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Turner signs the tender

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by matilack, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Michael Turner signs Chargers' tender

    http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=102&p=2&c=639052


    Michael Turner By Denis Savage
    SDBoltReport.com
    Posted Apr 26, 2007

    Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that restricted free agent Michael Turner has signed his one-year tender with the San Diego Chargers.

    Tendered at a first- and third-round level, guaranteeing his salary at $2.35 million for 2007, Michael Turner has signed the deal.
    He is no longer allowed to negotiate with other teams, but the Chargers could still swing a trade that ships him out of town - now that he is signed. If they are unable to trade him, Turner will remain in San Diego this year and become an unrestricted free agent in 2008.

    "Before a player can be traded he actually needs to be signed," Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said during a press conference today."You cannot trade a player who's not signed."

    Turner visited Tennessee and Buffalo earlier this month, but a deal hinges upon either team surrendering a first round pick in this or next year's NFL Draft.

    Turner, the backup to LaDainian Tomlinson, ran for 502 yards on 80 carries last season for a healthy 6.3 average. He had seven runs of over 20 yards and is seen as a sure-fired starter by many teams, the Chargers included.

    Whether he is still with the team to play out his one-year deal
     
  2. Charger Dave

    Charger Dave Dead account

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    Whats the phrase? "It ain't no thang"... Now he can go to Chargers Park and rejoin the off-season workouts.
     
  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Well I dont know, the Tennesse GM made it sound like something was gonna happen.
    You cant trade a player that isnt signed...obviously. And now we signed him
     
  4. Shamrock

    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    Turner signs tender to open door for potential deal

    By Terry McCormick, tmccormick@nashvillecitypaper.com
    April 26, 2007

    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.
     
  5. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand Bolt fans these days.

    Why the "it doesn't mean anything comments".

    so what, it's Bolt news, isn't that good enough?

    and, while I'm at it,

    WTF was all that girl drama between Conc and SDC about??

    I thought that stuff was for the "other" board...

    :icon_shrug:
     
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  6. AnteaterCharger

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

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    Who knows what this will mean except AJ Smith
     
  7. Thunderstruck

    Thunderstruck BoltTalker

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    MT is on the move. Bank on it. The timing is very suggestive of a trade coming. I'm guessing it will still be a draft-day trade, probably with Tennessee assuming Green Bay drafts Lynch.
     
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  8. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I dont think GB will draft Lynch. I think they'll go defense in round 1, and wait to draft Kenny Irons in round 2.
     
  9. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I am sorry Gramps. SDC and I are good friends, we bash heads in a friendly manner. That is bothers you means I will stop.
     
  10. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    chickenshit
     
  11. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    naw, fuk that,

    it's all good clean fun

    SDC always did bug the crap outa me from the very beginning.

    fug him!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  12. BFISA

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    word
     
  13. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh they are both dicques. :yes: :lol:
     
  14. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    We're all *****, that's why this board rules.

    As far as MT goes, I won't believe ANYTHING I hear between now and Saturday morning. This is the real cloak and dagger time for the NFL. Misinformation EVERYWHERE.
     
  15. tboltzcali

    tboltzcali Well-Known Member

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    All we can do is assume and I assume he is headed to Tenn. So this means we are going to grab a S with the pick!
     
  16. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Ur probably right, but I'll be dissapointed if we dont get a WR with the 30 pick.
     
  17. boltmanbz

    boltmanbz Well-Known Member

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    i wouldnt be there is WR in the 2nd or 3rd that might be just as good
     
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  18. tboltzcali

    tboltzcali Well-Known Member

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    I think we need safety over WR. If we still have the 30th bet on us taking a WR. But we do need a WR.
     
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  19. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Agreed.
     
  20. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I saw a scouting vid on Laron Landry today.........big mistake.
    I got my hopes up and I really want him now!:drool:

    You think if we get the 19 from TENN, that we could package the picks and move up to 6? (Redskins pick)
     
  21. !~BOLT~!

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    we'd have to give up more than that.
     
  22. SDRaiderH8er

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    It does not mean that. Unless you are privy to some info that we are not privy to.

    AJ is not tipping his hand as to which way he is going to go. Any good poker player will say one thing, and go the next way. It is all one huge cat and mouse game, and untill it actually happens, then dont think just because somethings happen, it is an automatic trigger for something else to happen.
     
  23. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Like what? :icon_eek:
     
  24. !~BOLT~!

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    depends on how the negotiating goes, teams in the past have given up more to move up less.
     
  25. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    I think the only thing I take from this is that the draft is tomorow... I think it's very very unlikely Turner will be moved. But I've also felt for quite some time that the trade is mostly likely to happen on draft day. All that his name on the dotted line really means is that we can move him tomorow if it suits us.
     
  26. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    If AJ is flexible about one pick beeing for this year and the other for next year's draft, wouldn't the other team be smart to give up the higher pick (possibly the first) next year?

    also, let's say Tenn offers the third this year and a conditional pick next year (a first if Turner rushes for, say, 1200 yards, if not, a second) would you guys take it?
     
  27. Trumpet_Man

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    I would do it. :yes:
     
  28. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Running backs are a dime a dozen. Open up the holes with fat boys who rock and anyone can gain 1k yards. Even Ricky Williams stoned out of his mind dragging a bong can do it.

    Your love lust for Turner is on a par with Drew Brees which is sickening especially when the team can benefit in a trade.
     

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