If YOung doesn't tickle yoru fancy, then what about Kevin Carter? He still has some DE quickness. He had 6 sacks lining up mostly at DT this past year. Still not satisfied? How about Dan Wilkinson, Kimo von Oelhoffen, Jason Fisk, or Gerard Warren? All are potential cap cuts and all have experience playing the nose position. Now before you sound off on me about how Warren is a turd, I will say that he has never played beside a linemate that resembles Rod Coleman in Cleveland, although I think Orpheus Roye is solid, but he's no Coleman. Warren, if in a steady rotation at NT with Lavalais could be a very productive player.
I didn't watch any 'Niner games this season (including ours... wasn't televised here
) so I don't know if Young is still a player I'd like to have. I wouldn't want him signed unless he played for a near vet minimum contract with a fairly low bonus. We can give him all the incentives we want to, though, and I wouldn't mind. I just want to make sure the guy isn't going to make three times what he's earning.
Wilkinson would be okay, depending on the contract.I really don't have an opinion on Fisk. I like Kimo, but if we're going to try for a Pitt defensive lineman, let's make a deal for Casey Hampton
Warren is just like Hovan IMO. He's a dramatic underachiever that we don't need here in ATL. I feel someone will want to take a chance on him and give him a decent contract, and there's no way I'd want us in competition for that. If we're going to do that, we may as well free up some more cap space and make a run at Shaun Rogers. At least he shows up to earn his paycheck.