ION Madden League: 2014 Offseason and 2015 Pre-Season Recap

The ION Madden League is a Madden NFL 25 Connected Franchise league for Xbox 360. For league details, click here. To join, either follow that link and post in the thread or email me with your Xbox Live gamertag. Here’s the recap of the 2014 offseason and the pre-season of the 2015 season. User teams are in caps.

Retirements

ARI:
QB Michael Vick

ATL:
K Matt Bryant
RE Osi Umenyiora
HB Steven Jackson
HB Jason Snelling

GB:
TE Visanthe Shiancoe

MIN:
DT Kevin Williams

NE:
QB Tom Brady

SF:
RE Justin Smith
WR Anquan Boldin

WAS:
FS Quintin Mikell
RE Brett Keisel
RG Brandon Moore

Re-Signings

NE:
LT Nate Solder – Franchise Tag – $10.8M
LE Earl Mitchell – 4-yr, $12M
RG Marcus Cannon – 5-yr, $21M
LG Ramon Harewood – 3-yr, $2.1M
HB Brandon Jackson – 1-yr, $800K
LT Will Svitek – 1-yr, $900K

Trades

ARI:
Traded C Lyle Sendlein and 2016 5th round pick to IND for FS Laron Landry.

GB:
Traded 2015 1st round (32) pick, 2015 2nd round (64) pick, and 2016 1st round pick to TEN for RE Derall Bradley.

KC:
Traded RE Mike Devito, WR Donnie Avery, and 2015 2nd round (38) pick to DET for 2015 2nd round (45) pick.
Traded QB Chase Daniel, CB Dunta Robinson and 2015 2nd round (45) pick to BAL for 2015 2nd round (47) pick.
Traded 2015 1st round (10) pick and 2015 2nd round (47) pick to NYG for 2015 1st round (11) pick and 2015 2nd round (36) pick.
Traded WR Dwayne Bowe to DAL for 2015 2nd round (40) pick.
Traded QB Tyler Bray, 2015 1st round (5) pick, and 2015 2nd round (36) pick to OAK for 2015 1st round (2) pick and 2015 2nd round (34) pick.

MIN:
Traded LOLB Chad Greenway, WR Greg Jennings, and 2015 3rd round (84) pick to TEN for CB Jason McCourty.
Traded LG Charlie Johnson, TE John Carlson, and 2015 2nd round (52) pick to MIA for LE Olivier Vernon.
Traded RE Kamerion Wimbley, 2015 4th round (116) pick, and 2015 5th round (148) pick to CAR for 2015 1st round (6) pick.
Traded 2016 4th round pick to PHI for QB Nick Foles.

NE:
Traded LG Logan Mankins to IND for 2015 4th round (122) pick.
Traded WR Roddy White, 2015 1st round (30) pick, and 2015 7th round (222) pick to CLE for 2015 1st round (4) pick.
Traded CB Kyle Arrington to CHI for RT Alani Sylve, 2015 5th round (149) pick, and 2015 7th round (213) pick.

Free Agent Signings

ARI:
RE Marcus Dixon – 3-yrs, $3.03M
FB Craig Stevens – 3-yr, $7.05M
DT Kyle Love – 2-yr, $1.36M
SS Robert Lester – 1-yr, $660K
CB Byron Maxwell – 1-yr, $680K
LT Ricky Wagner – 2-yr, $1.36M
HB Peyton Hillis – 1-yr, $760K
ROLB Rob Jackson – 1-yr, $990K
DT Dan Williams – 4-yr, $24.1M
LT Barry Richardson – 2-yr, $1.94M
SS Kelcie McCray – 1-yr, $680K
DT Jermelle Cudjo – 1-yr, $680K
SS George Wilson – 1-yr, $900K
HB Anthony Allen – 1-yr, $680K
MLB Sean Spence – 1-yr, $680K
MLB Akeem Dent – 4-yr, $5.28M
MLB Pat Schiller – 1-yr, $680K
LG Harland Gunn – 1-yr, $680K
WR Brad Smith – 3-yr, $4.44M
LOLB Aaron Curry – 3-yr, $3.96M
MLB Stevenson Sylvester – 1-yr, $680K
WR Deonte Thompson – 1-yr, $720K
RT Doug Free – 2-yr, $2.98M

GB:
DT Vince Wilfork – 2-yr, $24M
CB Prince Amukamara – 4-yr, $22.8M
HB Frank Gore – 2-yr, $5.4M
WR Jerome Simpson – 4-yr, $5.64M
WR Cecil Shorts – 5-yr, $22.5M

KC:
WR Dez Bryant – 6-yr, $66M
QB Alex Smith – 3-yr, $31.5M
RE Adrian Clayborn – 4-yr, $22.4M

