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Free agency tampering period: Tweets, notes, rumors thread

Defenderdawg : 3/8/2014 12:02 pm
After all:

Ralph Vacchiano& #8207;@RVacchianoNYDN·59 secs
Ding! It's noon. The NFL's legal tampering/negotiating (but not offering) period of free agency has officially begun. Clear the phone lines.

Patricia Traina& #8207;@Patricia_Traina·17 secs
And we're off! The official legal tampering period has begun. Good luck to all the NFL writers who have to chase down every rumor.

Mike Garafoloþ@MikeGarafolo·21 mins
My fave line in guidelines for tampering period: "A club must express that it is stating a negotiating position, not making an offer." What
Jennings, Golden Tate, Jermicheal Finley  
GmenDynasty : 3/8/2014 12:08 pm : link
Geoff Schwartz, Asamoah, Evan Dietrich Smith. I hope we here some rumors of high interest on all these guys.

RE: Jennings, Golden Tate, Jermicheal Finley  
mrvax : 3/8/2014 12:12 pm : link
In comment 11544575 GmenDynasty said:
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Geoff Schwartz, Asamoah, Evan Dietrich Smith. I hope we here some rumors of high interest on all these guys.

Id rather quietly sign them.
Golden Tate  
bc4life : 3/8/2014 12:13 pm : link
will be cost prohibitive. "Pedestrian" my ass - he is a very good receiver and a return man.
RE: RE: Jennings, Golden Tate, Jermicheal Finley  
GmenDynasty : 3/8/2014 12:13 pm : link
In comment 11544585 mrvax said:
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In comment 11544575 GmenDynasty said:


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Geoff Schwartz, Asamoah, Evan Dietrich Smith. I hope we here some rumors of high interest on all these guys.



Id rather quietly sign them.


LOL I wouldn't mind that either
RE: Golden Tate  
GmenDynasty : 3/8/2014 12:15 pm : link
In comment 11544587 bc4life said:
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will be cost prohibitive. "Pedestrian" my ass - he is a very good receiver and a return man.


He hasn't had a monster year yet (partially due to system) so while he may not be cheap he won't be astronomical either.
There are at least a half-dozen teams whose needs are similar to ours.  
Klaatu : 3/8/2014 12:16 pm : link
But who also have much more cap space. I don't see us winning too many bidding wars.
RE: Jennings, Golden Tate, Jermicheal Finley  
barens : 3/8/2014 12:20 pm : link
In comment 11544575 GmenDynasty said:
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Geoff Schwartz, Asamoah, Evan Dietrich Smith. I hope we here some rumors of high interest on all these guys.


Why don't we keep this thread strictly news.
define monster year  
bc4life : 3/8/2014 12:21 pm : link
drafted in 2010

2012 he had 688

2013 he had 898

and he is a very solid punt returner.

One of the best wrs in the FA market. And, he is just hitting his prime
so when can deals be offered? accepted?  
JOMO25 : 3/8/2014 12:22 pm : link
?
I would say monster year  
Big Rick in FL : 3/8/2014 12:23 pm : link
Is over 1200 yards. Has Tate even had 1000?
Please  
Jon in NYC : 3/8/2014 12:26 pm : link
no Golden Tate. More noise than substance.
Ryan Mundy of interest to the Bears?  
Defenderdawg : 3/8/2014 12:29 pm : link
Code:


"The rules say that negotiations with the agents of free agents may occur starting at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, but that no contract may be executed (i.e., signed) before 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The NFL has supplemented the rules with a memo, a copy of which PFT has obtained, articulating a warped interpretation of the standard in a way that makes it pointless to try to negotiate anything.

The rules say negotiations may occur. Last year’s memo says no agreement of any kind may be reached. This year’s memo tries to bridge an unbridgeable gap of logic.

The memo permits a team to “[s]ubmit a written summary of the club’s negotiating position,” to “[e]xpress its position as to signing bonus, length of contract, amounts of signing bonus and yearly compensation, and other items,” to “[a]djust its negotiating position in response to a certified agent’s position,” and “[e]ngage in an oral exchange of positions.”

However, the team must say that it’s only articulating a “negotiating position,” not “making an offer.” Under the memo, no offers can be made, and no express or implied agreements can be reached."
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/08/league-sends-revised-memo-that-permits-negotiations-prohibits-offers-and-agreements/


Aaron Wilsonþ@RavensInsider·15 secs
Arthur Jones expected to be in heavy demand. The Tennessee Titans could be a strong fit, per a source. Will be several teams involved

Brad Biggsþ@BradBiggs·3 mins
Safeties that might interest #Bears include Ryan Mundy, Mike Mitchell and James Ihedigbo. If Emery goes big on D-line, need value DBs.

