Because Sharper is expected to sign a $17.5 million deal that includes a $1.5 million signing bonus, the club is not tying up a lot of future money in a 30-year-old player.
The deal keeps the door open for a return by linebacker Chad Brown, who will be 35 in July and is scheduled to make $4.2 million this year as part of the five-year, $28.5 million contract he signed in 2002.
That seemed unlikely late last week, because Brown had declined to take a pay cut to $1 million for this season and the club needed to free money under its salary cap to sign Sharper.
But Brown's agent, Peter Shaffer, faxed an attractive counterproposal to the club yesterday.
"I haven't been told by them that it's a done deal I won't be back, and it's not a done deal on my part, either," Brown said from his home near Denver. "We'll see what happens."
Looks like Chad Brown will probably stay afterall...our LB corps, if healthy, went from weak, to solid...since Sharper is not getting too much, its a good chance to see Brown in Blue uniforms next year...my, has momentum shifted...
are the Rams pooping themselves or what?
both the PI and Rotoworld reported that...
UPDATE: The Times reports that Antonio Cochran has a chance of being cut, as he is due $2 million...my firm belief is that we will draft a DE, espcially within the first two rounds...and either start him or put him in the depth chart, give or take Bryce Fisher...thus warranting Cochran being released after the draft (then again...we need a decent 4th DE)