The Eagles are signing veteran wide receiver Markus Wheaton, according to a league source.
Wheaton, 27, played last season with the Chicago Bears. He finished with only three catches in 11 games. Before going to Chicago, he spent four years as a contributor for the Pittsburgh Steelers, starting 22 games.
Denver Broncos I specifically remember writing about the fact cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was ranked on the NFL’s Top 100 Players list in 2017, and a year later here we are again. One of the founding fathers of the No Fly Zone has been one of the premiere cornerbacks in the NFL for years now, and at only 28 years old he’s still in his prime.
The Broncos kept benefiting from an odd class, too. Wideout Courtland Sutton out of SMU fell to them in the second round, and he’ll get the nod opposite Demaryius Thomas, enabling Emmanuel Sanders to work out of the slot. It’s a perfect schematic situation for Keenum, though it won’t work if the 6’3, 218-pound rookie can’t adapt quickly to win engagements on the outside.
Then there’s third-round pick Royce Freeman.
Freeman, 6’0 and 229 pounds, rushing for 1,475 yards and 16 touchdowns last year. He scored 16 or more times in three of his four collegiate seasons. He needs to be ready to act as the every-down back after the Broncos parted ways with C.J. Anderson.
There are few teams relying more on rookies in key spots than the Broncos.
What could have been? Instead of waiting and drafting Brock Osweiler or Russell Wilson, Pat Shurmur used his two first-round picks in the 2012 NFL Draft to get Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden in the first round. The second pick was part of the 2011 deal with Atlanta that Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys allowed the Falcons to grab Julio Jones with the No. 6 pick.
Does it matter? Few people guessed Wilson would be this good or that Osweiler would cash in on his time as a backup, but it still hurts on some level when you consider Weeden had a 5-15 record between 2012-13. He also was 29 years old when the Browns drafted Cheap Dog Jerseys him.