The Donnie Edwards trade talks are heating up again with one SD paper predicting that he will be gone within a week. Its kind of a strange situation out there where Edwards was seeking a contract extension by going around the GM and talking directly to the owner. The GM is justifiably PO'd and wants hime gone (also playing into this is some level of player deterioration and a big salary..2.5M I think...plus they have plenty of young cheap LB Talent). In the meantime, Edwards has developed a mysterious "back" problem that has kept him out of practice and preseason games since the get-go. The scuttlebut is that neither he nor the GM want him hurt and untradable so they are not taking any chances. NO has reportedly offered a 4th round pick for Edwards which was rejected by AJ Smith who is demanding a first day pick (could e a smoke-screen). It seems kind of high for what is essentially a "rent-a-player" situation with Edwards being an unrestricted FA next year. If the guy can still play, he could be part of a nice 3 man inside LB rotation here with Seau and Bru (they are all geting up there in years). This would solve the Beisel problem once and for all (as an aside, I would try to offer him and Hill to KC for Kendrell Bell). That fantasy aside, consider this LB rotation: Bru, Seau, Edwards-inside, Vrabel Colvin, Banta-Cain-ouside I could go to war with that configuration. The ony question is: What is a "rent-a-player" worth draft pick-wise. I say a lot if it gets you back to the Show. I'd offer a 4th that could turn into a third based on performanece and whether Edwards would sign an extesion here. What do you think?