Originally posted by 49ers808:
This or cut. I think we'll lose Brown next year cuz he'll ask for too much. Our starter opposite Cully is in the next draft book it
If these vets don't understand how the new CBA works by now then they are gonna screw themselves. Teams are going with cheaper younger guys unless they have oodles of cap space. There are only a few younger second contract vets that get lucrative deals and those are the premium talents. Second tier guys are receiving contracts way below their talent and some HOF talent like Ed Reed had to take way less than what he wanted as well as Cliff Avril another secon tier guy.
Our guys got a lot because they were looked upon favorably because they were on a Super Bowl team this offseason but others took way less than what they expected. There just isn't much leverage for vets these days. If I were an agent I would advise my guys to take the first good deal they see especially if it were with a current employer because the more you try to slow play it the greater chance the team signs someone else or drafts someone. Get a good guarantee then sign on.
It doesn't seem our style to start rookies at such a demanding position but we may start Reid and with a hopefully improved front 7, I assume we figure a rook can hold serve