worst case though they use the low tag for a safety and make sure they retain his services...
hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
Also, if Jones has a great year like 6 or 7 picks and a probowl appearance I could see him getting at least 9 or 10 mill, somebody said in this very thread talking about Goldson that proven players entering their prime tend to get paid big time in free agency.
As far as ussing the tag, it is an option but you should be able to entice the guys playing for peanuts to sign an extension. Save the tag for players making $3mill+, guys that would be more willing to gamble on themselves because they're already in a good position financially.
6 million for a guy who can easily be replaced through the draft is a mistake. and signing wallace and hartline would pretty much eliminate us from going WR early in the draft. knowing jeff ireland, he probably thinks wallace and hartline is a great combination and doesn't think there is need to go WR in the first 2 rounds. IMO signing hartline, especially for 6 mil, is a big mistake.