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Ratliff restructures conract

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by LittleD, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Clarence Hill ‏@clarencehilljr
    Ratliff had $3.66M in base converted to signing bonus. His new cap # is $4.072M;saves $2.928M on cap for Cowboys
  2. CIWhitefish

    CIWhitefish Member

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    Supposedly they converted $3.66 million of his salary into a bonus, saving $2.93 million according to what I read.
  3. LittleD

    LittleD Active Member

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    New England will always be better than the Cowboys... They don't hang on to over 30 players even if they only make 900 thousand. That's why you like 8-8 teams I guess... Keep em' coming....
  4. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Yea, that's what I expected. Thanks.
  5. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    if he can stay healthy he should have a nice season in the new system. although he missed most of las t season he was still 4th on the team with 10 qb pressures. a healthy season with a much easier job should really bring the best out of him.
  6. CIWhitefish

    CIWhitefish Member

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    This is why I still come to this site. Someone asks a question and BOOM three answers within seconds. Awesome!
  7. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    It adds almost 3m in future cap hits to his deal, but cutting this year wasn't a good fit either. Time to see if the switch to the 43 will help him regain his form.
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    New England has had a history of keeping and/or signing, players over 30.

    Brady, Moss, Bruschi, Seau, Branch, Waters and those are just the names off the top of my head over the last few years.
  9. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Active Member

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    :laugh2:

    ruh roh looks like LittleD is going to be backpeddling out of this one too. he is hilarious. have you ever thought about stand up comedy?? Maybe you can get discovered at SXSW this week!
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    The Patriots didn't even sign Corey Dillon until he was 30 and they kept him for 3 years.
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Still wouldn't be funnier than Grump Cat. Not the actual cat, but the long line of people that are waiting to get a photo with Grump Cat. Now that is funny.
  12. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Because if he gets cut, he gets nothing. If you think another team will give you a multi-year deal worth more than 3m a year, then you don't accept a pay cut. After the year he had, he may want to bank another 3-4m from the Cowboys and try to prove himself.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    There really is no point in replying to this. But it is good for a laugh.
  14. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    So his last contract was structured so poorly, the only option we had was to extend him further, for more money, for 3 years of sub par play. In what world does this make sense?:banghead:
  15. xNitram

    xNitram New Member

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    am i the only one that want Jay Ratliff cut?

    he's over the hill, can't stay healty and cost to much..
  16. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that we don't gain much, if anything financially at all by cutting Ratliff this season.

    I think Spears may be someone we can cut, but they still may want to keep him.
  17. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    No, you are not alone. I wish Ratliff were off this team now. I would have suspended him last year and then cut him. I doubt if he will even make it through training camp without pulling something or spraining something. Ratliff is over the hill and he has a bad attitude and he has a drinking problem and he is pretty stupid. I see no potential.
  18. weaver21

    weaver21 Member

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    Cutting Ratliff would've done absoutely nothing for us except hurt our cap situation even more. Add to the fact we're not that deep on the defensive line and you almost have to keep him on the team regardless if you like his attitude or think he's done. Hopefully the switch to the 4-3 benefits him and he can stay healthy.
  19. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Not really sure, but I'm also not that concerned. If Dallas wants to sign anyone in free agency, it will find a way. Right now, though, fans just like to panic over things they don't know or understand.
  20. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    They can't cut him. He costs too much to cut.

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