NFL Combine Ramblings: Friday

  • What about Lance Moore? The Saints low-balled him big time today. If we went after him, we’d have to surrender a second-rounder, but his contract wouldn’t be too outrageous. Considering the price tags on acquiring Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree or T.J. Houshmandzadeh, picking up Moore might be worth it. Both Todd Haley’s offense and a young quarterback will require more than just one top-notch wide receiver. Last year Haley had three of them (Steve Breaston had a 1,000-yard season, folks). That’s especially true if we draft a Mark Sanchez or a Matt Stafford. Moore is a poor man’s Marvin Harrison, well, back when he was in his prime. From PFT:

According to Adam Caplan of, the Saints have extended a tender of $1.545 million to receiver Lance Moore.  If the Saints elect not to match any offer sheet signed by Moore, they’ll receive a second-round draft pick as compensation.Appearing in all 16 games and starting six of them, Moore caught 79 passes for 928 yards and ten touchdowns. As a result, we wouldn’t be surprised if another team makes a serious play for his services.

  • With Kurt Warner coming back to the Cardinals — c’mon, it looks like it is a done deal — will Matt Leinart want out? If so, would Haley have interest in the former first-round quarterback who knows his system? Something to think about. Especially since keeping Boldin, Karlos Dansby and Warner in the fold will take quite a toll on the Card’s cap.
  • If we move to the 3-4, could Bernard Pollard bulk up and play outside backer? Kind of like a bigger version of Adrian Wilson, I’m thinking. It’s at least worth some discussion. Especially with DaJaun Morgan waiting in the wings.
  • With Vernon Carey off the board, we absolutely have to look at Khalif Barnes. He’s available and would pair with Branden Albert to give us bookend tackles. Jon Stinchcomb is also available. He’s a bit older, but he will be less sought after and plays RT. Barnes plays LT. Stinchcomb probably won’t get a big offer from the Saints, who have been cheap so far this offseason.

That’s it for tonight. I’ll be back tomorrow with more combine coverage.

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