Now comes the question, should we bring him onto the roster? ABSOLUTELY!
When you have a chance to bring in that type of talent on the roster with big time motivation, you can take that rental. It would be at least a rental, but could turn into a huge thing for the team. If you bring him in on a one-year deal, then he gets his opportunity to prove himself and we get the benefits of his play during the season. If he doesn’t work out, then we aren’t hooked in on a long-term deal.
Why wouldn’t you want that type of talent on the offense? Why would you say no to a player that is motivated to prove their worth?
We have other needs on the roster. We have needs on defense, but there are not going to be many opportunities to sign a player of this caliber for a “low cost” deal. We still have draft picks to use. We still have some money to work with.
Have you seen what corners have been signing deals for? Sam Shields just got a boat-load of money to stay with the Packers. The other free agent corners are going to look to make a good amount of money as well. We may have to rely on a rookie corner in the coming season. Luckily Tom Telesco has shown that he can make good draft picks.
I would love Hakeem Nicks on this roster Just imagine this on the roster: