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McBain
03-05-2007, 01:26 PM
*RUMOR* Denver sports radio, citing "inside sources" says the Broncos could be working on a trade with the Skins. The Broncos would get Shawn Springs and Ladell Betts and Denver would send newly acquired Dre Bly to the Skins along with a 2008 conditional mid-round pick (I'm assuming a 4th). The trade would be contingent on Springs giving the Skins some cap relief.

I would imagine a holdup might be that the Skins want a pick in THIS year's draft. These are likely only negotiations , if there is ANY truth involved, and absolutely nothing could come from it

Check this out, right from Bly, I found this on a Broncos message board:

I was listening to the Duke-UNC game on XM... since XM provides the home team's feed, I was listening to the UNC announcers... at halftime, they interviewed Bly,who obviously was at the Game... HE is a former tarheel... They asked him about things...

He said it's been a hectic/busy/interesting week... that he was a Bronco. Started off great... The next question: So, how do you feel about the trade and your thoughts about the broncos... This is where things got starnge...

Bly said he couldn't respond and answer that b/c it's free agency and all that and then made a point of adding... I LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING SOME TEAM GET TO THE SUPER BOWL! What? eh? huh?
Why make a point of saying "some" team? Why not say I am pumped to help Denver get to the Super Bowl? Why say he couldn't comment b/c it was free agency? Strange?

SeanTaylorRIP
03-05-2007, 02:44 PM
Radio stations are bs, as ESPN radio reported all that nonsense of Portis for Bly and #2 so I wouldn't take this serious at all, but would I do it, heck yeah. Anyways no chance this happens because Broncos just signed Travis Henry to a 5 year deal and with Tatum Bell, Mike Bell, and anyone they draft in the 7th round capable of running the ball Ladell would be useless and probably 3rd stringer.

21ST
03-05-2007, 03:48 PM
If we could get him in a trade i would take it, we need all the DB help we can get.

dc4life
03-06-2007, 03:14 PM
Can you not see that Bly wants to get paid? Denver didn't extend his current contract. He wants to go to a team who will break the bank for him. From what I heard, Washington was going to pay a lot for him, near Clement's salary. And they were deep into contract talks.

McBain
03-06-2007, 03:49 PM
Can you not see that Bly wants to get paid? Denver didn't extend his current contract. He wants to go to a team who will break the bank for him. From what I heard, Washington was going to pay a lot for him, near Clement's salary. And they were deep into contract talks.

o rly? where did you hear that?

skinzzfan25
03-06-2007, 04:02 PM
I heard that Denver DID extend him...

dc4life
03-06-2007, 04:03 PM
o rly? where did you hear that?

Dre' Bly wants to be a Skin? That's What I Hear

Numerous league sources, including several who have spoken with Denver cornerback Dre' Bly, said that the player is miffed that he was dealt to the Broncos last week instead of Washington. As I have reported, the Redskins were deep into trade and subsequent contract talks with Bly - a Detroit Lion at the time - and were dangling cornerback Shawn Springs in discussions with those teams.

Springs was coveted by Detroit and Denver, and very open to the possibility of a trade, but the Redskins could not match Denver's offer of two players and a draft pick (the Redskins had no suitable picks in the 2007 draft) and the Lions sent him to the Broncos instead. Once it was clear Bly was going to Denver, the Redskins tried to work out a swap with them, but according to a source, the Redskins asked for cap help deferring the costs of trading Springs ($7.5 million) and Denver refuses (the Broncos did not have a ton of space, either).

However, the Broncos have been unwilling to extend Bly's contract, which has one year and $4.2 million remaining. Bly has told numerous other NFL players that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, in the course of trade talks, was willing to give Bly a new contract including a lucrative signing bonus, and Bly has expressed his concern with remaining a Bronco with several of his new teammates in Denver. He's from Chesapeake, VA, wants to be here and wants that new contract. His agent, Kennard McGuire, initially declined to comment on the matter.

Springs, meantime, has ties to the staffs of both Denver and Detroit, and has said he will not take a pay cut to remain a Redskin this season (he is due to make $6.8 million and carries a high $7.3 million cap figure, which the Redskins have been eager to trim). The team approached Springs about taking a salary cut to remain here earlier this offseason, and he refused; his cap figures are huge each of the next three seasons and some team officials have expressed concerns about his age and injury history.

Sources close to Springs say he remains unsure about his status with the Redskins despite Coach Joe Gibbs saying repeated that he is "counting on Springs" for next season. Denver Coach Mike Shanahan is a big proponent of Springs's play, according to a source, and the Broncos and Redskins have completed trades in each of the past three years and are among the most aggressive teams in the NFL when it comes to swapping players. The Redskins remain very interested in dropping down from the sixth overall pick to acquire additional selections in this year's draft, and the possibility exists of another deal this offseason involving the cornerbacks and/or draft picks.

A trade after June 1 would cost the Redskins just $2.5 million in a cap hit on Springs (with $5 million coming in 2008). Springs is also considering approaching the Redskins about possibility relinquishing several million dollars in deferred payments still owed him in order to facilitate his possible trade or release. Many members of the Redskins staff are thrilled with the possibility of a cornerback trio of Springs, free-agent signing Fred Smoot and youngster Carlos Rogers, but should Bly attempt to force his way out of Denver, the situation bears monitoring, with the huge free agent contracts being thrown around this offseason not going unnoticed by Bly or Springs.

