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Trade that allowed Celtics to win 2017 NBA Draft Lottery spawns compelling NFL idea - Chris Trapasso
On the other side — sure, some teams would initially be reluctant to trade veteran superstars, but that draft-capital compensation package would be extremely enticing for a team seeing its Super Bowl window rapidly closing. And it’d be an ideal way for a GM who was quickly falling out of a favor with the owner to save face, buy himself more time, and potentially save his job.

S Tre Boston announces he's going to the Chargers - Peter Reitz
In coverage, Boston was targeted 27 times, allowing 12 receptions for 178 yards and zero touchdowns. Opposing quarterbacks yielded a passer rating of 35.7 when throwing into Boston’s coverage – the lowest in the league for safeties.

Chargers release LG Orlando Franklin - Mike Guerrelli
Franklin’s career took a downturn after signing with the Chargers in 2015, missing six games that season with various injuries. He started all 16 games in 2016, but has struggled to regain his form. He allowed 40 total QB pressures last year, the fourth-highest total among all guards.

5 early Comeback Player of the Year candidates - John Kosko
A former first-round pick, Verrett has seen his career marred by injuries, but has played well when healthy and on the field. In fact, his only full season healthy (2015) was the best season in coverage of any cornerback in the NFL. With just five career interceptions and seven pass breakups, Verrett will likely need to replicate those numbers in just one season to get consideration for the AP award. What Verrett does well is play consistently with close coverage to prevent big plays and catches. If his first two seasons are any indication, he has the talent to be one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, but just needs to stay healthy.

Scott Barrett's top 50 PPR rankings for 2017 - Scott Barrett
8. Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers – Only Bell and Johnson trumped Gordon’s massive workload last season (in terms of carries, targets, and red-zone work). With little depth behind him at the position, on a team that’s shaping up to be one of the most potent offenses in football (on paper, at least), that just added two of PFF’s top-three-rated guards in the draft, I’m proud to rank him higher than most of my peers.

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