Originally Posted by badboy
IMO no reason to do this UNLESS they have a FA target. They are under cap now by a bit so no urgency otherwise. June 1st cut maybe?
Getting Cushing signed to a contract extension using the $$ freed up by extending Smith is the best reason I see, but only
if the numbers work out over the long term.
Signing Cush now could save the team tons of cash next year or the possibility of losing him to FA. There are lots of unknowns with Cush coming off of the ACL injury, but it seems reasonable to assume he will return to form rather than suffer a drop off in performance. Nobody will ever out try Cush. They might match him, but they won't out do him.