Emerald Madden League ’16: 2015 Off Season Recap

The Emerald Madden League is a Madden NFL 16 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 2015 off season.

2015 Off Season

HC Griffin Murphy (NE) was fired.
HC Chuck Pagano signed with the New York Giants.
HC Demetrius Turner signed with Atlanta.

Retirements

Atlanta
K Matt Bryant
WR Roddy White

Cincinnati
LT Andrew Whitworth

Green Bay
ROLB Julius Peppers
P Mat McBriar

Indianapolis
QB Matt Hasselbeck
K Adam Vinatieri
HB Frank Gore
C Jonathan Goodwin
WR Andre Johnson

New York Giants
K Josh Brown
C Chris Myers
WR Reggie Wayne
DT Jonathan Babineaux
WR Wes Welker
ROLB Lance Briggs

New York Jets
ROLB Jason Babin

Philadelphia
P Donnie Jones

San Diego
HB Danny Woodhead
K Shayne Graham

Seattle
C Roberto Garza

Tampa Bay
K Billy Cundiff
CB Terence Newman

Re-Signings

Atlanta
MLB Zaviar Gooden – 4 years, $15.4M
FS Charles Godfrey – 3 years, $3.13M
WR Leonard Hanekrson – 3 years, $2.94M
RE Adrian Clayborn – 4 years, $4.92M

Cincinnati
WR A.J. Green – 5 years, $53.5M
WR Mohamed Sanu – 4 years, $22.4M
FS Reggie Nelson – 2 years, $7.2M
SS George Iloka – 4 years, $32.8M
RE Wallace Gilberry – 3 years, $3.36M
CB Adam Jones – 1 year, $3.8M
CB Josh Robinson – 3 years, $8.1M
LG Will Rackley – 2 years, $1.5M

Kansas City
FS Husain Abdullah – 4 years, $12.4M
DT Jaye Howard – 3 years, $3.15M
RT Donald Stephenson – 4 years, $6.8M
HB Darrin Reaves – 1 year, $700K
TE Demetrius Harris – 1 year, $1.05M
RT Derek Sherrod – 1 year, $810K

New York Giants
CB Prince Amukamara – 5 years, $49M
ROLB Jacquian Williams – 5 years, $23M

New York Jets
ROLB Quinton Coples – 5 years, $19.5M

Philadelphia
LE Cedric Thornton – 4 years, $13.6M
WR Jarius Wright – 3 years, $3.63M

San Diego
LE Ricardo Mathews – 1 year, $1.7M

Seattle
LG Alvin Bailey – 4 years, $22.4M
WR Jermaine Kearse – 4 years, $13.6M
CB jeremy Lane – 4 years, $14.8M
P Jon Ryan – 1 year, $1.8M
WR Chris Matthews – 4 years, $8.84M

Tampa Bay
WR Taylor Gabriel – 1 year, $850K

Releases

Atlanta
HB Devonta Freeman
RE Cliff Matthews
DT Ra’Shede Hageman

New York Jets
TE Joseph Fauria
TE Jeff Cumberland
MLB David Harris
C Russell Bodine
K Nick Folk

New York Giants
QB Jay Cutler

Seattle
CB Cary Williams
WR Kevin Norwood
CB Tharold Simon
CB Mohammed Seisay
HB Theo Riddick
SS Dion Bailey
QB R.J. Archer

Tampa Bay
LG Logan Mankins

Franchise Tags

CB Leon Hall (CIN) – $12M
ROLB Tamba Hali – $8.6M
TE Antonio Gates (SD) – $8.68M
RG J.R. Sweezy (SEA) – $5.64M

Trades

Atlanta traded a 2016 7th round pick (224) and a 2017 3rd round pick to Minnesota for a 2016 3rd round pick (96).
New York Giants traded 2 2016 2nd round picks (52 and 57) and a 2016 5th round pick (153) to Houston for RE Jadeveon Clowney.
New York Giants traded a 2016 2nd round pick (35) to Miami for WR Jarvis Landry.
New York Giants traded a 2016 2nd round pick (34) to St. Louis for a 2016 3rd round pick (77), a 2016 4th round pick (109), and a 2016 5th round pick (142).
New York Giants traded a 2016 6th round pick (185) to New England for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
Philadelphia traded HB DeMarco Murray, LT Jason Peters, and a 2016 4th round pick (125) to Chicago for RG Kyle Long, a 2016 1st round pick (1), and a 2016 2nd round pick (33).
Philadelphia traded MLB Kiko Alonso, a 2016 3rd round pick (74), and a 2016 7th round pick (221) to Green Bay for 2 2016 1st round picks (23 and 27) and a 2017 1st round pick.
Philadelphia traded a 2016 1st round pick (29), a 2016 3rd round pick (69), and a 2017 4th round pick to Minnesota for a 2016 1st round pick (10).
Seattle traded a 2016 3rd round pick (68) to Jacksonville for RG Brandon Linder.
Seattle traded MLB Bobby Wagner and a 2016 6th round pick (182) to Houston for a 2016 1st round pick (4).
Seattle traded a 2017 7th round pick to Jacksonville for RE Michael Bennett.
Seattle traded RE Michael Bennett and a 2016 3rd round pick (86) to Washington for a 2016 1st round pick (8), a 2016 3rd round pick (72), and a 2016 4th round pick (104).

