First things first, check out Trade Deadline Thread by mooseknuckles41, to see where i started from. Kinda new to SB Nation, so i dont know how to link it in.
I'm not trying to cut around the thread opened earlier about Deadline deals, but I thought i would add in a poll and my opinion in a fanpost, and see what you all thought about it. I have a couple different players I think we could use and how would could get them.
First off, Shawne Merriman. I think he would be an awesome pickup at OLB, and could really beef up the defense. If we add him, it would give JL less attention and give our LB rotation a boost. I remember seeing a rumor that the chargers are cutting him when he gets healthy, so we wouldn't have to give any compensation either. The only problem is that we would have to pay him the money he has been looking for, which could very well be one of the best LB contracts in the NFL, and our payroll is starting to climb with the 2nd, 2nd, and the 1st overall picks in the last 3 years.
In a perfect world, i would like to see us add slaton for either of the trades mentioned earlier...5th for him and 6th, or just 6th for slaton, pick up merriman for the right price, and maybe add a Veteran WR, or FA. I was also thinking about how much we could use Antonio Bryant, if he isnt demanding much money, which he shouldn't. So I'll leave up this poll and see which you guys think we should go for, if only one.
P.S. there may be some errors in here, had to hurry and write it up between classes.