From bluetongue over at cranky.
BP said on the radio today (no link jander): irsay wanted a plan to keep 93 and 87 BEFORE signing corey simon. bp said he ran the numbers to keep both, THEN added in simon's contract and it all worked....and irsay was happy.
now of course take it with a grain of salt because 1. things can change (injury, draft etc) 2. i doubt bp would say outright we can't sign either player. at the very least he would say "it'll be tough, we'll see."--which he didn't do.