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PFT: Jets trade G Pete Kendall to Skins *Merge*

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    POSTED 10:19 a.m. EDT, August 23, 2007
    KENDALL SENT TO 'SKINS

    A league source tells us that the Jets have sent guard Pete Kendall to the Washington Redskins. It is believed that Washington sent a fourth-round pick to the Jets in exchange.​

    Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News reported on Thursday that a deal to an unnamed team was close. Our source says that a deal to D.C. is done.

    Cimini also reports that Kendall will get, in his new NFL city, the $1 million raise that he craved for the coming year, pushing his salary from $1.7 million to $2.7 million.

    It had become increasingly clear that a divorce was needed. Cimini devoted a recent item to Kendall's history of using painkillers to allow himself to play. Though Kendall stopped short of saying that he wouldn't continue to use medications in order to be able to suit up and perform, a source with knowledge of the situation made it clear to us that Kendall would not be using any pain medication if the team didn't adjust his contract.

    The root of the problem, as we understand it, is that when Kendall restructured his deal in 2006 at the team's request, the team verbally promised to re-adjust the deal if he performed well. Kendall's perspective was that he fulfilled his end of it, and then the Jets reneged on a commitment that necessarily was unenforceable.

    Kendal and the team traded barbs in training camp, with Kendall being relegated to the second team and assigned initially to the rookie dorm. Kendall loudly complained, piping down only when it seemed that the organization was getting ready to suspend him for conduct detrimental to the team.

    Last week, the Jets had him play center in a preseason game, a position that he strongly dislikes. There were suspicions that two bad snaps in the game were influenced, consciously or otherwise, by Kendall's unhappiness.
  2. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    well there is the guard they needed.

    They are going to have a powerful running game.

    thx for posting wg.

    I just went to x-skins....good grief.

    anyway there are some over there saying that they dont have a fourth? Is that right, how would or when would they have traded their 08 picks already?
  3. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Hopefully they overpaid for another ageing veteran , 34 years old been in the league 11 years.

    Little Napoleon just cannot help himself.
  4. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    that is paying pretty steep.....
  5. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    34 years old. tall & skinny (in the world of OG's, anyway)
    Good blocker, but on the down-slide.
  6. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    it was a matter of time..I guest they decided they did'nt need all their draft picks next year after all.....LOL....if they would have JUST kept them and not given them away they would have been able to draft someone to play guard knowing that Dockery was in the last year of of his contract, but they know that they are doing over there...LOL...
  7. skinsfunguy

    skinsfunguy New Member

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    You really think giving up a fourth round draft pick for Pete Kendell was a bad move. Your Redskins hate is getting the best of you.
  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I wouldn't suggest that's Redskin hate. I'd think the same thing no matter who the player is.

    But Congrats. You just got yourselves a Marco Rivera.
  9. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Giving a 4th rounder for a guy who is a 34 year old guard and who was demoted to second string on the team he just left.

    How many pro bowls has he been in again?
  10. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    a healthy Rivera is way better than Kendall .......
  11. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    He is old and has little time left in the league at an effective level.

    Let me remind you of a little trade that speaks volumes about your organization.

    in 2004 washington traded their 05 fifth round pick to the eagles for wr James Thrash. the skins insisted they needed a wr and another player in the now, the team and the fans said oh its just a 5th rounder giving no value to it.

    Well the Eagles used that 5th round pick on Trent Cole. Cole is a better pass rusher than anyone on the redskins roster still. On top of that the redskins had to give a boatload of money to an end who can not rush the passer in andre carter.

    Keeping that 5th round pick was the better smarter move for the skins.

    Time will tell on this one, if you win the superbowl and have a top 3 rated running game (which I believe you will) then it is a success, but if he gets hurt or is awful and the team is .500 and misses the playoffs then it is another instance where young talent is not an option.
  12. superpunk

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    This seems like a pretty good move.

    Kendall seems like a good character guy...

    ...and he's ONLY 34.

