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  1. 1. What will happen to Pete Kendall...

    • Pete will be traded
    • Pete will be released
    • Pete will stay on with the same salary
    • Pete will stay on with a higher salary


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What will happen to Pete Kendall this offseason... in case you haven't heard.

Sunday, May 6, 2007 2:10 am EDT

The Miami Dolphins have contacted the New York Jets about the availability of guard Pete Kendall, whom the Jets were trying to trade before the draft. However, New York preferred not to trade Kendall to a team within the AFC East.

Kendall and agent Neil Schwartz have been trying to renegotiate his contract with the Jets, hoping for a raise of approximately $1 million. Kendall, who has three years remaining on his Jets deal after restructuring it a year ago, is scheduled to earn $1.7 million this year.

Kendall has been unhappy with his contract since seeing the sharp rise in free-agent deals for interior linemen this offseason. Among the guards who will earn more than $6 million after signing new contracts are Kris Dielman with San Diego, Derrick Dockery with Buffalo and Eric Steinbach with Cleveland.

Pete Kendall a man of many words...

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I love Kendal, i hope we keep him. that was a great interview by the way, 41-0 is a BS score, you can't expect the man to say "yeah we did some things real well, i think we can do this and this...blah blah blah".

Good fore Pete, as i said before, i hope he stays.

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Kendall flying south?

<May. 7> The Dolphins have contacted the Jets about a possible trade for Kendall, the Palm Beach Post has confirmed.

The two teams don't appear close to making a deal, but the veteran guard's days in New York could be numbered regardless. The Jets are reportedly thinking about releasing a few veteran players, including Kendall.

Kendall, 33, has played three seasons with the Jets and has three years (at about $6.1 million in base salary) remaining on his contract. Kendall was drafted in the first round by Seattle in 1996, when current Dolphins GM Randy Mueller was the Seahawks' vice president for football operations.

for all those blalock haters in the house.....it'll look mighty dumb if we let kenall walk away and have a big hole at the LG position without getting that monster

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Nothing. This is just a scare tactic to get him to play better.... if not goodbye in '08

Who is trying to scare him? His agent? Pete's asking for more money, that's why the Jets are shopping him. There is some hope that he'll stay on at his current price because I don't think his demands were aired until after it was out that he was being shopped. Means he's not really making a big stink about it yet. If you guys think we need a guard now I'd hate to see this team without Kendall.

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Who is trying to scare him? His agent? Pete's asking for more money, that's why the Jets are shopping him. There is some hope that he'll stay on at his current price because I don't think his demands were aired until after it was out that he was being shopped. Means he's not really making a big stink about it yet. If you guys think we need a guard now I'd hate to see this team without Kendall.

:good: Pete's still doing a good job plus he's a veteran leader than our O line needs. Most of the better O lines in the NFL have been together as a unit for a while and that stability and familiarity helps.

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There's some speculation that Kendall has served as clubhouse lawyer, the role formerly held by once Jet, Kevin Mawae...

That paired with his diminished blocking ability and our need to get younger at the position doesn't fare well for his recent contract expectations. I think our brass is attempting to keep him in check through "shopping him around", but recognizes his value as leader and mentor; just wishing he'd keep a muzzle on hand at certain times (i.e., training camp, and pressers).

This could all serve as posturing to keep his paycheck where it's at, but if he is legitimate trade-bait, the teams reportedly interested in acquiring him are St Louis, Kansas City, and Miami.

We have adequate replacements on deck in Adrian Clarke (arguably the best OG of his class) and Wade Smith. So should Pete get the boot, I'm sure it would be to install youth on the line and for whatever return we could get for the veteran. I'm not opposed to getting DT Paul Solial and maybe Marty crapped-my-pants Booker (should we trade within the division); or a 3rd round pick from KC, who with a Herman Edward's pep-talk could be a very realistic possibility (considering we traded a 2nd for Jolley during his tenure).

Eventually Kendall's age and undersizing will need replacing. I know coming off a playoff birth, most fans think we're RIGHT there. But in reality, I think Mangini was given a two-year leigh-way, and wasn't expected to get results until '08. That being said, if Kendall's departure can provide us with ammo in next year's draft, I think his void on the line isn't going to cost us more losses than his replacement will bring gains come '08; the time when we make our serious run.

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There's some speculation that Kendall has served as clubhouse lawyer, the role formerly held by once Jet, Kevin Mawae...

