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Florio says Giants Pugh contract holdup is over guaranteed $

Defenderdawg : 7/15/2013 5:36 pm
Guaranteed Money?
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Pat from Inside Football : 7/15/2013 5:51 pm : link
Old news. I'd be surprised if Pugh holds out -- he did say at the end of minicamp that he intended to be on camp on time, so it could be that this is just another stare down that boils down to nothing.

Nassib's contract holdup, last I heard, was reportedly over splits in the contract.
Definitely old news, but worth bringing up.  
Optimus-NY : 7/15/2013 6:01 pm : link
Picks #17 to #22 will have only a partially guaranteed salary in the 4th year of their deals. Jason Fitzgerald from overthecap.com did a great job breaking this down in the article I linked below on my blog entry on May 11th, but I'm going to link it again for it's outstanding informational value:

"A Primer on Some Rookie Contract Negotiating Sticking Points" - May 10, 2013

The issue with splits with Nassib will also be an interesting sticking point.

Jason points out in the subsection of the article above titled "Split Salaries" that players drafted in the 4th round, like Nassib "should fight hard to for only having a split salary in 2013 rather than both years. Doesn’t mean it will happen but its worth an extra day or two of fighting with the team." Nassib's agent will argue for a split in one year--2013 only, whereas the Giants will argue for two years--both 2013 and 2014.
Check out the figures for the salary splits below:  
Optimus-NY : 7/15/2013 6:06 pm : link
This is for 2011 dating up to 2020:


Picks 17 and 18 got fully guaranteed contracts  
Sneakers O'toole : 7/15/2013 6:28 pm : link
so that ended up being incorrect. These things are not set in stone
Guaranteed money?  
arcarsenal : 7/15/2013 6:31 pm : link
I thought he was just having trouble reaching the pen to the paper.

(Get it? Cause his arms are too short? )
They are a guidline though Sneakers  
Optimus-NY : 7/15/2013 6:43 pm : link
Pugh won't be a holdout. His agent will play chicken with the Giants up until around the start of training camp.
You can do it P-Rex! Reach for that pen!  
Optimus-NY : 7/15/2013 6:46 pm : link
Story  
Percy : 7/15/2013 7:08 pm : link
Says "This year, every contract in front of Pugh is fully guaranteed, for all four years. In fact, the player taken immediately in front of Pugh, 49ers safety Eric Reid, got a fully-guaranteed deal with no offset language." WTF. If true, why should Pugh be the first guy this draft to get not all guaranteed? Go ahead. Screw it up. Cut him or whatever.
I tend to agree that he won't hold out  
Sneakers O'toole : 7/15/2013 7:32 pm : link
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Are you sure it's not that he  
Victor in CT : 7/16/2013 7:42 am : link
can't reach the desk to sign the deal? :)
arca, that was funny UNTIL you had to explain it..  
Big Blue '56 : 7/16/2013 8:03 am : link
:)
P-rex  
mrvax : 7/16/2013 8:06 am : link
will become an excellent nick for Pugh if he performs well.
It'll be a big F-you to scouts/writers who take off points for having normal length arms.
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