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    Getty Reggie Robinson II walks off the field while playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Months after his departure from the Dallas Cowboys, a former fourth-round pick has found a new home in the AFC with the Cleveland Browns. Dallas’ secondary helped the team rank No. 1 in the NFL in takeaways and interceptions in 2021, clocking in with 34 and 26 respectively. However, the release of the Cowboys’ fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Reggie Robinson II, did draw some attention last March. Robinson initially signed with the Houston Texans, but was released earlier this week. Now, Robinson has been picked up by the Browns according to the AFC North’s team’s official release. “The Cleveland Browns announced they have claimed S Luther Kirk (Atlanta) and CB Reggie Robinson II (Houston) via waivers,” Cleveland’s website reads. Robinson being released after two months with the Texans may seem like things went wrong quickly, but the more likely scenario is that Houston and Robinson knew quickly that he would likely be cut further down the road. By releasing him in...
    Getty Images Blake Griffin of the Brooklyn Nets congratulates Kyrie Irving. With seven players from their 2021-22 roster expected to hit the free-agent market this summer, The Brooklyn Nets will have some tough decisions to make during this offseason. One of those players is six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin. Griffin resigned with the Nets last summer after he was acquired mid-season by the Nets in 2021 after the Detroit Pistons bought him out. But towards the end of the season, Griffin got buried on Nets head coach Steve Nash’s bench, rarely seeing any playing time. The latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets! Blake Griffin Not Expected to Return to NetsGriffin only played 25 minutes for the Nets in the first round of the playoffs, a tell-tale sign that he will not be part of the Nets’ plans moving forward. Alex Schiffer of “The Athletic” says that he does not expect to see the All-Star forward in a Nets uniform next season. “Griffin had a tough...
    Getty Tight end Troy Fumagalli catches a pass for the Denver Broncos. The San Francisco 49ers are continuing to shake up the roster, this time adding a former Denver Broncos tight end in free agency. On May 13, the team released wide receiver Connor Wedington as they signed 14 undrafted free agents to the roster. Just a few days later, one of those UDFA signings, ex-North Carolina tight end Garrett Walston, is also being released to make room for a new signing. Walston has been waived so the 49ers can sign former Broncos and New England Patriots tight end Troy Fumagalli, according to the team’s official release. Fumagalli has been in the league since 2018, spending the majority of that time in Denver. It’s worth noting that Fumagalli was a tryout member at the team’s rookie minicamp this past weekend, per ESPN reporter Nick Wagoner. “Fumagalli was the longest tenured NFL vet at the team’s rookie minicamp last weekend,” Wagoner Tweeted on May 17. “He was there on a tryout and apparently showed enough to earn a spot...
    Getty Ryan Switzer runs for a punt return touchdown while playing for the Dallas Cowboys. A former fourth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys is currently with the Carolina Panthers as he attempts an NFL comeback this free agency window. Dallas is heading into the 2022 season with a major shakeup at their wide receiver group, as prominent names like Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson Jr. were either traded or left in free agency. The Cowboys have made additions too, signing ex-Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington and drafting South Alabama talent Jalen Tolbert in the third round of the 2022 NFL draft. So as the Cowboys attempt to finalize what their receiver group will look like in 2022, former Dallas receiver Ryan Switzer is attempting to get back on the field with the Panthers. Carolina announced their rookie minicamp roster earlier this week, and Switzer is one of the players trying out. Dallas selected the now 27-year-old receiver in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL draft, but he has not played in a regular-season game since 2019. Now,...
    Getty Dante Pettis makes a stiff arm while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. The San Francisco 49ers are figuring out their future with Deebo Samuel, but one of their former receivers is joining the Chicago Bears. Dante Pettis, a San Clemente, California native and the 49ers’ second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft is headed to the Windy City. The Bears announced the free agency addition on May 12, but Pettis beat them to the “scoop” by sharing the news on Twitter. “thank you Lord year 5 lets goooo,” Pettis posted alongside a photo of him signing his contract. thank you Lord ???????????????? year 5 lets goooo ????⬇️ #ChiTown ???? pic.twitter.com/7UAk9FXELm — dante (@dmainy_13) May 12, 2022 The Bears actually signed two receivers per the team’s press release, with Tajae Sharpe joining Pettis in Chicago. In return, the NFC North franchise released WRs Cyrus Holden and Henry Litwin. Pettis has dealt with terrible injury luck since arriving in the league in 2018, and a stop with the New York Giants in 2021 did not help. Now, the...