That paired with his diminished blocking ability and our need to get younger at the position doesn't fare well for his recent contract expectations. I think our brass is attempting to keep him in check through "shopping him around", but recognizes his value as leader and mentor; just wishing he'd keep a muzzle on hand at certain times (i.e., training camp, and pressers).

This could all serve as posturing to keep his paycheck where it's at, but if he is legitimate trade-bait, the teams reportedly interested in acquiring him are St Louis, Kansas City, and Miami.

We have adequate replacements on deck in Adrian Clarke (arguably the best OG of his class) and Wade Smith. So should Pete get the boot, I'm sure it would be to install youth on the line and for whatever return we could get for the veteran. I'm not opposed to getting DT Paul Solial and maybe Marty crapped-my-pants Booker (should we trade within the division); or a 3rd round pick from KC, who with a Herman Edward's pep-talk could be a very realistic possibility (considering we traded a 2nd for Jolley during his tenure).

Eventually Kendall's age and undersizing will need replacing. I know coming off a playoff birth, most fans think we're RIGHT there. But in reality, I think Mangini was given a two-year leigh-way, and wasn't expected to get results until '08. That being said, if Kendall's departure can provide us with ammo in next year's draft, I think his void on the line isn't going to cost us more losses than his replacement will bring gains come '08; the time when we make our serious run.

:good: and welcome to JN! Nice analysis. can't say I disagree at all. Might be wishful thinking that we'd get a 3rd for Pete considering his age (33). I think it's all a head game by the FO and Pete will stay right were he's at with his current salary.

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:good: and welcome to JN! Nice analysis. can't say I disagree at all. Might be wishful thinking that we'd get a 3rd for Pete considering his age (33). I think it's all a head game by the FO and Pete will stay right were he's at with his current salary.

Thanks Thai Jet,

For the record, that was my entry in the poll as well. I think ultimately, Kendall is getting the Jmac-dog house treatment... Mangini holds the zippo, and he knows exactly how to light it and where. ;)

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Thanks Thai Jet,

For the record, that was my entry in the poll as well. I think ultimately, Kendall is getting the Jmac-dog house treatment... Mangini holds the zippo, and he knows exactly how to light it and where. ;)

Yep I know what you mean. both Kendall and JMac are 2 of my favorite Jets. I'd hate to lose them both :puke:

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There's some speculation that Kendall has served as clubhouse lawyer, the role formerly held by once Jet, Kevin Mawae...

That paired with his diminished blocking ability and our need to get younger at the position doesn't fare well for his recent contract expectations. I think our brass is attempting to keep him in check through "shopping him around", but recognizes his value as leader and mentor; just wishing he'd keep a muzzle on hand at certain times (i.e., training camp, and pressers).

This could all serve as posturing to keep his paycheck where it's at, but if he is legitimate trade-bait, the teams reportedly interested in acquiring him are St Louis, Kansas City, and Miami.

We have adequate replacements on deck in Adrian Clarke (arguably the best OG of his class) and Wade Smith. So should Pete get the boot, I'm sure it would be to install youth on the line and for whatever return we could get for the veteran. I'm not opposed to getting DT Paul Solial and maybe Marty crapped-my-pants Booker (should we trade within the division); or a 3rd round pick from KC, who with a Herman Edward's pep-talk could be a very realistic possibility (considering we traded a 2nd for Jolley during his tenure).

Eventually Kendall's age and undersizing will need replacing. I know coming off a playoff birth, most fans think we're RIGHT there. But in reality, I think Mangini was given a two-year leigh-way, and wasn't expected to get results until '08. That being said, if Kendall's departure can provide us with ammo in next year's draft, I think his void on the line isn't going to cost us more losses than his replacement will bring gains come '08; the time when we make our serious run.

Being a lockerroom lawyer is certainly a possibility. That's supposedly why Green dumped him in Arizona. It certainly wasn't because of how stacked the Cards OL was. I think trading him would be a mistake. Our backups are not what I'd consider "viable." Considering his age and desire for a new deal we are unlikely to get anything decent.

This administration has already shown a disdain for anything less than a high second round pick so I don't see them going for a 5th for Kendall. It's nice to dream about fleecing Herm or the AFC east, but it's not realistic. They've been shopping Kendall since before the draft. If anybody were offering a 3rd (Booker) or 4th (Solai) we'd have had more than 4 picks in the draft.

