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Jerry should convince Megatron to un-retire

Discussion in 'Roster Zone' started by xwalker, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Jerry would have to convince the Lions to release his rights.

    Megatron could come off the sofa and be be the Cowboys best WR.
     
  2. sureletsrace

    sureletsrace Official CZ Homer

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    Did your knee hit your face when it jerked so hard?
     
  3. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Place has gone insane after a loss in a long time.
     
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  4. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Trade Dak to Lions for Megatron's rights. :lmao:
     
  5. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah maybe 1st and 4th for Calvin's rights
     
  6. RomoFor6

    RomoFor6 Well-Known Member

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    :lmao2::lmao2::lmao2::lmao2::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao: This is coming after our second loss of the season in December!!!! These fans are a disgrace
     
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  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Jerry can solve world hunger and bring peace to the Middle East while he's at it.
     
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  8. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    How are the Lions doing without him? Pretty good.
     
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  9. csirl

    csirl Well-Known Member

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    Lions are hot right now going into the playoffs. Megatron retired too early.
     
  10. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He would get a chance to go to the Super Bowl without the grind of the regular season.

    Give the Lions a 7th for his rights. Technically they would have to release his rights and Jerry would have to compensate them later.
     
  11. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I bet John Mara is just salivating at the idea of Jerry doing this level of violation...
     
  12. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it is against the rules but Mara would try to make a new rule.
     
  13. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    lol, that would be a huge rule violation, what you are suggesting is circumventing the trade deadline. In essence, Detroit releases him, knowing we'd pick him up and later in the offseason, we compensate them...

    besides, it would never work, some team would claim him just to keep him from going to us. Happened with Deion Sanders in 2001 when he was retired, there was talk that Oakland wanted him, so Washington released him and San Diego claimed him to keep him away from Oakland.
     
  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The claiming process as you described is the reason there does not have to be a specific rule against it.

    In this situation, the team claiming him would have to take on his salary which was about 18M. A team can't do that just to thwart another team.

    If you watch all of the trades around draft time, you'll notice an occasional trade that does not make sense. They're usually trades involving mid/late round picks. Many people believe the reason for some of these odd trades is because teams agreed to some other favor previously and work it out at draft time. Two times the Patriots have swapped picks in the 6th/7th with another team and no other compensation was involved (i.e. One team just gave away draft value).
     

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