Ranking the NFL’s Worst Early Free-Agency Moves More The Jacksonville Jaguars have continued to spend money this offseason even though their purse strings are tighter after several years of major investments. The team lost slot corner Aaron Colvin to the Houston Texans on a four-year, $34 million deal, and it seemed as though it would be content to replace him via the draft at a much lower cost. Instead, the Jaguars made the worst signing of free agency to date, inking D.J. Hayden to a three-year, $19 million deal with $9.5 million guaranteed, per Adam Caplan of Sirius XM. The contract value makes no sense, as Hayden reached journeyman status after flaming out with the corner-starved Oakland Raiders and then as a rotational player for the Detroit Lions last year.
After McMaster intervened to stop the inquiries, the aide said, a White House official contacted the State Department to press his suspicions with senior aides to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It is not clear that Tillerson approved or knew of the email exchanges between his aides assessing the politics and loyalties of these State Department staff.
In their letter, Cummings and Engel detailed some of the exchanges from the whistleblower’s documents, including emails in which Trump-appointed senior staff referred to certain department employees as “turncoat,” “associated with previous policy,” “Obama/Clinton loyalists not at all supportive of President Trump’s foreign policy agenda,” and “a leaker and a troublemaker.”
But the Rams were more than willing to take Peters, who will join newly acquired Aqib Talib in the secondary. “[The players] know exactly what the expectations are, what our standards are, and they know what it is to do it the right way,” Rams coach Sean McVay explained last month…. “Anytime you have guys that can cover and do different things as far as matching up with receivers like? Antonio Brown, that gives you a chance to be versatile and maybe mix some things up in terms of the pressures that you want to bring.”
Peters, who grew up in Oakland, never seemed comfortable in the Midwest and perhaps a return to California will make the “maybe a change of scenery will be good for him” cliche a reality. But the cornerback also takes issue with the idea that he comes with more baggage than he’s worth. “I can say on-the-field issues, that comes with being a competitor,” Peters said, via the Los Angeles Daily News’ Vincent Bonsignore.
“When you want to win so badly. You want to see the team do so good. Sometimes teammates and coaches and players, you’re going to have those arguments.