Realistic Options at ILB Moving Forward?

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  1. miamirw

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    We still don't know the extent of RM's injury, but assuming it's an ACL tear, what are the realistic options on the table right now? I've been hearing T. Bulloch, R. Mualaga etc. Given our current salary cap situation, who can we legitimately bring in? Let's get everything out on the table.
     
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    Not sure if our d. coordinator knew malulaga from cincy or whatever but if he does know that may be ok i guess
     
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    Just roll with Mike Hull and Chase Allen
     
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    Malauaga looked done in Cincy
     
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    I don't think we can just go with the guys we have. What happens if we suffer another injury? I think we've got to sign at least one, maybe two of the veterans out there. I know we've got a limited amount of cap space left, but I would bring in Maualuga (sp?) and another veteran LB (Is Tulloch done?). Mauluga has a relationship with our Matt Burke.
     
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    Move Timmons to the middle so we can keep Alonso (where he belongs) at WLB. Put Hewitt at SLB. Sign a FA like Perry Riley or DeAndre Levy if his hip checks out.
     
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    What exactly is our salary cap situation post-Cutler? I feel like we were sitting pretty at like 16-18mil prior to that but not sure if it counts Misi retiring or not. What about the players beyond the top 53? Do they count towards that cap number?

    I think we need to make a move but not necessarily for a beat up vet. Maybe we get lucky and score a LB from another teams cuts when they move down to 53
     
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    I know we made the logical decision at the time, but I can't get this thought out of my head. We could have had Davis Harris for peanuts.

    Counting on Misi is a mirage. Investing in an older veteran like Timmons is dicey. Kiko has a history of injuries. Just think how we might feel today if we had acquired Harris and let Misi go?
     
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    our FO love to have players with injury history. We're gonna have to roll with what we got. We can't blow the cap anymore

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    Trade a late round pick for Mychal Kendricks (Eagles OLB) and move Timmons to MLB.
     
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    Eagles SLB Mychal Kendricks said he asked the team to trade or release him back in January.
    The Eagles declined Kendricks' request. Kendricks doesn't have much of a role in DC Jim Schwartz's defense as the third linebacker. Perhaps the Eagles are holding onto Kendricks in the event WLB Nigel Bradham is suspended following his July 4 battery charge settlement. Jul 28 - 11:04 AM

    Not a ton of options out there and Redskins lost a LB also..
     
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    5.7 million left now. Tannehill is the top cap hit at 20.3 million and he isn't even going to play. Stinks.
     
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    Zach Orr?
     
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    Youth movement time...let the younger guys play.
     
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    Is anyone confident that Mike Hull will be consistently able to get off blocks this year? I'm not that confident in him in the middle.... even though he will only play about 35% of the time. Those gashes up the middle could be an issue.
     
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    Perry Riley is an idiot with an IQ of teddy bear, and Levy has stated he won't be cleared for activity until November.
     
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    Well these next 3 games will give us some indication of where these young guys are in their development. I believe I read somewhere that we gave Chase Allen a bonus to sign as a rookie fa this year and it appeared he played well this last week abliet against other 3rd teamers. I have been very interested 4 specific college FA from this year which was Allens play, along with Eric Smith the OT from VA, the Smith DB/safety from Ga, and the RB Smith kid from Michigan. All 4 had draft able grades from different draft publications along with Stringfellow from. Miss State. So far all appeared to flash in last weeks preason game from what I read. Allan, Smith the OT and Smith the DB saftey all could help out in some of our areas where we have little depth. Draft picks are all playing well too outside of the 2 guys that are injured.
     
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    This is our best hope guys: Either Deon Lacey or Brandon Watts plays so well this preseason that they have to make room for them to take some 1st team snaps.

    Both Watts and Lacey should be effective blitzers and Watts is supposedly an excellent coverage guy, supposedly; he has never stayed healthy long enough to establish himself as anything but ST's cover guy.

    If a miracle has occurred and Watts is now durable, he could force either Timmons or Kiko inside, and imo, that would be better.
    Watts has bulked up to 242. At 225 he ran a 4.41 forty and he has 33.5 inch arms as well. If he and Nate Allen could stay healthy until mid-season, then TJ McDonald could come on the stage and play some LB in passing situations. A lot of teams are using big safeties as LB's these days.

    We should have a couple youngsters(Hendy,Smith) ready behind Nate Allen by mid-season. Maybe even Chase Allen will be ready by Mid-season. He is apparently brilliant, won academic awards and stuff.
     
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    MLB is only going to see the field like a third of all snaps (barring injury)
     
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    Agreed......I am not a fan of this guy at all, he's been hurt and his play has declined quite a bit. There's a reason Cincy cut him.
     
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    That Schmitt kid out of West Liberty University is still available.
     
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    Watts and Lacey what are their backgrounds and where did they come from? I was looking at them as camp fodder.
     
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    Problem solved. We signed Junior Sylvester.;)
     
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    I don't think Hull can get it done. We have to try to upgrade there.
     

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