Jason La Canfora‏@JasonLaCanfora·2 mins
Bucs are gauging trade interest in OL Davin Joseph, according to teams who have spoken to them. Very doubtful he's back in TB either way

I want beef dammit  
Joey in VA : 3/8/2014 12:34 pm : link
Schwartz, Veldheer, Monroe and I want a big physical RB who isn't always breaking something. Andre Brown would be great if he wasn't a china doll, it's time to cut bait on him IMO and find someone who can suit up every week.
Golden Tate  
bc4life : 3/8/2014 12:35 pm : link
898 receiving yards in 2013 - about 100 less than Cruz - that's more noise than substance?
Bucs waive OG Joseph  
Defenderdawg : 3/8/2014 12:35 pm : link
Aaron Wilsonþ@RavensInsider·40 secs
Buccaneers cut Davin Joseph, according @NFLSTROUD

Mike Garafolo‏@MikeGarafolo·54s
Lots of questions at guard now for TB. RT @NFLSTROUD: #Bucs have released G Davin Joseph, the Times has learned.
monter year is 1200 yards  
bc4life : 3/8/2014 12:37 pm : link
your standards are ridiculously high.
Strong interest in Verner CB (TENN)  
Defenderdawg : 3/8/2014 12:37 pm : link
Jim Wyattþ@jwyattsports·2 mins
Right out of the gate, plenty of interest in #Titans CB Alterraun Verner. Several teams have already inquired
It's a big mistake I think  
bc4life : 3/8/2014 12:40 pm : link
to fall in love with magic numbers - no interest if there's less than a 1000 yards as a wr. As someone already pointed out - Tate's production was related to the offense.

And, Myers had 700 yards as a TE - have to look at the film and se what they are capable of.
Exciting time!  
bceagle05 : 3/8/2014 12:42 pm : link
Far more excited now than at any point during the regular season. Lot of new faces this offseason.
i know cb usually costs solid money but we need someone  
NewYorkGiants : 3/8/2014 12:46 pm : link
across from prince

I would love if we signed one of

Vontae Davis
verner
D rodgers cromartie
Sam Shields
Tarell Brown
Talib
Regarding Davin Joseph:  
Anakim : 3/8/2014 12:49 pm : link
RT @PFF_Pete: Davin Joseph has a -73.7 grade in the @PFF era, by far the worst of any guard.


He hasn't been the same Pro Bowl player since his patellar tendon tear
Most  
Toth029 : 3/8/2014 12:50 pm : link
Of those guys will cost a bundle, especially Verner.

I suspect they re-sign McBride and look at draft for a future starter at CB.
Davis and Verner will be big money guys.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/8/2014 12:50 pm : link
Talib is a looking to be a big money player, and he's kind of a knucklehead.
All aboard the Justin Gilbert train  
Anakim : 3/8/2014 12:54 pm : link
I wouldn't mind giving DRC a 2-3 year deal
Not really that high  
Big Rick in FL : 3/8/2014 12:55 pm : link
A good year would be 1000. He hasn't had that. Last year 25 players had over 1000 yards and 15 of them were over 1200. Definitely not that high of standards.
Tate isn't a #1  
Joey in VA : 3/8/2014 1:05 pm : link
And may not be a #2 but he's a good returner, special teamer and reliable WR. He brings a lot to the table, but he's not going to wow you in any one area. I'd like him just for the intensity, I'm getting tired of the humdrum attitude on our team, specifically the offense. Jacobs and Bradshaw were our straws, Snee as well, and we lack those at the moment.
we need to play this smart  
Bradshaw #44 : 3/8/2014 1:18 pm : link
and not starting throwing major money out to players just to fill spots. Out of that list, I would like Talib and the rest we can move in another direction. The draft is the deepest in years and we can load up there. I wouldn't go on a shopping spree in free agency.
Manish Mehta ‏@MMehtaNYDN 1m Details of Jeff Cumberland's three-year  
nygiants1114 : 3/8/2014 1:20 pm : link
Giants need to sign contracts to players like this. Essentially 2nd rookie contract. Good contract for Jets for a 2nd TE. I know JR likes to get that salary benefit for veterans but 2 or 3 year deals for around a millon could provide less turnover and more security.
My bad.  
nygiants1114 : 3/8/2014 1:21 pm : link
Manish Mehta ‏@MMehtaNYDN 1m
Details of Jeff Cumberland's three-year deal, per source: 3 years, $3.7 million, exluding incentives. $1 million is guaranteed. #nyj
RE: My bad.  
rasbutant : 3/8/2014 2:29 pm : link
In comment 11544705 nygiants1114 said:
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Manish Mehta þ@MMehtaNYDN 1m
Details of Jeff Cumberland's three-year deal, per source: 3 years, $3.7 million, exluding incentives. $1 million is guaranteed. #nyj


Seriously!! Wow, I would have given him double that.
Anakim  
Route 9 in LEH : 3/8/2014 2:36 pm : link
DRC wants reportedly wants $7 mil per and Denver wants him back
I see where B.J. Raji's gonna hit the market.  
Big Blue '56 : 3/8/2014 2:49 pm : link
27 year's old. Any interest? Best days behind him?
Raji's from North Jersey  
bceagle05 : 3/8/2014 3:02 pm : link
and is a Boston College alum, so I wouldn't rule it out.
RE: I want beef dammit  
PeterS : 3/8/2014 3:10 pm : link
In comment 11544624 Joey in VA said:
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Schwartz, Veldheer, Monroe and I want a big physical RB who isn't always breaking something. Andre Brown would be great if he wasn't a china doll, it's time to cut bait on him IMO and find someone who can suit up every week.


