Mickey wanted to know if we had any new ideas...
He will have to work some cap magic to re-sign Bushrod. He made a second Pro Bowl but we know he might be closer to average than he is elite. His last 2yr deal in 2011 was for $9.8million. That will be even higher now. Rather than commit even higher money to him how about an alternate plan?...
Go UFA Paul Kruger from the Ravens with the same money ya were gonna use for Bushmaster. Then go OT Lane Johnson Oklahoma at #15.
Get a proven product in Kruger versus the unknown of a Dion Jordan or Ansah type. He's just 26 so plenty of upside to go. He has also improved every year. Anthony Spencer Dallas is another UFA 3-4OLB available. He might like to move on since they are going to a 4-3 in Dallas. He's not as attractive to me mostly cuz he's 29
Johnson at LT seems like a much safer sure thing type pick versus a Jordan or Ansah type.
Eric Fisher rated higher than Johnson but I'm counting him as a very low chance of being around at #15. Image: http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2012-08/71815668.jpg Image: http://insider.espn.go.com/photo/2012/1220/rn_u_lanejohnson1_ms_400.jpg
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