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    Great Defensive Tackle list cheese! I'd totally love us to get Melton but thats probably a little unrealistic. Other than Melton I would totally be in favor of signing Alan Branch or Roy Miller. Both have plenty of Football left in them and I think could be nice run stuffers for us

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    Rest of that FA list is up, I'll post some more of the important positions

    OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
    Paul Kruger, DE/OLB, Ravens. Age: 27.
    Paul Kruger notched nine sacks during the regular season and then three more against the Colts in the playoffs. He also was solid in coverage.

    Philip Wheeler, OLB, Raiders. Age: 28.
    Philip Wheeler was one of the most improved players in the NFL this past season. He thrived in every aspect, including blitzing, and he's earned a huge pay day this spring. And to think, the Raiders obtained him for a mere 1-year, $700,000 contract during the previous offseason.

    Daryl Smith, OLB, Jaguars. Age: 31.
    Daryl Smith has never received much attention from the media, but he's been one of the top 4-3 outside linebackers in the NFL over the years. Unfortunately, he played in just two games this season because of a groin injury, and he'll be 31 in March, so his skills are in the process of eroding.

    Connor Barwin, DE/OLB, Texans. Age: 26.
    Connor Barwin is coming off a very disappointing 2012 campaign. After registering 11.5 sacks in 2011, he managed just three this past season. He's talented, so there's a good chance this was just a fluky year.

    Shaun Phillips, DE/OLB, Chargers. Age: 32.
    Shaun Phillips recorded close to double-digit sacks and was stout in coverage this season, though he was a big liability against the run. He'll be 32 in May, unfortunately.

    Thomas Howard, OLB, Bengals. Age: 30.
    Thomas Howard missed all but one game in 2012 with a torn ACL. It was impressive that Cincinnati's defense still played well despite missing such a solid linebacker.

    Manny Lawson, OLB, Bengals. Age: 29.
    The Bengals asked Manny Lawson to rush the passer and stop the run, and he did that very well. He's not good in coverage, however.

    Justin Durant, OLB, Lions. Age: 27.
    Justin Durant has been very solid in run support for the Lions over the past couple of years. He should be limited to two downs though because he's not that good in coverage.

    Erin Henderson, OLB, Vikings. Age: 27.
    A quality run-defender, Erin Henderson should be limited to two downs because he can be exposed in coverage.

    Leroy Harris, OLB, Seahawks. Age: 30.
    Leroy Harris had a solid 2012 campaign as a two-down linebacker until late in the season when he dealt with a lingering hamstring injury.

    Victor Butler, DE/OLB, Cowboys. Age: 26.
    Victor Butler has shown some solid pass-rushing ability in his brief action behind DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer.

    Nick Roach, OLB, Bears. Age: 28.
    Nick Roach hasn't been a liability as a starting linebacker, but Chicago can do better.

    DeAndre Levy, OLB, Lions. Age: 26.
    DeAndre Levy is a big liability in run support, but he's much better on passing downs.

    Rob Jackson, DE/OLB, Redskins. Age: 27.
    A former seventh-round pick, Rob Jackson made the most of his opportunity when Brian Orakpo went down with a season-ending injury. Jackson was solid in coverage.

    Bryan Thomas, DE/OLB, Jets. Age: 34.
    Bryan Thomas played through a torn chest injury in 2012. He wasn't bad considering that, but it's fair to wonder if his body is breaking down.

    Kaluka Maiava, OLB, Browns. Age: 26.
    Kaluka Maiava started games at both strongside and weakside linebacker this year. He handled himself pretty well as a two-down player.

    Keith Rivers, OLB, Giants. Age: 27.
    Keith Rivers has the potential to be ranked way better, but he can't stay healthy.

