I have been reading several articles eluding to the enormous paydays that 2nd tier players have been getting thus far in free agency. It could be that he just wanted too much money. Pure speculation on my part.
I noticed that Jeff Faine got released today by the Bucs. Are we interested?
Which leads me to another thought...with all these signings, some decent players are being cut to make cap room. Faine is a perfect example. He was due to make $6 mil this year. Now there is almost no way he gets that kind of money, but maybe he could be had for $3-4 mil? I would be surprised if we don't pick up a couple of bargains before we are done.