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steelblood
03-19-2012, 12:34 PM
With some of the recent FA signings, some teams once thought to potentially have interest no longer have the need (and in some cases cap space). Still there are some legitimate possibilities. To be clear, I don't think it will happen, but the possibility exists for these clubs.

The main contenders are the Bengals and the Broncos in my opinion. These teams both have about 40 million in cap space.

Broncos-This possibility is completely contingent on Peyton coming to Denver. If the Broncos sign Peyton Manning they will be looking for weapons for him. Currently their starting WRs are Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas with only Jason Hill, no names, and Tyler Grisham behind them. Wallace would be a great addition to this team that already has a decent offensive line and defense. If you are going to invest in Peyton Manning, you'd better be sure he has some weapons to throw to. They could afford Wallace and giving up the 25th pick. If they get Peyton, they will spend to the cap to win now. They know his window for a championship won't be open long.

Bengals-Certainly, Wallace is a vertical outside the numbers player and so is A.J. Green. This may look like a redundancy and poor business (to wrap up too much money in WRs). But, looking at Green's contract (4 yr 19.6 million) they really don't have that much wrapped up in him for the foreseeable future. Also, Dalton is a great bargain for the next 3 seasons. The Bengals have a ton of cap space and this would be a huge public relations/ticket selling/marketing tool. Folks here in the Cincinnati area HATE the Steelers. The Bengals will need to get to the cap next season as per the new CBA. Signing Wallace is well within their means, provides them with an exciting high scoring product to put on the field, and weakens their bitter rivals. Imagine, Wallace and Green on the outside, Jordan Shipley in the slot, and Gresham at TE. That is pretty impressive.

Less likely contenders...

Patriots. They now have Llyod and Welker. They still have the means. But, I don't see it happening. If it were more of a need and Brady threw a great deep ball (which he doesn't), I'd think it was a much greater possibility.

49ers. Harbaugh is nuts. The Moss contract is a no risk deal. If he signs Manning and he stays healthy, he could assemble perhaps the greatest offense in the league with the addition of Wallace. This is very unlikely. But, it is possible.

Anyone else I'm missing?

steelblood
03-19-2012, 12:43 PM
Update. Denver just moved up a few pegs as they signed the dude with the bumb neck.

BO-BO
03-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Well with Manning going to Denver, they may go for Wallace to give Manning a deep threat, or on the other hand, they may have used up their cap space in signing Manning.

Crash
03-19-2012, 03:26 PM
Broncos have $40 mil in room. They have the cap room.

Oviedo
03-19-2012, 03:45 PM
Broncos have $40 mil in room. They have the cap room.

They will have the cap room to sign Manning plus 3 other guys. Not a problem if they want Wallace and they could sign him to a big enough contract that we couldn't match.

You ahve to figure if they want Manning's old buddies like Saturday and Clark they will sign for less to get the band back to together.

BO-BO
03-19-2012, 04:11 PM
Broncos have $40 mil in room. They have the cap room.

Yeah I just read what they had in cap rooom, they could definitely outbid the Steelers. That would give them Wallace, Thomas, and Clark. That's a good group of receivers.

RuthlessBurgher
03-19-2012, 04:19 PM
Don't forget that the Broncos also have Eric Decker as well. Decker and Thomas are both going into their 3rd season (like Brown and Sanders here) and Decker outperformed Thomas last season (44-612-8 vs. 32-551-4...and remember, these numbers will need to be adjusted severely for Tebow to Manning inflation). Sure, Peyton's top targets throughout his career were Harrison and Wayne, but he did always seem to have a white guy like Decker to throw to as well (Brandon Stokley, Dallas Clark, Austin Collie, Blair White, etc.).

steelblood
03-19-2012, 04:45 PM
Don't forget that the Broncos also have Eric Decker as well. Decker and Thomas are both going into their 3rd season (like Brown and Sanders here) and Decker outperformed Thomas last season (44-612-8 vs. 32-551-4...and remember, these numbers will need to be adjusted severely for Tebow to Manning inflation). Sure, Peyton's top targets throughout his career were Harrison and Wayne, but he did always seem to have a white guy like Decker to throw to as well (Brandon Stokley, Dallas Clark, Austin Collie, Blair White, etc.).

Eric Decker will be a nice possession guy for him. Decker is a good effort guy who uses his size well in the red zone. But, with Thomas, Decker, and Wallace, Peyton could really dominate if given enough time and if he remains healthy. It certainly should be tempting for the Broncos to explore signing Wallace to an offer sheet. Their window for a Super Bowl could be relatively short.

Oviedo
03-19-2012, 05:14 PM
Eric Decker will be a nice possession guy for him. Decker is a good effort guy who uses his size well in the red zone. But, with Thomas, Decker, and Wallace, Peyton could really dominate if given enough time and if he remains healthy. It certainly should be tempting for the Broncos to explore signing Wallace to an offer sheet. Their window for a Super Bowl could be relatively short.

Didn't Harrison take out Decker's knee last year? Did he have surgery?

Eddie Spaghetti
03-19-2012, 05:24 PM
harrison most certainly didn't "take out" deckers knee.

it was a clean hit in fidels eyes, and I dont believe it caused surgery.

ikestops85
03-19-2012, 05:36 PM
Don't forget that the Broncos also have Eric Decker as well. Decker and Thomas are both going into their 3rd season (like Brown and Sanders here) and Decker outperformed Thomas last season (44-612-8 vs. 32-551-4...and remember, these numbers will need to be adjusted severely for Tebow to Manning inflation). Sure, Peyton's top targets throughout his career were Harrison and Wayne, but he did always seem to have a white guy like Decker to throw to as well (Brandon Stokley, Dallas Clark, Austin Collie, Blair White, etc.).

Was Blair white or was that just his name :confused:

RuthlessBurgher
03-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Was Blair white or was that just his name :confused:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4060/5156743295_91b9e17e8d_z.jpg

Chadman
03-19-2012, 06:33 PM
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4060/5156743295_91b9e17e8d_z.jpg

Geez- he's blindingly white, isn't he?