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  • TJ with a take on CJ

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3351518

    Thats an article I found during my daily Bengals news search.

    Basically what its saying is TJ is telling the Bengals to get rid of CJ before he becomes a major problem.

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    Pretty brave of him to come out and say it like that, in a good way of course. If the right offer comes along we should let him go in the summer before camp.

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    • #3
      hell he should be gone by draft day imo. im sure there are some teams in wide out need. Minnesota, Jags, Broncos.

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      • #4
        I love TJ.

        Anyway, we should trade him for high picks in next years draft imo, theres great talent coming in next year.

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        • #5
          I wish Michael Crabtree was eligible for next years draft. then i would cry over thought of drafting him haha

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
            I wish Michael Crabtree was eligible for next years draft. then i would cry over thought of drafting him haha
            I think he is O.o

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            • #7
              I thought he was a Fresh this year? Its been too long since football. im losing touch with reality. NBA and hockey? need....foootbaaaaallll

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              • #8
                The higher the draft pick the better.

                Seriously, like I've said I love the stand of saying, "You're signed here, this isn't negotiable" but I don't want him around anymore.

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                • #9
                  Chad to Dallas for #28 and a player to be named later....
                  Choices: Carp, Akin, maybe Spears Ive heard tossed around

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                  • #10
                    Just to clarify, I was "hypothisizing" out loud

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                    • #11
                      I am pretty fed up with him myself. If it was plausible to trade him, I would be all for it. I am not entirely sure why if we trade him we take a cap hit... I dont know all the trade rules and such. If people are saying Brian Urlacher is worth a first and a third rounder if he gets traded, I think Chad is equally worth that. Now would we be able to sign those players? Maybe not =(

                      I agree with PalmerToTJ on this. They need to stick to their guns...tell him play or sit. But then again I am pretty tired of CJ too. I want him gone as well.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by StripedWalrus View Post
                        I am not entirely sure why if we trade him we take a cap hit... I dont know all the trade rules and such.
                        you know what, I don't know all the rules either, but I think he was offered X amount of money, and garunteed no matter what happened at least Y would be paid of it. And so he has 8 million dollars left in garunteed money that we pay chad no matter what and thus, if we trade him we don't need to pay his whole contract, but we do have to pay the garunteed money.

                        or... I could be wrong, someone feel free to correct me.

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                        • #13
                          itd be great if he was willing to negotiate that. if he wants out enough he can void that to get out of town.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by themaninblack View Post
                            itd be great if he was willing to negotiate that. if he wants out enough he can void that to get out of town.
                            This has been on my mind as well. If a player wants out of a contract so bad or off of a team so bad and doesnt want to honor the contract they signed...why should the team still have to pay that player the rest of the gauranteed money? I know it is called "gauranteed" money for a reason but part of the reason the gauranteed money would be so high for a certain player would be because the team expects that player to be around during the length of the agreed upon contract. If that makes any sense...

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                            • #15
                              I, like the rest of you don't completely understand how the cap and whatnot would work out so I can't verify this but it was posted on PFT (so take it for what it's worth) and I found it to be very interesting...

                              Whenever the possibility of trading Chad Johnson comes up, Mark Curnutte of the Cincinnati Enquirer crows about the supposedly crippling cap hit that the Bengals would take if they were to trade or release Johnson.

                              Again on Wednesday, Curnutte asserts that “the club can simply not afford to trade the wide receiver or terminate his contract.”

                              Curnutte continues to point to an $8 million cap hit that the Bengals would take. But Curnutte also continues to minimize and/or overlook a couple of key facts.

                              First, the June 1 rule permits the cap charge to be spread over two seasons. If Johnson is traded or released after June 1, the dead money in 2008 will be considerably smaller, apparently in the neighborhood of $3 million. He also can be cut now, with the move designated as a post-June 1 transaction.

                              Second, since the Bengals would avoid Johnson’s $3 million base salary for 2008 (and his $250,000 workout bonus, which they’ve presumably already been relieved from paying due to his failure to report for voluntary offseason workouts), it’s a wash in 2008 dollars.

                              Third, any cap hit in 2009 would be offset by $4.75 million in salary and workout bonus that the Bengals wouldn’t have to pay to Johnson next year.

                              Third, Curnutte makes his claims without setting forth any facts regarding the team’s projected cap situation in 2009, when the maximum per-team spending limit is virtually certain to increase by another $7 million or more, exceeding $120 million for the first time. So what’s $5 million or so in dead money, especially when $4.75 million or so in new money wouldn’t be paid to a guy with a stick in his butt?

                              Remember this — we’re talking about the Bengals. Mike Brown is one of those owners who would be happy to operate without a salary cap because there likewise would be no salary floor. Cutting or trading Johnson means in essence that the Bengals get extra credit toward the salary floor without spending any more money.

                              Our guess in this regard is that the Bengals are privately using the cap hit to help sell their decision to the fan base to dig in their heels and not trade Johnson, even if at some point it’s in the team’s best short-term and long-term interests to do so.

                              Sooner or later, the fans are going to demand that something be done; we think the Bengals are trying to head that off by floating a specious argument based on financial realities that in reality inure to the benefit of the chronically frugal franchise.

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