So what happens with Ernie? We had him signed to a 1 year $700k contract last year but I don't think we'll get him for the same price this year. He played well considering that he fell out of the sky right into a starting job, I would actually put him ahead of Connor on the depth chart and would prefer to see him back, I think he has more upside. So first question is what does he cost? Second question is what happened to him. Looking at his stats he was an outstanding LB his first 3 years in the league, but his forth year he fell off and only started 11 games, was he injured? Then for whatever reason he was pretty much stolen the following year in a three way trade involving Philly, Detroit and Denver and has never played the same since. Hopefully we see him to improve more next year and gets back to his old ways. Did something happen before he left Detroit? He was the 9th overall pick in the 2006 draft had 3 good years followed by one bad year and was pretty much thrown away at that point. To me it sounds as if something went down behind the scenes.