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Westside
03-03-2007, 05:22 PM
According to KFFL Vonta is going to visit with the Cardinals.

281
03-03-2007, 05:25 PM
man, i really wanna keep him.

hot pickle
03-03-2007, 05:31 PM
like someone said in the NFL forum, hes a RFA so he can match there offer if they offer him anythin...

Aztequila
03-03-2007, 05:34 PM
Thats good he is restricted. I can't wait to this guy get more game time, hes a beast.

Texans Pride
03-03-2007, 05:39 PM
http://houstonprofootball.com/

Since linebacker Shantee Orr and fullback Vonta Leach were undrafted coming out of college, the Texans only own the right of first refusal. This means that if another team is very eager to signed either player, a poison pill clause can be inserted into the offer, thereby guaranteeing the salaries if the player were to stay in Houston, making it difficult for the Texans to match.

run-david-run
03-03-2007, 05:43 PM
I dont understand the "poison pill" thing..how can that be allowed?

Dunta_23
03-03-2007, 05:52 PM
Very similar to what they did in the Burleson/Hutchinson thing....Like put a clause that would say...."If this player plays more than 5 games in the state of Texas, a 10 million dollar roster bonus must be paid"...etc etc...

It is a wierd loophole but it is allowed

HuttoKarl
03-03-2007, 06:01 PM
If Arizona signs him and we don't match, do we get a draft pick or any compensation?

GuerillaBlack
03-03-2007, 06:16 PM
I wanna keep that man.

Dunta_23
03-03-2007, 06:20 PM
If Arizona signs him and we don't match, do we get a draft pick or any compensation?

Not in this case because he was undrafted...we only get the option of signing the guy to the offer the other sheet the other team signed him to.

TexanFan881
03-03-2007, 06:44 PM
You really think the Cardinals would use the poison pill, which is looked down upon, to get a FB? Hopefully if they offer anything we will match it...

nunusguy
03-03-2007, 07:03 PM
You really think the Cardinals would use the poison pill, which is looked down upon, to get a FB? Hopefully if they offer anything we will match it...

Good point. It's not wise for one team to risk the wrath of another over a
player like Vonta Leach. Not to discount or dis Leach's contribution to the Texans last year, but he's not quite the caliber or level of player a franchise would make war with another franchise over.
But somebody said earlier in the thread that Leach was a RFA. Well that sounded too good to be true since he'd been in the league for a couple years, but only here last year. But I definitely dunno 'bout the rules & regulation on that subject ?

Clash_Fan3605
03-03-2007, 07:10 PM
Man, we had better keep him. I want him to pave the way for AD or Green. If he gets away... :brickwall

keyfro
03-03-2007, 07:11 PM
i hope leach isn't offered that big of a contract...i do want him back...i don't know of any injuries he has had in the past so i really wouldn't mind the garentee portion of the contract to keep him...as long as it makes sense in reference to the fact that he is a FB not a RB...and that he really isn't the top teir FB like Neal, Alstott, or Richardson

run-david-run
03-03-2007, 07:31 PM
Very similar to what they did in the Burleson/Hutchinson thing....Like put a clause that would say...."If this player plays more than 5 games in the state of Texas, a 10 million dollar roster bonus must be paid"...etc etc...

It is a wierd loophole but it is allowed

I remeber that whole thing (came back to bite the Seahawks in the ass with Burleson), but it seems a very strange thing to be allowed.

HuttoKarl
03-03-2007, 08:16 PM
We need to be looking at Arizona's CB, David Macklin. Get us some competition going for that second spot.

South Texan
03-03-2007, 10:15 PM
Really hope we can hold onto him. He seems like an answer at FB and we don't need to be filling more holes at this point.

HJam72
03-03-2007, 10:23 PM
We need to keep him.

SamuraiSword
03-03-2007, 11:59 PM
According to KFFL Vonta is going to visit with the Cardinals.

nooooo please keep him :cry2:

valleytexfan
03-04-2007, 12:05 AM
No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please hold on to Vonta!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Insideop
03-04-2007, 12:28 AM
I guess my only questions are, why didn't we sign him before the FA period began and try to lock him up with a nice 3 to 4 year contract? Or, did he want to test the market? Anybody know?

He's way too valuable to lose IMO.

Overalls
03-04-2007, 08:17 PM
I too hope we keep him.

mancunian
03-04-2007, 08:20 PM
I'd like to se him back as well - unless we're planning on drafting a FB in the first round...:brickwall :sarcasm:

Navy_Chris
03-04-2007, 08:22 PM
According to KFFL Vonta is going to visit with the Cardinals.

The Texans would be wise not to let him go. He's much better than Jameel Cook.

keyfro
03-04-2007, 08:34 PM
i think he'll be back...but if not i still think that cook can be a solid FB for us...i think he had some bad luck in a few games last year...the fumble in the giant game wasn't even a fumble in the jet game...shotty refs screwed us on that one

TexanSam
03-04-2007, 08:34 PM
Maybe we'll draft Brian Leonard out of Rutgers to replace Leach if he leaves.

SamuraiSword
03-04-2007, 11:17 PM
Any new news on Vonta lately????

coachdent
03-05-2007, 08:12 AM
Gulp..... I am holding my breath hoping and praying that Vonta is a Texan next year. I do NOT want to imagine the other possibility currently on our roster...:drunk:

Stampede
03-05-2007, 08:32 AM
Gulp..... I am holding my breath hoping and praying that Vonta is a Texan next year. I do NOT want to imagine the other possibility currently on our roster...:drunk:


^^ Chain prayer

Mr teX
03-05-2007, 09:14 AM
man, i really wanna keep him.

i agree, we need him, screw cook.