So keep an eye on this one folks. I think there is still a chance for more trade talks to resume. The Broncos are also very high on Ladell Betts, and could make a play in that direction as well as they entertain other RB options. Definitely something I will be monitoring.

By Jason La Canfora | March 4, 2007; 4:09 PM ET
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/2007/03/dre_bly_wants_to_be_a_skin.html?nav=rss_blog

dc4life
03-06-2007, 04:05 PM
I heard that Denver DID extend him...

If they did extend him, he would be gettin' paid and not asking for a trade.

McBain
03-06-2007, 04:25 PM
Dre' Bly wants to be a Skin? That's What I Hear

Numerous league sources, including several who have spoken with Denver cornerback Dre' Bly, said that the player is miffed that he was dealt to the Broncos last week instead of Washington. As I have reported, the Redskins were deep into trade and subsequent contract talks with Bly - a Detroit Lion at the time - and were dangling cornerback Shawn Springs in discussions with those teams.

Springs was coveted by Detroit and Denver, and very open to the possibility of a trade, but the Redskins could not match Denver's offer of two players and a draft pick (the Redskins had no suitable picks in the 2007 draft) and the Lions sent him to the Broncos instead. Once it was clear Bly was going to Denver, the Redskins tried to work out a swap with them, but according to a source, the Redskins asked for cap help deferring the costs of trading Springs ($7.5 million) and Denver refuses (the Broncos did not have a ton of space, either).

However, the Broncos have been unwilling to extend Bly's contract, which has one year and $4.2 million remaining. Bly has told numerous other NFL players that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, in the course of trade talks, was willing to give Bly a new contract including a lucrative signing bonus, and Bly has expressed his concern with remaining a Bronco with several of his new teammates in Denver. He's from Chesapeake, VA, wants to be here and wants that new contract. His agent, Kennard McGuire, initially declined to comment on the matter.

Springs, meantime, has ties to the staffs of both Denver and Detroit, and has said he will not take a pay cut to remain a Redskin this season (he is due to make $6.8 million and carries a high $7.3 million cap figure, which the Redskins have been eager to trim). The team approached Springs about taking a salary cut to remain here earlier this offseason, and he refused; his cap figures are huge each of the next three seasons and some team officials have expressed concerns about his age and injury history.

Sources close to Springs say he remains unsure about his status with the Redskins despite Coach Joe Gibbs saying repeated that he is "counting on Springs" for next season. Denver Coach Mike Shanahan is a big proponent of Springs's play, according to a source, and the Broncos and Redskins have completed trades in each of the past three years and are among the most aggressive teams in the NFL when it comes to swapping players. The Redskins remain very interested in dropping down from the sixth overall pick to acquire additional selections in this year's draft, and the possibility exists of another deal this offseason involving the cornerbacks and/or draft picks.

A trade after June 1 would cost the Redskins just $2.5 million in a cap hit on Springs (with $5 million coming in 2008). Springs is also considering approaching the Redskins about possibility relinquishing several million dollars in deferred payments still owed him in order to facilitate his possible trade or release. Many members of the Redskins staff are thrilled with the possibility of a cornerback trio of Springs, free-agent signing Fred Smoot and youngster Carlos Rogers, but should Bly attempt to force his way out of Denver, the situation bears monitoring, with the huge free agent contracts being thrown around this offseason not going unnoticed by Bly or Springs.

So keep an eye on this one folks. I think there is still a chance for more trade talks to resume. The Broncos are also very high on Ladell Betts, and could make a play in that direction as well as they entertain other RB options. Definitely something I will be monitoring.

By Jason La Canfora | March 4, 2007; 4:09 PM ET
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/2007/03/dre_bly_wants_to_be_a_skin.html?nav=rss_blog

Good post, JLC is the cooles. Yeah, he's looking for a payday, but he's also looking for financial security afterall this is the type of sport where your career can end at any moment.. really, can you blame him? That said, i'm pro-bly and really what player isn't in it for the money, it's there livelyhood.

21ST
03-06-2007, 07:54 PM
Dre Bly should be a redskins any day now

703SKINS202
03-06-2007, 10:42 PM
im fine with trading down and getting some more picks, this draft is full of d-line and i dont think any in the top 10 are for sure the next freeny or strouds of the world, plus we add to our secondary....hopefully this is where we stop in fa though cause i dont want more players comin in affecting team chemistry

Jimmy
03-07-2007, 02:03 PM
Well.... I'll be happy if we get some picks from you guys

McBain
03-07-2007, 02:43 PM
i don't know if this has been posted or not... but with Portis and Moss Restructuring we have 4.9 million available... i believe bly's cap number is 4.2.... i think we're going to here the news any day.

To Broncos Guy: Unlikely we give you any picks considering we have none.

Also a new rumor is

Broncos Give

1st
2nd
our 3rd
bly

we give

our first
springs

skinzzfan25
03-07-2007, 03:28 PM
That extra cap space could just be for extending Cooley. Which is what I hope we do, unless the deal from Denver is just insanely good.

omecool20
03-07-2007, 10:28 PM
I dont mind getting bly as long as we dont lose betts. A betts portis backfield is something I am looking forward to, next season.

703SKINS202
03-08-2007, 02:43 AM
i really dont think were gonna let go of betts, we'd let go of portis first i think just cause of his salary and trade value