    Getty NFL wide receiver Will Fuller warming up before the start of a game. This week the New York Jets lost one of their pending free agents. Wide receiver Keelan Cole signed a one-year deal to jump from the east coast to the west coast joining the Las Vegas Raiders. Now that leaves a void in the Gang Green receiving corps ahead of the 2022 season. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! Something to Keep an Eye On Play Takeaways from New York Jets Rookie Minicamp, Zach Wilson is looking BEEFYBoy Green is LIVE to talk about major takeaways from New York Jets rookie minicamp + throw out some saucy predictions for 2022 + answer your LIVE questions!2022-05-09T11:24:34Z With Cole gone, the Jets need to make another addition to the receiving corps. On the Badlands feed analyst, Joe Caporoso highlighted a former first-round pick that could make a lot of sense: “Even if you believe in the Denzel Mims revival story, we saw...
    Getty Juan Toscano-Anderson defends LeBron James during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the LA Lakers. The Golden State Warriors could have some competition this summer for their hometown swingman. Oakland native Juan Toscano-Anderson has been an important spark plug off the bench for the Warriors, injecting some athleticism and defensive intensity into Steve Kerr’s lineup. But with the wing headed to free agency after the season, the Warriors could have some tough competition if they want to keep him, one analyst predicts. The latest Warriors news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Warriors newsletter here! Join Heavy on Warriors! Toscano-Anderson Could Head EastIn a story analyzing the biggest hole that every team has to fill this offseason, Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes noted that the Chicago Bulls are in need of a switchable defensive big man — which would fit Toscano-Anderson’s profile. Hughes noted that if Zack LaVine leaves in free agency, the Bulls will need to prioritize finding a high-volume scorer. If LaVine returns, then the team could focus on “finding a...
    Getty Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics Regardless of whether the Boston Celtics win the NBA championship, they will come away from this season believing they are ahead of schedule. In many ways, that feeling would be right. Under Ime Udoka, the Celtics have flourished into one of the most dominant teams in the NBA, sweeping the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs to shock the basketball world. Brad Stevens has also done a fine job by ensuring Udoka has all the tools necessary to continue working towards a period of sustained success. However, once the free agency period rolls around, the Celtics will need to take stock of their roster and decide on what areas could use some additional attention. Would an additional playmaker ease the pressure on Marcus Smart? Do Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum need a backup wing to lighten the scoring load? Stevens will have plenty of questions to ponder in the coming weeks and months. "Ricky Rubio, he the GOAT!" Darius Garland hyping up Rubio after he dropped 37 Pts off the...
    Getty TJ Warren, Miami Heat The Miami Heat have never been a team to rest on their laurels; they’re constantly looking for ways to improve, be it via a trade for a star or a low-key pick-up in free agency. Duncan Robinson’s struggles through the current post-season have also gone some way towards highlighting a slight flaw in the team’s roster construction – they need a more reliable wing to back up their starting unit. It’s clear that Robinson has lost the faith of Erik Spoelstra and the coaching staff. While there’s still every chance he can rediscover the form that saw him sign a multi-year $90 million deal last summer, it’s fair to expect Miami to begin searching for a replacement. Duncan Robinson to the Heat pic.twitter.com/y9aLxctxWq — ???????????????? ???????????????????????? (@HeatvsHaters) May 9, 2022 Enter T.J. Warren, the three-level scoring wing currently under contract with the Indiana Pacers but will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the current season. And according to Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale, the Heat should be willing to make an...
    Getty Bradley Beal, New York Knicks While it makes sense for the New York Knicks to embrace a youth movement in their efforts to rebuild their roster, history tells us things won’t shake out that way. The Knicks are a franchise that loves to go big game hunting and will always put themselves in the shop window when a star-level talent becomes available. Regardless of their current plight, big market teams seldom need to develop their team via the draft. Instead, teams like the Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers use their young talent as bargaining chips in trade discussions as they look to bring in ready-made difference makers. Unfortunately, that approach hasn’t been working for the Knickerbockers in recent years, but that doesn’t mean they will stop trying. This sequence from Bradley Beal ???? pic.twitter.com/WUWgmHrRMo — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 7, 2021 It should come as no surprise that Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale can envision a world when New York comes out of left field and makes a deal for All-Star scoring machine Bradley Beal. “He (Beal)...
