Good, that would have been Emery's first mistake to let him walk. Hopefully they will make a good long term deal for both parties.
Thats one problem out of the way.
No surprise there...now work out a long term deal by summer.
I expect him to have a fantastic season with all the money he's going to get.
It was a smart move and it was the right move. Two positions that are often hardest to fill for any NFL team are LT and a 3t DT who can penetrate and rush when you play a 4-3. In Melton we have one of the best in the NFL.
You don't let a guy like that walk or even let him sniff FA where he can collect competitive offers. There are teams out there like the Bucs with the cap space to make our life really miserable as far as retaining him. Tagging him prevents that and it will probably end up saving us a couple of million dollars a year on a longer term deal.
So in the scheme of big moves and right decisions Emery is now ahead one to nothing.
This was inevitable, ecspecially w/the extra 3mil that was added to the expected cap.
I smell a trade
I for one hate the move unless we get a long term deal done and done soon. If we can't we might just have killed the Offense.
This should make all the Cutler haters happy, because without CAP money we can't do enough in FA to fix the Offense and Cutler will be gone next year.
Cutler is not going to sign a long term deal next year with the Bears if they don't get him the O line, TE and WR help he needs and they won't have enough money to tag him.
Same old shit different GM