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Old 01-04-2015, 02:29 PM   #31
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No, got to get younger, Ike Taylor is TOO OLD...
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:43 PM   #33
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ok not a huge splash but cap friendly maybe.

NT Dan Williams Cards - just might work if Shu does not kill the entire market

starter/solid backup? 2 to 3 mill might get em
OLB/DE, Brian Orakpo Redskins - franchised to IR to reasonable 1 yr deal
ILB Mason Foster Buccaneers - lost on the depth chart with upside
ILB Justin Durant Cowboys - IR to replaced? cap causality in dallas

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Old 01-04-2015, 08:06 PM   #34
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Im not really worried about the cap. Every year its the same thing and every year Loomis manages to work things out.
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The problem with rolling the dice with older players, is that the NFL is a young man's game. While there is the occasional hit like Sharper, that is usually 1 in 15 chance or worse of getting that hit.

The better option is to hope the scouts and coaches can communicate to the personel department and find those players who may not have done well in previous stops but are good scheme fits.
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:42 AM   #36
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In so much as the offensive line where you'd have to commit the FA money you can squeeze, you have to get Brees his 4+ second cushion back...

GM Homework for the Offseason Offensive Line Work -

It'll be a strong market demand for offensive linemen where many will be overpaid, but if we could get anyone, it'd be...

C Steve Wisniewski, not sure Oakland can afford to tag the young center, he was also an outstanding Guard as a Rookie...

Now alot of you like G Mike Iupati, my fear this is Ben Grubbs all over again, decent enough run blocker but he get his arse thrown by above average, better defensive linemen...

C Rodney Hudson, wait, another Center?!? Yep, thinking outside the box; should you sign Wisniewski and if he looks like he'd be great at guard and he's all-in, then get Hudson and now you can ride out one of the remaining guards on the roster and work the draft...

With regards to Bryce Harris, wonder if he wouldn't make for a better Guard than Tackle?!?

One name that's surging right now is Clint Boling who replaced Marshall Newhouse in the starting lineup for Cincy; though it's a small sampling size, he may be available at a respectable contract that doesn't spill the salary cap bean pot...

Another name is Orlando Franklin who moved to Guard this season from Tackle - just don't know after one season if I'd be ready to commit that much cap room after one season; but signing a guy named Orlando Jones/Clifford Franklin - that **** would just write itself...

Wisniewski is who we need to target in Free Agency...

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C Steve Wisniewski, not sure Oakland can afford to tag the young center, he was also an outstanding Guard as a Rookie...
Oakland has as much cap space as any team in the league. If they want, they can tag him or probably match any offers for him.
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Oakland has as much cap space as any team in the league. If they want, they can tag him or probably match any offers for him.
If you're Wiz, who would you rather play for? New Orleans or Oakland?

He's an URFA so there's no matching to prevent him from jumping. I think we can lure him away if they don't franchise him. Franchising a center is the same as a LT, its super expensive. I don't see them paying him LT money.

But of course I thought we'd target Alex Mack last year and we didn't do squat.
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While the Saints can create cap space, I don't think they will have enough to be competitive if a team like Oakland offers him a nice contract. While all things being equal he may choose to play or the Saints over Oakland, I don't think he's leaving millions on the table to do so.
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C Steve Wisniewski, not sure Oakland can afford to tag the young center, he was also an outstanding Guard as a Rookie...

Wisniewski is who we need to target in Free Agency...
he is a pretty good starting C and i agree his rookie year he looked pretty good at OG which is the position he should move back too as people think,

my big but with him is i fear he will over value himself a bit.

the other but might just be he wants out of town.

he is worth keeping an eye on and see what happens
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