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Right, which is why it's going to hurt for them not to be at full strength. They could get by just fine on their second half schedule without Rice, but they probably have the toughest first half schedule. They could find themselves in a big hole to start the season.
No team in the league would give him that kind of money.. he's going to lose so much value if he doesn't play this season.. he's costing himself money by wanting more money.
On the other hand, he might know that no one is going to give him that kind of money, so why not skip the preseason, and then meet halfway with San Diego before the regular season starts? If he gets traded, then so be it, he'll get the $10M. Probably a smart move to be honest.
"Compadres, it is imperative that we crush the freedom fighters before the start of the rainy season. And remember, a shiny new donkey for whomever brings me the head of Colonel Montoya."
Wouldn't surprise me to see us go after Vincent Jackson.. Zygi Wilf has stated numerous times that he is going for it all this year... not saying it's likely, but keep it in the back of your minds.
Why, so he can get off suspension the same time Sidney Rice gets healthy? Then they can watch Sidney walk away in free agency next year because they can't afford to pay Rice, Harvin, and Jackson? Or better yet, give them all paychecks, spend $30+ million/year on wide receivers, and get poor production because Tavaris Jackson looks like a deer in headlights in the pocket?