Preseason FA Signings

The following bids have been won by the listed team. All contracts will be edited once the player has been signed.

  • DT Corey Liuget – Saints – 1 year, $1MM w/ $200k bonus
  • FB C.J. Ham – Saints – 4 years, $2.4MM
  • FB Anthony Sherman – Saints – 1 year $1.05MM w/ $200k bonus
  • HB D’Onta Foreman – Saints – 3 years $3.75MM w/ $750k bonus
  • K Harrison Butker – Raiders – 4 years, $4MM
  • LE Shelby Harris – Saints – 2 years, $1.75MM
  • LOLB Ogbonna Okoronkwo – Falcons – 2 years, $1.3MM w/ $200k bonus
  • MLB Jack Cichy – Falcons – 3 years, $1.8MM w/ $800k bonus
  • MLB Shaun Dion Hamilton – 1 year, $850k
  • RE Carl Nassib – Saints – 3 years, $2.5MM
  • RE DaQuan Jones – Saints – 3 years, $3.1MM
  • ROLB Richard Jarvis – Falcons – 1 year, $800k
  • TE Jeff Heuerman – Saints – 2 years, $2.5MM w/ $500k bonus
  • TE Nick Boyle – Bears – 1 year, $1MM w/ $250k bonus
  • WR Alshon Jeffery – Raiders – 2 years, $5MM
  • WR Donte Moncrief – Saints – 2 years, $2.75MM w/ $250k bonus

These players must be signed by the end of the preseason or they’ll revert to being free for anybody to sign. All other FA are free to be signed at this time.

Preseason 49 Schedule

Preseason Schedule is as follows:

  • Advance to Pre-Week 2: 11:59 PM Eastern Wednesday 04/10
  • Advance to Pre-Week 3: 8 PM Eastern Thursday 04/11
  • Advance to Pre-Week 4: 10 PM Eastern Thursday 04/11
  • Advance to Regular Season: 11:59 PM Eastern Thursday 04/11

Do not sign ANY FA on Wednesday! Make sure to cut down your roster to 63 (53 plus 10 practice squad players) by Thursday 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 Rules

We will NOT be doing a FA draft this preseason. Instead, we will bid on players. The best contract gets the player!

This will take into account contract length, bonus amount and salary amount. Winning contracts will be posted Wednesday night at 11:59 PM Eastern. These players will be reserved to that team until advance to the regular season – if not signed they’re fair game week 1 of the regular season.

Minimum Bid: 550k per season

Submit Your Bids Here

Rule Updates

I will be posting updates to several rules by Thursday’s advance to the regular season. All players will be required to read and understand the revised/added rules.

Activity Bonuses

In addition, we’re rewarding everybody who played at least 14 games last season (and did not miss any other events) with a single player bump from normal to quick development. Please alert an admin of your choice and we’ll make the change. Full list of eligible people and selected players is below.

  • Browns (Camp)
  • Fenrir2772 (Packers)
  • hofmeister929 (Saints) – WR Joseph Childs
  • iBolivian (Titans)
  • ismith93 (Bengals)
  • SGC Revelation (Buccaneers) – LT Deonte Clark
  • supastar2 (Patriots)
  • SweetMojaveRain (Raiders) – MLB Adrian Stewart
  • V10L3NTBYD3S1GN (Steelers)
  • Warmaster91 (Broncos) – LT Verley Givens

This is incentive to get active and stay active!

Offseason 48 Schedule

Congrats to Ismith on his 28-0 EOTP Madden Bowl XLVIII victory over Hellcat!

We’ll tentatively be following the below schedule for the offseason. I will be tagging everybody in chat to update you on the schedule as we advance.

If everybody completes their re-signings quickly we’ll be able to advance to free agency early.

RE-SIGNINGS

We will be advancing past re-signs Sunday (04/07) night at 11:59 PM Eastern.

For this offseason, the maximum contract length you can offer is five years.

FREE AGENCY

We’ll again be using a revised system for free agency this offseason. Make sure to follow the below rules or you will be directed to release any players you sign:

  • The maximum contract length allowed is five years
  • The maximum bid amount is 150 points
  • The minimum bid amount is 30 points

Admins will be watching bids prior to every advance to ensure these three rules are followed. Any players signed to contracts that violate these rules must be immediately released.

