Apparently we are in the running for Rams OLB Dante Fowler. This works for me. We need all the help we can get at LB and pass rush. Getting Fowler would pave the way for QWIlliams at #2. Sure, we are currently 4th in carrying around dead money, but that comes with the actions of one Trent Baalke, who was shitting in the sandbox for 10 years and signing shit players to long deals. Dumping a bunch of shit players gets one in this spot, and John Lynch isn’t completely rosy in this sense as we have (or will) jettisoned Pierre Garcon, the WR who waited on no one but the bench. But it could be worse, that’s for sure. Paraage the spreadsheet whiz has kept the damage manageable at least.
We are still among the top 8 or so teams with $66 – $70 mill available in cap space. It could be even more as they decide the fate of Arik Armstead, the unlikely guy to stay on the team and cash in on his $9 million option year, Jimmie Ward, the on-again and off-again CB FS SS who needs to stop breaking his arms, and Ronald Blair, the D lineman who has played himself into a bigger role and possibly a big raise.
These are the bigger FA decisions that are coming up, as we avoided dealing with Robbie Gould by franchising him (and thus pissing him off I’m sure) but we get one more year of his accuracy, and he gets one less shitty Chicago winter. His family? Sorry, start shovelling.