BrutallyHuge wrote: The Lung wrote:
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the St. Louis Rams have reached a new, three-year deal worth $15 million with WR Isaac Bruce. The contract is expected to be finalized as early as Friday, March 10. Bruce will be paid $6 million for the 2006 season. His previous contract, which he was released from, would have paid him $8.1 million in 2006.
All that just to save $2.1 million this year?
They released him before the new CBA was signed. When it was signed, the cap jumped about $10M (I don't know exact amount). If the new CBA hadn't been signed, he probably would not be back with the Rams.
7.5 this year, I think. But yeah... 2.1 pre-CBA was a ton of money for many teams.
Good to see him back in Rams colors, but like the general consensus states, I didn't see this coming... at least for this amount. Sam Madison just got signed for pennies, so did LaRoi Glover ... and the Rams spend 6-mil this year on Bruce? Especially when they have quality backups?
Bizarre, but I guess he is a fan favorite. Sometimes that counts more.