We can afford to pay CJ. Locker is not going to get even half what VY got as a rookie contract so we are not going to be short of money. The Panthers just screwed us over in terms of leverage by over paying De Angelo Williams. I have real problem with us paying: Jovan Haye $4million Chris Hope $6.5 million Nate Washington $4.5 million Justin Gage $3.5 million Marques Douglas $1.25 million Washington and Gage don't deserve that remuneration IMO but replacing them would likely cost more. It's frustrating looking back at some of the crap players we've overpaid over the years. We rarely break the bank to go out and get a star free agent and we rarely break the bank to keep our best free agents. CJ is asking for money early but Darrelle Revis set a precedent for that last year. I have no problem in paying a known quantity like CJ to keep him here and happy during his best years.