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    Re: Free Agent Possibilitys

    I don't like any of the options at QB this year.. Collins is going to resign with the Skins I hear.. So if I had to choose out of any of those for back up duty I would say Quin Grey.. I think he has more upside

    Didn't Berrian sign an extension??

    And Hackett will get locked up.. They won't part ways with him

    Gross won't be here so that sucks

    Starks isn't really an upgrade over Cook IMO.. Not really worth bringing in for big bucks

    Samuel won't be here.. He is probably the biggest name this year and im pretty sure the Pats are gonna lock him up after his second huge year..

    Trufant would be nice.. But he will be in high demand too.. And I think we will go after other larger needs

    I believe we will try to snag one of the DE's and kinda lay low with the big names

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    Re: Free Agent Possibilitys

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    I don't like any of the options at QB this year.. Collins is going to resign with the Skins I hear.. So if I had to choose out of any of those for back up duty I would say Quin Grey.. I think he has more upside

    Didn't Berrian sign an extension??

    And Hackett will get locked up.. They won't part ways with him

    Gross won't be here so that sucks

    Starks isn't really an upgrade over Cook IMO.. Not really worth bringing in for big bucks

    Samuel won't be here.. He is probably the biggest name this year and im pretty sure the Pats are gonna lock him up after his second huge year..

    Trufant would be nice.. But he will be in high demand too.. And I think we will go after other larger needs

    I believe we will try to snag one of the DE's and kinda lay low with the big names
    No Berrian didnt sign an extension. From what I heard the Bears are not going to be able to resign him because he is asking for ALOT of money. I think he said he wants to be paid like a top 10 WR in the league.

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    Re: Free Agent Possibilitys

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    Salary Cap Space for 2008

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/wr...k14/4.html


    So you want to know how active your team will be with a good free-
    agency market coming up in three months? Here's a chart of how much
    cap space each team was due to have next spring as of Saturday, along
    with how many players each team has under contract:


    Team Signed Players 2008 cap room
    1. Tennessee 39 $40.85 million
    2. San Diego 44 $33.03 million
    3. Jacksonville 43 $32.69 million
    4. Buffalo 49 $32.05 million
    5. New Orleans 39 $31.69 million
    6. Cincinnati 48 $31.45 million
    7. San Francisco 48 $30.91 million
    8. Cleveland 42 $30.31 million
    9. Arizona 34 $30.27 million
    10.N.Y. Jets 45 $27.72 million
    11.Oakland 40 $25.98 million
    12.Tampa Bay 48 $25.90 million
    13.Miami 48 $25.56 million
    14.N.Y. Giants 49 $24.47 million
    15.Detroit 42 $23.50 million
    16.Houston 43 $22.91 million
    17.Dallas 40 $20.61 million
    18.Kansas City 44 $20.27 million
    19.Chicago 52 $19.80 million
    20.Pittsburgh 43 $18.61 million
    21.Green Bay 48 $18.37 million
    22.Philadelphia 49 $17.17 million
    23.Denver 49 $16.77 million
    24.Minnesota 49 $14.88 million
    25.New England 41 $10.93 million
    26.St. Louis 45 $9.61 million
    27.Seattle 44 $9.55 million
    28.Indianapolis 48 $8.49 million
    29.Carolina 35 $6.05 million
    30.Atlanta 52 $5.79 million*
    31.Baltimore 42 $5.00 million
    32.Washington 45 -$20.72 million

    * Not including unspecified potential rebate from contested return of
    Michael Vick's pro-rated signing bonus.


    And yes, you read it right. The Washington Redskins are $20 million
    over the projected '08 cap, a number that will be reduced once
    the 'Skins convert some bonuses assigned to the '08 cap (including a
    hefty one paid to tight end Chris Cooley) to signing bonuses, which
    can be pro-rated over the life of the contract.


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    These numbers are also dont include Cap Credits yet.

