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Trade options for OL

With the failure to get Brandon Moore to sign and with Jason Garett's statement that they are keeping all options open I was thinking of some options at his disposal. The way I see it here are his options, in no particular order. 1. He can stand pat and hope (pray?) that the improved play of the OL in the Raider game is a sign if things to come and not an anomaly, and that there are no more injuries. 2. He can pursure one of the other verteran Guards on the FA market. There are some considerable questions in most peoaples minds about any of these guys being a clear upgrade over the current crop. 3. He can try and package a player or pick for an established OG from a team with some depth. This could be done now, or more likely later in the pre-season as teams determine what they have available, which would also give him a little more time to evaluate the in house options. As I was thinking about the trade possibility I was trying to decide what would be palatable, at least to me, to warrant making a deal. Of course, it's easy to say give someone a 7th rounder for a guy, but that may not be realistic, especially if we have injuries and the other team knows we are in more of a need. It got me to thinking, if we have to give up something extra what would it be? Usually you try and take from your strength and add to a weakness. Given that our apparent strenghts are RB, WR, LB and CB what would be fair? Naturally, it would depend on the player coming back to us. Woul you be willing to part with someone like Dunbar or Tanner to a RB needy team? How about Moore/Scandrick to a team in need of a CB? Or maybe you offer someone like the loder of the Sims/Durant battle at LB? To make an offer of any of those guys you'd have to be pretty darned sure that the younger guys would be able to step up if needed, but if you were of the mindset that a GOOD OG was going to be the difference in making a deep run would you make the deal? So, would a player like any of the above we worth giving up to get a player who could come in and START at G?

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