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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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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. 

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. 

Steelers Sign QB Zach Mettenberger

According Steelers.com the steelers have claimed ex Titans QB Zach Mettenberger off waivers to add depth to the quarterback position. The signing of Mettenberger could possibly mean that Landry Jones could be on his way out the door. Mettenberger’s play style is very similar to Roethlisberger’s meaning that he should fit into the Steelers offense pretty easily.  They also placed Bruce Gradkowski on IR.

According to Yahoo Sports the Steelers have restructured Antonio Brown’s contract giving him $10.26 million in 2016, unfortunately he didn’t get any extra years added but he will get extra years next year.

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5 QB Options For The Vikings 

On light of the Teddy Bridgewater injury the Vikings are now left without a decent QB so they’ll have to sign a QB or trade for one. Luckily there are quote a few options out there for them to choose from.

5) Zach Mettenberger- FA

The former Titans QB had a good skillset that should allow him tho have side success in Minnesota should he be signed. Mettenberger should also be somewhat cheap to sign.

4) Chad Henne- Jags Backup QB

The Jags backup QB he has experience and the skills and leadership to get the Vikings to at least a .500 record. They could trade a 5th round pick or some depth players to aquire him

4) Matt Cassel- FA

The former Viking Cassel should be familiar with the staff and players giving him some chemistry which would help him some.

3) Josh McCown Browns Backup QB

One of the best QBs in the league last season until he got injured, which is quite an accomplishment considering that he played for the Browns. McCown would only be a short term solution given that he’s 36 and may only have 2-4 years left in his career.

2) Colin Kaepernick- 49ers QB

Chances are that Colin won’t be the 49ers starting QB this season so he could be on the chopping block. A big plus is that he’s a mobile QB which fits in their system. The trade would also work for Kaepernick because it would allow him to stay over with a new team.

1) AJ McCarron- Bengals Backup QB

Most likely the best QB they can draft they would have to trade for him, possibly a 1st round pick along with some players. If the Bengals demand that it would still be worth it since McCarron had proved that he can play and chances are that Bridgewater’s career is over at this point so they’ll need a QB badly.

Can Dak Prescott Keep The Cowboys Playoff Bound

Oh how the cowboys have problems, this latest one being that Tony Romo is gonna be out for 6-10 weeks. If you remember anything about last season you’ll remember that “dem boys” went 4-12 mainly because Romo was out due to injuries. The fact that Romo it’s going to be out for an extended period of time should something to worry about. To me Prescott seems a bit average from what I’ve seen of him.

Prescott should do just fine once he gets settled in their offense. Another thing that should help him ease in it’s Ezekiel Elliot who was pretty damn impressive and should be aforce to reckon with, one thing to notice is that he won’t last long if he takes hots the way he did against Kam Chancellor. Another big help is that he has one of the best WR’s in the league in Dez Bryant and a pretty decent #2 in Terrance Williams along with his O-line and depth at RB. 

One of the biggest deterrents is going to be him adjusting to the NFL’s elite corners and more physical front 7’s. If he doesn’t learn how to read defenses well and sniff out disguises he’ll be throwing a lot of picks. Overall he can get the Cowboys to the playoffs but by the graces of a pretty weak division. 

Cowboys 2016 Record

10-5-1