GREEN BAY WI - SEPTEMBER 19: Nick Barnett #56 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a defensive stop against the Buffalo Bills at Lambeau Field on September 19 2010 in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bills 34-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Yesterday, I posted about how there's a pretty good chance that Nick Barnett gets traded. Let's say, for the sake of having a whole lot of fun making stuff up, that Barnett is traded for a draft pick, maybe a third or fourth rounder. With Barnett gone, Ted Thompson has an additional $4+ million in salary cap room to work with in the next couple of seasons. That's money he can use to make a decent signing, whether that be retaining a departing player or signing a new free agent.
When the lockout ends, there are three key Packers contributors who will become free agents who are not locks to be re-signed. The regular readers of this site and most Packers fans already know who these players are: Daryn Colledge, James Jones and Cullen Jenkins.
So, what I ask of you, APC community, is this: What do you do with the extra cap money if Nick Barnett is traded for a draft pick? I'm giving you a bunch of options in a poll below, and I'd love to see your explanations for what you selected in the comments.
What are you doing with the cap room generated by a Nick Barnett trade?
Making sure Jenkins is re-signed above Jones, Colledge (478 votes)
Making sure Jones is re-signed above Jenkins, Colledge (206 votes)
Re-signing Colledge and a lower level free agent (144 votes)
Spending all of the money on a high-end FA, letting all three Packers walk (110 votes)
Spending the money on a couple of mid-level free agents (89 votes)
Saving the money for a rainy day (144 votes)
Wait, I'm still not okay with this whole trading Nick Barnett thing (85 votes)
1256 total votes