Hitters like to step out and adjust their gloves and do all sorts of other nonsense, but if an umpire ejects a player for stepping out, every other player will think twice about it. Think of it as the floor is lava, but with grown men and more severe circumstances.
At least Peterson and Revis were on NFL teams last year. The last time we saw Lynch in an NFL game was when he rushed six times for 20 yards in Seattle’s playoff loss to Carolina in the 2015 postseason. He had only seven starts and 417 rushing yards that season as he dealt with mid-season sports hernia surgery — hardly the Beast Mode we’re accustomed to seeing.
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Lynch is a five-time Pro Bowler, but no GM is excited to sign (much less trade for) a player who has been retired for a full year and whose last season was lousy and injury-riddled. And, again, there are personal issues with Lynch, including questions about how difficult he is for coaches and his 2012 DUI arrest, which was settled as a reckless driving charge. There’s also his infamous non-cooperation with the media that has cost him plenty via NFL fines.
If any of these three players are signed, it will have to be on a one- or two-year contract with a lower base salary and heavily incentive-laden; the type of deal that will be resisted by the player and his agent.
I’d pass on all three, but as the saying goes, all it takes is one team out of 32 to believe.
So expect at least Peterson and Revis to be playing somewhere in 2017.
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