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    Re: Free Agent Possibilitys

    "JUCJ85" wrote:
    Post: #1 |
    Salary Cap Space for 2008

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/wr...k14/4.html


    So you want to know how active your team will be with a good free-
    agency market coming up in three months? Here's a chart of how much
    cap space each team was due to have next spring as of Saturday, along
    with how many players each team has under contract:


    Team Signed Players 2008 cap room
    1. Tennessee 39 $40.85 million
    2. San Diego 44 $33.03 million
    3. Jacksonville 43 $32.69 million
    4. Buffalo 49 $32.05 million
    5. New Orleans 39 $31.69 million
    6. Cincinnati 48 $31.45 million
    7. San Francisco 48 $30.91 million
    8. Cleveland 42 $30.31 million
    9. Arizona 34 $30.27 million
    10.N.Y. Jets 45 $27.72 million
    11.Oakland 40 $25.98 million
    12.Tampa Bay 48 $25.90 million
    13.Miami 48 $25.56 million
    14.N.Y. Giants 49 $24.47 million
    15.Detroit 42 $23.50 million
    16.Houston 43 $22.91 million
    17.Dallas 40 $20.61 million
    18.Kansas City 44 $20.27 million
    19.Chicago 52 $19.80 million
    20.Pittsburgh 43 $18.61 million
    21.Green Bay 48 $18.37 million
    22.Philadelphia 49 $17.17 million
    23.Denver 49 $16.77 million
    24.Minnesota 49 $14.88 million
    25.New England 41 $10.93 million
    26.St. Louis 45 $9.61 million
    27.Seattle 44 $9.55 million
    28.Indianapolis 48 $8.49 million
    29.Carolina 35 $6.05 million
    30.Atlanta 52 $5.79 million*
    31.Baltimore 42 $5.00 million
    32.Washington 45 -$20.72 million

    * Not including unspecified potential rebate from contested return of
    Michael Vick's pro-rated signing bonus.


    And yes, you read it right. The Washington Redskins are $20 million
    over the projected '08 cap, a number that will be reduced once
    the 'Skins convert some bonuses assigned to the '08 cap (including a
    hefty one paid to tight end Chris Cooley) to signing bonuses, which
    can be pro-rated over the life of the contract.


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    These numbers are also dont include Cap Credits yet.
    Who's is right yours or this guys?

    Yours says 19 million his says 14 million.

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    Re: Free Agent Possibilitys

    i honestly believe that the bengals will be tradeing chad johson that is the guy we need to go after send the bengals our first day draft pick and anybody they want except for ad and the williams wall

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    Re: Free Agent Possibilitys

    "DaVizzles" wrote:
    "JUCJ85" wrote:
    Post: #1 |
    Salary Cap Space for 2008

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/wr...k14/4.html


    So you want to know how active your team will be with a good free-
    agency market coming up in three months? Here's a chart of how much
    cap space each team was due to have next spring as of Saturday, along
    with how many players each team has under contract:


    Team Signed Players 2008 cap room
    1. Tennessee 39 $40.85 million
    2. San Diego 44 $33.03 million
    3. Jacksonville 43 $32.69 million
    4. Buffalo 49 $32.05 million
    5. New Orleans 39 $31.69 million
    6. Cincinnati 48 $31.45 million
    7. San Francisco 48 $30.91 million
    8. Cleveland 42 $30.31 million
    9. Arizona 34 $30.27 million
    10.N.Y. Jets 45 $27.72 million
    11.Oakland 40 $25.98 million
    12.Tampa Bay 48 $25.90 million
    13.Miami 48 $25.56 million
    14.N.Y. Giants 49 $24.47 million
    15.Detroit 42 $23.50 million
    16.Houston 43 $22.91 million
    17.Dallas 40 $20.61 million
    18.Kansas City 44 $20.27 million
    19.Chicago 52 $19.80 million
    20.Pittsburgh 43 $18.61 million
    21.Green Bay 48 $18.37 million
    22.Philadelphia 49 $17.17 million
    23.Denver 49 $16.77 million
    24.Minnesota 49 $14.88 million
    25.New England 41 $10.93 million
    26.St. Louis 45 $9.61 million
    27.Seattle 44 $9.55 million
    28.Indianapolis 48 $8.49 million
    29.Carolina 35 $6.05 million
    30.Atlanta 52 $5.79 million*
    31.Baltimore 42 $5.00 million
    32.Washington 45 -$20.72 million

    * Not including unspecified potential rebate from contested return of
    Michael Vick's pro-rated signing bonus.


