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Trades and new signings highlight the upcoming NFL season

“Well it is great to see you in the update room Commander Timmy,” stated the Captain. What do you think about the new Alliance of American Football or the (AAF)? Great thing about free enterprise and entrepreneurship is that if offers consumers alternatives.

An alternative that has not been granted to football fans since the creation of the United States Football League or USFL. Even though it lasted only four seasons, we received great players from them like Kurt Warner and Hershell Walker. Even though the AAF is similar to the NFL, there are some differences. In the Alliance of American Football there are no kickoffs, the ball in placed on the 25-yard line.

There are no extra points; you must try a 2-point conversion. You are allowed to sack the quarterback without fear of penalties. It not only allows players who are out of football due to injuries or waivered. Like former Alabama Heisman Trophy RB Trent Richardson a chance to revive his career. Speaking of reviving careers in the AAF, the San Antonio Commanders release their rights of QB Johnny Manziel to the Memphis Express. Manziel will be under the tutelage of former Forty Niner Coach and legendary linebacker Mike Singletary. Even former NFL coaches are reviving his coaching careers in the new league.  “Even though Manziel is currently banned from the Canadian Football League, I bet he will sell a lot of box seats in Memphis,” stated our guru Timmy.

In order to improve popularity of the new league the AAF reached out to former Niners QB Colin Kaepernick but he declined the invitation.  Kaepernick did come under fire by sportscasters and radio hosts for accepting a settlement from the NFL concerning his collusion case. A settlement that had an undisclosed amount included Panthers CB Eric Reid. As we stated this time of the year is a free agency frenzy as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agreed to a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. Meanwhile former Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill will back up Titans QB Marcus Mariota. “That move makes sense, stated our guru, because Mariota has a tendency to get injured and so does Tannehill. Hanging up his cleats after ten seasons is Saints Center Max Unger of the New Orleans Saints.

It’s out with the old and in with the new as the Oakland Raiders release their longest tenured player OT Donald Penn. Instead the Raiders signed Trent Brown to a 4-year deal worth $66 million dollars. It looks like a lot of teams will have new faces on their rosters this season Commander, I will continue with highlights. Major head-turning news as the Pittsburgh Steelers trade All-Pro WR Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders for a third and fifth round pick. Meanwhile former teammate RB LeVeon Bell ended his one year holdout and is now a New York Jet with a $55.2 million dollar deal over a four-year span.

Hanging in there is Bengals TE Tyler Eifert who signed a one-year deal. “Many fans wondered why the Bengals did that,” stated the Captain, but when he is healthy he ignites the Bengals offense.” Another mega deal was signed as former Philadelphia Eagles and Super Bowl MVP QB Nick Foles. Noles signed an $88 million dollar deal over four years with the Jacksonville Jaguars. You may remember former Seahawk Safety Earl Thomas giving “the bird” as he left the game with a broken leg in an air cast. However, the Baltimore Ravens seen his worth signing him to a $55 million dollar deal for four years.

Speaking of the Ravens, they traded their former quarterback Joe Flacco for a fourth round pick to the Denver Broncos. Bronco’s former starter Case Keenam would later be shipped off to Washington. Addressing some defensive issues the Broncos acquired CB Kareem Jackson from the Texans and CB Bryce Callahan from the Bears. The undrafted free agent Callahan will receive $21 million dollars with a ten million dollar guarantee. On the offensive side, former first rounder OT JeWaun James was acquired from the Miami Dolphins.

The End Zone’s surprise team pick the Cleveland Browns predictions over the past three seasons is catching the attention of the league. Cleveland is expected to take the AFC North Division with the addition of former Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. In short, the Giants will receive the seventeenth overall pick in this year’s draft. Another critical addition to the Browns offense is the acquisition of former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt. Hunt was waived by the Chiefs after the TMZ video shown him assaulting a woman. Initially, Hunt denied the incident which earned him an eight game suspension recently.

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