Draft season is over, however the NFL’s transaction season is not.
The 2022 NFL Draft wrapped up on April 30, with all 32 groups including younger expertise over the course of the three-day occasion in Las Vegas.
And now that the draft is within the rearview, the main focus has shifted again to free company.
Nearly two months into the NFL’s free-agent interval, a number of big-name gamers are nonetheless unsigned. One of these gamers acquired scooped up rapidly post-draft, because the New Orleans Saints struck a take care of star security Tyrann Mathieu.
After a dramatic midseason exit from the Cleveland Browns, Beckham Jr. performed a key position within the Rams’ Super Bowl LVI run. In eight regular-season video games with Los Angeles, the three-time Pro Bowler hauled in 27 catches for 305 yards and 5 touchdowns. Then, within the postseason, Beckham Jr. caught 21 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns throughout 4 video games, which included a rating within the Super Bowl.
Unfortunately, Beckham Jr., 29, went down with a torn ACL throughout the Rams’ Super Bowl conquer the Cincinnati Bengals, which will definitely have some impact on his market. With Allen Robinson now within the fold, a return to L.A. for OBJ appears much less possible, although the Rams reportedly nonetheless hope to retain him.
James Bradberry was a wage cap casualty of the New York Giants. The Giants tried to discover a new house for the Pro Bowl cornerback, however in the end launched him to create $10.1 million in financial savings. A 2016 second-round choose of the Carolina Panthers, Bradberry joined New York on a 3, $45 million deal in 2020. He performed in 32 video games over his two seasons with the G-Men, tallying seven interceptions, 35 passes defended, two compelled fumbles and 91 whole tackles. Bradberry, 28, was a Pro Bowler in 2020.
If we’re simply speaking about expertise, Brown is actually the most effective obtainable gamers. The 33-year-old wideout tallied 42 receptions for 545 yards and 4 touchdowns in simply seven video games final season.
But he was restricted to seven video games because of being suspended for misrepresenting his COVID-19 vaccination standing and being launched for quitting on the Bucs mid-game at MetLife Stadium, along with an ankle harm. Brown claimed his notorious outburst towards the New York Jets was because of the Bucs wanting him to play by means of the ankle harm, whereas head coach Bruce Arians stated it was over an absence of targets.
Brown clearly can nonetheless play at a excessive stage, however will any crew take an opportunity on him? For what it’s value, the wideout does appear excited about becoming a member of forces with Deshaun Watson in Cleveland.
With Terron Armstead becoming a member of the Dolphins, Brown is the highest remaining offensive sort out. In his age-36 season, Brown began all 17 video games for the Seahawks en path to his fifth Pro Bowl look. The 2021 marketing campaign was truly the third time previously 4 seasons that Brown has performed a full season and the eighth time general in his 15-year profession. Brown, a 2008 first-round choose of the Texans, has spent the previous four-plus seasons in Seattle.
Jadeveon Clowney, EDGE, Cleveland Browns
Clowney loved a pleasant bounce-back season with the Browns in 2021. The three-time Pro Bowler tallied 9 sacks, 11 tackles for loss and 32 quarterback pressures in 14 video games. It was by far his finest season since 2018 with the Houston Texans. With Chandler Jones, Von Miller and Haason Reddick already signed, the 29-year-old Clowney is the highest obtainable edge rusher.
Even at age 32, Gronkowski continued to provide like one of many recreation’s high tight ends. Gronk posted the seventh-most receiving yards (802) amongst tight ends whereas showing in 12 video games final season. That 12-game output put him on tempo for a 1,100-yard-plus season. Gronkowski has by no means performed an NFL season with out Tom Brady as his quarterback and that seems prone to stay the case in 2022.
Akiem Hicks, DT, Chicago Bears
Hicks has struggled with accidents in latest seasons, lacking 11 video games in 2019 and one other eight final season. But when he’s been on the sector, Hicks has been a difference-maker alongside the defensive position. In 9 video games final season, he had 3.5 sacks, 5 tackles for loss and 11 quarterback pressures. The one-time Pro Bowler has been with the Bears since 2016 and is getting into his age-33 season.
Melvin Ingram, DE, Kansas City Chiefs
Following a nine-year run with the Chargers, Ingram started final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He tallied one sack and eight quarterback pressures over eight video games earlier than being traded midseason to the Kansas City Chiefs. Ingram, 32, then put up the identical numbers — one sack, eight QB pressures — whereas taking part in 58% of the snaps in 9 video games with the Chiefs. The three-time Pro Bowler is probably not the every-down participant he was, however Ingram can nonetheless be a invaluable rotational piece.
Julio Jones, WR
The Julio Jones experiment lasted only one season in Tennessee, with the seven-time Pro Bowler being minimize by the Titans in March. Jones, 33, recorded 31 receptions for 434 yards and one landing in 2021 as he struggled to remain wholesome for a second straight season. After being restricted to 9 video games in his last season with Atlanta, Jones appeared in 10 video games with the Titans.
Jarvis Landry, WR
The Browns launched Landry in March after the 2 sides could not attain an settlement on a contract restructure. The transfer introduced an finish to a four-year tenure in Cleveland for the wideout, who made a pair of Pro Bowls from 2018-19. Landry, 29, posted profession lows in receptions (52), yards (570) and touchdowns (2) final season as he was restricted to simply 12 video games performed. After not lacking a single recreation for the primary six years of his profession, Landry has sat out of six whole over the previous two seasons.