Get your bids in early and often leading up to the first advance if you’re really worried about losing out on players – many high profile players now sign on the first FA advance.

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

  • First Advance: Monday (04/08) 8 PM Eastern
  • Second Advance: Mon. 10 PM Eastern
  • Third Advance: Mon. 11:59 PM Eastern

ROOKIE DRAFT

The 2022 NFL Draft will be held at 9:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday Apr. 9.

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.

As mentioned above, please RSVP to the draft post in the scheduling thread to indicate either attending or not attending.

Remember that all trades require approval from the committee so be prepared for late trades to take some time to be approved.

RULE CHANGES

Multiple rule revisions and additions will be posted during the offseason (in a further post once finalized). All users will be required to read, understand and agree to the new rules prior to the start of Season 49.

Depth Chart Issues, Gameplay Reviews & Other Updates

Hey everybody, there are a few things we need to go over. Please make sure to go through this entire post as you are expected to understand everything herein.

Depth Chart Violations

There are a number of depth chart violations that require addressing ASAP – we have already waited until Week 6 to see who updated their depth chart to fit the league rules.

These violations must be corrected within 48 hours (by midnight Monday 3/11).

A reminder: you must submit to have safeties play Sub-LB and OLBs to play rush DE.

Current Violations (Updated as Resolved):

