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 Post subject: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:53 am 
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I heard a rumor on Madden's show that there has been some talk about cutting Ramon Foster and replacing him with BJ Finney to save money in order to sign Bell or whatever they are going to do.

I don't mind it.

Thoughts? Discuss-


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 Post subject: Re: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:02 pm 
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chemistry is uber-important for an OL.....but when you have a FA that is starter-caliber like Hubbard, it's one of those moves you make to save money.

Was it SEA that was so loaded on defense there for a while that they were letting good players walk and next man up was just as good?

And that was a great formula before the cap started spiking every year. Draft BPA, regardless of depth, and then you could use the money you saved to fill in gaps in FA. Like you really can't expect to grab the top WR in the draft, cut AB and use that money elsewhere to improve your team.

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 Post subject: Re: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Suwanee88 wrote:
Thoughts?

Madden is an ass. Listen to something else.

That aside, Foster isn't terribly expensive ($3.5m, $900k dead cap), and they'd need to sign a quality backup to replace the depth Finney now provides. Foster wasn't great last year, but he wasn't a liability either. And at the end of the day this would only save something like $1 or 2 million.

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 Post subject: Re: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:42 pm 
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Lol, yeah, if they cut him it won't be about money. Finney needs to be starting somewhere on the iol.


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 Post subject: Re: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:51 pm 
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meh a non story. Foster has seemed to be more injury prone as he's aged. Finney will be starting there at some point this season, just like last season. I believe this is Foster's last in the B&G. Great teammate and leader. Players union dog and all that. All good things do come to an end. Shifting gears...


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 Post subject: Re: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:15 pm 
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Just realize that you're cutting one of the very few outspoken team leaders that garners respect in the locker room. And he's a good player, to boot.

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 Post subject: Re: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:35 pm 
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You keep him one more year. Can’t assume health across the line. Not with our history.

They will all play. Sort it out next year if possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:57 pm 
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He's only under contract for one more season, it would be foolish to cut him when he costs little and will not free up enough significant money to sign Bell long term. Like B2B said, Foster is a team leader and is also the Steelers player representative to the NFL & NFLPA. His play was better last year than people give him credit for....he is far from the reason that the team didn't live up to potential.

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 Post subject: Re: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:11 pm 
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Sounds penny wise and dollar foolish to me.

Domino effect on depth could ruin a run. Right now, any 3 iol go down, I'm comfortable with finney coming in.


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 Post subject: Re: Ramon Foster Rumor
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:06 pm 
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Just realize that you're cutting one of the very few outspoken team leaders that garners respect in the locker room. And he's a good player, to boot.


Outspoken maybe, but team leader of what?


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