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snazel
03-01-2007, 08:55 PM
STEINBACH TO BROWNS
Per PFT, so who knows if there's even a smidge of truth, but I'm still splooging over it if it's true..


A league source tells us that the Browns are expected to sign offensive lineman Eric Steinbach to a deal averaging $7 million per year.

Steinbach, who most recently played for the Bengals, will essentially make Steve Hutchinson money.

The four-year veteran was once of the members of the Cincy team who got busted last year. He was charged for boating while drunk.

Technically, teams can't even speak to free agents until 12:01 a.m. EST Friday. But anyone who follows the league knows that no one follows this rule.


http://profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

Smooth Criminal
03-01-2007, 08:58 PM
He doesn't deserve that kind of money but he would definately improve the Browns OL, esspecially if they can get Bentley back.

Vikes99ej
03-01-2007, 08:58 PM
Off to the wasteland...

49ersfan_87
03-01-2007, 08:59 PM
FA's are going to get INSANE cash.

I havent seen much of steinbach, but i doubt he deserves that much $. Hell, not even hutch was worth it.

JoeMontainya
03-01-2007, 09:03 PM
Who cares, the Browns OL needed him bad, Id rather over pay to have a good OL, then watch all our QB's get killed.

HawkeyeFan
03-01-2007, 09:07 PM
I feel bad for him. He'll probably get injured first play of a scrimmage.

Windy
03-01-2007, 09:08 PM
tomorrow pro football talk is going to have non-stop info. i love this part of the season.

(awaits pft hate)

miamichamp_305
03-01-2007, 09:09 PM
I don't trust PFT to much, and besides, free agency hasn't started yet, this can't be official. I want to see a legit source before they say he signed.

And, if this is true, I just hope for his sake he doesn't end up like LeCharles Bentley.

Smooth Criminal
03-01-2007, 09:09 PM
Who cares, the Browns OL needed him bad, Id rather over pay to have a good OL, then watch all our QB's get killed.

Didn't say it was a bad move. He is really gonna beef up that OL, esspecially if they get Bentley back. They definately overpaid though.

PalmerToCJ
03-01-2007, 09:09 PM
The Browns need a guy like Steinbach, good move.

ricky bobby
03-01-2007, 09:10 PM
Who isn't Cleveland interested in? Reminds me of girl I know.

Crazy_Chris
03-01-2007, 09:11 PM
He would be a very Good Accuistion for the Browns but he is def not worth Hutch money

Smooth Criminal
03-01-2007, 09:11 PM
Who isn't Cleveland interested in? Reminds me of girl I know.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You just made my sig

Smokey Joe
03-01-2007, 09:24 PM
I want the Bears to get him, but he isn't worth that much money. I'd much rather just keep Ruben.

YouNeverKnow
03-01-2007, 09:29 PM
I would like him to go out of the AFC North since he is a good guard, not a big fan of him at tackle though. But if the Browns are going to get someone from inside the AFC North, I would much rather they get him then Thomas.

Larry
03-01-2007, 09:33 PM
Good, Better them then the Cardinals.

JoeMontainya
03-01-2007, 09:37 PM
Thomas plays the same linebacker spot that Wimbley does, and i believe the 49ers will sign him.

I guess at 6'2 270 be could play the other OLB spot.

PoopSandwich
03-01-2007, 09:43 PM
Im gonna have to stay up until 12:30 just to see if it goes down.

255979119
03-01-2007, 09:49 PM
Waiting for 12:01 is like a kid waiting for Christmas day, it is just so exciting!!

Larry
03-01-2007, 09:52 PM
Waiting for 12:01 is like a kid waiting for Christmas day, it is just so exciting!!

9:01 here, I love the west coast.

255979119
03-01-2007, 09:53 PM
9:01 here, I love the west coast.

Yes, same. But I always will "dumb" it down for the east coasters. :P

icantackleclaret
03-01-2007, 10:30 PM
The sad thing is to get good players on a 4-12 team is that you have to over pay. Hope this turns out, and maybe get Clements or Harper and Doss.

JoeMontainya
03-01-2007, 10:32 PM
Doss is still under contract with the Colts right?

snazel
03-01-2007, 10:35 PM
I believe he is, yet he has been rumored/heard to say he wants the Browns to pick him up...

JoeMontainya
03-01-2007, 10:36 PM
So that wont be until next year.

icantackleclaret
03-01-2007, 10:39 PM
they opted out of the last year of his contract he is a UFA

art vandelay
03-01-2007, 11:05 PM
How are they going to afford Steinbach and Clements?

icantackleclaret
03-01-2007, 11:08 PM
31 mil in cap room and some good spreading out of the money.

Shiver
03-02-2007, 12:23 AM
STEINBACH TO BROWNS
Per PFT, so who knows if there's even a smidge of truth, but I'm still splooging over it if it's true..


A league source tells us that the Browns are expected to sign offensive lineman Eric Steinbach to a deal averaging $7 million per year.

Steinbach, who most recently played for the Bengals, will essentially make Steve Hutchinson money.

The four-year veteran was once of the members of the Cincy team who got busted last year. He was charged for boating while drunk.

Technically, teams can't even speak to free agents until 12:01 a.m. EST Friday. But anyone who follows the league knows that no one follows this rule.


http://profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

They said the same thing regarding LeCharles Bentley last year ... to the Eagles. They still hold to their story, as if it was true at the time.

redbuc
03-02-2007, 01:15 AM
Great news if you're a Bucs fan. The Bucs have scheduled a visit with Bengals free agent G Eric Steinbach for Saturday. Hopefully he makes it out of Cleveland and to Tampa Bay.

