Timmahawk wrote:Free agents next year:
Breno Giacomini - his play this year will go a long way towards keeping him. Do they draft his replacement this year in the mid rounds?
Michael Robinson - should be able to sign or replace for cheaper than 2.5 mil. Net savings
Kam Chancellor - I love Kam, and want him on the team. If he returns to 2011 form, I would have to seriously consider spending on him. If not, he is replaceable and realistically we can't afford to spend 30+ mil a year on Kam, Earl, and Sherm.
Michael Bennett - wildcard, his role this season will determine next years contract. Hopefully he kicks ass so it's a good problem to have. He is already at 5 mil, so it might not cost too much more to keep him
Paul McQuistan - you can replace a guard for less than 3 mil, we have decent guard depth anyways. net savings.
Golden Tate - I like golden, but he is replaceable, and since you can still have Baldwin for an extra year, I'm not worried about possibly losing him.
Brandon Browner - RFA, at his age and playing style, we can lock down cheap for one add't year, and replace in 2015.
Doug Baldwin - RFA, where he is at on the depth chart, again, cheap to keep for 2014, also replaceable if he signs somewhere else in 2015.
Walter Thurmond - already has shown he is replaceable.
Anthony McCoy - not worried here, TE with similar skills can be drafted.
Dexter Davis - backup, replacement in draft this year or next year
Lemuel Jeanpierre - backup, replacement in draft this year or next year
Jeron Johnson - RFA
Michael Morgan - RFA
Charly Martin - RFA
Will Blackmon - 715,000 cost, he will be cheaper to replace
I'm really not worried at all about next year, besides, Clemons and Flynn are the obvious cap casualties and would free up enough cash for us to resign Kam and/or Golden if we wanted to (or save for Earl and Sherm in 2015).
Welcome! Nice post. I agree.
Remember we have this years AND next years draft to replace potential loses. It will suck to have the 32 second pick of the first round, but there could be worse things