Rams running back Todd Gurley would be happy to give up a few touches, if it meant adding a player the caliber of Odell Beckham Jr.
The Rams are in the enviable position of having a quarterback on a cheap rookie contract, and the flexibility that comes with cap space not-yet-tied-up in lucrative extensions for many stars. And that means that while talk of adding another one might be premature, it’s possible, and that’s enough to get people excited.
The Steelers are well aware of their need for Roethlisberger’s eventual replacement, thanks in part to the quarterback’s retirement consideration over the last couple years. Jones, 29, has served Pittsburgh well in his backup role, which is where he belongs. Unless the Steelers think Dobbs is capable of replacing the 36-year-old future Hall of Famer as starter, they need to address the position with a draft pick sooner rather than later.
Rivers is still going strong as he enters his 15th NFL season, so this is all about his age; he’ll turn 37 in December. LA’s signing of Smith suggests they don’t view Jones as anything more than a backup. Unless the Chargers think Smith can resurrect himself as an NFL starter while playing behind Rivers, they’d be wise to proactively plan for the latter’s eventual retirement.
That’s a serious bargain for New England, which signed running back Jeremy Hill to a similarly affordable deal (one year, up to $1.5 million with $150,000 guaranteed) last month.
Matthews’ one season with the Bills was a dud — he missed six games with injuries and finished with just 25 catches for 282 yards and one touchdown — but he was a key contributor for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2014 to 2016. A second-round draft pick in 2014, he recorded at least 67 catches and at least 800 receiving yards in each of his three seasons with Philly, totaling 225 receptions for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns during that span.
The addition of Derick Brassard has allowed the Penguins to comfortably go three lines deep. As the season wound down, it was a top line of Crosby, Guentzel and Bryan Rust, with a second line of Malkin, Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist, and a third line of Brassard, Kessel and Conor Sheary.