    Quentin Groves, DE/OLB, Cardinals. Age: 29.
    Jonathan Casillas, OLB, Saints. Age: 26.
    Gerald McRath, OLB, Titans. Age: 27.
    Rocky McIntosh, OLB, Rams. Age: 30.
    Erik Walden, DE/OLB, Packers. Age: 28.
    Lorenzo Alexander, DE/OLB, Redskins. Age: 30.
    Geno Hayes, OLB, Bears. Age: 26.
    Jason Phillips (RFA), OLB, Panthers. Age: 27.
    Akeem Jordan, OLB, Eagles. Age: 27.
    Ernie Sims, OLB, Cowboys. Age: 28.
    Chris Wilson, DE/OLB, Redskins. Age: 31.
    Will Witherspoon, OLB, Titans. Age: 33.
    Frank Zombo (RFA), DE/OLB, Packers. Age: 26.
    Scott Shanle, OLB, Saints. Age: 33.
    Dan Skuta, OLB, Bengals. Age: 27.
    Mario Haggan, OLB, Rams. Age: 33.
    Scott Fujita, OLB, Browns. Age: 34.
    Jamaal Westerman, DE/OLB, Colts. Age: 28.
    Clark Haggans, DE/OLB, 49ers. Age: 36.
    Tracy White, OLB, Patriots. Age: 32.
    Mike Peterson, OLB, Falcons. Age: 37.
    Jesse Nading, DE/OLB, Texans. Age: 28.
    Austin Spitler (RFA), OLB, Dolphins. Age: 26.
    Niko Koutouvides, OLB, Patriots. Age: 32.
    Jacob Cutrera (RFA), OLB, Buccaneers. Age: 25.
    Ramon Humber, OLB, Saints. Age: 26.
    Jordan Senn, OLB, Panthers. Age: 29.
    Justin Cole (RFA), OLB, Rams. Age: 25.
    http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2013OLB.php

    Pretty slim pickens with this bunch too. Other than the cream of the crop guys its hard to find someone who would be a clear upgrade over Erin Henderson. Daryl Smith would be a lot more interesting if he didn't get hurt so much, but he will be 31 which is probably too old compared to the guys we seem to target.

    INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS
    Brad Jones, ILB, Packers. Age: 27.
    Desmond Bishop's season-ending injury was initially thought to be a big deal, but it turned out to be very minor because Brad Jones stepped in and did a great job. Jones played all three downs highly effectively. He deserves a big contract.

    Dannell Ellerbe, ILB, Ravens. Age: 27.
    Dannell Ellerbe was the top inside linebacker on the roster this past season - even when Ray Lewis was healthy. He had a strong second half, emerging after Lewis went down.

    Brian Urlacher, ILB, Bears. Age: 35.
    Based on the way he played last year, Brian Urlacher probably deserves 1.5 stars. He was terrible. However, he was hurt throughout, so maybe he can recover and be at least an OK starter again.

    Larry Grant, ILB, 49ers. Age: 28.
    Larry Grant played well in relief of an injured Patrick Willis a year ago, but didn't see the field much in 2012.

    Chase Blackburn, ILB, Giants. Age: 30.
    Chase Blackburn was OK at times last year, but killed his team in some games. He needs to be upgraded.

    Bradie James, ILB, Texans. Age: 32.
    Wade Phillips probably wanted Bradie James to play fewer snaps during the year, but Brian Cushing's injury forced his hand. James did a solid job in run support, but wasn't very good in coverage.

    Larry Foote, ILB, Steelers. Age: 33.
    Larry Foote is an asset because he's a smart leader on the field, but his skills have eroded. He was ranked near the top among linebackers in terms of missed tackles and touchdowns allowed. He said he's considering retirement.

    Tim Dobbins, ILB, Texans. Age: 30.
    Rey Maualuga, ILB, Bengals. Age: 26.
    Jasper Brinkley, ILB, Vikings. Age: 28.
    Keith Brooking, ILB, Broncos. Age: 37.
    Paris Lenon, ILB, Cardinals. Age: 35.
    Demorrio Williams, ILB, Chargers. Age: 33.
    Moise Fokou, ILB, Colts. Age: 28.
    Brandon Siler, ILB, Chiefs. Age: 27.
    Barrett Ruud, ILB, Texans. Age: 30.
    Zac Diles, ILB, Titans. Age: 28.
    Stevenson Sylvester (RFA), ILB, Steelers. Age: 25.
    Brandon Johnson, ILB, Steelers. Age: 30.
    Marvin Mitchell, ILB, Vikings. Age: 28.
    Tavares Gooden, ILB, 49ers. Age: 28.
    Brady Poppinga, ILB, Cowboys. Age: 33.
    Ricky Brown, ILB, Ravens. Age: 29.
    Josh Mauga (RFA), ILB, Jets. Age: 26.
    Omar Gaither, ILB, Raiders. Age: 29.
    Rob Francois (RFA), ILB, Packers. Age: 28.
    A.J. Edds (RFA), ILB, Colts. Age: 25.
    Bryan Kehl, ILB, Redskins. Age: 29.
    Dane Fletcher (RFA), ILB, Patriots. Age: 26.
    Keyaron Fox, ILB, Texans. Age: 31.
    http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2013ILB.php

