Based upon salary cap projections for 2004/05 @ www.houstonprofootball.com/cap.html by Keith Weiland (see disclaimers) I suggest the following players be gone: 1. Tony Banks QB 2004: $1,050,000 Let Ragone and BJ Symmons fight it out. 2. Corey Bradford W/R 2004: $2,258,333 3. Jay Foreman L/B 2005: $2,210,000 4. Seth Payne O.T. 2004: $4,175,000 This one should stir up comments 5. Mark Breuner T.E. 2005: $ 898,333 Either he or Joppru ($788,750) needs to go. I'm not a TE fan & 04 production proves my point. Total Savings: $10,591,166 Plan:Go after Walter Jones OT & best Dlineman avail @ free agency. Jones to take Payne's spot & DL for depth. I don't think we can sign a starter. Draft: 1st: Has to be a trade down as I see nothing to benefit as a starter like Dunte.Rolle c/b & Marlin Jackson c/b may be there but stock seems to have dropped. I like Marcus Spears D.L. 6'4" 297 but some say he can't stop run. If we trade we should pick up a 2nd round & get Antajj Hawthore 6'3" 312 or Ngata 6'4" 345 for Nose tackle. With two 2nd round & two 3rd's we should be able to trade up into late first round for 2 additional picks. Result: Walter Jones Defensive line back up 1st round: Ngata or Hawthorne ( If Payne signs for $2 1/2 million like R. Smith , keep Payne.) 2nd 1st round (from trade) best player avail 3rd 1st round (from trade) " " "