Chickillo recorded 5.5 sacks over the past two seasons.

While Chickillo seems like a player the Steelers would like to have around as a reserve, he is scheduled to make nearly $2 million in 2018. This is a sizable amount of money for a backup on a team with less than $6 million in cap space. If a player like undrafted free-agent Ola Adeniyi can push Chickillo in camp, Chickillo could become a potential cap casualty.

However, things aren’t simply about Thomas’ performance. The veteran safety is entering the final year of his contract and is seeking a new deal. He hasn’t reported for offseason activities, and Seattle isn’t sure when he might do so.

We’ll find out, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said, per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

Former coach Ben McAdoo used 11 personnel — one running back, one tight end and three receivers — a staggering 91 percent of the time in 2016. As injuries mounted in 2017, the Giants used two tight ends more often out of necessity.

But Shurmur’s offensive background is multiple tight end-reliant, and the Giants have five (Engram, Rhett Ellison, Jerell Adams, Kyle Carter and Ryan O’Malley) plus fullback Shane Smith on the 90-man roster.

Evan is a tight end and we’ll use him as such, Shurmur said, but our game says that you can detach him and extend him like a wideout, so we’re going to try to use him that way if we can, as well.

Well, compared to what A.J. Cole had just done, Walker wasn’t about to take all the credit.

It’s so impressive, Walker said. It’s not easy to come out there and be sharp late in the game. Oakland has a good offensive club. What he did today was what I thought was more impressive than a walk-off win.

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