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 Post subject: Atlantic City Free Agency Report
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:17 pm 
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A quick look at free agency so far for Atlantic City.
(ratings are from the league scout)

Additions:

Shannon McClain – Defensive Coordinator
- McLain is a 15 year vet with a primary focus of the secondary, which is good since the Phantoms secondary is the piece that needs the most work. He is a strong motivator and is good with young talent. His weakness is scouting ability so the front office will need to be careful with his recommendations.

Kelly Troxell – TE – 2 yrs., $3.12 mil – 18/28
- With the loss of Jeff Barker (see subtractions below) it was vital that Troxell was resigned to at least add some depth despite his poor rating. At a minimum, he is a strong special team’s performer (71 potential rating).

Donald Newsome – CB – 2 yrs., $9.42 mil – 38/45
- Newsome went undrafted but has developed into a capable corner. The lack of quality for ACI at the corner position last year forced him into 16 starts, which really helped his progression.

Leland Albriktsen – C – 2 yrs., $11.04 mil – 52/52
- A strong pass blocker (based on his sacks allowed over his career), Albriktsen steps into the starting spot as long as his ratings hold up. That is also a question mark for a 13 year vet so this is a big time roll of the dice.

Kim Booker – CB – 3 yrs., $18.12 mil- 41/41
- Every year it seems Atlantic City tries to shore up the secondary via free agency. There are usually more hits than misses but you need to keep shooting. Booker is starting to decline in his 8th year but will get a shot as a nickel or dime back while also helping on special teams (73 rating).

Parker Sprout – CB – 3 yrs., $22.73 mil – 49/49
- Parker is less of a gamble than Booker due to his age (5 seasons) and hopefully will nail down one of the starting spots. Great endurance (90) and strong cover skills should really help the secondary.

Jamie Seale – CB – 3 yrs., $17.80 mil – 43/43
- Seale and Booker are similarly rated players while age wise he is the same as Sprout. Another special teams contributor (80), he also started 56 games over the past 4 season for St. Louis so he can step in as a starter when needed.

Ernie Delgado – S – 2 yrs., $11.82 mil – 45/45
- Delgado was signed to be the starting free safety. Entering his 6th season, he has good starting experience while have 3 seasons with a pass defense percentage over 80.

Ruben Donovan – TE – 4 yrs., $21.46 mil – 36/36
- For now, Donovan is the starter at tight end. The league scout and the Phantoms scouts have differing opinions on his ratings but he did have 81 catches over the past 2 seasons in Detroit. The guess is that ACI is still looking for another tight end.

Arnold Ellard – CB – 2 yrs., $6.81 mil – 29/50
- Drafted in the 5th round by ACI in 2045, Ellard took a look at other offers but chose to return to the Phantoms. His ratings have been up and down, although currently they are trending up, so it will interesting to see how the next 2 seasons pan out. If nothing else, he is another strong special teams (76 potential) player.

Cristian Hayes – LS – 2 yrs., $4.75 mil
- Long snapper with a 98 rating. Enough said.

Brad Greer – S - 3 yrs., $11.67 mil – 34/34
- This was a depth move while also bring in another special teams (77) rating.

Damion Sutton – S – 2 yrs., $4.92 mil – 10/11
- Sutton is rated 79/88 as a punt returner.


Subtractions

Jeff Barker – TE - Released
- Barker started a contract holdout prior to training camp and was released just hours later. While he had a few very good seasons in Atantic City, including 75 catches last year, his contract demands for a 11 year vet in the low 40’s was too much to pay. Good luck to Mr. Barker.

Jeffrey Emack – RB – Out of contract
- Emack was a 1st round pick for ACI in 2040 and six straight seasons over 1100 yards. However, the past three seasons those rushing numbers dropped to 694, 354 and 223. It was a great run but now it is time to move on.

Rob Whalen – TE – Out of contract
- Whalen spent two years in ACI with a total of 30 receptions.

Sedrick Janjic – G – Out of contract
- A 2nd round pick in 2037, Janjic started 150 games and was a mainstay on the offensive line. Despite having no clear replacement, management decided it was time to move on from the veteran.

Louis Dennis – DE – Out of contract
- Dennis was drafted in 2043 but spent most of his time as a backup. He had 12 career sacks with only 2 starts.

Ted Scancella – DT – Out of contract
- Yet another long time Phantom, Scancella was a 1st round pick in 2041 was never able to nail down a starting spot. He had 11 starts in his rookie season and 10 last season. In the middle years he had zero starts.

Britt Madison – MLB – Out of contract
- Madison spent 4 years as a Phantom after signing from Iowa City. He started 16 games in 2047 and only 8 in 2048 but despite that, he had more tackles in 2048.

Ted Money – FS – Out of contract
- Money was brought in via free agency in 2047 to add some depth to the safety spots. He started 16 games his first season and then 7 last year. The signing of Delgado was the nail in the coffin for Money.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Great write up!

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