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With Super Bowl 50 a distant memory and the combine in the books, 32 NFL teams are tu
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With Super Bowl 50 a distant memory and the combine in the books, 32 NFL teams are tu
With Super Bowl 50 a distant memory and the combine in the books, 32 NFL teams are turning their attention to one of the most important dates in the calendar year – the beginning of free agency. Wholesale Basketball Shoes . For 31 of those teams, the 2015 season ended in disappointment and free agency offers an opportunity to address the weaknesses on their roster which made them fall short. Ins & outs Live blog with all the latest news The Denver Broncos closed out the season as champions but general manager John Elway may have more work to do than anyone with a host of key players set to hit the market. At 5pm (GMT) on March 7, NFL teams are permitted to enter into contract negotiations with agents of pending unrestricted free agents. At 5pm (GMT) on March 9, the 2016 league year and free agency period officially begin and contracts with players can be signed. Here is what each team in the AFC will be looking to accomplish...Baltimore Ravens Ravens wont want to lose Kelechi Osemele (left) Biggest Need: Cornerback. The Ravens need help in the secondary. They managed just six interceptions last season, ranking last in the NFL. Lardarius Webb is transitioning from cornerback to free safety and Baltimore need to find someone to start opposite Jimmy Smith.Free agent to keep: Kelechi Osemele is one of better guards in the NFL and is also capable of playing either tackle spot. That makes him a highly valuable commodity in free agency but it is important for Baltimore to try and keep him, given the uncertainty surrounding the future of left tackle Eugene Monroe.Free agent to target: The Ravens have limited cap space and will not be shopping at the sharp end of the market. Rashad Johnson was tied for the Arizona Cardinals lead in interceptions last season with five and could give Baltimore a ball-hawking presence at the back end of their secondary.Buffalo Bills Could Greg Hardy (left) bring some fighting spirit to Buffalo? Biggest Need: Defensive end. The Bills were supposed to have one of the NFLs best defensive lines in 2015 but the unit underperformed, managing only 21 sacks - good for 31st in the league. Mario Williams was cut and Buffalo will have to replace him.Free agent to keep: Cordy Glenn has emerged as one of the NFLs better left tackles in his four seasons in the NFL and the Bills need to work out a long-term extension after applying the franchise tag to him.Free agent to target: Would Rex Ryan take a high risk, high reward gamble on troubled defensive end Greg Hardy? He would be a huge asset to that defence if Ryan could keep him in line.Cincinnati Bengals George Iloka #43 will be a priority for the Bengals Biggest Need: Safety. The Bengals could be set for a lot of turnover in the secondary with both starting safeties, Reggie Nelson and George Iloka, scheduled to hit free agency along with cornerbacks Adam Pacman Jones and Leon Hall.Free agent to keep: Of the four free agents in the secondary listed above, all are aged 31 or older except Iloka, who is 26. His age is likely to make him the priority for Cincinnati.Free agent to target: Re-signing their own free agents will be the Bengals primary concern but adding a defensive tackle to pair with Geno Atkins would be a big boost to the defence. Nick Fairley, who spent last season with the Rams, would be a nice fit.Cleveland Browns Cleveland must move on from the ill-fated Johnny Manziel spell Biggest Need: Quarterback. Few teams in the NFL have a bleaker history at the games most important position. The Browns will hope to finally land a franchise quarterback in the draft, where they will hold the No 2 pick.Free agent to keep: Mitchell Schwartz has developed into one of the NFLs best right tackles during his time in Cleveland and is worth the lucrative deal he will demand to return.Free agent to target: The Browns hope Josh Gordon will return in 2016 but with Travis Benjamin scheduled to hit free agency they have no one to play opposite him. Marvin Jones would fit nicely as a No 2 wide receiver.Denver Broncos Von Miller strips Cam Newton leading to a Broncos touchdown at the Super Bowl Biggest Need: Quarterback. Peyton Manning is expected to retire and Brock Osweiler is a free agent. Bringing Osweiler back will be a priority for general manager John Elway.Free agent to keep: The Broncos won the Super Bowl thanks to their defence and Von Miller is easily the best player on it. They have put the franchise tag on him and now must work out a long-term deal.Free agent to target: The interior of Denvers offensive line is a weakness - especially with left guard Evan Mathis a free agent. Signing centre Stefen Wisniewski from Jacksonville Jaguars would be a big help.Houston Texans Could Doug Martin end up in Houston? Biggest Need: Quarterback. Brian Hoyer proved unequivocally he is not the answer for Houston in the playoffs last season with a disastrous display against the Kansas City Chiefs. Bill OBrien needs to upgrade this position.Free agent to keep: The Texans have question marks on the interior of their offensive line with guard Brandon Brooks and centre Ben Jones both free agents. Brooks is the superior player and will be the priority to re-sign.Free agent to target: With the uncertainty at quarterback, the Texans need to be able to run the ball effectively to keep the offence on track. Signing Doug Martin - who was second in the NFL with 1,402 rushing yards in 2015 - would help them do that. Arian Foster has been cut and his replacement is not currently on the roster.Indianapolis Colts Protecting Andrew Luck (right) is a priority Biggest Need: Guard. Andrew Luck took a lot of punishment behind the Colts sub-par