Originally posted by GEEK:
Which player has outperformed the other in pre-season though at the OLB position: Skuta or Haralson? Haralson or Johnson?
I don't see why they wouldn't keep 9 LBs on the roster.
I rather do that than carry Tukuafu. 6 DL, 9 LB, 10 DBs is 25 defensive players. 25 for offensive players, and 3 for special teams.
I have no idea, I don't get to see practice. Haralson is gone after this season though, pretty much no matter what happens, whereas we have Lemonier/Johnson/Skuta all signed for at least 2 seasons. If one of them can produce as good or better in some areas, then why not trade the player who will be of 0 value to the team after the season. What's happening is exactly what everyone expected before the draft; we don't have enough roster spots on the team for all our good FA's and draft picks. With that in mind why not trade a fringe backup player for a future one when our needs possibly change?
Again, Haralson is of no value to us next season, so if we can get a 5'th round pick today then why not? As a backup making a very low salary, Haralson may not even be worth a 6/th7th round supplemental pick if we just lose him in FA.
Edit: And I think both starting OLB for the Saints are out for the year, so Baalke might able to fleece them in a trade.
[ Edited by Disp on Aug 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM ]