Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by thl408:
Will the 49ers only sign FAs to a one year deal to keep cap flexibility to retain their own FAs? If that's the case, they will be shopping in the senior citizen aisle (Seymour, Abraham, Reed).
I think they'll do that with some of the released players (e.g., John Abraham or James Harrison) but they can't really do that if they want guys like Sean Smith, LaRon Landry or even an Ed Reed (though he's probably looking at only 2 years, 3 max). Those guys will command multi-year deals, especially in this first wave of free agency, so you can't really get them on the cheap.
The thing is Ghost, who do you go after in this situation? Ed Reed reminds me of an early model Humvee, not as pretentious as an H2, but an old gas-guzzling beast of American goodness that has seen its fair share of offroad excitement, but that has had some alignment and drivetrain issues the past couple years vs. the younger offerings of Smith and Landry.
Also, am I wrong in all this, but is it possible that Ed can help us on both sides of the ball? I mean who better to aid in Kaep's abilities to read defenses than Reed?