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Postby chaindog35 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:39 pm

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Postby eaglesrule » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:41 pm

his contract is not that good people. I think it is a tad off to want MORE -- he should eb getting more security, not more money.

All that said, the Eagles really do hold all the cards, as their cap hit for ditching him is not that bad.
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Postby MadScott » Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:21 pm

I was curious about this situation as well. I remember hearing a report from John Clayton a few weeks back saying in passing something about how TO's contract was really only set up to be a 2 year deal and that after this coming season, something would have to be done as far as extension or he being released. It really shocked me to hear that but now this all makes sense. Things sound like they could really get interesting with Mr. Owens. Maybe he should just go back to Whore island! :-P
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Postby eaglesrule » Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:26 pm

TO has a bit of a point.

That contract that he signed was obviously a training contract. He would have been cut after this season in all likelihood. He would have been due a roster bonus on the order of 6 million.

The only time he has any leverage at all is right now. Hot off of a heroic performance. This time next year, he would be gone. I think he is semi-shrewed for realizing it. I think it is in some ways a way to get the eagles to restructure a longer deal. Maybe for marginally more money -- but it would be "more money" in the sense that he would actually get it.

but the eagles weren't going to pay him that huge bonus.

It should work itself out. If it doesn't, he can take a hike. The NFC is going to still be a little weak anyway. With all the draft picks, the eagles could just rebuild now while remaining competitive.
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Postby cooleyhigh » Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:34 pm

Choreographer's aint cheap baby. If you want to be delighted by more fabulous dancing you must pay. }:-)

I doubt anything happens but I might hate him less on another team.
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Postby eaglesfan » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:22 pm

What's being reported locally is that he doesn't technically want more money, but wants moeny the is back loaded in his contract to be moved up. He makes the majority of his money in the last three years, money he will never see. On a side note Eaglesfans Rosenhaus signed Tra Thomas today. :-t
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Postby eaglesrule » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:27 pm

yea, I don't particularly have a problem with it per se. If it keeps him around a little longer, in a more long-term conducive way for the cap, ok.

Tra Thomas and Corey Simon are on crack though.

The eagles might budge a tad with owens, and I mean a tad. They won't budge for these other guys.
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Postby maddog60 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:42 pm

I have no problem with a player wanting to actually get paid what he was offered. Personally, if we have the extra cap space, and we're going to have to put that money on the cap at some point, might as well keep him happy by paying it to him early. TO is worth that.
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