re-sign the pair at a reasonable cost
That's the trick. It's not as easy as it might sound. What is reasonable? How do you correlate contract to performance? What is their value on the open market? Where are you at with the cap and how will the signings affect that? How do their ages and expected longevity play into the O Line long term plan? Who do you have on the roster as possible fills before free agency & draft?
-I think Strief is more likely back. Played pretty well this year for the amount of grief he gets
-dlP I might go more likely back than not. Hoping no myself. I'm not much on re-signing players described as "we could do a lot worse than him". Could likely get the #1 center in the 2nd Rd. Certainly could still get a day one starter in the 3rd Rd. Upgrade ability, go cheaper, younger, and have the future in sight. I saw Stork was playing guard at the Sr Bowl. The ideal plan for me would be a top center that could slide over to guard in another year or two as Grubbs & Evans get older (along with their $20mil cap cost).
Loomis pointedly mentioned Lelito at the Sr Bowl. Could be the next guy up. When it comes to evaluating players outside of games we really don't have a clue how they see guys.
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