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Old 07-13-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default OT-Dwight Freeney's contract

6 years 72 million. Thats an insane amount of money, most for any defensive player EVER. He's good, but not that good
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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This topic will be moved, dunno why you didnt just put it in the off court.

Anyway nfl contracts arent guranteed. Post his bonus and the language of the deal (how is it structured). Other than that posting 6yrs 72mil = meaningless. It gives the reader an impression he will make over $11mil per season for the next 6yrs.
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Its the NFL. If he breaks his leg they will cut him the next week and let him walk with his bonus.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:50 PM   #4
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He got 30 upfront. Got Dayuummmmmm
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: OT-Dwight Freeney's contract

Yeah, he got a 30 million signing bonus, but the deal is structured so that the Colts will save almost 4 million on the cap - giving them an oppurtunity to re-sign a few players they would like to keep around.

Overall, the deal is okay by me. It's a lot of money, and he only had 6 sacks last year...but he's a pressence. You have to account for him. Which makes life easier for the rest of the defense.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:04 PM   #6
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Yeah, he got a 30 million signing bonus, but the deal is structured so that the Colts will save almost 4 million on the cap - giving them an oppurtunity to re-sign a few players they would like to keep around.

Overall, the deal is okay by me. It's a lot of money, and he only had 6 sacks last year...but he's a pressence. You have to account for him. Which makes life easier for the rest of the defense.

Primere pass rushers are gonna cost ya. Colts did the right thing regardless of cost.
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Eh NFL contract. I wonder what Peppers will get?
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:06 PM   #8
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I heard the words: Dwight, overpaid, and defensive...

I totally thought this was about Howard and was wondering why this was labeled OT
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:12 PM   #9
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He's so overpaid its ridiculous! 30 mill to rush a QB and he is doo doo against the run! Geez

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By John Clayton
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Defensive end Dwight Freeney has spent his entire football career chasing and sacking quarterbacks. Now, he's going to be paid as the premier player at his position.

Freeney, the Indianapolis Colts' franchise player, signed a six-year, $72 million contract with the team Friday that includes a $30 million signing bonus. He becomes the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.

"To have me paid among the top players in the league -- not just as a defensive players -- means a lot of me," said Freeney, who flew to Indianapolis on Thursday night in anticipation of accepting the deal. "[Colts general manager] Bill Polian is the one who drafted me. I was hand-picked by him. He was going to do the right thing for the organization."

Polian drafted Freeney in the first round in 2002 and watched him develop into one of the game's most disruptive defensive players. Freeney registered 56 sacks during his first five seasons with the Colts and has forced 27 fumbles during his career.

Freeney and the Colts had until Monday to hammer out a long-term deal. Had that not happened, Freeney and the Colts would have been forced to settle for the one-year tender at $9.43 million, which would have left Freeney to decide whether or not to hold out.

Neither Polian nor Freeney wanted that to happen. Freeney expressed throughout the offseason that he wanted to remain a Colt. He attended most of the team's offeseason activities while Polian and Freeney's agent, Gary Wichard, worked on an agreement.

Freeney will receive $37.72 million over the first three years of the contract. In doing the deal, the Colts will save $3.68 million of salary-cap room that they can use to keep other players whose contracts are expiring. The Colts had $3.4 million of cap room before reaching agreement with Freeney.

"This really shows a commitment," Freeney said. "I have to thank [Colts owner] Jim Irsay and Bill Polian. They have done most of their big deals with the offense prior to this. Now, they've gotten to the defense and the guys who can go out and make some big plays on defense."

Depending on the way insiders view contracts, Patriots defensive end Richard Seymour had been the league's highest-paid defensive player if you consider the new money in a three-year, $28 million contract he signed in 2006. The Patriots view that deal as a $7.5 million-a-year contract if you include Seymour's salary in 2006.

Freeney's contract takes the top defensive pay scale to the $12 million-a-year range.

"I feel great about this because no one usually gets paid for the impact they have on the team," Freeney said. "To have a contract that pays me among the top players in the league and not just for being a defensive player means a lot. Normally, tight ends get paid with other tight ends and offensive linemen get paid with other offensive linemen."

This deal will have a significant impact on other top pass-rushers who are in negotiations to re-sign with their teams. New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs are pass-rushers who were waiting to see how Freeney's negotiations turned out.

"It's great to see the Colts are paying a guy who stops a quarterback like a quarterback," Freeney said.

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The Saints are paying Charles Grant 21 million guaranteed. For what the market is offering DE's and the expansion of the salary cap, Freeney more than deserves 30 mil.
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He's so overpaid its ridiculous! 30 mill to rush a QB and he is doo doo against the run! Geez

Thats the going rate for players of his caliber. He's not a bad run defender. But his claim to fame is rushing the pasher and he does it extremely well. In the game thats what it is about. Teams look for that LT to stop that pass rushing DE. Take Freeney off that DL and watch the effects. Indy drafts too low to be replacing a player of his stature.
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The Saints are paying Charles Grant 21 million guaranteed. For what the market is offering DE's and the expansion of the salary cap, Freeney more than deserves 30 mil.
WHO? That was another highway robbery by a player... I think Freeney is a great pass rusher at least...

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Thats the going rate for players of his caliber. He's not a bad run defender. But his claim to fame is rushing the pasher and he does it extremely well. In the game thats what it is about. Teams look for that LT to stop that pass rushing DE. Take Freeney off that DL and watch the effects. Indy drafts too low to be replacing a player of his stature.

He is small and he spins himself out of plays although if its a passing down its fantastic. His style of play puts him out of position to often. Basically, you run the ball down his throat. He is a great compliment to a high scoring offense that puts teams behind most times where he can exercise his strengths but he is in no way a great 30 mill DE...
To me Michael Strahan is probably the best all around DE he could have commanded that kind of money if anyone!
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