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Old 07-26-2007   #1
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Camp starts tomorrow and i have not heard anything about him being signed. I hope we can sign him today becuase we NEED him to be in camp tomorrrow. Anyone heard anythign on this situation?
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I know...I keep getting on-line every hour or so to see if he signed yet. Come on Okoye, sign already!!!
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The signings are coming pretty fast and furious today.

Signings today:
Anthony Spencer, Cowboys
Gaines Adams, Bucs
Aaron Ross, NYG

Since Jamal Anderson got signed by the Falcons yesterday, that'll probably give both parties something to work from. I expect that he'll get signed before the day's over.
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On my way home yesterday, they mentioned that it was close, and while it wouldnt get done last night, they thought it would get done today!!
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Hope so, because a holdout is going to put him on my Sh*t list before camp is even done...
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The signings are coming pretty fast and furious today.

Signings today:
Anthony Spencer, Cowboys
Gaines Adams, Bucs
Aaron Ross, NYG

Since Jamal Anderson got signed by the Falcons yesterday, that'll probably give both parties something to work from. I expect that he'll get signed before the day's over.
I suspect he'll be signed in time for tomorrow's first camp session.
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You idiots need to realize, Okoye doesn't make the deal, he doesn't negotiate, all he does is sign the damn contract.

Okoye's agent sits down, tells the Texans a bloated figure and asks then to agree. Okoye doesn't get to pick and choose how much he makes. So saying "OKOYE SIGN" is idiotic.
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Default Re: Okoye news?

hmmmm....I guess there was no stipulation that our first round pick be signed quickly this year?

Obviously first overall pick allows a team to seal the deal prior to the draft, but it did seem like avoiding holdouts at all cost was a big priority in a recent draft.

Hopefully news breaks today on Okoye, though. He needs to hit the ground running and I do not think he can afford to miss any time of his first pro TC.
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The slow signings of the people in front of him have cost Okoye. Now that Gaines Adams has signed, I think it will speed up the Okoye process
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Old 07-26-2007   #10
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Speaking of Jamal Anderson...

That's a walking, talking bust....
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Hope so, because a holdout is going to put him on my Sh*t list before camp is even done...
Why?

If I was a top 10 pick rookie, I might not force a hold-out; but I would damn sure make sure I got a deal that paid me the most. Amobi has to keep the fear of career ending injury in mind, and would be stupid to not max out the potential of this contract.

Cass and Co. really spoiled the fan base by preventing hold-outs, most teams hve to deal with them from time to time.

With all that being said I bet he's in signed today or tomorrow.
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I don't see why it took them this long to settle contracts with later round picks. I mean I saw the Vikings sign a draft pick in the middle of May!
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It doesn't make sense that contracts shoudl take up until the day before or the day OF training camp to get signed. Wasn't the draft months ago??
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It doesn't make sense that contracts shoudl take up until the day before or the day OF training camp to get signed. Wasn't the draft months ago??
You have to see what the guys picked before and after you get.
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I think it would nice if the NFL had predetermined values for each of their picks.

drafted 1st overall? you get $x
drafted in the 3rd round, 5th pick? You get $x

It would prevent this kind of nonsense
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I think it would nice if the NFL had predetermined values for each of their picks.

drafted 1st overall? you get $x
drafted in the 3rd round, 5th pick? You get $x

It would prevent this kind of nonsense
I think the NBA does this, and it has seemed to help them.
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hmmmm....I guess there was no stipulation that our first round pick be signed quickly this year?

Obviously first overall pick allows a team to seal the deal prior to the draft, but it did seem like avoiding holdouts at all cost was a big priority in a recent draft.

Hopefully news breaks today on Okoye, though. He needs to hit the ground running and I do not think he can afford to miss any time of his first pro TC.
If he is signed by monday I would not call that a holdout, because of the language that goes into these contracts is not easy to do and since the guys drafted around Okoye just got signed now the dollar figures are pretty much known and you have to work on a few paramiters(sp).
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If he is signed by monday I would not call that a holdout, because of the language that goes into these contracts is not easy to do and since the guys drafted around Okoye just got signed now the dollar figures are pretty much known and you have to work on a few paramiters(sp).
While true, it is as close to becoming a holdout as you can get. And Mr. McNair might request a draft do-over if it does become a holdout situation.

Obviously different circumstances than last year, but still fun to poke at.
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I think the NBA does this, and it has seemed to help them.
It would be nice, because it seems every year guys say "I deserve $xx because so and so got $xx last year."

Snowball effect. Should also be position based. I don't think a #3 OL should make as much as a #3 QB.
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Cmon Amobe! We need you out there!!!
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