Stephen Cooper will be out for 2-3 months with a torn biceps. This is one of the reasons that there was no interest in him from other teams this offseason. Now it is time to make a roster decision. Do we keep him on the roster and wait for him or do we just let him go on the IR for the rest of the year. We better be on the lookout for another linebacker to add to the mix!
Kirk Morrison is still available on the free agent market and the middle of the defense was having trouble slowing the running game against the Cowboys. Adding a starting middle backer could move Donald Butler to a backup role for the season and could give him more time to learn.
We need to have a strong group of linebackers in this division. The Raiders and the Chiefs plan on stuffing the ball down our throats with Jamaal Charles, Darren McFadden and Michael Bush, so we NEED to be ready! Kirk Morrison and Takeo Spikes in the middle of the defense makes a lot of sense! Can AJ make this happen somehow?!