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LB Darron Lee.. why he still hasn't signed his rookie contract ~ ~ ~

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5 hours ago, EM31 said:

I would like to point out that Lee has never never even been to the playoffs let alone won a playoff game.

He has "future journeyman" written all over him.

Cut the bum and send a message.

He wishes he could be a journeyman. He won't last a whole game in the NFL as a "Fun size" player. He probably knows this, which is why he is using the ruse of a contract impasse to avoid having to play. Mac and Bowles are idiots. We'll be lucky to win a game and they should all be fired.

I'm sorry. I just drank a poland springs. Must be something in the water. 

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3 minutes ago, NYs Stepchild said:

He wishes he could be a journeyman. He won't last a whole game in the NFL as a "Fun size" player. He probably knows this, which is why he is using the ruse of a contract impasse to avoid having to play. Mac and Bowles are idiots. We'll be lucky to win a game and they should all be fired.

I'm sorry. I just drank a poland springs. Must be something in the water. 

must be from Maine

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Lee a no-show today. Mac really has a knack for dragging out contract negotiations. Wilk, Fitz (if that even happens), and now our first round pick. Not saying it's a huge deal but we all know what happens in the first few weeks to a player who misses TC. Just get it done, set the precedent and move on. Who gives a flying fck about a player with a $1.8 (I think) cap charge in 4 years? $600k is not significant, being stingy about $600k is.

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Good news on the Lee front:

 

http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2016/07/jets_darron_lee_to_arrive_in_nj_wednesday_night_pe.html

FLORHAM PARK — Darron Lee, the inside linebacker whom the Jets drafted 20th overall, will arrive in New Jersey on Wednesday night, according to a source with knowledge of his situation. 

The Jets reported to training camp Wednesday and will hold their first practice Thursday afternoon. Lee, who has yet to sign his rookie contract, did not report with the rest of his teammates Wednesday. But they were understanding about it. 

The source declined to say why Lee is returning to New Jersey. But presumably, he is going to sign his contract and report to camp Thursday. Or at least continue to work toward a contract resolution with the Jets.

At the very least, his return to New Jersey is an encouraging sign regarding the possible end of his contract situation. 

Lee is the only 2016 Jets draft pick who hasn't signed his four-year rookie contract. The holdup is believed to stem from the amount of guaranteed money in the fourth year of his deal. (Almost every first-round pick plays out his entire rookie contract, by the way. So this probably won't even wind up being an issue.) 

The top 19 picks in this year's draft got fully guaranteed money for all four years of their deals. At No. 22, Washington wide receiver Josh Doctson has about two-thirds of his Year 4 salary guaranteed. 

Lee is slotted to receive a contract with a maximum value of $10.2 million, including a $5.6 million signing bonus. He would count $1.858 million toward the Jets' 2016 salary cap. 

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9 minutes ago, KRL said:

Good news on the Lee front:

 

http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2016/07/jets_darron_lee_to_arrive_in_nj_wednesday_night_pe.html

FLORHAM PARK — Darron Lee, the inside linebacker whom the Jets drafted 20th overall, will arrive in New Jersey on Wednesday night, according to a source with knowledge of his situation. 

The Jets reported to training camp Wednesday and will hold their first practice Thursday afternoon. Lee, who has yet to sign his rookie contract, did not report with the rest of his teammates Wednesday. But they were understanding about it. 

The source declined to say why Lee is returning to New Jersey. But presumably, he is going to sign his contract and report to camp Thursday. Or at least continue to work toward a contract resolution with the Jets.

At the very least, his return to New Jersey is an encouraging sign regarding the possible end of his contract situation. 

Lee is the only 2016 Jets draft pick who hasn't signed his four-year rookie contract. The holdup is believed to stem from the amount of guaranteed money in the fourth year of his deal. (Almost every first-round pick plays out his entire rookie contract, by the way. So this probably won't even wind up being an issue.) 

