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 Post subject: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:41 am 
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Who is out there still?

I see us adding another ILB and OLB just for depth.

Timmons is the obvious ILB choice.

OLB I think Moats is the default, but if Conner Barwin and Elvis Dumervil are still out there they may be better options. Thoughts? Other positions? I would say TE, but there is nothing out there now.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:44 am 
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Bowman but he will not be cheap

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:55 am 
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Why care about "cheap", I don't care what happens to the salary cap the year after ben leaves, LOAD UP for while Ben is still here. Team is guaranteed to suck when he leaves. Without him, last year is 6-10 instead of 13-3.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:59 am 
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The front office would probably disagree with that sentiment, but it is true that the cutting of Wilcox creates some solid cap space.

2019 is pretty open too with Bell likely out.

I just dont see anyone that commands that coin. Bowman isnt a fit. If he were he would have been signed by now.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:31 am 
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Didn’t Dumervil retire?

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:32 am 
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Nick79 wrote:
Why care about "cheap", I don't care what happens to the salary cap the year after ben leaves, LOAD UP for while Ben is still here. Team is guaranteed to suck when he leaves. Without him, last year is 6-10 instead of 13-3.


Because there is a salary cap and the team is right up against it right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:41 am 
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What about Gerald Hodges? He's been out of work for a bit now and at 27 is not old. I believe his coverage skills are above average, but his run support is a little lacking. I don't think he would command much


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:19 pm 
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I think at this point, you're likely waiting for cuts rather than signing the pickings of the pickings of the leftovers of the leftovers. With rosters around as big as they can possibly be at this point, if they're out there, there's a reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:46 pm 
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SP wrote:
Nick79 wrote:
Why care about "cheap", I don't care what happens to the salary cap the year after ben leaves, LOAD UP for while Ben is still here. Team is guaranteed to suck when he leaves. Without him, last year is 6-10 instead of 13-3.


Because there is a salary cap and the team is right up against it right now.


FIX some contracts to create space, it can be done, can't you spread money forward and give bonuses now or something like that, have the bill come due like in 3-4 years, it won't matter when Ben is gone. Ben is the 2nd most important player in Steelers history after Mean Joe, Ben is to the 21st century what Joe was to the '70s.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Vet FAs
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm 
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Ice wrote:
I think at this point, you're likely waiting for cuts rather than signing the pickings of the pickings of the leftovers of the leftovers. With rosters around as big as they can possibly be at this point, if they're out there, there's a reason.


this is 100% correct

those FA signings -- the ones of significant value, like Joe Haden last year -- are more likely to come much later than right now


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