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Steelers release CB Justin Gilbert

On Monday the Steelers released the former 1st round pick Justin Gilbert to no one’s surprise. Gilbert was traded during the preseason in an exchange that gave the Browns a 2018 6th round draft pick. Throughout the 2016 season Gilbert was mostly on special teams and didn’t really see any defensive snaps. 

In Pittsburgh he appeared in 12 games. His release doesn’t impact much especially since DeMarcus Ayers might be the return man next season. Gilbert was drafted 8th overall in 2014 by the Cleveland Browns

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Heat Waive Derrick Williams, Sign Okaro White to 2yr Deal

The Heat have now won 11 straight games with their 115-113 win over the Memphis Grizzlies but one player on the team won’t be with them to help them anymore. That player is the former New York Knick Derrick Williams who was picked up as a free agent prior to the season. Williams was waived in favor of rookie forward Okaro White from Florida State. 

White was signed to a 2 year deal, if Williams isn’t claimed off of waivers then the Heat will have to dish out $5 million because of contract obligations. White’s contract has him covered for the remainder of the season. 
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Miami Heat Win Their 10th Straight Game

Last night Hassan Whiteside and the Miami Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-102 winning their 10th Straight game and setting them two games behind the last playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. It wasn’t too long ago that the heat were looking like one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Heat were the second worst team I the East and we’re looking like they were trying to tank for a draft pick. But that all changed with a 109-103 victory over James Harden and the Houston Rockets. In that game Harden dropped 40 points. 

No one can really pin point the exact reason the Heat have gone on this winning streak but the play of PG Goran Dragic and SG Dion Waiters is a likely cause. Regardless of the reason me and the rest of the Heat fans are glad that they’re winning. It’s likely that the Heat could win their next 3-4 games and end the season with a positive record with the way they’re playing. 

Colts Punter Pat McAfee retires 

One of the more comical special teamers in the League retired recently. Colts Punter Pat McAfee retires at age 29 and will be a member of Barstool Sports. McAfee was a probowler in 2015 & 2016. Originally drafted back in 2009 he was one of the better punters in the NFL ad had signed a 5 year contract which would had played him a total of $6 million over the next 2 years. 

McAfee was most retired due to the 3 knee surgeries he’s had over the last 3 years. McAfee had his moments including a first down pass against the Steelers on Thanksgiving day in 2016. The site McAfee will be writing for is a blogging comedy website which fits him since he did a comedy tour. McAfee played nine seasons in the NFL. 

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Texans Name Tom Savage as their Starting Quarterback

The Houston Texans 75 million dollar Quarterback has finally been benched after another dismal preformance this time around he struggled against the less than mediocre Jacksonville Jaguars. His replacement former Pitt QB Tom Savage managed to win the game after Osweiler was benched. 

The Texans will most likely start Savage for the remaining 2 games and if he does good then he could become the starter for them in 2017, but that scenario bares a problem for Houston. The Texans would be stuck with a back up that has a considerable cap hit. It’s very likely that Osweiler will be their starting QB next year simply because they can’t trade him and his cap hit is high even though the Texans said that they wouldn’t have money be a factor when they choose their starter. 

Alex Morgan to play for French Soccer team in 2017

According to the plug one of the most recognizable faces to play for the US Women’s Soccer team is taking her talents over to France. This news would seem awful to anyone who’s a fan of the Orlando Pride but luckily for them she’ll only be playing for French club Olympique Lyonnais until March. 

The Pride will have some challenges without Morgan on their roster. Morgan says “My decision to play for Lyon was not an easy one, but it is an important step in my evolution as a player.”

5 2017 Options for Bears QB Jay Cutler

If you haven’t heard by now bears QB Jay Cutler is going to have season ending shoulder surgery. The bears are most likely to trade or cut him if there is a good quarterback available. Cutler has spent the last 8 seasons in Chicago, before that he played for the Denver Broncos. At the age of 33 he may have 3-4 years left in his tank given that he can still throw well after the surgery and if he can stay healthy.

5: Arizona Cardinals 

The Cardinals may not have Carson Palmer come next season if  he decides to retire meaning that they’ll have to rely on Drew Stanton, a drafted QB,sign a Quarterback in free agency, or trade for a QB. It’s more likely that they would sign a QB in free agency. Cutler would be pretty expensive but he could allow a mid round draft pick to develop and learn the playbook. He would be able to excel under Bruce Arians offense with all the weapons that offense has like Malcom Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson.

4: San Francisco 49ers

The 9ers don’t have any good Quarterbacks on their roster and will definitely be looking for a Quarterback after the season is over. Kaepernick will most likely be gone next year or will serve as a back up, Gabbert probably won’t even be on a team meaning that they need a quarterback. Offensively San Francisco doesn’t have many weapons so Cutler will struggle some especially if Chip Kelly is still the head coach.

