Emerald Madden League: 2015 Offseason and Preseason Recap

The Emerald Madden League is a Madden NFL 15 Connected Franchise league for Xbox One. For league details, click here. To join, email me with your Xbox Live gamertag. Here’s the recap of the offseason and preseason of the 2015 season.

Offseason Recap

Retirements

DT Dwan Edwards (CAR)
DT Colin Cole (CAR)
HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (CIN)
WR Plaxico Burress (MIN)
WR Santana Moss (MIN)
K Phil Dawson (SF)
CB Quentin Jammer (SEA)

Re-Signings

Carolina
RE Greg Hardy – 6 years, $107M
WR Brandon Tate – 2 years, $1.6M
TE Ed Dickson – 2 years, $2.2M
LG Richie Incognito – 2 years, $7.2M
RG Uche Nwaneri – 2 years, $8M
RT David Stewart – 2 years, $6.6M
ROLB Desmond Bishop – 3 years, $7.65M
LOLB Jason Williams – 1 year, $750K

Cincinnati
WR A.J. Green – 1 year, $12.2M

Jacksonville
CB Corey Webster – 1 year, $2M
FB Lex Hilliard – 1 year, $850K
RT Austin Pasztor – 3 years, $2.25M
HB Jordan Todman – 1 year, $750K

Minnesota
WR Julio Jones – 6 years, $72M
RT Brennan Williams – 3 years, $1.95M
CB Derek Cox – 1 year, $1.7M
RT Jeremy Trueblood – 2 years, $1.9M
C Josh Samuda – 1 year, $700K

San Francisco
CB Brandon Flowers – 1 year, $8.1M

Seattle
MLB K.J. Wright – 6 years, $35.4M
DT Anthony Johnson – 2 years, $1.24M
CB Chris Culliver – 3 years, $5.43M

Franchise Tags

QB Cam Newton (CAR) – $18.8M
QB Andy Dalton (CIN) – $18.8M
DT Ndamukong Suh (MIN) – $12.7M
LOLB Malcolm Smith (SEA) – $6M

Trades

Carolina traded CB Brent Grimes to Seattle for HB Robert Turbin, DT Jesse Williams, and RT Justin Britt.
Carolina traded SS Eric Berry, a 2015 7th round pick (222), and a 2016 7th round pick to San Diego for SS Marcus Gilchrist.
Carolina traded TE Greg Olsen, CB Antonio Cromartie, and WR Steve Smith to Atlanta for CB Desmond Trufant.
Denver traded QB Peyton Manning, WR Emmanuel Sanders, and a 2015 1st round pick (16) to Pittsburgh for MLB Lawrence Timmons and CB Cortez Allen.
Denver traded LE Malik Jackson, DT Sylvester Williams, and a 2015 2nd round pick (48) to Cleveland for QB Johnny Manziel.
Denver traded QB Brock Osweiler, a 2015 3rd round pick (80), and a 2015 4th round pick (124) to Buffalo for DT Kyle Williams.
Denver traded WR Cody Latimer and a 2015 5th round pick (144) to Philadelphia for LG Evan Mathis.
Denver traded a 2015 5th round pick (151), and a 2015 6th round pick (176), and a 2015 7th round pick (208) to Chicago for a 2015 3rd round pick (87).
Denver traded HB Ronnie Hillman and a 2015 3rd round pick to (87) to Philadelphia for HB Darren Sproles.
Jacksonville traded HB Denard Robinson and a 2015 3rd round pick (73) to San Francisco for HB Marcus Lattimore.
Jacksonville traded HB Toby Gerhart, RE Jason Babin, and a 2015 6th round pick (169) to New Orleans for a 2015 2nd round pick (45).
Minnesota traded FB Jerome Felton, TE Zach Ertz, and LT Matt Kalil to Detroit for a 2015 1st round pick (2).
Minnesota traded HB Adrian Peterson, ROLB Chad Greenway, and LE Brian Robison to Atlanta for a 2015 1st round pick (3).
Minnesota traded LOLB Larry Dean, CB Shaun Prater, and CB Derek Cox to New Orleans for a 2015 3rd round pick (77).
Minnesota traded LE Scott Crichton, LG David Yankey, and a 2016 7th round pick to Cleveland for a 2015 3rd round pick (78).
Minnesota traded a 2015 3rd round pick (78), a 2016 5th round pick, and a 2016 6th round pick to Dallas for RE Clay Matthews.
Minnesota traded a 2015 1st round pick (2) to Indianapolis for a 2015 1st round pick (11) and a 2015 2nd round pick (43).
Minnesota traded a 2015 1st round pick (3) to Tennessee for a 2015 1st round pick (7) and a 2015 2nd round pick (39).
Minnesota traded a MLB Audie Cole, 2015 1st round pick (7), and a 2015 7th round pick (218) to St. Louis for a 2015 1st round pick (10) and a 2015 2nd round pick (42).
Minnesota traded LT Antonio Richardson to Pittsburgh for a 2015 5th round pick (154).
Minnesota traded ROLB Gerald Hodges, ROLB Brandon Watts, and MLB Michael Mauti to Chicago for a 2015 6th round pick (183).
Minnesota traded a 2015 1st round pick (10) and a 2015 5th round pick (154) to Green Bay for LG Josh Sitton.
San Francisco traded RE Justin Smith to Kansas City for TE Travis Kelce.
San Francisco traded QB Colin Kaepernick, a 2015 6th round pick (171), and a 2016 5th round pick to Oakland for 2 2015 1st round picks (1 and 26).
San Francisco traded DT Ian Williams and a 2015 1st round pick (26) to Buffalo for DT Marcell Dareus.
San Francisco traded WR Anquan Boldin, a 2015 6th round pick (188), and a 2016 6th round pick to Arizona for a 2015 2nd round pick (49).
San Francisco traded a 2015 2nd round pick (49) to Philadelphia for QB Matt Barkley.
San Francisco traded HB Carlos Hyde and a 2015 3rd round pick (73) to Detroit for HB Joique Bell.
San Francisco traded HB Frank Gore, a 2015 1st round pick (1), and a 2016 7th round pick to Miami for 3 2015 1st round picks (8,18, and 28).
San Francisco traded CB Tramaine Brock and a 2015 1st round pick (28) to Kansas City for CB Sean Smith.
San Francisco traded a 2015 1st round pick (18) to Indianapolis for HB Trent Richardson.
San Francisco traded a 2015 1st round pick (8) to Kansas City for P Dustin Colquitt and K Ryan Succop.
San Francisco traded CB Cortland Finnegan to Chicago for a 2015 4th round pick (119), a 2015 5th round pick (151), and a 2015 6th round pick (176).
San Francisco traded CB Corey Graham, a 2015 4th round pick (119), and a 2015 5th round pick (151) to Buffalo for CB Leodis McKelvin and FS Duke Williams.
San Francisco traded LOLB Ahmad Brooks to Tampa Bay for a 2015 6th round pick (175), a 2015 7th round pick (207), and a 2016 7th round pick.
San Francisco traded a 2015 7th round pick (207) and a 2016 7th round pick to Buffalo for a 2015 6th round pick (174).
San Francisco traded 3 2015 6th round picks (174, 175, and 176) to St. Louis for a 2015 5th round pick (138) and 2 2015 7th round picks (213 and 218).
San Francisco traded MLB Chris Borland to Chicago for 2 2015 7th round picks (208 and 215).
Seattle traded a 2016 3rd round pick to Houston for LG Ben Jones.
Seattle traded TE Zach Miller to Philadelphia for RT Lane Johnson.
Seattle traded CB Chris Culliver to Miami for TE Arthur Lynch.
Seattle traded WR Calvin Johnson, LOLB Malcolm Smith, and a 2016 1st round pick to Dallas for WR Josh Gordon.
Seattle traded WR Doug Baldwin, CB Asante Samuel, and a 2016 2nd round pick to Tampa Bay for WR Mike Evans.