  • TE Parker Strong at FB1 (Bears)
  • HB Christian McCaffrey at FB2 (Bears)
  • RT Rashaun Flowers at TE3 (Bears)
  • LOLB Khalil Mack at MLB3 (Bears)
  • LOLB Khalil Mack at RLE1 (Bears)
  • ROLB Aaron Lynch at RLE2 (Bears)
  • LOLB Dirone Porter at RLE3 (Bears)
  • ROLB Aaron Lynch at RRE1 (Bears)
  • ROLB Aaron Lynch at SubLB3 (Bears)
  • LOLB Lindsey Austin at MLB4 (Bengals)
  • TE Landon Parry at FB1 (Bills)
  • ROLB Spencer Troutman at RLE1 (Bills)
  • LOLB Za’Darius Smith at RLE2 (Bills)
  • ROLB Shane Ray at RRE1 (Bills)
  • ROLB Nick House at RRE2 (Bills)
  • HB Nick Chubb at FB3 (Browns)
  • LOLB Terrell Cesaire at RLE2 (Browns)
  • LOLB Genard Avery at RRE2 (Browns)
  • ROLB Jordan Snyder at RRE3 (Browns)
  • HB D’Onta Foreman at FB2 (Cardinals)
  • LE Carlos Dunlap at DT5 (Cardinals)
  • LOLB Haason Reddick at RLE1 (Cardinals)
  • LOLB Rashaun Landeta at RRE3 (Cardinals)
  • ROLB Darius Leonard at LE3 (Colts)
  • RE Fisher Buchanan at DT4 (Colts)
  • RE Randy Gregory at DT5 (Cowboys)
  • SS DeMarcus Edmonds at SubLB3 (Cowboys)
  • HB Kalen Ballage at FB1 (Dolphins)
  • HB Vincent Daniels at FB3 (Dolphins)
  • TE A.J. Derby at WR6 (Dolphins)
  • ROLB Tyus Bowser at RE3 (Dolphins)
  • LE Vaughn Kelly at DT4 (Dolphins)
  • ROLB Tyus Bowser at RRE1 (Dolphins)
  • SS Tre Boston at SubLB1 (Dolphins)
  • LE Josh Sweat at DT4 (Eagles)
  • LOLB Taylor Rosario at MLB4 (Falcons)
  • RE Rafael Santiago at ROLB3 (Falcons)
  • LOLB Taylor Rosario at RRE2 (Falcons)
  • MLB NaVorro Bowman at RRE3 (Falcons)
  • FS Damontae Kazee at SubLB3 (Falcons)
  • HB Ali Cox at FB2 (49ers)
  • HB Matt Breida at FB3 (49ers)
  • RE Shedrick Sowells at DT5 (49ers)
  • ROLB Rijo Adams at RLE3 (49ers)
  • ROLB Bud Dupree at RRE2 (49ers)
  • SS Ronald Stroud at MLB2 (49ers)
  • HB Dixon Hardy at FB2 (Giants)
  • LOLB Andre Forney at MLB4 (Giants)
  • LOLB Andre Forney at RLE1 (Giants)
  • ROLB Tim Williams at RLE2 (Giants)
  • LOLB Andre Gadsden at RLE3 (Giants)
  • ROLB Lorenzo Carter at RRE1 (Giants)
  • LOLB Andre Gadsden at RRE2 (Giants)
  • HB Joseph Maybin at FB2 (Jaguars)
  • RE Dawuane Smoot at DT3 (Jaguars)
  • LOLB Lane Parsons at MLB3 (Jaguars)
  • LOLB Leon Jacobs at RRE2 (Jaguars)
  • LOLB Lane Parsons at RRE3 (Jaguars)
  • LOLB Olivier Vernon at RE3 (Jets)
  • ROLB Jordan Jenkins at RLE1 (Jets)
  • ROLB Ejuan Price at RLE2 (Jets)
  • LOLB Olivier Vernon at RRE1 (Jets)
  • ROLB Shamare Boyd at RRE2 (Jets)
  • TE Luke Willson at WR6 (Lions)
  • LOLB Eli Harold at MLB3 (Lions)
  • ROLB Curtis Keiser at RLE1 (Lions)
  • LOLB Eli Harold at RLE2 (Lions)
  • ROLB Jalen Reeves-Maybin at RLE3 (Lions)
  • LOLB Devon Kennard RRE1 (Lions)
  • ROLB Jalen Reeves-Maybin at RRE3 (Lions)
  • LOLB Martavis Edebali at RLE1 (Packers)
  • ROLB Shaquil Barrett at RLE3 (Packers)
  • HB Sony Michel at FB2 (Patriots)
  • LOLB Jason Dupree at RLE3 (Patriots)
  • ROLB Nick Perry at RRE1 (Patriots)
  • HB Marlon Mack at FB2 (Rams)
  • TE Gerald Everett at WR6 (Rams)
  • FB Lester Peppers at TE3 (Rams)
  • RE Ezekiel Ansah at DT5 (Rams)
  • MLB Micah Kiser at RLE3 (Rams)
  • LOLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo at RRE2 (Rams)
  • MLB Micah Kiser at RRE3 (Rams)
  • LOLB Bobby Kowalkowski at MLB4 (Redskins)
  • LOLB Ryan Kerrigan at RLE1 (Redskins)
  • ROLB Jamie Collins Sr. at RLE3 (Redskins)
  • ROLB Preston Smith at RRE1 (Redskins)
  • LOLB Bobby Kowalkowski at RRE3 (Redskins)
  • LOLB Bobby Kowalkowski at SubLB2 (Redskins)
  • HB Jeremy Hill at FB2 (Saints)
  • LE Trey Hendrickson at DT4 (Saints)
  • LOLB Camdren Horton at RRE2 (Saints)
  • HB Chris Carson at FB2 (Seahawks)
  • LOLB Barkevious Mingo at MLB3 (Seahawks)
  • FS Banks Irons at SubLB3 (Seahawks)
  • RE John Simon at DT4 (Steelers)
  • HB Trenton Aikens at FB3 (Texans)
  • TE Shaquille Stroughter at WR6 (Texans)
  • LOLB Sherman Love at MLB3 (Texans)
  • MLB Rodriguez Everitt at RLE2 (Texans)
  • ROLB Bryant Rodriguez at RLE3 (Texans)
  • LOLB Sherman Love at RRE2 (Texans)
  • LOLB Sherman Love at SubLB3 (Texans)
  • LOLB Justin Houston at MLB4 (Titans)
  • HB Christian Campbell at FB2 (Vikings)
  • TE Tyler Conklin at WR6 (Vikings)
  • RE Joey Freeman at DT5 (Vikings)
  • ROLB Barry McGlynn at RLE3 (Vikings)
  • MLB Dalton Gregory at RRE2 (Vikings)
  • LOLB Demond Todd at RRE3 (Vikings)

Complaint Submission

It’s never fun when playing and you feel like your opponent isn’t following the rules – we get that. The first thing to do is to direct message your opponent with your concerns, making sure to be exact with what you feel isn’t legal.

