“We’ve got to build this team through the draft and that’s where we’re at. We were able to add some more draft capital,” said Beane of the two trades, via BuffaloBills.com. “Tyrod, I thought we got good value for that, but he’s a good player. He’s worth it. It’s a win-win and we wish Tyrod the best. Then Cordy the same thing. Our short time with Cordy he was battling some things. We saw a good return on moving him and it also gave us some cap relief.”
“We had to fill holes in free agency, but I like to build through the draft,” Beane added. “We got good return on (Taylor and Glenn). We also got cap gain this year and again this has been a two-year process that I talked to Terry and Kim (Pegula) about when I got the job to clean the cap up. The cap was a mess. So 2019 and 2020 we’re in a lot better position there than we are now.”
- Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins plan to use William Hayes at both defensive end and defensive tackle, helping to replace Ndamukong Suh’s snaps.
- Jackson says that the Dolphins are comfortable with Hayes, Jordan Phillips and Davon Godchaux but know they need to add someone.
- While there are some notable free agents out there, Jackson believes it’s possible they may wait until this summer to bring anyone in.
- Another position where Miami could use some help is at linebacker and Jackson writes that it’s possible they could use an early pick on a linebacker prospect such as Georgia’s Roquan Smith, Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds, Boise State’s Leighton Vander Esch, Alabama’s Rashaan Evans or South Carolina State’s Darius Leonard.
- Jackson lists NaVorro Bowman, Conner Barwin, Kevin Minter, Junior Galette, Pernell McPhee, Michael Wilhoite and Paul Worrilow as free agent possibilities.
Ravens DT Brandon Williams is dealing with an eye disease called keratoconus that happens to be a degenerative disorder which warps the corneas and can potentially cause blindness if left untreated.
While there is no cure for the condition, the good news is that it can be controlled with surgery, which Williams underwent before the 2017 season.
“It started to hinder my seeing the board when we went over plays, so I had to get it fixed,” Williams explained, via the Associated Press. “Once it starts messing with your craft, your career, you definitely have to put your attention on that before you do anything else.”
“I can do everything I used to do,” Williams said. “Nothing is stopping me.