Re: Darnell Dockett
We couldn't take on his contract. His cap hit of 7.7 million dollars next year makes sure we can't sign anyone else in free agency (running back, wide receiver) and would have trouble once again balancing the cap. Cuts of bigger name guys would have to be made, and this ensures we can't bring back guys like Lewis and Wallace. Getting rid of Polamalu would seem reasonable in terms of cap space at that point as well. From there, in 2014 it would be 8.75 and in 2015, 9.8. I mean, we just don't have the money to invest in that kind of player, especially if he's on the wrong side of 30.
He's good, but he's not that good. If we were talking about someone like JPP, it'd be a different story.