If your opponent doesn’t respond or is hostile, make sure to get an admin involved – do not get into a massive argument as it’s never productive and never make it personal.

Once the game is completed if no progress has been made in the discussion get your game tape together and message an admin with the link and full details. If you have exact timing or breakdowns that helps to review the tape more effectively.

Gameplay Reviews

I have seen a number of complaints so far this season about gameplay. There are a few things that I would like to emphasize, and I fully encourage everybody to go over the rules with an admin if you have any questions or are unclear on a rule.

Sticking to the rules is not optional. Saying that your roster isn’t good enough to do things like run the ball or play man coverage is not acceptable. You’re expected to follow the rules without exception.

All play calls must be varied – that means that you don’t only run out of shotgun, you don’t only run outside the tackles and you don’t only play zone on defense (among other things).

Matching personnel is expected throughout the game. That means calling 3-4/4-3 vs. 0/1/2 WR sets and playing nickel/dime/quarter vs. 3/4/5 WR sets. Yes, you can call extra DBs in situations like 3rd and long but you’re expected to largely match CB to WR when calling plays.

When usering players on defense you must keep in mind that freelancing is to be limited to 25% of plays at most! You are expected to keep to your zone or your man assignment otherwise.

Sprinting to the line from the huddle is not permitted unless you’re in hurry up offense – it’s about the same as hurry up offense when you check the clock and has been banned for a couple of seasons now anyway.

EOTP Roster Project

I’m looking for some help in setting up a possible restart for after the NFL Draft – we’re not looking to restart until at least after season five of this Madden, but I’ll need some help setting up for then anyway.

Anybody willing to help out would be helping with setting up the draft class and moving around draft picks to best mirror the draft, and leading up to the draft would help to setup rosters to match the NFL. The idea is that we’ll hold the draft and take players in the same order as real life, that way rosters match up nearly identical.

From there out we would play at least two seasons throughout the summer. I know we didn’t do a restart last year but I don’t feel like sitting out the summer helped the league out at all on an activity level.

Preseason FA Signings

The following bids have been won by the listed team. All contracts will be edited once the player has been signed.

  • C Chase Roullier – Bengals – 2 years, $3MM w/ $100,000 bonus
  • CB Jarvis Jefferson – Titans – 4 years, $4MM w/ $80,000 bonus
  • CB Rashaun Rogers – Raiders – 3 years, $3MM
  • CB Rasul Douglas – Rams – 4 years, $9MM w/ $3MM bonus
  • CB Tony Lippett – Saints – 4 years, $2MM
  • DT Andrew Brown – Saints – 3 years, $1.8MM w/ $400,000 bonus
  • DT Davon Godchaux – Rams – 4 years, $12MM w/ $4MM bonus
  • FB Khambrel Bell – Bills – 3 years, $3.75MM w/ $750,000 bonus
  • FS JonTerrius Soward – Raiders – 3 years, $3MM
  • FS Sean Davis – Titans – 3 years, $3.3MM
  • HB Akrum Wadley – Browns – 1 year, $850,000
  • HB Donnel Pumphrey Jr. – Patriots – 1 year, $2MM w/ $500,000 bonus
  • HB D’Onta Foreman – Cardinals – 2 years, $2.95MM
  • LE Kemnavus Mills – Bills – 3 years, $4MM w/ $1.5MM bonus
  • LOLB Joshua Perry – Chargers – 1 year, $850,000 w/ $50,000 bonus
  • LT Cory Holland – Titans – 4 years, $4.2MM
  • LT Sergio Blackson – Raiders – 3 years, $3MM
  • MLB Bam Bradley – Saints – 4 years, $2MM
  • MLB Najee Harris – Buccaneers – 1 year, $1MM
  • QB Brett Hundley – Bengals – 1 year, $3.36MM
  • RE Noble Nwachukwu – Bengals – 3 years, $5MM w/ $1MM bonus
  • ROLB Jermaine Grace – Chargers – 1 year, $850,000 w/ $150,000 bonus
  • ROLB Josh Martin – Cardinals – 1 year, $850,000
  • ROLB Keeston Noel – Bills – 3 years, $3MM
  • TE Frank Nolan – Buccaneers – 1 year, $1.6MM
  • WR Auden Tate – Saints – 4 years, $2.2MM
  • WR Chad Williams – Cardinals – 2 years, $2.85MM w/ $250,000 bonus
  • WR Chester Rogers – Jets – 1 year, $1MM w/ $250,000 bonus
  • WR Dalen Collins – Saints – 4 years, $2MM
  • WR Eric Clinkscale – Titans – 4 years, $4MM w/ $80,000 bonus
  • WR Philly Brown – Chargers – 1 year, $1MM w/ $500,000 bonus
  • WR Rishard Matthews – Cardinals – 1 year, $2.6MM
  • WR Shane Wynn – Redskins – 2 years, $1.5MM

