Tyler Eifert will not be leaving Cincinnati. Instead, the Bengals will hang onto him via one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
Injuries have limited Eifert for much of his career, but when he’s been available, he’s been one of the NFL’s top red zone threats. The Bengals appear to be keen on seeing if their former first-round pick can stay healthy.
The move:?Former Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata agrees to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.
Analysis:?As if the defending champions’ line wasn’t scary enough, how about adding a 335-pound five-time Pro Bowl selection? Ngata is 34, but he can be used in limited capacity behind Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan, with newly acquired defensive end Michael Bennett also occasionally crashing in on the inside.?
“Absolutely,” Mayfield said. “I feel like I’ve put myself in a good spot here to be considered the best quarterback in the draft, no matter the height question or if people question the character. I think all these meetings have been great for me. I put myself in a good spot. It’s kind of interesting to think about: Before the season they had me at a third- or fourth-round grade, and now it’s improved a little bit.”
The two-year, $36 million question is simple: Will Keenum be the guy the league valued as something close to a replacement-level passer last offseason, or the quarterback who finished fourth in passer rating and second in Total QBR ? Answering it is much more complicated.
When I wrote about Keenum’s breakout campaign, I wondered how much of what we saw was Keenum taking a step forward, and how much was being placed in a favorable situation for success.
Superficially, the Broncos and Vikings have some offensive similarities, but Denver shades a tick worse across the board.