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UDFA signing bonuses

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by AdamJT13, May 10, 2012.

  1. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    The signing bonuses given to our UDFAs can be a pretty good gauge of what the team thinks of them. This year, each team was allowed to pay UDFAs no more than $76,585 in signing bonuses -- combined. We spent all but the last $85 on the first 21 UDFAs we signed. That means that Jamize Olawale probably did not get a bonus, unless we gave him that $85.

    Here are the signing bonuses for our first 21 UDFAs --

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    WR Saalim Hakim		$10,000
    T Levy Adcock  		 $9,000
    G Ron Leary  		 $9,000
    G Harland Gunn  	 $5,000
    T Jeff Adams  		 $4,000
    TE George Bryan  	 $4,000
    T Taylor Dever  	 $4,000
    LB Adrian Hamilton  	 $4,000
    T Tyrone Novikoff  	 $4,000
    RB Darrell Scott  	 $4,000
    TE Andrew Szczerba  	 $4,000
    S Eddie Whitley  	 $4,000
    CB Isaac Madison  	 $2,000
    LB Aston Whiteside  	 $2,000
    WR Cole Beasley  	 $1,500
    RB Lance Dunbar  	 $1,500
    WR Donavon Kemp  	 $1,500
    CB Lionel Smith  	 $1,500
    CB Troy Woolfolk  	 $1,500
    WR Tim Benford  	 $0
    LS Charley Hughlett  	 $0
  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Interesting how it broke down.

    Thanks Adam!
  3. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    I remember reading there were 18 teams interested in Hakim post draft.

    That helps explain his bonus.
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Dang these guys couldn't even get gas money?

  5. CCBoy

    CCBoy Benched

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    I'm glad that you run an open bar tab on what we owe you, AdamJT13...thanks.

    Hakim, Radway, and Coale are real burners!
  6. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    Yhea, and I thought Benford was supposed to be a pretty good pick-up as well. I think Ourlads had a 7th/UDFA evaluation on him.
  7. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    hmm I hope Hakim will splurge for pizzas for the gang :)
  8. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I think Ron Leary and Levy Adcock make the final 53.
  9. CCBoy

    CCBoy Benched

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    That would be very interesting...and I would have to add at least practice squad for Hamilton and Hakim.
  10. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    They need to hitch a ride with Woolfolk who got $1500 for a weekend's worth of work.
  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I've got Leary and Adams.
  12. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Can you Drive them to Valley Ranch?
  13. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Yeah. Thanks Adam.
  14. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Love that Sig.
  15. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Players do get reimbursed for transportation costs to minicamps, plus they get room and board (those all count as benefits, not as salary cap costs). So at least they didn't have to pay their own way.
  16. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Give me Leary and Hamilton, with Lionel Smith as a darkhorse.
  17. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    I think Leary and one of the two TEs have a good chance to make the final 53.

    I still think we could get another vet WR later on this Summer.
  18. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    If Hamilton gets cut, he won't make the practice squad. That you can be sure of. Some team will sign him away from us, he looks like Demarcus Ware on tape.
  19. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Glad to hear that.. I wondered how these young guys get by with no contract or offseason bonus.
  20. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I hear this crap every year, you are getting waaaaayyyyyyyyy ahead of yourself here. If he gets cut he more than likely did nothing in preseason so there won't be dozens of teams beating down his door. He only got 4,000 from the Cowboys in signing bonus so it's not like he was a high sought after prospect.

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