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First - first round pick signs

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Cowboys, Bryant agree on deal...

    By Calvin Watkins
    ESPNDallas.com

    The Cowboys announced they agreed to terms with first-round pick Dez Bryant on Thursday.
    Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Bryant, the 24th pick of the draft, is expected to report on time for Cowboys training camp on Saturday in San Antonio.
    Bryant, who was unavailable for comment, becomes the first first-round pick to agree to a contract, even beating out St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, who was the No. 1 pick of the draft. Bradford, who played college ball at Oklahoma, is expected to get the largest contract in league history for a rookie.
    The Bryant deal is a relief for the Cowboys because there was speculation he would not make it into camp on time.
    Eugene Parker, Bryant's agent, had worked deals with previous first-round selections Mike Jenkins and Felix Jones, who reported a few days late to camp.
    But Parker understood how important it was for his client to get in on time. Bryant even said over the summer he expected to report to camp when it started.
    The only draft pick unsigned by the Cowboys is second-rounder Sean Lee from Penn State
    Bryant's five-year deal could be worth roughly $12 million total and includes more than $8.5 million in guaranteed money, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported, citing a league source.

    Somebody signed YEAH... can't wait for Mathews to sign... :yes:
     
  2. Buck Melanoma

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    OK FO - let's get #24 in the fold. :tup:
     
  3. DenverBolt67

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    I never understand what takes so long. The baseline used is last years contract plus a few %. English and Mathews were both drafted #16. English got 5/ $13.55 million, $9.9 million guaranteed. Add 5-8% to that and get the deal done
     
  4. DenverBolt67

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    What was I thinking, Mathews was drafted #12 not #16.

    Moreno was #12 last year and he got 5 years, $16.7 mil, $13.125 guaranteed. Add 5-8% to that, and get him in camp
     
  5. Buck Melanoma

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    Well gee, why move to Denver? You could have had Ed McGuire's job. :icon_tease:
     
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    If I made as much as McGuire, I wouldn't have moved :icon_toast:
     
  7. Johnny Lightning

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    I thought there would be more 1st round picks signed my now...
     
  8. Buck Melanoma

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    Touche' :lol:
     
  9. Retired Catholic

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    The voided CBA is apparently affecting more than just the RFA's. I've been wondering whether or not the first rounders might get caught in the crossfire.
     
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    Ten AFC West draft picks remain unsigned

    July, 26, 2010 By Bill Williamson
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    With Denver signing third-round pick Eric Decker, there are now 10 remaining unsigned draft picks in the AFC West.

    Talks are continuing with every player who is unsigned. San Diego No. 1 pick Ryan Mathews, who vowed earlier not to miss the start of camp, missed Monday's first day for rookies and select veterans. There are indications that the Mathews’ talks could take a few days before finalizing.

    Denver and quarterback Tim Tebow are in talks, and if progress continues to go well, he could be signed in the next day or so.

    Here is the list of the unsigned rookies in the division as of now, but things can change very quickly at this point:

    Denver

    Demaryius Thomas, WR, 1st round

    Tim Tebow, QB, 1st round

    Zane Beadles, OL 2nd round

    Kansas City

    Eric Berry, S, 1st round

    Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, 2nd round

    Javier Arenas, CB, 2nd round

    Jon Asamoah, OL, 3rd round

    Oakland

    Rolando McClain, LB, 1st round

    Lamarr Houston, DL, 2nd round

    San Diego

    Ryan Mathews, RB, 1st round
     
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    Patriots sign first-round cornerback McCourty

