Giants expected to pursue kicker Graham Gano
The Panthers want to hang onto kicker Graham Gano, but they’re going to have some competition.
Beach said he supported the national anthem protests last fall, disagreeing with those who say players dishonored the flag by kneeling. He said the kneeling was meant to be symbolic, but that got lost, like everything else that makes sense in this country has been lost.
It’s what we are doing right now with the coaching staff, looking not only at Tyrann but every player, and see how they fit, Keim said, via AZCentral.com. How they fit what we are asking them to do schematically, and how they fit from a salary standpoint, all those things moving forward. And there are a lot of moving parts. What we are potentially doing in free agency, how it affects the cap, and I feel we have a pretty good grasp on that.
Head coach Steve Wilks said he likes Mathieu’s skill set and that the safety fits right into that mold of what he’s done on defense in the past, which would seem to take care of some of the football evaluation.
Sherman became a star in Seattle, bringing a brash attitude and willingness to speak out on any topic to go along with his stellar play. His best seasons came in 2013 and 2014, when Seattle made two Super Bowl appearances, and he has 32 interceptions.
Sherman still was one of the better cornerbacks the past three seasons, ranking second in the NFL by allowing just 49.2 percent of passes against him to be caught, according to Pro Football Focus.
Sherman played his college ball in the Bay Area at Stanford under former coach Jim Harbaugh, who then went up against Sherman during his four seasons in charge of the 49ers.
Halapio, 26, was a sixth-round pick of the Patriots in 2014 after starting 43 games in college at Florida. He spent the 2016 season and the first four games in 2017 on the Giants’ practice squad before making his NFL debut Oct. 22, working on special teams in a loss to the Seahawks. Halapio made his first career start Nov. 23, at Washington, at right guard after D.J. Fluker went down with a toe injury that eventually landed him on injured reserve. Halapio started the last six games, and when he was on the field, the running game perked up, just as it did when Fluker was in the lineup and Brett Jones moved in as the starting center.