Woodson is out the door, Peterson on the way

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  1. Kaiser Toro

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    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/22/SPG10HCBCB1.DTL

    So prepare to say goodbye to Woodson and, in all likelihood, 49ers linebacker Julian Peterson. Both are free-agents-to-be and 2005 franchise players who would command 20 percent raises over last year's salaries, thanks to a stipulation in the soon-to-expire collective bargaining agreement.

    Woodson cost the Raiders $10.529 million in '05 and played in all of six games because of a fractured fibula. He accounted for more than one-eighth of the team's entire payroll. Once a team leader, he completely disappeared from the locker room after being injured in an Oct. 23 game against Buffalo.

    "He's finally gone. There is no value in bringing him back, period,'' said an NFL source, confirming that the Raiders will not tag Woodson a third consecutive year.

    Peterson, who remains an influential, stand-up player among his teammates, started 14 games in '05 -- admirable after returning from career-threatening Achilles surgery. But a hamstring injury limited him last season. And he would cost the team $8.6 million in '06, including the built-in raise.
     
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    I would go after Peterson for the right price, but Woodson has broken a leg like 3 times in the last 5 years.
     
  3. El Tejano

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    I like Peterson.
     
  4. Samer

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    Peterson all the way
     
  5. CITY CAT

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    The question is "does Peterson like us?".
     
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    the only team worse than the 49ers is us haha
     
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