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EEich 04-17-2004 09:43 AM

Antonio Pierce re-signs with the Redskins
 
[url="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18857-2004Apr16.html"]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18857-2004Apr16.html[/url]

According to the WP story, Antonio Pierce re-signed with the Redskins. We beat the Vikes to the punch.
Also... the Redskins are still working on signing Barrow.

Mattyk 04-17-2004 10:23 AM

Funny because the WT is reporting the Skins missed the deadline to re-sign Pierce.

[quote]Meanwhile, Redskins linebacker Antonio Pierce could not agree to an offer sheet with the Minnesota Vikings before last night's midnight deadline. Pierce and safety Ifeanyi Ohalete, Washington's remaining unsigned restricted free agents, no longer are able to negotiate with other clubs.
[/quote]

[url]http://www.washtimes.com/sports/20040416-112533-9402r.htm[/url]

Gotta love the Times, on top of things as usual.

Carnage 04-17-2004 10:40 AM

RIGHT ON! I've always been a fan.

EEich 04-17-2004 12:21 PM

I'm not sure if the Vikes signed him to an offer sheet... offer sheets had to be filed before midnight last night. If they had we would have had a week to match. Because Antonio was undrafted we would have received no compensation if we lost him.

Daseal 04-17-2004 01:09 PM

I for one am glad we kept both him and Ohalate. I think they can both be big contributers to our team!

SKINSnCANES 04-17-2004 01:11 PM

Iffy came on strong at the end of the year. I definitly agree with keeping him, for a year atleast. Taylor could be gone at 5, then we would fill a different need and if we didnt have Iffy we would have a huge hole at safety. At minimum we have a solid backup in him.

SKINSnCANES 04-17-2004 01:12 PM

I bet Portis was licking his chops about getting number 26 though. Im surprised Iffy still had rights to the number as a restricted free agent. I wonder why that wasnt brought up in all those number debates.

JoeRedskin 04-17-2004 01:34 PM

[QUOTE=Mattyk72]Funny because the WT is reporting the Skins missed the deadline to re-sign Pierce.



[url]http://www.washtimes.com/sports/20040416-112533-9402r.htm[/url]

Gotta love the Times, on top of things as usual.[/QUOTE]


Well, the Times and the Post story differ in that the Times is saying he didnt sign with Minnesota and the Post is saying that the Skins pre-empted Minnesota's offer sheet. But, isn't the net effect the same either way? He stays a Skin?

diehardskin2982 04-17-2004 01:50 PM

The Redskin lost holdman to cleveland that may be the reason they worked so hard to get pierce

SKINSnCANES 04-17-2004 02:48 PM

[QUOTE=diehardskin2982]The Redskin lost holdman to cleveland that may be the reason they worked so hard to get pierce[/QUOTE]


Could be, Pierce may have been the odd man out if they signed him. Of course they are still going after Barrow, so its not like they still dotn have plans of getting another linebacker.

Lack of interest in teh aging barrow (34 soon) may help us get a good deal to fill a vet in for the time being.

Riggo44 04-19-2004 03:33 PM

That's good we retained Pierce! A am starting to get kinda concerned about the LB situation.


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