Last offseason we signed a bunch of middle to low tier free agents to fill up depth in our secondary and linebacking core. We did not win the lavar arrington sweepstakes or Drew Brees forcing us to trade our valuable draft pics away.
This offseason how realistic do you fin fans think it is that we will be able to sign one of the following?
oline: eric steinbach- cincinatti, kris dielman- san diego (both are guards)
Cb: Nate Clements- Buffalo, Asanti Samuel- New England
LB: Adalius Thomas- Baltimore, Lance Briggs- Chicago
these are my BIG 6. All of them fill a major need and all are relatively young. If we can grab one of these top of the line free agents, we can adress positions that we are weak at and that are thin in this years free agent pool....DT (branch anyone), LT, WR. There are some decent de free agents in kerney, grant, and justin smith but honestly none are worth the big bucks they will be given this offseason.
-Some think Briggs will be franchised
-Nate Clements is gone and was promised this by the Buffalo organization after signing a 1 year deal last year
-Adalius Thomas also should be gone b/c the ravens already are paying big money to ed reed, ray lewis, and soon to terrel suggs. they think he is a product of their system.
-samuel is a question mark, you never know with the pats.
-we have a pretty good shot of landing dielman over steinbach.
SO What do you guys think? Will we finally pick up our family jewels and sign a big name free agent that fills a major need or are we going to continue to sign crappy middle tier players that will force us to fire saban in a couple years?? You make the call