June 16 Waivers

Awarded on Waivers:

  • LOLB Aaron Lynch to Sacramento Redwoods

Cleared Waivers:

  • WR Antonio Brown
  • RG Blair Forbes
  • MLB Jake Ryan
  • CB K.C. Okeafor
  • SS Wade Scantlebury
  • DT Rainey Carlyle

Any subsequent cuts will be placed on waivers for June 17.

Madden 18 Suggestions

As you all know I am one of the most amicable and open minded commissioners out there. As such I’m looking for any and all (realistic) adjustments/additions we can make to the league for Madden 18.

Got an idea? Share it with the rest of the league.

The committee has been mulling over a few things, like possibly returning to having owners instead of coaches, allowing limited relocations and several other ideas that have been floating around for a while now.

Regular Season Rules Reminder

Hey everybody, I’m going to quickly go over the regular season transaction rules (and a few other things pertaining to this season) since I have been getting a few questions about it.

Free Agency & Waivers

You may sign a max of two 70+ overall players per week. Any player 70 or lower overall does not count towards limits.

Any player cut during the regular season is put through waivers with the lowest power ranked team having first shot at signing up through the top of the power rankings being last – until we hit Week 3 of the regular season this will go off of the 2022 Rookie Draft order (this past draft).

I will post waivers every night – please check this before signing players from FA.

Position Changes

You may move players between left and right and FS/SS without any petition.

All other position changes must be approved before you process them in game – if I notice position changes that are not approved going on I will move those players back to their original position.

Please see the full position change rules and submission form here for more info!

Trades & Trade Submission

If you didn’t know already, all trades are subject to committee approval. We will approve it as quickly as we can (like you we also have lives) so please do not repeatedly message about it.

Please submit all trades here!

If trades are not submitted by BOTH TEAMS in this fashion they will not be reviewed/approved.

Practice Squad Stealing

Every team has rights of refusal on practice squad players. If you claim a player on another practice squad they have 24 hours to sign said player to their roster (and block your attempt) before you can proceed with signing.

Any players signed from a practice squad must be kept on the roster – and you may not place said player on your practice squad after claiming off another team.

CPU Teams

I have put dummy gamertags on a few teams since we are not full for the remainder of this Madden. I will continue to attempt recruiting but for the meantime if you play one of the below teams please either request AP or let me know if you would like to play (if I’m free I’ll play some of these games, since I know some people hate CPU games).

  • Bengals – W4RMASTER91
  • Cardinals – WARMAST3R91
  • Colts – W4RM4STER91
  • Dolphins – W4RM4ST3R91
  • Patriots – war4one
  • Saints – WarForceOne

As always, if you have any questions let me know and I will do my best not to answer them in a condescending manner.

Preseason 39-I Schedule & FA Draft

Yes, that does say “39-I” up there. You are (probably) not going crazy.

We’re labeling the next two seasons as “39-I and 39-II” since they’re not counting towards our main franchise history. As always, thanks for sticking with us for the long haul.

Preseason Schedule is as follows:

  • Advance to Pre-Week 2: 11:59 PM Eastern Wednesday 6/7
  • Advance to Pre-Week 3: 8 PM Eastern Thursday 6/8
  • Advance to Pre-Week 4: 10 PM Eastern Thursday 6/8
  • Advance to Regular Season: 11:59 PM Eastern Thursday 6/8

Do not sign ANY FA on Wednesday unless you select them in the FA draft. Make sure to cut down your roster to 63 (53 plus 10 practice squad players) by Tuesday night.

If you have roster minimums you need to fill contact an admin and they will supply you with a really bad player from FA (no handouts, so don’t think just because you don’t have a punter you get the best in FA).

FA Draft order will snake and first round is in the rookie draft order (before trades). I will start skipping people (quickly) at 9 PM Eastern on Wednesday. Send in lists if you will not be around. I will not be picking players for anybody or waiting around tomorrow night.

FA Draft Order:

