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We have Welker. We hope that Jackson will be part of the mix in 2008. We can afford to put him on the PUP list. There is now so reason to rush him.
Brown will be long gone.
Caldwell will be a free agent.
Gaffney will be a free agent.
Stallworth will be a free agent unless the pats want to pay him $8M by March 1
(and $11M to play next year)
I would feel much better if we extended Gaffney or signed another free agent for two years.
MY 2007 PREFERENCE (with Jackson on the PUP list)
Brown can always have a roster spot as a STer and emergency receiver.
Last edited by mgteich; 03-11-2007 at 12:56 PM..
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The WR pool in this draft is too deep to ignore. I think they'll definitely draft one. The question is where? I don't see them drafting one in the first round. Maybe if they trade down into round two, and someone like Anthony Gonzalez is still around. Realistically, however, I see them drafting someone on day 2 who can be developed. Someone like Rhema McKnight or Chansi Stuckey...
I don't understand why everybody wants to dump Jackson on the PUP list. Granted, information has been hard to come by, but it sounds like he had the op shortly after the Colts game. This would confirm reports that the tear was only minor (no wait time while swelling subsided). For a "normal" ACL tear, we are told that the recovery is 6 - 8 months. I would think that Jackson is easily healthy by August 1, let alone the start of the season. Assuming, of course, no setbacks.
We still "might" but we probably won't. We'll have Jackson and Welker heading into 2008, our option on Stallworth and can still choose to extend Caldwell or Gaffney depending how camp goes. With Stallworth, Welker, Caldwell, Gaffney and Jackson, the most we spend on a WR is a mid round pick, IMO, and that's if Troy retires.
I think we'll draft C. Taylor out of Auburn if he's there for us in the third... dude is too good to pass up there.... not the quickest fellow ever, but can run routes like he's been a pro for years... doesn't have the "upside' that everyone talks about... but who cares, he can be a contrib. by half way through season one, if we need him... barring injuries, certainly by year 2 if nec... now, I'm not sure he falls that far, but some folks have him super low on their draft boards.
Before you guys read too much into the Donte Stallworth take a look at the details: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2794615
$6M roster bonus 2/25/08
$2M bonus due 3/1/08
$1.6M reachable incentives in '08
$1M salary '08
For those of you playing @ home, that is $10.6M for 2008. I don't see it happening. Basically, IMO, this is a 1 year $3.6M deal, the rest is just noise to make Drew Rosenhaus look good.
""Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
Last edited by SamBamsFan; 03-11-2007 at 08:11 PM..