I watched the Dunta interview where he talked about wanting to retire in Houston and what not, and I was very impressed. He seemed very genuine and up front about what was concerning him and I have a lot of respect for that. He wasn't dancing around the issue and avoiding speaking his mind, but at the same time he was respecting the tough situation that management is in. They're not going to want to sign him to a multi-year deal just yet because of how severe his injury was, obviously. Look at Cadillac Williams of the Bucs - he was in Dunta's rehab group and seems to have reinjured his knee in the same way he had last year. Injuries such as Dunta's are so complicated and unpredictable, it would be foolish to try and lock him up long term if he might not make it past training camp next year. What are the rules with the Franchise option? I know Dunta said he wouldn't be happy with it understandably, but how does it work? Would it be possible to say, franchise Dunta for just the first 4-6 games of the season? If his knee tolerated all the stress of getting to top shape and going through camp and a few more regular season games without incident, could we remove the tag and resign him long term at that point? I think this is really the best possible situation for everyone involved. This way, if something does go wrong and Dunta's injury does flair up and slow him down or stop him altogether, he will still be paid the 10 or so million that the top 5 corner salary requires. If his injury is behind him and he really is back to 100%, the team could sign him up mid-season like he would deserve and give him his long contract. Like I said I don't know all the specifics of contracts in the NFL but this seemed like a decent idea to me. Regardless, I hope Dunta is better and gets his contract - he deserves it as much as anyone in the league after all he came back from.