McMichael Extension Not Yet/CB on Day Two...
Posted on: 2005-04-24
[Palm Beach Post] For the first time, Nick Saban addressed the trade of cornerback Patrick Surtain to the Chiefs for a second-rounder used Saturday to draft Roth.
Saban said that although he had "tremendous respect" for Surtain, clearing his $8.4 million salary cap number will allow Miami to do some things it otherwise might not have been able to do.
Signing tight end Randy McMichael to a long-term contract extension is one possibility, although a league source said Saban more likely will allow him to play out the last season of his contract.
"This creates some flexibility for us in the future to maybe do other things from a business standpoint that we would not have been able to do," Saban said. "We did the best thing for this organization in the future."
Saban said he hopes to draft a cornerback, although he didn't get one in the first three rounds.