Jadeveon Clowney, Titans 6-5 • 255 • 28
Clowney hasn’t put up gaudy sack numbers, but he is very disruptive and a good run defender.
He has had knee issues causing him to miss time in 2014, 2017 and 2020, so team doctors must check off on this signing. A rare athlete for his size, he was the first overall pick in the 2014 draft, and the No. 1 recruit in the country coming out of high school.
Dalvin Tomlinson, Giants 6-3 • 318 • 28
A fire plug in the middle of the line, Tomlinson is a terrific run defender. He’s a very durable player who didn’t miss a game his first four NFL seasons and is a high-character guy who does a ton of charity work. It might be hard for the Giants to sign both Tomlinson and Williams to large deals in the same offseason.
Ndamukong Suh, Buccaneers 6-4 • 313 • 28
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SHOULD THEY STAY OR GO?
49ers have long list of decisions to make with their own FAs
TOP 10 Most illustrious assistants
When Robert Saleh signed a five-year contract with the New York Jets, Jan. 14, he became the 35th former San Francisco assistant to use his time on the 49ers’ staff as a springboard to a future position as an NFL head coach. Several of those men made a big enough impact during their time with the team — and then later leading other teams, with 10 taking their new teams to the Super Bowl — to be included on this list of the Most Illustrious Assistant Coaches in 49ers history.
As if the 49ers didn’t already lose enough during their tortured 2020 season.
It was a season to remember. It was a season to forget. Either way, you look at it, it was the strangest of seasons for San Francisco that you will ever see. Looking back at the year that was to illustrate that point, The Niner Report has assembled the best, worst and most unconventional of the 49ers’ 2020 season.
TO BE DETERMINED…
49ers enter offseason with options at QB
THE 12TH DIMENSION
Sports cards, two embarrassing photos, and Giant trades
Keeping best friends Williams & Tomlinson will be a tough task
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: TOP AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS
Leonard Williams, Giants 6-5 • 255 pounds • 28 years old An athletic 300-pounder with quick feet, Williams amassed a career-high 11.5 sacks last season. Add that to him being a stout run defender, very durable and possessing great character, and he should be in high demand. He won NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice last year. $$$$$
JC Deep Dive: Why Jets said, ‘No Tank You'
Those who frequent social media are likely aware that some Jets fans were livid at the team for beating the Los Angeles Rams, Dec. 10, greatly hurting their chances at landing the first pick in the draft, which likely will be Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence.
The Suburbanites Once great offensive line
Center Bart Oates was nicknamed “Books” by Bill Parcells.
QB evaluation…it's complicated
THE JURY IS STILL OUT Daniel Jones can still become an elite QB.
Playoff glories of yesteryear
It is January, which can only mean one thing: post season football is near. Some of the greatest performances in NFL playoff history have occurred right here in New York and New Jersey. Let’s take a look back at some of them
X's and O's: Cowboys
Leonard Williams sacks Cowboys quar terback Andy Dalton.
Breaking down the X's and O's
Lamar Jackson rushed for 80 yards against the Giants.
Mr. Jones and Joe
Whether you agree or not, Daniel Jones is the Giants QB in ‘21