ION Madden League: 2016 Offseason 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 Conference Championship of the 2015 season, Super Bowl L, and the season awards. User teams are in caps.

RetirementsArizona
RE Darnell Dockett
TE Antonio Gates

Carolina
TE Kellen Winslow

Green Bay
HB Frank Gore
DT Vince Wilfork

Kansas City
WR Wes Welker

Minnesota
CB Nnamdi Asomugha
DT Tommy Kelly
RE Jared Allen

New England
QB Matt Cassel

Washington
HB Darren Sproles

Releases

Arizona
LT Levi Brown
FS Laron Landry

Carolina
LE Charles Johnson
HB LaRod Stephens-Howling
HB Jonathan Stewart

Chicago
LG Chilo Rachal
LT Jermon Bushrod
HB O’Neal Fulton

Franchise Tag

TE Greg Olsen (CAR) was franchise tagged for $7.72M.
LOLB Nick Perry (GB) was franchise tagged for $11.1M.
CB Alfonzo Dennard (NE) was franchise tagged for $13.2M.
LT Trent Williams (WAS) was franchise tagged for $11.8M.

Re-Signings

Carolina
P Kennedt Ajawara – 3 yr- $5.58M

Green Bay
K Mason Crosby – 3-yr, $9M

New England
WR Sidney Rice – 4-yr, $6M
RE Chandler Jones – 4-yr, $14M
LE Jake Bequette – 1-yr, $750K
HB Brandon Jackson – 1-yr, $1M

Free Agent Signings

Arizona
CB Johnathan Joseph – 2-yr, $13.8M
LOLB Andy Studebaker – 1-yr, $800K
QB Vince Young – 1-yr, $2.15M
RG Antoine Caldwell – 3-yr, $6M
RT Kelvin Beachum – 4-yr, $4.6M
DT Nicolas Jean Baptiste – 1-yr, $650K
C Mike Gibson – 2-yr, $1.6M
QB Tyrod Taylor – 2-yr, $2.7M
SS M.D. Jennings – 1-yr, $650K
QB Terrelle Pryor – 2-r, $4.8M
HB Marshawn Lynch – 6-yr, $61.8M
LE Malik Jackson – 1-yr, $650K
RG Keith Williams – 1-yr, $650K
CB Cary Williams – 1-yr, $1M
FS Ryan Clark – 1-yr, $2.5M
RE Devon Still – 4-yr, $4.4M
WR Quinton Patton – 2-yr, $1.3M
CB Trumaine Johnson – 2-yr, $2.2M
WR Austin Pettis – 3-yr, $2.25M
WR Josh Gordon – 5-yr, $28M

Carolina
LaMichael James – 2-yr, $1.28M
HB Chris Ivory – 2-yr, $1.8M
CB Josh Norman – 1-yr, $1.35M
CB Casey Hayward – 5-yr, $38.5M
FS Sherrod Martin – 3-yr, $6.15M
MLB A.J. Hawk – 2-yr, $8M
QB Josh Johnson – 1-yr, $1.35M
LG Paul McQuistan – 1-yr, $900K
ROLB Julian Stanford – 2-yr, $1.36M
CB Leon Hall – 1-yr, $5.72M
LG Ramon Foster – 1-yr, $800K
LOLB Aaron Maybin – 3-yr, $2.55M
FS Charles Godfrey – 5-yr, $27.5M
LOLB Keith Rivers – 1-yr, $800K

Chicago
HB C.J. Spiller – 6-yr, $27M
CB Mike Jenkins – 1-yr, $3M
HB Joseph Randle – 2-yr, $1.4M
WR Rueben Randle – 5-yr, $25M
RT Michael Oher – 5-yr, $39.5M

Kansas City
CB D.J. Moore – 2-yr, $5.4M

Minnesota
K Nick Folk – 2-yr, $2M
C Mike Pouncey – 5-yr, $30M
DT Paul Soliai – 2-yr, $7.2M
HB Andre Ellington – 2-yr, $1.4M
QB Blaine Gabbert – 2-yr, $1.4M
FS Harrison Smith – 5-yr, $31.5M
LE Shea McClellin – 4-yr, $20M
SS Mark Barron – 4-yr, $30.4M
WR Michael Floyd – 4-yr, $10.4M

New England
TE James Hanna – 3-yr, $5.01M
LG Kelechi Osemele – 4-yr, $10M

Seattle
RE Jared Crick – 1-yr, $680K

Tennessee
WR Chris Givens – 2-yr, $1.42M
HB Matt Forte – 3-yr, $12.6M
LT Will Svitek – 1-yr, $1M

Washington
FB Will Johnson – 1-yr, $720K
ROLB Vinny Curry – 2-yr, $1.36M
SS Brandon Hardin – 2-yr, $1.36M
SS Winston Guy – 1-yr, $680K
LE Tyrone Crawford – 1-yr, $680K
WR Mohamed Sanu – 1-yr, $680K
SS Matthew Daniels – 1-yr, $680K
CB Byron Maxwell – 1-yr, $700K
P Dylan Griffin – 1-yr, $680K

