Here’s even more evidence why you have to take the legal tampering “interest,” in certain players with a grain of salt.
The Steelers clearly need to restock their secondary. Thus, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, they’ve “inquired about” cornerbacks including Alterraun Verner of the Titans, Captain Munnerlyn of the Panthers and Nolan Carroll of the Dolphins.
In other news, I am considering “inquiring about” a filet from the Capital Grille tonight, either that or perhaps running through the McDonald’s drive-thru for something off the value menu.
Verner figures to cash in on the suddenly inflated cornerback market, set by Brent Grimes and Sam Shields.
Munnerlyn had high hopes a year ago, but settled for a cut-rate one-year deal with the Panthers. Carroll is young and being replaced by more expensive parts.
So the fact they’re interested in players at vastly different price points should indicate a few things.
Yes, they need corners.
No, they probably can’t afford Verner, but might be interested in knowing which teams might.
And once he signs elsewhere, they can turn their attention back to the cheaper items on the menu.