Originally Posted by CrackerJack
Slight upgrade to Thorton...zzzzz.
Oh BTW the deal isn't official yet and Robertson's agent is denying the trade altogether.
Also giving up a 4th and 5th rounder is actually pretty pricey by today's standards. The Bengals' probably look at it, as two picks they don't have to pay, and can stash some money away in the trunk of Mike Brown's 1986 Lumina, when everyone forgets about that, and Hobson will be forced to quote the same rookie pool amount on Bengals.com, as if they drafted in every round.
Although, they'll get compensatory picks this year, so this isn't too much to give up for an average DT ultimately.
Hes more than a slight upgrade. Hes not a NT that NY has been playing him at, and a switch to 4-3 will help him a lot.
Robertsons agent isnt denying the deal he said its premature. Which pretty much means they havent worked out a contract yet.
Actually for a former 1st round pick thats 26 years old id say 4th and a 5th is a lot better price than a 3 and a 5 for a 30 year old to be guy with tons of extra baggage and already has faced 1 4 game suspension from the league.