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  1. threepeater

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    It seems to me that the three areas of concern for this offseason are LB, DB, and the running game. Of those three, I'd most want to have veteran help at DB, as opposed to newly drafted rookies. Does anyone have a good list of who's available on the FA market this year at corner and safety? Anyone worth picking up, or are we going to have to spend draft picks to shore up that hole?
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    For free agents, 3 come to mind: Ty Law, Charles Woodson, and Nate Clements. I would at least explore the possibility. However, was it me or did Ty gain a lot of weight?
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    http://www.theredzone.org/2006/freeagents/

    Cornerbacks:

    Player .................... Type .................... 2005 Team
    Rashad Bauman ........UFA .................... Bengals
    Ade Jimoh ................RFA .................... Redskins
    Andre' Goodman .......UFA .................... Lions
    Brian Williams ...........UFA .................... Vikings
    Chad Scott ...............UFA .................... Patriots
    Charles Woodson .......UFA .................... Raiders
    Chris Johnson ............RFA .................... Rams
    Corey Ivy .................UFA ..................... Rams
    Dale Carter ...............UFA .................... Ravens
    Dante Wesley ............UFA .................... Panthers
    Deion Sanders ...........UFA .................... Ravens
    DeJuan Groce ............RFA .................... Rams
    DeShea Townsend ......UFA .................... Steelers
    DeWayne Washington ..UFA .................... Chiefs
    Fakhir Brown ..............UFA .................... Saints
    Frank Walker ..............RFA .................... Giants
    Hank Poteat ...............UFA .................... Patriots
    Ike Taylor ..................RFA .................... Steelers
    Jamar Fletcher ...........UFA .................... Chargers
    Jason Bell ..................UFA .................... Texans
    Jerry Azumah .............RFA .................... Bears
    Jimmy Williams ...........UFA .................... Seahawks
    Juran Bolden ...............UFA ................... Buccaneers
    Kenny Wright ..............UFA .................... Jaguars
    Kevin House ................UFA ................... Seahawks
    Kevin Thomas ..............UFA ................... Bills
    Kiwaukee Thomas .........RFA ................... Dolphins
    Leigh Bodden ...............RFA ................... Browns
    Nate Clements ..............UFA .................. Bills
    R.W. McQuarters ...........UFA .................. Lions
    Ralph Brown .................UFA .................. Vikings
    Ray Mickens ..................UFA .................. Browns
    Raymond Walls ..............UFA .................. Cardinals
    Reggie Myles .................UFA .................. Bengals
    Reynaldo Hill ..................UFA ................. Raiders
    Ricky Manning ................RFA ................. Panthers
    Robert Tate ...................UFA ................. Cardinals
    Roderick Hood ...............RFA .................. Eagles
    Terry Cousin ..................UFA .................. Jaguars
    Terry Fair ......................UFA .................. Rams
    Tony Beckham ................UFA ................. Titans
    Torrie Cox ......................RFA ................. Buccaneers
    Will Allen .......................UFA ................. Giants
    Willie Middlebrooks ..........UFA ................. 49ers
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    Clements is easily the most desirable on that list. But I'm not sure if we can (or would) pony up on the $$$ for him.
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    Any thoughts on Brian Williams from the Vikings? Just 26 years old and has shown some good talent.
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    http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/302145
    http://www.vikings.com/player_detail_objectname_brian_williams.html

    Converted college FS, that works in his favor. Do we know anything about why his tackles slipped last season? Looks like he may have lost two games to injury, but that doesn't account for the decline in numbers...though you have to like his int/ff production.

    There's also this tidbit from Reese the other day:

    One wonders if the Tice discussion was wide enough in scope to include the DBs working for the "coverage coordinator"?
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    FA DB's

    Quote: "It seems to me that the three areas of concern for this offseason are LB, DB, and the running game."

    Don't forget that Branch is the only legit WR under contract.

    That FA list of DB's makes me want to go the draft route.
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    My Wish List in Order

    CB's

    Nate Clements- shutdown corner, may be too expensive, maybe the bills will franchise him and we can give them our first rounder for him, everyone says safety is a bigger need, but if you think about it, having a shutdown corner will speed up the development of our safeties, think about how much eugene wilson improved when he had Ty Law here

    Brian Williams- exactly what we need, physical, smart corner

    Ty Law- may have to convert to safety? will he get along with BB?

    Ike Taylor- got torn up in the super bowl, stock is going down

    Ricky Manning- like Asante Samuel, solid, but unspectacular

    in the draft.....

    Jimmy Williams- may have to convert to FS, any chance hes there at 21?

    Antonio Cromartie- can he bounce back from injury?



    SS

    Adam Archuleta- solid vet, may be too expensive

    Tank Williams- huge, young, big hitter, but still a bit raw

    Corey Chavous- solid vet, stats have really declined in recent years

    in the draft....

    noone really, but Daniel Bullocks is interesting (may be more of a FS)



    LB

    Cato June- is restricted, will the colts lets him walk? great in coverage

    Will Witherspoon- same as above, but unrestricted

    Akin Ayodele- hard hitter, racks up tackles, just solid overall

    Bart Scott- young, inconsistent, had a breakout season

    Scott Fujita- stats have gone down, but is still pretty good

    to trade for....

    Lavar Arrington- has the physical tools to be the best linebacker in the league, just needs to get his head screwed on right, what would we have to give for him? id give up our second,

    in the draft....

    Chad Greenway- probably wont be there at 21, the next mike vrabel, does everything

    Kai Parham- run stopper, good backup for a year or two, then will move into starting lineup
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    I like K Parham a lot. He had a decent year, especially considering that Brooks wasn't around much. He needs work on shedding and some work on coverages, but he's a solid 3-4 ILB. I'm sure San Diego, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and the Jets are all aware of this guy as well. In my book he's a 3rd rounder in terms of talent, but someone may take him higher because he's an experienced 3-4 ILB. If he's sitting thee at the end of round 2, I would expect Pittsburgh to get interested in him.
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