Something I found interesting

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  1. stasheroo

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    Agent says Giants were never promised a chance to match Smith offer

    Posted by Mike Florio on August 11, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin has donned his best constipated rhino face today, after Pro Bowl wideout Steve Smith became the latest big-name free agent to join the Eagles. Coughlin says the Giants were promised a chance to match any other offers.

    Agent Ben Dogra, who represents Smith, disagrees with the notion that a promise was made.

    I did not,” Dogra tells Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger. “I never told them at any point. And, in fact, I’ll take it a step further. I told them, ‘Hey, I just want to be candid with you, I have another team that’s going to be in the mix on a one-year deal.’ So I did tell them that.
    “If you have a sense of urgency, sometimes when you have a free agent, you can negotiate against yourself, you negotiate and wait for us or you just negotiate to get a deal done. That’s the prerogative of the club. We have no obligation to go back.”

    Does anyone else see a pattern here?

    This looks eerliy similar to our own situation with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

    Same agent.

    Same situation.

    Same team that they eventually signed with.

    I wonder how many other Dogra clients are now employed by the Eagles?

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