Friday, February 29, 2008

Alge is Close to Signing!!!!

This according to the Atl Journal Constitution. According to his agent, they are in heavy negoitaions with the Hawks as we speak.

The deal should be completed by the weekend. We have been touting this signing on the site for several weeks. I for one am very happy and think it is a smart move. I will trade a kicker for a pro bowl tight end, any day. Even if he only has a few years in the tank.

What will be interesting to see is how much the deal is for. He was telling other teams 5 mil a year was what he wanted. However, as speculated here, it was the connection to Carlester, Ruskell, Mora, Kerney and probably the success of the Hawks that made the difference. I hope there is a discount involved, or maybe a shorter contract.

The other question is whether or not the Hawks will still look TE in the draft. Smart money is that they will, however it will probably be in a later round. This too is fine with me, as the position seems unusually deep this year.