3: Miami Dolphins

The dolphins have a rather strange QB situation with Ryan Tannehill. Sonwtimes he does great other times he can’t even throw for 100 yards. If Tannehill starts to play how he did earlier in the season then it’s a safe bet that they’ll move on from him.

2: Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jags have Blake Bottles a very talented QB but he often under preforms meaning that if Gus Bradley us fired then Bortles may find himself on the bench. The Jags have a good offense consisting of WR’s Allen Hurns ans Allen Robinson, TE Julius Thomas, and RB’s TJ Yeldon & Chris Ivory. Those weapons would definitely allow Cutler to get out the deep ball and if they could get a running game going then they could be a playoff contender. The only problem would be their O-line.

1: New York Jets

The Jets practically need a new Quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick fell off, Geno Smith and Bryce Petty flat out can’t be long term solutions and Christian Hackenberg still needs to develop some. In New York Cutler would be reunited with former teammate WR Brandon Marshall who just so happens to be the Jets #1 receiver, alongside him he would have former Broncos receiver Eric Decker and another former teammate RB Matt Forte. The damage that could be done with Cutler at the helm of their offense would make the jets a playoff contender.

Personally I think the team that bestfits him is the Arizona Cardinals. Weapons like Malcom Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald would show that given the right assessts Cutler isn’t as bad as people think, he would also have the help of a very potent defense that can force turnovers and stop opponents from scoring.

Geno Smith to start for Jets against the Ravens

The Jets finally decided to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick after what was undoubtedly the worst start to a season by a Jets QB in at least 4 years. Unfortunately the man they’re starting this week isn’t much better, and they probably should’ve just picked up a veteran free agent or traded for a QB like Mike Glennon. But what they should’ve done aside Geno Smith isn’t a good QB at all and they could’ve just kept Fitz as the starter instead of benching him.

The Jets have bigger problems they need to fix like the shitty pass defense they have especially considering that the Ravens have a talented offense that has players like Joe Flacco, Steve Smith, Terrance West, Breshaun Perriman, and Mike Wallace. Overall the Jets are gonna take a fat L with a score of 33-13 because their offense and defense simply won’t do well against Baltimore

49ers To Start Kaepernick Against The Bills

So the 49ers controversial QB is set to take the reigns of their offense against the Bills on Sunday. This would be the first time he’s thrown a pass since the preseason due to him recovering from several injuries. Personally I think that they should’ve been started Kaepernick especially with Gabberts bad play. 

It makes since that they decided to switch quarterbacks considering Gabbert is one of the worst quarterbacks in the league (next to Broxk Osweiler and Ryan Fitzpatrick). Kaepernick also restructured his contract with the 49ers which is essentially a 2 years deal. This new contract essentially means that he’s either going to jump ship or Try to get a better deal once the season is over. 

4 Teams That Should Sign WR Markus Wheaton In 2017

So Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton is in the final year of his rookie contact and he had off of a pretty good 2015 campgain most notably his 200+ yard game against the Seahawks. A question many may ask is why would the Steelers let Wheaton leave in free agency, there are a few reasons why but it’ll most likely be because of the amount he can get from another team coupled with the fact that he can be replaced with Eli Rodgers. Wheaton has shown that he could be a capable #1 or even a capable #2, which leads to a small problem…for Pittsburgh and that’s the fact that he can demand a pretty sizable contract which won’t work for them since they have to re-sign Bell and Brown. 

Luckily for Wheaton or rather some Teams he has enough talent and skill to get with another team. So without any further delay here’s 5 possible landing spots for Steelers WR Markus Wheaton. 

4) San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers are a team that seemingly lack many offensive weapons, or possibly it’s their quarter back Blaine Gabbert. Out side of Torry Smith San Francisco doesn’t have any real legitimate receiving threats. If they can get a good QB i.e. Colin Kapernick ( who’s already on their roster) then they’d really be able to burn Defenses with Smith and Wheaton.

3)Kansas City Chiefs 

The Chief’s have a great offense but other than Jeremy Maclin thry don’t have any real threats. Chris Conely is a fine WR but he isn’t good enough to be their #1 should Maclin go down. Wheaton could provide a reliable target for Alex Smith and be their #1 should Maclin get injured.

2) Minnesota Vikings

Now the Vikings have a great offense that includes TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Stephon Diggs, and RB Adrian Peterson. Somehow they’re undefeated with Sam Bradford at the helm, but they still lack some weapons in their receiving corp. Wheaton is more than capable of being their #2 or even taking Diggs spot as the #1. 

1)Tenessee Titans 

The Titans are a tricky  team one game they look good and the next they look like the worst team in the league. The problem mostly stems from their weak offense although their defense isn’t too good either. Wheaton would be able to give Mariota another reliable target that can catch and run and then double as a possession receiver.