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Old 08-31-2011, 08:15 PM    (permalink
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Taylor Mays will probably develop into a serviceable player for Cincinnati, he has so much potential it's ridiculous. There was just no room for him on the SF roster. It would have unfair to keep him over guys like Spillman and Taylor who have a lot of value on special teams.
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No they didn't.

Mays was the 2010 2nd rounder they gave up.
O...oops my bad...i read AND A 2nd rounder.
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I hope he does well for the Bengals.

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Arian Foster is a 'tard.

Luckily for the Texans, I could probably run for 200 yards against the Colts, so they may not miss him week one.
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Leon Hall resigns with the Bengals for 4 years, 49 million and 14.1 guarenteed.
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Lance Briggs formally requests trade. Any takers?

I own a Briggs jersey and proudly wear it, but, C'MON MAN.
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Apparently Terrence Mcgee has been cut by buffalo
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If Briggs gets traded, it will most likely be to Oakland IMO. We have a huge need at WLB, Briggs is a Northern California guy and we all know Al isn't afraid to pull a trade off this late( Seymour a few years back). I could see a 3rd round in the 2013 draft and maybe compensation depending on his performance with us. Our front 7 would be nasty with Briggs...

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Lance Briggs has requested a trade from the Bears.
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This is going nowhere fast. Briggs has 3 years left on his contract, which he signed after nobody else would give him more money in FA the first time around.

He'll ***** and moan and nothing will happen.
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This is going nowhere fast. Briggs has 3 years left on his contract, which he signed after nobody else would give him more money in FA the first time around.

He'll ***** and moan and nothing will happen.
Very similar to the Osi situation.
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Briggs is annoying. He'll eventually just shut up and play. Remember the last time he pulled this **** he said he'd never play another down for the Bears....well, a few thousand downs for the Bears later, he's doing it again.I don't know what the **** he expects. New contracts have surpassed his, but it's not like he's on a god damn UDFA salary.
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Terrence Mcgee got cut by the Bills.
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You Giants fans are just breakin' all the news aren't ya? :)
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Any chance an above-average starting linebacker or guard gets cut tomorrow? Haha.
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Just saw that Kentawn Balmer was cut already by the Panthers. What a bum.
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Just saw that Kentawn Balmer was cut already by the Panthers. What a bum.
It's because he struggles in a 3-4. If he plays for a 4-3 team he'll do fine. Right, Ron Rivera?
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Any chance an above-average starting linebacker or guard gets cut tomorrow? Haha.
Tony Wragge will likely be cut from 49ers. He has game experience at all 5 O-Line spots but his most natural is Guard. He's far from great but he's highly serviceable and consistent.
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I'm not sure if he can be a starter or not, but I think Rennie Curran was cut because of he doesn't fit into the defense anymore not necessarily that he doesn't have talent. I actually think he had a good preseason, but if you're a 2nd string Lber you better contribute on special teams and he never really did. I would like to see what he could do on the Eagles or Colts, who are not afraid to play small LBers. I hope he finds a home because he truly is a humble guy and young (only 22).
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I'm not sure if he can be a starter or not, but I think Rennie Curran was cut because of he doesn't fit into the defense anymore not necessarily that he doesn't have talent. I actually think he had a good preseason, but if you're a 2nd string Lber you better contribute on special teams and he never really did. I would like to see what he could do on the Eagles or Colts, who are not afraid to play small LBers. I hope he finds a home because he truly is a humble guy and young (only 22).
I don't understand why people say this. They play small linebackers, and those small linebackers get run right the **** over.
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Frank Gore's agents announced yesterday that they had snagged the San Francisco running back a three-year contract extension worth about $21 million.

But as we've seen with many NFL contract lately, the truth is slightly less rosy that the headlines would want you to believe.

To begin, only $13.5 million of it is guaranteed money. Not bad for a 28-year-old running back, as most of the stories about the deal mentioned.

But NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora dug a little deeper and reminds us that "guaranteed money" isn't always so "guaranteed".

The guarantee for 2013-14 is an "injury" guarantee, not a "talent" guarantee. That means it only applies if Gore suffers a catastrophic injury and is unable to play. If his performance suffer and the Niners cut him, they're off the hook.

Also, the guarantee doesn't apply to the final year of the contract if he gets hurt before it begins.

Oh, and there's one other thing: $4.9 million of that $13.5 million total was money from Gore's existing 2011 contract, which they would have had to pay him anyway, with or without the extension. The contract adds nothing to his 2011 salary and provides no extra up-front money or signing bonuses.

So all Drew and Jason Rosenhaus really got him was $8.6 million spread over three years, and most of it guaranteed only if he's physically unable to play. If Gore simply wears down or becomes ineffective, the 49ers can cut him at almost any time and owe absolutely nothing. Even if they do end up paying the injury guarantees, the salary cap hit will be minimal.

Yes, if Gore is healthy and productive, he can earn all $21 million ($13.5 million in salary, plus another $7.5 million in performance and roster bonuses), which is great for him and the 49ers. Gore has stated that he hopes to finish his career with the team that drafted him in 2005 and technically this gives him the opportunity to do so.

But the commitment (and $21 million paycheck) is entirely dependent upon Gore and his ability to be an effective NFL runner for another four years. If he's not, it's no skin off the Niners' back. The risk for San Francisco with this deal is almost non-existent.

As we've seen with the Michael Vick deal and plenty of other big money contracts, the numbers are never what they seem. (Unlike Gore, Vick can't even reach his advertised selling price of $100M.)

But trying telling that to the agent who wants to brag about the big money they earn for their clients.
http://www.businessinsider.com/frank...t-49ers-2011-9
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I could see a 3rd round in the 2013 draft and maybe compensation depending on his performance with us.
Is this right after you guys pick up Peyton Manning for Jason Campbell + a sixth rounder?

I mean, wtf. This is the kind of compensation only the blindest of homers come up with.
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