Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by sfout:
If I had my way we'd cut Rogers, let Brown walk, resign Wright on a hometown deal and draft 2 CBs in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Probably even keep Cox at least into TC and preseason.
Brock, Cox, Culliver, Rookie, Rookie, Wright....Kind of scary but I think there is a lot of talent in the 2nd/3rd round for CBs.
Doing this would give us the money necessary to resign Boldin, Whitner, Wright, and make the necessary low risk/high reward FAs we're accustomed too and have some room for in-season extensions we routinely offer as well. Probably go something like
Round 1: WR
Round 2: CB
Round 2: SS (if we lose Whitner I'd flip SS to round 1 though)
Round 3: CB
Round 3: WR
We'll need to replace Manningham, probably Baldwin at WR and that is IF we resign Boldin. Otherwise we'd need 3 WRs in FA or the draft. I really am anxious to see who is the higher priority from Baalke's POV between Boldin, Whitner, Brown.
TB will want a lot of money because no matter how you cut it he's grossly outplayed his $1.5M per year avg, Whitner made less than $4M per year and should be in line for raise, and Boldin has been worth every penny of the $6M he's cost and probably want similar value.....
Boldin should be higher priority than Whitner and Brown. He's got a few years left and the way he's playing we might as well let him finish his career here. He shouldn't command too much $$, and his play has been irreplaceable.
Secondary pieces are more fungible, imho, especially when they ask for big raises. See: Goldson.
I agree Boldin should be priority #1. Then Whitner, and Dawson in no order. I think Dawson is the easiest signing, if Seely is here, Dawson stays. Brown likely bolts. I was told he wasn't happy about losing the $2M escalator. And he was offered the deal Brock got, and declined.
Rogers should be cut. Wright re-signed, re-sign Cox, draft 2 CBs early. The toughest is Whitner, I want him back, but I dont or at least hope he doesn't command a lot of money. He is still young in a way, similar to Brown's age. So it makes sense. If we can get Donte at $4M a yr it's worth it.
Basically retain Boldin at $5-$6M a yr, Whitner at $4M a yr, Dawson at $2.5M for 1 yr, tender Wilhoite, re-sign Cox and Wright to minimum deals. Wright would have incentives, and roster bonuses, stuff that protects us in case problems happen.
Then restructure Vernon and P-Willis and extend them, save cap space. Also maybe McDonald.
And look into extending Kap, Aldon, Crabs, and Bruce Miller.
Brooks deal shoul de-escalate about $1.6M down, and Miller should get a raise from $645K to $1.33M due to playing time and performance.