The 4-5 million I could go along with. The trade thing only helps if that player would be hot on the market. Most teams know if you are offering a player they can hold out and wait till you drop him. So really the only thing a trade does at this point is give that team first dibs on that player.
Sure it does. Moore must be wanting a ridiculous amount. I read recently, however, that the Lions and the Dolphins were the only teams who talked to him. I am sure there were more, unless the rest of the league thought, "He is crazy." and moved on.
Then the word was sent out that he was retiring--do not know where that came from--but if he put it out there, it could be to let teams know he was available, but not on the cheap. I dunno.
Gettlemen is a patient man. I think it is time to make a move though.