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Kirk Morrison is very available

Kirk Morrison Very Available

Kirk Morrison is very available Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 3, 2010 6:23 PM ET

Stanford Routt felt the Raiders love Wednesday despite starting only one game last year.

Middle linebacker Kirk Morrison, who has led the team in tackles for five straight seasons, was not so lucky.  Adam Schefter reports the team extended an "original pick" tender to Morrison, meaning any interested team would only have to give up a third-rounder if they signed him away.

Make no mistake, the Raiders would love for that to happen.

Morrison is due $2.5 million next season and would have made the exact same money if he got the second round tender.  (It's explained well here by the Oakland Tribune.)

Essentially, the Raiders placed a lower tender on Morrison despite no financial savings.  They wanted to create the highest chance for a trade and knew no one would give up a second-round pick for him

Morrison could get an offer sheet, and then everyone's happy.  If not, he'll have to return to a team he knows didn't want him back.

 

My father and I have gone back and forth on Morrison over the past month or so.  We love this guy but we arent sure how or if he would fit into the new 3-4 defense.  My thoughts are that usually a guy who can play all 3 downs and can rack up 100+ tackles each year is "usually" good enough to fit into most schemes.  With him only being tendered a 3rd round but already having been in the league and already proven, I would think it would be worth at least a look.

Thoughts?

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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