Man, in quickly skimming this list of FAs
, there are an awful lot of good second and third tier candidates looking for work.
For instance, if Pittsburgh wants to get younger on the D-line using this route, the Bolts let Olshansky go. Solid 3-4 DE who may not command a ton of attention in FA. The dude's only 26 and a beast. I think I might be underestimating his value here, but a guy can hope, right? Rocky Bernard is another guy there too, but I'm sure he'd be more expensive.
Michael Jenkins could be an option if they don't resing Nate as I expect. He's 26 as well; big, decent hands and would probably come relatively cheap. Suddenly, I feel very dirty recommending another Buckeye though. Maybe a Reggie Williams as a different option? Probably too many "issues" there though.
At CB, there are tons of options if McFads bolts. Although, I gotta say that if there's one guy I hope they don't lose, it's BM. Here's to hoping that the injuries that he suffered this year help to keep his stock down a bit. With the Colts giving Kelvin Hayden that big 5YR/43MIL deal, I could easily see him expecting to be in the neighborhood which would obviously be prohibitive and almost double what Ike got a couple years ago.
Should be interesting. In the end though, I don't expect to see much activity; especially after blowing 8+ MIL on Starks.