T.J. Lang, Guard
Prediction: Minnesota Vikings ($38 Cap Space)
2nd Option: Green Bay Packers ($40 Cap Space)
The Minnesota Vikings will be looking to fix their offensive in both free agency and the draft. T.J. Lang is coming off a nice season and would represent an immediate upgrade. He’s dealing with an injury that could help the VIkings save a few dollars.
Green Bay is a franchise that loves to keep their home grown talent. They would like to keep Lang in the mix so they can’t be ruled out as a landing spot.
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Dont’a Hightower, Linebacker
Prediction: Cleveland Browns ($105M Cap Space)
2nd Option: New England Patriots ($59M Cap Space)
The Cleveland Browns have over $100 in cap space which means they can make some big-time offers. They would be a great fit for Dont’a Hightower who is looking to cash in after a successful run with the Patriots.
By signing with Cleveland, Hightower would be teaming up with former team Jamie Collins with the hope of establishing a potentially dominant defense.
The Patriots are a tough team to predict as it appeared a slam dunk they wouldn’t allow Hightower to hit the open market. He’s an important part of what they do on defense and someone considered as a leader.
However, Bill Belichick has a knack for developing linebackers and finding replacements for departing veterans.