You make good points but remember what Philly did this past year? They put the best roster together possible and worried about the rest after. If we can add Kendricks and he makes this team better, sign him. Put the best possible roster together you can. The ultimate goal is a super bowl. We have plenty of options to resign next year. Who is it gonna be? No clue. But if we think Barr is one we will let walk, get Kendricks. We don’t have to dump Barr this year. Kendricks could be a better, cheaper option than Barr and will obviously have great chemistry with his brother. Sign him to a one year deal and address it in the offseason based on Barr or sign him to a 2-3 year deal and let Barr walk after this year. Don’t count Richardson out either. We could very well let Barr and a guy like Waynes walk and keep guys like Richardson and Kendricks if we signed him. And IMO, if we did that, we wouldn’t skip a beat. We have Hughes take Waynes spot and Kendricks take Barr’s. And have our future 3tech DT to go with it. Keeping Richardson and Kendricks would be a cheaper option than keeping Barr and Waynes.S197 wrote: ↑Wed May 30, 2018 2:56 pmFor a year, assuming we don't extend anyone. That number doesn't factor in Hughes' contract either. Looking beyond that though, it gets messy. If we don't sign Diggs, our WR corp is basically Thielen, Treadwell and Coley. Wright and King are on 1-year deals. Everyone else is UDFA/bubble types. On DL both Hunter and Richardson are gone after this year, that's 50% of the line. On OL, Easton is gone after this year and so is Compton and Hill. That could very well be two starters. Murray is also going to be gone leaving only Cook in the backfield. And of course Barr.
Obviously we will resign at least a few of these guys but my point is we have a lot of guys on 1-year deals and not just backups. Adding another player to a 1-year deal doesn't make a whole lot of sense especially with the limited amount of time this defense plays base. Gedeon far exceeding expectations last year. He wasn't great but I think he was the #4 rated LB against the run for 4-3 LB's.
As mentioned, short of us saying we're moving on from Barr or Kendricks taking a hefty pay cut, this move doesn't make sense to me.
Bottom line is, keep your options open. Philly was in NEGATIVE cap for quite some time. They barely had enough money to sign a water boy. But they won the SB. That’s what we are striving for. Go and sign Kendricks. If we don’t, we could let Barr walk and now have a huge hole at SLB. If we sign Kendricks, we now have two options for a future SLB. Or hell, trade Barr right now. Sign Kendricks first and trade Barr. Now we get a SLB of the future in place of Barr’s salary (and costs less than that salary) plus I’m sure we would get solid compensation for him. It’s a win-win. Signing Kendricks is a much better route than some think and gives us more options IMO