Here is a link to the story:

http://www.pewterreport.com/articles/view/2866

art vandelay
03-02-2007, 05:35 AM
31 mil in cap room and some good spreading out of the money.

Haha, good luck with that. Both players are going to get huge salaries. You can't afford both.

The Unseen
03-02-2007, 05:42 AM
PFT is usually right on when they "report" stuff. It's the rumors that they crap up on.

Shane P. Hallam
03-02-2007, 05:47 AM
Clayton reported:

"Bengals guard Eric Steinbach is heading to Cleveland for a visit, with secondary trips set up with Tampa Bay and Seattle"

That was reported at 2:14 AM today. I imagine Steiny will keep his options open.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2785239

I'mAHustler
03-02-2007, 07:13 AM
I love when people quote PFT like what they say is true http://forums.offtopic.com/images/smilies/hsugh.gif

OzTitan
03-02-2007, 07:24 AM
Haha, good luck with that. Both players are going to get huge salaries. You can't afford both.

Yes they can, very easily. The first year of a 5, 6, 7 year deal will probably range from $3-6M against the cap. If you have $31M this season, that's $31M you can spend on contracts in their first year. Not the entire length of the deal. If you're team has a check happy owner, increasing the signing bonus but lowering the base salary would allow even more immediate room (Redskins is an example).

Technically speaking a $25-30M+ cap room team could easily sign Steinbach, Clements and Thomas, they'd just be putting themselves into a reasonably sticky situation when the yearly totals escalate in the next few seasons.

The reason you typically don't see this is because it isn't a smart way to build a team as free agent spending is mostly seen as a way to fill holes, not build a team, and if you happened to have so many holes that the top 3 free agents are on your want list, chances are you're a team that will struggle to attract 3 top tier free agents anyway.

Shane P. Hallam
03-02-2007, 07:35 AM
They won't get both. I still don't buy Clements going to Cleveland.

PoopSandwich
03-02-2007, 08:32 AM
They won't get both. I still don't buy Clements going to Cleveland.

Even though he is from Ohio, and said he wants to play here?

bills_red
03-02-2007, 08:33 AM
Even though he is from Ohio, and said he wants to play here?

He said he would like to stay in Buff but that isn't going to happen.
I think he will go to the Browns or 49ers.

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 08:40 AM
Why couldnt we afford both? With 31 mill, we could pay Steinbach 7 mill a season and have plenty of money for Clements.

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 09:03 AM
Browns | Steinbach to visit team Friday
Thu, 1 Mar 2007 23:04:18 -0800

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports free agent OG Eric Steinbach (Bengals) will visit the Cleveland Browns Friday, March 2.


I assume hes talking with other clubs aswell, but no dates set up just yeat.

Clements is talking with the Browns Titans and 49ers.

Shane P. Hallam
03-02-2007, 09:26 AM
Clayton reported:

"Bengals guard Eric Steinbach is heading to Cleveland for a visit, with secondary trips set up with Tampa Bay and Seattle"

That was reported at 2:14 AM today. I imagine Steiny will keep his options open.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2785239

Yes Joe, he is visiting Tampa and Seattle.

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 09:28 AM
JBond, I didnt see yur answer the last timeI asked, but do you go to the R-Pack?

OzTitan
03-02-2007, 09:30 AM
Even though he is from Ohio, and said he wants to play here?

He said he'd like to play in Nashville too.

It means nothing, it's just a tactic some high profile FA's use to keep their name circulating and interesting boiling.

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 09:38 AM
"He said he'd like to play in Nashville too."

Its not about who he said he wanted to play for. its about what appeals to him as a plaer, and right now he has stated that team is Cleveland. i wouldnt doubt if he goes to 49ers.

AkiliSmith
03-02-2007, 09:53 AM
Steinbach is not even close to worth 7 million a year. He's a solid lineman, but is only average as a run blocker, and inconsistent in pass blocking. Pretty overrated.

Cleveland is trying to become the new Redskins. Sign a bunch of big named free agents, and still suck.

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 10:03 AM
"Cleveland is trying to become the new Redskins. Sign a bunch of big named free agents, and still suck."

well, what would you do if you werent a very good team, had the opportunity to get good players, and had plenty of money to do it?

The Redskins signed players that didnt fit there style of play, thats not the case with the players we sign.

And an injured Archuleta, overrated Cazrter and Randle El arent anywhere near a pro bowl OL and a top 10-15 CB like nate Clements.

last year we signed greatly needed veteran leadership and players that could fit our new deffense (the 3-4).

Also McGinest and Washington said they would like to coach and Romeo mentioned he might bring them along and help coach.

All our FA (except bentley and Shaffer) were cheap.

The Redskins splurge on overrated role players and exspect them to be pro bowl studs.

Also our cap isnt anywhere near what washingtons is.

j_Tress
03-02-2007, 10:34 AM
Cleveland is trying to become the new Redskins. Sign a bunch of big named free agents, and still suck.

the bengals sucked for 15 straight seasons, if we are still bad in another 6 or 7 years then YOU get to talk trash about how an organization is run.

Eagles own the NFC East
03-02-2007, 10:39 AM
Hes gonna tear an ACL or something on the first day of training camp.

rickscott
03-02-2007, 10:54 AM
If they sign Steinbach, that would be a great move. The guy can play anywhere and he's a great team player.

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 10:58 AM
Hes gonna tear an ACL or something on the first day of training camp.

Try making a new comment, this same thing has been said 100 times in the same thread.