  1. Lions (Urbs) – PASS
  2. Patriots (CPU) – WR Robert Woods
  3. Chiefs (wayne) – SS Demarco Lewis (late)
  4. Dolphins (CPU) – SS Will Parks
  5. Colts (CPU) – QB Robert Griffin III
  6. Giants (bustur)  – P Pat McAfee
  7. Redskins (Lyfe) – WR Demarco Merritt
  8. Cardinals (CPU) – WR Leonte Carroo
  9. Titans (Bolivian) – LT Daryl Teague
  10. Ravens (Bize) – DT Ra’Shede Hageman
  11. Steelers (Violent) – PASS
  12. 49ers (AZ) – DT Damon Harrison
  13. Bears (Cass) – C Patrick Salas
  14. Buccaneers (Fick) – TE Matt Winkler
  15. Redwoods (JMAG) – HB Javonte Swancutt III
  16. Broncos (War) – CB Tobias Prather
  17. Packers (HBP) – CB Walker Justin
  18. Bengals (CPU) – QB Jake Rudock
  19. Saints (Prince) – PASS
  20. Panthers (baracka) – TE Sedrick Wilbur
  21. Rams (knockdown) – K Riley Bruce
  22. Jets (Kami) – DT Samuel Kennison
  23. Eagles (Phenom) – SKIP
  24. Texans (zou) – LE Darqueze Ransom
  25. Seahawks (hof) – P C.J. Brink
  26. Jaguars (Faint) – QB Geno Smith
  27. Vikings (Yermomza) – WR Calvin Pollack
  28. Bills (Hell) – RE Kris Goodman
  29. Falcons (edgar) – P Jimmy Strojny
  30. Browns (Camp) – DE Austin Robbins
  31. Cowboys (Yao) – PASS
  32. Raiders (Rain) – PASS
  33. Browns (Camp) – ROLB Quadir Blake
  34. Falcons (edgar) – K Jackson McNeil
  35. Bills (Hell) – OLB Ty Mincy
  36. Vikings (Yermomza) – CB Randall Ivey
  37. Jaguars (Faint) – DT Tre Owens
  38. Seahawks (hof) – K Tyler Brandenburg
  39. Texans (zou) – QB Malcolm Vernon
  40. Rams (Knockdown) – QB Cardale Jones
  41. Broncos (War) – RE Darenton Cox
  42. Redwoods (JMAG) – K Steven Hauschka
  43. Buccaneers (Fick) – CB Maxey Covington
  44. 49ers (AZ) – TE Clive Walford
  45. Ravens (Bize) – K Travis Coons
  46. Titans (Bolivian) – RE Trent Pochman
  47. Chiefs (wayne) – OLB Barkevious Mingo
  48. Chiefs (wayne) – MLB Taiwan Jones
  49. Titans (Bolivian) – CB Tyler Sutton
  50. 49ers (AZ) – WR Kenny Stills
  51. Buccaneers (Fick) – P Richard Clabo
  52. Broncos (War) – CB Ellis Booker
  53. Vikings (Yermomza) – K Riley Bruce
  54. Falcons (edgar) – MLB Detchauz Crayton
  55. Falcons (edgar) – SS Rakkim Snow
  56. Vikings (Yermomza) – FB Marquese Fade

After the advance to preseason week 2, free agency is a free for all as long as the player isn’t taken in the FA draft. FA rules return to normal rules (waivers and two 70+ overall per week) in week 1 of the regular season.

Offseason 39 Schedule & Remainder of M17

Congrats to Rain on his 18-14 EOTP Bowl 39 victory over Yao!

We’ll be following the below schedule for the offseason. I will be posting a calendar event in GroupMe for the draft (and every other event) — I expect everybody to RSVP to it if they plan to make the draft so we know who will and won’t be there.

RE-SIGNINGS

We will be advancing past re-signs Sunday (6/4) night at 11:59 PM Eastern.

FREE AGENCY

There are three advances in FA and they’re a little different from past Maddens. I have now seen plenty of high overall players signing during the first advance, so make sure to get bids in early this year.

All listed advances are within 15 minutes of the posted time to avoid blatant sniping.

  • First Advance: Monday (6/5) 8 PM Eastern
  • Second Advance: Mon. 10 PM Eastern
  • Third Advance: Mon. 11:59 PM Eastern

ROOKIE DRAFT

The NFL Draft will be held at 9:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday June 6th.

The first round I will be giving people 5 minutes per pick if they want it to negotiate trades. If you want to pick quicker feel free. Each round after that I will skip people who either A) did not show for their first round pick or B) did not RSVP for the draft and are not active in the chat at the time. Rounds 2-7 will proceed at normal pick clock.

CONTINUING ON IN MADDEN 17

We will be playing another two seasons in Madden 17, as I’m sure most of you have heard. Anybody who continues to play will get priority in the team draft leading up to Madden 18.

The following teams will be on AP, so feel free to play CPU instead of contacting:

  • Bengals (W4RMASTER91)
  • Cardinals (WARMAST3R91)
  • Colts (W4RM4STER91)
  • Dolphins (W4RM4ST3R91)
  • Giants (busturdust)
  • Patriots (war4one)
  • Seahawks (hofmeister929)
  • Texans (zoufan)

Several of these players will do minimal roster management to keep the rosters from falling into decay – several of the others I will be doing the same.

If you’re in the mood to play a user instead of CPU feel free to contact myself concerning Bengals, Cardinals, Colts, Dolphins or Patriots games as I’ll play if I’m available.

TEAM SELECTION IN MADDEN 18

Team selection for Madden 18 will follow at a later time. We are currently deciding what players will be eligible to keep their teams for Madden 18.