Report: Redskins Nearing Deal with DT Stephen Paea


WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins are closing in on a 4-year deal with free agent defensive tackle Stephen Paea, according to CSN Chicago’s Jen Lada.

Paea, 26 (6-1, 300), has 94 tackles and 12 sacks in four seasons with the Chicago Bears, and recorded a career-high 6 sacks in 2014.

He was selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Bears.

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Ndamokung Suh Taking his Talent’s to South Beach

The key free agent of the 2015 offseason has been locked up to a longterm deal, and it’s not with the Lions. Ndamukong Suh and the Miami Dolphins agreed to a six-year, $114 million deal with $60 million guaranteed, making him one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. He will make $60 of the $114 million in his first three years with the Dolphins.

The Lions were in talks to bring Suh back to Detrioit, but their offer didn’t stand a chance against Miami’s. 

Suh is considered to be one of the best defensive players in the league and has absolutely dominated the defensive tackle position since entering the league in 2010. He will now play along side another dominant defensive lineman in Cameron Wake as the two look to be a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks. In a division where the Jets just traded for Brandon Marshall and the Bills getting LeSeasn McCoy the Dolphins just added as big of an aquisition as you can find. 

Brandon Marshall Headed to the Big Apple

After a down year in Chicago battling injuries and watching the emergence of fellow pro bowl wide reciever Alshon Jefferey, Brandon Marshall has been traded. The trade was made yesterday morning as the Jets sent a 5th round pick in this years NFL draft to the Bears in exchange for Marshall. The Jets just solidified their recieving core by adding Marshall to the likes of veterans like Eric Decker and Percy Harvin. The three of them can become a huge headache for defensive coordinators, I say can because although the three recievers have obvious talent, whose throwing them the ball? Will the Jets give Geno Smith a 3rd chance, will they resign Michael Vick or will they look outside their lockeroom for next season’s quarterback through the draft or free agency? This is proving to be the question of the offseason for the Jets, as they’re even unsure on the matter. After a circus like 2014 season, the Jets have now gotten rid of Rex Ryan and brought in Todd Bowles, former defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals. That addition along with the acquisition of Brandon Marshall, can prove to be two huge steps for gang green as they look to get back to their winning ways. 

Can Indiana Survive in South Beach

After hanging on to defeat the Heat in Game 5 of the series, the Pacers are still alive. Paul George had the game of his career scoring 37 points, 21 of which game in the 4th quarter. However Game 5 was in Indiana having their fans behind them. Game 6 will be in South Beach where the Heat are 9-0 in elimination games at home since the Big 3 era began (2011.)
Despite the fact that Indiana won on Wednesday night, they very well could have lost the game. They only won by 3 points and LeBron only played 24 minutes and scoring a career playoff low 7 points on 2 for 10 from the field.
LeBron will be all revved up and ready to go tonight after only playing half of Game 5 and struggling shooting. Well see if Indiana can have strong back to back games and try and force this series to Game 7 once again.


Big 3 Set Record as Thunder get smashed in Game 2

After losing game 1 which could have gone either way, the Oklahoma City Thunder had to come out in game 2 and protect the paint. They gave up way too many easy baskets and the same occurred last night. The Thunder fell to the Spurs 112-77 in a embarrassment of a performance. Durant and Westbrook had just 17pts each which says it all. We knew not having Serge Ibaka would hurt OKC, but nobody expected them to get the hinges blown off the doors by San Antonio. If OKC wants any chance to make this a series, they’re going to have to defend the paint which they haven’t done the first two games, and Durant has to put this team on his back.
Danny Green took the night over going 7-10 behind the three point arch, upping his three point shooting percentage to 62% at home this postseason.
A side note from this game was the original “Big 3.” Duncan, Parker and Ginobli got their 111th postseason win which set the NBA all-time record for most playoff wins by a trio. They’ve been doing their thing for years and now with Kawai Leonard and Danny Green becoming superstars of their own, the Spurs are a force to be reckoned with and look as if they’ll be back in the Finals.


Thunder vs. Spurs Preview

Tonight starts the Western Conference Finals where the San Antonio Spurs will play host to Oklahoma City Thunder. Its been quite sometime but this year we finally have the 1 seed vs the 2 seed in both Conference Finals.
Oklahoma City was behind before the series even started after finding out that forward Serge Ibaka is most likely done for the rest of the postseason. This hurts Oklahoma City both offensively and defensively, but mostly on defense. The problem now is who will guard the future hall of famer Tim Duncan?
With Ibaka done for the year, more pressure has been put on the shoulders of Durant and Westbrook to give it their all on both ends of the court. Pressure also leaks to some role players such as the young prodigy Steven Adams, big man Kendrick Perkins and the sneaky Nick Collison.
None the less, this Western Conference Finals should be a nail bitter like we all anticipated. Well see if the young flashy backcourt of Durant and Westbrook can overcome the real “Big 3” of the NBA the past two decades in Parker, Duncan and Ginobli.


