He quickly disposed of right tackle Bobby Hart, signed Halapio, assigned a second-round tender to keep center Brett Jones, a restricted free agent, and hustled to get Solder's deal done after missing out on Norwell.
The New York Giants have agreed to make Nate Solder the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL. The deals will be official after free agency officially begins today at 4 p.m.
Solder, who will be entering his age-30 season in 2018, has spent his entire seven-year career protecting Brady's blindside. But, a four-year, $62 million contract with $35 million guaranteed (will believe that when I see it)? In the end, he also had reported interest from the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns.
Before last season, he hadn't started more than two games. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was in the NY personnel department in 2011 when the Patriots selected Solder before the Giants had a chance to do the same.
David Silva's double helps title-chasing Man City ease past Stoke
Guardiola praised the midfielder after another impressive performance when he worked just as hard off the ball as he on it. In that context it was no real surprise when Silva scored his second of the evening within five minutes of the restart.
Just a few weeks ago, we had NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran report Gronkowski contemplated retiring last year during the preseason and he didn't enjoy himself during the year. He was New England's first-round pick in 2011 and won two Super Bowls with the franchise before hitting the open market this offseason. Bill Belichick's fondness for special teams is well-known, and the coach had high praise for the player before the team's eventual win in Super Bowl XLIX.
Ereck Flowers has been a disaster at left tackle since the Giants selected him ninth overall in the 2015 draft.
He proceeded to play in all 16 games during his rookie season, making 11 starts and finishing with 49 tackles and a fumble recovery.
Since entering the National Football League as a rookie free agent in 2012, Williams has played 36 games for Indianapolis, Arizona, Chicago, Jacksonville and Carolina.