Rumor: Doug free to be released?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bowdown27, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Ultimategamer5567

    Ultimategamer5567 Member

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    Yeah, I do. It was a poor attempt at comedy on my end.
  2. Ultimategamer5567

    Ultimategamer5567 Member

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    I don't rage. Never have, never will. ;)
  3. bkight13

    bkight13 Capologist

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    If they cut Free now they save almost $3M on the cap, after June 1st it jumps to $7M saved.
  4. gimmesix

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

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    He's probably not willing to take the kind of paycut needed to be a backup.
  5. JerryFan

    JerryFan Active Member

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    Can't have a backup counting 11 mil against the cap bro. I wouldn't be surprised to see us rework a deal with Free.
  6. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    If true this is a good step in the right direction. As long as Jerry can find the right replacement. Parnell could play the position if needed this year.

    I say draft heavy on the OL and DL this year. Add a safety too.
  7. brickman

    brickman Well-Known Member

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    He looked like he was on roller skates. If he is cut, who will help Tony up after he gets sacked. Free was All Pro at that.
  8. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    they will designate free at June cut and release him now. so he can find a new team before teams have filled their ol holes

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  9. JeffInDC

    JeffInDC Well-Known Member

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    Eskimo, I think Free had the dreaded double whammy last year for any O-lineman - he had no base (strength) AND his footwork was terrible. You can be a decent RT lacking one of those, but both? You're done.
  10. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Shoulda let Tampa overspend on him.

    He had some good film an starts to indicate he was ready but this year he got exposed.

    Now we're back to the plug and pray approach with Parnell.

    This team has no idea what a QB or Olinemen looks like.
  11. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    tall, stiff, slow, and rich

    hope he catches on somewhere and improves--hate to think that last year would define anyone's career
  12. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    all my friends are positive and upbeat and not "I told you sos".

    But I'm glad you told me so. You are correct. Good post. We just can't be friends.

    :lmao2: RedBaLl ExPreSS:lmao2:
  13. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    I will save you the heartache and not say it :D
  14. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I still say we should inquire about the progress of former Panthers' #1 draft pick Jeff Otah.

    Leave no stone unturned.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Is there any kind of link to this "Rumor" or can anybody substantiate this?
  16. zrinkill

    zrinkill Trollslayer +4 Zone Supporter

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  17. malone1970

    malone1970 Member

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    :laugh2: GOOD:laugh2: See ya Doug Free!!!!!!
  18. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    As best I can surmise, one sports writer posted an assumption that many people have that Free will be released, then the rest of the gossip chain (aka: facebook/twitter) repeated it as "will be released" which in turn constitutes "many sources".

  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Doug Free:

    Keep, then cut before 2014:

    2013 Cap Hit = 11.175M
    2014 Cap Hit = 4.175M

    Cut now and designate as "June 1 Cut":
    Cap Hit Now = 8.35M
    Cat Hit After June 1st = 4.175M
    2014 Cap Hit = 4.175M

    Basically, they save 7M against the 2013 Cap and 7M in real dollars by cutting him.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If there is, in fact, any truth to this then I think that the Cowboys have to be looking at a Vet to bring in. There is no RT in this draft that can come in day one and be the starter assuredly. No way that the Cowboys could be counting on the draft to fill that position at this point. We haven't even had the combine yet. They would have to be thinking about FA. Either that or there is no truth to this rumor.

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