Free Agent Signings

Atlanta
MLB Zach Brown – 4 years, $6.48M
DT Damon Harrison – 5 years, $59.5M
K Brandon McManus – 4 years, $7.28M
DT Sealver Siliga – 3 years, $5.84M
HB Chris Ivory – 4 years, $16M
FS Rafael Bush – 4 years, $10.8M
WR Malcom Floyd – 2 years, $9M

Cincinnati
LT Donald Penn – 2 years, $7.7M
CB Brandon Boykin – 4 years, $16M

Green Bay
P Robert Malone – 2 years, $1.26M
SS Bradley McDougald – 4 years, $5.4M
HB Shonn Greene – 3 years, $2.7M
DT Chris Neild – 1 year, $700K
ROLB Robert Mathis – 1 year, $3.04M
MLB Craig Robertson – 4 years, $6.12M
FB Mike Tolbert – 3 years, $5.25M
P Brad Nortman – 6 years, $17M
HB Stevan Ridley – 4 years, $4.92M
LE Tony Jerod -Eddie – 3 years, $3.09M
DT Terrence Cody – 1 year, $730K
DT Terrell McClain – 1 year, $720K

Kansas City
C Will Montgomery – 2 years, $4.95M
RG Mackenzy Bernadeau – 3 years, $8.94M
ROLB DeMarcus Ware – 1 year, $1.5M
FS David Bruton – 4 years, $6.24M

New York Giants
WR Corey Washington – 1 year,$1.05M
DT Tyrone Crawford – 4 years, $12.2M
QB Jay Cutler – 1 year, $980K
TE James Casey – 3 years, $3.93M
LG Ronald Leary – 5 years, $39.5M
WR Marvin Jones –  3 years, $2.76M
CB Brandon Harris – 3 years, $2.32M
SS Mike Adams – 1 year, $1.37M
WR Josh Gordon – 6 years, $51.9M
CB Charles Tillman – 1 year, $980K
TE Marcedes Lewis – 1 year, $980K
CB Alan Ball – 1 year, $980K

New York Jets
FB John Kuhn – 1 year, $4.4M
RG Ryan Wendell – 3 years, $5.82M
HB Lamar Miller – 5 years, $16.3M

Philadelphia
C Stefen Wisniewski – 1 year, $2.6M
LT Kelvin Beachum – 5 years, $43.2M
FB Jackie Battle – 2 years, $3.08M
LT Bruce Campbell – 4 years, $5.67M
LOLB Vinny Curry – 2 years, $1.6M
RT Don Barclay – 4 years, $4.28M
LE Derek Wolfe – 4 years, $11M
RG Matthew McCants – 2 years, $1.5M
LG La’el Collins – 4 years, $6.04M

San Diego
RT David Stewart – 1 year, $1.66M
K Justin Tucker – 7 years, $35.8M
WR Mike Williams – 4 years, $11M
WR Vincent Jackson – 3 years, $30.2M

Seattle
LT Chris Hairston – 4 years, $11.4M
HB Jordan Todman – 2 years, $1.54M
DT Michael Brockers – 3 years, $4.94M
DT Tyrunn Walker – 3 years, $4.24M
LOLB Kyle Wilber – 3 years, $3.2M
TE Arthur Lynch – 1 year, $980K
CB Josh Norman – 3 years, $34.8M

