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Offline ChilliMaddensChilli  
#11 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2008 4:20:42 PM(UTC)
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I bet Greg is next. This is awesome news.
Offline MassPackersFan  
#12 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2008 4:21:46 PM(UTC)
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Greg should get signed through 2014 too, just so they know they are going to be a threat together for at least 6 more years. :)
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#13 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2008 4:23:50 PM(UTC)
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Now let's wait for the numbers to debate the merits.

5 years good.

The signing bonus is likely rolled into increased pay for this year so there is no future cap hit on the signing bonus like the Wells contract.

Everybody happy now. The Packers much happier in 2-3 years.
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I don't think we have to worry about violating the salary cap minimum anymore. :icon_smile:

Roddyboy-- My kneejerk reaction to your post would be the suggestion that you go find some other team to try and truly root for, but upon reflection I realized there are no current NFL franchises in outer space.
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Roddyboy-- My kneejerk reaction to your post would be the suggestion that you go find some other team to try and truly root for, but upon reflection I realized there are no current NFL franchises in outer space.

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Fantastic bit of news. Thanks for the heads up guys.
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#17 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2008 4:37:49 PM(UTC)
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This is the Aaron Rodgers re-upped thread.. wanna scream about it and how you think it is a mistake.. take it here... I culled a couple of the off topic posts and got the ball rolling for ya.. have a blast.

http://www.packershome.c...wtopic&p=26051#26051

I want to see the contract numbers.. how front loaded is it.. more the better.
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#18 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2008 4:39:25 PM(UTC)
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They could have killed two birds with one stone too. Extend him plus throw in some incentives he won't reach. That'd be pretty sweet.
Offline HoustonMatt  
#19 Posted : Friday, October 31, 2008 4:53:35 PM(UTC)
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I want to see the contract numbers.. how front loaded is it.. more the better.


This contract will assuredly be as front loaded as possible in order to count against this year's cap to the greatest extent. There are some stipulations though. For example: let's say the extension was 5 yrs/$50 million. We couldn't pay him $20 million this year and spread the remaining $30 million over the next 4 years for a $7.5 million per year average. Per Andrew Brandt, a player's salary cannot be more than 50% more than the following year.

But, rest assured, it will be as front loaded as possible in order to use as much of our available cap room this year as we can.
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I want to see the contract numbers.. how front loaded is it.. more the better.


This contract will assuredly be as front loaded as possible in order to count against this year's cap to the greatest extent. There are some stipulations though. For example: let's say the extension was 5 yrs/$50 million. We couldn't pay him $20 million this year and spread the remaining $30 million over the next 4 years for a $7.5 million per year average. Per Andrew Brandt, a player's salary cannot be more than 50% more than the following year.

But, rest assured, it will be as front loaded as possible in order to use as much of our available cap room this year as we can.


That's quality info. +1
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