Heat and Spurs Advance to Conference Finals

After both teams winning their games last night, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will once again in their conference’s finals. Not only did they both advance, but they did easily with their opponents only taking them to game 5. Both the Nets and Blazers just didn’t have the fire power to compete with these 2 juggernauts of the NBA. The Heat are looking to repeat as NBA Champions for the third year in a row, while the Spurs are trying to get back to the Finals after falling to the Heat last year.
Many people believe that the Finals this year will be a repeat of last season’s matchup between the Spurs and Heat. The Spurs were seconds away from winning it last season in game 6, until Ray Allen hit one of the most memorable shots in playoff history. The Heat then went on to win game 7 at home and win back to back rings. Both teams are determined to be crowned champion and as it looks right now, they may be matching up once again this June. Spurs looking for revenge and the Heat trying to silence the critics once again.


Can Brooklyn Dethrone the Heat?

After winning game 7 on the road in Toronto, the Nets solidified a spot in the second round vs the defending champion Miami Heat. Many teams would be scared to face Miami but Brooklyn isn’t shaking in their boots in the least.
Over the course of the regular season these teams faced off four times and the Nets won all four. Most notably was the win on the last play of the game when rookie Mason Plumlee blocked LeBron James at the rim to take the game. Brooklyn has both the youth and leadership to conquer the Heat. Paul Pierce has been revived this postseason winning two games for Brooklyn in their series against Toronto. Taking most of the work is Joe Johnson who without a doubt is having the best year of his career. The key is can Deron Williams stay consistent? The Nets can’t afford for him to be hot one game and ice cold the next if they want a chance to win the series.
Many people picked Miami to win the title this year for the third year straight. However, Brooklyn has clearly found their achilles heal. They play hard nose defense and don’t allow you to get in the paint with Garnett, Plumee and Blatche. Yes they’re only regular season match-ups but sweeping the two time defending champs is saying something. We’ll see if the Nets can grind out a series win over the big three and the rest of the Heat.


Who Will Go #1 in the NFL Draft?

With the NFL draft a week and a half away theres still debate on who the first pick of the draft will be. First you have the freak of nature defensive end Jadevon Clowney from South Carolina. Many feel his talent and athleticism is to good to pass on and that he’s one in a generation type player. Then theres always the flashy Johnny Manziel, quarterback from Texas A&M. Although he may be a bit under sized, the size of his heart and love for the game is never questioned. Although a bit of a sleeper in some cases theres outside linebacker Kalil Mack from Buffalo. He’s a perfect fit for a 3-4 defense, regardless of if he’s chasing quarterbacks or dropping back in coverage, Mack has it all.
The Houston Texans hold the first pick in this years draft. Its believed to be between drafting Jadevon Clowney or possibly trading the first overall pick away and dropping down a few spots and taking UCF quarterback Blake Bortles.
I cannot see how the Texans could possibly pass up on Jadevon Clowney. Putting him opposite J.J. Watt is going to be a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks and the rest of their offense. At the same time they do need a quarterback, but none of the quarterbacks in this years draft class are a no brainer pick. While this draft is full of uncertainty and we don’t know who is going to hear their name called before everyone else’s, it’s going to be a draft for the ages.


Clippers Slip Up and Lose Game 6

The Warriors just wouldn’t go away and managed to sneak out a 100-99 win at home to force another game 7 in this first round of these NBA playoffs. It was just another day at the office for Steph Curry, scoring 24 and dishing 9 assists while Danny Green stepped up and chipped in 14 points and 14 rebounds. Curry is carrying his team very well this series and is becoming a superstar before our eyes.
As for the Clippers you cannot be happy, the west is up for grabs and you might be eliminated in the first round for the third year in a row. Many picked the Clippers to win the series in 5 or 6 and now their forced to a game 7. The Clippers have the deepest team in the league and have the stars to go along with it. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford are as good of a “Big 3” as any team in the NBA. But they just do not look like the team they did in the regular season, again. Now with the series tied up at 3-3 it is literally win or go home. Well see if Clippers can hold the Warriors off on their home court, or if the Warriors can pull off this huge upset.