I'm not sure how much cap space we have left, but I'm assuming it's around $1.5-2 million, just based off the recent signings.
And usually 2 million is what teams try to go into the season with as emergency money. Also remember that we'll likely need an excess of $3 million or more to sign our rookies. SO that means that we will probably need to restructure some contracts or possibly cut people in June. But I suspect the former, since McKay has already indicated they are working on restructuring some deals. It would seem Kerney is in place to get a contract extension, because his contract runs out after 2006.
Dunn and Weiner could restructure their deals to give us a little more cap relief if need be.
But should the Falcons continue to add depth in free agency, or should they just stand pat and just wait for the draft?
All the starting positions are filled. The current roster is good enough to think that we don't need to add anymore starters. Of course, there are questions on the OL, S, and DT on whether certain individuals are good enough to start or should start, but they all have starting experience, so it's not a total unknown.
But considering our cap constraints, any moves we make between now and April or whenever deals are restructured/extended, will most likely have to be bottom rung players for minimum-level money. Which most likely means we'll only be adding depth.
So the question becomes, if we're only adding depth, what's better for it: pricey veterans or free undrafted rookies? Because of the Top 51 salaries, almost any undrafted player we sign is basically going to be like adding a player for free. But any veteran that has a salary of $305,000 or above is likely going to cost us some on the cap.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.