Originally Posted by 76Texan
Kubiak loves Dreessen, but we couldn't afford to match his new contract.
We might even have to offer him a better contract since he's going home to Colorado.
He received a $2.5M signing bonus and a base salary of $1M this year.
We just don't have that much in cap room and extra budget for another TE.
We gave OD a $3M signing bonus just last year when we re-upped him.
Why would we want to cut him and waste even more investment money up front?
If we cut OD., we still don't have anybody to replace him when Graham gets injured.
Solid post. There's just no way around the hard truths of NFL cap management.
I really didn't have faith in Graham, btw. Always figured he would be a pretender, a bit under qualified to handle the role here. I was very wrong. The guy is now an integral part of our offense.
This team's offense is just flat out better with two TEs (OD and GG) and Casey at that twiner spot. Period.