Free Agent Signings

Carolina
TE Kyle Adams – 1 year, $800K
C Demetrius Rhaney – 1 year, $530K
FS Ahmad Black – 2 years, $1.6M
DT Terrence Cody – 2 years, $1.6M
QB Terrelle Pryor – 2 years, $4.6M
CB Antonio Cromartie – 1 year, $6.75M
TE D.C. Jefferson – 4 years, $6.6M
QB Austin Davis – 1 year, $970K
CB Chris Harris – 4 years, $17.8M
RG Trai Turner – 3 years, $3.81M
LT J’Marcus Webb – 4 years, $7.88M

Cincinnati
LG Ben Grubbs – 3 years, $15.3M
ROLB Chase Blackburn – 1 year, $990K
CB Charles Tillman – 1 year, $4.07M
C Jeremy Zuttah – 4 years, $10M
LOLB Chris Smith – 2 years, $3.5M
FS Rahim Moore – 6 years, $41.9M
MLB Joe Mays – 3 years, $17.5M

Denver
WR Jermaine Kearse – 4 years, $11M
LE Jason Jones – 3 years, $8.4M
ROLB O’Brien Schofield – 2 year, $1.6M
C J.D. Walton – 3 years, $2.67M
DT B.J. Raji – 2 year, $5.94M
DT Mitch Unrein – 1 year, $800K
RG David Arkin – 1 year, $800K
TE Lance Kendricks – 4 year, $6.6M
LG Gabe Carimi – 4 year, $3.72M
SS Jordan Kovacs – 1 year, $950K
LG Jah Reid – 4 year, $7.84M
FS Andrew Sendejo – 3 year, $2.55M
TE Antonio Gates – 2 year, $4.42M
DT Tony McDaniel – 2 year, $5.94M
CB Tarell Brown – 1 year, $6.7M
WR Hakeem Nicks – 4 years, $20.2M
LT Oniel Cousins – 1 year, $980K
WR Griff Whalen – 2 years, $1.94M
FB Le’Ron McClain – 3 years, $3.35M

