The end of Chandler Jones’ story is already written.
Limited Mens Shareece Wright Jersey He’ll play for the Arizona Cardinals in 2017 one way or the other. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick would be the most likely candidate, but the projected $15 million price probably would scare off the Bengals from using it.
It’s how he gets to that point that is yet to be determined. They have plenty of cap space available, more than $40 million projected after they released Sam Shields and James Starks last week, so if ever they were going to make a splash in free agency, theyâ€™re well positioned to do it now.
Jones is the highest profile of the Cardinals’ 19 unrestricted free agents this offseason. Arizona has made it clear publicly it wants the 26-year-old outside linebacker back. They have two ways of doing that.
Prater doesnâ€™t think he can get better from more kicks at this point. Getting stronger is the priority along with studying film to see whether there is any nuance to his motion he can shore up.
â€œYou can always learn and try to get better,â€ Prater said. â€œBut some of the misses that I had were obviously makeable kicks for me. Just didnâ€™t make them.â€
John Jenkins Limited Jersey He has yet to have a perfect season in the NFL — in 2013 he missed one field goal and in 2010 and 2015 he missed two field goals — but heâ€™s been close. And heâ€™s been about as reliable as a kicker can be in the NFL.
Thatâ€™s been huge for the Lions, who went two-plus seasons searching for kicking stability after Jason Hansonâ€™s retirement. Prater has provided that for Detroit, so whatever process he needs to take to remain the consistent kicker heâ€™s been should work.