    And yes, you read it right. The Washington Redskins are $20 million
    over the projected '08 cap, a number that will be reduced once
    the 'Skins convert some bonuses assigned to the '08 cap (including a
    hefty one paid to tight end Chris Cooley) to signing bonuses, which
    can be pro-rated over the life of the contract.


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    These numbers are also dont include Cap Credits yet.
    Who's is right yours or this guys?

    Yours says 19 million his says 14 million.
    Neither of those seem right to me. I thought we were still in the top 3-4 in cap space available

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    Re: Free Agent Possibilitys

    "DaVizzles" wrote:
    "JUCJ85" wrote:
    Post: #1 |
    Salary Cap Space for 2008

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/wr...k14/4.html


    So you want to know how active your team will be with a good free-
    agency market coming up in three months? Here's a chart of how much
    cap space each team was due to have next spring as of Saturday, along
    with how many players each team has under contract:


    Team Signed Players 2008 cap room
    1. Tennessee 39 $40.85 million
    2. San Diego 44 $33.03 million
    3. Jacksonville 43 $32.69 million
    4. Buffalo 49 $32.05 million
    5. New Orleans 39 $31.69 million
    6. Cincinnati 48 $31.45 million
    7. San Francisco 48 $30.91 million
    8. Cleveland 42 $30.31 million
    9. Arizona 34 $30.27 million
    10.N.Y. Jets 45 $27.72 million
    11.Oakland 40 $25.98 million
    12.Tampa Bay 48 $25.90 million
    13.Miami 48 $25.56 million
    14.N.Y. Giants 49 $24.47 million
    15.Detroit 42 $23.50 million
    16.Houston 43 $22.91 million
    17.Dallas 40 $20.61 million
    18.Kansas City 44 $20.27 million
    19.Chicago 52 $19.80 million
    20.Pittsburgh 43 $18.61 million
    21.Green Bay 48 $18.37 million
    22.Philadelphia 49 $17.17 million
    23.Denver 49 $16.77 million
    24.Minnesota 49 $14.88 million
    25.New England 41 $10.93 million
    26.St. Louis 45 $9.61 million
    27.Seattle 44 $9.55 million
    28.Indianapolis 48 $8.49 million
    29.Carolina 35 $6.05 million
    30.Atlanta 52 $5.79 million*
    31.Baltimore 42 $5.00 million
    32.Washington 45 -$20.72 million

    * Not including unspecified potential rebate from contested return of
    Michael Vick's pro-rated signing bonus.


    And yes, you read it right. The Washington Redskins are $20 million
    over the projected '08 cap, a number that will be reduced once
    the 'Skins convert some bonuses assigned to the '08 cap (including a
    hefty one paid to tight end Chris Cooley) to signing bonuses, which
    can be pro-rated over the life of the contract.


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    These numbers are also dont include Cap Credits yet.
    Who's is right yours or this guys?

    Yours says 19 million his says 14 million.
    i think he is right, i recalculated AP's numbers, and i think it brings that 18m number down to 16m, and he has us at 14.8m so im off by abour 1.2m. Somewhere, im not sure, it could be on Herrer and Kluwe's deals, but i think i figured them out.

    Im gonna keep on looking around for more info.

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    Re: Free Agent Possibilitys

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    Possible Viking free agent acquisitions

    Quarterback:
    1.)Todd Collins UFA Washington Redskins- I think Collins would be a good fit for what we are trying to do here. He has shown the ability to take care of the football this season and he is leading the Redskins back into the playoffs. I just dont know how much he has left in him being 36 years old.
    2.)Cleo Lemon UFA Miami Dolphins-Lemon could be a servicable backup for our team. He is definatly better then Holcomb or Bollinger.
    3.)Quinn Gray, UFA, Jacksonville Jaguars-I havent really seen him play much but he did pretty well in the last game of the season throwing for 4 td's.