MIN:
DT Phil Taylor – 4-yr, $11.4M
RG Brandon Fusco – 5-yr, $21M
HB Danny Woodhead – 2-yr, $2.12M
CB Nnamdi Asomugha – 2-yr, $2.58M
TE Jordan Cameron – 3-yr, $5.31M

NE:
K Stephen Gostkowski – 2-yr, $5.16M
QB Ryan Mallett – 4-yr, $39.6M
WR Randy Moss – 1-yr, $4.58M

SEA:
RE Jared Crick – 1-yr, $680K
CB Phillip Adams – 1-yr, $790K
LT Ed Wang – 2-yr, $1.36M
FB Chris Ogbonnaya – 3-yr, $3M
FS Antwon Blake – 3-yr, $2.04M
MLB James-Michael Johnson – 1-yr, $730K
RT Tyler Polumbus – 3-yr, $9.18M
MLB T.J. Fort – 1-yr, $680K
RE Mario Addison – 2-yr, $2.16M
QB Jarvis Burks – 1-yr, $680K
CB Ras-I Dowling – 1-yr, $680K
DT Christo Bilukidi – 1-yr, $680K
LOLB Brooks Reed – 3-yr, $3.96M
FS Rafael Bush – 2-yr, $1.36M
K John Potter – 1-yr, $680K
TE Owen Daniels – 2-yr, $3.84M
HB Delone Carter – 1-yr, $730K
RE Drake Nevis – 1-yr, $720K
C Daniel Kilgore – 3-yr, $2.04M
CB Brent Grimes – 1-yr, $8.4M
HB Marcus Lattimore – 1-yr, $680K
LG Shelley Smith – 3-yr, $2.4M
WR Stephen Burton – 1-yr, $690K

WAS:
TE Kyle Rudolph – 4-yr, $9.04M contract
MLB Mason Foster – 1-yr, $710K
ROLB Dezman Moses – 2-yr, $1.5M
RG Tanner Hawkinson – 4-yr, $10.2M
MLB Nate Irving – 3-yr, $2.88M
MLB Tim Dobbins – 1-yr, $820K
WR Dezmon Briscoe – 1-yr, $770K
RT Markus Zusevics – 4-yr, $20.4M
CB Robert McClain – 1-yr, $760K
SS Mistral Raymond – 1-yr, $710K
MLB Erin Henderson – 4-yr, $5.24M
LE Da’Duan Bowers – 1-yr, $750K

Releases

ARI:
QB Drew Stanton

Draft Picks

ARI:
3- SS Wyatt Stewart
4- QB Chelton Mahone
5- WR Duncan Faircloth
6- RE Tommy Henderson

ATL:
1- MLB Torry Dunning
2- DT Bola Kose
3- ROLB Jake Cosh
4- RG Whit Woodyard
5- CB Jeron Nielson
6- LE Daimone Lucious
7- P Cameron Haywood

GB:
3- RG Devron Lynn
4- MLB Kegan Oyola
5- FS Paul Dickie
6- RT Jamie Wawrzyniak
7- TE Evince Moss

KC:
1- DT Daimone Blue
1- C Shaakir Dent
2- C Kirby Marske
3- WR DeMarcus Singleton

MIN:
1- ROLB Pappas Mellon
1- LT Austin Wheat
6- WR Sean Saxon
7- ROLB George France

NE:
1- DT George Ofori
2- LG Madison Timothy
3- QB Blake Vazquez
4- DT Charlton Maddox
4- MLB Malcome Temple
5- CB Aaryn Trahan
5- HB Patrick Martin
6- RG Khamari Tabannah
7- DT Davonnie Graham

SEA:
1- LG Leventrice Lampley
2- DT Tyrrell Durham

SF:
1- QB Sam Delagarza
2- RE Stephond Greene
3- SS Exavier Mangiro
4- WR Javon Gibbons
5- DT Dematrae Deen
6- RG Clay Dileo
7- WR Lamonte Janvion

WAS:
1- RE Bobby White
3- FS Owamagbe Akinwande
5- LT Ify Alli
6- HB Kurtis Chambers
7- WR Emmett Holsey

Pre-Season Signings

ATL:
QB Kirk Cousins
HB Bobby Rainey
K Seth Cochran

GB:
C Alex Parsons
FB Jed Collins

KC:
WR Wes Welker
FS Sherrod Martin

MIN:
LOLB Keith Rivers

SF:
FB Will Johnson

Pre-Season Cuts

ARI:
MLB Pat Schiller
SS Robert Lester
MLB Stevenson Sylvester
LT Nate Potter
FS Rashad Johnson

SEA:
FS Antwon Blake
CB Ras-I Dowling
HB Marcus Lattimore
P Jon Ryan
MLB T.J. Fort

WAS:
MLB Mason Foster
LE Da’Quan Bowers

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