AJ no show/now back to work

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  1. BigBull17

    BigBull17 Hall of Fame

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    Absent from OTA's due to contract stuff, per 610.

    Pay the man. He is the best WR in football, give him the keys to the city.
     
  2. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    Really? Contract stuff/ I thought he signed a new deal not very long ago

    Edit: He signed a 6 year deal before the 2007-2008 season worth 60 million with 15 guaranteed.
     
  3. blitz90

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    Well thats just great.

    Pay me Rick part 2
     
  4. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Bob McNair is a cheapskate.

    There got that out of the way.

    AJ is three years into an eight year deal.
     
  5. False Start

    False Start On # 69

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    Well, this really sucks. If the Texans don't pay AJ I'll freak out I think.

    Maybe its just something that will get worked out quick, I hope so.
     
  6. HTown2ATX

    HTown2ATX TexansMetalhead

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    I thought so too. Not like last year, but I thought he was locked up for a while by us.

    I just got that text too. Damnit. Give him whatever he wants damnit!!!! No.........really.....

    :foottap:
     
  7. dalemurphy

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    He's signed thru 2014! Screw him if he is using higher team exectations as a means to line his pockets with another $30 million.
     
  8. BigBull17

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    It's crazy. Hopefully this isnt his "plan to force a trade" his uncle talked about.
     


  9. imatexan

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    Why do players need to work out a new contract when they have a great one in place already?

    I just don't get it.

    AJ is still the man and should be payed whatever it is to keep him but I guess I just don't understand the process.
     
  10. dalemurphy

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    He's grabbing for another signing bonus out of fear of no football in 2011, is my guess. Plus, it turns out that he is a greedy b*stard. Dang it!
     
  11. SmoochyTX

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    This is ridiculous. He's not even halfway through his current contract, making mega bucks, and he wants more?

    First Dunta and now Andre. Again, this is ridiculous.
     
  12. b0ng

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    Isn't his contract pretty small compared to the other WR around the league?

    He's good so pay the man cause somebody else will. Overpay the man.
     
  13. No More 8-8's

    No More 8-8's Veteran

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    Yikes, I was not expecting this at all. And to think HBO passed over us for the JETS.

    But seriously, he has a long-term contract already in place. Doesnt he know their are other players are this team who have not gotten paid like him?
     
  14. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    AJ, love ya bro, but it ain't happening this year. With 5 years left on his existing deal I don't think he should get it.

    In the end, it's the 1st OTA. If he doesn't show in June, I'll begin to worry. Until then, meh.
     
  15. dalemurphy

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    I am very sympathetic towards players holding out for a deal when they haven't had a big contract yet. A guy like OD, who was drafted in the 4th round, could get injured and never really cash in on his effort and production. Even a guy like A.Boldin, who was drafted late in the 2nd round, has been a great player but unable to score a deal that represents all he's accomplished. However, AJ was given a monster contract as a rookie and then an enormous extension. So, he's received about $40 million in only signing bonuses, not to mention salary. If he does this, I think I'm going to have to boo him.
     
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    BIG TORO TERADACTYL #23

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    Maybe this is why him and Dunta understood each other and got along.
     
  17. dalemurphy

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    Not when compared to other deals signed three years ago.
     
  18. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Eh, he's getting paid about 7.7 million a year (with signing bonus incl) and is number 8 on the WR salaries chart. He will likely drop to 9 once Brandon Marshall gets his money.

    Here are the 2009 numbers according to the USA Today:
    WR Salaries 2009

    Edit: sorry, Antonio Bryant won't be in the Top 10 next year, since his current contract is up. AJ should be number 8 next year, unless some other WR gets big bucks like Miles Austin.
     
  19. WWJD

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    Why should Bob McNair be forced to give him more money? He's already under contract. He's a millionaire. Multi at that. Go play AJ.
     
  20. No More 8-8's

    No More 8-8's Veteran

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    Jesus, what ever happened to honoring your freakin" contract! I could easily understand Chris Johnson situation in regards to his contract, but Andre already got his mega deal.

    This offseason does not need anymore drama.
     

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