The Colts are among the clubs with interest in free agent center Mike Pouncey, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter link).
Pouncey hasn’t been wanting for interest since earning his release from the Dolphins earlier this week. In addition to the Colts, both the Buccaneers and Chargers are reportedly eyeing Pouncey, although Tampa Bay’s current level of intrigue is unclear given that it signed fellow interior lineman Ryan Jensen. Los Angeles, meanwhile, is reportedly meeting with Pouncey today.
On paper, there’s a lot to like about the Chiefs landing Sammy Watkins. He’s a physically talented deep threat with No. 1 receiver ability, and he’s capable of giving new quarterback Patrick Mahomes another big-play threat in the passing game. The Chiefs could be deadly on offense if all the pieces come together in 2018.
But Watkins has always been better on paper.
His injury history is frightening (just ask the Buffalo Bills), and he didn’t produce big numbers in Sean McVay’s offense in Los Angeles last season, catching only 39 passes for 593 yards over 15 games. He did catch eight touchdowns and average over 15 yards per catch, but the Chiefs are now paying $16 million per season for a receiver who averaged 39.5 receiving yards per game in 2017.
They may have to make another one, and renew and old acquaintance to execute the next one.
With the Jets making a bold move Saturday to trade to the third overall pick, the Bills are faced with the prospect of falling too far down the pecking order for the quarterback they need so badly (despite their claims of affection of A.J. McCarron).
Bills General Manager Brandon Beane now has to realize that there’s a chance at least two if not three quarterbacks will be off the board in the top five (the Browns at first and fourth, the Jets third and the Broncos fifth), so sitting tight with his first pick 12th overall (acquired from the Bengals for left tackle Cordy Glenn and the 21st pick) might leave him picking through the leftovers, the same way he did in free agency.
That’s where a call to an old friend might be in the offing.
Robinson is only 24 years old with the skill set to be a true No. 1 receiver in the Bears offense.