Tyrod Taylor is traded to the Cleveland Browns for a 3rd round draft pick. Buffalo continues to stock pile picks for this upcoming draft:

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The Buffalo Bills were waiting for the right time to trade Tyrod Taylor and it was the perfect moment today after Cleveland landed Jarvis Landry. With the Browns solidifying their receivers they needed a QB who could come in and sure up the position a bit. Buffalo capitalized on that need and shipped out their former starter for a 3rd round draft pick. That’s a pretty good deal for the Bills because they got maximum value for a player they were essentially done with. Now Sean McDermott and the Bills front office will have 6 draft picks in the first three rounds (2 firsts, 2 seconds, 2 thirds). Ultimately that’s going to go a long way in improving this roster and Buffalo could go back to the playoffs again next season. There’s also been rumors that this team (Buffalo) has been pursuing a trade for Eagles back up Quarterback Nick Foles. He would be a great fit for this organization and would give them a much needed upgrade under center. If they can’t swing that Foles trade though the Bills have to consider selecting Lamar Jackson with one of their two 1st round picks. If this team goes Jackson at 21 and then Will Hernandez (guard) out of UTEP with the 25th pick. That would help this offense put more points on the board on Sundays and remember the Bills only chalked up 3 points in the playoff game against the Jags. Clearly that lack of scoring output is the weakness of this ball club and by getting a playmaker at quarterback and a rock solid offensive lineman the Bills can become much more potent offensively. These moves would also leave those next four draft picks to address the defense. Between the draft and free agency Buffalo could be looking pretty good by next season. Especially if they play their cards right.

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Jarvis Landry is traded to Cleveland for two undisclosed draft picks. The Browns now have Jarvis Landry, Corey Coleman, and Josh Gordon as their wide receivers:

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The Cleveland Browns pulled off a blockbuster trade for Miami Dolphins Receiver Jarvis Landry today. Landry and his $16 million dollar contract will head to Northern Ohio for the veteran wide out’s 5th pro  season. This is a huge acquisition for Hue Jackson because now he has weapons on the outside that can pose a serious threat to opposing defenses. Together the trio of Jarvis Landry, Corey Coleman, and Josh Gordon are one of the better groups in the entire league. That makes this franchise a much better option for some of the free agents QBs on the market and what if the Browns signed Kirk Cousins? That would make this offense very dynamic and then Saquon Barkley could be selected with the number 1 pick in the draft. Suddenly Cleveland’s a team that’s on the cusp of making the playoffs and that’s a serious step in the right direction considering the Browns have 1 win in the last two seasons. Even if Cousins doesn’t come it feels like Barkley is going to be there next fall and that means this offense is going to extremely potent. What if this team went Barkley at 1 and then selected Baker Mayfield with the 4th overall selection? Mayfield could put together some plays with Landry, Coleman, Gordon, and Barkley as the cast around him. All of these scenarios are possible because of the addition of Jarvis Landry and this is the perfect piece to the puzzle. Yea the price is high at $16 million per year and two draft picks (both between the 3rd and 7th round). At the same time though the Browns are a much better football team after bringing in last year’s reception leader (Landry, 114 catches). It’s not just Landry’s ability to catch the ball that makes Cleveland tougher. It’s also his competitive spirit which sets the tone for the other guys in that locker and there’s no doubt this was a good move. The dog pound should end up loving it.

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Which player could give a team more run production in 2018? Frank Gore or DeMarco Murray?

