BREAKING NEWS: Melton done for the year

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    to be honest collins has been out playing him but still a huge blow cause our depth there sucks. I would avoid any long term deal so we dont end up in another t harris situation

    is okoye still around?
     
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    Yup, I can see it saving us 10+ million. Sad, but that's the break tear down.
     
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    It may have been, but I think this actually increases the odds of re-signing him. His guaranteed money in the next contract just went way down. He just became much more affordable, though at a risk (see Tommie Harris).
     
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    I like Collins and Minter next up and comers. I also liked Melton when he was up and comer but once they showed him the money he disappeared.
     
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    This stinks especially with our lack of D-Line depth. Are there any decent DT that are free agents that we could pick up on the cheap?
     
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    Obviously we won't be able to replace a Pro Bowl defensive lineman. Losing a Pro Bowl player is a blow. But there is a guy who they might want to kick the tires on. Richard Seymour is available. He's 34 years old, but was in the Pro Bowl in 2011 (and is a 7 time Pro Bowl player). I like Collins to start, but Minter, much as I like him as an undrafted rookie "project" player, is not going to help much THIS year. A guy like Seymour could quickly spin up as depth in the rotation.

    Here's an article on Richard Seymour from over this past summer:

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    do we have enough in cap space for richard seymour?
     
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    I think we have enough for a pro rated Vets minimum
     
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    Wouldn't the IR negate the money owed against the cap? either way, this is a perfect situation for both Seymour and Chicago, were they to come together.
     
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    His last year he made ~ $1-mil. We have that kind of money, especially now that Pep restructured.
     
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