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Fuggitabout Shaun Rodgers, what about Dwan Edwards?

Shaun Rogers has had a lot of discipline and weight issues in his past.  While I'm in favor of giving people extra chances whenever possible, giving up a draft pick for him (if he's even available at all, which might not be the case) seems unwise simply because we don't know which Shaun we'll get.  We could get the motivated one that looks the same way Grant looked like maybe he was going to have a good year after GW came to town.  Or we could get the 400 pound doughboy.  Or anything in between.  And after finally getting rid of Grant's horrid contract I'm a bit hesitant about risking going right back.

But we do need a good NT to team up next to our 3-technique DT rotation.  And frankly I think that's far more important than a "major" upgrade at OLB.  Just like a good pass rush makes the CBs look better, a good DL makes the LBs look better.  So why not look at Dwan Edwards?  True he's coming from a 3-4 NT position, but while the scheme is different the role he's being asked to fill is very similar.  He's strong and has been a great backup player for the Ravens for some years now.  He's very likely looking for more money than Scott Fujita has freed up for us under the Final Eight Plan, but sometimes the right fit can make things work out anyway even when the money isn't "perfect".  Coming from an aggressive and boisterous DC like Rex Ryan (one year removed perhaps, but still a huge part of his history) he might well fall in love with Gregg Williams at first sight.

Since nobody else has managed to sign him yet despite at least two FA visits, why don't we at least give him a call?

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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