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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/24/2018 4:32:57 PM   
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Having rookies start and play well was a huge component for NO having a big year.

With the 1st two picks reinforce the trenches.

I'd like to see us draft another rb in rd 3 to replace Jet. I think we keep Murray so I'd target a receiving rb.


I believe I saw somewhere that this is a good draft running backs. Jet was a third round selection, though. Would we really improve the team by cutting him and cycling a new rookie?

Personally, I see a need for another cornerback. Despite loving the pick of MacKenzie Alexander at the time, it doesn't look like he's going the right way- plus Newman is of the age where at best he can play as a backup or a spot starter. At best!

My hunch is that cornerback will not be our first selection, though, but I will be disappointed if it is not in the top three. Remember, we have no fourth round selection and the fifth rounder is near the end of the round. That translates to a project kind of selection. If you want them to contribute this season, it almost has to be in rounds one, two, or three.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/24/2018 4:54:18 PM   
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Having rookies start and play well was a huge component for NO having a big year.

With the 1st two picks reinforce the trenches.

I'd like to see us draft another rb in rd 3 to replace Jet. I think we keep Murray so I'd target a receiving rb.


I believe I saw somewhere that this is a good draft running backs. Jet was a third round selection, though. Would we really improve the team by cutting him and cycling a new rookie?

Personally, I see a need for another cornerback. Despite loving the pick of MacKenzie Alexander at the time, it doesn't look like he's going the right way- plus Newman is of the age where at best he can play as a backup or a spot starter. At best!

My hunch is that cornerback will not be our first selection, though, but I will be disappointed if it is not in the top three. Remember, we have no fourth round selection and the fifth rounder is near the end of the round. That translates to a project kind of selection. If you want them to contribute this season, it almost has to be in rounds one, two, or three.


Jet's a FA, he's as good a gone
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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/24/2018 5:02:50 PM   
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May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.

I didn't see LT do anything well last year other than ball security.

He is C- at almost everything and is a solid F as far as open field running. Many times he'd get to the second level and trip over his own feet or find a DB to fall over.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/24/2018 5:10:08 PM   
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The only possible reason to keep LT is the thin FA crop.

IDK how many people would be good with Cook, coming off injury and 2 rookies?

Personally, I'd prefer Cook and McKinnon over Cook and LT.

However, I'm not a big believer in the need to have "variety" in the backfield. Besides LT at 230 isn't a physical back, IMO.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/24/2018 5:25:56 PM   
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Hamm was more productive to my eye, he can fill the short-yardage role.

Scottie Graham body type.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/24/2018 5:30:10 PM   
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Hamm was more productive to my eye, he can fill the short-yardage role.

Scottie Graham body type.


Agree. I would draft a rb in rd 3 and increase Hamm's role. He looked very good when given an opportunity.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/24/2018 5:33:04 PM   
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The only possible reason to keep LT is the thin FA crop.

IDK how many people would be good with Cook, coming off injury and 2 rookies?

Personally, I'd prefer Cook and McKinnon over Cook and LT.

However, I'm not a big believer in the need to have "variety" in the backfield. Besides LT at 230 isn't a physical back, IMO.


He's very young so I'm not overly concerned but we could give the new rookie bulk of the carries in PS to get him up to speed while integrating Hamm into the mix as well.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/24/2018 5:49:15 PM   
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I really like the role Ham has with the team now.

IMO he should stay in that role. There is a reason he moved to FB. There is a reason we cut him the prior year.

Great fit for FB and emergency 3rd back.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/24/2018 6:07:13 PM   
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The only possible reason to keep LT is the thin FA crop.

IDK how many people would be good with Cook, coming off injury and 2 rookies?

Personally, I'd prefer Cook and McKinnon over Cook and LT.

However, I'm not a big believer in the need to have "variety" in the backfield. Besides LT at 230 isn't a physical back, IMO.


He's very young so I'm not overly concerned but we could give the new rookie bulk of the carries in PS to get him up to speed while integrating Hamm into the mix as well.


I think if we are a team with SB aspirations, it would be negligent to not have a veteran in our backfield with Cook coming off the ACL.

We got spoiled with AD. RBs returning quickly off ACL reconstructions is not a given.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 8:00:42 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

Having rookies start and play well was a huge component for NO having a big year.

With the 1st two picks reinforce the trenches.

