My problems with trading chick and gable is that if they still feel they are in the race for a playoff spot why are they not adding say a good defensive end via trade maybe a john bowman from montreal for example ..we are shaving salary and not spending on other new players so that sends a message that they are giving up ..i know they must be way under the cap now after letting go of chick , dyakowskji, Fulton, Gable ,T tyms, collins jr etc...that likely adds up to about 700 k that they are not spending elsewhere.
In Edmonton , they had a pretty stacked team and then added two ex all -star players via nfl cuts that no doubt command large salary in receiver Derel Walker, db Aaron Grymes, DE John Chick and RB CJ Gable. I'd say that should add about 600 k to their salary and they didn't get rid of any high priced players.
Yet we are getting rif of high priced players and not replacing them and claiming were are still trying for a playoff spot.
Something seems wrong with this picture. Other than say Kanneh we didn't add much salary in the off season so we should be under the cap playing rookies all over the place. We didn'y play fantuz for most of the season and we did not resign Figueroa, Plesius, Lewis, Simmons , Olson, Rico Murray, Johnny Sears Jr and retirement of Craig Butler.
Seems kind of fishy that Edmonton can add 4 very high priced players near the end of the season to an already good team and we are just removing salary now an din the off season and we are claiming to be trying to make the playoffs. In my opinion we should be making a few deals to get decent players at DE and DB for draft picks or players on our negotiation list.
I'd like to see what Edmonton's team salary is right now compared to ours with us having so many rookies and letting go veterans while edmonton added 4 all -stars