These players must be signed by the end of the preseason or they’ll revert to being free for anybody to sign. All other FA are free to be signed at this time.

Preseason 48 Schedule

Preseason Schedule is as follows:

  • Advance to Pre-Week 2: 11:59 PM Eastern Tuesday 02/26
  • Advance to Pre-Week 3: 8 PM Eastern Wednesday 02/27
  • Advance to Pre-Week 4: 10 PM Eastern Wednesday 02/27
  • Advance to Regular Season: 11:59 PM Eastern Wednesday 02/27

Do not sign ANY FA on Tuesday! Make sure to cut down your roster to 63 (53 plus 10 practice squad players) by Wednesday 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 Rules

We will NOT be doing a FA draft this preseason. Instead, we will bid on players. The best contract gets the player!

This will take into account contract length, bonus amount and salary amount. Winning contracts will be posted Tuesday night at 11:59 PM Eastern. These players will be reserved to that team until advance to the regular season – if not signed they’re fair game week 1 of the regular season.

Submit Your Bids Here

Rule Updates

I will be posting updates to many rules by Wednesday’s advance to the regular season. All players will be required to read and understand the revised/added rules.

Activity Bonuses

In addition, we’re rewarding everybody who played at least 14 games last season (and did not miss any other events) with a single player bump from normal to quick development. Please alert an admin of your choice and we’ll make the change. Full list of eligible people and selected players is below.

  • Browns (Camp) – RT Bryant Webster
  • Jaguars (FaintJoey) – DT Rashaad Jameson
  • Packers (Fenrir) – WR Giorgio Veal
  • Bears (Hell)
  • Saints (hof) – CB Martinez Armstrong
  • Titans (iBolivian) – LT Ross Fletcher
  • Bengals (ismith) – MLB Franklin Baggs
  • Seahawks (Mamba) – LG Vasty Ruff
  • Phenom (Eagles)
  • Buccaneers (SGC) – LG Bradley Nalbone
  • Jets (Sk1nz) – RG Darren Spellman
  • Patriots (supa) – WR Randall McCarthy
  • Raiders (Rain) – QB Rich Ofenheusle
  • Steelers (Violent) – WR Nickell Avril
  • Broncos (War) – ROLB Miles Edwards
  • 49ers (warren)

This is incentive to get active and stay active!

Offseason 47 Schedule

Congrats to Warren on his 19-3 EOTP Madden Bowl XLVII victory over yours truly!

We’ll tentatively be following the below schedule for the offseason. I will be tagging everybody in chat to update you on the schedule as we advance.

If everybody completes their re-signings quickly we’ll be able to advance to free agency early.

RE-SIGNINGS

We will be advancing past re-signs Saturday (02/23) night at 11:59 PM Eastern.

For this offseason, the maximum contract length you can offer is five years.

