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Who will be the longest NFL hold out?

Old 08-10-05, 01:11 AM
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Who will be the longest NFL hold out?

We had fun with it last you, so lets try again this year, who is going to hold out the longest in the NFL.
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Old 08-10-05, 01:25 AM
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I'm gonna say 2 #4 picks in a row and go with Cedric Benson.
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Old 08-10-05, 01:37 AM
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I will laugh so hard if i team just gives up, and not sign there #1 pick, make an example out of these people.
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Old 08-10-05, 01:45 AM
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Seems like Cedric Benson.
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Old 08-10-05, 02:55 AM
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How about Pacman he is bitching about his team, which he is not even signed to yet
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Old 08-10-05, 02:58 AM
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Old 08-10-05, 09:23 AM
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Andy Stokes is probably holding out for the big cash
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Luckily it's not Rolle!
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Old 08-10-05, 10:46 AM
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Alex Barron.
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Old 08-10-05, 11:58 AM
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Alex Barron.
Nevermind that one (I picked him, too). Supposedly, he just signed a six-year deal.
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Old 08-10-05, 04:30 PM
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I'm gonna say 2 #4 picks in a row and go with Cedric Benson.
I hope the Bears never sign him.... then he'll rethink the value of holding out.
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Old 08-10-05, 04:58 PM
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I hope the Bears never sign him.... then he'll rethink the value of holding out.
He gotta look out for #1!
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Old 08-10-05, 05:18 PM
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What's up with Pennsylvania:

TO
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Ward

I can see not paying a rookie, but these guys are studs.
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Old 08-10-05, 06:36 PM
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TO has a contract. Westbrook's going to get his. Ward is the one I don't get... he definitely deserves a new deal. Think he'll get it though.

And not signing a guy for a year wouldn't be the best move, considering that the player would just go back into the draft next year and then you've wasted a draft pick.
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Old 08-11-05, 12:10 PM
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But if he goes back into the draft, his value goes way way down, and he will make alot less money.
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Old 08-11-05, 12:40 PM
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Just like last year, it's still Barry Sanders.
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Old 08-16-05, 04:01 PM
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It's down to Benson and David Pollack

Pacman Jones is supposed to sign his deal today. This article is worth posting just for the Albert Haynesworth quote

There remain several dicey negotiating points to navigate, but the Tennessee Titans late Monday night reached agreement in principle on all of the key financial issues with first-round draft choice Adam "Pacman" Jones, and hope to have the former West Virginia University cornerback signed and on the field as early as Tuesday's practice.

The sixth prospect chosen overall, Jones will sign a five-year contract, which has been the norm for most players in the first round. Complete financial details were not available, but it is likely Jones will receive guarantees of $13 million-$14 million, based on the deals of the other players in that portion of the round.

It is expected the deal will include considerable protection for the Titans, given that Jones has allegedly been involved in three off-field incidents since the draft that brought him under scrutiny. In the latest incident, Jones faces two counts of misdemeanor assault and one of felony vandalism stemming from a July altercation at a Nashville nightclub.

Because of those incidents, and the Titans' need to be able to seek recourse and possibly repayment of bonus money if Jones is unavailable to them because of legal difficulties, the contract language is expected to be both ponderous and rife with penalty clauses.

Jones can also expect to face some skeptical teammates. Last week, several Titans players acknowledged it was time for Jones to complete his contract, given that he was already "slotted" in the first round, with the players around him having agreed to terms, and get to work. They also noted he might need to soften his attitude.

"Right now," defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said, referring to off-field incidents, "[Jones] has been more in prison than he's been on the practice field."

To date, Jones has missed 25 practice sessions and one preseason contest.

Having lost both of their 2004 starting cornerbacks, the Titans projected Jones as an immediate starter when they selected him. Now he will have to make up for lost time if he is to even contribute early in his rookie season.

Said general manager Floyd Reese last week in laying out what Jones would face when he finally reported: "He has no idea [of the difficulty]. He thinks he is going to come in here and get an interception or two and everything is going to be quiet. But that's not the way it works. It is going to be brutal and it is going to be long."

Jones, 21, played in 36 games with 22 starts for the Mountaineers before bypassing his final season of college eligibility to enter the 2005 draft. He finished his career with 201 tackles, eight interceptions and 22 passes defensed. Also a dangerous return specialist, he averaged 25.0 yards on kickoff runbacks and 10.9 yards on punt returns, and scored twice. Jones also had an interception return for a touchdown.

Although undersized (5-feet-10, 187 pounds) given the demand for bigger cornerbacks, Jones is an explosive athlete with superb quickness and all-around athleticism.

This spring Tennessee was forced to release star cornerback Samari Rolle in a salary cap purge and the other starter, Andre Dyson, departed as an unrestricted free agent. At their practices last week, the first-unit cornerbacks were Andre Woolfolk and Tony Beckham, who have seven career starts between them.

The eight cornerbacks currently in camp total only 12 regular-season starts.
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I wish SD would just give Antonio Gates what he wants.
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Old 08-17-05, 11:33 AM
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I was thinking Pollack all along. I'll go with the longshot.
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Old 08-17-05, 01:35 PM
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Well, it didnt take long to prove myself wrong.

CINCINNATI (AP) -- David Pollack, the Cincinnati Bengals' first-round pick, ended his 19-day holdout on Wednesday by signing a five-year contract.

``We're excited to have this deal concluded,'' said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. ``We're excited to get started with David, for his and our future.''

The Bengals scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference to announce the deal.
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Old 08-17-05, 03:26 PM
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Benson and his agent can suck a fat one if he doesn't sign in the next 24 hours.
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Old 08-17-05, 03:47 PM
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At this point I hope he sits out half of the season. Anything that gets Angelo's dumbass fired is ok in my book.
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Old 08-17-05, 08:08 PM
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At this point I hope he sits out half of the season. Anything that gets Angelo's dumbass fired is ok in my book.
He signed that 4 year deal not long ago...and you know the Bears won't fire him with money on the table.
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Old 08-18-05, 04:36 PM
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Looks like the Bears are going to play hardball with Benson. Angelo released a statement saying the offer on the table right now is it and they're going to start taking money away if he keeps holding out.
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