Boris posted:

Jordy was the Raiders leading receiver last year.

Jordy as a #4 or #5? For $1.5-$2 Million? I could see it in Green Bay if he is agreeable. 

But there is a lot of young receivers in Green Bay now. He might not be able to beat them out.

IIRC James Jones was the leading receiver for the Raiders in 2014 when they cut him and the Pack reacquired him (from the Giants) before the start of the 2015 season.  JJ had a nice 50 catch season in 2015 before retiring.

Put me in the tire-kicking camp.

vitaflo posted:
Chongo posted:

"Motivated by prove-it deal"??  Dix had a prove-it deal with two teams last year and failed them both.  What makes anyone think he's going to try this year?

Besides, when is the last time anyone saw HHCD hit a guy like Amos does? Da Bears took a step backwards by signing HHCD to replace Amos. I'd bet they draft a Safety who will probably start and get more playing time than HHCD. HHCD is just more depth for Da Bears.

pkr_north posted:

apparantly hasn't watched much of hhcd lately.  ole.  

Pretty sure your right. I think you really have to weigh a lot of what these media guys say very carefully. I'm guessing very few have done any real scouting and just go with the flow, regurgitating the hype. HHCD came into the league with plenty of hype complete with the Bama notoriety. He's still riding that hype and collecting on it. He's got a couple of big plays to his resume so far and that's all these guys remember.

mrtundra posted:

Besides, when is the last time anyone saw HHCD hit a guy like Amos does? Da Bears took a step backwards by signing HHCD to replace Amos. I'd bet they draft a Safety who will probably start and get more playing time than HHCD. HHCD is just more depth for Da Bears.

Not a bad guess, insurance policy while they draft a safety.  Wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't see the field much or even make it out of camp.

Ok, so I can't find anymore than it is a one year contract for $3.5m.  I wonder how much of a bonus/guaranteed money is involved.  I found reports that he passed up more money to stay with the Redskins, which is kind of bizarre.  

Just watched some highlight film of him and it confirmed what everyone here is saying.  Most of his interceptions have been on overthrown, tipped or balls that should never had been thrown.  When they showed him hitting someone, I had to check my eyes to see if it really was him.

The reaction to the Clinton-Dix signing is classic national media stupidity.  First rounder + one year deal = great signing.  None of these guys have any clue about his play the last 2 season, they just revert back to the fact they know his name and he was a first rounder. 

First half of last season was a prove it deal with the Packers and he was traded.  He proved he wasn't worth a deal.  Second half was a prove it deal with Washington.  Again he proved he wasn't worth a deal.  So third time is a charm? 

Can't wait to play him twice next year.   

And according to SI Amos was the 4th best FA signing.

4. Adrian Amos, S, Packers โ€“ 4 years, $12M guaranteed

Amos played in a predominantly 2-deep safety scheme under defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in Chicago and now must transition to a predominantly 1-deep scheme under Packers coordinator Mike Pettine. But thatโ€™ll be a small challenge, and Amos was always sound when the Bears did employ 1-deep coverages. More importantly, Fangioโ€™s and Pettineโ€™s schemes are predicated on matchup zone principles. Amos has the vision and spatial awareness to solidify Green Bayโ€™s matchup zones, which wobbled too often last year as young players shuffled from position to position, due to injuries and lineup-tinkering. Another way to view this: Instead of re-signing Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, one of footballโ€™s most physically gifted but least reliable safeties, the Packers filled that spot with a quality starter from their rival Bears. (And later saw those Bears sign Clinton-Dix, no less.)