Trades

Arizona traded a 2016 4th round pick (115) to New York Jets for CB Javier Arenas.
Arizona traded a 2017 4th round pick to Detroit for HB Reggie Bush.
Carolina traded a 2016 1st round pick (21) to San Diego for RE Aldon Smith.
Carolina traded a 2016 2nd round pick (53) and a 2016 3rd round pick (85) to Tampa Bay for DT Akeem Spence.
Carolina traded a 2017 1st round pick, a 2017 2nd round pick, and a 2017 3rd round pick to Detroit for RE Ezekiel Ansah.
Carolina traded a 2016 5th round pick (149), a 2016 6th round pick (181), and a 2017 5th round pick to Pittsburgh for WR Markus Wheaton.
Chicago traded a 2016 3rd round pick (173) and a 2016 4th round pick (201) to Oakland for RT Menelik Watson.
Chicago traded a 2016 5th round pick (141) and a 2017 7th round pick to Denver for LG Jaren Hutson and a 2016 6th round pick (176).
Chicago traded a 2016 4th round pick (109) to San Francisco for MLB Patrick Willis.
Chicago traded CB Kyle Arrington to Cincinnati for a 2016 6th round pick (171).
Chicago traded a 2017 4th round pick a 2 2017 5th round picks to Los Angeles for CB Dwayne Gratz and HB Kendall Hunter.
Chicago traded a 2016 6th round pick (176) and a 2017 6th round pick to St. Louis for HB Darren McFadden.
Kansas City traded a 2017 1st round pick to Detroit for LE Nick Fairley.
Kansas City traded HB Knile Davis, a 2017 2nd round pick, and a 2017 3rd round pick to Tampa Bay for a 2016 1st round pick (10).
Kansas City traded MLB Dametric Carrothers and a 2017 4th round pick to Oakland for a 2017 1st round pick.
Minnesota traded a 2016 5th round pick (151) to Tampa Bay for CB Johnthan Banks.
Minnesota traded a 2017 4th round pick and a 2017 5th round pick to Seattle for ROLB Jelani Jenkins and CB D.J. Hayden.
Minnesota traded C John Sullivan and a 2016 6th round pick (183) to Buffalo for WR Robert Woods and a 2016 4th round pick (123).
New England traded LG Ramon Harewood and a 2016 3rd round pick (96) to Dallas for a 2016 1st round pick (6).
New England traded a 2016 7th round pick (224) to St. Louis for a 2017 7th round pick.
Tennessee traded SS Bernard Pollard and 2 2016 2nd round draft picks (37 & 62) to San Diego for WR Keenan Allen and a 2016 1st round pick (2).
Washington traded a 2016 1st round pick (29) and a 2016 3rd round pick (95) to Los Angeles for a 2016 1st round pick (17).
Washington traded a 2016 2nd round pick (63) to Philadelphia for a 2017 2nd round pick.

Draft Picks

Arizona
2-SS Shadi Afo
3-RE Reid Lockavitch
3-ROLB Keylo Hutchins
6-RG Quadorias Esparza
6-QB Ty Glears

Carolina
7-SS Wilson Middlebrooks
7-K Blair Redden
7-HB Telvin Barr

Chicago
1-DT Anthony Bodison
2-ROLB Tyren Odle
3-RE Mustafa Lattimore
4-P Bram Deitz
6-CB Lincoln Bulter
7-WR Dietric Moorhouse

Green Bay
2-C Lee Kose
3-SS Vinny Bass
4-MLB Joshua Jaynes
5-CB Arie Ofori
6-CB Antwon Sessions
7-RT Pierre Bialkowski

Kansas City
1-LG Faitele Showers
1-MLB Wolverine Justice
7-HB Jeffrey Alden

Minnesota
1-TE Devae McCall
2-QB Jimmy Echavaria
4-TE J.D. Ryan
7-LE Marquez Hunter

New England
1-LT Treble Greene
1-TE Torri Dickerson
2-QB Jonny Beazley
4-CB Cornel Burton
5-RE Willis Peppers
6-DT Eduardo Wheeler

Tennessee
1-LT Trouble Greene
4-LE Anton McKeever
5-K Patrick Hadley
7-LOLB Lakarius Bars

Washington
1-LE Duante Hawkins
1-MLB Korbin Conley
3-LT Mavin Hardy
4-C Kyran Cunningham
5-P Wyatt Skinner
6-LG Michael Schmidt
7-RG Demarco Thompkins

Pre-Season Transactions
P Madison McLeondon was signed by Arizona.
LT Cameron Bradfield was signed by Kansas City.
P Jeff Locke was signed by Kansas City.
CB Carlos Rodgers was signed by Kansas City.
LE Charles Johnson was signed by Carolina.
RT Jason Smith was signed by Carolina.
FB Stanley Havili was signed by Green Bay.
LT Andrew Whitworth was signed by Chicago.
SS Winston Guy was released by Washington.
LE Tyrone Crawford was released by Washington.
DT Eduardo Wheeler was released by New England.
RE Willis Peppers was released by New England.
RE Tommy Henderson was released by Arizona.
WR Austin Pettis was released by Arizona.
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