    Getty Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics Playoff basketball has a funny way of exposing weak points in a team’s roster construction, and for the Boston Celtics, that’s their lack of high-level wings off the bench. Derrick White and Grant Williams have been fantastic throughout the post-season, but it’s clear the team is missing somebody to help lighten the load that Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are currently carrying. Adding an additional body that can play multiple positions, score from deep, and defend at a high level would go a long way to solidifying the Celtics as an Eastern Conference powerhouse beyond the current season. Unfortunately, those types of players are hard to find, especially when you’re short on cap space and tradable assets. However, there is always the possibility of finding a veteran contributor in free agency, a task that always becomes easier if your team is expected to contend for a championship in the upcoming season. Otto Porter Jr. drains the 3 and cuts the lead to 4.#NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel on TNT pic.twitter.com/P7unhcNNzE — NBA (@NBA)...
    Getty Cole Beasley dives for yards while playing for the Buffalo Bills. The Dallas Cowboys can still improve the roster after the 2022 NFL draft, but it will take smart decisions in free agency to do so. There are several high-level talents still without a team, and Heavy recently explored free agent linebacker Anthony Barr as a free agency option. Now, Bleacher Report analyst Kristopher Knox is urging the Cowboys to sign another receiver. Knox addressed three areas of need in his recent article, including the receiver spot. He thinks that a way the Cowboys can significantly improve the group is by going back to an “old flame” in Buffalo Bills free agent Cole Beasley. “With both [Amari] Cooper and [Cedrick] Wilson out, Dallas could use depth at receiver,” Knox wrote. “They did add James Washington in free agency and draft Jalen Tolbert in the third round, but Beasley is a proven vet who has previously worked with Dak Prescott in Dallas.” Cowboys fans need no introduction to Beasley, as he played in Dallas from 2012 to 2018....
    Getty New York Jets wide receiver Keelan Cole celebrating after a big play in an NFL game. The New York Jets still have several pending free agents hanging in limbo. Some of them have no shot of returning, while some others could depending on the price. However, the grains of sand in the hourglass is falling at a fast pace as other teams are starting to close in. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! Things Are Heating Up Play Takeaways from New York Jets Rookie Minicamp, Zach Wilson is looking BEEFYBoy Green is LIVE to talk about major takeaways from New York Jets rookie minicamp + throw out some saucy predictions for 2022 + answer your LIVE questions!2022-05-09T11:24:34Z One of Gang Green’s pending free agents is veteran wide receiver, Keelan Cole. Last offseason he joined the team on a one-year deal. Now the 29-year-old could be heading for different waters. Bengals should sign Larry Ogunjobi and Keelan Cole to one year deals —...
    Getty Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies boxes out Isaiah Hartenstein of the Los Angles Clippers After a first-round elimination at the hands of the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets‘ focus has now become about improving their roster. Brooklyn did not register a win in the first round. But they did not get dominated by the Celtics, as they had their opportunities to win each game. The difference between the Nets and Celtics in that series was that Boston registered timely stops, and the Nets simply could not. Brooklyn’s interior defense was a glaring weakness, as it had been all year. Interior defense has to be a point of emphasis for Nets general manager Sean Marks this offseason. Especially with Nic Claxton, Andre Drummond, and LaMarcus Aldridge, all set to hit the free-agent market at the end of the season. David Aldridge of “The Athletic” suggests that the Nets pursue Los Angeles Clippers’ 7-footer, Isaiah Hartenstein, during the free agency period.  “It’s easy to overreact to one series. Very few teams have the kind of length the...
    Getty Ime Udoka, Boston Celtics Like it or not, the Boston Celtics bench needs some fresh blood, especially when looking at things from a scoring aspect. Since the start of the post-season, the Celtics bench ranks 14th for bench scoring, ahead of the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers. For a team with aspirations of hoisting another championship banner in the TD Garden, they’re awfully reliant on their starters to carry the offensive load. Brad Stevens is an intelligent basketball brain, and Boston’s struggle to generate points from their bench unit won’t be lost on him, so it’s fair to assume he’ll be making moves in the off-season, cap space allowing. That’s where Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz comes into the equation, as he recently wrote an article that postulated the Celtics make a move to acquire Terrance Ross from the Orlando Magic during the summer. If Ish Smith, Terrance Ross, Goran Dragic, Luka Doncic, Khris Middleton ever teamed up they’d beat the Celtics 280-85. For some reason those dudes love torching the Cs. — Corey B (@CoreyB08) April 21,...
