I have reviewed all the 2012 free agents. Some good and some great players are available.
I doubt Scott Pioli will make many moves in free agency next year because he wants to build withing and through the draft.
However, I think Mr. Pioli needs to sign NT Paul Soliai .
The Miami Dolphins placed a franchise tag on him this year, which pays him $12 million for one year. He will be a free agent next year.
His stats are underwhelming. Two sacks in five years. But he brings anger, strength and athletism to the middle of our defense. He's 6' 4" and 355 pounds.
I think our defense is close to being elite. It's lacking a good, solid nosetackle.(and an inside linebacker) Kelly Gregg has been solid this year but he's in the twilight of his career. Jerrell Powe showed flashed in the post season and he and Soliai could be the 1-2 punch at nose tackle for the next five years.