A few cheap players I think we should take a look at this offseason, all fill a position of need:
WR Kenny Britt- Off the field issues are a red flag, but he put together a few very good years.
WR Denario Alexander- May have spelled his name wrong, but this guy is huge, has played well in the past, and is young. Two ACLs are a huge red flag, but I think he can be signed for pennies
WR Jerome Simpson- fun to watch, tall, and has worked well with Gruden in the past. Also a cheap option. Think he could be a good weapon, not a #2 receiver though.
LG/RG Richie Incognito- My boy. I am 100% on Incognitos side of the Martin locker room debacle. Icognito is big, nasty, and can move okay for a big man. Not sure how many teams will put a bid in for him, but I cant imagine hed cost much. Imagin if Cyril Richardson was available at pick #34. Trent, Richardson, Mont/Lich, Incognito, (?) would be a pretty good, powerful line. Not sure who would play RT.
Gruden seems to have a good eye for receivers, much like Shannahan and RBs. I wouldnt expect for him to pay big money to a WR in free agency. He may look for a couple guys like the ones mentioned above. All have chips on their shoulders.
merriwether is set to be a FA.
Incognito is the last thing we need right now...we want to avoid ANY kind of media attention...
kenny britt and Denario Alexander are good, but i cant rely on either as a #2 WR because of injuries...
there is enough talent in the draft and FA that we have plenty of options... We only need to resign our own and add decent starter in FA to set ourselves up for a successful offseason. all the major concerns are taken care of already shanahan did that with the QB, #1WR, LT, Passrushers, and CBs' (assuming we resign hall and add a nickle). those are the needs that require high draftpicks or top-tier money...
i am not worried about RT, ILB, FS, #2 WR, or OG.. the highest paid guys at these positions make 8 mill a year TOPS...
I think I've talked about this before on here, but I can't remember for sure, so I'm gonna bring it up anyways.
What do you guys think about bringing in a true nose tackle in free agency? Cofield has played about as well as anyone could hope at the nose, but it isn't his true position. As a true 3-tech defensive tackle, his skillset better suits the 5-tech in a 34 than a zero. Bringing in a guy like Soliai or Terrence Cody would allow us to slide Cofield over, and the defensive front would essentially be two players deeper by making one signing.