Re: Mendenhall's contract
I liken it to the Wallace situation.
I foresee him getting a decent offer, but he could get a lot more elsewhere. Redman and/or Dwyer could take his place (not that they are better, but simply, they would be more cost effective). Plus, there is Batch (who is "eh") and Rainey (who is good, but small). Lastly, Haley likes the "RB by committee" approach... which means that he'd rather have three or four good RBs than one great RB.
In the end, the decision will be Droppy's:
Sign for less money.
Go elsewhere for more.