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Offline Zero2Cool  
#16 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2013 2:07:17 PM(UTC)
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Yerko said: Go to Quoted Post
With the way Jermichael Finley has been talking about wanting to be a Packer for life, why not take the chance and try to restructure for a little less money?

With the departure of Jennings about to happen, it makes Jermichael Finley 1000x more important to this offense.


Here's Jlapp's post from the beta site.

Jlapp said:
Because he is probably only worth like $5m/year and scheduled to make almost $9m. I think the number of NFL players that would take a 40% reduction when signing an extension are close to zero. To get him to sign an extension packers would probably have to pay around $7m/year average which I don't think is worth it.
Offline Mortfini  
#17 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:08:06 PM(UTC)
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Nothing seems a bit harsh you Gota remember in the 3-4 he's the space water it's the people around that make him look good
Offline play2win  
#18 Posted : Friday, March 15, 2013 11:13:30 AM(UTC)
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I find it interesting that Tony Gonzalez signed a two year deal with a cap hit $3M less than what Finley's cap savings would be if he were to be released. With his signing bonus on the new deal, he still makes $1.5M less than Finely in 2013.

Unreal.

"The Atlanta Falcons made the contract of tight end Tony Gonzalez as salary-cap friendly as possible with a little creative accounting.

Although Gonzalez will make $7 million this season, his salary-cap figure will be only $5.25 million. That’s because the Falcons structured the deal with what is known as “OATSB’’ (other amount treated as signing bonus).

Gonzalez will receive $3.5 million in base salary and another $3.5 million that will treated as OATSB. That portion becomes prorated with $1.75 million counting toward this year’s cap and another $1.75 million counting toward the 2014 cap."
http://espn.go.com/blog/...rafty-with-gonzalez-deal
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