Originally Posted by dalemurphy
One of three things will happen by Monday:
1. he will sign a new deal
2. he will get the franchise tag
3. he will get a restricted FA offer
There is no way the deadlines pass without one of those things happen. So, worst case scenario is #3 and someone signs him away but we get their first round pick this year. Not ideal... but a far cry from getting nothing.
To me a late first round pick is almost nothing when you lose a player with Foster's skill set and talent.
You do not let players like him get away. It would be the equivalent of letting Andre go in his mid 20s. They have to lock this guy up and if they can't then they need to franchise tag him where they have a entire year to try to lock him up. Option 3 isn't a option that they should take.