To a degree sure, but unless one believes Grier and Flores to be completely incompetent, they (mainly Grier) HAD TO KNOW that allowing Minkah's agent to seek out trade offers with an official endorsement would become public knowledge and fodder. This tells me that Grier knows exactly what you say, and what GardenHead's sig indicates, that not everyone would make it to the end. And that he's fine with it. We still have guys like Baker and Howard who seem to be all in, and seem to WANT the responsibility of leading this team once we start really adding pieces. Those who aren't ready for that, we are prepared to move on from. I also wonder if this means Flores didn't really see Minkah as a great fit. While I can't really speak to it as an expert, if there is one thing I am learning in Detroit watching Patricia build the Lions, is that the defense they want requires specific pieces and roles, and if you don't fit that, you're expendable. Perhaps Minkah just isn't a good fit for what we want or need.