The ‘Most Valuable Pending FA’s’? From a GM’s standpoint I guess it depends on what position he’s trying to fill.
We’re gonna lose Dru Brown and Deep Threat Dalton… possibly Brady O… maybe Jackson Jeffcoat. We have a big expensive list of talent up for grabs that we can’t afford to re-sign unless they’ll take I.O.U’s.
Right now our noses are pressed up against the window. I hope that Kyle Walters and Danny Mac can beat the bushes like they do every year and find the talent we’ll need. It’s gonna get scary here in Bomber Town.
I don’t see them losing Oliveira. He has said he wants to get paid even if it means moving elsewhere - but he prefers to stay in Wpg. The Bombers can ill afford not to pay him. Which likely means Schoen is out of town. The good news is they have 2 top receivers in Lawler & Demski. Three top end pricey receivers is way too much to pay for half of a receiving corps.
At this point I’m not as down on the Bombers as you are. If they are serious about turning over half a dozen of the older veterans on the roster that’s a good thing. If O’Shea, who seems stuck on the old guys, convinces much of the old crowd to come back - well, you delay it another year & the GC is in the 'Peg next year. And how has that worked out for them the last 2 years?
I’m pretty certain in my mind that Bryant is retiring. He’s not the Bryant of a couple of years ago but would be very hard to replace. There are a couple of good LT’s available but they’re pricey & I’d be surprised if their teams don’t get them signed. Despite his age, he’s as important as a Schoen because there’s not much behind him IMO. Whereas WR is still a strength with or without Schoen.
BC - Hatcher is likely gone for most of the season - didn’t he suffer an achilles tear? BC will likely treat him the same as Richardson who has been on the injury list for 2 seasons now & was re-signed earlier this year. Does another team want to pay him for sitting on the shelf all year?
Edm - All good choices. IMO the biggest thing for the Elks is to sign someone not eligible for this list - Tre Ford. Job 1 should be getting an extension done for Ford. They can afford to wait on this & see how the 1st half of the season plays out but I expect him to grow into the role next season.
I keep trying, but your coin slot won’t accept my U.S. quarters! I went to my credit union to see if they had any Canadian quarters, but no luck.
The best I can do is silently thank you every time I put a quarter in a washer or dryer. That way you will get more thankyous than you will ever know.