A veteran-laden team without many assets to greatly help their roster, the Atlanta Falcons quietly snagged an upgrade at the right guard position. Former Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers guard Brandon Fusco was nike nfl cheap jerseys signed to a three-year deal, solidifying the weakest part of the Falcons’ line. He’s a strong fit for Atlanta’s zone-blocking scheme, as Fusco played well in a similar run scheme under Kyle Shanahan in 2017.
NFL1000 Scout Ethan Young had Fusco rated notably higher than incumbent right guard Wes Schweitzer, with the former finishing 23rd out of 83 total guards for 2017 season grades. He noted that while Fusco’s not the best athlete, he improved his technique and mastery of spacing, maximizing his skill set. In the event that Schweitzer improves considerably, Fusco also has experience at center and can serve as a spot starter or high-end depth piece.
The Falcons didn’t have other notable moves, mainly because of their cap situation. With just $5 million currently open, they’d need to restructure veteran contracts to open nfl nike jerseys for cheap breathing room for more acquisitions. While this off-season is tight, the team has healthy cap flexibility in future years.
Things changed quickly for the Baltimore Ravens as they pivoted from massively nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap overpaying wide receiver Ryan Grant, to acquiring a quality veteran receiver in Michael Crabtree. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Grant failed his physical after agreeing to a $29 million deal, putting him back on the market. There are surely conspiracy theories building that the Ravens reneged after seeing Crabtree’s release, but the Ravens did well to land their best receiver in years regardless of the process.
The Oakland Raiders’ decision to move on from Crabtree may have had to do with locker room issues more than his on-field play. nike cheap nfl jerseys Crabtree still possesses a quality skill set and is a terrific route-runner despite turning 31 this fall. He’s a short-term fix for a unit that has zero proven NFL receivers on their roster.