    All of these guys would be brought in as backups of course. They would be good insurance just incase TJ gets hurt. All of them would be an upgrade over Bollinger and/or Holcomb.


    Wide Receiver:

    1)Bernard Berrian, UFA, Chicago Bears-Berrian is still young and I believe his best seasons have yet to come. He still put up decent stats this season tallying 900+ yards and 4 tds, and that was with the Bears quarterback issues. He has big time speed and can strech the field. He has had problems with drops but with some good coaching that could be corrected,also in college he was known to have injury problems so that could be a concern. Hopefully the Vikings quarterback situation doesnt drive him away from signing with us.
    2)Bryant Johnson, UFA, Arizona Cardinals-Johnson is a big receiver posession receiver standing at 6'3 and he has good hands and runs great routes. He has shown flashes of being a #1 receiver in this league and has the talent to be one, he has just never gotten the opprotunity to do so with Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin ahead of him.
    3.)D.J. Hackett UFA Seattle Seahawks-Hackett has shown that he can be a very good player in this league. He has been banged up this season but the three games that he has been fully healthy and played the full 4 quarters he caught a TD in them and has 6+ receptions in each contest. He is also a tall receiver and could be a decent redzone threat with his great jumping ability and hand eye cordination.
    4)Andre' Davis UFA Houston Texans-Davis has speed to burn and when he stepped in for a injured Andre Johnson he produced well. Throughout his career he has had a problem with inconsistancy but has shown flashes of being a decent receiver. He would also be a good asset in the return game, this season he was among the league leaders with a 28 yard per kick return average. I believe he would be a servicable #3 receiver for our team.

    Other possibilitys
    Justin Gage UFA Tennessee Titans, Drew Carter, UFA, Carolina Panthers, Devery Henderson, UFA, New Orleans Saints.

    I live in Chicago and the rumors are Berrian wants BIG money. I dont think he is worth top 10 WR money which he thinks he is worth. All of the others would come pretty cheap and they could be a good upgrade.

    Tight end:
    1.)Eric Johnson, TE, UFA, New Orleans Saints-Johnson has shown the ability to be a very good pass catching tight end and he also has sucess in the west coast offense in San Francisco. In 2004 he had 82 catches and 825 yards. He could be a good addition if Kleinsasser retires we could just slide Shiancoe to Sauce's spot and make Johnson our primary pass catcher at TE.
    2.)L.J. Smith, TE, UFA, Philadelphia Eagles- Smith is another guy that has had some sucess in the west coast offense with Phila. He has been slowed by injuries this season but in previous season's he has shown some promise. He is younger and has more upside then Johnson but would probably command more money so this may not be the way to go.

    Maybe we have a good pass catching TE in Mills but we really didnt get a good look at him. One of these guys could be good additions to our passing game and we could just shift Shiancoe over to Sauce's spot if he deciedes to retire.

    Offensive line:
    1.) Jordan Gross, UFA, Carolina Panthers-Right tackle is really the only position on the offensive line that I think could use an upgrade unless of course Matt Birk retires and then center would be an issue but Ryan Cook could be moved over to play his natural position. The Vikings where actually thinking about selecting him in the 2003 draft when the clock expired numerous times. Gross would command alot of money and Carolina will probably do all they can to retain him but he would solidify this offensive line if we where able to get him.
    2.)Max Starks, UFA, Pittsburgh Steelers- Starks has shown alot of potential but has been very inconsistant throughout his career. He is still young and is massive standing at 6'7 while weighing 340 pounds. I really dont know if he would be much of an upgrade over Cook considering Starks doesnt even start on his own team.

    I really dont know if Gross will hit the market. It has been said that the Panthers are trying really hard to resign him but if he got through we should definatly sign him up.

