Freeney

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Big TT, Jan 6, 2007.

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  1. Big TT

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    Freeney is a restricted FA right? Just how does that work, my understanding is the Dolts would have the right to match any offer. Does that mean the contracts would have to be exactly the same ie. up front money, years and total $$$? If so then could the Titans or any other of the teams with a lot of $$$ to throw around write said contract in a way that would make it difficult for the dolts to match?
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    They have to match our offers to take him from them or they can just let him sign. Him being a RFA gives the Colts the right to match. Remember that all of the teams are getting money this year. I think the cap is heading somewhere upwards of 108 million; something like that. I'm not so sure we really have all that much money. I would be very surprised if the Titans were in the top 5.
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    My understanding is that we have at least 30 million and I have heard Reese say "up to" 41 million to spend I suppose depending on restructures they expect and the like.
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  4. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    yeah, we'll have about 40 million, but a lot of other teams will have a lot of money also thanks to the new collective bargaining agreement.
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  5. MattPan25

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    freeney would be nice plus it would be hurtin the colts just like we have thorton now. what about charles grant...pretty sure hes a fa with the saints this yr. he would be a solid de.
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    Freeney is an unrestricted FA. But they are going to use the franchise tag on him so that they can either keep him or get some real compensation for him.

    If a team signs a franchise player (which has never happened in my knowledge), the original team can either match the offer or let him go and take 2 1st round draft picks from the new team.

    As for RFAs, the system is basically the same. The only difference is that the compensation isn't as high and depends on where the player was drafted and how high a tender the team offers the RFA before free agency.
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  7. Big TT

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    Still might be worth doing, basically we gave a 1st for Kevin Carter to the Lambs. IMO Feeney would be a far better pickup.
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  8. Smash

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    If they are gonna tag Freeney, it's gonna cost them. Even with the increase in cap in 2007, they're already near the edge.
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    Not for our next 2 1st round picks. It was only worth it for carter because it was such a late pick and because we were a team at the top in need of a DE trying to win now.
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  10. thnom

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    No thankyou. I read somewhere (I was pissed last night when reading it) but Freeney takes himself out of SO many plays, he's the #1 reason there rush D is so bad. He said that it may be better to get rid of Freeney and get more better players for the same money. I won't be happy with Freeney, one trick pony.
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