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The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:01:49 AM »
Guess it's time to start a new thread for the new season (which officially begins today anyway)..

The Bills have the Panthers former Defensive Coordinator as their new head coach and other free agents are moving from team to team including the Kalils Set to Become First Brothers on Same Offensive Line in 24 Years for the Panthers
Looks like it could be an interesting season :o


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 01:39:38 PM »
Browns receive Brock Osweiler in trade :D :D :D

And Romo is no longer a Cowchip


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 10:04:41 AM »
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Julius Peppers Returning to Panthers
March 10, 2017

Seven seasons after leaving and three years after nearly returning, Julius Peppers is coming home.

According to his agent, the Carolina Panthers’ all-time leader in sacks has agreed to a deal that will let the North Carolina native finish his career where he began. Peppers, the No. 2 pick of the 2002 draft, has since racked up 143.5 sacks, good for fifth on the all-time list.

After bolting Charlotte for Chicago in 2010, Peppers talked to the Panthers about returning in 2014. But the Packers swooped in with a much bigger offer, putting the homecoming on hold.

The Panthers aren’t planning to have Peppers, 37, play a full-time role. He’ll most likely start and see around 20 snaps per game.
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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 10:10:29 AM »
And the Browns released RG III :o


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 10:19:28 AM »
The Skins fire their GM after 2 years but sign Cousins to a Franchise tag worth $24 Mil..
YOU LIKE THAT ???


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 10:33:29 AM »
Bears finally dump Cutler but sign this guy ???


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 07:46:09 AM »
Eagles made a bunch of moves this week, I think most of them were salary cap related, so hopefully there are bigger moves coming. 

They did get Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, not sure about Smith but Jeffery should be a better wide receiver than what we had.


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 07:38:56 PM »
The Bills were able to keep Tyrod Taylor as he was willing to renegotiate his contract. At least they've got a puncher's chance this season.


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 07:47:39 PM »
The Bills were able to keep Tyrod Taylor as he was willing to renegotiate his contract. At least they've got a puncher's chance this season.
Not convinced TT is the right QB but with the former Panthers DC as their new head coach I think the Bills make a run at the playoffs very soon 8)


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 02:30:29 PM »
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Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Corey Brown has a new home.

The fourth-year pro has signed with the Buffalo Bills, the team has announced.

Brown, 25, was formerly an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State who spent the previous three seasons in Carolina largely as the team's fourth receiver. The speedster has caught 79 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns over his career. He had four catches for 80 yards in Super Bowl 50 before exiting with a concussion.

Brown joins Mike Tolbert as the second former Panther to sign with Buffalo this offseason. Brown, who also goes by the nickname 'Philly,' was technically a restricted free agent this offseason for Carolina, but the team didn't tender him an offer, making Brown an unrestricted free agent last Thursday.


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2017, 06:03:04 AM »
Guess it's time to start a new thread for the new season (which officially begins today anyway)..

The Bills have the Panthers former Defensive Coordinator as their new head coach and other free agents are moving from team to team including the Kalils Set to Become First Brothers on Same Offensive Line in 24 Years for the Panthers we provide the best football odds
Looks like it could be an interesting season :o

I hope to see a lot of fascinating moments during this season, too ;)
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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 02:32:26 PM »
Could be confirmed Monday :o
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Oakland Raiders closing in on potential move to Las Vegas

    By Ian Rapoport
    NFL Network Insider
    Published: March 22, 2017 at 04:11 p.m.
    Updated: March 22, 2017 at 04:49 p.m.
 

The Raiders will head into next week's Annual League Meetings in Arizona closing in on a potential move to Las Vegas. Though it's not a full certainty, the expectation is the 32 owners will vote on whether the Las Vegas Raiders is in the NFL's future.

According to several sources informed of their situation, the outlook is positive that the team will get the OK to move -- either next week or at the Spring League Meeting in May. The Raiders will make a presentation, briefly touching on Oakland but mainly selling their vision to the league. The league would also present, then there would be a question-and-answer period. If all goes well, there would be a vote.


There are plenty of issues and news items that came to light after discussing it with those involved:

» The expectation is that the relocation fee for the Raiders move to Las Vegas would be from $325 million to $350 million range. It has not yet been set, another item for next week. It's a hefty price, but a far cry from the Rams' and Chargers' relocation fees of $650 million.

» Though it has not been made public, the Raiders have, in fact, identified a site for the potential new stadium in Las Vegas. The plan is for the new stadium to be adjacent (a mile or two away) from the Strip. The team has an option on the land that runs through the end of the league meetings. If they receive the 24 votes, they'll pick up the option on the land. To the team, that is their urgency.

» It is hard to find many "no" votes for the Raiders' plan to move. The reality is, Oakland has not shown and does not present any real push to keep the team in their city. There is no plan. And while some owners might be hesitant to move a team from a large market to a mid-level market, there is not another viable option. Even if there is a delay in the vote (to May), it will mean nothing about the city of Oakland possibly being an option. It is not. The Vegas market isn't large, but it's tourism is intriguing to several owners.

» The only real roadblock to a "yes" vote next week is that there could be opposition in the room to "why now?" As in, since the Raiders are playing in Oakland for at least the next two seasons, why does the vote have to be now? The team will say it's because their option on the land runs out. At this point, it's hard to find any legitimate and complete opposition to the move.

