It really is that simple. We would be OVER the cap today if we hadn't traded Cassel. Vrabel was gone before his March 1st bonus was due in any case. ================================================= The team is doing well as we start free agency. We have decisions our ERFA and RFA's. We have added TBC, Baker and Taylor. We have lost a couple of free agents and re-signed one. Most importantly, we have significantly improved the offense with the addition of Baker and Taylor. There is a lot of work to do, but we now have the cap and draft resources to get it done. The open question is how much of the cap money will be used on extensions. I expect a trade the week before the draft (when such things are announced), hopefully for Holt. OFFENSE We still need to acquire a couple of wide receivers and a guard to possibly replace Neal in 2010. Hopefully the offense can get to use one of the Day One picks. DEFENSE I expect us to add a couple of linebackers, one in free agency and one in the draft. We will add a corner or two in free agency and we will draft a safety in the first three rounds (or acquire another in free agency). The hard work will come regarding the defensive line. None have long-term contracts except for Warren. Wright is a free agent now. The team is working on extending Wilfork (although he could be franchised for a couple of years). I expect that Green is next. It would seem that we need a defensive lineman or two if we don't re-sign Wright.