    Defensive line:
    1.)Jared Allen, UFA, Kansas City Chiefs-Jared Allen is quickly becoming one of the best defensive ends in the league. His pass rush skill are phenomenal and commands alot of double teams. He will definatly get paid and I look for him to become one of the highest paid defensive ends in the league.
    2.)Terrell Suggs, UFA, Baltimore Ravens-Suggs is a tweener and is able to play linebacker and defensive end. For our team he would be our primary end. His first two seasons all he played was end and he put up 10+ sacks both seasons. Something that is a bonus is he is a Minnesota native so he might have a soft spot for the Vikings and want to come here. He is only 25 years old so we can lock him up for the long term.
    3.)Justin Smith, UFA, Cincinnati Bengals-Smith doesnt have the talent of Allen or Suggs but he is a very solid player and is a 7 year vet. One reason why his production is down this year is the defense around him is horrible, if he decides to come to Minnesota he would be surrounded by great players on the d-line and with Kevin and Pat commanding all of the double teams Smith would be one on one and would be able to get to the QB much easier. His career high in sacks is 8.5 which is a major upgrade over what we have now.

    Another possibility
    Paul Spicer UFA Jacksonville Jaguars

    Allen and Suggs both would be great additions but there is a good chance they get franchised, if either where to slip through we need to snag one up. Smith is no where near as talented but would be a good addition.

    Defensive backs:
    1.)Asante Samuel, UFA, New England Patriots-Samuel is going to get paid this offseason and he will probably want a contract similar to Nate Clements. He is quickly becoming known as one of the best corners in the NFL. He in my opinion is the best cover corner in the league and is able to shut down the opposing teams #1 receiver. He also has a knack for the ball leading the league in interceptions last season with 10 and is among the league leaders this season with 6.
    2.)Marcus Trufant, UFA, Seattle Seahawks-Trufant is definatly one of the leagues top corners. He is a great tackler much like Winfield but is also very good in coverage. He also tallies alot of interceptions and pass deflections, so I believe if we are able to get him we would have one of the best cornerback combo's in the NFL.
    3.)Gibril Wilson UFA New York Giants-Wilson in my opinion is the most underated saftey in the NFL. His speed is unbelievable for a saftey and is everywhere on the field, he is only one of the hardest hitting safteys in the league. In 2005 and 2006 he had over 100 tackles. The only problem with Wilson is he has the habit of getting injured, his rookie year he was on pace to be the defensive rookie of the year but got his season cut short by injury and also he has injury problems this season.

    Another possibility
    Ken Hamlin, UFA, Dallas Cowboys

    Samuel might want to resign with the Patriots but they are know as a stingy organization so there is hope of him hitting the market. Trufant pretty much gone and he is going to get big time money.

    Players that might not be back next season

    Troy Williamson WR, Dwight Smith S, Mike Doss S, Tank Williams S, Artis Hicks OG, Mewelde Moore RB, Darrion Scott DE,Brooks Bollinger QB, Kelly Holcomb....probably many more

    Some of these moves could free up cap space to bring in some new additions. Williamson would free up the most and he could use a change of scenery anyway, it just didnt work in Minnesota. Dwight Smith has had many off the field issues and it has been said that Childress and him have been in some "heated discussions" off of the field. Dont know if they really like eachother. Rest of the players really speak for themselves...just not that valuble to the team.
    I say no More Former Bear recievers period!
    I am THE #1 Sidney Rice #18 Fan ever! Don't Be surprised when this kid IS a superstar! He is humble, smart, tough, talented and has alot of character! Takes alot of pride in his work, team, fans and life. Watch out for this kid! I think he is awesome! Everytime he touches the ball its MAGIC!

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    Another Reciever who might be a free agent or traded.

    Jets | Coles says team concerned about giving him an extension
    Tue, 1 Jan 2008 12:55:52 -0800

    Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (ankle) said the Jets told his agents that they are concerned about giving Coles a contract extension because of his age and his diminished production this season

    http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl

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    Jabar Gaffney!

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