Don't all teams aim for making a run?
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The cuts follow signings. Keeping too much cap space doesn't help negotiations. Also doesn't make sense to get rid of players till you can replace them with someone better or cheaper.
we try to make a run every year. A well run organization does not need rebuilding phases..we replenish players lost to FA or cuts with players already on the roster that they have been grooming. It all comes down to drafting wisely and not out of necessity. Take the best players available and let them challenge for a spot.
Relax.. There are deadlines coming up in next week and a half. Prior to those dates they will make some Cuts then use FA and draft to fill the holes
Football has been very, very good to us.
In the midst of this losing season, we can console ourselves with this fact-
# of Super Bowl victories since 1985:
1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
2-Washington, Green Bay, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
3-San Francisco, Dallas, New England
4-New York Giants!!!!!
***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***
there is also the training camp factor. there is little incentive to cut dea weight right now, plenty of time for that. All that is needed now is to stay far enough under the cap to sign the rooks and offer the tenders, other than that there is no reason to cut even vets who seem over the hump.
even a worn out veteran can provide compettition to a younger prospect, or worst case scenario, an ailing veteran might out perform your intended replacement in which case you are glad you waited to make the cut.
I wouldn't be opposed to cutting either of those guys or at least re-structuring their deals cause there are a decent amount of talented CBs and OGs in this years draft that would be much cheaper than Webster or DIehl
Ideal Draft (if we get Asomoah and DeLaPuente):
1st- Eric Ebron, TE, NC
2nd- Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida St
3rd- Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
4th- Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
5th- Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU/ Kelcy Quarles, DT, SoCarolina
5th- Kareem Martin, DE, UNC