The top 19 picks in this year's draft got fully guaranteed money for all four years of their deals. At No. 22, Washington wide receiver Josh Doctson has about two-thirds of his Year 4 salary guaranteed. 

Lee is slotted to receive a contract with a maximum value of $10.2 million, including a $5.6 million signing bonus. He would count $1.858 million toward the Jets' 2016 salary cap. 

can't miss DROY

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It took longer than expected, but the New York Jets and linebackerDarron Lee finally came to terms Wednesday on a rookie contract,according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Lee, a former Ohio State standout, signed a four-year, $10.2 million contract, the standard amount for a player drafted 20th overall. The deal includes a $5.6 million signing bonus and a fifth-team team option, as do all first-round contracts. His cap charge for 2016 is $1.858 million. The contract is fully guaranteed.

Only two of the 31 first-round picks remain unsigned: San Diego Chargersdefensive end Joey Bosa (third overall) and San Francisco 49ers guardJosh Garnett (28th).The sticking point for Lee and the Jets was the fourth-year guarantee. The players drafted ahead of him received a fully guaranteed salary for 2019, while the player in the 20th slot a year ago -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor -- had only two-thirds of it guaranteed.

The Jets wound up giving the full guarantee in exchange for keeping the team's customary default language in the deal. In other words, the team has the ability to void part of the guarantee if it cuts Lee for, say, a non-football reason.The Jets aren't planning to rush Lee into the starting lineup -- he'll play behind veteran Erin Henderson -- but they'd like him to have a significant role in the nickel package.

Lee, 21, played only two seasons at Ohio State, recording 11 sacks and three interceptions.

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/61481/sources-jets-agree-to-terms-with-first-round-pick-darron-lee

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Inside linebacker Darron Lee, the Jets' first-round draft pick, agreeing to terms on his rookie contract Wednesday was overshadowed by news later in the day that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had finally re-signed. But while Lee's delayed contract signing got (understandably) less attention than Fitzpatrick's, Lee's situation is interesting nonetheless. 

The Jets finally signing Lee, much later than most draft picks, involved some give and take regarding guaranteed money — and the contract language surrounding Lee's guaranteed money. The Jets drafted Lee 20th overall. The top 19 draft picks this year got fully guaranteed pay for all four years of their rookie contracts. So did the No. 21 pick, wide receiver Will Fuller, who shares an agent with Lee. 

In the end, Lee got this, too, including all of his Year 4 salary guaranteed. (And since most teams don't cut a first-round pick before the end of his rookie contract, this isn't a huge thing anyway.) As part of negotiations, the Jets agreed to fully guarantee Lee's entire four-year, $10.22 million rookie contract after Lee's agents agreed to accept the inclusion of something called guarantee default language — which is standard in Jets rookie contracts. But Lee's agents, Todd France and Brian Ayrault, had not previously signed a first-round draft pick's contract that included language like this. (Pro Football Talk reported that Lee's agency, CAA, has agreed to language like this before, because it is standard in all teams' rookie contracts.) 

So what is the language? Well, it involves voiding some of the deal's guaranteed money if the Jets wind up cutting Lee for a non-football reason — like a suspension, legal trouble, or non-football injury. Again, this is standard language for Jets rookie contracts. They didn't ask for its inclusion especially for Lee's deal. By all accounts, he is a solid citizen who is not into extreme skiing or anything like that. So in exchange for the Jets fully guaranteeing Lee's contract, his agents agreed to let the Jets follow their standard procedure and include this language. 

In the end, none of this will probably end up mattering, because it is likely Lee will play out all four years of his rookie contract with the Jets anyway.But if, for some reason, he winds up disappointing on the field, remember why the Jets are fully on the hook — barring something strange or unforeseen — for the $3.2 million salary cap hit in Year 4 of Lee's deal. 

>       http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2016/07/how_jets_darron_lee_got_his_rookie_contract_fully.html#incart_river_index

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