I'd like to see us draft another rb in rd 3 to replace Jet. I think we keep Murray so I'd target a receiving rb.


I believe I saw somewhere that this is a good draft running backs. Jet was a third round selection, though. Would we really improve the team by cutting him and cycling a new rookie?

Personally, I see a need for another cornerback. Despite loving the pick of MacKenzie Alexander at the time, it doesn't look like he's going the right way- plus Newman is of the age where at best he can play as a backup or a spot starter. At best!

My hunch is that cornerback will not be our first selection, though, but I will be disappointed if it is not in the top three. Remember, we have no fourth round selection and the fifth rounder is near the end of the round. That translates to a project kind of selection. If you want them to contribute this season, it almost has to be in rounds one, two, or three.


Jet's a FA, he's as good a gone


Ah. I heard on the radio that he tweeted about a deal being done. The only team that can negotiate with him now is the Vikings, but of course we can't know for sure until it's been confirmed. Like I said, I would like him back.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 9:38:17 AM   
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Having rookies start and play well was a huge component for NO having a big year.

With the 1st two picks reinforce the trenches.

I'd like to see us draft another rb in rd 3 to replace Jet. I think we keep Murray so I'd target a receiving rb.


I believe I saw somewhere that this is a good draft running backs. Jet was a third round selection, though. Would we really improve the team by cutting him and cycling a new rookie?

Personally, I see a need for another cornerback. Despite loving the pick of MacKenzie Alexander at the time, it doesn't look like he's going the right way- plus Newman is of the age where at best he can play as a backup or a spot starter. At best!

My hunch is that cornerback will not be our first selection, though, but I will be disappointed if it is not in the top three. Remember, we have no fourth round selection and the fifth rounder is near the end of the round. That translates to a project kind of selection. If you want them to contribute this season, it almost has to be in rounds one, two, or three.


Jet's a FA, he's as good a gone


Ah. I heard on the radio that he tweeted about a deal being done. The only team that can negotiate with him now is the Vikings, but of course we can't know for sure until it's been confirmed. Like I said, I would like him back.


I read he is looking to sign with a team where he is the feature back.
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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 9:45:06 AM   
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Jet certainly is a good back to have in your stable.

But he seems to get dinged up almost every year and has yet to prove he can make it a full season.

Factoring in how well rookie rb's can contribute right away on the cheap I can't see him getting a big pay day.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 10:52:20 AM   
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One "draft picker" suggested this guy would be our first selection- an athletic defensive tackle with an upside, but who would need a bit more time to develop. (Maybe a bit like Danielle Hunter) This may point out how a free agent DT might be a better way to go. It seems that the best DT's are more "mature".

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2018/profiles/taven-bryan?id=2560140

I say that he would be a possibility if we trade down to the top of the second round or if he slips to farther in the second round.

https://withthefirstpick.com/2017/12/08/taven-bryan-florida-2018-nfl-draft-scouting-report/

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=taven+bryan&qpvt=taven+bryan&view=detail&mid=A361033B69442C572E9AA361033B69442C572E9A&&FORM=VRDGAR

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 11:19:46 AM   
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May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.





Can't agree with this, I'd be shocked if we let Murray go. #1 Cook is still not a definite untill

camp opens up,#2 Murray was formidable as a short yardage and goal line back, #3 having

Murray gives us some experienced assurance if Cook isn't ready to come right out of the gate,

I don't believe Murray can carry a team for a season, but he can carry for a game or two. Also

he can catch out of the backfield, along with being better than adequate when it comes to

pass protection.#4 Murrays running style is a nice change up to Cook for that one two punch,

and last but not least, Jet will be more expensive to keep than Murray once he hits the

airways.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 11:44:56 AM   
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ORIGINAL: 69in09

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.





Can't agree with this, I'd be shocked if we let Murray go. #1 Cook is still not a definite untill

camp opens up,#2 Murray was formidable as a short yardage and goal line back, #3 having

Murray gives us some experienced assurance if Cook isn't ready to come right out of the gate,

I don't believe Murray can carry a team for a season, but he can carry for a game or two. Also

he can catch out of the backfield, along with being better than adequate when it comes to

pass protection.#4 Murrays running style is a nice change up to Cook for that one two punch,

and last but not least, Jet will be more expensive to keep than Murray once he hits the

airways.


