The Dunlap sweepstakes are underway and teams all over the NFL will likely kick the tires on a deal. The three teams mentioned here should realize the opportunity before them to improve their respective defensive lines before free agency actually begins.
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Prescott, 27, was the Cowboys’ 4th-round pick back in 2016. That was the same year the Eagles took Carson Wentz at No. 2 overall. When Wentz was traded to the Colts last month, it made Prescott the longest-tenured starting quarterback in the division.
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Sep 13, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (24) hangs on to the ball after he intercepted a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (12) in the second half of the game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
General manager Scott Fitterer said restructuring deals to "kick money down the road'' is not something he wants to make a habit out of. He also agreed with Rhule that the Panthers will have to remain selective in free agency because the team still has to set aside money for draft picks and injuries during the season.
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Fisher broke the news himself on Instagram, while Ian Rapoport from NFL Network noted that Schwartz will also hit the open market.
One agent who represents a free-agent wide receiver called it "a concern." Another agent said the QB question would come into play "only after the economics factor," adding it could be a tiebreaker. A third agent said it's important for a free agent to pick a team with a supporting cast that will allow him to thrive, pointing to Le'Veon Bell's decision to sign with the Jets in 2019 as an example of what not to do.
Needham’s position with the Dolphins is most secure, but even still he’s an upgradable player and Miami could push him into a depth role and special teams specialist if free agency and the NFL Draft break right.