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Ratliff looks headed for the PUP list

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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  2. Trueboysfan

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    That sucks to hear. This guy is a warrior and has been battling injuries for quite some time now. I hope some how he can climb back with a lot less injuries.
  3. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    Plug in Cohen for Ratliff on the 53 in that case, along with Bass, Hayden, Hatcher and possibly Lissemore.
  4. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    If this comes to pass, Ratliff will be receiving his full contract pay, which is standard procedure for players on the PUP list. In 2012, he received a five-year, 40 million dollar contract. (NFL players, according to the CPA, aren't allowed to practice nor use team facilities while on the PUP list.) Not bad, just for attending meetings, I'd say.
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  5. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Rat will never be the same, his body is breaking down rapidly :(

    It is time to let his replacement take over for good IMO.
  6. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    If he goes on pup, it will be nearly 2 years since he had a sack.
  7. KDM256

    KDM256 Active Member

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    News that most us Cowboy fans didn't want to hear. Always been behind Ratliff but if that dog won't hunt we need to let him go.
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  8. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    If they release him after June 1st of 2014, he'll only count $2 million against the cap next year. They're going to squeeze what they can out of him this final season in in Dallas.
  9. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    You can't. Massive cap hit if you do.
  10. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    It'd be nice to have Crawford and Brent right now.
  11. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    $6 million to be exact. At least that is what was reported by Fish on the FAN.
  12. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, and if we wait, I think we save on next years cap. No reason to cut him now. If you wanted to send a message, he should have been cut when he got physical with the GM or had a DUI.
  13. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    And let us not forget about the DUI shortly after what happened with Brent.
  14. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Or have him hang around on the PUP all season collecting a paycheck like Terry Glenn did his final season in Dallas (Darren Woodson as well).

    The chances of him earning much of his salary this season are looking very grim.
  15. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'm sure he's fully aware of the cap hit the team would take should they release him which gives him a lot of leverage. So he can sit and save a lot of wear and tear on his body and still collect the same paycheck he would if he actually got out there and played. Where's the motivation supposed to come from? Honestly, if I read between the lines of what Jerry has been saying, it sounds like he really feels Ratliff could play right now but Ratliff isn't being very cooperative.
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  16. likofloathe

    likofloathe New Member

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    I know its cutdown time, but I would be bringing in Vaughn Meatoga. Guy has a motor and can be disruptive, also has a chance to be here for a few years since he is younger. No more old guys who get hurt as soon as they get into camp.
  17. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    I think you're naive. This guy is fine to play, he doesn't want to since he knows he has the organization over a barrel. Doesn't sound like a warrior to me, sounds like a free loader.
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  18. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I honestly do not know what to believe. It is completely strange that "something" in the last two weeks has changed the outlook from "not worried" to what it is now, while all along they are hesistant to question why as you see no progress (see Coughlin shaming Nicks for example), question his integrity, nor will they actually admit there is some sort of real setback that is causing the problem. It is almost like they really know yet want to keep from disclosing it. It all just seems oddly cloak and dagger to be just your normal case. It almost looks like there is some sort of medical liability issue nobody is talking about. But then you see that he's been avoiding working out in the facilities. It is all just strange.
  19. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    If true, I hope Jerry & co learn their lesson and never redo an existing favorable contract to an aging player when they were under no obligation to do so. I still cant believe they did this
  20. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    this has not been my impression of ratliff (maybe i am wrong) but he is a player who i view has played hard when he has been able to play

    i am still going to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope that he comes back to be an effective member of this defense

    a healthy ratliff can be a difference-maker on this defense
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