Hopefully you guys will read the entire thread to see where I go with my ideas before clobbering me. I am looking for thoughts though and am not locked in to any draft picks this early. Cuts or do not re-sign free agents: Jacoby Jones: Will want a big $ as a FA & I like him but not that much. Andre Davis: $4.7m Eugene Wilson: Another crazy contract with $3.6m next season. Kevin Walter:$3m and gone. Free agent pick ups: NT is a must and I like Abayo Franklin (SF) but he was franchized this season and will cost a bundle. Doubt we get him but I think we end up with a second tier nose in free agency. CB: Ok if McNair is serious we have to get a vet here some way some how. Champ Bailey will be 31 yoa next season. 5 year $50m. Give him a base of $5m + $15m bonus(cap:spread over 5 yrs= $3m yr) $50m- $20m= 4 remaining@ $7.5 + $4m (bonus)for a $11.5 annual cap hit. Let him go after three years. The $7.5 is paid for by Davis and Walter ($7.7m) CB: Nnamdi Aso hey if you want a SB team do this right. Similar to above just more money. He is one year younger than Bailey & turned down $17m with Oakland so you show him our offense + a signed Bailey & a good $ deal and he could be ours. See my trade that gives you $13.6million. Trade: none can be made without CBA so here is hoping! Mario can play 3-4 DE but knows he has a contract ending 2011 & wants big numbers & I am very reluctant to offer that. With a new CBA offering reduced $ for rookies, I trade Mario Williams to New England for #17 (Oakland) and #33. PATs like to trade down but have done so and have two picks in first and two in second. A starting DE is worth a first and a second and N.E. can afford him & allows Texans to offer $14m for Aso before McNair has to dig in his pocket. Draft: this is the sticking point as you have no clue if you get anybody in free agency so you draft as if that were to happen. I am still muddled and don't have access to internet but will add draft picks probably in Feb.