Earlier today, the director of pro scouting for Scouts Inc., Jeremy Green, addressed the 49ers rush of activity this weekend. His columns are Insider protected, which is a shame because he makes some excellent points. While I can't simply cut and paste the entire column due to copyright laws, there is nothing wrong with posting chunks of the article.
On the necessity of greater cornerback depth
On Aubrayo Franklin
On Ashley Lelie
On future plans
On Joey Porter
A lot of what Green said has been discussed in the last few days here. It's always nice to get a little reinforcement from the supposed professionals.
In the meantime, I came across an interesting article about Ashley Lelie. When he held out in Denver and was eventually traded, Lelie actually ended up PAYING to play. In order to get the trade to Atlanta done, Lelie paid all his holdout fines, as well as a portion of his original signing bonus. The total bill was $982,000. He received a $600,000 salary from Atlanta and even with a reimbursement of $220,000 he finished in the red that year. Of course I'm sure the originally bonus allowed him to live in some sort of comfort. Still, an interesting point nonetheless.