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With the Tennessee Titans parting ways with veteran Running Back DeMarco Murray it will be interesting to see where Murray winds up next? We’ve talked all off-season about how the Lions, Dolphins, Bengals, Cardinals and Redskins need to upgrade their running game and Murray could be a solution for one of these teams. If Murray isn’t the best choice those five organizations have to seriously consider Frank Gore despite the fact that he’s 34 years old. Gore rushed for 961 yards and 3 touchdowns compared to Murray’s 659 yards and 6 TDs. So the GMs in the league have to acknowledge the 13th year pro (Gore) is still a viable option. Which brings us to the next question, could Gore be a better player than DeMarco Murray in 2018? Murray is 30 years old so it’s not like he’s a player in his early 20s but it’s very possible the former Titan’s best days are behind him. At the same time though Murray might go to another team and flourish in a lead back role. Even though he lost his job to Derrick Henry in Nashville it’s possible Tennessee just preferred the power back’s (Henry’s) running style. However you have to believe if Murray was better than Henry he would been on the field more often. Spending a couple million on Gore is quite possibly a better option than Murray because this guy hasn’t show any signs of slowing down despite aging well past the 30 years old mark where most RBs lose a step. Then if Gore does have another big year that team could turn around and bring him back on another one year deal in 2019. If you’re the Dolphins or Lions that’s an option which must be weighed. Every front office would prefer to go with a younger player but sometimes you need bring in the most competent tailback regardless of their age.

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The Rams will boast the strongest cornerback tandem in all of football with the additions of Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters:

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The Los Angeles Rams made a splash when they traded for Marcus Peters. That brought the best cornerback in all of football to Hollywood but LA didn’t stop there. The Rams recently traded for the Broncos’ Aqib Talib. Talib is a five time Pro Bowler and he is familiar with Wade Phillips’ defensive scheme because the two spent time together in Denver. Landing just one of these two player would have gave this organization a huge boost in the secondary but to land both of them means the Rams will have the best cornerback tandem in all of football. That title formerly belonged to the Jacksonville Jaguars but A.J Bouye didn’t play like an elite corner when he was matched up against Antonio Brown in the playoffs. That has to drop the Jaguars a little bit in rank and it’s safe to say Peters and Talib are better than Ramsey/ Bouye. Wade Phillips will really be able to dial up some blitz packages now that his two corners can flourish in man to man coverage. Just a few days ago we were worried if Los Angeles was trading away too much talent but give General Manager Les Snead some credit for turning things around quickly. On top of all these good moves the Rams NFC West nemesis the Seattle Seahawks seems to be unraveling after trading away Michael Bennett. That’s going to open the door for Sean McVay’s team (Rams) to really extend the lead in this division. Right now it feels like San Francisco is the biggest threat to Los Angeles. However you have to feel Peters and Talib will completely blanket the 49ers wide outs. Jimmy Garoppolo will also be overwhelmed by the pressure Phillips is going to fire at him. Talent wise, the Rams are the standard of the NFC West and that should result in a lot of wins.

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The Denver Broncos / Case Keenum rumors are starting to heat up. Don’t be surprised if Denver ends up going that route:

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There’s been a lot of rumors floating around that the Denver Broncos could end up signing Case Keenum if they don’t land Kirk Cousins. With the Vikings making a serious push for Cousins, it’s very possible that John Elway has to settle for Keenum. The truth however is that might not be such a bad thing at all considering the Broncos will save a ton of money. It’s been rumored that Cousins could get around $28 million to $30 million dollars a year. Case Keenum on the other hand could probably be signed for half of that annually ($15 million). That’s going to leave Denver with extra funds to spare which could be used to upgrade other areas of their roster. That’s not the only alarming thing between Cousins and Keenum either. If you look at both players’ stats you’ll see how close they were in 2017. Cousins threw for 4,093 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. Keenum threw for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. After reviewing those numbers you have to question whether Cousins is worth that extra $15 million per season? Another thing that really jumps out at you it’s the fact that Case Keenum rarely turns the ball over and that can be so valuable to an organization’s success. John Elway, Von Miller, and the rest of the Broncos might have been openly campaigning for Kirk Cousins. However sometimes not getting what you wished for can be a blessing too. If Denver ultimately chooses to go with Keenum they’re getting a player who does have some savvy to his game. Some doubters might state that Case Keenum was the reason Minnesota couldn’t beat the Eagles. Keep in mind Case Keenum was also the reason the Vikings went to the playoffs and made it all the way to the NFC Championship game. If the Broncos end up with Keenum that’s still an upgrade over what they have and the veteran QB might even go to the Mile High City and surprise some people.

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