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About Jericho

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  1. First, you sound a bit salty. I was not trying to be antagonistic just pointing out facts. I thought I was polite. If I wasn't, that was not my intent. The tender rules read as follows: NFL teams have a decision to make on their former players who were Unrestricted Free Agents and remain unsigned. The team has an option to extend a tender offer of either 110% of the players’ prior year salary cap charge (minus workout and incentive payments) if a veteran or 100% of the players prior years base salary if the player was on a rookie contract. Breeland was on a rookie contract, hence 100%. Not 110%. I never said there was a "good chance" that someone signs Breeland for ">$6M/yr". Just that there is a chance. Do you believe is a zero percent chance Breeland gets >$6M/yr? It's not a dick move either. It doesn't hurt Breeland in any way, shape, or form. It actually helps Breeland in that he is given an option to come here. Admittedly at a fraction of the contract he wants, but you are literally giving him options he did not have before. Some how that's being a dick? How's that go? Redskins: Breeland, here's a guaranteed contract to play football. None of the other 31 NFL teams are willing to give you that right now Breeland: You guys are dicks, stop offering me money! This is sports, teams do what's in the interest of the team. That includes tendering players contracts, even if they don't intend to sign the player. They do it because it nets them a pick. It's pretty rare in the NFL (since most players who are any good sign long before the tender deadline), but New England did this same tactic a year ago. And virtually every baseball team ever does this. The fact the Redskins didn't do it makes the team look poorly run. Basically someone came to the team and gave them a free spin of the magic wheel. And there were two options. Option 1 is the team gets nothing. Option 2 is the team gets a better draft pick. It's literally free. And after you spin, you're either in the same position you were (no harm, no foul) or you get something useful you didn't have before. There's no downside. Only upside. It may not work. You might spin the wheel and get nothing. But you had nothing already. So there's really no reason not to accept it. But the Redskins were like, chance of a better draft pick for free? Nah, we're good. We'll pass. That's just mind-boggling. It may not end up hurting them, but it's a baffling decision.
  2. With all due respect this is not entirely correct. As Breeland was coming off a rookie deal, the tender was only 100% of his prior year's salary (the 110% only applies to veterans). His tender would have been $1.797 million, his 2017 salary. Yes, the Redskins are currently maxed out on compensatory picks. So it would not have "gained" the team another pick. But it could have elevated a pick the team already has coming to it. Yes, Breeland would have to sign for enough money to elevate the Grant/Pryor picks (currently projected as 6th rounders) . But the idea that there is/was no chance of that seems misguided. Breeland's original deal was for $8 per year over multiple years, so there's certainly a chance a team gives him a one year prove it deal for a least six million. To dismiss the possibility seems completely erroneous. The idea that it would be a "dick" move also makes no sense. It essentially costs the team nothing. Breeland will never sign such a cheap tender, so the team is at worst in the same position it was before. At best, it helps gain the team a higher pick. And if you really want to play devil's advocate and say Breeland would sign, it means the team gets Breeland for less than 1/4 his original contract cost (which was $8 million per year). That's good asset management to acquire players at 1/4 their market rate. It puts Breeland in no different a position either. He was free to negotiate with every team once he became a free agent. He still is. He would have counted as a compensatory pick had he signed earlier. He still would. Nothing has changed. So, the information you have been "repeatedly" saying seems erroneous and misguided. There's basically zero risk to the team. Yes, Breeland may end up with a worse contract than Pryor so it wouldn't have improved anything. But why not wait and see? It's virtually risk free
  3. Correct, no pick. The team had to tender Breeland to retain a compensatory pick. Even though the tender was minuscule and Breeland would have never signed it, the team opted not to tender him. Not really sure why. Like I said, there's no way Breeland would have taken it. So it was basically a no lose scenario.
  4. A number of the reported players linked to the team may only be here on a tryout basis. So not officially signed
  5. Post-Draft 53 man guess