» If the Raiders receive the requisite votes, it's expected to be conditional based on a few different factors. This is standard (the Rams stadium was conditional based on FAA approval, for instance). There hasn't been a formal recommendation from the relocation committee. That would have to come. And the vote might be subject to a lease being finalized. As far as the financing, that would have to be approved as well. It is considered sound and viable.

» Expect UNLV to have a significant presence on the new stadium, as opposed to simply being someone who plays games there. That means signage and other amenities to show the Runnin' Rebs are partners. In addition, expect a developer to be announced this week for around the stadium, one who has experience working with UNLV.

The Raiders aren't there yet. But based on the way it is heading, the team could end next week with their wheels in motion on a move to Las Vegas.


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Re: The 2017 NFL Season Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 11:57:52 AM »
It's Now Official! :o
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NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas
      
   
    Published: March 27, 2017 at 02:07 p.m.
    Updated: March 27, 2017 at 02:56 p.m.

The Raiders are leaving Oakland again, this time for the neon lights of Las Vegas.

In a decision that would have been hard to fathom not so long ago, NFL owners voted 31-1 on Monday at the Annual League Meeting to approve the Raiders' proposal to relocate to Las Vegas.

The decision comes after years of fruitless efforts by Raiders owner Mark Davis to build a viable stadium in Oakland. The failure to do so, which goes back to Davis' late father Al Davis' stewardship of the team, led to exploring stadium options in Los Angeles and eventually Las Vegas, where Nevada lawmakers approved $750 million in public funding for a new stadium. The Autumn Wind will no longer blow through Raiders games as the team is expected to move into a planned $1.7 billion domed stadium in Las Vegas.

In what is sure to be an awkward process, the Raiders won't be moving immediately. The new stadium in Las Vegas is not expected to be ready until 2020. The Raiders plan to play at the Oakland Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, Davis said in a statement. Davis also expressed openness to staying in Oakland in 2019, although NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league would look into potential venues for 2019. In the meantime, the Raiders will remain the Oakland Raiders.

"My father always said, 'the greatness of the Raiders is in its future,' and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness," Davis said.

This is a surreal moment involving one of the NFL's most iconic franchises, although NFL teams changing cities is sadly becoming routine. The news caps a frenetic 14-month stretch during which three teams announced plans for relocation. The Rams moved from St. Louis back to Los Angeles last year and the Chargers announced their decision to move from San Diego to L.A. in January. Goodell said last week on MMQB Peter King's podcast that leaving Oakland would be "painful."

The pain of not maximizing stadium revenues is perhaps a bigger issue within league circles. The Chargers left San Diego after 57 years because they couldn't solve their stadium dilemma. The Raiders are deserting Oakland for the desert for the same reason.

"The Raiders were born in Oakland and Oakland will always be part of our DNA," Davis said Monday. "We know that some fans will be disappointed and even angry, but we hope that they do not direct that frustration to the players, coaches and staff. We plan to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, and hope to stay there as the Oakland Raiders until the new stadium opens. We would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area."

On Friday, Oakland and Alameda County officials made an 11th-hour effort to persuade NFL owners that they indeed had a feasible stadium plan for the Raiders. In a letter to the league, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf outlined a proposal for a $1.3 billion stadium plan in Oakland that would include public financing. Raiders fans and the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board also made last-ditch pleas to the NFL, citing the Raiders' tradition and growing Oakland market.

Responding to Schaaf, Goodell wrote in a letter that the plan "does not present a proposal that is clear and specific, actionable in a reasonable time frame, and free of major contingencies." He added: "All of these efforts, ours and yours, have not yet identified a viable solution" toward keeping the Raiders in Oakland.

After no stadium solutions could be negotiated in Oakland, Las Vegas emerged as the Raiders' strongest potential destination after Nevada lawmakers approved $750 million in public funding for a new stadium. The Raiders and the NFL will provide $500 million toward stadium construction and Bank of America will contribute additional funding. The move to Vegas comes after the NFL rejected a plan in January 2016 by the Raiders and Chargers to share a stadium in the L.A. suburb of Carson, voting in favor of the Rams' Inglewood stadium project.

By the time Monday's vote arrived, the idea of the Las Vegas Raiders didn't seem so strange. Owners approved relocation by a 30-vote margin, with only the Dolphins voting against the measure. Owner Stephen Ross expressed publc disappointment about the move Sunday to the Bay Area News Group, comparing an NFL team to a utility and cautioning the NFL to consider its legacy in local markets. That message went unheeded, so this promising Raiders squad heads into the great unknown.

The announcement of the Raiders departure, after all, comes at a particularly juicy time in recent Raiders history. 22 years after the team moved back to Oakland following 13 seasons in Los Angeles, the team has finally found a young franchise quarterback to build around. After more than a decade without a winning record, Derek Carr led the Raiders to a 12-4 record in 2016. Buoyed by a strong supporting cast, including pass rusher Khalil Mack and a stout offensive line, the Raiders have a young nucleus that looks ready to compete for a title.

The Raiders franchise has won three Super Bowls and an AFL title in its wandering 57-year history, creating a Raider Nation that goes far beyond the Bay Area's borders. In essence, that's what Davis and the NFL is counting on. That this fan base will continue to travel.

Still, Raiders fans in Oakland have patiently waited a long time for another winner. Now the team has a chance to accomplish something unprecedented in NFL history: Win a Super Bowl for a city just before leaving it.
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