Bears Restructure Cutler's Deal

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    I'm sorry but did you say that you think we're full of DE's?? Unless you're talking about backups or the one's that we have for competition then you're right cause we have camp bodies but as for starting DE's i think we're still short one just because i'm not sure if Young is an every down DE but i sure do hope he is and we need one that can step in and be a starter if an injury happens.
     
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    Hahaha for a minute there i thought i should check a box.
     
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    It would be nice to get him signed with Jefferey getting ready to get a big contract and we could free up some more money for this year also.
     
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    Based on what we know now--nothing else having happened yet--this move makes zero sense to me. The conversion option can be exercised at ANY time under the teams discretion. It doesn't require pre-approval from Jay (he could care less as it doesn't change his income in any way, only the way its accounted for cap-wise). There was already ample cap room for signing the draft class and a reserve "emergency" pool. Why push cap costs into the future and open more space NOW if its not needed or about to be used???
     
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    Exactly, that's why I'd love to add DE/DT Alex Carrington to the roster. Unfortunately he's started talking to the Browns, don't know if he's still gonna be avaible in a couple of days.
     
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    I agree, especially about the draft class money already being there. There must be a reason though.
     
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    They would not make this move just to make it. There is likely a good reason for doing so.
     
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    Someone mentioned a possible Marshall extension, but in my mind that would have a similar effect to Jay's restructuring (spreading a large hit this year out over more time).

    Someone is about to be signed. I'd be thrilled if it were Jared Allen, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    Actually we are pretty well off at DE when you look at all of the possible players. Houston and Young were signed as the starters and the only two guys paid like starters. Despite his size Young plays the run extremely well. He and Houston were both top 5 among DEs last year. But the Bears rotate that position too so we'd ordinarily keep four on the roster.

    So competing for two backup slots are; Izzy, Scott, Lane (all vets with at least some experience as starters), Bass, Washington, Ozougwu, and McClellin as well if the shift him to DE at times to rush. I wouldn't put it past Emery to draft another in the middle or later rounds either. Because Izzy can play inside at DT as well maybe we keep five and store one on the PS.

    As far as the DLine goes the need at DT far outstrips the need at DE and that's one position I'm sure they'll focus on early in the draft. That and a couple of DBs or a LB.
     
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    Scott, Lane, Washington and Ozougwu shouldn't be there after TC anyway.
     
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