Tampa Bay
CB Johnathan Joseph – 1 year, $7M
LE Robert Ayers – 3 years, $15.3M
WR Percy Harvin – 4 years, $15.1M
K Graham Gano – 4 years, $11.8M
RT LaAdrian Waddle – 4 years, $24M
HB C.J. Anderson – 5 years, $30M
MLB Brandon Marshall – 6 years, $44.1M
FS Antonio Allen – 4 years, $7.92M
RE Chandler Jones – 4 years, $31.8M
RG Garrett Reynolds – 4 years, $8.38M
TE Dwayne Allen – 5 years, $40.8M
P Colton Schmidt – 2 years, $1.46M
WR Ricardo Lockette – 2 years, $1.84M
FB Lonnie Pryor – 4 years, $4.32M
WR Charles Johnson – 4 years, $7.68M

Draft Picks

Atlanta
1 – HB Russell Davis
2 – WR Iran Means
3 – TE Brennan Stewart
3 – LG Darion Cole
3 – C Scott Glass
4 – FS Calvin Russell
5 – WR A.J. Hurst

Cincinnati
7 – DT ShelDon Felton

Dallas
1 – RT Doron McNeil
3 – CB Spenser Riley
4 – LOLB Harlon Manning
5 – LG Mason Clay
7 – FS Breon Milliner

Green Bay
2 – ROLB Andre Bess
3 – SS Kileon Fisher
3 – TE Philip Jackson
4 – LT Anthony Ware
5 – ROLB Vinny Barnes
6 – WR Dorian Graham
7 – RG Kris Fitzpatrick
7 – WR Wyatt Mapa

Indianapolis
1 – LT Shawn Lucas
2 – FS Kevin French
3 – MLB Brandon Riley
4 – HB Derron King
5 – HB Ben Darman
6 – CB Joseph Dansby
7 – CB Laterrius Clark

Kansas City
1 – LT Justin Ford
2 – WR Casey Baldwin
3 – CB VInce Curtis
4 – WR Malcolm Reedy
5 – DT D’Andre Collins
6 – TE Sexton Hicks
7 – MLB Alex Lattimore

New York Giants
1 – CB Jamal Woods
1 – HB – Jaylun Edwards
1 – CB DeMarcus Jones
1 – CB Leighton Brandon
1 – DT Crosby Lucas
2 – MLB C.J. Griffin
3 – QB Sam Jordan

New York Jets
1 – TE Kasey James
2 – MLB Asian Campbell
2 – RE DJ Alden
4 – LT Rashawn Fulton
4 – DT LeVeon Terrell
5 – MLB Jared Young
6 – RT Wayne Parker
7 – LOLB Marquise Spain

Philadelphia
1 – QB Devin McKnight
1 – HB Jabyess Jackson
1 – SS Denard Milliner
1 – WR Evan Shipley
1 – MLB Rashawn Hardin
2 – RE Quinterrius Flowers

San Diego
1 – ROLB Larone Bass
2 – LT Lewellyn Narcisse
3 – SS Lascelle Blake
4 – LE Randall French
5 – WR Roderick Hunter
6 – LE Taylor Benson
7 – RT Tomas Taylor

Seattle
1 – MLB Felix Franks
1 – DT Malcolm Woodson
1 – CB Martwon Brandon
1 – HB Patrick Rosemond
4 – HB Jamon Riley
4 – WR Joey Scott
5 – C Griffin Donnelly
7 – CB Elijah James

Tampa Bay
1 – LT Treyvon Gresham
2 – SS Shaquelle Tracy
4- FS Tarquin Smith
5 – LG Zak Russell
5 – WR Ashton Mason
6 – HB Dejon Peppers

Pre-Season Signings

Baltimore
QB Christian Ponder

Green Bay
LG Vinston Painter
FS Cooper Taylor
QB T.J. Yates
RT Keavon Milton
K Josh Lambo
K Alex Henery

Indianapolis
TE Tim Wright
TE Kellen Davis
SS Jeromy Miles
DT Marvin Austin
K Thomas Tarpley

London Bulldogs (formerly Atlanta Falcons)
QB Riley Blake

New York Giants
K Brody McNeil

New York Jets
P Jason Russell
K John Potter

Philadelphia
P Sam Gibson

Seattle
QB Matt Flynn

Pre-Season Trades

Green Bay traded FS Micah Hyde to Pittsburgh for a 2017 3rd round pick.
Green Bay traded MLB Sam Barrington and a 2017 4th round pick to Tennessee for LOLB Derrick Morgan.

Pre-Season Releases

Baltimore
WR Ramses Barden
WR Nate Washington

Green Bay
P Tim Masthay
LOLB Adrian Hubbard
K Josh Lambo
P Robert Malone
WR Wyatt Mapa
LT Anthony Ware
HB John Crockett
DT Chris Neild
LE Datone Jones

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