Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:20 AM
I really, really hope we don't go after Samuel. $5.9M in 2011 (30 yrs old), $8.4M in 2012 (31 yrs old), & $10.4M in 2013 (32 yrs old) is too rich for my blood. The guy either makes picks/ flashy plays, or is a mediocre CB otherwise. He is a solid #1 CB, but for where our franchise is over the next year or two, I'd rather not get locked down with that contract and declining production. If we are a playoff team looking for that last missing piece in our defensive backfield, sure, but we are far from. Get a band-aid (Hayden) for this year, and then fix the CB position next offseason via draft, trade or free agency for a younger guy.
On a sidenote, what's the deal with Brandon Carr from KC?? I see his name listed on the free agency CBs still available, but don't know enough about him. Is he a RFA with a 1st round tender like Grimes?