Raiders, Seahawks agree to terms on Marshawn Lynch trade

The wait is finally over, as the Seahawks and Raiders have a deal to send Marshawn Lynch to Oakland after plenty of rumors. The Raiders confirmed it Wednesday afternoon.

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport, Lynch is expected to be traded to the Raiders on Wednesday, as a contract with the team and trade terms are now in place. The deal involves a swap of late-round draft selections in the 2018 NFL draft.

Lynch will commemorate his new opportunity with the Raiders with an autograph signing and block party in Oakland on Thursday, according to Clarence Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Johnson spent the last two seasons of his career making trips to other AFC South teams in the Colts and Titans. In 2015, He started in 14 of 16 games for the Colts, going just over 500 yards receiving with four touchdowns. This past season, he started three games for the Titans, and had just 85 yards with two touchdowns.

SB Nation’s Louis Bien took a look at Johnson’s career after he announced his retirement in October, and pointed out just how darn good he actually was.

During his peak seasons with the Texans, Johnson had below-average quarterbacks like David Carr, Tony Banks, Sage Rosenfels, Case Keenum, Ryan Lindley, and Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing to him. The best quarterback that ever threw to him was Matt Schaub, who helped the Texans go 12-4 in 2012 with a playoff appearance.

Johnson also hold nearly every receiving record in franchise history, including Cheap Jerseys Supply receptions, yards, touchdowns, and 100-yard games.

The gesture by the team to let him retire a Texan is a good one, and necessary based Cheap Jerseys Paypal Free Shipping on the production he brought for so many years to the city of Houston.

Mixon was not invited to the Combine due to the incident

Many teams are debating whether they’ll even consider the Oklahoma running back who was charged after an appalling 2014 incident in which he punched a woman.

Mixon was not invited to the Combine due to the incident, and he has been in damage control mode during his pre-draft visits. He has been apologetic in press conferences and interviews. But, even Cheap Jerseys Shop though Mixon avoided jail time via a plea deal — he was suspended for the 2014 college football season — the assault was captured on video. It will follow him throughout his NFL career and his life.

NFL teams want to avoid PR nightmares, and they don’t want to babysit a player whose character has been proven questionable. There’s a fine line when it comes to dealing with such cases, but those that involve domestic violence cross the line.

During my time with the Vikings and Titans, a player like Mixon would get a blue dot for character concerns next to his name on our draft boards. In most cases, I believe in second chances after people are punished for major mistakes. But in a case like this — a brutal assault on a woman — I would not draft the player. Mixon would be taken off our board completely.

That won’t necessarily stop them from thinking about Clemson’s Mike Williams or Western Michigan’s Corey Davis as early as No. 12, right along with Howard. A smarter plan might be waiting until No. 52 or No. 65, where Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp, East Carolina’s Zay Jones and USC’s JuJu Smith-Schuster are among the standout options.

Although running back, Fournette or otherwise, is a longshot in the first round, the position should also be in play for the second and third rounds, where Cleveland has been tied to controversial Oklahoma prospect Joe Mixon. The Browns also could wait until Day 3 and target Oklahoma’s Samaje Perrine, Texas’ D’Onta Foreman or Clemson’s Wayne Gallman. Expect Cleveland to come away with a good complementary prospect from each Cheap Jerseys Soccer position.