Briggs, Samuel Franchised

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  1. NEROtheZERO

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...ory?coll=chi-sportstop-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true
    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/
    Well, I guess that means it is in our best interest to go after Hood or Bly, Clements just priced himself through the roof.
     
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    Dreams just died.
     
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    Damn, those were my two players I wanted to see in a Texans uni.
     
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    Well, at least Nate Clements will be a free agent. His price just went up more because of NE....Damn you Belichik!!!!..
     
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    i hope samuel raises hell in NE.
     
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    Briggs being franchised doesn't bother me but Samuels one is a blow because of the impact on the rest of the CB market.

    Its going to cost us much more to sign one now, maybe this pushes us towards drafting one early rounds in the draft, maybe with our 2.
     
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    The sky isn't falling. Clements is a one time (2004) pro-bowler. He isn't Champ Bailey and adjusted for NFL inflation won't or shouldn't command money like Champ. He will get paid as a top end guy but this isn't a throw the bank at the guy situation.
     
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    Neither one being franchised should bother/surprise any of us. We didn't have the money to get them anyway. But it does raise the stakes on Clements and the ones after him. JMHO!
     


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    true. this really drives up nate clements price if you want to be a player for his services. keith at HPF had a great article about the possibilty of signing clements and making economical improvements along the o-line and d-line.
     
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    I was wondering that, I think I read somewhere that he and his agent didn't want to be franchised.
     
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    Where does this oft repeated opinion come from? The issue on signing someone isn't really cap as much as willingness to shell out signing bonus. At least one report has Clements wanting an $18 mil signing bonus. Fine, that and $2.5 (no that isn't unrealistically low--the year Peyton got his signing bonus he took a league minimum $535 k base as did Champ Bailey at $540 k followed by $1 mil in year 2) in base gets you a cap hit of $5.5 mil on a 6 year deal.
     
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    nate clements just got richer than Angola.
     
  13. NEROtheZERO

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    The agent for Asante Samuel said his client is not upset about the Patriots placing the franchise tag on him.

    "We don't look at it as a bad thing," Alonzo Shavers said on Friday night. "This is a step in the process in working toward a long-term deal."

    Asked if Samuel would hold out, Shavers said: "That is not our intention at all."
     
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    I had really wanted to see Briggs, Samuel or Clements in Texans uniform next year.
     

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