Emerald Madden League: 2016 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 2016 Offseason and Preseason. User teams in caps.

2016 Offseason

Retirements

New York Giants
RG Chris Chester
FS Charles Woodson
WR Lance Moore

San Francisco
C Jonathan Goodwin
ROLB Dwight Freeney
MLB Tim Dobbins
WR Nate Washington

Re-Signings

Carolina
ROLB Desi Lane – 4 years, $3.52M
ROLB Rainey Graves – 2 years, $1.2M
LE Taiwan Gonzalez – 2 years, $1.52M
LE Devaunte Scott – 2 years, $1.52M
LOLB Pete Holland – 2 years, $1.38M
HB Lorenzo Taliaferro – 1 year, $620K

Cincinnati

FS Reggie Nelson – 2 years, $10.8M
DT Antonio Smith – 1 year, $4.4M
RG Kevin Zeitler – 4 years, $32M
LT Andrew Whitworth – 2 years, $12.8M
TE Rob Housler – 3 years, $3.6M
DT Devon Still – 2 years, $1.82M
CB Adam Jones – 1 year, $2.5M
CB Charles Tillman – 1 year, $2M
WR Mohamed Sanu – 2 years, $2.5M
SS Roman Harper – 2 years, $5.4M

Dallas
WR Dez Bryant – 6 years, $109M
FS Barry Church – 6 years, $38.4M

Denver
ROLB Danny Trevathan – 5 years, $18.5M

Jacksonville
CB William Gay – 1 year, $2.7M
RG Todd Herremans – 1 year, $1.7M
FB Lex Hilliard – 1 year, $850K
CB Corey Webster – 1 year, $1.7M
HB Jordan Todman – 1 year, $750K

Minnesota
TE Ladarius Green – 4 years, $36.5M

New York Giants
WR Rueben Randle – 4 year, $8.8M
ROLB Nigel Bradham – 5 years, $17.3M
TE Jimmy Graham – 1 year, $1.85M

Oakland
K John Potter – 2 years, $1.48M

San Francisco
LT Winston Justice – 2 years, $2.14M
WR Devin Hester – 1 year, $950K
QB Kyle Orton – 1 year, $950K
FS Omar Brown – 2 years, $1.9M
RE Stephen Bowen – 2 years, $2.08M

Seattle
RE Berry Ivory – 2 years, $2.12M
FB Derrick Coleman – 1 year, $750K
RE Benson Mayowa – 1 year, $950K

Franchise Tags

WR A.J. Green (CIN) – $12.4M
CB Josh Robinson (MIN) – $13.5M

Offseason Releases

Carolina
HB Kenjon Barner
RT David Stewart

Cincinnati
WR Tobi Alli

New York Giants
MLB Jon Beason
P Steve Weatherford
QB Zach Mettenberger
QB Ryan Nassib
LG Geoff Schwartz
DT Johnathan Hankins

San Francisco
HB Roy Helu
RE Stephen Bowen

Seatlle
WR Percy Harvin
C Max Unger
RG T.J. Lang
CB Patrick Peterson
LOLB Ryan Kerrigan
CB Dee Milliner

