derekshank Posted March 14, 2007 Report Share Posted March 14, 2007 2. Slow defensive tackle market: After seeing the Raiders give Terdell Sands a four-year, $17 million deal, the feeling was the defensive tackle market would be hot. It's been frigid. Ian Scott of the Bears is just starting to make trips this week. Other starters such as Michael Myers of the Broncos, Ron Edwards and James Reed of the Chiefs, and Robaire Smith of the Titans haven't been as active as many thought. It's a pretty good draft for defensive linemen, so many teams are waiting until April to get theirs.http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/stor...&id=2795349Other than maybe QB, DT might be the hardest position to judge coming out of college. The job is just so different in the NFL. Knowing that, combined with the fact that we have no 3rd round pick, I wouldn't be against attempting to grab someone? (Most of you know I'm at least somewhat timid about getting too involved in FA).For all of you "Cut Thornton" guys, I'd be willing to look at Bears DT Alfonso Boone. He's got the size and experience to be the starter here, and would be a great mentor to Peko (he did a lot of teaching to Tommie Harris). I know it doesn't really seem to be the Bengals priority right now, but since the market is slow, perhaps we could grab a guy like this for cheap. With S. Smith departing, it's an area of need, and Boone might be an relatively inexpensive upgrade over just about anything we have right now.Or should we stick to our guns, and get another 4th round DT to go with Peko for the future. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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