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Raanan - Orleans Darkwa contract details

Eric from BBI : Admin : 3/14/2017 3:22 pm
Orleans Darkwa's deal is for 1 year worth up to $1.8M, per source. He gets a $200K roster bonus, up to $200K per game roster bonus and $695K base salary. The rest is performance and playtime incentives.
Like Orleans  
ryanmkeane : 3/14/2017 3:27 pm : link
perhaps he's more in the mix now that Jennings is out.
Wow  
Renton : 3/14/2017 3:47 pm : link
Who gives a fuck.
Is that right, up to 200k/game roster bonus?  
jcn56 : 3/14/2017 3:51 pm : link
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RE: Wow  
the coffee man : 3/14/2017 3:52 pm : link
In comment 13393038 Renton said:
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Who gives a fuck.
lol
RE: Is that right, up to 200k/game roster bonus?  
giants#1 : 3/14/2017 3:57 pm : link
In comment 13393044 jcn56 said:
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Since the total is $1.8M, I read it as up to $200k in total for per game bonuses. So assuming an even split, he gets a bonus of $12.5k per game where he's active.
RE: Wow  
jeff57 : 3/14/2017 3:58 pm : link
In comment 13393038 Renton said:
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Who gives a fuck.


Darkwa does.
RE: RE: Is that right, up to 200k/game roster bonus?  
jcn56 : 3/14/2017 4:00 pm : link
In comment 13393052 giants#1 said:
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Since the total is $1.8M, I read it as up to $200k in total for per game bonuses. So assuming an even split, he gets a bonus of $12.5k per game where he's active.


OK, that makes a lot more sense. So he's effectively getting vet min plus a 200k bonus, and incentives that hover somewhere between LTBE and NLTBE.
yup  
giants#1 : 3/14/2017 4:10 pm : link
Since he was active for 10 games last year, I believe 10 per game bonuses ($125k if its an even split) would be LTBE.

I wonder if:
a) the roster bonus is only if he makes the final 53 or
b) the RB uses some sort of cap exception for vet players
does he get an IR bonus?  
Victor in CT : 3/14/2017 4:44 pm : link
just wondering
meh if we weren't so thin at the position he'd be on the street  
Torrag : 3/14/2017 4:53 pm : link
Ideally we fortify enough in the draft/UDFA to outright release him at some point.
I look forward to back-to-back years with an RB selected.  
LI NHB : 3/14/2017 6:53 pm : link
This class is flush with talent at the position and I am excited about the potential to have 2 young backs (Perk + Draftee) developing at the position.

I want a Jacobs-Bradshaw 2.0.

Of note, an RFA tender  
Enoch : 3/14/2017 7:56 pm : link
at the original-round level would've cost $1.797M.

NYG passed on tendering Darkwa (it would've only gotten them a right-of-first-refusal, as Darkwa was undrafted), but that number probably loomed large in the negotiations. They didn't want to commit to paying the Tender salary right now, but they gave Orleans the opportunity to earn it.
Orleans Darkwa was impressive against the Cowboys.  
Big Blue Blogger : 3/14/2017 8:20 pm : link
So far, that's about it.
RE: Wow  
Rory : 3/14/2017 10:09 pm : link
In comment 13393038 Renton said:
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Who gives a fuck.


You will if Perkins gets hurt

Now punch yourself in the face
Sounds like they protect themselves if they cut him,  
yatqb : 3/14/2017 10:26 pm : link
if he gets injured, or if he doesn't get a uniform. The guy's a good ST player and when healthy a decent runner and pass catcher out of the backfield; if we can do better in the draft we're covered w/re to the cap. Nice work by Abrams/Reese.
RE: Orleans Darkwa was impressive against the Cowboys.  
RetroJint : 3/15/2017 6:41 am : link
In comment 13393334 Big Blue Blogger said:
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So far, that's about it.

How about the touchdown runs against the Vikings, when he buried their linebackers? Was that impressive? He's good on specials. He has an excellent nose for the goal line when he gets in close. He plays every play like it's his last act on earth.

He should have been playing ahead of Jennings before he got hurt . If he doesn't make the team, fine, they will have found another good running back. But this was a good signing. The guy knows how to play.
Great way to set up a contract  
mavric : 3/15/2017 7:13 am : link
Vet minimum, but incentives built into it so the player can make more than an extra million dollars if he plays out of his ass. Now that's a carrot. Perfect!
Darkwa has upside  
WideRight : 3/15/2017 8:33 am : link
Whether he can achieve it or not is unknown, but this seems like a good signing. Better for the Giants than Darkwa.
The guy just can't stay healthy.....  
Doomster : 3/15/2017 9:16 am : link
He has one good series, and then gets nicked....

He showed up before last season with a leg injury....

Just can't be counted on.....
RE: Orleans Darkwa was impressive against the Cowboys.  
Big Blue Blogger : 3/15/2017 10:58 am : link
RetroJint said:
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How about the touchdown runs against the Vikings, when he buried their linebackers? Was that impressive? He's good on specials. He has an excellent nose for the goal line when he gets in close. He plays every play like it's his last act on earth.

Retro: That was a nice play, but I only recall one TD, and one linebacker. Pushing the undersized Eric Kendricks one yard - when Kendricks had an imperfect angle and no help to the outside - is something any decent short-yardage back should do. Not scoring on that play would have required a great stop by Kendricks.

Don't get me wrong - we all like the way Darkwa runs. He just keeps disappearing, due to a combination of injuries and the coaches seeing holes in his game that made a JAG like Jennings a more attractive option.
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