Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 boards for the cold-shooting Cavs, who will now try to gain some momentum back home.
Among those 30, Bortles ranks 30th in ANY/A. So far, his numbers alternate from a dumpster fire (in 2014 and 2016) to average (in 2015, with the help of a lot of garbage-time touchdowns, and 2017) on a yearly basis. Somehow, that warranted a three-year, $54 million contract this offseason, which basically guarantees he will play out two years if nothing else (the team only saves $4.5 million in cap space if it releases him next year.)
Williams’ public intoxication arrest this offseason potentially complicates his 2018 roster status even more, but if he isn’t a post-June 1st release, he’s in pretty good shape to see playing time.
While the Broncos have Chris Harris and Bradley Roby on their roster, the loss of Aqib Talib will sting. Talib has started 58 games for Denver over the last four seasons, posting 50 pass deflections and 11 interceptions over that stretch.
For a team that has relied on top-end coverage so long, dropping from Talib’s talent level to the likes of Brendan Langley and Isaac Yiadom, two third-round picks, will be felt on the field. Talib’s trade to the Los Angeles Rams came from a combination of factors, with none larger than the fact that the rookie contract defenders who took Denver to the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning were now veterans raking in cash.
Talib, who has an $11 million salary this year, was a form of cap relief on a team that is increasingly spending more on defenders. For example, pass-rusher Von Miller Cheap Donegal Gaa Jerseys had Cheap Cycling Jerseys a base salary of $2 million in 2016, a number dwarfed by his $17 million figure (and $25.1 million cap hit) in 2019.