Trades

Arizona traded a 2016 3rd round pick (83) and a 2016 6th round pick (184) to the New York Giants for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2016 7th round pick (218).
Carolina traded LE Charles Johnson to Atlanta for HB Darren McFadden.
Dallas traded WR Robert Meachem and a 2016 4th round pick to Washington for TE Jordan Reed.
Dallas traded a 2017 3rd round pick to Atlanta for RG T.J. Lang.
Dallas traded a 2017 2nd round pick and a 2017 4th round pick to Cleveland for LT Joe Thomas.
Dallas traded RG Uche Nwaneri and a 2016 5th round pick (141) to Kansas City for LG Orlando Franklin.
Dallas traded a 2016 1st round pick (30) to Miami for HB Knowshon Moreno.
Dallas traded a 2017 1st round pick to New Orleans for MLB Brandon Spikes.
Dallas traded a 2016 7th round pick (205) to Miami for a 2017 6th round pick.
Denver traded TE Antonio Gates and HB Montee Ball to Cleveland for a 2016 1st round pick (2).
Jacksonville traded a 2016 5th round pick (150) to Cleveland for a 2017 4th round pick.
Minnesota traded WR Danario Alexander, a 2017 3rd round pick, and a 2017 4th round pick to Tampa Bay for WR Doug Baldwin.
New England traded a 2016 1st round pick (8) to Atlanta for a 2016 4th round pick (97), a 2017 1st round pick, and a 2017 2nd round pick.
New England traded a 2016 3rd round pick (72) and a 2017 3rd round pick to Miami for a 2016 1st round pick (16).
New York Giants traded a 2016 3rd round pick (83), a 2016 6th round pick (179), and a 2017 4th round pick to Buffalo for a 2017 2nd round pick.
New York Giants traded MLB Sean Lee and 2 2016 6th round picks (173 & 178) to Tampa Bay for a 2016 1st round pick (18).
New York Giants traded LOLB Akeem Ayers and a 2017 4th round pick to Atlanta for a 2017 1st round pick.
New York Giants traded LE WIlliam Hayes, LE Damontre Moore, and a 2017 5th round pick to Indianapolis for a 2017 7th round pick.
New York Giants traded LT Nate Solder and a 2017 4th round pick to Green Bay for 2 2016 1st round picks (20 & 31) and a 2016 4th round pick (126).
New York Giants traded HB Stevan Ridley, a 2016 4th round pick (126) and a 2016 6th round pick (164) to New Orleans for a 2016 1st round pick (5).
New York Giants traded a 2017 2nd round pick to Pittsburgh for WR Martavis Bryant.
New York Giants traded WR Alshon Jeffery and a 2016 6th round pick (184) to Baltimore for a 2016 1st round pick (6) and a 2017 1st round pick.
New York Giants traded WR Jacoby Jones, CB Asante Samuel, and a 2017 1st round pick to Buffalo for ROLB Kiko Alonso, a 2017 3rd round pick, and a 2017 4th round pick.
New York Giants traded a 2016 1st round pick (5) to New Orleans for 2 2017 2st round picks and a 2017 2nd round pick.
New York Giants traded a 2016 1st round pick (20) to Buffalo for a 2016 3rd round pick (83) and a 2017 1st round pick.
New York Giants traded a 2016 1st round pick (31) to Washington for a 2017 1st round pick.
Oakland traded a 2016 5th round pick (140), a 2017 2nd round pick, and a 2017 3rd round pick to Cleveland for a 2016 2nd round pick (34).
Oakland traded a 2016 2nd round pick (56), a 2016 3rd round pick (91), and a 2016 5th round pick (157) to Buffalo for a 2016 2nd round pick (41).
Oakland traded a 2016 4th round pick (106), a 2016 5th round pick (152), and a 2017 4th round pick to Baltimore for a 2016 3rd round pick (70).
Oakland traded a 2016 5th round pick (160) to Cleveland for a 2017 4th round pick.
Oakland traded a 2016 7th round pick (221) to Indianapolis for a 2017 6th round pick.
Philadelphia traded WR Riley Cooper and a 2016 4th round pick (124) to Detroit for LG Larry Warford.
Philadelphia traded C Eric Wood, WR Cody Latimer, QB Cassius Quarles, a 2016 3rd round pick (87), and a 2016 4th round pick (119) to Indianapolis for QB Andrew Luck and a 2016 1st round pick (12).
Philadelphia traded a 2016 3rd round pick (23) to Detroit for TE Zach Ertz.
Philadelphia traded a 2016 5th round pick (151), a 2016 6th round pick (183), and a 2016 7th round pick (215) to Indianapolis for WR Cody Latimer.
Philadelphia traded a 2016 1st round pick (12) to Buffalo for LOLB Ryan Kerrigan.
St. Louis traded a 2016 2nd round pick (61) to Atlanta for RT Jake Matthews.
St. Louis traded a 2016 3rd round pick (93) to Detroit for WR Riley Cooper.
St. Louis traded a 2016 3rd round pick (71) to Pittsburgh for C Maurkice Pouncey.
St. Louis traded a 2017 3rd round pick to Green Bay for RG Lorell McKay.

Free Agent Signings

Arizona
QB Jake Locker – 1 year, $680K
TE Jim Dray – 1 year, $680K
ROLB Larry English – 2 years, $1.36M
LOLB Stansly Maponga – 2 years, $1.32M
DT Roy Miller – 1 year, $680K
LG Kelechi Osemele – 4 years, $2.8M
FS Robert Blanton – 1 year, $700K
CB Tharold Simon – 1 year, $720K
WR Damian Williams 1 year, $700K

Carolina
RT Mike Adams – 4 years, $14M
SS George Iloka – 2 years, $2.4M
C Sam Brenner – 2 years, $2.03M
LT Matt Kalil – 4 years, $25M
LT Alvin Bailey – 2 years, $1.9M

