Rams’ moves have done Trumaine Johnson a favor
Trumaine Johnson is entering free agency as the top cornerback available. His old team, the Rams, has made it clear that they’re moving on by trading for cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, and signing cornerback Sam Shields.
That might seem like it’s a bad sign for Johnson, that the Rams are moving on. But by taking three cornerbacks off the market, they’ve actually done Johnson a favor.
Harrison provides the Steelers defense with schematic flexibility.?The 6’2, 207-pound defensive back can play both free and strong safety. Last season, he primarily served as the play-caller in Alabama’s secondary and as the last line of defense. His presence will allow the Steelers to lean heavily on big nickel situations.?
Sean Davis can start at free safety and still play?some nickel corner. Burnett can help offset Ryan Shazier’s loss by moving into the box in?sub-packages as a nickel linebacker, or play some nickel corner himself. Meanwhile, J.J. Wilcox provides depth, or the Steelers can release the veteran at minimal cost.?
The Jacksonville Jaguars clearly marked tight end as a need entering free agency given their signings of Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul. But neither should prevent them from selecting the class’ top tight end prospect, Mike Gesicki.
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A sheet of paper hanging Wednesday on a bulletin board in the middle of the Yankees ?clubhouse listed the players who will be hopping a bus at 8 a.m. Thursday for a 2 1/2-hour bus trip to Fort Myers for a game against the Minnesota Twins.