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MantaRay

NFL 2013 Off Season - cap hits, franchise tags, draft prep

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Aside from recently ending my lockout of the NHL, there is nothing remotely interesting in the world of sports.   Even though the NFL season just ended, I am hoping this thread provides interest during the hiatus from sports and suppliements the non-hockey void in the sports sections.

 


To start:  I can't believe the Falcons cut Michael Turner & John Abraham.

 

Someone else can start the Flacco thread, I already have my opinion on it.

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No shock Abraham and Turner were cut, they made too much money for their production level and both got hurt a lot (especially Abraham). Good thread though, free agency in just over a week now! I'm pumped because we have money to spend for once.

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But, the Altanta Defense is horrbile without Abraham in the line-up.  It is night and day.

 

In terms of Free Agency, I am scared that the Flacco contract will not allow us to field anything close to a Super Bowl caliber team next year.   If we lose Boldin, Reed, Jones, Leetch, Ellerbee or Kruger we will be in for a LONG season.   In the playoffs Boldin made Flacco his payday.

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But, the Altanta Defense is horrbile without Abraham in the line-up.  It is night and day.

 

In terms of Free Agency, I am scared that the Flacco contract will not allow us to field anything close to a Super Bowl caliber team next year.   If we lose Boldin, Reed, Jones, Leetch, Ellerbee or Kruger we will be in for a LONG season.   In the playoffs Boldin made Flacco his payday.

I would have to presume Atlanta has a plan to replace Abraham via the draft or FA. Maybe your boy Kruger, since you mentioned him. And yeah, last I heard re: Flacco was he's looking at $20 mil per year. That's about what I thought. Well, I think I said between 18 and 20 if I recall. That could make things tough resigning your other players, no doubt. You're right to be a little concerned about that.

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The Flacco contract is officially announced today.  Hopefully, only $7 million counts against the cap.

 

PLEASE OZZIE!

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Interesting that Dwayne Bowe re-signed with the Chiefs. Nice to know that Alex Smith might not go back to being the tackling dummy that he was pre-Harbaugh.

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Harvin traded to Seattle for a first and seventh. Wasn't just last year where there was talk that the Jets could have had him for a third?

People speculating that this means Seattle or Mnnesota might be jumoing into the Wallace sweepstakes. Hooefulky from a Phin fan's perspective, the rumor is correct that the Wallace deal is already done.

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Why ON EARTH would Minnesota trade their only offensive threat besides AP?  Unless they do have a handshake agreement with Wallace or someone else.

 

Boldin dealt to the Niners for a 6th, the first Flacco domino falls, and John did Jim a favor.

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Wallace has apparently agreed on a deal with Miami......

 

Harvin's been a headcase and an injury-mess.....dumping him and retooling is the best thing they can do.....

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Why ON EARTH would Minnesota trade their only offensive threat besides AP?  Unless they do have a handshake agreement with Wallace or someone else.

 

Boldin dealt to the Niners for a 6th, the first Flacco domino falls, and John did Jim a favor.

 

He was basically a cancer in the lockerroom and he made it clear that he would bolt at free agency.  A year ago they were talking about trading him for a third round pick, now they got a first.  Not that bad Minnesota.

 

Reports are that Wallace has a handshake deal with the Dolphins.

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Why ON EARTH would Minnesota trade their only offensive threat besides AP?  Unless they do have a handshake agreement with Wallace or someone else.

 

Boldin dealt to the Niners for a 6th, the first Flacco domino falls, and John did Jim a favor.

 

WHAT?!?!?1?1?   You have to be F@#$ing kidding me.    We did not trade Boldin, please tell me this is a joke.

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WHAT?!?!?1?1?   You have to be F@#$ing kidding me.    We did not trade Boldin, please tell me this is a joke.

 

When he wouldn't restructure his deal, it was a foregone conclusion.  It also took Flacco a set of cajones to say the Ravens shouldn't restructure Boldin's deal, when it's the $20 million they're paying to Flacco that made that necessary.  Ravens only got a sixth round pick.  Meaning it was the equivalent of the Ravens releasing him.

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WHAT?!?!?1?1?   You have to be F@#$ing kidding me.    We did not trade Boldin, please tell me this is a joke.

 

The best part of this is during his re-negogiation time.....Flacco told him to stick to his guns and not make a deal....think about that on every 3rd and 7 for the rest of your career buddy :lol:

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When he wouldn't restructure his deal, it was a foregone conclusion.  It also took Flacco a set of cajones to say the Ravens shouldn't restructure Boldin's deal, when it's the $20 million they're paying to Flacco that made that necessary.  Ravens only got a sixth round pick.  Meaning it was the equivalent of the Ravens releasing him.

 

lol, I could have sworn Flacco's cap number was low for next year.  Or at least it should be.

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As you all know I was a strong Flacco supporter, but I think his contract is going to ruin the franchise over the next few years.

Losing Boldin is huge, as he was largely responsible for Flacco's big payday. Boldin didn't deserve a pay cut, Joe just got greedy. It is a lot easier to defend against us without Boldin. I am afraid Flacco will become the next Neil ODonnell without a good supporting cast.

I am hating Average Joe right now.

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As you all know I was a strong Flacco supporter, but I think his contract is going to ruin the franchise over the next few years.

Losing Boldin is huge, as he was largely responsible for Flacco's big payday. Boldin didn't deserve a pay cut, Joe just got greedy. It is a lot easier to defend against us without Boldin. I am afraid Flacco will become the next Neil ODonnell without a good supporting cast.

I am hating Average Joe right now.

For a 6th, I wish Ireland threw his hat in the ring. But that could've been a Harbaugh family discount, who knows. But that's a tough loss for you guys Manta, no two ways about it.

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I am just worried about the message to our other free agents, I think I can kiss Kruger, Ellerbe, Williams and sadly Ed Reed goodbye. Thanks Joe

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All per NFL.com

 

Bennett to the Bears, a sorely needed tight end upgrade for them if Jay can take his eyes off of Brandon for a hot sec.

 

As stated in the other thread, Wallace to Miami is pending physicals but is basically official. 

 

Andy Levitre to Tennessee - 5/39
Paul Kruger to Cleveland - 5/40
Anthony Fasano to Kansas City - multiyear, terms unknown

Nick Novak re-ups in SD for 4 years

Louis Vasquez to Denver - 4/23.5

 

And on the flip side, Buffalo says goodbye to Fitzpatrick.

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Holy sh!t, Cleveland did something good!! And screwed over a division rival in the process....I hope Flacco can catch passes and rush the other QB too....for all that money he gonna have to.....

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Wow, next day and I am still pissed. I guess I get to say goodbye to Ed Reed today.

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Amongst today's major moves (all sourced NFL.COM)

 

The slash is years/total $$$/guaranteed $$$ (if known)

 

Reggie Bush to Detroit - 4/16

Dashon Golson to Tampa - 5/41/22

Shonn Greene to Tenn - 3/10

Mendenhall to ARI - 1/2.5

Glover Quin to DET - 5/?

Stewart Bradley to DEN - 1/?

Chris Canty to BAL - 3/8/2.8 (nice little move there)

 

Welker is talking seriously with Denver...do they really need him?

 

Also, to quote NFL.COM's title: Report: Steven Jackson, Green Packers talking contract

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Welker to Denver a done deal.  I know you can never count them out, but this has to hurt the Patriots.  Maybe they go after Cruz or draft Keenan Alllen or Tavon Austin.

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