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Terrelle Smith signs with Arizona

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by trippster, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. trippster

    trippster Cheesehead

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    Posted: March 23, 2007 Packer Plus
    Another day, another whiff by the Green Bay Packers in free agency.
    Fullback Terrelle Smith, who visited the Packers on Tuesday and received an offer later on, has decided to sign a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, his agent, Ryan Tollner, said Friday.

    Smith, who was released by the Cleveland Browns on March 14, played for Packers coach Mike McCarthy when both were with the New Orleans Saints, but he also has ties to Arizona's new running backs coach, Maurice Carthon, who was offensive coordinator in Cleveland.

    Tollner would not comment on whether the Packers were competitive with their offer.

    "I don't think contract terms were the deciding factor," Tollner said.

    Smith attended Arizona State University and said earlier in the week that he wanted to be close to his southern California roots. Tollner wouldn't say whether the Packers could have gotten him to overlook those ties with a more lucrative contract.

    The 6-foot, 255-pound Smith, 29, conceivably would have replaced veteran William Henderson, whom Green Bay released, and competed with Brandon Miree for playing time. Smith follows Atlanta free-agent fullback Justin Griffith in choosing another team over the Packers.

    In all, Green Bay has had six players in for visits and only one, cornerback Frank Walker, signed with the club.

    - Tom Silverstein
     
  2. pyledriver80

    pyledriver80 Cheesehead

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    Yeah, it's never the factor. This is like the 3rd FA that said that. You know and I know thats bull. It's always about the money. If its not perhaps TT better find out why noone wants to come here. Perhaps TT has bad breath, his secretary is ugly, or they couldn't offer a great parking place.
     
  3. flapackfan

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    Hi five TT
     
  4. hoos

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    Granted, it may not have actually been about the money, but let's consider the source of the comment. Agents are salespeople and don't want to piss off potential customers. If he says that his client didn't sign with GB because they were unwilling to pony up any money, then he dampers his relationship with the front office and will have a harder time negotiating with them in the future.

    Again, not saying this is what happened, but something to think about.
     

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