I've always wondered if JimBo didn't have an ulterior motive in the Casey signing.
Maybe he figured that what he was doing was booking himself close to $7 million a year with Sean Casey as the placeholder. Bowden surely had confidence in his ability to make a trade. Obviously the player market headed south and now it's not so easy to move Casey, but I can see where JimBo might have been as interested in preserving his player budget as he was in keeping Sean Casey.
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