Eric Edholm, senior editor at Pro Football Weekly, ran a story yesterday in which he discussed the future of Redskins CB Carlos Rogers. Our friends at Bleeding Green Nation had previously detailed how Rogers can't wait to get out of Washington. It appears that Rogers would like to remain in the NFC East with either the Cowboys or the Eagles, as he thinks "it would be fun to play against the Redskins twice a year."
Edholm argues that both the Cowboys and Eagles, who are popular favorites to go after Nnamdi Asomugha, could have Rogers as an alternative plan. Rogers is an unrestricted free agent this year, regardless of how a new CBA turns out. Edholm speculates that since the Redskins don't currently have an adequate replacement on their roster, they might go after Terence Newman if the Cowboys sign a top corner.
At this stage, this is nothing more than pure speculation. Dave wrote yesterday that "it sounds like Newman is being thrown under the bus by multiple sources. That $8 million salary and his age, 33, could work against him." At the same time, the Redskins look to be back to their big spending ways: "We prepared for various options and will be able to be as aggressive as any team in the league based on what the rules are," Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen told the Washington Post on Friday. It's unlikely that anyone would be willing to trade for Newman's contract, but you never know with the Redskins. However, if Newman were cut in Dallas, he might be a viable option in D.C.
If the Cowboys were to sign a starting corner in free agency, what should the Cowboys do with Newman: cut him, or keep him, just in case Mike Jenkins can't find his 2009 mojo?