Colts' Matt Slauson Announces Retirement - Zach Links
Over the course of nine seasons, Slauson suited up for the Jets, Bears, Chargers, and Colts. Last year, he appeared in five games – all starts – for Indianapolis. His season ended in October when he suffered a scary back injury.
Cardinals Claim Tanner Vallejo Off Waivers - Ben Levine
While the 24-year-old has been waived twice over past five months, there were still plenty of teams lining up to make a claim. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the Jets, Giants, Bengals, Vikings, and Chargers also made an attempt to claim Vallejo off waivers. Thanks to Arizona’s league-worst 3-13 record, they got first dibs on the player.
Highlighting the top-10 safeties expected to enter free agency - Ben Cooper
Boston is likely the most underrated safety on this list. He’s yet to earn a grade below 70.0 in his five seasons with three teams. And the longest pass he gave up all year was 22 yards — which is quite impressive given how often safeties are burned deep.
Five high risk/high reward free agents for the 2019 season - Michael Renner
Collins being the lowest-graded safety in the NFL isn’t something that concerns me. The fact that he’s never been able to replicate the dominance we saw from him in 2016 is what should give GM’s pause. That season he racked up 49 defensive stops. In the two years since, he hasn’t had more than 37. Combine that with the fact that he’s looked like a completely different player depending on the role he’s been deployed in. Collins is far more effective playing around the line of scrimmage compared to backpedaling as a deep safety. He’s not a plug-and-play safety and needs a certain job description to be effective. If you put him in that role though, I wouldn’t be too worried about his performance.
Is it time for Chargers management to throw caution to the wind? - Tyler Gallagher
While I do not believe the Bolts as a team are in a Super Bowl-or-bust window yet, it is time to start making some splashy moves that help the case for Super Bowl contention in the next two to three years. After all, they are currently one of the favorites for next year.
Chargers 'back to hating' Super Bowl champion Patriots - Eric Williams
"You have to evaluate that film," Lynn said. "My goodness, if you put yourself in that position and you don't succeed, you better learn something -- you better get something out of it.
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