    By Mike Reiss
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    The New England Patriots signed first-round draft choice Devin McCourty on a five-year contract, his agent Andy Simms said.
    The deal has a maximum value of $13.2 million, according to a league source. The guarantees and bonuses total $7.825 million.
    McCourty, a cornerback from Rutgers, was the 27th overall selection in the draft. He was the last of the Patriots' 12 draft choices without a contract. With the Patriots holding their first training camp practice Thursday, McCourty should be on the field with his new teammates.
    McCourty is the second first-round draft choice to agree to a contract; Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (24th overall) is the other.
    In selecting McCourty, Patriots coach Bill Belichick cited his four-down impact, meaning that he could contribute both on defense and special teams.
    "He's fast, he's tough. He's a good four-down football player -- first, second, third and fourth down," Belichick said on draft day. "In the kicking game, he's certainly one of the top guys in the draft in that area."
    In addition to contributing on special teams, McCourty is projected to compete for a starting job at left cornerback with 2009 second-round draft choice Darius Butler.
     
  12. Johnny Lightning

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    Slow dance with Mathews

    By Kevin Acee , UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 11:06 a.m.


    Another first-round pick signed this morning -- New England's Devin McCourty, the 27th pick.

    Not quite close enough to No.12 for it to matter to the Chargers and Ryan Mathews.

    McCourty and Dez Bryant , selected 24th by the Dallas Cowboys, are the only first-rounders to have signed, as the dance of the first-round picks drags on between teams and players.

    All across the NFL, the waiting waltz is in its most frenzied state of inactivity.

    It’s silly.

    As the Chargers and Mathews' agent bide their time in an attempt to see exactly what the market around them will be, the inherent problem is that everyone else is doing the same thing.

    "This is not brain surgery," one agent with a top-10 pick said Wednesday. "These deals are not hard. They become a little more difficult when you have hours instead of months."

    Yes, the draft is in April. Yet the signings at the top always come down to the last days of July and early part of August.

    Agents blame the teams. Teams blame the agents.

    Fact is, both sides are fearful of being the one to make a deal that is considered bad.

    "It's ridiculous," conceded the agent.

    "Stupid," said another.

    Of course, both of them placed blame on the teams.

    Everyone concedes there are more issues to consider this year because of a possible lockout in 2011, but most everyone is also saying the reality is that in the end nothing will be terribly different. It does not appear to be in the Bryant and McCourty deals that have become public.

    While who is doing the accounting affects the numbers, it is pretty simple (every year) for both sides to predict about where they will land.

    Sure, there are structure and incentives to figure out. But take a look at what Dez Bryant got over the corresponding pick last year and what McCourty got over the No.27 pick in '09 and figure that Mathews' five-year deal will come in around $27 million total with about $15 million guaranteed.

    With the first full-squad workout scheduled for Friday morning, there is no panic being expressed in the Chargers' situation.

    For one, Mathews is a running back, a position that can perhaps most afford to miss some time and not be affected. Also, Mathews wants to be in, and the Chargers haven't had an extended rookie holdout in six years.

    Coincidentally, however, their last holdout was in '05, when No.12 pick Shawne Merriman was four days late.

    And it would be unlike the Chargers to step out and set the market for the picks around them, especially being as high as No. 12.

    But, as an agent (who is involved in the first-round waiting waltz but is not affiliated with Mathews) said in considering the situation where the Chargers moved up 16 spots to select their running back of the future: "They bought the commodity. It's their duty to pay the commodity."
     
  13. DenverBolt67

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    2009 #27, 5 years $11.235 million, $6.845 million guaranteed
    2010 #27, 5 years $13.2 million, $7.8million guaranteed

    12.5% raise in guaranteed money, 15% raise in possible money

    2009 #24, 5 years $10.35 million, $7.55 million guaranteed
    2010 $24, 5 Years $11.8 million, $8.3 million guaranteed

    10% raise in guaranteed money, 13% raise in possible money

    2009 #12, 5 years $16.7 million, $13.125 million guaranteed

    They have the starting point, just get to work and get this guy on the field. AJ/Dean, get to work and give this guy his 10-12% raise, and get his *** in camp.

    By the way, If Mathews gets the 12% raise in guaranteed money, he will get 5 years $14.9 mil guaranteed and about $19.418 in possible (Based on 14%, the middle of the 2 others)
     

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