The Raiders have apparently released Stanford Routt:
The free agent pool of CB’s is now a little deeper for the Skins and Cowboys.
Orton is no franchise quarterback. A seven-year veteran, Orton has played a full season only once in his career, and twice he played 15 games. But the Purdue product is a solid quarterback who limits his mistakes and has the ability to keep a team in the game.
The Redskins still need to draft a quarterback — whether they trade up for Robert Griffin III or take someone like Ryan Tannehill in the second round — and Orton would make a better bridge than Rex Grossman.
Makes sense. I think that if the Skins draft RGIII, he’d probably be the Day 1 starter (or at least you’d hope he’s good enough to step right in and beat out a guy like a Kyle Orton), but having Orton in tow just in case would make sense.
The franchise tag for Fred Davis will likely be about $5.4 Million, whereas, it will be about $6.2 Million to franchise Landry. Not a lot between the two numbers. Ironically, they’re both pretty steep prices to pay for players who weren’t on the field at the end of 2011. Davis is a lot more likely to see the field on a regular basis in 2012 though – there’s a better chance of Freddie remaining blunt-free than of Landry remaining injury free in my opinion.
The Giants own Victor Cruz for the next two years. He’ll make just under $500K next year, and he’ll be a restricted free agent in 2013. Restricted free agents are easy to retain and don’t cost much. So from their perspective, the Giants should be in no hurry whatsoever to break the bank for Cruz. They have all the leverage. Cruz has virtually none. If however, Cruz is willing to discuss a 4-5 year extension to his original deal that will set him up for life and offer him the chance for another deal when he’s about 30 or 31, while not putting much strain on the salary cap, then sure, I’d be willing to talk if I were Reese.
No surprise there.
Good read. Bowles has some thoughts on Asante and DRC.
OK, we get it. (Fill in the the team that just won something) is doing awesome things. Let’s be more like them.
The Giants receivers seemed to know the routes they were running, unlike Dez Bryant who makes up his own as he goes along. Victor Cruz and Dez Bryant have been in the league the same amount of time. Who would you want right now?
I typically like to see some game film or at least something a little more tangible to back up a pretty bold statement like this, but still found it noteworthy.
March is going to be fun.