When draft picks walk in the door, somebody is usually walking out.
The Bengals announced this morning that linebackers Carl Bradford and Connor Harris had been waived.
Bradford, a former fourth-round pick of the Packers, was on the Bengals practice squad last year and signed a future deal in January. He has also spent time with the Bears, Bills, and 49ers since being released by the Packers
P.J. Hall, DT Sam Houston State: He’ll form a young inside tackle tandem with Eddie Vanderdoes, a rookie last year. Oakland is banking that they can create enough havoc to free up Khalil Mack while also stopping the run. Despite being just 6-1, Hall is also a factor on special teams given his knack for blocking kicks.
Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado: Another excellent addition to a defense that too often doesn’t get its just due. How athletic is Oliver?
First-round pick Terrell Edmunds and fifth-round pick Marcus Allen are not the only new additions to the safety group in Pittsburgh this offseason. The Steelers also signed Morgan Burnett and Nat Berhe as free agents with Sean Davis back from last season’s team.
Tre’Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida: New Orleans just let Willie Snead go to Baltimore, so this helps replenish depth at receiver. Smith averaged nearly 20 yards per catch in 2017, so he could replicate some of Snead’s big-play ability.
Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan: Seems like a developmental prospect who takes the roster spot vacated by Chris Hubbard.
Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama: He’s an enforcer and could push Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson for snaps on a loaded defense. Harrison’s value will be in the box, not as a center fielder.
Alex Cappa, G, Humboldt State: He completes an inside trio that includes Ali Marpet and newly signed C Ryan Jensen. They could open some nice holes for new speed back Ronald Jones, one of Tampa’s second rounders.