Originally Posted by infantrycak
You are only going to get so many stars on your team. Antonio Smith is exactly what you want in the remainder - solid players right on the edge of pro bowl level performance. Guys like Smith and Jamie Sharper are the backbones of good NFL teams. You improve your team most by replacing weak sisters like McCain with guys like Smith, not by churning cheap bodies through positions filled with guys like him. You only get rid of guys like Smith if they demand payment like perennial probowlers.
I would rather sign a great player like Soliai using the $$$$$ saved from Schaub/AS and draft a solid player like Taylor Hart to compete with Crick for AS spot.
Getting difference makers with FA $$$$$ and filling in the holes with draft picks/vet min FA's is the way I would go.
Of course the Texans will probably do what most on this board want and re-sign AS. Therefore maintain mediocrity for another 3 yrs.