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ardeo 14-03-2013 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Can't pretend I'm annoyed as it was always on the cards. Can't pay $6m a year to the 3rd option on the team. Amendola, Edelman and a speedster in the draft and I'm happy.

How about 6.1m? Seems a strange deal all round, giving up proven production over potential production with some injury concerns.

Do you really need Edelman now? Agree with the need of the speedster!

Satisfying from the Eagles so far, although slightly surprised by the cutting of DRC, showed glimpses of ability and could have done a job. Presume it must have been partly an attitude thing, looks like Chip is keen on getting good attitude players in anyway.

pauldrulez 14-03-2013 10:53 AM

Edelman is a great punt returner, and between him and Amendola (5 years you get than Welker and can play outside as proven when healthy last year), they have the slot sewn up.

Pats could play 3 TE's now they have Ballard. Hernandez is pretty much a WR anyway

kayjay 14-03-2013 07:22 PM

Ex AFL star Saverio Rocca turning 40, punting for the Skins again this season.

Strathclyde Eagle 14-03-2013 07:27 PM

Quite glad I don't have to feel guilty about liking Wes Welker any more. Seems like a good guy, suspect he has left New England with the best wishes of his former team-mates.

Would be interested to know if Larry Izzo still speaks to him though.

Funk Butter 14-03-2013 07:27 PM

I guess the arms race in the NFC West makes sense. Get all these salaries for the next couple of years while you can, before you have to pay your QB.

Funk Butter 14-03-2013 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Quite glad I don't have to feel guilty about liking Wes Welker any more. Seems like a good guy, suspect he has left New England with the best wishes of his former team-mates.

Would be interested to know if Larry Izzo still speaks to him though.

Word on the street was the Patriots offered him $3M a year. Not sure for how many years, but that is basically telling him to kick rocks.

pauldrulez 14-03-2013 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter
Word on the street was the Patriots offered him $3M a year. Not sure for how many years, but that is basically telling him to kick rocks.

They offered 5, then matched the offer (but not guaranteed), but WW was pissed off about last year and not getting a big offer up front.

Was offered $16m for 2 years last year, fully guaranteed though

Funk Butter 14-03-2013 10:45 PM

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The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a three-year contract with free-agent running back Steven Jackson on Thursday, the team announced on its Twitter account.

The Falcons had released running back Michael Turner, the team's starter last season, before the start of free agency.
Not an earth-shattering announcement, but I think rules out a RB for the Falcons until late in the draft.

EDIT: Contract is $12M for 3 years w/ $4M guaranteed.

SteveyHawking 15-03-2013 12:28 AM

I like Chip Kelly concentrating on the defense in Philly. Kenny Phillips from the Giants instantly upgrades the safety position despite injury concerns and Ravens cornerback Cary Williams also helps out with an inexperienced and frankly pretty poor set of corners. Coupled with Chung and Fletcher things are looking a lot rosier for the defensive backs. I'm liking the signing of Connor Barwin from the Texans to help with the 3-4 pass rush too.

I'd expect a free agent on the offensive line next and then we can go to the draft picking the best player on the board as opposed to filling holes and potentially reaching for players.

Funk Butter 15-03-2013 01:05 AM

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/90...ntract-fallout

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The cap, which will be at $123 million for the 2013 league year, has only grown 2.2 percent in the two years since the new CBA was struck in July of 2011. And yet, the flood of veteran talent that's now hit the market is pricing itself based on old expectations of deals that were handed out when the cap was still growing at a clip of about 8.6 percent between 1999 and 2009. But nobody is more guilty of the high self-appraisals than quarterbacks (though Darrelle Revis' conceit about wanting to be the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL though he's now rehabbing an ACL tear comes close).
So would the Ravens be better had they let Flacco walk and make Tyrod Taylor the QB?

pauldrulez 15-03-2013 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by SteveyHawking
I like Chip Kelly concentrating on the defense in Philly. Kenny Phillips from the Giants instantly upgrades the safety position despite injury concerns and Ravens cornerback Cary Williams also helps out with an inexperienced and frankly pretty poor set of corners. Coupled with Chung and Fletcher things are looking a lot rosier for the defensive backs. I'm liking the signing of Connor Barwin from the Texans to help with the 3-4 pass rush too.