Chicago
MLB Avery Williamson – 1 year, $700K
LG Edmund Kugbila – 2 years, $1.28M
LOLB Ray Armstrong – 2 years, $1.32M
TE Gerell Robinson – 1 year, $680K
DT Mitch Unrein – 1 year, $680K
FS Nat Berhe – 1 year, $570K
QB Josh Freeman – 2 years, $3.5M
RG Jon Asamoah – 4 years, $7.6M
C Ted Larsen – 4 years, $4.64M
HB C.J. Spiller – 4 years, $13.1M
LT Riley Reiff – 4 years. $16.8M
WR Brian Quick – 4 years, $6.2M
MLB Zach Brown – 4 years, $14.6M
LE Ricardo Mathews – 1 year, $680K
CB Cortland Finnegan – 1 year, $2M
CB Melvin White – 1 year, $9.37M
RE Peria Jerry – 1 year, $680K
SS Taylor Mays – 1 year, $770K
CB Aaron Ross – 1 year, $680K
ROLB Marvin Mitchell – 2 years, $1.36M
RE Chandler Jones – 4 years, $25.8M
C Josh Samuda – 2 years, $1.46M
RE Olivier Vernon – 4 years, $8.6M
QB Christian Ponder – 2 years, $3.5M
CB Champ Bailey – 1 year, $2M
CB Nickell Robey – 3 years, $5.1M

Cincinnati
LOLB Lawrence Sidbury – 1 year, $920K

Dallas
LOLB Malcolm Smith – 7 years, $15.3M
ROLD DeAndre Levy – 4 years, $28.1M
WR T.Y. Hilton – 7 years, $56.3M

Jacksonville
RG Marshal Yanda – 3 years, $19.3M
RE Willie Young – 4 years, $24.4M
TE Greg Olsen – 5 years, $34M
LOLB Dont’a Hightower: 5 years, $23M
QB Thad Lewis – 1 year, $1.12M

Minnesota
QB Philip Rivers – 1 year, $6.72M
MLB Quandre Mills – 1 year, $520K
K Randy Bullock – 3 years, $2.07M
CB Schon Sullivan – 1 year, $680K

New England
ROLB Jarvis Jones – 2 years, $1.34M
FS Johnson Bademosi – 1 year, $760K
TE Tim Wright – 2 years, $2.36M
RG Stephen Schilling – 1 year, $760K
MLB Paul Worrilow – 4 years, $18.8M
LOLB Erik Walden – 2 years, $3.04M
FS Darrell Stuckey – 3 years, $3.15M
QB Brian Hoyer – 1 year, $1.61M
HB Bernard Pierce – 4 years, $4.12M
LOLB Matt Shaghnessy – 3 years, $3.06M
FB Patrick DiMarco – 1 year, $760K
K Dustin Hopkins – 3 years, $2.07M
LE Akiem Hicks – 4 years, $16.6M
LT Jermon Bushrod – 2 years, $11M
DT Chris Jones – 2 years, $1.34M
P Ryan Allen – 1 year, $670K
CB Keldrick Kilgore – 1 year, $720K
CB Roc Carmichael – 1 year, $890K

New York Giants
SS Antrel Rolle – 1 year, $950K
DT Barry Cofield – 1 year, $950K
WR Jacoby Jones – 1 year, $950K
CB Jabari Greer – 1 year, $950K
LOLB Julius Peppers – 1 year, $950K
HB Donald Brown – 1 year, $950K
CB Asante Samuel – 1 year, $950K
TE Heath Miller – 1 year, $950K
QB Ben Roethlisberger – 1 year, $950K
CB DeAngelo Hall – 1 year, $950K
ROLB Lance Briggs – 1 year, $950K

Oakland
RG Lance Louis – 3 years, $2.04M
HB Jonathan Dwyer – 3 years, $2.64M
CB Kyle Wilson – 1 year, $1.05M
CB Justin Bethel – 1 year, $730K
CB Jerraud Powers – 1 year, $3.6M
MLB Vincent Rey – 3 years, $3.24M
HB Toby Gerhart – 3 years, $3.33M
MLB Akeem Jordan – 2 years, $5.76M
DT Kendall Langford – 2 years, $4.8M
WR Chris Givens – 4 years, $9.12M
RE Tyrunn Walker – 1 year, $680K
QB Dominique Davis – 1 year, $1M
LG Andy Levitre – 3 years, $11.6M
RE Cassius Marsh – 1 year, $680K
WR Andre Roberts – 4 years, $9.12M
HB Jamaal Charles – 6 years, $109M

Philadelphia
LG Josh Sitton –  4 years, $18.8M
LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson – 3 years, $29.5M
C A.Q. Shipley – 1 year, $730K
CB Antonio Cromartie – 4 years, $6.64M
RT Marcus Gilbert – 4 years, $17.2M
QB Michael Vick – 1 year, $1.12M
K Caleb Sturgis – 1 year, $850K
CB Patrick Peterson – 7 years, $131M
HB C.J. Anderson – 1 year, $840K
QB Ryan Tannehill – 5 years, $9.36M
WR Malcom Floyd – 2 years, $2.4M

San Francisco
RE Justin Smith – 1 year, $2.3M
CB Tramon Williams – 1 year, $3.84M
P Andy Lee – 1 year, $2.06M
LE Mike Neal – 3 years, $9.6M
MLB Wesley Woodyard – 3 years, $14.4M
CB Josh Norman – 2 years, $6.9M

