Keeping Sammy Watkins would have been nice, but the market has a way of ripping players with upside away at big financial risk.
The Rams can’t afford to take a step back offensively around Jared Goff, though, so looking to a deep wideout market is key as the offseason continues.
Then again, it’s been an odd market, with guys like Paul Richardson and Ryan Grant getting big deals. But with options for free agents drying up, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Rams to look to Terrelle Pryor or Jordan Matthews for help.
Losing the trio of Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford wasn’t a big deal, especially when the endgame was landing Kirk Cousins. The Vikings should feel just fine about their offense, as rookie breakout back Dalvin Cook will make his return and Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs will pace the passing attack.
More beef in the defensive trenches was a good idea, too. That explains why they brought Sheldon Richardson aboard on a one-year deal, according to Schefter.
Minnesota should now turn back to its offense and gobble up some talent in the offensive trenches.
Guys along the line are getting paid huge money this offseason, and good depth isn’t something teams should put a price tag on at this point. Someone like Cameron Fleming or Matt Slauson could do the trick.
Martin, who was due to make nearly $7 million in 2018, started the season with three games remaining on a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances in 2016.
He then was benched in favor of second-year back Peyton Barber for the final three games of the 2017 season and was a healthy scratch in Week 15 for violating a team rule.
He entered a drug rehabilitation program and was suspended for the final game of the 2016 season.
Because Martin engaged in conduct detrimental to the team, the Bucs were no longer on the hook for any of the guaranteed money from the five-year, $35.75 million deal he signed before that season.