General manager Ted Thompson has stuck to his guns in free agency again this year by staying away from signing high price players from other teams. He was able to retain two key players in Randall Cobb and Brian Bulaga to shore up the offense again this year but while keeping the offensive side of the ball in tact he has lost a couple key players on defense. Davon House signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tramon Williams left for the Cleveland Browns so what was once solid position in the secondary is a injury away from being a disaster. Both House and Williams were way over paid by football standards so Thompson did the right thing by letting them walk but where he is sleeping in free agency is by letting a few of the bargain corners (as I like to call them) get away.
Patrick Robinson (1-year, $3 mil), Alan Ball (1-year, $2 mil) and Sterling Moore (1-year, $1.525 mil) while these guys are not a Williams or even a House they could have been good plug and play corners for depth, along with the draft Thompson could have made a scary situation a little more comfortable in case of injury to the guys I imagine will be starters this year in Casey Hayward, Demetri Goodson and Micah Hyde along with core corner Sam Shields. Continue reading