As the FA list came out today, who do you think is a priority to resign? Any FA's worth bringing into the fold?
Winnipeg Blue Bombers PLAYER POS COLLEGE STATUS Beasley, Deon DB Texas Bowman, Marcellus LB Boston College Butler, Kelly OL Purdue Retired (03/12/12) Denmark, Clarence WR Arkansas Monticello Garrett, Chris RB Ohio Goltz, Justin QB Occidental College Hefney, Jonathan DB Tennessee Kashama, Fernand DL Western Michigan Sears, Johnny DB Eastern Michigan Turner, Bryant DE Alabama Birmingham Vega, Jason DL Northeastern Volny, Carl RB Central MichiganFor me, top priorities to retain are Turner, Bowman, Volny, Sears. Secondary ones would be Beasley, Vega. I'm leaving out Goltz because a lot will go into the decision as to whether they keep him, particulary if they target another teams FA QB, and whether Goltz himself wants to come back if he doesn't see an opportunity. Butler is retired obviously. Hefney has hinted he wants to test NFL waters once again, hence I left him off the list. Denmark has played well for us, though 2012 was an up and down year. I think we have some guys backing up there in Anderson, Doug Pierce that can move up. With Simpson and Ford, unfortunately this is one of those times where an injury costs someone a job, specifically Garrett.
I think a number of names we've already discussed - Reilly, McPherson.
Some others are not likely - Eliminimia and Olafioye in BC, Kuale from Tor are probably looking for NFL shots.
I'm surprsied to see Marcus Howard and Sherritt on the Edm list. Either they are taking a look at the NFL or I'm guessing will resign with the Esks before FA officially opens. I would be surprised to see the Eskies let 2 of their better defensive players hit the market. Kackert will resign in TO. I would expect the same with Bagg from the Riders and Gore in BC, but then I also thought the same with the Riders and Koch last year and they let him walk.
I do like Fraser from the stamps. Overall, I don't see the LB that could fit as a SAM available. A couple of young olineman, not sure if any of those would be an immediate improvement to our line. Some of the older ones might be beyond their best before date. Overall I don't see a difference maker here. Thoughts?