offensive line last season. Ryan Grigson cannot allow that to continue and must find players who can protect the face of the franchise.Free agent to keep: Jerrell Freeman was outstanding at inside linebacker for the Colts last season and must be kept.Free agent to target: Baltimore Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele can play four spots along the offensive line and would be a big upgrade for Indianapolis.Jacksonville Jaguars Stefen Wisniewski was an impressive Jacksonville Jaguars acquisition Biggest Need: Defence. The Jaguars surrendered 4,291 passing yards in 2015. That was fourth-worst in the NFL. They need to upgrade their secondary and their pass rush.Free agent to keep: Stefen Wisniewski was a steady presence at centre for Jacksonville after arriving from Oakland and is likely to be a priority to re-sign.Free agent to target: The Jaguars have a ton of cap space and can afford to shop at the top of the market. With that in mind, they should front-load a big offer for defensive end Olivier Vernon, who received the transition tag from the Miami Dolphins which allows them to match any offer he receives. He could form a nice pass-rushing tandem opposite 2015 No 3 overall pick Dante Fowler.Kansas City Chiefs Kansas Eric Berry has been franchise tagged Biggest Need: Safety. The Chiefs have a few key members of their secondary hitting free agency including their top three safeties Eric Berry, Tyvon Branch and Husain Abdullah as well as cornerback Sean Smith.Free agent to keep: Kansas City has placed the franchise tag on Eric Berry and will hope to build their defence around him.Free agent to target: Evan Mathis was excellent at guard last season for Denver and with Jeff Allen scheduled for free agency, the Chiefs have a need at that position. Signing Mathis would have the added benefit of weakening an AFC West division rival.Miami Dolphins Ndamukong Suhs bumper contract has limited Miamis recruitment options Biggest Need: Cornerback. Brent Grimes play really deteriorated last season and he is still the best corner on the roster. The Dolphins need help at this position.Free agent to keep: Miami has placed the transition tag on defensive end Olivier Vernon, giving the right to match any contract offer he receives, but that will be difficult if a team rich with cap space front-loads an offer sheet.Free agent to target: Miami has very limited cap space after making Ndamukong Suh the most expensive defensive player in NFL history 12 months ago. Injury-prone New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara could be worth a gamble on a short-term deal.New England Patriots Rishard Matthews could be an intelligent swoop for New England Biggest Need: Wide receiver. Outside of Julian Edelman, the Patriots dont have much at receiver. Brandon LaFell was released by New England after failing to score a touchdown in 2015. They need a big-bodied perimeter receiver who can stretch the field.Free agent to keep: Akiem Hicks performed really well in a defensive tackle rotation after arriving in a mid-season trade with New Orleans.Free agent to target: Rishard Matthews performed well at wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins before missing time with a rib injury and could be a nice fit in the New England offence.New York Jets Can Ryan Fitzpatrick be a reliable long-term option? Biggest Need: Quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick is a free agent who is likely to return on a short-term deal but the Jets need to start thinking about their future at the position.Free agent to keep: Muhammad Wilkerson is one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL. The Jets cannot afford to let him leave for nothing, although they may be willing to consider trade offers given their cap situation and their other options at that position.Free agent to target: Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin would give the Jets an edge pass-rushing presence they have lacked for years.Oakland Raiders How much would Donald Penn (right) be worth? Biggest Need: Secondary help. Future Hall-of-Famer Charles Woodson has retired and will need to be replaced at safety while the Raiders also need to find a cover corner.Free agent to keep: Donald Penn has been a solid presence at left tackle for Oakland since arriving from Tampa Bay and the team will be keen to re-sign him.Free agent to target: Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith would be a big upgrade for Oakland at corner.Pittsburgh Steelers Eric Weddle would be a gamble but Pittsburgh need a safety Biggest Need: Cornerback. Two of the Steelers top three corners, William Gay and Brandon Boykin, are free agents.Free agent to keep: Kelvin Beachum is an ascending player at left tackle though a torn ACL suffered in October will limit his value on the open market.Free agent to target: Despite Eric Weddles time with the Chargers in San Diego ending on a sour note, he is still one of top safeties in the NFL and his experience would give a huge boost to the Steelers secondary.San Diego Chargers Joseph Barksdale (left) must be kept on board Biggest Need: Safety. The Chargers need just about everything but particularly a safety or two to replace Eric Weddle.Free agent to keep: The injury-plagued Chargers offensive line was one of the worst in the NFL last season but their most consistent performer was right tackle Joseph Barksdale. He should be re-signed.Free agent to target: The Chargers have struggled to stop the run in recent seasons. Signing New York Jets defensive tackle Damon Harrison would help address that problem and give them a building block in the middle of their defence.Tennessee Titans Centre Alex Mack would be a good fit Biggest Need: Offensive line. The Titans struggled to protect Marcus Mariota in his rookie season. They are widely expected to target a left tackle at the top of the draft and flip Taylor Lewan to right tackle.Free agent to keep: Zach Brown played well for Tennessee at inside linebacker in 2015 and his ability to cover is an asset on passing downs.Free agent to target: Alex Mack voided the last three years of his contract with the Cleveland Browns and he would be a fantastic addition at center for Tennessee.  