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Colts put franchise tag on Freeney

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Sledge, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. oochymp

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    I just read on another board (from a Colts fan) that they just freed up $15 mil in cap room, I'm hoping he'll esplain how because the only way I could see that happening is cutting Manning :ha: don't we all wish
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  2. TitanJeff

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    With the cap increase, we're seeing teams use the franchise tag much more because they know it'll cost even more to replace them.

    I think we'll all be floored by what guys like Bennett will get once they are UFAs.
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  3. mdfan

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    posted on the colts F2FA board coltfreaks.com

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  4. Broken Record

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    Someone explain what converting a roster bonus into a signing bonus means. Does that mean they are paying out cash today but delaying the cap hit until another day?
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  5. Smash

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    A roster bonus is a one year hit, a signing bonus hit is spread out over several years
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  6. TitanJeff

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    Yup. And if the Titans do a long-term deal with Henry, we'll see the same type of thing. That roster bonus he's due on March 2 will be spread out over a four-year deal as part of a signing bonus.
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  7. Broken Record

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    So it's safe to say then, that this is the same procedure that got us into trouble with dead money?
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  8. TitanJeff

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    It did except what the Titans were doing was extending the contracts beyond their original ending. A four-year deal had more years added to spread out the signing bonus.

    With the amount of cap the Titans have, I don't see the need to spread out the hit with Henry. It's a matter of whether or not you throw a ton of money at someone who is a risk with a second-rounder needing to be on the field.
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  9. Broken Record

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    As Velma from Scooby Doo used to say, "Veddy Intuh-desting."

    As far as Henry and White go, both are risks. Henry is the known quantity with the drug problem and White is the overweight guy with the attitude problem. I think this is a critical building year for this team. It's a year they need to show they can get over the hump and make the playoffs.

    That being said, I think the team should keep Henry, build some protection into the contract, use the possible suspension as a bargaining tool and get to winning some games on the ground.

    On the flip side, I want to have my cake and eat it too. Henry probably has 3 good seasons left in him, give or take a year, so I hope there isn't much money tied up in him after that.
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  10. TitanJeff

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    I think the Titans will work to keep him for a reasonable price. Henry has to know he'll have White pushing him but, at the same time, he knows the system with the Titans and won't blow time learning another.

    I pay Henry second-tier RB money. If he wants that monster payday as a team's #1 for the next four years, I don't know if he'll get that from the Titans.
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