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Old 12-04-2006, 04:41 PM   #46
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Re: So Will We Have The Money For Betts????

I'd like to see Betts stay, but if it requires anything more than a 5mil bonus, I don't think it would be smart cap mgmt.
Our first priority on O should be resigning Dockery, he played a great game yesterday & is coming into his own. Keep the O-line together & resign him!
Today' Washpost mentioned that Betts' agent has been working on an extension all season. It might be a moral victory just to see us resign one of our guys by season's end, but I don't see it, he'll test the mkt. I agree the Jets are a possibility, also Philly.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:36 PM   #47
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The franchise tag would require us to devote the average salary of the five most highly paid backs in the NFL to our salary cap. If a team signed Betts, we'd be entitled to two first round picks (or otherwise negotiated compensation). We would never franchise Betts because no team is going to deem him worthy of a deal commanded by the top 5 RBs in the league.

The transition tag means we have to tender the average salary of the top 10 backs in the league. We get the right to match any contract, but if we let him go, we get no compensation.

I originally posed the idea, but after thinking about it, tagging him is not a realistic option. Probably going to have to let him walk.
Thanks for clearing this up. Very disturbing if he walks and we get nothing in return.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:22 PM   #48
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I've heard from my top notch, inside sources that the ink is nearly dry on a new contract for Betts. I have no details but should I find any out I will let you know
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:31 PM   #49
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I've heard from my top notch, inside sources that the ink is nearly dry on a new contract for Betts. I have no details but should I find any out I will let you know
My initial reaction was joy when I heard this, but when I hear that he's going to get a 100mil contract I might shoot myself.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:45 PM   #50
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My initial reaction was joy when I heard this, but when I hear that he's going to get a 100mil contract I might shoot myself.
Lol. Don't worry I can't see his contract being a penny more than $50mil.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:09 PM   #51
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Lol. Don't worry I can't see his contract being a penny more than $50mil.

My only concern is how are we going to get better with a ton of money tied up in our Rb's and WR's? I hope Betts stays but what is his cash value? Most back-up RB's are probably making 1 million or less.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:21 PM   #52
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Re: So Will We Have The Money For Betts????

Sometimes I wonder just how durable Clinton Portis is going to be. Yeah, he's young -- but playing running back can many times take the youth right out a guy.

Not saying he's on the verge of calling it a career, but the wear and tear can pile up quicker on some guys. Remember, it was just a few seasons for Stephen Davis as the primary runner...
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:45 AM   #53
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Today's WashPost (see the link on the Warpath about Novak being cut, end of article under "notebook") reported that a deal is near done. I don't know whether to be happy or scared that he signed for too much. It must be a good deal for him to not test the market.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:14 AM   #54
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Could be a sign-and-trade. I guess better to spend a little extra to get some trade value out of it than to get nothing at all. However, I can't imagine why Betts would not want to test the market.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:22 AM   #55
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Could be a sign-and-trade. I guess better to spend a little extra to get some trade value out of it than to get nothing at all. However, I can't imagine why Betts would not want to test the market.
Trade deadline has passed, and it would make little to no sense for another team to try & deal for him now when he'd be a fa in march. Only way that makes sense is if a team really thinks it will be a bidding war
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It would be smart of the team to try to lock him up now, they could always deal him down the road or keep him depending on interest from other teams.

In this league you almost need two RBs capable of carrying the load.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:33 AM   #57
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It would be smart of the team to try to lock him up now, they could always deal him down the road or keep him depending on interest from other teams.

In this league you almost need two RBs capable of carrying the load.
agreed, just hope that he & his agent aren't milkin DS. My guess is that he gets 7-8 mil. guaranteed over 3 years, unless they sign a 1 yr. deal.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:06 AM   #58
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Re: So Will We Have The Money For Betts????

The title of this thread shold be "will we have any money left (under the salary cap) after we sign Betts."
I want Betts on the team, but for a reasonable amount of money.

Matty- It is proven every year runningback is the easiest position to fill in the draft. It is the easiest position for an NCAA player to transfer quickly into the NFL. Other posititions takes more time to develop.

Our number 1 priority this coming offseason is improving the defense. Offensive players, especially runningbacks are easier to find than good, young, cheap defensive players.
Lets not break the bank to sign a backup RB. We have a history of overpaying for players. Lets stop that trend.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:44 AM   #59
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Re: So Will We Have The Money For Betts????

am i the only one that saw numerous 10-15 yard gains by betts, and thought Clinton makes a cut and goes for a big gainer. betts is nothing more than a solid back up. and should be paid accordingly. paying him anymore than that screws up the integrity of our salary cap
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:57 AM   #60
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I agree, we don't want to overpay (again) for a backup rb, but we need to resign some of our guys, e.g. Dockery & Betts, to maintain some continuity & allow the team's chemistry to evlovle. I'm really curious about the #s they've offered betts.
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