Also See: NFL Video Rookies guide NFL on Sky Sports Pundits Discount Basketball Shoes .com) - Top seed Klara Zakopalova reached the second round, while former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone came up a loser Tuesday at the inaugural Rio Open tennis event. Clearance Basketball Shoes .com) - The Miami Heat stopped a four-game losing streak last time out and thats the same length slide their opponents Wednesday night, the Denver Nuggets, will try to halt when the two teams meet at the Pepsi Center. http://www.wholesalebasketballshoes.us/ . The weekend at Oriole Park has been less kind, with three players suffering varying degrees of injury. The worst ailment of the three, at least optically, is the deep bone bruise suffered by Adam Lind when he fouled a pitch off the top of his right foot in the sixth inning of Saturdays game.INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Although Juan Manuel Marquez rarely acts his age in the ring, the 40-year-old welterweight turned back the clock to a specific time and place while he battered Mike Alvarado. Under the spotlights, the smoke and the deafening cheers, Marquez was once again the king of the Forum ring, returning in grand style to the refurbished arena for one more celebration of his brilliance and longevity. Marquez won a clear unanimous decision over Alvarado on Saturday night, dominating in the Forums first boxing card in 13 years. "I wanted to give the public here a gift," the four-division champion said afterward while a pro-Marquez crowd roared its approval. "A gift that dignifies the history of this event and the history of the Forum. I wanted to make this fight a gift for the fans." Marquez (56-7-1) dismantled Alvarado with 12 rounds of technical brilliance and vicious power, knocking down Alvarado in the eighth round and bouncing back from his own ninth-round knockdown to finish strong, even staggering Alvarado right before the final bell. Judges Max DeLuca and Julie Lederman scored it 117-109 for Marquez, and Robert Byrd favoured him 119-108. The Associated Press also scored it 117-109 for Marquez, giving him 10 of the 12 rounds. Marquez improved to 13-0 at the Forum, the former featherweight prospects regular home during the late 1990s. Although he once lived in Anaheim, Marquez hadnt fought in California since his last Forum bout in 1999, and thousands of his local fans turned out to support arguably the greatest Mexican fighter of his generation. The win sets up Marquez for a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao in the fall in Macau, if Marquez wants it. His knockout victory over Pacquiao in December 2012 was the crowning moment of his career, but the money might compel him to add a fifth chapter to their rivalry. "Well relax first," Marquez said. "I dont know at the moment, but any decision we make will be good for me, good for my family and good for the Mexican fans." Alvarado (34-3) never got rolling in his second straight defeat, struggling to land any major shots beyond the right that sent Marquez to the canvas. "It was a bad experience being in there with a legend," Alvarado said. "I was warming up a little bit too much beffore I started getting off. Wholesalle Basketball Shoes China. It was on me, but it was a great fight." Marquez, who made $1.4 million, showcased the roots of his success against Alvarado, whose apparent fear of Marquezs famed counterpunching left him waiting for Marquez to clobber him. Marquez outlanded Alvarado in 11 rounds, connecting with 44 per cent of his 627 punches. His power shots were even more devastating, landing 57 per cent to just 34 per cent for Alvarado. Marquez was in charge from the opening rounds. With Alvarado sitting back and waiting, Marquez pounded him to the body and pulped the left side of his face, opening a cut under his eye in the middle rounds. "Thats the kind of fighter I am. I like wars," Alvarado said. "Thats how he exploited me, but thats how I fight." Marquez knocked down Alvarado with a counter right hand in the final seconds of the eighth, sending Alvarado sliding under the ropes and nearly off the canvas into the photographers. Alvarado recovered after the bell, and he knocked down Marquez with a double right hand early in the ninth, stunning the crowd. But the shot only seemed to enrage Marquez, who landed big combinations for the rest of the round. Alvarados face was swollen with damage under both eyes in the final rounds. Alvarado wobbled Marquez again in the 11th round, but Marquez kept his feet and finished to a standing ovation. Marquez took a split-decision loss to Timothy Bradley last fall in his first fight since his victory over Pacquiao, but he was back on top in the heralded return of boxing to the Forum, the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings. The Forum was a boxing hotbed for 30 years, hosting Muhammad Alis second fight with Ken Norton along with dozens of fight nights promoted by the late Lakers owner Jerry Buss. "It was a very entertaining fight, and the thing that really thrills me is its a great fight to come back to the Forum with," Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said. "So many years ago, there were so many nights at the Forum when we had fights like this." Alvarado hadnt fought since Ruslan Provodnikov stopped him last fall. Alvarado moved away from his native Denver to the Los Angeles area in preparation for this bout, determined to avoid the pitfalls lurking in his hometown. Wholesale Hoodies NFL Shirts Outlet Jerseys NFL Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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