Once the Raiders brought in former Packers Pro Bowler Jordy Nelson for a Wednesday night visit, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Crabtree’s roster spot was in jeopardy. Nelson promptly signed a two-year deal Thursday afternoon, leading to Crabtree’s release.
Going back to December, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has repeatedly questioned Crabtree’s staying power, citing locker-room issues.
LB Nigel Bradham, Eagles Grade: C Do the Eagles have to let anyone leave after all? It seemed like Bradham was one of the few concessions Philly would have to make to the realities of the salary cap this offseason, but after the Eagles let Bradham hit the market, they were able to bring him back on a whopper of a deal.
The former Bills starter, whom the Eagles signed to a two-year, $7 million deal two seasons ago after hiring former Buffalo defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, signed a five-year, $40 million deal to stick around in Philadelphia.
That amount of money — $8 million per year — is certainly at the high end of the market for linebackers who don’t rush the quarterback.
The 25-year-old caught 50 passes for 357 yards and three touchdowns for the Jets?last season. He stands at 6-6 and weighs in at 262 pounds.??
Seferian-Jenkins was taken in the second round by the Buccaneers in 2014. Tampa Bay cut Seferian-Jenkins in 2016 after he was charged with DUI.
OT Nate Solder is signing with the Giants, per multiple reports.
Analysis: The exodus from New England continues as Big Blue finally reshapes its offensive line. After missing out on Andrew Norwell and watching Weston Richburg depart, the Giants had to make a splash up front. Reports indicate Solder will be the highest-paid left tackle in the NFL now, a reflection of how badly New York needed to address the position after years of struggles with Erick Flowers. The Patriots meanwhile, lose another piece but have shown the ability to find the next man up. – Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz