When you think about it we still have money for 4-6 veteran minimum/prove it type contracts. Guys I think are likely for consideration: Troy Brown(Valuable backup) Jr Seau(Valuable backup) Ed Hartwell(rotation or backup) K Mitchell(rotation or backup) C Dillion(rotation or backup) D Patten(backup) D Bledsoe(last case veteran backup) (All above as shadow roster cheap in season replacements) IMO if we sign/resign any of these guys at or close to the veteran minimum with performance bonuses there is no downside. Everyone emotionally wants Troy back, in fact him transitioning to a coach in '08 would be an ideal from a fans perspective. Seau gave us our great run defense last year. Hartwell has tremendous upside on a prove it type deal. Mitchell may be more expensive but within the budget. C Dillion wants to play for a playoff team, he is on the verge of HOF numbers, Last year he had almost 1100 yds(regular and playoff) he may reconsider. I see all upside in signing Patten to the veteran minimum. Knows system. Cheap. Cut if he doesn't beat camp competition. Bledsoe probably has too much ego to be a backup for 1M/yr but as a fan I think that is a good value for us. These are just some of the obvious possible pickups but we can expect 4-6 more cheap (value) veterans prior to camp. It wouldn't surprise me to see more trades as in last years 3 trades to other teams for picks. But Most of all right now we have 10 projected picks in the draft!! I have 2 strategies: 1) pick the 2 best DBs at 24 and 28 or 2) send those picks to the #16 team for P Willis (6year contract!!) and that teams #1 next year. Somehow I do expect us to trade to acquire an additional 3 picks for '08, as we probably won't have comp picks next year.