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Chris Johnson - would you?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by DallasDW00ds0n, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Depth at RB in the mid-late rounds is quality in the 2014 Draft, McFadden re-signed with the Raiders about 10 days ago, CJ is getting up there with years in the NFL but if healthy he is still more special than anyone available.
  2. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    The Titans are not going to pay him $8 million this year, which is his current base salary..............WHY WOULD WE GIVE UP PICKS FOR HIM???

    He is going to get released, everybody in the entire freaking league knows this. If we are interested, wait for him to get cut and we can sign him to a contract on our terms, hopefully low base salary with lots of incentives.

    I just don't understand the logic in trading for a guy that everybody and their uncle knows is going to be released in a couple of weeks max. Am I wrong here on this?
  3. DallasDW00ds0n

    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    Lmao the point was really putting CJ on the team, so I'm guessin that's a yes. Also CJ said he'd restructure his deal for any team that would trade for him. Just some food for thought
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Again, I'm not advocating we go after CJ.
    But in general, there are several reasons why a team would trade for a player that many think could be released. For starters, you are no longer competing with 30 other teams for that players services if he does go on the open market.

    As for Johnson, it's not at all a given that he'll be cut, as there is plenty of interest in him right now...so "everybody in the entire freaking league knows" he'll get released is a bit of an exaggeration to say the least.
  5. CowboysFaninDC

    CowboysFaninDC Well-Known Member

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    nope. not at his salary.
  6. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    "Restructure" does not equal "take less". The absolute last thing we need is to guarantee money in out-years to a running back who's about to hit 30.
  7. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Well-Known Member

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    DM29 is my dude, but he hasn't shown the ability to stay healthy. That being said, for the right price, I'd be onboard with bringing CJ to Big D. They'd be a nice 1-2 punch.
  8. DallasDW00ds0n

    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that Johnson is starting to see the writing on the wall, and would be willing to take a pay cut if that’s what he has to do to facilitate a trade.
  9. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I guarantee you the Titans are not going to pay CJ $8 million dollars this season. CJ said he would take a pay cut to facilitate a trade, but he would not take a pay cut to stay in Tennessee.

    The Titans just released their kicker Boronas because he was scheduled to make $2.8 million this year. They also released their all pro RT Stewart because of salary and they didn't even make an offer to Verner, their probowl CB.

    No way in hell the notoriously cheap Titans are going to pay $8 million dollars for a RB that had only 5 rushes over 20 yards last season, its just not happening and that is no exaggeration.
  10. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, they won't pay that type of money and I don't really think anyone should. I don't think I said they would pay that but maybe I misworded it somewhere in this thread.
    That's just too much for a RB, let alone one that has probably seen his best days.
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  11. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    If we are interested in CJ (big if), we should not give up anything more than a 5th and no more than $2 or $3 million max the first year.

    Not saying we should, just thinking about reasonable compensation.
  12. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    No way for a 3rd.
  13. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Something may happen pretty soon with CJ. The Titans are scheduled to have their first offseason workout on April 7th and if CJ gets hurt, the Titans could be on the hook for his entire $8 million salary. That is why sometimes teams will "lock out" a player they are trying to shop around, the player might get injured or might pretend he gets injured, to make the team liable for his salary.

    CJ might "pull a Ratliff" on the Titans and pretend he is hurt. Don't think the Titans are going to risk that, so look for either a trade or release before April 7th.
  14. Next Years Champ

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    I don't think so.

    First, we need to know what we have in Randle and Dunbar exactly.

    Then unless the offense is really going to commit to running the ball like the '65 Packers..

    maybe we bring him in.

    But I haven't a clue what the OL and Murray will do this season either.

    More injuries, more cheap replacements to fix it?

    I hope not but I generally want us to stress new players thru the draft as much as possible.

    And I want Garrett to teach these players and whomever they bring in must be hungry.

    That is the biggest problem with this team.

    They are not, have not been..

    hungry to win.

    Draft and sign those guys and things change..IMO.
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  15. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    It sounds like the Jets have serious interest. There's talk of giving him and Ivory a 70-30 spilt

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