Stewart averaged a career-low 3.4 yards per carry in 2017, and the 10-year Panther will turn 31 in March. His saving grace might end up being his nose for the end zone (7 more TDs) and more sentimentality from the team. This feels 50-50. We say he stays, as the team might trim center Ryan Kail and defensive end Charles Johnson for bigger savings, instead.
OK, Crabtree technically has never been to a Pro Bowl, but as a 2016 alternate, he has the feel of these other guys. Although he matched his 2016 TD catch mark with 8 more in ’17, Crabtree saw his catches (89 to 58) and yards (1,003 to 618) decrease dramatically. He also contributed to some team dysfunction issues. He won’t be part of the Mika Zibanejad Jersey second Gruden era in Oakland.
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Miami Dolphins Authentic Jersey While the club has invested high draft picks on bolstering its defensive front, it has yet to pay off in the pass rush. Elvis Dumervil, a 33-year-old free agent pickup, led the team with 6.5 sacks while former first-round choices Solomon Thomas, DeForest Buckner, and Arik Armstead combined for 7.5. There’s a lot of talent in that trio, which helps provide the basis of a stout run defense. But they’ll have to create more pressure to make life easier for a young, oft-injured, and underperforming secondary.
It might be in Ryan’s best interest to wait it and out and see what a quarterback such as free agent Kirk Cousins receives following the Garoppolo deal. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers is set for a new lucrative deal, too, and likely will top them all.
The Browns got an exceptional season from Duke Johnson as their primary pass-catching back. Isaiah Crowell finished well as the early-down power back. But with Johnson becoming a free agent in 2019 and unsigned Crowell set to walk, the team should turn to a more feature approach at the position vs. a predictable, situational committee.
The Browns for some reason are reluctant to use Johnson more often even though he operates at the quick pace of an extra wide receiver in the backfield. Given the team’s struggles in the slot, it might be the time to execute the position switch for Johnson. That would make sense with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who got good slot results in Pittsburgh.