2009 who do you keep? in NFL Draft and Free Agency Posted October 18, 2008 JMO on Brooking, but it makes too much sense to keep him next year.Either way, cut or keep, his salary is on the books. Keep him & we pay him, cut him and it's a cap hit for the same amount. So, worst case, keep Brooking and let it be a legit battle for the starter position on the weak side. If he doesn't win the starting job, then he'll be a backup, and he's still pretty solid for a backup.Well I would give Brooking the option of restructiong his contract and adding maybe a year at a reduce rate of coarse or cutting him because by my last count he was in the top five for lbs in pay not play. Either way I believe we already have Brooking's replacement on roster now Nicholas and I am pretty sure we will draft a SS this year so they both maybe gone this offseason.