Publish Date: 03/12/2017
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
The weekend is nearly over and there’s still several players available. Many teams have made their haul and look to be holding off until the draft. Day one and day two saw a lot of movement, but not as much yesterday.
Here are the highlights of Saturday’s moves:
New England Patriots
No surprise here as the Patriots continue to make moves. Their latest is the signing of Ravens’ defensive end Lawrence Guy for four years. He’s the second pass rusher they have signed as they traded for former Panther Kony Ealy.
The Bears came out ready to upgrade their receiver and cornerback corps and did just that. First they signed former Titans receiver Kendall Wright to a one-year deal, teaming him with the newly signed Markus Wheaton.
At corner, they added Marcus Cooper to team with Prince Amukamara and the newly re-signed Bear Johnthan Banks.
Other signings include offensive lineman Tom Compton and kicker Connor Barth.
All in all, a solid day and weekend for the Bears.
As usual, the Jaguars are making lots of moves. Now they just have to translate into victories.
Today’s highlights include Cardinals guard Earl Watford and Vikings linebacker Audie Cole.
Jacksonville has a load of talent on the defensive side of the ball. It will be interesting to see if they can come together in 2017.
Green Bay Packers
After signing Martellus Bennett, the Packers bring in another tight end, Lance Kendricks. Kendricks brings depth to the position and could spell the end for Richard Rodgers, who hasn’t lived up to expectations.
The Packers will head into the winner’s column once they address the defense, which is sorely needed.
Denver signed former Bengals defensive lineman Domata Peko. They haven’t done much else, but this could be at least a start.
The Raiders haven’t done very much to help themselves so far and as detailed here, they’ve lost linebacker Malcom Smith, defensive tackle Stacy McGee, special teams star Brynden Trawick, and defensive backs Nate Allen and D.J. Hayden.
Raider Nation is losing patients as they wait for replacements to arrive.
Washington cornerback Sidney Jones was carted off with a leg injury at his pro day today. While the severity isn’t currently known, it was a very unfortunate event for the talented corner, who was a sure first round pick.