I'd expect a free agent on the offensive line next and then we can go to the draft picking the best player on the board as opposed to filling holes and potentially reaching for players.

Chung stinks

oz_da II 15-03-2013 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Chung stinks

Watch out for fake punts from the Eagles next season...

Edenbridge Eagle In Exile 15-03-2013 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Chung stinks

Not initially Paul ...... And he's back with Chip ..... The Oregon Connection ..... Still even if he stinks he's still better than Allen and Coleman!!!!! The Chuckle Brothers!!!! :moo:

pauldrulez 15-03-2013 08:44 AM

Pats had to convert a CB and a WR (Slater) to play Safety the last 2 years due to his ineptness.

He's Brandon Meriweather without the occasional playmaking moments

SteveyHawking 15-03-2013 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Edenbridge Eagle In Exile
Not initially Paul ...... And he's back with Chip ..... The Oregon Connection ..... Still even if he stinks he's still better than Allen and Coleman!!!!! The Chuckle Brothers!!!! :moo:

Exactly. Kurt Coleman is awful and only plays well against the Redskins. The amount of missed tackles and blown coverage in the last couple of years from him and Allen is truly shocking so Chung and Phillips are a major upgrade. Glad we resigned Colt Anderson though as he's a decent player especially on special teams.

pauldrulez 15-03-2013 06:16 PM

http://twitter.com/MissGFY/status/31...313216/photo/1

jazman 15-03-2013 07:23 PM

Didn't this same thing happen with Philly before? Loads of free agent acquisitions and self proclamations coming to nothing .... ;)

As for Dallas, it's a worry. The cap position isn't great and the offloads are a clear indication that we want to do some good business in the draft. Therefore, cannot see us taking anything in free agency. Rumour has it we may not be able to keep hold of Bryant when his deal is there for the taking ...

ardeo 15-03-2013 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
Didn't this same thing happen with Philly before? Loads of free agent acquisitions and self proclamations coming to nothing .... ;)

As for Dallas, it's a worry. The cap position isn't great and the offloads are a clear indication that we want to do some good business in the draft. Therefore, cannot see us taking anything in free agency. Rumour has it we may not be able to keep hold of Bryant when his deal is there for the taking ...

That was different, that was big money big names, this is filling some desperate needs due to a change in defensive system with some solid looking players. No one is getting much money, Barwin is getting the most at $36 million over 6 years, but he'll only get around $4 million a year for the first 3.

I'm looking forward to what is a complete rebuilding year under Chip Kelly with no expecations at all. Although obviously I'd like to see us win at least 4 games.

Cowboys seem to have made as many cuts as the Eagles but don't seem to have made many signings, there are still some role players out there though going pretty cheap. Whose your new DC after the end of Rob Ryan?

Steamy 15-03-2013 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
Didn't this same thing happen with Philly before? Loads of free agent acquisitions and self proclamations coming to nothing .... ;)

As for Dallas, it's a worry. The cap position isn't great and the offloads are a clear indication that we want to do some good business in the draft. Therefore, cannot see us taking anything in free agency. Rumour has it we may not be able to keep hold of Bryant when his deal is there for the taking ...

I don't think Jerry will move for free agents unless it's going to be a game changer. Time is running out for the Romo era - we need to do something next season. So I think you're right, Cowboys will be looking to the Draft and building for 2 to 3 seasons down the line.

Bryant either infuriates me or amazes me, it changes every week. Might not be a bad thing to lose him...at least we won't have to pay for 24 hour minders! I saw Beasley play against the Redskins and, while he's far too small at the moment, he is an option as a 3rd WR (in the way Austin was, his breathrough year) and should get better. Stick with Austin and Witten as Romo has confidence in them. The number of times Bryant and Romo seem to be at eachother's throats when it goes wrong is worrying...better for the team perhaps if Dez moves on.

Funk Butter 15-03-2013 09:56 PM

Plus aren't Dallas still dealing with the punishment for the dodgy contract reworks during the uncapped year, so they have less money to spend?


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