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  1. Redskins | More on Coles Trade - from www.KFFL.com

    Sat, 5 Mar 2005 14:05:06 -0800

    Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the agent of recently traded New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles, Roosevelt Barnes, told ESPN that a few issues had to be resolved, but the Washington Redskins and the Jets have agreed on all of the key parameters. Coles will receive guarantees totaling $8 million, bringing his two-year earnings from the team to a whopping $21 million in guaranteed money.

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    I'm not quite sure what this means. Who is paying the bonus...the Jets or the Redskins? Better be the Skins.

    I summon thee Flowtrain.

    It sounds like based on this article the Jets gave coles 8 million upfront (8+13=21). That doesn't mean it was a bad move though. The Jets could be pushing money to the back of the contract in order to make one more big move.

  2. The only problem I would have with taking a OT in the first round is that the draft is so deep at that position you may be able to get the same value in the 2nd or even 3rd round. DT is a different story though. I think the Jets would need to trade up to get an impact one of those.

  3. If the Chiefs don't have the cap room, why are they even bothering to invite players like Rolle in for visits?

    Idk, in hopes of seeing if they could talk them down in terms of dollars? I saw a report that the chiefs were having Priest and other players meet Rolle and other free agents to try and persuade them into signing with the chiefs. Look the facts are the chiefs have no cap room and have yet to close the deal with anybody.

  4. Don't you find it strange that people haven't been beating down his door like they have been with Smoot?

    Law not drawing as much interest has a lot to do with the age difference between him and smoot. He is also scheduled to meet with the Bills tomorrow I believe. Look the bottom line here is the chiefs have no cap room. That is why they didn't sign Law or Trotter for that matter.

  5. Are you kidding? The chiefs couldn't even lock up Trotter. They have 2.5 million in cap space and have yet to improve thier team at all, and probably won't all offseason. Chiefs are really not a great example here.

  6. http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/jets/ny-spjets05,0,6046769.story?coll=ny-sports-headlines

    Jets talking with Ty Law

    BY BOB GLAUBER

    STAFF WRITER

    March 4, 2005, 10:19 PM EST

    The Jets said goodbye to another key free agent Friday, welcomed two acquisitions, signed a third player to an offer sheet and began negotiations with what could be the biggest catch of all.

    Care to have three-time Super Bowl-winning cornerback Ty Law on your team?

    The Jets are talking with the former Patriots cornerback, two sources have told Newsday. Law, 31, was released last week in a salary-cap move and is on the open market.

    Law, who spoke with team officials Thursday, suffered a fractured foot Oct. 31 against the Steelers and missed the rest of the season, including Super Bowl XXXIX. He is not completely healthy, which could factor into how much the Jets are willing to offer in a contract. At full strength, Law is one of the league's premier cover corners.

    If Law were to sign, it could impact veteran Donnie Abraham, who joined the team as an unrestricted free agent from Tampa Bay in 2002. Abraham fell out of favor with the Jets' coaching staff near the end of last season.

    Law, the Patriots' first-round pick in 1995, tied Raymond Clayborn's franchise record with 36 career interceptions. He is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, including three straight from 2001-2003.

    The Jets also are continuing their efforts to complete a trade for Redskins receiver Laveranues Coles, the former Jet who was signed by Washington in 2003 as a restricted free agent. The only remaining hangup is working out a contract for Coles, who is being asked to forfeit $5 million of the $13-million signing bonus he received from the Redskins. The Jets would trade fourth-year receiver Santana Moss if and when Coles agrees to a contract offer.

    Meanwhile, the Jets signed tight end Jeb Putzier, a restricted free agent from the Broncos, to a five-year, $12-million offer sheet. The Broncos have seven days to match the offer. If they let him go, the Jets will forfeit a sixth-round pick in next month's draft. Putzier had 36 catches for 572 yards and two touchdowns last season.

    The Jets declined to compete with the Giants' megabucks offer for offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie, who signed a seven-year, $37.8-million deal Friday. The Jets have no immediate plans to sign a replacement for McKenzie -- former Titans right tackle Fred Miller is available -- and might select a tackle in a draft that is considered very deep at the position.