    This really isn't so much a 53 man guess as it a breakdown of positions, spots,and who's competing for them. I'll start with the offense (will follow up later on defense). This is all assuming health, which no one is ever 100% healthy. QB (2-3 spots): Smith is a lock. McCoy seems to be a near lock, though I suppose there's the ever small chance Hogan balls out and convinces the team to move on from McCoy. Hogan seems like the back-up plan for next year (when McCoy's a free agent). So I suspect Hogan makes the 53 unless he plays he way off. Which is also possible. There's literally no one else in competition here. RB (3-4 spots): The two locks here seem to be Guice and Thompson. I know the team hopes Guice becomes the bona fide starter too, which should happen. But he'll make the team regardless. Thompson will do his thing as more of a "third down" type back. Perine should be the main back-up. He did not have a good rookie season, but got most of his playing time after the offensive line fell apart. So I'd give him a bit of a pass. Rob Kelley is the other main competition for the back-up job. If Perine beats out Kelley, I suspect Kelley gets cut. He could make it as a fourth RB, but someone like Bibbs seems more useful given his special teams/pass catching. There's a few other RBs in camp: Keith Marshall, Byron Marshall, and UDFA Martez Carter. All seem like extreme long shots. Oh yeah, and one fullback, Wellman. Who's probably at best a practice squad candidate. TE (3-4 spots): Although there are 5 bodies in camp, this seems extremely likely to end up with 3 names on the final 53: Reed, Davis, and Sprinkle. There's upside there. But down side too. If Reed gets hurt, David shows his age, and Sprinkle fails to develop, there's a gaping hole on the roster. And the only other two bodies in camp are an unheralded UDFA (Flanagan) and a former UDFA (Garner). Both seem like practice squad at best types. WR (5-6 spots): Richardson, Doctson and Crowder are the 3 locks, though all come with questions too. Like TE, if things go poorly then this position thins out fast. There's at last 2 additional spots to be won. the team re-signed Quick, though he basically did nothing last year and would seem to be more of a back-up plan. Harris is former UDFA and has been cut twice in two season. But he manages to find his way back. So he might make it, but it seems 50/50 at best. Robert Davis was the only draft pick would failed to make the 53 last year. But he was always seen as a developmental pick. So maybe he steps up. The team largely ignored WR on draft day, using only the last selection in the draft on Trey Quinn. He and UDFA Simmie Cobbs seem like the best bet among rookies. Though there are 4 other UDFAs on the roster (Sims, Holder, Fields and Pierson-El) to try and impress. OL (8-10 spots): Let's start with the locks: Williams, Nsekhe, Roullier, Moses, Scherff, and Christian. Given the injuries here and the fact many project Christian to need a year or two, then I suspect at least 9 players make the final 53. But the question is who after these 6? Lauvao is back, but without a big contract and with a history of injuries and poor performance. Some seem to favor Kouandjio as the potential LG starter, but this is a guy the team cut last September. Catalina was an UDFA, but made the 53 last year. Kalis did not, but is probably a better pure guard and the team went out of their way to claim him back. Some like Bergstrom, but he was a street free agent the team signed once everyone else got hurt. I'd suspect the team would generally go younger, if those players are semi-decent. Clemmings is another name to consider. And then two highly ranked UDFAs in Welsh and Parris. Plus several other camp bodies in Balducci, Jefferson, and Kling. That's it for offense. Defense to come, but we'll knock out special teams while we're here: ST (3 spots): People basically expect Sundberg, Way, and Hopkins to take them. No real discussion needed
  6. That's what I took it as. Everyone else has signed, Welsh has agreed to sign. But has not actually signed yet. As an aside, waived vs. released really has nothing to do with the 53 man roster. All signed players get paid. Younger players get waived because they have to pass through waivers per NFL rules. Older players get released, because they become waiver exempt.
  7. So I checked the numbers for the June 1 tenders. Bashaud Breeland made $1,797,000 last year. He has to be offered at 100%, so that's the tender the team has to offer him to try and maintain his compensatory pick rights (mind you he was getting $7 million per from Carolina). Junior Galette made $775,000. As a veteran, he has to be offered at 110%, or $852,500. Both seem like no-brainers to tender. Breeland will surely sign elsewhere for money once his foot is healed. Galette might even accept the offer if he's gotten nothing better. But that seems like a no-risk situation for the team, getting a cheaper pass rusher for less than a million (if he makes it to final cuts)
  8. The funny thing with New England is that it was a little risky to tender Blount. He wasn't getting any good offers, so there was a chance he's sign it and New England already had about 5 running backs on its roster. It's only money in the end, but likely was wasted money. But it worked out for all as Blount didn't want New Englands super crowded backfield and opted to go to Philly. And New England got a 7th rounder for its troubles.
  9. I agree that Breeland isn't coming back. But the team still likely tenders him. The tender amount is so low, Breeland would never accept it and simply would sign elsewhere. It's more of a formality to ensure the team maximizes its compensatory picks.
  10. Interestingly, the team will have to make a decision soon on whether or not to offer Galette and Breeland "June 1" tenders (and despite the name, June 1 tenders are not actually on June 1. The deadline was moved a little while back to the second Tuesday after the NFL Draft. Which this year is on May 8th). Why would the team do it? Because if they don't, neither player will count towards the team's compensatory pick calculations. In Galette's case it may prove irrelevant as he probably won't get much money and the team is already expected to max-out on compensatory picks. But in Breeland's case, it could help better the picks the team receives (provided Breeland still gets a decent amount of money, even on a one year deal). The tenders are based on the previous year's salary, and because Galette and Breeland had pretty low salaries, this seems like a no-brainer. But we'll see... This somewhat obscure rule got a bit of attention last year with New England, who used it on LeGarrette Blount. The other interesting piece is that if the team tenders either player, that player must sign a player contract with a club by July 23rd or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp (whichever is later) or be stuck negotiating ONLY with the Redskins until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season
  11. 2018 Draft Day Thread

    The one thing I found interesting is how many younger/underclassman the team took. Five of the Eight draft picks came out early: (1) Da'Ron Payne; (2) Derrius Guice; (3) Geron Christian; (5) Tim Settle; and (7) Trey Quinn. As did at least one of the UDFAs in Simmie Cobbs Jr. I always feels there's some potential growth there, rather than draft 23 year old rookies. It may or may not pan out, but nice to see some younger guys too.
  12. This is pretty much what I expected. Hogan was intended to be the #3 and there would likely be no QB taken. It's possible the team would take a flyer on a 6th or 7th rounder. But let's face it. Even high round QBs are basically lottery tickets. And the odds go up exponentially once you exit Round 1. You have to take a hot every now and then. But I think the basic plan is for Smith to start, McCoy to back-up, and ideally have Hogan take over for McCoy at some point (probably after McCoy's contract expires). And if Hogan sucks, then you're looking for a back-up as well as I doubt McCoy comes back after this year.
  13. Pretty much. There are obviously not the exact same, but this seems like Nicholson 2.0. Given how much they liked Nicholson, they'll try it again. A fourth round safety with raw speed.
  14. I pretty much thought this when he was picked
  15. I have a hard believing the Redskins would sign Bryant for a variety of reason. However, when Dez says he wants to stay in the NFC East, the only team that really makes much sense is the Redskins. The Giants and Eagles both have good receiving cores and minimal cap space. Though I suppose the Giants could become players if they either: (1) trade ODB; or (2) release Brandon Marshall (which seems quite possible once he's healthy enough to be released)