Many of us were disappointed in the dollars doled out to Harper when he was extended. He was the benefactor of coming offf the SB win and having a big first year under GW. It also was a very thin free agent and draft class that year for safeties- a strong seller's market.
If they can't come to fresh terms this year the choices are abundant. The Rams released solid Quintin Mikell today for cap relief. Mikell graded out as a top-five safety in Pro Football Focus' 2012 ratings. Look at the safety names out there-
if that wasn't enough look at the list of decent safety prospects that might be had at #75 or later-
Jonathan Cyprien, FIU
Shawn Williams, GA
Robert Lester, ALA (a Harper clone?)
JJ Wilcox, Ga Sou
Phillip Thomas, Fresno St
Shamarko Thomas, SYR
Bacarri Rambo, GA
Duke Williams, NEV
Think I'll get on the horn to Mickey and remind him to go hardball with Harper. I can't remember such good a buyer's market for safety in many years.
This post was edited on 3/11 at 8:18 am