Atogwe should definitley be given an offer. I wonder if they are waiting for the price to come down and then pull a tulloch type deal for 1 year.
What about Cedric Benson? Up the middle type of guy but has proven he can be productive. Would be a great complement to Best and with Leshoure's questions with suspensions and injury he may not be a bad option. Once again I'd only want it on a 1 or 2 year deal. We cannot expect Best to play 16 games this year. Hate to say it, but it would be foolish of Mayhew.
I think that's the whole key right there. I don't mind doing a RB by Committee. But I just don't think Jahvid Best is long for this league with his history of injuries. I give him probably another 2-3 years before he's out of the league.
Doesn't hurt to have Grant on the roster over Joique Bell or Williams IMO as the Lions will carry 4 since they have no FB. Williams proves he wasn't a short yardage back and he didn't do much in special teams. Bell is an unknown.
If Jones can play special teams or beat out Erik Coleman he will make the team. John Wendling stays for special teams. Lions may keep 5 safeties though after last year losing Delmas, Coleman and Vincent Fuller plus Spievey playing hurt before turning to Chris Harris off the street.
Lions added Jerome Murphy and cut Kevin Barnes. Drayton Florence on IR now but it's the new short term IR and he could come back in 6-8 weeks whihc is good because the Lions will have other injuries I'm sure. I liked Murphy coming out in 2010 but he was cut by Rams and Saints. Shot in the dark but the Lions are desperate at corner. Glad Houston is back and Bentley should be back.
Right now we are $5 million under the cap. A Stafford restructure should put us at at least $15.
I saw roto world projected us to get Levitre from the bills. Their old Ex-OC is on our staff now so that could make some sense. Solidifying OG is key especially considering we will need to replace our center at some point.
Bush also seems to be heavily linked to us. Fits a lot of needs we have due to Best going down.
Lastly, I saw somewhere last week that we could have interest in Steve Breaston. He'd make a lot of sense as a slot guy to go along with Calvin and Burleson.
We are 8 million under the cap with the cap at 123 milloin.
Stafford or extension or there are other way to get money. Restructure Calvin/Tulloch 5 milloin and 2.9 million cutting Tyrell Johnson, Mike Thomas and Brian Robiskie. 15.9 million is alot to work with.
You have to remember that only a few teams ever spend to their cap limit. A contingency fund in case of crippling injuries, demands that some cap money be kept in reserve in case replacements are needed mid season.
Levitre and Bush would be an excellent FA period for me if Buffalo actually chooses to let Levitre leave.
According to Ian Rapaport on NFL.com the Lions are strongly considering moving Reiff to guard.
Then re-sign Gos if they're so obsessed with the idea. He was good when he filled in for Backus last year, I don't know why they won't just let Backus go and re-sign Gos to keep them as book-end tackles for the immediate future.
Reiff would probably be a dominant OG, as he's a plus run blocker anywhere and would be a plus pass blocker at OG for sure IMO. I like the idea of Reiff and Sims at guard. The line was getting old, I wouldn't mind spending back to back 1st rounders on a G and a LT(a high and a low first respectively) if it came down to that.