    Its not much better here. As bad as Brinkley has been against the pass, there are very few 4-3 MLBs here who would be an upgrade. Even though he's a 3-4 guy I think that Brad Jones could quarterback our defense, however I doubt we sign him. After that you have Urlacher who is od and might never be the same, and then Chase Blackburn (who COULD be better than Brinkley but in a take it or leave it kind of way). Rey Maualuga is younger than Brink, but he was pretty bad this year too.

    CORNERBACKS
    Sam Shields (RFA), Packers. Age: 25.
    Sam Shields missed some time with a high ankle sprain but otherwise enjoyed a stellar 2012 campaign in which he became a legitimate shutdown cornerback. If he keeps this up, he'll be rich come Spring 2014 - if not sooner.

    Keenan Lewis, CB, Steelers. Age: 27.
    Keenan Lewis played very well in his first season as a starter in 2012, surrendering a solid 52.7 completion percentage and just three touchdowns.

    Sean Smith, CB, Dolphins. Age: 26.
    Sean Smith started off the year on a strong note, but wasn't very good in the final couple of months. Still, he's a solid starting corner who deserves a nice contract.

    Aqib Talib, CB, Patriots. Age: 27.
    Aqib Talib has No. 1 cornerback potential, but happens to be a major head case. Any team that's even thinking about bringing him in needs a strong locker room.

    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Eagles. Age: 27.
    DRC stands for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. It can also be short for "doesn't really care." Rodgers-Cromartie is a very talented cornerback, but he's not all there mentally. He's still young, so maybe he'll get it together, but teams pursuing him this offseason should be careful.

    Chris Houston, CB, Lions. Age: 28.
    Chris Houston was torched on national television against the Falcons, but he was very solid otherwise in 2012. He surrendered just one touchdown excluding the Atlanta game.

    Leodis McKelvin, CB/KR, Bills. Age: 28.
    Leodis McKelvin held his own at cornerback this season in four starts, but he was most useful on special teams where he was one of the top return specialists in the NFL.

    Derek Cox, CB, Jaguars. Age: 26.
    Derek Cox would be ranked much higher if he were reliable. He's a talented cornerback, but he's missed 14 games in the past two seasons. The Jaguars have to be so frustrated with his inability to stay healthy.

    Cary Williams, CB, Ravens. Age: 28.
    Cary Williams had some rough outings in 2012, but mostly played solidly at corner for the Ravens, holding down the fort after Lardarius Webb was lost for the year.

    Brent Grimes, CB, Falcons. Age: 30.
    Brent Grimes would be ranked much higher if he weren't coming off a torn Achilles' tendon. He'll be 30 in July, so it'll be tough for him to bounce back.

    Tony Carter, CB, Broncos. Age: 27.
    Tony Carter basically came out of nowhere and was a very solid contributor in Denver's secondary across from Champ Bailey during the regular season.

    E.J. Biggers, CB, Buccaneers. Age: 26.
    E.J. Biggers took over for a suspended Aqib Talib in Week 6 and played surprisingly well in coverage. He's a liability in run support, however.

    Sheldon Brown, CB, Browns. Age: 34.
    Sheldon Brown is coming off a great year, serving as a terrific starter across from Joe Haden. He also held his own when Haden was out of the lineup. Unfortunately, he turns 34 in March, so his best days are behind him.

    Jerraud Powers, CB, Colts. Age: 26.
    Jerraud Powers is young and has potential, but he's inconsistent and injury-prone. He hasn't played more than 12 games in any season.

    Robert McClain (RFA), CB, Falcons. Age: 25.
    Robert McClain stepped into the lineup after Brent Grimes was lost for the season and performed effectively in the slot.

    Greg Toler, CB, Cardinals. Age: 28.
    Greg Toler is a solid reserve cornerback who can start occasionally without killing a team. He played well at the end of the 2012 season.

    Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Panthers. Age: 25.
    Captain Munnerlyn was benched early in the season, but eventually regained his starting job when Chris Gamble got hurt. He did an OK job.

    Jacob Lacey, CB, Lions. Age: 26.
    Jacob Lacey started slow this season, but excelled ever since he was moved into the nickel role.

    Kyle Arrington, CB, Patriots. Age: 27.
    Kyle Arrington is often the whipping boy for Patriot fans frustrated with their secondary, but I thought he played well this past season when acting as the nickel corner.

    Pacman Jones, CB/KR, Bengals. Age: 30.
    Pacman Jones played well in nickel situations, but will turn 30 at the end of September.

    Terence Newman, CB, Bengals. Age: 34.
    Terence Newman was surprisingly pretty solid this past season after struggling in Dallas. Credit must be given to defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who knows how to use Newman, but it was still shocking to see Newman do so well.

    Quentin Jammer, CB, Chargers. Age: 34.
    Quentin Jammer had his moments early in the 2012 season, but really wore down during the stretch. His starting days could be over.

    Antoine Cason, CB, Chargers. Age: 27.
    Antoine Cason was torched on a weekly basis this past season. The former first-round pick is still young enough to turn his career around, but time is running out.

    Mike Jenkins, CB, Cowboys. Age: 28.
    Mike Jenkins has talent, but he's a head case who hasn't put it together yet. Maybe some coach can salvage his career.

    Joselio Hanson, CB, Raiders. Age: 32.
    Joselio Hanson was one of Philadelphia's final cuts prior to the season. The Raiders snatched him up, and he actually played pretty well for them as their nickel corner.


    William Middleton, CB, Jaguars. Age: 27.
    Tracy Porter, CB, Broncos. Age: 27.
    Alan Ball, CB, Texans. Age: 28.
    Darius Butler, CB, Colts. Age: 27.
    Shawntae Spencer, CB, Raiders. Age: 31.
    Bradley Fletcher, CB, Rams. Age: 27.
    Christopher Owens, CB, Falcons. Age: 26.
    Cedric Griffin, CB, Redskins. Age: 30.
    D.J. Moore, CB, Bears. Age: 26.
    Kelvin Hayden, CB, Bears. Age: 30.
    Marcus Trufant, CB, Seahawks. Age: 32.
    Drayton Florence, CB, Lions. Age: 32.
    Rashean Mathis, CB, Jaguars. Age: 33.
    Brandon McDonald, CB, Buccaneers. Age: 28.
    A.J. Jefferson (RFA), CB, Vikings. Age: 25.
    Brice McCain, CB, Texans. Age: 26.
    Elbert Mack, CB, Saints. Age: 27.
    Bryce McCann (RFA), CB, Dolphins. Age: 25.
    Ryan Mouton, CB, Titans. Age: 26.
    Marquice Cole, CB, Patriots. Age: 29.
    R.J. Stanford (RFA), CB, Dolphins. Age: 25.
    Cassius Vaughn (RFA), CB, Colts. Age: 25.
    Michael Adams, CB, Cardinals. Age: 28.
    Stanford Routt, CB, Texans. Age: 30.
    Zackary Bowman, CB, Bears. Age: 28.
    Chris Carr, CB, Chargers. Age: 30.
    Will Allen, CB, Patriots. Age: 35.
    Coye Francies (RFA), CB, Raiders. Age: 26.
    Pat Lee, CB, Lions. Age: 29.
    Justin King, CB, Steelers. Age: 26.
    Chris Johnson, CB, Ravens. Age: 33.
    Tramaine Brock (RFA), CB, 49ers. Age: 25.
    Nate Ness (RFA), CB, Panthers. Age: 26.
    Justin Tryon, CB, Giants. Age: 29.
    Michael Coe, CB, Cowboys. Age: 29.
    Brian Witherspoon (RFA), CB, Giants. Age: 28.
    http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2013CB.php

    Some Way better depth here, the big names like Talib and DRC are intriguing but probably way out of our price range. Tony Carter could be interesting as a guy who can start opposite Cook and relegate Jefferson to a rotational role. Tracy Porter would also be more sought after were it not for the unexplained seizures that he experienced.

