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Mel Kiper Jr.’s comments about Josh Allen highlight terrible double standard against Lamar Jackson

On Wednesday, Mel Kiper Jr., with a straight face, lauded Wyoming product Josh Allen for improving his throwing mechanics and accuracy during the pre-draft process. While doing so, he legitimately said of completion percentage and accuracy issues, That’s history now.

It’s worth pointing out that he also recently said that pro days don’t matter. But back to his comment about Allen, it’s pretty easy to be accurate when there’s no pressure in your face.

Watson then signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 2016. He missed his entire first season in the Charmed City due to a torn Achilles. In 2017, Watson corralled 61 receptions for 522 yards and four TDs.

Entering his 15th NFL season, Watson rejoins Brees on a New Orleans team poised to make another playoff run. The Saints attempted to bring back Jimmy Graham in free agency. After striking out, they settled for the trusty Watson instead. The Saints add Watson to a tight end corps currently comprised of Coby Fleener, Josh Hill, Michael Hoomanawanui, Garrett Griffin and Alex Ellis.

While the Giants have said over and over that their intention is to sign Beckham to an extension, it appears they have reservations about not only paying a wide receiver low-end quarterback money, but also to a player who they seemingly don’t trust to be a franchise-level man. Now that we’ve established the Giants’ apparent reasoning for reportedly listening to offers for Beckham – including one from the Los Angeles Rams which included their first-round pick – let’s pick it apart. Firstly, there is literally no argument for trading Beckham from an on-field standpoint, so we’ll be brief.

The Giants’ offense – and quarterback Eli Manning especially – are simply better when Beckham is on the field. Manning has a passer rating close to that of Joe Montana’s career average when playing with Beckham, but transforms into essentially Chad Henne without him. broncos_011-500x500

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NFL free agency: Best players available at each position

The 2018 NFL free agency market was active well before free agency officially began at the start of the league year Wednesday. That means the majority of this year’s top free agents have been signed.

But a handful of solid free agents remain available on the market, ready to be signed to a new team.

If the Bills don’t think Mayfield is worthy of being their franchise QB and the Cardinals move out of the way from No. 15 to go up and get Allen, then it’s down to the Ravens and Chargers at teams that potentially could sneak away with Lamar Jackson as a QB to groom for the future. But because Baltimore and Los Angeles are in AFC contention mode, Buffalo probably can feel secure about Jackson being a strong fallback plan.

With Darnold to the Browns and Rosen to the Jets looking more like QB-team fits, pick Nos. 2, 4 and 5 create serious danger for the Bills to get stuck without a real QB choice at No. 12. While Mayfield is the wild card, Allen’s strong arm makes him the first ace out of the hole.

Allen would be the greater attraction for the Bills to target with such a high pick. Their getting equally aggressive for Mayfield would be surprising.

Restricted free agent Chris Boswell signed his second-round tender Thursday, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports. The Steelers still hope to sign Boswell to a long-term deal.

In the meantime, Boswell is due to make $2.914 million this season.

Boswell, 27, signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Houston cut him out of the preseason but signed him to the practice squad for a week.

He spent time with the Giants in the offseason and preseason in 2015 before catching on with the Steelers in October of that season.

Corbin has gone 5-7 with a 3.33 ERA in 19 games (17 starts) overall against the Giants. He has had less success (1-4 with a 4.61 ERA) in seven starts in San Francisco.texans_030

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