NFL Recent Player News
|3/15/2018||Tyler Eifert, Cin, TE|
|The Bengals agreed to a one-year deal with Eifert on Thursday.
Analysis: Eifert has been hurt through much of his five-year career in Cincinnati. He was sidelined for half of the 2016 season because of an ankle injury and a problem with a disc in his back that required surgery. He aggravated his back early last season and went on an injury list after two games. Eifert has also had a dislocated elbow, a shoulder injury and a torn ankle ligament during his career.
|3/15/2018||Michael Crabtree, Bal, WR|
|The Oakland Raiders are shuffling wide receivers, signing free agent Jordy Nelson and releasing Crabtree.
Analysis: Crabtree's numbers went down in 2017. After having 89 receptions for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016, he slipped to 58 catches, 618 yards and eight scores last season.
|3/15/2018||Dontari Poe, Car, DT|
|A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers and Poe have agreed on a three-year, $28 million deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the Panthers have not announced the move.
Analysis: The 27-year-old Poe played five seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and went to two Pro Bowls after being selected with the 11th overall pick in the NFL draft in 2012. Poe spent last season with the Falcons and played in 16 games and had 39 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and two passes defensed. The 6-foot-3, 346-pound Poe is considered a "space eater" who'll take the place of Star Lotulelei, who signed on Wednesday with the Buffalo Bills.
|3/15/2018||Donte Moncrief, Jax, WR|
|Moncrief signed a one-year, $7 million contract with Jacksonville on Thursday.
Analysis: Moncrief had 152 receptions for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns in four years with the Colts. He missed 11 games the last two years because of shoulder and ankle injuries.
|3/15/2018||Jason McCourty, NE, CB|
|The McCourty twins are back together. The Cleveland Browns traded Jason McCourty to the New England Patriots on Thursday, reuniting him with his brother, Devin. The Browns also sent a seventh-round pick to the Patriots to get a sixth-rounder in return.
Analysis: Jason McCourty, 30, spent one season in Cleveland after eight with Tennessee. He started 14 games and led the Browns with three interceptions and made 65 tackles, the most for any player in the secondary. Devin McCourty has spent all eight years of his NFL career with the Patriots.
|3/15/2018||Jordy Nelson, Oak, WR|
|The Raiders are giving Nelson a two-year, $15 million deal.
Analysis: Nelson should provide an excellent target for Derek Carr and both should be motivated to prove that their disappointing 2017 seasons were aberrations.
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