    SAFETIES
    Jairus Byrd, S, Bills. Age: 26.
    Jairus Byrd is one of the top safeties in football. He shuts everything down in coverage - he was responsible for no touchdowns all year - and he constantly comes up with turnovers. He's also decent in run support and is seldom penalized. He deserves a massive contact.

    Dashon Goldson, S, 49ers. Age: 28.
    Dashon Goldson had some issues in coverage back in 2011, but did what he needed to do to correct them this past season. Goldson made the Pro Bowl for good reason.

    Ed Reed, S, Ravens. Age: 34.
    Ed Reed will turn 35 in September, but he still played at a high level for the Ravens this past season despite battling an injury.

    Louis Delmas, S, Lions. Age: 26.
    Louis Delmas is one of the most talented safeties in the NFL, but he just can't stay healthy. He's missed 13 games in the past two seasons.

    Glover Quin, S, Texans. Age: 27.
    A converted cornerback, Glover Quin has starred in his new safety role over the past couple of years. He was particularly sound in 2012, so he deserves a nice contract.

    William Moore, S, Falcons. Age: 28.
    William Moore missed the final quarter of the season with a hamstring injury, but he performed extremely well in all facets otherwise.

    Kenny Phillips, S, Giants. Age: 26.
    Kenny Phillips is one of the better safeties when healthy, but he missed most of 2012 with a knee injury.

    Patrick Chung, S, Patriots. Age: 26.
    Patrick Chung missed several weeks in 2012 with multiple injuries, but he performed well when he was healthy, particularly in run support.

    Stevie Brown (RFA), S, Giants. Age: 26.
    Stevie Brown was impressive in relief of an injured Kenny Phillips, picking off eight passes. His one weakness is run support.

    LaRon Landry, S, Jets. Age: 28.
    No one wanted LaRon Landry last offseason. He was considered an injury waiting to happen. Well, he proved everyone wrong with a solid 2012 campaign. He should still be considered fragile, but he has definitely earned himself a nice contract.

    Chris Clemons, S, Dolphins. Age: 27.
    Chris Clemons proved to be a quality starting safety for the Dolphins this past year. He was penalized only twice, though he had trouble tackling on occasion.

    Nate Clements, S/CB, Bengals. Age: 33.
    Nate Clements, who turned 33 in December, had to play safety this past year because Taylor Mays was such a liability in coverage. He'll probably have to stay at safety given his declining skills.

    Ronde Barber, S, Buccaneers. Age: 38.
    It's remarkable that Ronde Barber was able to perform on such a high level this past season as a 37-year-old. He could retire though.

    Chris Crocker, S, Bengals. Age: 33.
    Chris Crocker is still an OK starting safety, but he'll be 33 in March. His best days are behind him.

    Colt Anderson (RFA), S, Eagles. Age: 27.
    Colt Anderson is not very physically gifted, but he's an instinctive safety who performed well for the Eagles down the stretch. He's also great on special teams.

    Corey Lynch, S, Chargers. Age: 28.
    Corey Lynch is an awesome special-teamer who performed well as a starting safety down the stretch in place of an injured Atari Bigby.

    Yeremiah Bell, S, Jets. Age: 35.
    Yeremiah Bell had a surprisingly decent year for the Jets, but he'll be 35 in March.

    Jamarca Sanford, S, Vikings. Age: 28.
    Will Allen, S, Steelers. Age: 31.
    Amari Spievey (RFA), S, Lions. Age: 25.
    Madieu Williams, S, Redskins. Age: 31.
    Quintin Demps, S, Texans. Age: 28.
    Eric Frampton, S, Cowboys. Age: 29.
    Phillip Adams (RFA), S, Raiders. Age: 25.
    Craig Dahl, S, Rams. Age: 28.
    Abram Elam, FS, Chiefs. Age: 31.
    Sherrod Martin, S, Panthers. Age: 28.
    James Ihedigbo, S, Ravens. Age: 29.
    Ryan Mundy, S, Steelers. Age: 28.
    Rashad Johnson, S, Cardinals. Age: 27.
    Michael Mitchell, S, Raiders. Age: 26.
    Bryan Scott, S/LB, Bills. Age: 32.
    Danny McCray (RFA), S, Cowboys. Age: 25.
    Matt Giordano, S, Raiders. Age: 30.
    James Sanders, S, Cardinals. Age: 28.
    Charlie Peprah, S, Cowboys. Age: 30.
    Jim Leonhard, S, Broncos. Age: 30.
    Chris Hope, S, Falcons. Age: 32.
    Ray Ventrone, S/ST, Browns. Age: 30.
    Darian Stewart (RFA), S, Rams. Age: 25.
    Tanard Jackson, S, Redskins. Age: 28.
    Darcel McBath (RFA), S, 49ers. Age: 27.
    Sean Considine, S, Ravens. Age: 30.
    Tyrone Culver, S, Dolphins. Age: 30.
    Travis Daniels, FS, Chiefs. Age: 30.
    Troy Nolan (RFA), S, Bears. Age: 26.
    David Bruton, S, Broncos. Age: 26.
    Josh Barrett, S, Patriots. Age: 28.
    Jeromy Miles (RFA), S, Bengals. Age: 26.
    Emmanuel Cook (RFA), S, Ravens. Age: 25.
    Chris Maragos (RFA), S, Seahawks. Age: 26.
    Derrick Martin, S, Patriots. Age: 28.
    Jonathon Amaya (RFA), S, Dolphins. Age: 24.
    http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2013S.php

