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Dresden
01-21-2012, 08:30 PM
2012 NFL Free Agent Offensive Linemen
By: Roshan Bhagat
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Demetrius Bell (BUF) - OT - Bell is another under-the-radar player capable of protecting the blindside and is a vital piece to the Bills' offense with an expiring contract. Though he's an above average pass protector, he's an even better run blocker for the left side. The Bills have some work to be done to keep all of the pieces together, which could allow Bell to slip through the cracks into free agency.

Carl Nicks (NO) - OG - Nicks is one of the premier guards in the league and after watching Jahri Evans strike a rich deal not too long ago, the Saints may be hard pressed to offer a second guard that type of money, though Nicks arguably had a better season a year ago. If Nicks doesn't put a hometown discount on the table, there's a good chance the market shows him more love than the Saints can afford to show him.

D'Anthony Batiste (ARZ) - OT
Levi Brown (ARZ) - OT
Brandon Keith (ARZ) - OT
Mark LeVoir (BAL) - OT
Demetrius Bell (BUF) - OT
Erik Pears (BUF) - OT
Anthony Collins (CIN) - OT
Dennis Roland (CIN) - OT
Oniel Cousins (CLE) - OT
Artis Hicks (CLE) - OT
Guy Whimper (JAC) - OT
Jared Gaither (KC) - OT
Barry Richardson (KC) - OT
Vernon Carey (MIA) - OT
Kareem McKenzie (NYG) - OT
Robert Turner (NYJ) - OT
Khalif Barnes (OAK) - OT
Stephon Heyer (OAK) - OT
King Dunlap (PHI) - OT
D'Anthony Batiste (ARZ) - OT
Levi Brown (ARZ) - OT
Brandon Keith (ARZ) - OT
Mark LeVoir (BAL) - OT
Demetrius Bell (BUF) - OT
Erik Pears (BUF) - OT
Anthony Collins (CIN) - OT
Dennis Roland (CIN) - OT
Oniel Cousins (CLE) - OT
Artis Hicks (CLE) - OT
Guy Whimper (JAC) - OT
Jared Gaither (KC) - OT
Barry Richardson (KC) - OT
Vernon Carey (MIA) - OT
Kareem McKenzie (NYG) - OT
Robert Turner (NYJ) - OT
Khalif Barnes (OAK) - OT
Stephon Heyer (OAK) - OT
King Dunlap (PHI) - OT
Deuce Lutui (ARZ) - OG
Chad Rinehart (BUF) - OG
Mackenzy Bernadeau (CAR) - OG
Roberto Garza (CHI) - OG
Nate Livings (CIN) - OG
Mike McGlynn (CIN) - OG
Bobbie Williams (CIN) - OG
John Greco (CLE) - OG
Steve Vallos (CLE) - OG
Derrick Dockery (DAL) - OG
Russ Hochstein (DEN) - OG
Ryan Diem (IND) - OG
Dan Connolly (NE) - OG
Stacy Andrews (NYG) - OG
Chilo Rachal (SF) - OG
Jacob Bell (STL) - OG
Jeremy Zuttah (TB) - OG
Jake Scott (TEN) - OG
Kory Lichtensteiger (WAS) - OG
Will Montgomery (WAS) - OG

RuthlessBurgher
01-21-2012, 08:36 PM
I'd love Nicks, but his current teammate at guard in New Orleans Jahri Evans got a seven-year, $56.7 million contract with a $12 million signing bonus a year ago. Nicks will want a contract in that ballpark. And we are in cost cutting mode right now being $20+ million over the cap...adding contracts like that just isn't feasible right now.

Dresden
01-21-2012, 08:42 PM
I'd love Nicks, but his current teammate at guard in New Orleans Jahri Evans got a seven-year, $56.7 million contract with a $12 million signing bonus a year ago. Nicks will want a contract in that ballpark. And we are in cost cutting mode right now being $20+ million over the cap...adding contracts like that just isn't feasible right now.


I feel you Ruthless,...but don't ya think there is some way to get a signing like that done were we properly motivated to do so ?

I do not have all of the numbers at hand in terms of current contracts,..but i think we could certainly cut enough "limbo" cash out of the budget along with an incentive and bonus laden deal to get it done ?