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Finley update

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. adambr2

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    Been over this already but Finley is not getting tagged. Even if the franchise tag is $6.5M and he gets tagged as a TE that means nothing because of the 120% rule, meaning that if 120% of last year's salary is higher we have to pay him that instead. That would be around $10M. There is a 0% chance of Finley getting a franchise tag.
     
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  2. SCpackerfan

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    I was not aware of the 120% rule, so that rules that out.
     
  3. Ace

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    This seems to only be an issue when it comes to the whole WR or TE debate. Possibly with 4-3 DE vs 3-4 OLB. I can't really think of many other scenarios where what position a player is tagged at becomes an issue
     
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  4. captainWIMM

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  6. ivo610

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    If he has a TE as his BPA then he absolutely should take one. Softens the blow of losing a couple receiving threats
     
  7. AmishMafia

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    I think Ebron has a chance of being there at No. 21. There's a couple defensive guys I like more, but if he is there and we take him, I'm not complaining. He could be something really special.
     
  8. ivo610

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  9. longtimefan

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    he still would get a 10 mill pay day if he cant play again...I think he had a disability policy for 10 mill
     
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  10. rodell330

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    I'm still keeping my fingers crossed we can talk Gonzalez out of retirement for at least a yr. if not Ebron if Pryor isn't there and TT doesn't sign a safety.
     
  11. ivo610

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    If he signs I would expect it to be a couple weeks into training camp as he wants to skip as much of it as possible.
     
  12. rodell330

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    That would be fine by me. I think older guys should always have that option. Especially first ballet HOF guys.
     
  13. ivo610

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    Mixed feelings on it personally. I get it. For someone like Favre in his later years the younger guys benefit more from the reps. Then again with the amount they get paid I expect them to show up to work
     
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    True. I would for that very reason but not I'm that position.
     
  15. longtimefan

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    smh
     
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  16. ExpatPacker

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    The latest news makes me very doubtful about the Pack re-signing him, and if the Seahags do sign him away from us they're taking a huge risk. Word is that he failed the physical in Seattle.

    Sadly, it may be time to move on from JMike. He's a talent and will be missed, but it's deja-vu all over again a la Nick Collins.
     
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  17. captainWIMM

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    I don't think that would be good for the chemistry within the locker room. If the best player in the league shows up for OTAs you better do the same as well. If you don't want to, no thanks.
     
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  19. captainWIMM

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    As far as I can remember a lot of his teammates were tired of his antics.
     
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  21. ThxJackVainisi

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    Has there even been an unsubstantiated rumor the Packers are talking to Gonzalez?

    Players should show up for TC. The Packers are good at monitoring the reps of older players and you can’t help build team chemistry if you aren’t in the locker room and on the field.
     
  22. captainWIMM

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    No, not at all. Last time I checked he'll work for CBS next season.
     
  23. adambr2

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    I actually prefer the vets that show up to training camp in great shape, bust their rears and push the younger guys.

    I'm not sure what's to be gained from the ones that want to just show up on Sundays and play.
     
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    Wondering if maybe the Packers plan to hold some wiggle room in cap space with the thought that they'd have the option of re-signing Finley if/when he gets cleared to play. Not so much that they'd keep enough cap space specifically for this reason, but rather that this would be an option. Personally I'm ready for him to move on; he drives me nuts. This is just a thought that occurred to me.
     
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    Me too. I've seen and heard enough. Wish him well in a different locale.
     

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