    As much as we hear that safety is a need, we're really not going to need much here, basically someone who is better in coverage than Sanford. Both Byrd and Goldson are over-kill, Glover Quinn is probably the type w'd be looking for.

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    Really alot of good players in the secondary. The offseason should be interesting

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    I would love to grab a FA S like Quinn. H. Smith made a huge impact, having 2 solid S's would allow us to stay in a cover 2, in that case I wouldn't worry about our CB's so much.

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    Byrd would be awesome but ya not going to happen. Melton would be the second coming John Randle.

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    Melton would be amazing but I think the Bears would franchise tag him before letting him walk, same with Byrd...WF is the best site ever.
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    The only two free agents that I really want to see in purple are Andy Levitre and Henry Melton. I like the depth at DT though, and I'de rather sign one of them then draft a DT in the first round. Like they pointed out a lot of the free agent receivers are slot guys so if they try to extend Harvin, and they should, none of them will be an option.

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    Greg Jennings - WR - Packers
    Jan 20 - 8:24 AM

    The National Football Post's Dan Pompei has been told by league sources that impending free agent Greg Jennings isn't expected to be a hot commodity on the open market.

    The reasoning? "First, they believe Jennings won't produce as much without Aaron Rodgers throwing to him, and without Mike McCarthy drawing up plays for him. And secondly, he is 29 years old," writes Pompei. Jennings shouldn't approach the five years and $55 million that Vincent Jackson received last offseason, but he shouldn't struggle to find some team to pay top dollar after his strong finish to the 2012 season.

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    That is good news for us, and to most it was obvious he wasn't going to get big money after his injury riddled season.
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    Chase Daniel-a really solid backup with a skillset similar to Ponder, allows the offense to function the same if Ponder goes down.
    Johnny Knox-I thought when he was healthy he is better than Cobb. I was wondering early on if he was better than Harvin. We should take a cheap chance of him, even though we already have Harvin and Wright. I just don't think Wright is anything special.
    G Chad Rinehart-he will come cheaper than Levitre(who is more of a pass blocker) and is a better run blocker then the guys he plays behind. I'd also give G D. Thomas a look from the Pats.
    Desmond Bryant DT-He is a solid DT that can also rush the passer, if we signed him we could let K Will go. Also interested in Roy Miller as a run stuffer, but we have Evans for that. Another guy I like for K Wills role is Sammie Lee Hill, he can be disruptive against the pass as well but hasn't shown he can do it in a starting role.
    DeAndre Levy LB-I'd get him to play the nickel on passing downs, he's very good in coverage.
    Sean Smith CB-I love his size, he can be had fairly cheap and can play at a high level. I think he loses interest when the team isn't doing good however.