    The Jets have filled two other needs by signing backup running back Derrick Blaylock, an unrestricted free agent from the Chiefs, and Giants defensive tackle Lance Legree, who will figure into the defensive line rotation.

    "I'm very excited to be with the Jets," said Blaylock, a backup in Kansas City to Priest Holmes. "I got a good feeling from the organization. I think I can contribute."

    Blaylock hopes to carry the ball as many as 15 times a game, although workhorse running back Curtis Martin, who won the NFL rushing title last year, still figures to handle the bulk of the running game.

    On Thursday, the Jets lost defensive tackle Jason Ferguson to the Cowboys and backup running back LaMont Jordan to the Raiders.

  7. trevor pryce would be the next chester mc-snore-ton

    he's washed up - done

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    DT is probably the toughest position to fill well - there's alot of TRASH out there...

    I don't think that is really fair. I mean Mc-snor-ton had a reputation for being lazy. I've never heard that about pryce. From everything I've heard he is a hard worker. McGlockton was notoriously lazy everywhere he went. Pryce could also play 3-4 DE very well imo if the Jets wanted to play more multiple fronts next year.

  8. :lol: Pay for his own flight.

    Hey, anyone want to take a flyer on Trevor Pryce for a third round pick?

    I do he would be an awsome addition! Very big and athletic defensive lineman. Played OLB in college actually next to levon kirkland for a year or two i think. Converted to defensive end and then tackle. He is a beast in the middle. Great idea!

  9. Given that all parties involved seem to want the trade to happen, the much-discussed swap that would send disgruntled Washington Redskins wideout Laveranues Coles to the New York Jets for wide receiver Santana Moss figures to be completed. Eventually. But there are still miles to go on a deal that has been simmering on the stove for more than a week and which could take another week before it's soup. Coles remains the sticking point because he wants more money added to the remaining five seasons of the seven-year contract he signed with Washington in 2003, enough to raise compensation over the next three years to $15 million. New York is making progress but not nearly as much as the breathless Big Apple media, which treat every phone call between the Jets and agent Roosevelt Barnes as if it were the Yalta summit, would have one believe. There were reports Thursday, for instance, of a meeting between Barnes and Jets officials. In truth, the meeting was a 10-minute telephone conversation with assistant general manager Mike Tannenbaum in which there was only incremental progress, if that. "Status quo," Barnes told ESPN.com. "We're not doing this thing until the numbers are right. [Coles] will stay with the Redskins if that's what it comes down to." But it won't come down to that. The Redskins were desperate Wednesday to learn the financial particulars of the contract that wide receiver Derrick Mason signed in Baltimore that day. So why were they scrambling for that information? Because once the trade is completed, the 'Skins will extend Moss' contract (he is entering the final year of his current deal), and they wanted a reference point. New York has mentally already dealt Moss away, or so it seems, since no team official has even phoned him during the trade discussions to apprise him of what has transpired or what might occur. Said agent Drew Rosenhaus: "I've got a client who is in limbo. I keep telling him, 'Hey, you're a Washington Jet.' He laughs at that but, really, he'd just as soon have this thing get finished." Frankly, it's difficult to see how the Jets could expect Moss to return to the team as a happy camper, since they've made it clear they prefer Coles to him. Finally, there is the matter of public relations, of which Jets brass always seems to be keenly aware. Jets fans have perceived this as a tough week, with the free agency defections of starting defensive tackle Jason Ferguson (to Dallas) and prized backup tailback LaMont Jordan (to Oakland), and won't be easily assuaged by the Thursday signing of tailback Derrick Blaylock of Kansas City. Recent history is that the Jets normally react to fan wrath by making a big deal that quiets the masses. So look for the Moss-Coles trade to be completed, although perhaps not quickly.

    and this

    Punts: Stung by the loss of defensive tackle Jason Ferguson to Dallas, and desperate to replace him, the Jets might consider some restricted free agent candidates. Toward that end, ESPN.com has confirmed New York will meet with Seattle defensive tackle Rocky Bernard in the next few days.
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