Veldheer has re-signed with the Raiders for mega millions.
I hate hearing/reading "player A wants $X"  
JOMO25 : 3/8/2014 3:24 pm : link
All players want X to be as much as possible. Whether they get it or not is another thing.
RE: I see where B.J. Raji's gonna hit the market.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/8/2014 3:35 pm : link
In comment 11544784 Big Blue '56 said:
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27 year's old. Any interest? Best days behind him?


I don't think he's notched a sack in two years.
Well, i said that because its highly unlikely the Giants sign DRC  
Route 9 in LEH : 3/8/2014 3:48 pm : link
Because hell be an expensive signing.
Jags sign Red Bryant  
jeff57 : 3/8/2014 3:53 pm : link
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TTH,  
Big Blue '56 : 3/8/2014 4:10 pm : link
Wasn't he out for awhile the last two years?
RE: RE: I want beef dammit  
Klaatu : 3/8/2014 4:14 pm : link
In comment 11544799 PeterS said:
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In comment 11544624 Joey in VA said:


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Schwartz, Veldheer, Monroe and I want a big physical RB who isn't always breaking something. Andre Brown would be great if he wasn't a china doll, it's time to cut bait on him IMO and find someone who can suit up every week.



Veldheer has re-signed with the Raiders for mega millions.


No he hasn't. Not yet.

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Bill, that was tweeted by Chris Hansen from Bleacher Report.
Klaatu : 1:53 pm : link : reply

But it was subsequently debunked. The latest from the Raiders was that "nothing was imminent" regarding Veldheer.
RE: TTH,  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/8/2014 4:18 pm : link
In comment 11544845 Big Blue '56 said:
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Wasn't he out for awhile the last two years?


Just two games.
Ok, my bad.  
Big Blue '56 : 3/8/2014 4:39 pm : link
I think I was thinking of Bulaga as having missed significant time(season?)
Dolphins driving up OL prices  
Defenderdawg : 3/8/2014 5:04 pm : link
"According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins used the early moments of the league’s legal tampering period to express their deep and sincere admiration for the top free agent offensive linemen, with particular interest in Chiefs tackle Branden Albert and Rams tackle Rodger Saffold.

They also made contact with the representatives for Eugene Monroe and Jared Veldheer to cover their bases, but a source described the Dolphins as most interested in Albert, and willing to pay big money for Saffold to play guard."
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agree to a few really good defensive free agents  
alligatorpie : 3/8/2014 5:20 pm : link
top corners, maybe even a linebacker or even a suprising, high effort tough defensive end,

than an all offense draft....
Reese  
SBlue46 : 3/8/2014 5:32 pm : link
not cutting Baas and Snee will hurt us. That means
they are penciled in and that mean 2 less starters
until all good players are gone and they dont make
it past pre-season..thanks TC and Snee//
RE: agree to a few really good defensive free agents  
Klaatu : 3/8/2014 5:33 pm : link
In comment 11544905 alligatorpie said:
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top corners, maybe even a linebacker or even a suprising, high effort tough defensive end,

than an all offense draft....


Where do you live, FantasyLand?
900 yards (898)  
bc4life : 3/8/2014 7:00 pm : link
is a good year for a wr, especially one who is also a return man. He will get paid this off season.
Packers re-sign Shields  
Defenderdawg : 3/8/2014 7:15 pm : link
Adam Schefterþ@AdamSchefter·8 mins
Packers gave CB Sam Shields a 4-year deal for $39 million, including a signing bonus $12.5 million, per source
7 teams contacted DE Michael Johnson  
Defenderdawg : 3/8/2014 7:17 pm : link

Ben Goesslingþ@GoesslingESPN·
League source says seven teams have called on Michael Johnson, including a few that run a 3-4 scheme. #Vikings will have competition.
and the Giants have signed Herzlich !!  
Blue Blood : 3/8/2014 7:23 pm : link
yay !!
Bears reach out to Michael Bennett  
Defenderdawg : 3/8/2014 7:29 pm : link
Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

Sources: #Bears and #Seahawks DE Michael Bennett have mutual interest. http://bit.ly/1fgqFwK
Redskins, Titans interested in Arthur Jones  
Defenderdawg : 3/8/2014 8:36 pm : link
Aaron Wilsonþ@RavensInsider·38 secs
In addition to the Titans, the Redskins are among the other NFL teams interested in Ravens free agent Arthur Jones, according to a source
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