Originally posted by jreff22:
Bowman is next
definitely. We have locked up key players like said prior to rookie deals being up or the year after they are up.
It will be different now, you cant re-sign/extend any rookie till after there 3rd season. Unlike in previous years where you could after 1 yr, and payers could ask and hold out, now they can't. Or they lose an accrued season.
I look at it in the past drafts since 2005 we don't have many remaining.
2005- Alex(If re-signed) and Gore(signed thru 2014)
2006- Vernon(signed thru 2015), Delanie(signed thru 2012), Haralson(signed thru 2013)
2007- Willis(signed thru 2016), Staley(signed thru 2017), McDonald(signed thru 2015), Goldson(Franchised), Brown(signed thru 2013)
2009- Crabtree(signed thru 2014) and Jean Francois(signed thru 2012)
2010- A.Davis(signed thru 2014), Iupati(signed thru 2014), Bowman(signed thru 2013), Dixon(signed thru 2013), Williams(signed thru 2013) and Byham(signed thru 2013)
Of those, Bowman is obvious for extension, I also think it would be smart to extend Iupati and A.David soon.
And Pre-2005 draftees left are, Spencer(2004), Sopoaga(2004) and Jennings(2000)
We have some vets who came in as FAs and have shined.
2007- Ahmad Brooks(off waivers from Cincinnati)
2008- Justin Smith
2010- C.J. Spillman(off waivers from San Diego)
2011- Donte Whitner, David Akers, Carlos Rogers
And hoping for Randy to do well in 2012.
The some UDFAs who have helped out.
Alex Boone is the top one. Of course 2011 draft was a success IMO. 5 players contributed in 2011, Aldon, Hunter, Culliver, Miller and Jones. Kilgore i think should be the RG. Then Person provides needed depth.
Overall we have a solid core and roster right now.