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briz5x
03-05-2007, 06:48 PM
5 years for $18.1 million with $10.5 million guarnateed. Pats gave up our 2nd and a 7th and word is Kraft stepped in to prevent a poison pill contract being used. That is the reason 7th round pick was added.

3.6 mill a year.

Handel
03-05-2007, 07:15 PM
5 years for $18.1 million with $10.5 million guarnateed. Pats gave up our 2nd and a 7th and word is Kraft stepped in to prevent a poison pill contract being used. That is the reason 7th round pick was added.

3.6 mill a year.

What does "poison pill contract" means exactly?

Windy
03-05-2007, 07:22 PM
it's a contract clause that makes it very hard for a team (dolphins) to match a contract offer from another team.

if they used the poison pill they could add provisions like if he plays a certain amount of games, the contract would be guaranteed. also they could of added a ton of money and backloaded the contract so the dolphins would have a harder time matching the offer.

edit-just like the steve hutchinson situation last year, in the vikings offer they included that if he wasnt the highest paid offensive lineman then the contract becomes guaranteed.

Geo
03-05-2007, 07:26 PM
That 7th round pick was worth it and then some, financially-speaking.