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« on: Jul 27, 2011 at 11:15 »

Figured I'd start a spot to note some of the more "interesting" SINGINGS for discussion purposes.

With Holmesy getting a 5YR/50MIL/24BONUS deal, we're off to a good start.

*eye roll*

I mean, he good, and all; a fan when he was a Steeler; picked him comin' out of college despite his alma mater; thanks for the grab in XLIII; etc., etc., BUT...50 milly with half guaranteed??

Over.  Paid.

Didn't Fitz sign a similar deal only a coupla years ago?
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 11:42 »

That's a crazy deal, aforementioned caveats included.  It's similar to the Waaaaaay Craaaaazy deal that Roy Williams got from the Cowboys a few years ago after they traded for him with Detroit - he was just cut btw.
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 08:45 »

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Report: Patriots land DT Haynesworth

The New England Patriots obtained DT Albert Haynesworth from the Washington Redskins early Thursday, according to ESPN. According to the report, the Patriots surrendered a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft to obtain the former All-Pro.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 09:09 »

San Antonio on the front page of the NY Post today.   Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 12:06 »

Will be interesting to see if Billycheat will be able to sprinkle some pixie dust on Haynesworth and get him to perform up to his capabilities.  Obviously hoping he can't because a Wilfork/Haynesworth middle is about as stout as it gets for a running game.

Oh, and as if Miami needed more Bush...
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 12:43 »

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Oh, and as if Miami needed more Bush...

Doesn't get much better than Bush on South Beach...
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 14:31 »

Cardinals give up huge bounty to acquire Kolb
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 28, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT
 Getty ImagesAfter a while, all of the “Kevin Kolb trade is close” reports started to remind us of the reports that said the “labor deal is close.”

Thankfully, this deal didn’t take as long to close.

Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com reports Kolb is headed to Arizona in exchange for a second-round pick and 2009 Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

That’s a ton to give up for an unproven quarterback, but the Cardinals were only getting started betting their future on Kolb. Caplan reports Kolb will sign a five-year, $63 million contract with $20 million guaranteed.

(Kolb can head to Arizona now, but league rules indicate he can’t start practicing until the league year starts on August 4.)

The guaranteed money is less than Kolb was reportedly asking for, but still a lot for a quarterback with seven uneven career starts.  Houston made a similar deal for Matt Schaub which worked out, although they didn’t give up a solid young starting cornerback.

What a gamble. The move will define the rest of the Ken Whisenhunt/Rod Graves era in Arizona.

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 14:32 »

Bills grab Brad Smith from Jets
Posted by Michael David Smith on July 28, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT
 APFree agent wide receiver Brad Smith is leaving the Jets but staying in the AFC East.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bills have reached an agreement with Smith on a four-year, $15 million deal.

The move is a big one for the Bills, who pick up an explosive playmaker on both offense and special teams.

And the move means the Jets will lose a player who was a threat to run or pass as a wildcat quarterback, to catch passes as a receiver or to make plays as a kickoff returner.
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« Reply #8 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 14:34 »

Jermon Bushrod is staying with the Saints
Posted by Josh Alper on July 28, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT
 Getty ImagesThe Saints retained one of their 26 unrestricted free agents on Thursday, agreed to a deal with tackle Jermon Bushrod.

Bushrod drew some interest from other teams, the Bears were a reported suitor, but chose to head back to New Orleans. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports it is a two-year deal for Bushrod, who started every game for the Saints last season.

There was some talk this offseason about letting Bushrod walk and letting Charles Brown, their 2010 second-round pick, take over the job. Unless the financial terms, unknown at this point, are exorbitant, keeping Bushrod makes sense. He’s not an elite tackle, but he’s done well enough for the Saints to win with him in the lineup and is a known quantity. If Brown outplays him this summer, you can make a change while knowing there’s an experienced backup in case something goes awry.

And, on top of all that, you don’t want to mess with Drew Brees‘ blind side unless it is absolutely necessary.
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« Reply #9 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 14:37 »

Kolb I get.  Gotta get a solid QB somehow.  And, after Lionhart crapped himself, it kinda painted the Cards into a corner.

But, Brad Smith?  15 million?  Wut?
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