    The Chicago Bulls ended the 2021-22 season on a frustrating note when the Milwaukee Bucks eliminated them from the first round of the playoffs in five games. Next up is a critical period of recruitment and roster management for executive vice president Artūras Karnišovas and the rest of the front office as the Bulls aim to build on their first postseason berth in five seasons. Here are the key dates and topics to track for the Bulls offseason. Important dates May 16-22: NBA draft combine, Chicago May 17: NBA draft lottery, Chicago June 13: NBA draft early entry withdrawal deadline June 19: Last possible date for the NBA Finals June 23: NBA draft, Barclays Center, New York June 29: Last day for teams to make contract decisions and qualifying offers to free agents June 30: Free agency negotiations begin July 1: Moratorium begins; teams can sign players to rookie, minimum and two-way contracts July 7: Moratorium ends; teams can begin making trades and signing players July 7-17: NBA Summer...
    Getty Talen-Horton Tucker, Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers head into the off-season with minimal cap space to begin rebuilding their failing roster. However, there are still avenues the team can explore to inject some new blood into their rotation as they begin to look at righting the wrongs of this past season. A key area of need for the purple and gold is an additional wing, ideally, a floor spacer who can come off the bench and provide an offensive punch whilst still being viable on the defensive side of the floor. It’s actually criminal that Otto Porter Jr got signed to the minimum and the Lakers dead didn’t get him ????. He would have been perfect for them — Drew (@AndyVsTheWorId) May 8, 2022 Enter Otto Porter Jr., the former top-three pick who is amidst an impressive season with the Golden State Warriors. The veteran wing is currently earning just $2.3 million and will become an unrestricted free agent once the season reaches its conclusion. While the Lakers might not have much room to maneuver...
    Getty Juan Toscano-Anderson #95 of the Golden State Warriors reacts The Chicago Bulls made tremendous strides this season but have to make smart moves this offseason to take another step forward. Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes thinks that they could turn to one of the NBA’s modern models of consistency in the Golden State Warriors for a part of the solution. Trade proposals have been hot and heavy for the Bulls since their 4-1 first-round playoff defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks. This suggestion falls more in line with the message of “improving on the margins” that Bulls vice president of basketball operations spoke of in his exit interview. The Golden State Warriors have been masters of that as repeat luxury taxpayers. One of those gems, Juan Toscano-Anderson, could be just the kind of two-way player that the Bulls need to fill out their roster.Switchability is His Calling CardThe argument for Toscano-Anderson is based on the lack of versatility in the Bulls’ top player. Specifically, Nikola Vucevic’s inability to defend when current NBA offenses go small-ball. Juan Toscano-Anderson is as...
    Getty Duane Brown is still a free agent, and one PFF analyst thinks the Bears should be his destination. Year 2 will be a huge one for Chicago Bears offensive linemen Teven Jenkins and Larry Borom. Both were selected by the former regime last year, and both will need to impress new general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus if they want to remain part of the team’s long-term plans. The Bears switched it up this year, putting Borom at left tackle and Jenkins at right tackle when each played on the opposite side last year. It remains to be seen how the young O-linemen adapt and respond, but one analyst thinks Poles and company would be best served by adding a five-time Pro Bowl veteran to the mix via free agency. ALL the latest Bears news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Bears newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bears! PFF Names Bears Best Fit for OL Duane BrownBen Linsey of Pro Football Focus thinks the 36-year-old Brown would make a lot of sense...
    Getty Images Billy Donovan With the Chicago Bulls’ offseason officially underway there are plenty of ideas swirling about what the team should do this summer. The most crucial decision for the Bulls will be made by All-Star Zach LaVine, who is an unrestricted free agent. LaVine has said he plans to enjoy the free agency process but is open to re-signing with the Bulls. What LaVine decides will ultimately shape the Bulls’ offseason and how many moves they could make. The Bulls front office has expressed their desire for continuity of their current core group so if LaVine does re-sign it likely means the team won’t make any major deals. If LaVine were to sign elsewhere though the team would have to be aggressive in replacing him.Possible MovesEven if the Bulls do re-sign LaVine, the team still has some weaknesses on their roster that they need to address. The team needs to add some rim protection and three-point shooting to strengthen the roster. Former Bull and current NBC Sports Chicago analyst Stacey King recently took to Twitter to...