FREE AGENCY

We’ll be doing free agency a little different this season. Make sure to follow the below rules or your will be directed to release any players you sign:

  • The maximum contract length allowed is five years
  • The maximum bid amount is 150 points
  • The minimum bid amount is 30 points

Admins will be watching bids prior to every advance to ensure these three rules are followed. Any players signed to contracts that violate these rules must be immediately released.

Get your bids in early and often leading up to the first advance if you’re really worried about losing out on players – many high profile players now sign on the first FA advance.

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

  • First Advance: Sunday (02/24) 8 PM Eastern
  • Second Advance: Sun. 10 PM Eastern
  • Third Advance: Sun. 11:59 PM Eastern

ROOKIE DRAFT

The 2021 NFL Draft will be held at 9:00 PM Eastern on Monday Feb. 25.

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.

As mentioned above, please RSVP to the draft post in the scheduling thread to indicate either attending or not attending.

Remember that all trades require approval from the committee so be prepared for late trades to take some time to be approved.

RULE CHANGES

Multiple rule revisions and additions will be posted during the offseason. All users will be required to read, understand and agree to the new rules prior to the start of Season 48.

Depth Chart Infractions

Don’t say we didn’t warn everybody (repeatedly). The following players are now suspended for their team’s next user game as a result of being improperly placed on the depth chart. Failure to serve this suspension will result in further penalties.

  • HB Marlon Mack (Colts)
  • OLB Darius Leonard (Colts)
  • SS George Odum (Colts)
  • HB Haynes Cobbs (Panthers)
  • LE Shaq Lawson (Rams)
  • MLB Rasean Rice (Ravens)
  • SS T.J. Green (Ravens)

We all agreed to the roster and depth chart rules during the offseason. Fix your depth charts or warrant suspensions.

Preseason FA Signings

The following bids have been won by the listed team. All contracts will be edited once the player has been signed.

  • MLB Chase Allen – Cardinals – 1 year, $1.28MM
  • FB Khambrel Bell – Cardinals – 1 year, $750K
  • WR Cory Blount – Cardinals – 1 year, $650K
  • HB Malcolm Brown – Chiefs – 3 years, $1.5MM
  • TE Blair Burke – Titans – 1 year, $1.2MM w/ $250K bonus
  • RT A.J. Byham – Saints – 4 years, $800K w/ $200K bonus
  • LT Patrick Castro – Jets – 5 years, $4MM w/ $1MM bonus
  • LG Dric Clayton – Cardinals – 1 year, $850K
  • DT Marcell Dareus – Steelers – 2 years, $5MM w/ $500K bonus
  • LG Joey Frazier – Chiefs – 5 years, $2.5MM w/ $500K bonus
  • K Stephen Gostkowski – Saints – 1 year, $750K
  • K Stephen Hauschka – Saints – 2 years, $750K w/ $500K bonus
  • TE Tyler Higbee – Chargers – 1 year, $3.3MM w/ $550K bonus
  • RT B.J. McCareins – Broncos – 4 years, $5MM w/ $500K bonus
  • WR Riley McCarron – Steelers – 3 years, $3MM w/ $300K bonus
  • P Kirby McGarigle – Cardinals – 1 year, $1.65MM
  • MLB Spencer Kilmer – Raiders – 3 years, $3MM
  • C Will Leonard – Jets – 5 years, $6MM w/ $900K bonus
  • LT Paul McKinney – Saints – 4 years, $800K w/ $200K bonus
  • RG Jamaal Mumphery – Saints – 4 years, $900K w/ $300K bonus
  • HB Latavius Murray – Chargers – 1 year, $2MM w/ $250K bonus
  • FB Jamize Olawale – Packers – 2 years, $1MM w/ $500K bonus
  • QB Brock Osweiler – Cardinals – 1 year, $1.25MM
  • MLB Kevin Pierre Louis – Cardinals – 1 year, $1.35MM
  • LOLB Ace Randolph – Broncos – 3 years, $3MM
  • LG George Scaccia – Saints – 4 years, $900K w/ $300K bonus
  • CB Gregory Whitfield – Raiders – 3 years, $3MM

These players must be signed by the end of the preseason or they’ll revert to being free for anybody to sign. All other FA are free to be signed at this time.