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Old 07-30-2010, 08:43 AM   #61
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Yay! Go get 'em Silverback!
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No wonder theres a good chance of no football next season. These greedy little bastards are getting paid WAY TO MUCH!

No Bradford deal yet despite offer between $72-$80 million
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:31 PM   #64
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Looks like a deal has been done...

Sources: St. Louis Rams, Sam Bradford agree to six-year, $78 million deal - ESPN

This is insane...78 to 80 mil deal with 50 mil guaranteed? Man I hope the league sets a rookie wage scale.
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Looks like a deal has been done...

Sources: St. Louis Rams, Sam Bradford agree to six-year, $78 million deal - ESPN

This is insane...78 to 80 mil deal with 50 mil guaranteed? Man I hope the league sets a rookie wage scale.
Yeah, I don't get it...giving these guys who haven't played a down in the NFL this kind of money is just the height of stupidity. The system the NBA has in place works pretty well and hopefully the NFL makes a systemic effort to impose some kind of rookie wage scale that makes more sense.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:46 PM   #66
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Yeah, I don't get it...giving these guys who haven't played a down in the NFL this kind of money is just the height of stupidity. The system the NBA has in place works pretty well and hopefully the NFL makes a systemic effort to impose some kind of rookie wage scale that makes more sense.
After the whole JaMarcus fiasco, teams should be scare shitless about giving an unproven rookie 50-60 mil guaranteed.
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I agree that this whole rookie pay scale is ridiculous. $50 million guaranteed for Sam Bradford, who hasn't played a single down yet in the NFL, and only played 2 games this past year in college. We need the NBA rookie pay scale, because every year this just gets more and more ridiculous. If I'm not mistaken, Trent Williams at number 4 got about the exact same deal that JaMarcus Russell at number 1 overall got 3 years ago. Not saying that Trent will end up like him.
Trent would have to gain like 20 lbs to get up to Jamarcus Russell's weight lol
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After the whole JaMarcus fiasco, teams should be scare shitless about giving an unproven rookie 50-60 mil guaranteed.
yeah no s, espescially a qb with a shitty shoulder, but with the new cba coming you had to figure his guaranteed money would be higher than stafford who had 41 somthing, but 50 is just a joke. it will be interesting to see what the rokie pay scale will be, i imagine the guaranteed money will max out some whee around 20 mil which is still crazy high considering they have never played a down of football in the nfl
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just heard eric berry signed a deal almost identical to trent williams

edit:The Associated Press: Berry, Chiefs agree to deal

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ESPN said the deal was for six years and $60 million, with $34 million guaranteed. That would make him the highest-paid safety in history.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:05 PM   #70
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Other first-rounders signed (per Schefter):

Joe Haden (Cleveland)
Derrick Morgan (Titans)
Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG)
Kyle Wilson (Jets)
Earl Thomas (Seattle)
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Looks like a deal has been done...

Sources: St. Louis Rams, Sam Bradford agree to six-year, $78 million deal - ESPN

This is insane...78 to 80 mil deal with 50 mil guaranteed? Man I hope the league sets a rookie wage scale.
Yes, they need to get the rookie payscale in place.

BUT our problem is the price tag for us to retain Donovan just went up. His agent alluded to the contract on RI in an article today. Not for just us BTW but also for the Pats- Brady and Colts-Manning.
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Yes, they need to get the rookie payscale in place.

BUT our problem is the price tag for us to retain Donovan just went up. His agent alluded to the contract on RI in an article today. Not for just us BTW but also for the Pats- Brady and Colts-Manning.
Good point. Although it is more of an immediate problem for the Colts and Pats. Especially the Pats, since they don't like to pay their players. I think the Colts will do anything to keep Manning happy, whereas I can see Darth Hoody believing he can win without Brady. Given that BA has done a fair job with contracts, let's see how he works this one out with McNabb.
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just heard eric berry signed a deal almost identical to trent williams

edit:The Associated Press: Berry, Chiefs agree to deal
This is one more example of why a rookie pay scale needs to be in place.
Making a Rookie the highest paid safety in NFL history is one of the dumbest things I think I have ever heard. He may be the next Sean Taylor or Ed Reed but why the hell do you have to pay him more than any of those 2 ever made? Absolutely pathetic that this has not been taken care of yet.

Riduculous to pay a rookie safety 60 million dollars.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:43 AM   #74
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This is a a reason for a rookie salery cap right here.....

Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG)...#15 pick, 2 yearts Jr College and 7 games at South Florida....20 millon over 5 years , 11 million guarantied .I love the Giants ...but this is stupid especialy when we had other needs....like MLber.
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All but approx.25% of the first round class has been signed to HUGE dollars, I think I counted there are only 8 as of today out of the 1st round that still have to be signed.

I can see a lockout coming. To much cash flow going out to these unproven kids, the standard has to change.

NFL.com news: Contract status of 2010 first-round draft picks
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