I totally disagree Wharfrat.
I like Darnay Scott as much as anyone, however you can't just expect to make room for his salary by cutting DEDRIC WARD, our 4th WR.
Oronde Gadsden's getting like 2-3 million by now in his contract and his contract is up soon so there's not much signing bonus to accelerate.
James McKnight is in like his second year of a 4 year 10 million contract or something like that he's getting I think a little over 2 million this year. Paid too highly? In retrospect maybe a little. But then again he's the most versatile WR we have Norv's already got big plans for him. Not to mention he's not very far along in his contract so cutting him means a LOT of signing bonus accelerated against the cap.
Dedric Ward....well, cutting him probably saves us what 650-700k? Whatever it is, its probably a 3rd of what Scott would garner.
So I mean pick your poison here. If you somehow restructure other peoples' contracts and tax our future for our present so that we could manage to drop Ward and get Scott, then you're faced with having Oronde Gadsden, James McKnight, or Darnay Scott in a 4th WR role, depending on how you think they stack against each other, each at over 2 million bucks a pop. There is such thing as TOO MUCH depth at WR. You're paying these guys all this money, to not even contribute. Heck in Norv's offense the 3rd WR doesn't even come close to playing as important a role as he did in Chan's offense where the ball was meant to be spread evenly between 3 WRs. So you're paying over 2 million to two guys who are basically injury insurance and smalltime role players???
Doesn't quite sit well with me I guess. Then again, if you try and cut James McKnight in favor of Darnay Scott, which talent-wise makes sense, then you've got another problem...cutting JM prematurely means we dont save much on the cap and would probably still have to restructure someone, take money from another area of the team, and tax our future for our present. I know Oronde Gadsden has become somewhat of a fan favorite with his unbelievable catches but ya gotta ask ourselves is he really that valuable to us? Does he fit the Norv Turner system, as opposed to McKnight, Scott, and Chambers? Its a hard choice, but if I were gonna take on Darnay Scott, I'd probably want to cut Gadsden in order to do it. To me it sounds like the most painless way to do it.