Originally posted by cciowa:
you really want to over pay for a backup? he can be replaced with a mid round draft choice and or a vet free agent this summer. you would think you could give the front office a break with thier track record (spikes) and what they did last year
Yeah, to me if we sign Grant long term it's like holding him back. For all we know Grant asked to be given a chance to get a nice contract and start somewhere else. Holding him here 1 year at 1.9 million might have been an option but after that he would have probably left because I don't think we could have tendered him again. Knock on wood I don't see him getting much time as a backup... he is just a special teams player. Those were the 1st games Willis missed since 07 and Bowman I don't think has missed a game in 2 years.
And anyone hoping we keep Grant because Bowman will be gone has to realize we have 2 more years of him under contract and then probably another because we will tag him if we can't work out a contract. Does it pay to keep Grant around for another 3 full seasons to wait to possibly back up Bowman in the off chance he doesn't re-sign with us?
Edit: And p.s. it's likely he is gone but remember guys since he is tendered we have the option to match any contract offered to him.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 10, 2012 at 9:19 AM ]