Jamar Fletcher had a solid season for San Diego in 2005, surpassing Davis on the depth chart, getting time in the nickel package and covering the slot receiver. He remained aggressive and cut down on the penalties that hounded him in past years.
The conundrum for the Fletcher camp had been Sammy Davis but that hurdle has been cast aside.
Yet, other issues remain:
The San Diego Chargers are leaning towards a cornerback on the first day of the NFL Draft, meaning Fletcher may seek options elsewhere.
Also, Fletcher was inactive early in 2005, which may have left a sour taste in his mouth – especially after dominating throughout much of training camp.
There are four teams in the mix for his services with Atlanta appearing to be the favorite.
Secondary coach Brian Stewart did place a call to Fletcher this week in an attempt to lure him back to the Bolts. At this point, however, the market for his services remains strong and Fletcher may be headed elsewhere.
The Fletcher camp remains in contact with chief negotiator Ed McGuire and they could find common ground when money comes into play but it remains unlikely at this point.