WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    8 mil per on a 30+ slot guy, not for 5 yrs in my opinion. No thanks

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    Ummm, NO

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    I'd like to see what they base per year is. $18mil signing sounds about right but it boils down to the how the rest of the $22mil would be spread

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    Who is your "source", sports talk radio?!  They have been speculating non stop on the contract length/dollars since Brady's extension was reported on.  Your posts may be ridiculous, but they sure are not well thought out, edited or articulated. 

     
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    5yrs is to long

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    Too costly.  I love Wes, and I doubt Brady scratched that new extremely NE Patriot friendly contract without some back room talk about keeping Welker.  However, 5 year contract?  Doesn't make sense.  Unless the contract is back loaded with the thought process being he gets offloaded in a few years before the contract can really bite deep into their pockets. 

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    In response to BostonProSportsLover's comment:

    my sources tell me this deal will be official by next tuesday, perimeters are just a formality. it was a quid pro quo. tb, wes and giz alll just came back from tommy's hideaway in costa rica. u dont do that with all ur random teammates. thats a crutch, as mentioned yesterday.. no way he's taking a discount without clearcut guarantees about the wes! now both will end their careers in new england! seems like a win-win.. well played by bb. had he signed wes and give in to all the homeraders lasyt year, he would be in salary cap limbo like a lot of jabroni gms. now we can fully stock up like 2007 but from both sides of ball. talib should walk thru that door. kruger or freeney will also, ed reed should come on down plus edelman as well. not so sure with vollmer, must cut somewhere. we have enough oline weapons anyways.  speed rules the combine, we will get one of those WRs to develop. dont b surprised if t'eo walks thru those doors! this team will be overdosing in speed and talent and depth!

    i say y not go after steven jackson as well.. another corey dillon, bb kind of oj andersen type runner! get it done, spend that money!



    agree on th epass rsuihers.

    no to slow and confused teo.

    speed? 

    did you watch the alabama game. dont need a slow lb. 

    8 mil per year for a slot recevier is too much for me. if we win a champ i wont complain though

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    In response to agill1970's comment:

    Too costly.  I love Wes, and I doubt Brady scratched that new extremely NE Patriot friendly contract without some back room talk about keeping Welker.  However, 5 year contract?  Doesn't make sense.  Unless the contract is back loaded with the thought process being he gets offloaded in a few years before the contract can really bite deep into their pockets. 



    agreed

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    You could sign him for 10 years, for all I care, because NFL contracts aren't guaranteed. 18 million guaranteed is the key number. If he produces his usual 100 plus catches the next 2 years you've got an excellent deal. I'm elated if this is the deal.

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    There is also the possibility that the Patriots are going to go after a bigger name receiver to play opposite Welker and the TE's to stretch the field and lessen the work load on him. That would keep the miles down and make him viable longer. Five years the way hes being used now will simply not work. But especially if the supposed miracle worker Lloyd will not be brought back, a big name WR is almost becoming an absolute necessity.

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    In response to BostonProSportsLover's comment:

    my sources tell me this deal will be official by next tuesday, perimeters are just a formality. it was a quid pro quo. tb, wes and giz alll just came back from tommy's hideaway in costa rica. u dont do that with all ur random teammates. thats a crutch, as mentioned yesterday.. no way he's taking a discount without clearcut guarantees about the wes! now both will end their careers in new england! seems like a win-win.. well played by bb. had he signed wes and give in to all the homeraders lasyt year, he would be in salary cap limbo like a lot of jabroni gms. now we can fully stock up like 2007 but from both sides of ball. talib should walk thru that door. kruger or freeney will also, ed reed should come on down plus edelman as well. not so sure with vollmer, must cut somewhere. we have enough oline weapons anyways.  speed rules the combine, we will get one of those WRs to develop. dont b surprised if t'eo walks thru those doors! this team will be overdosing in speed and talent and depth!

    i say y not go after steven jackson as well.. another corey dillon, bb kind of oj andersen type runner! get it done, spend that money!




    the 8M is fine but 5 years for any receiver at 32? hmm...

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    I doubt it will be 5 years.  I see 3 years at the most.  3 years $25 mill, $16 mill guaranteed.

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    In response to TFB12's comment:

    I doubt it will be 5 years.  I see 3 years at the most.  3 years $25 mill, $16 mill guaranteed.



    probably

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    In response to TFB12's comment:

    I doubt it will be 5 years.  I see 3 years at the most.  3 years $25 mill, $16 mill guaranteed.



    Well that might end up being the final length the contract actually exists but giving him 5 years to spread out a larger signing bonus makes sense

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    In response to trouts' comment:

    You could sign him for 10 years, for all I care, because NFL contracts aren't guaranteed. 18 million guaranteed is the key number. If he produces his usual 100 plus catches the next 2 years you've got an excellent deal. I'm elated if this is the deal.



    ^this

    Now we just need to score one or more of the vet WR's who ultimately will be let go in cost cutting efforts by other teams, spend the rest of the money on our own FA's and use package the draft picks to move up into the high first and grab the best DT available and add to the D.

     

     
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    Re: WES' DEAL is 5 years and $40m ($18m guaranteed) with salary cap relief.. fair deal or another BB steal?

    Intially I thought 2 or 3 year deal with player/club option on the 4th year. It is all about how much is guaranteed and how the money gets spread. If Wes gets a big signing bonus then maybe years four and five aren't huge cap hits that handicap the team in the future. Also, much like other players in various sports (Clemons, Bird etc...) Wes is getting paid for being remarkably consistent. No he's not Calvin Johnson or Jerry Rice, but he is the most consistent WR the Patriots currently have on their roster (this includes Gronk and Hernandez). If the Pats get Hartline or Amendola this would make the O a little more effective. I might also throw in a cheap FB who can pass protect and run the goaline.

     
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