    All my FA's would be cheap and wouldn't hurt us on the salary cap, Smith and Rinehart would be my only starters, and also Bryant could start and probably be more productive then Kevin Williams and we could pay him a lot less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloInfinity View Post
    Chase Daniel-a really solid backup with a skillset similar to Ponder, allows the offense to function the same if Ponder goes down.
    Johnny Knox-I thought when he was healthy he is better than Cobb. I was wondering early on if he was better than Harvin. We should take a cheap chance of him, even though we already have Harvin and Wright. I just don't think Wright is anything special.
    G Chad Rinehart-he will come cheaper than Levitre(who is more of a pass blocker) and is a better run blocker then the guys he plays behind. I'd also give G D. Thomas a look from the Pats.
    Desmond Bryant DT-He is a solid DT that can also rush the passer, if we signed him we could let K Will go. Also interested in Roy Miller as a run stuffer, but we have Evans for that. Another guy I like for K Wills role is Sammie Lee Hill, he can be disruptive against the pass as well but hasn't shown he can do it in a starting role.
    DeAndre Levy LB-I'd get him to play the nickel on passing downs, he's very good in coverage.
    Sean Smith CB-I love his size, he can be had fairly cheap and can play at a high level. I think he loses interest when the team isn't doing good however.

    All my FA's would be cheap and wouldn't hurt us on the salary cap, Smith and Rinehart would be my only starters, and also Bryant could start and probably be more productive then Kevin Williams and we could pay him a lot less.
    I believe under the new CBA the Bears still have rights to Johnny Knox since he spent the entire year on the PUP. My guess is the Bears will retain him if hes healthy enough to play in 2013.

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    I am really opposed to going out and getting Johnny Knox. Yes, he would be an improvement. But I think he is a product of the Bears system more than anything else. When he has Cutler throwing him the ball he is a decent deep threat but the production underneath really isn't there on a regular basis.

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    Jennings not being a high commondity? Great, I'm sure the Vikings will love to pick him up. He's what we need; a disiplined receiver who runs good routes, can catch, and occasionally get deep. Perfect filler for our 1st round pick, because very rarely do WRs make a year 1 impact.

    Honestly if we don't get him I'll consider this offseason a disappointment, because he fits us too well. Whose better at making a good final use of Packer players other then the Vikings? I'm sure their fans would love to see Jennings rip them up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauer.400 View Post
    I am really opposed to going out and getting Johnny Knox. Yes, he would be an improvement. But I think he is a product of the Bears system more than anything else. When he has Cutler throwing him the ball he is a decent deep threat but the production underneath really isn't there on a regular basis.
    Not to mention, he's more of the same of what we already have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TearsOfPurple View Post
    Jennings not being a high commondity? Great, I'm sure the Vikings will love to pick him up. He's what we need; a disiplined receiver who runs good routes, can catch, and occasionally get deep. Perfect filler for our 1st round pick, because very rarely do WRs make a year 1 impact.

    Honestly if we don't get him I'll consider this offseason a disappointment, because he fits us too well. Whose better at making a good final use of Packer players other then the Vikings? I'm sure their fans would love to see Jennings rip them up
    I think there is still something to be said about those concerns though.

    Mainly the belief that Jennings won't produce as much without Aaron Rodgers throwing to him in that Packer offense. Really it's common sense, you go from Rodgers to Ponder you won't be producing as much. I'm not saying he wouldn't be a good fix or solution for us still, cuz I think he would. You cannot bring in someone that talented to an offense so bare at receiver and not expect great things to happen but just how effective can he be outside the Packer's system? We simply don't know. You make some good points. He's a very disciplined route runner with excellent footwork and the ability to stop on a dime to sit into an open area. I think he would become that possession receiver and the go-to guy I have talked about before in posts. He can occasionally get deep too but my second concern with signing him is the fact that he is primarily a slot receiver. He lines up a lot of the times in the slot. It's where he does a lot of his damage. I'm not saying he can't line up at split-end and still be our best receiver there but it just seems like they would be trying to fit a square peg into a round hole type situation. That's not how it should be done quite frankly. You should build around the players strengths and if they are going to ask him to line up outside the majority of the time would it not be better to go get a receiver who excels at that and is not known as a slot receiver so much? As long as we have Harvin, and plan to keep him, I think they'll shy away from similar receivers. If they wanna line Jennings up out outside mostly he won't produce nearly the same but he'll still be better than anything we have and may be worth it still. I'de be glad to sign Jennings to a 3-4 year deal less than $55 Million. I'm not going to say I don't want to see us sign him but I would hope people hamper their expectations if we do in fact sign him. He's not going to be receiving for no 1,200 yards and 12 TDs for us. Just needs to make those impact plays he's use to doing and he'll be a good addition.
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