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1 minute ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

Hmm.  I had seen previously they thought he wanted too much.  Maybe his price went down and he wanted to be in CA.

And it makes sense to take a cheaper deal for the 49ers if he thinks Shanahan can get him paid for his next contract. 

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2 minutes ago, Hoh said:

Doesn’t seem like a need for 49ers does it?

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. 

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15 minutes ago, Godsbrother said:

Hold on... Rapoport reported 3 minutes ago that JuJu was in negotiations with the Jets.

Sounds like he could still land anywhere, but Jets still makes more sense to me than 49ers, even after the Davis signing. 

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29 minutes ago, Hoh said:

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? 

But then I look at the KC Chiefs, the Bucs, etc., and I think no, they need playmakers if they want to compete at that level. I'd hate it for my Deebo shares (that I was already trying to sell anyway) but it would absolutely make them a better NFL team. Or so goes the theory.

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9 minutes ago, steelers1080 said:

Sounds like he could still land anywhere, but Jets still makes more sense to me than 49ers, even after the Davis signing. 

Just means Crowder will be released.

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34 minutes ago, steelers1080 said:

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. 

Good signing to add depth to the defensive line.  Definitely softens the blow for loss of Alualu.

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15 minutes ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

I think it is down to Steeler, Ravens, and maybe San Fran?

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 still think he's gone because I def want him to be resigned...

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2 minutes ago, crushedspirit said:

Good for JuJu, but at what cost? Who's getting cut for this? Offer Nelson that money to stay on an extension instead.

Rather have JuJu than Nelson.  Sutton to start.  Need a nickel. But maybe they like other options.

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Just now, Leeroy Jenkins said:

Rather have JuJu than Nelson.  Sutton to start.  Need a nickel. But maybe they like other options.

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.

As is, good for him to turn down similar offers from Bal and KC and stay with the team he wanted to all along.

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It will be interesting to see what happens next offseason. The Steelers free up a ton of money in the next few years, and I think Canada will use the WRs better, because he'd be hard pressed to use them worse. I think Juju saw that contracts were down this year, but if he has another solid year next year, he could get a big contract, possibly still from the Steelers. 

The Steven Nelson information isn't that surprising. I get that he graded out well, but he seemed to let up a lot of passes in key moments. Maybe too much was put on his plate, but he's getting a lot of money this year and if the Steelers don't view him as a long term answer then it's not surprising that him (or Haden) was cut/traded (if that comes to pass). 

I'm still waiting for extensions to happen to free up cap space. Surprised that none of DeCastro/Haden/Ebron/Watt have been extended (or cut for some) to make more space. 

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1 minute ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

Turned down a multi-year deal from Eagles too

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. 

It'll be interesting to see if we can trade Nelson for anything, seeing as a "Trade or Cut" is being reported. That doesn't usually lead to a high pick...

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One 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. 

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14 minutes ago, steelers1080 said:

One 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. 

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1372966337518182405?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet

I'm not a fan of this trade off, sorry.

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11 minutes ago, crushedspirit said:

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. 

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Just now, steelers1080 said:

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. 

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.

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4 minutes ago, crushedspirit said:

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.

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. 

If Nelson is traded then CB becomes another top priority, but it looks like Nelson wasn't ok with whatever offer the Steelers had for him. 

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