NFL Trade and free agency rumors
The chatter and rumors have been ramping up every week, and there have been some interesting things happening over the last few weeks. Let’s take a look at all the news that affects NFL betting this offseason.
Darelle Revis sweepstakes heats up
It does appear that the Jets are set on trading Darrelle Revis before the draft in April, and there appears to be a few frontrunners. Obviously the 49ers are in the mix. Through their own picks, the Alex Smith trade, and others, the Niners have 15 draft picks at their disposal this season, and they could easily move some in order to acquire a talent like Revis.
The Falcons are another team that gave up a lot of yards via the pass last season, and could easily throw Revis on the other side of Asante Samuel, as they have already released Dunta Robinson this offseason, giving them a clear need at corner. The Falcons could go all in like they did with Julio Jones, and that worked out pretty well.
Whoever emerges as his destination is getting a nice addition if he is still the corner he was before he tore his ACL.
Patriots gearing up to spend money
Pete King from SI is reporting that he thinks the Patriots will make a strong play for free agent DE Dwight Freeney. The rumors surrounding the Pats just keep rolling in, and with how they are set up this offseason, they could be going into another regular season like 2008. All eyes are on Foxborough March 12. We could be seeing an arsenal restocking that we haven’t seen in a while from New England.
Where in the world is Danny Amendola
According to King once again, the free agent that might just be making his way out of St. Louis this summer is Amendola, and one rumored destination is the Eagles. Under new head coach Chip Kelly, the Eagles would love to have a guy like Amendola taking up the Y position on offense. Despite being hurt for much of last season, Amendola had 63 receptions in 11 (two of them he did not finish) games last season. There are a number of teams that will be after this 27 year-old receiver, and he should be set to have a pretty nice pay day from someone in the next few weeks.
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Harvin drama continues
Percy Harvin and the Minnesota Vikings are like that couple you knew in college who were always fighting. I’m not sure who is to blame in this relationship, but the Vikings and Harvin are in break up mode and then back together more than Lena Dunham gets naked on television. Harvin now is saying that he wants an extension worth the big money; franchise tag altering money. Harvin is saying he wants to be paid like Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, and the Vikings do not have the money to spend like that. Granted, Harvin is likely not worth that much, but he should DEFINTELY be in the range of $10-12 million per season, depending on the wording about his health and his naughty attitude in the contract. Harvin is signed through this season making $2.9 million in 2013, the final year of his rookie contract. I thought that Harvin was gone for sure right after the season, but there is hope among few that an extension can be worked out. If an extension isn’t signed, I expect a holdout and/or a trade. It’s a coin flip at this point.
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