I don’t know if we should go after Aqib Talib or not but, if we do, is it better to try to work out a trade or to wait and try to sign him in free agency? I would doubt it would take much to trade for him since he will more than likely be cut anyway. The benefits of trading for him are that you don’t have to worry about him deciding to go elsewhere instead, there isn’t any guaranteed money so you can cut him whenever you like and you know what his cap number is going to be.
On the other hand, if you wait, you don’t have to give up a sixth or seventh round draft pick and you might be able to sign him for less money. I am sure he is going to be asking for some kind of guaranteed money and who knows how long of contract he will be asking for. Of course, this is assuming we even want Talib.
Al Sacco, in his article below suggests we should extend Jaquiski Tartt, Marquise Goodwin, and Trent Brown immediately but should we? There isn’t any reason I can think of not to sign Tartt and Goodwin. By signing Tartt we guaranty we will have a future long term strong safety even if we let Eric Reid go in free agency. The only question I have is whether we should extend Brown now or wait to see what weight he shows up at for the OTAs. He has worked hard in the past to get his weight down between the start of the OTAs and training camp so there is no reason to assume he couldn’t do the same this year but it might not be good if it were to become an annual occurrence.
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T.O.: “Mind boggling” to not be in Hall of Fame Mike Florio