broncos GM John Elway Believes Joe Flacco is "Just Getting Into His Prime"
Meanwhile, on planet Earth, Joe Flacco hasn't been good for the past few seasons. Flacco was the starter for the first half of the season for the Baltimore Ravens before being replaced by Lamar Jackson. It's believed the Broncos traded for Flacco to help be a bridge QB for whatever rookie the team drafted, however, it seems Elway and the team might believe Flacco can be their franchise QB.
Why Joe Flacco? I asked John Elway that very question yesterday. Here’s what he told me. pic.twitter.com/hPiO5Z5u6o— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 14, 2019
ESPN Draft Analyst Todd McShay Impressed by Kyler Murray
"I was also really impressed by the confidence I saw when speaking with him both on- and off-camera," McShay wrote via ESPN. "On top of that, there were nothing but positive reviews from the Sooners' coaching staff." Murray to the Arizona Cardinals continues to be the top narrative heading into the NFL Draft but with a successful Pro Day behind him, other NFL teams may have moved Murray up to the top of their QB draft boards.
(Cover image via Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's Instagram)