Seattle
C Nick Hardwick – 1 year, $1.16M
QB Garrett McClain – 1 year, $860K
ROLB Chad Greenway – 1 year, $1.28M
P Colt McCray – 1 year, $490K
LT Kalvin Beachum – 4 years, $5.19M
RE David Bass – 2 years, $1.8M
WR Brandon Coleman – 1 year, $780K
CB Phillip Gaines – 1 year, $850K
WR Marquess Wilson – 1 year, $660K
WR Percy Harvin – 5 years, $34.3M
DT Frank Asante – 1 year, $490K

St. Louis
MLB Darryl Sharpton – 4 years, $6.84M
TE Derek Carrier – 1 year, $680K
CB Dominique Franks – 1 year, $680K
CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste – 1 year, $630K
QB Joe Flacco – 1 year, $4.9M
WR Quinton Patton – 1 year, $540K

Draft Picks

Arizona
1-QB Christian Mcneal
2-LOLB Rajaan Parham
4-CB DeVonne Nunley
7-RT Jackson Galvin
7-RT William Silva

Chicago
2-WR Oscar Riddick
3-LG Orrin Massey

Cincinnati
1-ROLB Kameron Hennings
2-CB Donald Price
3-ROLB Duncan Fitzpatrick
5-K Zach Garcia
6-WR Monte Heard
7-ROLB Allen Carpenter

Dallas
6-RT Turner Knox

Denver
1-CB Manasee Hobbs
2-HB Jahred Easton
3-TE Kirby Hopkins
4-CB Larry Beatty
5-WR Ezayi Alli
6-WR R.T. Hanna
7-WR Connor Moody

Jacksonville
1-MLB Wisler Buchanan
2-QB Caddarreus Drake
3-CB Tyree Barber
3-CB Brock Joyner
4-WR Rickey Oliver
6-RT Bram Powe
7-DT Mason Charles

New England
1-RE Ciante Sampson
2-SS Ramorius Stover
4-RG Jackson Cole
4-LT Rashon Taylor
5-LE Lequinton Klein
6-WR Arron Timmons
7-CB Decatur Hill

New York Giants
1-HB DeMarcus Dobbs
1-CB Evince Pope
3-WR DeMarcus Manning

Oakland
2-DT Grant Ajala
2-LE Quenton Rucker
3-DT Donivan Johnson

Philadelphia
1-SS D’Cody Ayers

Seattle
6-WR DaDa Maggitt
7-CB Dalen Gray

St. Louis
1-DT Francis Golden
1-QB Lamanski Brock
1-ROLB Drake Sherman
2-WR Frank Rogers
2-RE Jayvon Dean
6-ROLB Fredrick Holland
7-HB Jabari Mays

Preseason Signings

Arizona
P Shawn Powell
K Nick Novak

Chicago Bears
P Randy English
P Dustin Colquitt

Chicago Cougars (formerly St. Louis Rams)
DT Sylvester Williams

Cincinnati
CB Greg Toler
MLB D.J. Smith

Dallas
P Adam Podlesh

Denver
C Chris Myers
HB Andrew Hale

Minnesota
LG Roman Harewood
P Sam Koch

New York Giants
FB Owamagbe Asante
WR Leonard Hankerson
RG Adam Snyder
K Cincent Fernandez
P Pat O’Donnell
LT Levi Brown
WR Earl Bennett
WR T.J. Graham
WR Mike Brown
SS Antoine Bethea
LG Geoff Schwartz
DT Sammie Hill
DT Glenn Dorsey
WR Demetruce Hartman
WR Bayele Little
WR Kenny Avery
WR Xavior Lewis
WR Vaetuitonga Avery

San Francisco
DT Johnathan Hankins
WR Mario Manningham
CB Dee Milliner
CB Walter Thurmond
RE Jason Hatcher
LE Alan Branch

Seattle
WR Corin Beck
LT Nick McCain
CB Keelan Gholston
ROLB Cris Poole
DT Greard Elmore
LOLB Artie Blair
LG Gary Walker

Preseason Trades

San Francisco traded HB Carlos Hyde and a 2018 1st round pick to Buffalo for HB Arian Foster.
San Francisco traded WR Jarrett Boykin and a 2018 3rd round pick to Baltimore for WR Torrey Smith.
San Francisco traded a 2018 2nd round pick and a 2018 4th round pick to San Diego for HB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Preseason Releases

Chicago Bears
RE Peria Jerry
LOLB Dan Hansen
MLB Avery Williamson
CB Aaron Ross
P Dustin Colquitt

Jacksonville
RT Bram Powe
C Luke Bowanko
LOLB Ethni Umodu
WR Ace Sanders

New England
LE Rob Ninkovich
HB Rashad Walker

Seattle
DT Frank Asante
DT Andres Bowles
ROLB Chad Greenway

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