    He could definitely be a core Redskin for years. Unlike Derrick Dockery.
  13. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    So they replaced a young D. Dockery with an old P. Kendall and a 4th rounder....yea I can see that move makes perfect sense....
  14. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    I saw a quip that he is expected to get a $1M raise.
  15. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    :laugh2:
  16. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    isnt it interesting that until an hour ago the redskins didnt have a left guard issue and now they are all wiping their brows because their left guard is fixed....?

    again, reading x-skins, which I cant believe I am reading, they are acting like a 4th rounder is no big deal.....unbelievable.
  17. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Is anyone surprised?
  18. Wimbo

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    Kendall close to being ex-Jet

    BY RICH CIMINI
    DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER
    Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 4:00 AM
    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/f...-23_kendall_close_to_being_exjet.html?ref=rss


    [IMG] Pete Kendall works out yesterday at the Jets' training facility.





    After several months of acrimony, the Jets and Pete Kendall are parting ways - finally.
    The Jets, trying to move past a bizarre and ugly chapter, were on the verge last night of trading the disgruntled left guard to an undisclosed team, NFL sources told the Daily News. Multiple teams expressed an interest once the Jets made it clear they wanted to move Kendall, 34, a starter for the Jets since he arrived in 2004.
    Kendall is expected to receive a new contract, and it's believed he will earn at least $2.7 million for the coming season. He was due to make $1.7million from the Jets and was seeking a $1million raise, but they refused to renegotiate his deal, which had three years and $6.1 million remaining.
    In return, the Jets will get an undisclosed draft choice. As of midnight, details of the trade still were being finalized. An announcement is expected this morning. Kendall must pass a physical before the trade is official. Kendall's agent, Neil Schwartz, declined to comment.
    It became apparent yesterday that something was brewing because Kendall was pulled off the practice field by GM Mike Tannenbaum.
    Kendall didn't practice the last two days because of an injury to his right shoulder, which doesn't appear serious. While riding a stationary bike on the sideline, he was approached by Tannenbaum. The GM invited Kendall to his office, according to an eyewitness - an indication that a deal was in the works. A few minutes later, Kendall was back on the bike.
    The Jets rid themselves of a headache, but the quality of their offensive line takes a hit.
    They will turn over the left-guard job to rookie Jacob Bender or Adrien Clarke, whose NFL resume consists of only 13 games and four starts, all with the Eagles in 2005. Clarke started the first two preseason games, but the new flavor of the week is Bender, a sixth-round pick from Nicholls State. Bender, working with the regulars this week in practice, probably will start Saturday night against the Giants.
    Kendall's relationship with the Jets deteriorated in June, when he went public with his bitterness, claiming the organization had reneged on a promise to renegotiate his contract. Since then, he has ripped the Jets at every opportunity, trying to hasten his release by becoming a nuisance. He threatened to hold out, hoping they'd release him before camp, but the Jets called his bluff, creating a sideshow in camp.
    The Jets gave Kendall plenty of fodder for complaining. They gave away his starting job, assigned him to the rookie dorm on the first day of camp and made him double as a backup center, a position they know he hates. In last week's game, he misfired on two shotgun snaps, one of which was returned for a touchdown by the Vikings. There were whispers that he did it on purpose as a form of protest, but he insisted that wasn't the case.
    On Sunday, Kendall learned that Bender, a small-college rookie, had moved ahead of him on the depth chart, yet another indignity. Disgusted, Kendall made a remark that's considered borderline heresy in the NFL, suggesting he wouldn't take pain-killing injections in order to play hurt. In 2004 and 2005, he took needles for various injuries, missing only one game.
    Kendall took a pay cut after the 2005 season and, after a strong performance last year, he felt he was entitled to a bump in pay. But the Jets refused, claiming it would set a dangerous precedent by renegotiating a deal that ran through 2009. They were afraid that other players, claiming to be underpaid, would make a stink.
    The Jets held their ground, showing they weren't going to be bullied by a player. It was a strong statement, but they also lost a quality player in the process.
  19. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Logic doesn't normally apply in D.C.
  20. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Dayum, the Skins actually made a good move... Kendall's not a stud, but he's better than anything they had to line up at guard...

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