Vonta Leach to Meet with Cardinals

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Westside, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Westside

    Westside Rookie

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    According to KFFL Vonta is going to visit with the Cardinals.
     
  2. 281

    281 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,534
    Likes Received:
    47
    man, i really wanna keep him.
     
  3. hot pickle

    hot pickle Canada Eh

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Messages:
    2,468
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Canada
    like someone said in the NFL forum, hes a RFA so he can match there offer if they offer him anythin...
     
  4. Aztequila

    Aztequila Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    Thats good he is restricted. I can't wait to this guy get more game time, hes a beast.
     
  5. Texans Pride

    Texans Pride Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,316
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    www.realsteeltailgaters.com
    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.
     
  6. run-david-run

    run-david-run Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    The University of Texas
    I dont understand the "poison pill" thing..how can that be allowed?
     
  7. Dunta_23

    Dunta_23 All Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2005
    Messages:
    824
    Likes Received:
    13
    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
     
  8. HuttoKarl

    HuttoKarl Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,671
    Likes Received:
    141
    If Arizona signs him and we don't match, do we get a draft pick or any compensation?
     
  9. GuerillaBlack

    GuerillaBlack Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    9,216
    Likes Received:
    622
    Location:
    Montrose
    I wanna keep that man.
     
  10. Dunta_23

    Dunta_23 All Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2005
    Messages:
    824
    Likes Received:
    13
    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.
     
  11. TexanFan881

    TexanFan881 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Illinois
    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...
     
  12. nunusguy

    nunusguy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    8,991
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Houston
    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 ?
     
  13. Clash_Fan3605

    Clash_Fan3605 Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    La Porte
    Man, we had better keep him. I want him to pave the way for AD or Green. If he gets away... :brickwall
     
  14. keyfro

    keyfro Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,859
    Likes Received:
    37
    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
     
  15. run-david-run

    run-david-run Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    The University of Texas
    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.
     
  16. HuttoKarl

    HuttoKarl Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,671
    Likes Received:
    141
    We need to be looking at Arizona's CB, David Macklin. Get us some competition going for that second spot.
     
  17. South Texan

    South Texan Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    I can see Mexico from here!
    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.
     
  18. HJam72

    HJam72 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Messages:
    11,614
    Likes Received:
    653
    Location:
    Over here.
    We need to keep him.
     
  19. SamuraiSword

    SamuraiSword Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Houston of course!!!!
    nooooo please keep him :cry2:
     
  20. valleytexfan

    valleytexfan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Rio Grande Valley, TX
    No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please hold on to Vonta!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

Share This Page