Jacksonville
RT Doug Free – 3 year, $12M
HB Ryan Mathews – 4 years, $10.5M
FS Stevie Brown – 4 years, $18.8M
ROLB Spencer Paysinger – 4 years, $9.2M
LG Clint Boling – 5 years, $21M
CB William Gay – 1 year, $3.21M
C Will Montgomery – 3 years, $18.5M
RG Todd Herremans – 1 year, $5M

Minnesota
WR Jeremy Maclin – 4 years, $16.6M
WR Danario Alexander – 4 years, $13.9M
LT Tyron Smith – 7 years, $105M
WR Mike Wallace – 4 years, $18.9M
CB Darrelle Revis – 2 years, $44M

San Francisco
WR Roddy White – 3 years, $15M
CB Robert McClain – 1 year, $710K
WR Kris Durham – 1 year, $690K
DT Domata Peko – 1 year, $820K

Seattle
CB Asante Samuel – 1 year, $3.74M
LG Daryn Colledge – 1 year, $2M
LE Brandon Bair – 1 year, $640K
TE Niles Paul – 1 year, $860K
WR Dane Sanzenbacher – 1 year, $730K
HB James White – 1 year, $510K
CB Jimmy Smith – 4 years, $21.2M
LT Charles Brown – 4 years, $4.8M
CB Prince Amukamara – 4 years, $21.3M
QB Brady Quinn – 1 year, $850K
HB Mark Ingram – 5 years, $8.7M
LT Levi Brown – 2 years, $2.4M
ROLB – Jabaal Sheard – 5 years, $18.8M
QB Michael Vick – 1 year, $1.75M
LOLB Sam Acho – 3 years, $7.83M

Releases

Carolina
HB Jonathan Stewart
FS Thomas Decoud

Cincinnati
WR Ryan Whalen
RE Robert Geathers
RG T.J. Johnson

Minnesota
LG Charlie Johnson
QB Matt Cassel
P Jeff Locke
CB Antone Exum
FS Robert Blanton
RT Jeremy Trueblood

San Francsico
P Andy Lee
WR Stevie Johnson

Seattle
LG Greg Van Roten
LT Russell Okung
HB Reggie Bush

Draft Picks

Cincinnati
1-LOLB Stanley Randall
2-WR Angelo Powers
3-TE Pete Floyd
4-HB Deandre Morris
5-ROLB Traivon Dorsey
6-K Ryen Shepherd
7-WR Tobi Alli

Jacksonville
1-LT Aspha Russell
2-DT Evan Marsh
2-TE Julian Ramsey
4-LOLB Ethni Umodu
5-SS Jermarcus Graves
7-ROLB RaKayle Clarke

Minnesota
1-CB El Jean
2-RG Cole Brown
2-RT Stuart Warren
2-LE Avery Greer
3-C Layne Coley
6-SS Wisler Farmer

New England
1-C Tavin Franks
2-LE Matthew Long
3-HB Bruce Adams
4-MLB Aram Givens
5-HB Rashad Walker
6-HB Muhasibi Hairston

San Francisco
5-WR Wayne Kitchens
5-LOLB Wilfred Hopkins

Seattle
2-WR Zeke Taylor
6-RG Durrel Rice
7-Andres Bowles

Preseason Transactions

Carolina
Signed HB Lance Dunbar.
Signed WR Tyrus McClure.
Signed LE Taiwan Gonzalez.
Signed MLB Larry Foote.
Signed CB Jabari Greer.
Signed WR Tevyn Hunter.
Signed ROLB Rainey Graves.
Released WR Tyrus McClure.

Cincinnati
Signed SS Roman Harper.
Signed K Nick Novak.
Signed TE Rob Housler.
Signed DT Drake Nevis.
Signed DT Antonio Smith.

Jacksonville
RE Chris Clemons retired.
Signed RE Will Smith.
Released SS Jermarcus Graves.
Released RT Cameron Bradfield.
Released RG Sam Young.

Minnesota
Signed MLB Josh Bynes.
Signed P Jeff Locke.
Signed QB Matt Cassel.

New England
Signed K Garrett Hartley.

San Francisco
Traded SS Reshad Jones to Arizona for a 2016 5th round pick and 2 2016 6th round picks.
Signed SS Brandon Meriweather.
Signed LT Winston Justice.Signed LG Rob Sims.
Signed C Jonathan Goodwin.
Signed FS Omar Brown.
Signed ROLB Dwight Freeney.
Signed MLB Tim Dobbins.
Traded RG RG Alex Boone, a 2017 1st round pick, and a 2017 2nd round pick to Pittsburgh for RG David DeCastro.

Seattle
Signed LT Donald Penn.
Signed RE Berry Ivory.
Signed LOLB Jonathan Casillas.
Signed LT DeMarcus Love.
Signed LG Bryant Browning.
Signed LE Adam Carriker.
Released LT DeMarcus Love.
Released LT Levi Brown.
Released CB Tharold Simon.
Released QB Brady Quinn.
Released LT Alvin Bailey.
Signed LT Will Beatty.

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