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At his age Kendall has virtually no trade value. This may change if a team becomes desperate in training camp (not unlike the Jets' coughing up a 4th for Barlow). The Jets got Kendall just before the season started four years ago after he was cut by AZ, presumably relating to his vocal support of the union. If he couldn't net a pick back then I dont see it now (though the Jets were able to get one for Bollinger).

Anyway, as with every single recent rumour I'm sure there is nothing to this. I doubt the Jets have shopped Kendall. It makes no sense for them to do it now, just after the draft and before teams know what they have for 2007.

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He's gone. Traded or cut, either one. Hopefully we get something decent for him, and replace him with someone better.

If Kendall's beaten for the job by either Clarke or Andruzzi (or another FA) then he's gone. Otherwise, not. I can see Moore getting beat for the job and staying with the Jets as a backup, but not Kendall.

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From Dan Leberfeld Blog:

May 09, 2007

Correcting Kendall

I got the
Pete Kendall
story wrong last week.

Well kinda.

It's well-documented that the Jets were attempting to trade the veteran guard during the draft.

In my last blog I wrote - "if you think this was about money, you are kidding yourself."

That was inaccurate, in part.

Actually money did have something to do with it.

Kendall and his agent have asked the Jets for a $1 million raise. He is scheduled to make $1.7 million this year.

After seeing the monster deals given to guards
Derrick Dockery
(Buffalo) and
Eric Steinbach
(Cleveland), Kendall feels he's underpaid. Both Dockery and Steinbach received deals in the neighborhood of $49 million for seven years.

How many of you have even heard of those cats?

Kendall's probably thinking if those good, but not great guards are getting that kind of coin, the Jets need to sweeten my deal.

But here is the part of the story where my last blog was actually correct. According to an impeccable NFL source, the Jets consider Kendall to be "clubhouse lawyer." So it's highly unlikely they are going to increase his contract with this opinion of the player.

Plus he's a soon to be 34, and his pulling skills have diminished a little.

But the Jets would be a better team with Kendall on board this season. He's still a solid guard, and a great mentor for center
Nick Mangold
and left tackle
D'Brickashaw Ferguson
, the two youngsters he plays between.

However, everything considered, his salary seems just right where it is.

It's not the Jets fault that Buffalo and Cleveland overpaid guards in free

agency.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

BY DAVE HUTCHINSON

Star-Ledger Staff

...starting left guard Pete Kendall isn't participating in the team's off-season program and is looking for a new contract...

...Kendall and his agent, Neil Schwartz, are believed to have approached the Jets about a new deal before free agency...

...The Jets are rumored to be shopping him but they won't make a move until they get a replacement...

...The Jets wanted to upgrade the guard position at some point in the draft, but their plans were altered...

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It'd be nice to get a LG that can run block. That by itself will help our offense tremendously. Brick's problem isn't pass blocking, he'll be fine without a veteran next to him, especially now that he's going into his second year. I really think Kendall and his agent are overplaying their hand here.

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It'd be nice to get a LG that can run block. That by itself will help our offense tremendously. Brick's problem isn't pass blocking, he'll be fine without a veteran next to him, especially now that he's going into his second year. I really think Kendall and his agent are overplaying their hand here.

Personally, I think Kendall and his agent being very smart here. They realize the market is very thin for LG right now, and the only way he "loses" here is if we find another guard and don't trade him away. The only 2 options he's given us are to give him a raise or trade him to a team that will.

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Personally, I think Kendall and his agent being very smart here. They realize the market is very thin for LG right now, and the only way he "loses" here is if we find another guard and don't trade him away. The only 2 options he's given us are to give him a raise or trade him to a team that will.

Good POV... seriously he does have the upperhand in this...

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Personally, I think Kendall and his agent being very smart here. They realize the market is very thin for LG right now, and the only way he "loses" here is if we find another guard and don't trade him away. The only 2 options he's given us are to give him a raise or trade him to a team that will.

If we cut him and nobody picks him up for his current or a higher salary, I'd say he'd lose in that scenario.

The LG market might be thin, but Kendall really is not very good. Even in a thin market, I don't see how you can't just plug in a big guy and get at least better run blocking. He is too old and too small. C and the ends usually you need talent for, but Gs have generally been easily replaceable. I'm not sure why we didn't draft any, for Mangini's sake, our first 2 picks better turn into very good players and fast.

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