24: Dallas Cowboys: Signing Deonte Thompson
The Dallas Cowboys are going through quite the transition at wide receiver. They will not be with their long time leading receiver in Dez Bryant for this upcoming season. Of course, the Cowboys have to find a way to replace him. So they chose to sign Deonte Thompson. They have guys like Allen Hurns, Tavon Austin, and Terrence Williams that can help pick up the offensive firepower missing from Bryant. Thompson just seems like an unnecessary signing right now for a Cowboys team looking to contend for the Super Bowl.
23: Denver Broncos: Signing Case Keenum
It is no secret that the Denver Broncos desperately needed a quarterback this off-season. They were used to the days of Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning that they didn’t know what happened last season.
Signing Keenum to the deal the Broncos did is kind of risky, considering Keenum was a career backup before his breakout year with the Minnesota Vikings last year.
Keenum is an upgrade over what the Broncos had last year, but the Broncos should’ve looked into drafting a QB, especially considering it was a loaded draft class for QBs and they had the 5th overall pick.
22: Detroit Lions: Re-Signing Zach Zenner
The Detroit Lions have a new head coach in former New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. He will have his hands full trying to get the Lions to win the NFC North. He has some decent running backs to work with. One he has that is the worst signing they have had so far is Zach Zenner. Zenner will be lucky to make it out of training camp. With Ameer Abdullah, LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick ahead of him, he will not be playing.
21: Green Bay Packers: Releasing Jordy Nelson
The Green Bay Packers finally decided to get rid of long time wide receiver Jordy Nelson. They made some upgrades at other positions. One position they didn’t upgrade is wide receiver, as they released Jordy Nelson.
They still have Randall Cobb and Davante Adams, but Nelson had a long-term chemistry with Aaron Rodgers.
Yes, the Packers signed Jimmy Graham, who’s sort of a hybrid TE/WR, but why couldn’t the Packers have kept Nelson, while adding Graham?
20: Houston Texans: Signing Brandon Weeden
The Houston Texans have their quarterback of the future. After a stint with the Texans a couple of years ago, Brandon Weeden was signed again by the Texans. Why bother signing him? The Texans will have a healthy Deshaun Watson back who played extremely well when he was healthy last season.
When you look at what Watson brings to the table, how is Weeden a good fit in the offense if Watson goes down again? The Texans should’ve at least looked at some more mobile QBs that were on the market.
19: Indianapolis Colts: Signing Christine Michael
The Colts have had a long off-season of turmoil with different head coaches and a seeming change of direction. They need some running backs to help quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Andrew Luck running the show. They lost veteran Frank Gore who will most likely be playing his final season this year. They signed Christine Michael and it doesn’t seem to be a great move. Michael didn’t have the best numbers in Seattle, so it seems weird that Indianapolis wanted to sign him. Hopefully, it all works out for the Colts.