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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by P88F, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. P88F

    P88F BoltTalker

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    I heard on 1090 that Hemerriod is unhappy with his contract? Well I actually didnt hear this but my pops was telling me. :icon_shrug: This is just what I heard dont take it to serious.
     
  2. gobigblue

    gobigblue BoltTalker

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    Tell me again who Hemerriod is?
     
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  3. P88F

    P88F BoltTalker

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    HeMerriroid.. Shawne Merrirman!
     
  4. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Would not be a surprise. He's widely regarded as one of the top 5 defensive players in the league and he's still locked into his rookie contract.

    What is a little strange is the timing. Usually you ask for more money when you're putting up monster numbers and so far I don't think Merriman is on pace for his best year.
     
  5. P88F

    P88F BoltTalker

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    Maybe the coaching? The trade dealine is today. :icon_shrug:
     
  6. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    The last thing we need is money as a distraction.
     
  7. gobigblue

    gobigblue BoltTalker

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    Speak of trade....

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3065715

    Bucs, in need of backfield help, acquire Bennett from Chiefs

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have acquired seventh-year veteran tailback Michael Bennett from the Kansas City Chiefs. It was not immediately known what the Chiefs received in the trade.

    Bennett, 29, told the Kansas City Star that he was apprised of the trade by officials from both teams on Monday evening. Sources who are close to Bennett and who attended the Monday night game in Atlanta confirmed the deal.

    Although Bennett does not fit the model of the kind of running back that the club had been attempting to add in trade talks over the past week, the swap provides the Bucs a veteran back who was a starter in the league early in his career, and who was named to the 2002 Pro Bowl after rushing for 1,296 yards that season.

    "It really caught me off-guard," Bennett told the Star. "I heard the speculation for the past few days, but nobody from the Chiefs said anything to me, so I guessed it wasn't going to happen. I was wrong. It's a business. It's just one of those things that happen.

    The departure of Bennett from the Chiefs could mean that Kansas City tailback Priest Holmes, who hasn't played in two years because of a neck condition, is ready to return to the practice field. Holmes is on the non-football injury list, and players on that reserve list are eligible to start practicing again on Tuesday, by league rule.

    Kansas City coach Herm Edwards told local reporters Monday that Holmes would rejoin the team when it practiced on Wednesday in preparation for this week's game. Many felt that Holmes would retire in the offseason, but he surprised even Chiefs officials by reporting to training camp this summer.

    "He's been here," Edwards said of Holmes. "I've been talking to him, about every other day or so. We talk about where he's at, how he's doing, what we're thinking. He knows what I expect and I know where he's at right now."

    If Holmes does resume practice this week, the Chiefs, by NFL rule, would have a three-week window in which to evaluate him.

    Tampa Bay has been beset by injuries in its backfield. The team lost veteran fullback Mike Alstott in the preseason and starting tailback Carnell "Cadillac" Williams suffered a torn patella tendon three weeks ago that ended his 2007 season. Most recently, Michael Pittman, who replaced Williams as the starter, sustained an ankle injury that could sideline him for two months, according to club officials.

    Veteran free agent Zack Crockett was signed last week by the Bucs, but he is more of a short-yardage specialist. Tampa Bay, which is tied for the lead in the NFC South, used fourth-year veteran Earnest Graham as the starter last week, but he rushed for only 29 yards in the team's victory over the Tennessee Titans.

    With the resurgent Bucs sensing a chance to steal the division, particularly given the struggles of the defending NFC South champion New Orleans Saints, many in the league felt that Tampa Bay general manager Bruce Allen would try hard to add a veteran tailback before the Tuesday 4 p.m. trade deadline. Allen was rebuffed in his attempts to acquire fourth-year veteran Mewelde Moore from the Minnesota Vikings, but was active in discussions on several fronts the past few days.

    A Bucs officials said late Monday afternoon that the team was definitely pursuing a back and hoped to make a deal. Asked specifically about Bennett, who was being shopped by the Chiefs, the official noted that the club was looking for more of a physical runner. A former Olympic sprint candidate, Bennett is more noted for his speed than his power. But the Bucs almost had to make a move given their situation, and Bennett was the best option.

    Bennett was the first-round pick of the Vikings in the 2001 draft. The former Wisconsin standout played his first five seasons in Minnesota (2001-2005), then signed with New Orleans to be the backup to Deuce McAllister in 2006. But the Saints then selected Reggie Bush in the 2006 draft, making Bennett expendable, and he was dealt to Kansas City last summer to fill the Chiefs' need for a backup to Larry Johnson.

    He played sparingly in 2006, as Johnson established a league record with 416 carries. This season, Bennett carried 20 times for 52 yards and no touchdowns and had 10 receptions for 47 yards and no scores.

    For his career, Bennett has 769 rushes for 3,426 yards and 12 touchdowns and 145 catches for 1,164 yards and five touchdowns. Since rushing for 1,296 yards in 2002, he has never gained more than 500 yards on the ground. Bennett has appeared in 81 games. He is in the final year of his contract, with a base salary of $1.2 million, and Tampa Bay will now be responsible for the prorated portion of that.
     
  8. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Merriman, Rivers and McNeil's contracts ALL come up at the end of NEXT season
     
  9. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    Doesn't surprise me... what's the point of even having a contract... He is worth the money, but it just bothers me if he is actually grumbling right now. Play the season, do something remarkable, lead the team, etc... and then I will understand where he is coming from.
     
  10. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    McNeil? I thought we locked him up for like 5yrs, last year he was only a rook.
     
  11. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    I'm expecting AJ to rework and extend his contract after this season. :yes:
     
  12. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    4 years
    2010 he's up
    my bad
     
  13. OverVolt

    OverVolt BoltTalker

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    Yeah, I think your right.
     
  14. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    Ant's "sources" told him that. :icon_tease:
     
  15. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

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    Merriman will get him money soon enough

    If he doesnt become the highest paid defensive player in the nfl in the next 2 year, ill be shocked!
     
  16. BoltzRule

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    He's probably trying to extend his deal, which is a good thing. We extended LT's deal before his final year.

    The only reason to complain is if they aren't willing to give him an extension and I doubt that's true.
     

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