Now that Cleveland have settle their Head coaching position and that Shurmur is now rounding out his staff, rumor has it that he's inclined to switch to a 4-3 scheme. They are even considering Dick Jauron as DC.
This means that some of their guys will not fit schematically. Given our glaring needs on on the Defensive side of the ball, I suspect that we'll be potential suitors for 1-2 of those Cleveland misfits.
From what I can see Matt Roth (OLB) at 6'4" 275lbs is coming off his best year of his career (86 tackles, 3.5 sacks). He's a free agent in 2011 and I doubt they resign him if they intend on switching to a 4-3.
Another LB going into free agency is Jason Trusnik, who shows promise as an outside backer.
Then there's the big guy, the big kahuna! Shawn Rogers. I know many will say that he's getting old and that he's always had issues battling weight and having the stamina to finish games. I wonder if we had a guy like that for sure run plays, which would let us move Kyle around. Nobody can argue that if you can afford to use rogers sparingly, he's a big man that really block's out the sunlight and he makes it incredibly difficult for teams to run up the middle. Slide Williams to DE on the strong side and now we're in business! Just a thought. And I doubt that Rogers would get a ton of money at this point in his career. I sort of compare him to Grady Jackson or Sam Adams, both became situational assets late in their careers. I know we have Troup, but he still has a ways to go before he's considered effective in the run game. Letting him develop behind Rogers might not be bad.
Food for thought. If Jauron actually does get the job and converts them to a 4-3, there are some opportunities to improve our team, especially with Roth.