The Official 2013 Titans Offseason Thread

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Sonic28, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. J Falk

    J Falk Starter

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    With that said, we should definitely go hard after some of the better free agents. Obviously we can't and won't get all these guys, but these are the guys I hope we go hard after.

    OL: Levitre or Andre Smith(if we think Stewart can play guard. I think he would strive there)
    RB: Chris Ivory, Peyton Hillis, Shonn Greene, Steven Jackson, I Redman, R Mendenhall, J Dwyer: pick one...we need a good power back and there are plenty out there
    CB: We can get one if we're willing to tell Verner he's strictly nickel. I like DRC and Sean Smith.
    LB: Urlacher :pant: , Rey Maualuga
    DT: Sopoaga, Kemoeatu, Sammie Hill, Alan Branch: pick one...we need a big ole fatty in the middle and there are plenty out there
    S: Ed Reed :pant: , Jarius Byrd, Laron Landry, William Moore

    Like I said, some of these are very unrealistic, and, depending on how the draft goes, we may not need to upgrade some of these positions via free agency. It's fun to think about us having enough cap room to get a couple of them though.
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  2. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    Solid run down.

    Mendenhall or ivory for the heavy back, cromartie would be stupid nice but doubtful. Maualuga was solid before he went off the deep end. And Byrd,... I wish hard on that star.
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  3. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO

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    I would really like to get Mendenhall and Byrd or Landry. I don't like Landry in coverage, but I think he could change the way our defense is used.
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  4. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    Andy Levitre needs to be our #1 target. People don't understand how good he is, thanks to playing in Buffalo. Solid chance he gets in as an alternative for the Pro-Bowl. He's a Top 10/15 guard in the NFL.
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  5. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    A free agent OL is a must. And preferably if we can land a top end safety also. Would really open up our draft.
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  6. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    Where do you get the $71m number from.?

    I have a spreadsheet that has our 2013 under contract players total $106.9m against the cap at the moment.

    Not sure how to post a link to a spreadsheet (or how to host one), but here are the cap values I have for our 48 under contract players: (note this includes pro-rata's signing bonuses and base salaries, as well as any roster bonuses).

    Player 2013 Cap Number
    Chris Johnson 12.000
    Matt Hasselbeck 7.500
    Michael Roos 7.500
    David Stewart 7.000
    Jason McCourty 6.800
    Steve Hutchinson 6.750
    Michael Griffin 6.300
    Kamerion Wimbley 5.800
    Eugene Amano 5.135
    Nate Washington 4.650
    Craig Stevens 3.500
    Jake Locker 3.432
    Lavelle Hawkins 2.567
    Kendall Wright 2.146
    Mike Otto 2.080
    Jordan Babineaux 1.800
    Kenny Britt 1.598
    Derrick Morgan 1.410
    Akeem Ayers 1.344
    Patrick Bailey 1.070
    Tim Shaw 1.070
    Zach Brown 0.877
    Brett Kern 0.822
    Mike Martin 0.819
    Damian Williams 0.780
    Jurrell Casey 0.734
    Alterraun Verner 0.707
    Colin McCarthy 0.669
    Al Afalava 0.630
    Jamie Harper 0.630
    Robert Johnson 0.630
    Mitch Petrus 0.630
    Rusty Smith 0.604
    Karl Klug 0.604
    Byron Stingily 0.580
    Marc Mariani 0.575
    Tommie Campbell 0.570
    Coty Sensabaugh 0.561
    Tracy Wilson 0.555
    Markelle Martin 0.530
    Taylor Thompson 0.530
    Scott Solomon 0.497
    Brandon Barden 0.480
    Beau Brinkley 0.480
    DaJohn Harris 0.480
    Michael Preston 0.480
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  7. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    BTW, the cap impact of releasing a veteran is not the full cap value as stated above. We will still have to eat their un-amortised signing bonus, although post-June releases can spread that impact over 2 seasons.

    Here are the 2013 cap impacts of some potential releases:
    Hasselbeck - $5.5m saving
    Hutchinson - $3.75m saving
    Amano - $2.235m saving
    Babineaux - $1.6m saving
    Hawkins - $1.233m saving
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  8. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    Oh, and CJ - $6m.
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  9. satkins2252

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    Jairus Byrd is a must. Young and consistently productive. Improves the most important need, secondary.
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  10. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    I think it is highly likely that the Bills will use the Franchise Tag on Byrd.

    They will certainly use it on either him or Levitre, and having just signed their RG (Urbik) to a contract extension last month, they may choose to spread the investment on the defensive side of the ball.
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