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Turner signs tender to open door for potential deal

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section_id=33&amp;screen=news&amp;news_id=55870" target="_blank">Nashville City Paper</a>

    By Terry McCormick

    <img src="http://msn.foxsports.com/id/6292100_36_2.jpg" title="Michael Turner" alt="Michael Turner" align="right" height="207" width="166" />Could Michael Turner be on the move?

    Turner took what could be a necessary first step toward facilitating any potential trade by signing his one-year, $2.35 million tender offer on Thursday.

    By NFL rules, only players who are officially under contract can be traded.

    Turner's agent Bus Cook confirmed to The City Paper that Turner had signed the tender, but was not an indication of a looming trade in the works.
    "I wouldn't necessarily think that means anything is going to happen," Cook said

    The Tennessee Titans are one of the teams interesting in acquiring the running back, and could even be the frontrunner, though the Buffalo Bills are still believed to be in the running for Turner as well.

    Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt was asked about making a trade for Turner during Thursday's meeting with the local media to discuss the draft.

    "Before a player can be traded he actually needs to be signed," Reinfeldt said. "With Turner he will need to sign a contract as a restricted free agent (with San Diego). - But you cannot trade a player who's not signed."

    Asked as to whether he would have to have a long-term deal with Turner in place to pull the trigger on any deal, Reinfeldt said, "In theory as long as the player has signed a contract with the existing team and you have an understanding with the agent on what the deal is going to be then teams go ahead and make the trade."

    Reinfeldt said he has had some conversations with Cook and that from a timing standpoint it was not out of the realm of possibility.

    "From a timing standpoint, I think something can be done if it all fell into place," Reinfeldt said.

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