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Thompson received a pretty healthy signing bonus for a no-name player

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Verdict, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Thompson received a pretty healthy signing bonus for a now name player. I see people easily scratching him off the 53, but not TWill. Granted TWILL has a higher SB, but he seems to be a lot more of a bonehead.

    I will not be surprised if Thompson makes it over TWILL. As a side note, TWill getting suspended would really help us out on the initial 53. That's why I don't think he will get suspended before the first game and the initial roster is set.
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  2. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    Williams is one of the few receivers who has a rapport with Dak. That alone keeps him on the 53, imo.
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  3. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    t.will is guilty of occasional brain fartistry, but he really isn't a bad player. I think he'll do better now that dez is gone.
  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    If Lenoir has a big pre-season they have to keep him.

    The guy has put in the work and if he produces then it sends a bad message to future guys if you keep a career jag like Thompson over him.
  5. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    No point in releasing TWill with >$7 mil in dead cap that he'd cost us. Next year is more likely if he's subpar this year.
  6. Techsass

    Techsass Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I get what you're saying, but Dak didn't get much of a chance to work with the receivers in 2016.
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  7. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt TWill gets suspended and TWill makes the final 53 for sure
  8. blueblood70

    blueblood70 Well-Known Member

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    he hasn't played yet has he? lets let this play out before we start judgments and final rosters..
  9. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Williams, Thompson, Austin, Gallup, Beasley, Hurns......

    I don't think them taking 7 is that crazy.
  10. ESisback

    ESisback Well-Known Member

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    WR—Hurns, TWill, Beasley, Gallup, Thompson, Lenoir

    RB—Elliott, Smith, Scarborough, Austin


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  11. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Noah Brown really needs to be out there because his job is on the line. I think he and Lenoir are fighting for a spot and if both do well.....then we may see Thompson let go.
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  12. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    I like that, but I keep Jackson over Scarbrough.
  13. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    Tavon is a WR. Don’t let drunken Jerry or Stephen tell you otherwise
  14. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    To me, Lance Lenoir is having the success in TC to make it quite unlikely for the staff to let him go.

    If he keeps it up, he could even be a lock. It'd be tough letting a WR like Deonte go but it happens.
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  15. Idgit

    Idgit Riding the Red Rocket Staff Member

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    Team likes Terrence. They’re not going to release him.

    Gonna be interesting to see what they do at WR if nobody else gets hurt. They’ve got a legitimate 7.

    Brown is a legit ST player. He’s the one they probably cut though if Lenoir keeps making plays and a guy like a I can give them something on Teams.
  16. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Barring injury or a huge step backwards, Lenoir is a lock
  17. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    I really think that TWill will be our top receiver. No more Dez shadow. Just a feeling.
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  18. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    It would be good to show the SB amount. :rolleyes:

    Thompson received a 1 million dollar signing bonus.

    It would "cost" 3.5M in cap and real dollars to cut TWill. He stays unless traded.

    Thompson was signed as the speed WR but they traded for Austin after signing Thompson. Austin is faster.



    Noah Brown
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  19. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Lenoir is making the roster barring injury or a complete collapse in performance. He's a young improving player who also happens to be a favorite of Will McClay. Thompson was signed as insurance in case the team didn't get a WR in the draft like a Gallup who could contribute immediately. I'd say at this point Thompson needs an injury or TWILL suspension to make the Week 1 53 roster.
  20. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    I fully realize the difference in guaranteed salary and SB between TWill and Thompson. Based only on contract TWill would get the nod over Thompson. I get that.

    But they weren't both signed this offseason. TWill was part of the underperforming group last year while Thompson was not.

    The way things are shaping up it seeems as though the locks are:


    That leaves the following on the bubble:

    Anyone else who is in the mix

    I don't think they will keep 7 receivers unless TWill gets suspended before the season starts (which the league doesn't seem inclined to help us with).

    We will likely keep at least 5 receivers so at least one of these guys is going to make it. One of the bottom 3 isn't going to make the cut and possibly two.

    I think that Williams is playing for his roster spot and I personally don't think it is as solid as you do. TWill may well play his way into keeping his spot, but I really think he is in serious danger of being cut.
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