Originally Posted by infantrycak
Bullock's money is gone either way and so irrelevant. The only increased cost for Kickalicious for instance is half a minimum salary. $250k is guat. That is well worthwhile to evaluate a young player to come in and see if he can be the long term solution just like with Keenum and the other young players you mentioned.
Most contracts in the NFL will have the base salary for the year guaranteed if the player is on the team week 1 of that season and hadn't been cut previously. This doesn't apply to 3rd stringers and UDFAs though. A kicker you drafted in the 5th round that is expected to start likely has his salary guaranteed. So you're throwing away about 250k to sign someone else. These things do add up over time.
I find it hard to believe that there is a franchise kicker just waiting out there for someone to give him a chance. If the dude was that good, he would probably have had a chance to get a job by now. But sure, why not give him a chance. It's not like we need cap space with Rick at the helm of the ship.