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Hightower back to the Patriots

jlukes : 3/15/2017 1:33 pm
all over twitter.
Tim?  
YAJ2112 : 3/15/2017 1:33 pm : link
:)
Devin McCourtney all over again...  
Milton : 3/15/2017 1:39 pm : link
This time it was the Jets who did Belichick the favor of negotiating a deal with Hightower on his behalf.
RE: Devin McCourtney all over again...  
YAJ2112 : 3/15/2017 1:39 pm : link
In comment 13394044 Milton said:
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This time it was the Jets who did Belichick the favor of negotiating a deal with Hightower on his behalf.


Paul's brother?
Less money  
pjcas18 : 3/15/2017 1:40 pm : link
than Jamie Collins.

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Mike Garafolo‏Verified account @MikeGarafolo

Try again: Four years, $43.5 million with $19 million guaranteed for Hightower back to the Pats, his agency @_SportsTrust says
But the Jets  
bceagle05 : 3/15/2017 1:40 pm : link
gave him cupcakes for his birthday!
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Pete in MD : 3/15/2017 1:42 pm : link
RE: RE: Devin McCourtney all over again...  
Milton : 3/15/2017 1:46 pm : link
In comment 13394046 YAJ2112 said:
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In comment 13394044 Milton said:


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This time it was the Jets who did Belichick the favor of negotiating a deal with Hightower on his behalf.



Paul's brother?

Each one believing..... - ( New Window )
he don't like no cupcakes  
gidiefor : Mod : 3/15/2017 1:47 pm : link
...
Well, he went searching,  
Doomster : 3/15/2017 1:55 pm : link
and found out teams weren't going to give him what he asked for.....so he lowered his demands and went to the Pats.....there was talk he wanted 13-14M per....

I wonder if JPP's agent has looked around, and maybe no one is offering what he wants......so maybe he takes the 17M for one year.....
What  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 3/15/2017 2:05 pm : link
a shock......
RE: Well, he went searching,  
Milton : 3/15/2017 2:24 pm : link
In comment 13394073 Doomster said:
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and found out teams weren't going to give him what he asked for.....so he lowered his demands and went to the Pats.
More like he went searching for offers and took the best one back to the Patriots to match.

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I wonder if JPP's agent has looked around, and maybe no one is offering what he wants......so maybe he takes the 17M for one year.....
Completely different situation. JPP is tagged. Nobody is going to offer JPP what he wants because then they will have to give the Giants two 1st round picks as well. They could try to work out a trade with the Giants for less than the two 1st rounders, but the price would still be much too steep.
Hightower is great  
Mr. Nickels : 3/15/2017 2:31 pm : link
Basically won them 2 super bowls. One of the best if not the best linebackers in football.

This was the move Patriots needed. Should be an overwhelming favorite to repeat.. maybe most ever.

They still might want a short yardage goal line back not sure if they will give that to Burkhead..
Revis  
Suburbanites : 3/15/2017 2:40 pm : link
I can totally see the Pats resigning Revis and him returning to a top notch player and winning a second ring as a Patriot. Yea just another day in the life of a Jets fan.
Was there ever any doubt?  
5BowlsSoon : 3/15/2017 3:44 pm : link
Patriots don't lose key players.
Good move by Pats.  
Dave in Hoboken : 3/15/2017 3:46 pm : link
But when the other choice is New York's JV football squad, it's even more understandable why he would choose the Pats.
I thought the Steelers  
pjcas18 : 3/15/2017 3:56 pm : link
were a legit option since they lost Timmons, but I guess not.

I can't remember the last big $$ FA the Steelers signed.

Kevin Greene? I don't even remember if he was big $$ it was that long ago.
No, it isn't, Milt......  
Doomster : 3/15/2017 4:24 pm : link
RE: Well, he went searching,
Milton : 2:24 pm : link : reply

Completely different situation. JPP is tagged. Nobody is going to offer JPP what he wants because then they will have to give the Giants two 1st round picks as well. They could try to work out a trade with the Giants for less than the two 1st rounders, but the price would still be much too steep.

What I said Milt, I am sure his agent has tested the market and talked to GM's........and possibly no one is in the area of 17M or Vernon money......therefore, he takes his sweet time, and eventually signs the tag, knowing the Giants would not do it two years in a row.....he could put up similar numbers this coming season(nothing spectacular), and someone would pay him big bucks because there is no compensation......I think he signs the tag...is it a gamble? Yes, but he took a gamble last season too....
RE: No, it isn't, Milt......  
Milton : 3/15/2017 4:44 pm : link
In comment 13394319 Doomster said:
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What I said Milt, I am sure his agent has tested the market and talked to GM's........and possibly no one is in the area of 17M or Vernon money..
Of course no one is in the area of $17M, because nobody is going to give him that kind of money and give up two 1st round draft picks as well. Nobody. So there is no market to test. Think about it. How much would you give JPP if he were an unrestricted free agent? Now take that number and ask yourself if you'd give up two 1st round draft picks as well. Of course you wouldn't! JPP has one team to negotiate with and only one team and that team is the New York Football Giants.

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he takes his sweet time, and eventually signs the tag, knowing the Giants would not do it two years in a row.....he could put up similar numbers this coming season(nothing spectacular), and someone would pay him big bucks because there is no compensation......I think he signs the tag...is it a gamble? Yes, but he took a gamble last season too....
He took a gamble last season because he needed to show he could play without the club on his hand and build on what he did in 2015, which was inconclusive at best. And he succeeded for the most part. But he's not gonna do that again. It would be foolish. I don't know when he and the Giants will come to an agreement on a long term deal, but they will.
Really?  
Percy : 3/15/2017 11:27 pm : link
Quelle surprise!
He should have gotten some Super Bowl MVP  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 3/16/2017 6:26 am : link
consideration last month. He was a beast in that game. His strip sack of Ryan completely changed momentum.
What a gutless move  
santacruzom : 3/16/2017 7:03 pm : link
by Hightower... if he wants to show that he's a true competitor who can carry a team, he should sign with a team that isn't the favorite.
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