Petigout Gone - What Do Skins Do Next?
Luke gets (Updated To Reflect New Reported Contract Numbers, per NFL Network) $15 million over three years from the Bucs and gets to stay at his natural tackle position. Not a huge contract by any stretch and I get the feeling the Skins had reservations about his back condition.
The O Lineman market is devoid of big names now, and for the Skins, given their track record, that's probably a good thing. No chance to really do anything too silly now. I heard they have spoken to the agent for Adam Timmerman (St. Louis) on and off, and have some interest. He played for Al Saunders in St. Louis and knows the terminology, but I also hear other coaches think the veteran is done and doesn't have much left.
Either way, I wouldn't rule a visit out. As I've been writing, there are a lot of people in that building who firmly believe you can find a solid guard without breaking the bank. I think they'll loook for an older Ray Rrown type now to hold down the fort and try to draft an O Lineman in April (especially if they are able to trade down).
Besides Timmerman, Ruben Brown, Pork Chop Womack, Cosey Coleman and Jordan Balck might be options. The Skins haven't shown interest in Jeno Jones, Cooper Carlisle or Seth McKinney I am told.
Also, not to get too ahead of oursevles, but if the Broncos sign CB David Macklin, look for them to shop Dre' Bly, who as I told y'all over the weekend, is dying to come to DC for the money The Snyder dangled in front of him. If Devner decides that Bly ain't worth the trouble and adds depth at CB, I would imagine they would appraoch the Skins ASAP, and the Broncos covet the sixth pick.
I could see something where the Skins get Devner's first and second or third round pick (maybe even the Duckett pick back), plus Bly for the 6th overall. Skins could draft the 19-year old D Lineman out of Louisville - I hear he has really opened some eyes at The Park - and address additional O or D line needs with the second Denver pick.
Again, this is not meant to read like reality at this point in any way. Just me speculating based on a few things that would have to occur first. Also, if all of this went down, I'd look for the Skins to then try to trade Springs for a pick or two as well, or, if they cut him after June 1, use the $5 million in cap space saved this year to extend Cooley and add depth.
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