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Old 02-18-2009, 05:31 PM    (permalink
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The deadline is tomorrow, and some more are coming in. Let's just make one thread.

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Posted: February 18th, 2009 | Adam Schefter

The Chargers took a major step to resolve their running back issues. They designated Darren Sproles as their franchise player, which will limit his free-agent options but guarantee him $6.621 million for the 2009 season.

Most believed the Chargers couldn’t afford to pay both Sproles and starting RB LaDainian Tomlinson. But the Chargers made sure they could.

Also, the Buccaneers officially tagged WR Antonio Bryant as their franchise player.
Bryant is absolutely no surprise, but I'm shocked the Chargers franchised Sproles. That makes no sense to me whatsoever, AJ Smith is an idiot. He needs to spend that money elsewhere.
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Baltimore Ravens assign the franchise tag to Terrell Suggs.

He's not going anywhere else just yet.
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The New York Giants tagged Brandon Jabobs earlier in the week.
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Here's hoping they get rid of the franchise tag in the next CBA, it's taking all the fun out of the offseason. Keep the transition tag and thats it.
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Could you merge all the threads talking about how a certain player was franchised into this one?
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Yay suggs stays a raven!!
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To Mike Reinfeldt: Rip up the damn contract that says you can't re-tag Haynesworth and just tag him again!
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To Mike Reinfeldt: Rip up the damn contract that says you can't re-tag Haynesworth and just tag him again!
Isn't it scary when your best player might leave your team?? I am just happy we got Suggs. Now I worry about Ray
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Mark Schlereth on TV today said, I kid you not, that the Titans could franchise Albert Haynesworth. What a complete dumbass.
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Isn't it scary when your best player might leave your team?? I am just happy we got Suggs. Now I worry about Ray
What's the word on Ray now? The last I heard he was unwilling to take any type of home discount. I think it's pretty critical to resign him IMO
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Apparently Peppers made a list of 4 teams to be traded to providing he is franchised. Dallas is the only one named so far according to Yahoo.com
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Well I am guessing he tests the free agent market and hopefully takes our offer over others. I think he stays
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That team is already so stacked it is obvious they do not need better players just someone who can bring leadership(screw you stay away from Ray).
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Glad SD franchised Sproles, gives us a better chance at Moreno.
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Anyone else not like the franchise tag? I would be down for it if you could only use it for one year, but otherwise I'm not a fan.
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http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/02/18/char...nchise-player/



Bryant is absolutely no surprise, but I'm shocked the Chargers franchised Sproles. That makes no sense to me whatsoever, AJ Smith is an idiot. He needs to spend that money elsewhere.
Was Polian an idiot for placing the franchise tag on Dallas Clark last year?

Anyways, I don't see a scenario where we actually pay Sproles the franchise tag money. He either signs a long term deal or gets traded IMO.
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Ya it was Dallas with 2 other NFC teams and one AFC team.
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Was Polian an idiot for placing the franchise tag on Dallas Clark last year?

Anyways, I don't see a scenario where we actually pay Sproles the franchise tag money. He either signs a long term deal or gets traded IMO.
1. What a stupid argument. I wanted to write this up for an article, but I might as well get to it now.

If Polian ever had the following '10 free agents:

- QB Philip Rivers
- RB LaDainian Tomlinson* (he's signed through '11, but he won't see those last two backloaded years)
- WR Chris Chambers
- WR Vincent Jackson
- WR Malcolm Floyd
- LT Marcus McNeil
- OLB Shawne Merriman

and the following '11 free agents:

- TE Antonio Gates
- NT Jamal Williams
- S Eric Weddle

and he spends almost $7M for one year of Sproles? When the current CBA forces you to construct contracts to increase by no more than 30% from one year to the next? Then he would be a complete moron.

2. Chargers fans thought the team could trade a franchised Michael Turner, if I recall. They sure got that 1st round pick there.

Who's going to give up a draft pick for a scatback/return man, when they have to pay him too? And once he signs his name to the franchise tender, his '09 tender is guaranteed.


Smith should have just drafted Knowshon Moreno this April, to take Sproles' place this year and then take over for LDT next year. And then you draft a complementary back next year.

Craig Davis was a 1st round pick, one would think he could at least serve as the return man in the meantime.
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Panthers are pretty likely to franchise either Gross or Peppers, depending on how the contractual negotiations with Gross go. According to every source under the sun, the Panthers and Gross are close, as in letting ink dry, close and his deal will be announced soon. I've heard that on three separate dates though so take this with a grain of salt.

Peppers announcement, in a truly douchebag maneuver has come out and said there's four teams he wants to play for.

According to sources two of these teams the Panthers would hate to trade him to. This makes me think they're in the NFC:S.

Obviously one isn't NO, and anywhere in florida is likely to grab his attention (huge payday no income tax) so I'm thinking he's looking at Tampa.

Dallas is the other team, so there's the 34 link and the fact that Jones throws money at anything

As for the other two teams, I really don't know, Obviously they're likely to be playoff teams, or 34 teams so GB, Denver, Jets, Broncs, Pats, Baltimore etc etc

After his shenanigans this offseason though I just hope the Panthers get Gross signed and then trade Peppers to whoever wants to give us the most.
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Peppers announcement, in a truly douchebag maneuver has come out and said there's four teams he wants to play for.

According to sources two of these teams the Panthers would hate to trade him to. This makes me think they're in the NFC:S.
Douchebag is right, I really detest how he's handled this offseason. Look, no one is putting a gun to his head so that he has to stay in Carolina, but all this public crap? Like if two NFC South teams are on this list of four, when no one in the division plays a 3-4 defense which he supposedly desires so much to play for, and how he'll refuse to play for anyone not on the list, and so on. It's just dumb imo.

If he has to play under the franchise tag for one more year in Carolina, then so be it. It's not like he has to sign a long-term deal, and I doubt they could afford to franchise him again next year (and if they did, he'd make between 45-50M in three years).
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Peppers and Abraham. Oh boy.
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Ya the tag blows. Its makes free agency not as exciting as it could have been. Not to mention basically every player hates getting it.
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