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By: MarkSP18

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Feelin Funky!

The weekend is here and hopefully everyone is enjoying themselves or have plans to!

The NFL Combine starts on February 27th.

Here is link to the schedule

Here is a list of players by position

Only 223 out of 324 combine invites in 2022 were drafted.

Since our last Open Thread …

Vikings re-sign two exclusive rights free agents

Za’Darius Smith puts his Minnesota house up for sale

Source: The Eagles’ and Vikings’ trade conditions for Jalen Reagor

The statistical benchmarks are now known. Per a source, the fifth-round pick will become a fourth-round pick if Reagor achieves any of the following benchmarks either in 2022 or 2023:
40 receptions
500 receiving yards
5 touchdowns
In 2022, Reagor had 8 catches for 104 yards and 1 TD, so he did not reach any of those benchmarks.


First some moves …
Cap Space: ($23,674,174)
Trade Cook: Saves $5,898,727
Trade Z. Smith to Browns for 4.125: Saves $12,156,861


Cut Kendricks: Saves $9,500,000
Cut Ham: Saves $3,050,000
Cut Reed: Saves $2,500,000
Cut Thielen: Saves $6,417,647
Cut Smith: Saves $7,379,999


Restructure O’Neill: Saves $6,000,000


Extend Hockenson 4 yr 58M: Saves $5,000,000
Extend Hunter 4 yr 88M: Costs ($5,000,000)
Extend Jefferson 4 yr 130M: Costs ($7,000,000)
Extend Shelley 2 yr 6M: Costs ($1,350,000)
Extend DePaola 2 yr 2.875M: Costs ($693,579)
Extend Schlottmann 2 yr 2.875M: Costs (545K)


Sign CB Byron Murphy 3 yr 25,5M: Costs ($2,630,000)
Sign LB Azeez Al-Shaair 2 yr 9M: Costs ($2,130,000)
Remaining Cap Space: $15,204,648
2024 Cap Space: $94,419,562


In this plan, they could release Hicks before the season and save 5M but that is kind of cheesy to do to the man. Also, I think they should sign Tomlinson which is not in this plan but his 7.5M cap hit (dead money) is included. And, of course, this plan does not touch Cousins’ deal.

Trade Partner: Cleveland Browns
Sent: Za’Darius Smith
Received: Round 4 Pick 24
Trade Partner: Buffalo Bills
Sent: Dalvin Cook
Received: Round 5 Pick 3
Trade Partner: Dallas Cowboys
Sent: Round 1 Pick 23
Received: Round 1 Pick 26; Round 4 Pick 27
Trade Partner: Kansas City Chiefs
Sent: Round 3 Pick 24
Received: Round 3 Pick 32, Round 4 Pick 32
Trade Partner: Las Vegas Raiders
Sent: Round 4 Pick 32
Received: Round 5 Pick 7, Round 6 Pick 27
Trade Partner: Houston Texans
Sent: Round 5 Pick 41
Received: Round 6 Pick 11, Round 7 Pick 20

26: R1 P26 DL Keion White – Georgia Tech 6’4.6 286

95: R3 P32 S Sydney Brown – Illinois 5’10” 213

119: R4 P17 QB Jake Haener – Fresno State 6’0” 208

126: R4 P24 RB Kenny McIntosh – Georgia 5’11.7” 210

129: R4 P27 LB DeMarvion Overshown – Texas 6’2.3 220

139: R5 P3 G Atonio Mafi – UCLA 6’2.6 338

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143: R5 P7 C Juice Scruggs – Penn State 6’2.6” 308

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 12 Maryland at Penn State
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160: R5 P24 CB Jakorian Bennett – Maryland 5’10.3 193

188: R6 P11 WR Andrei Iosivas – Princeton 6’2.7” 212

204: R6 P27 DL Moro Ojomo – Texas 6’2.4” 293

NCAA Football: Texas at Oklahoma
Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

239: R7 P20 DL Brodric Martin – Western Kentucky 6’4.5” 337 Boca Raton Bowl - Western Kentucky v Appalachian State
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Originally posted on Daily Norseman