They have Aiyuk and Deebo, and not much else at WR. And last year they got hit by a ton of injuries and lost Aiyuk and Deebo for significant chunks of time, so they might be looking for solid depth at WR, where they don't have that much invested since everyone is on a rookie deal.Doesn’t seem like a need for 49ers does it?
I keep thinking that to myself when I hear about a rumor of a team targeting *another* top weapon, do they really need that?Doesn’t seem like a need for 49ers does it?
I'm sure it's a "hey we can offer this much. Take it if you want to play for a SB one more year or go elsewhere for money."Keep JuJu hope alive, Mike Garafolo tweeted out about 10 minutes ago is that Steelers have not closed the door, remain engaged in the situation.
Good signing to add depth to the defensive line. Definitely softens the blow for loss of Alualu.Allegedly Chris Wormley re-signed for 2 years. No news on $$, I'm assuming cheaper than Alualu (/hoping it is).
Wormley posted a gif of Tomlin on Twitter, so pretty guaranteed he's re-signed.
Based on the recent Steelers scouting reports it looks like the Steelers are really interested in a number of mid-round WRs. This could just be to replace James Washington since he'll be a free agent next year, but it could mean they're expecting to lose Juju. If Juju signs a 1 year deal, we won't get him. If he signs a 2-3 year deal (like lots of WRs this offseason) then we have a shot since we have lots of cap space opening up next year.I think it is down to Steeler, Ravens, and maybe San Fran?
I'm not on that train of thought. Now they need a starting CB, since Haden is just about done, and Sutton is better inside than out. They already had WRs to cover JuJu leaving.Rather have JuJu than Nelson. Sutton to start. Need a nickel. But maybe they like other options.
To me, it seems like a negotiation was made. Something like, yes, $8 mil is below your value. But in 2022 & beyond, we have a ton of free cap space and want you here long term. Could be wrong, but at this point I'm hopeful for a long term deal next offseason.Turned down a multi-year deal from Eagles too
https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1372966337518182405?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweetOne post I saw said "Cut or Traded" but most of them appear to be "Nelson was given permission to seek a trade". That sounds much more like, we'll either keep you or trade you if you find a better deal. Not sure which is closer to the truth yet. I've heard a 3rd or 4th being talked about, but no mention of the other possible teams.
That's fine to like Nelson > Juju. I thought they were going to extend Nelson, but it looks like they didn't agree on his long term value. Maybe if he seeks a trade, finds few or no takers who also want to lock him up, maybe he still signs an extension.https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1372966337518182405?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet
I'm not a fan of this trade off, sorry.
Nelson is more valuable than a number 2 WR with Claypool behind him. Haden has 1 season left, and Sutton is a downgrade from Nelson on the outside. This move is for a 39 year old QB on his farewell tour.That's fine to like Nelson > Juju. I thought they were going to extend Nelson, but it looks like they didn't agree on his long term value. Maybe if he seeks a trade, finds few or no takers who also want to lock him up, maybe he still signs an extension.
From watching last year, it appeared like Nelson had regressed from 2019 and that Haden was clearly the better CB (when healthy). I thought extending Nelson was possible, but so was extending Haden (2 year extension w/ voidable years). I think Nelson and Sutton are close to even, and I think that keeping Juju a Steeler is more valuable than keeping Nelson a Steeler (if they extend Juju long term next offseason). If Juju walks next offseason, then this was a wash imo.Nelson is more valuable than a number 2 WR with Claypool behind him. Haden has 1 season left, and Sutton is a downgrade from Nelson on the outside. This move is for a 39 year old QB on his farewell tour.