Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Again, you're rewriting history. Anthony Weaver
didn't pan out, but there were only 2 DEs rated above him that did not sign with their original teams, making him the third rated DE available. That year, we signed both the 2nd rated available DE (ND Kalu) & the third.
was tendered with a first round pick. We traded 2 seconds to get him & signed him to a starter's contract.
I also believe Antonio Smith
was one of the top rated DEs at the time & we paid him a pretty penny as well.
Weaver was a Casserly bust and one of the big reasons that BoB is overly cautious about spending $$$$ in FA. (Thanks Charlie/Weaver)
Schaub was a trade aquisition not a FA.
A.Smith was a decent signing but not on the level of star power/higher coveted position CB vs DE than A.Smith was at the time.