In 7 years of Professional Football Bob Sanders has never played a full 16 game season, the closest he has ever come, is 15 games in 2007 his Defensive Player of the Year Season, and 2005 when he played in 14 games. That being said however. It might make sense for the Hawks to try to sign him to an incentive laden deal, based on games played. For one if healthy the combination of Bob Sanders + Earl Thomas at the safety spots would be a huge upgrade to our overall defense, and if he got injured again, not a big deal we would just be, well where we are right now. Even if injured he could help coach Thomas, and Chancellor develop into solid safeties...
Here are some other free agent options at the Safety spot:
Current Team: Philadelphia Eagles
2010 Stats: 88 tackles, 15 pass breakups, 3 INT
Value: The Eagles defense is a shell of what it once was under Jim Johnson. But Mikell had a third consecutive fine season in 2010. His age (30) will put off some teams, but he should attract plenty of interest. And with the Eagles potentially breaking the bank to pay for Michael Vick (and Kevin Kolb) they might not be able to afford him.
Brodney Pool, S
Current Team: New York Jets
2010 Stats: 53 tackles, 11 pass breakups, 1 INT
He had a decent year in 2010 but someone will sign him based on the numbers he put up a few years back with Cleveland: nine interceptions from 2007-09.
Roman Harper, S
Current Team: New Orleans Saints
2010 Stats: 98 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 INT
Value: Harper cost himself a lot of money in free agency by playing so poorly in the loss to Seattle last week. But he did have a great season in Gregg Williams' super-aggressive offense.
One afternoon won't ruin four years of great play, so the 2009 Pro Bowler will easily find a home.
Dawan Landry, S
Current Team: Baltimore Ravens
2010 Stats: 111 tackles, 4 pass breakups, 1 INT
Value: Beside Ed Reed, Landry doesn't have that many opportunities to pick off passes: Reed probably beats him to the ball. But Landry is a sure tackler and a vital part of that outstanding Baltimore defense.
He plays the run as well as anyone on that unit and can contribute covering slot receivers.
Erik Coleman, S
Current Team: Atlanta Falcons
2010 Stats: 20 tackles, 0 pass breakups, 0 INT
Value: Good run defender. Sure tackler. Has good instincts and diagnoses plays well. Avoids mistakes.
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