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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by Ojibway Bob, Feb 24, 2014.
Tyler Boggs C and Derrick Martin DB, Well I guess its for depth at center and db?
Sure makes me wonder if we're going to draft or sign a FA center now.
I'm also seeing that Martin played safety? Hmm nice to have a special teams swingman anyways
They must see something in Boggs
I think by signing Boggs it gives flexiblity in the draft. I can see the Bears realistically only spending 1 pick on offense and they would probably prefer a play-maker. I will be shocked if we take more than 2 offensive players at this point. ( Obviously free agency or trades may change things) Potentially a TE or a WR to replace Earl Bennett if they release him would be a playmaker type over drafting a center.
With so many needs I wonder if they will try to renegotiate Bennett's salary down again like they did last year. Presuming they do not make trades they need DT, CB, FS, SS, DE, and ILB potentially. We need back up at many of those positions as well, along with a back up TE, C, and potentially a QB.
If McCown gets an offer he cant refues they may take a QB in mid rounds. Hopefully we pick up a few draft picks but if not signing Boggs is an indication they liked his progress last year and our comfortable moving forward with him if need be. I would not be surprised to see us draft an OG somewhere who can play center as well and cover 2 positions. Lots of needs on Defense both starters and back ups, will be interesting to watch.
Kromer will no doubt dig out boggs' replacement late in the draft, so no worries there.
Maybe Kromer sees more in Boggs than we do.
Anyone know if they are far enough down on the pay scale where they don't even make the top 53 (or 51) contract and therefore don't affect the CAP space?
I suspect they are off the cap space. I think Boggs made 680k last yr so would guess they do not effect the cap
Boggs was only active for 1 game last year, but he was a part of the 53.
I just wonder if Garza will be back for 1 more year and this is a leverage move to avoid overpaying?
The Ravens O-line looked like crap when they tried to go with a young Center last year, I hope the Bears are not going down the same road.
Agree JABF, they probably see more in Boggs than we do and that's fine by me. What I don't understand is how Martin got re-signed? What exactly did he do on the field to justify a new contract and a roster spot?
And maybe they just see Boggs as a good backup, whether he's backing up Garza or a new guy. I figure we gotta have solid backups no matter who's the starter. They probably signed Boggs for peanuts. And he still may not make the final roster if Emery can do better at center. Not only is there the upcoming draft and FA - they could also sign a really solid UFA after the draft. There should be some good "projects" for Kromer to look at there after the draft because it's not at all unusual to have these guys (decent centers) go undrafted each year.
I just remember seeing Boggs get pushed around in preseason, and that was against second stringers and scrubs.
Pressure up the middle is really bad, and that is what I see happening if we go with Boggs, so I hope this is just a tactic to get Garza to take a reasonable deal, or they have signed him as depth only.
Alright, Boggs is on the roster.
Boggs made 405K last year.