I get what your saying but 6.35ml for a guy that can carry a team for a game or two?

I think if we draft a rb and play him a lot in PS coupled with maybe a FA short yardage back we would be fine. Hamm could easily contribute more (in fact he should).

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 12:30:16 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

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ORIGINAL: BigSky

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ORIGINAL: 69in09

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ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.





Can't agree with this, I'd be shocked if we let Murray go. #1 Cook is still not a definite untill

camp opens up,#2 Murray was formidable as a short yardage and goal line back, #3 having

Murray gives us some experienced assurance if Cook isn't ready to come right out of the gate,

I don't believe Murray can carry a team for a season, but he can carry for a game or two. Also

he can catch out of the backfield, along with being better than adequate when it comes to

pass protection.#4 Murrays running style is a nice change up to Cook for that one two punch,

and last but not least, Jet will be more expensive to keep than Murray once he hits the

airways.


I get what your saying but 6.35ml for a guy that can carry a team for a game or two?

I think if we draft a rb and play him a lot in PS coupled with maybe a FA short yardage back we would be fine. Hamm could easily contribute more (in fact he should).

Ya, but we still have Cook on the cheap, it's feasible to pay Murray the extra for this season,

then we have the luxury of drafting, or finding a young RB in free agency.Give them this year

to season as the #3, and let Murray go next season, and if his contract falls in line with

the way the majority of contracts do(don't have the details, and to lazy to look up.lol)we

won't loose as much moolas, possibly zilch.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 12:33:11 PM   
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ORIGINAL: BigSky

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ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

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ORIGINAL: BigSky

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ORIGINAL: 69in09

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.





Can't agree with this, I'd be shocked if we let Murray go. #1 Cook is still not a definite untill

camp opens up,#2 Murray was formidable as a short yardage and goal line back, #3 having

Murray gives us some experienced assurance if Cook isn't ready to come right out of the gate,

I don't believe Murray can carry a team for a season, but he can carry for a game or two. Also

he can catch out of the backfield, along with being better than adequate when it comes to

pass protection.#4 Murrays running style is a nice change up to Cook for that one two punch,

and last but not least, Jet will be more expensive to keep than Murray once he hits the

airways.


I get what your saying but 6.35ml for a guy that can carry a team for a game or two?

I think if we draft a rb and play him a lot in PS coupled with maybe a FA short yardage back we would be fine. Hamm could easily contribute more (in fact he should).

Ya, but we still have Cook on the cheap, it's feasible to pay Murray the extra for this season,

then we have the luxury of drafting, or finding a young RB in free agency.Give them this year

to season as the #3, and let Murray go next season, and if his contract falls in line with

the way the majority of contracts do(don't have the details, and to lazy to look up.lol)we

won't loose as much moolas, possibly zilch.


Maybe rework Murrays contract to 2 years $8M?
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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 12:34:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

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ORIGINAL: BigSky

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ORIGINAL: 69in09

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.





Can't agree with this, I'd be shocked if we let Murray go. #1 Cook is still not a definite untill

camp opens up,#2 Murray was formidable as a short yardage and goal line back, #3 having

Murray gives us some experienced assurance if Cook isn't ready to come right out of the gate,

I don't believe Murray can carry a team for a season, but he can carry for a game or two. Also

he can catch out of the backfield, along with being better than adequate when it comes to

pass protection.#4 Murrays running style is a nice change up to Cook for that one two punch,

and last but not least, Jet will be more expensive to keep than Murray once he hits the

airways.


I get what your saying but 6.35ml for a guy that can carry a team for a game or two?

I think if we draft a rb and play him a lot in PS coupled with maybe a FA short yardage back we would be fine. Hamm could easily contribute more (in fact he should).

Ya, but we still have Cook on the cheap, it's feasible to pay Murray the extra for this season,

then we have the luxury of drafting, or finding a young RB in free agency.Give them this year

to season as the #3, and let Murray go next season, and if his contract falls in line with

the way the majority of contracts do(don't have the details, and to lazy to look up.lol)we

won't loose as much moolas, possibly zilch.

P.S also Murray though not a HIGH quality game changing RB, is a decent #2 if Cook where to

go down (please no) for the season. I don't think there are to many#2 RB's that can carry a

team, but Murrays as good as any #2 that can take the reins if he has to.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 12:38:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.





Can't agree with this, I'd be shocked if we let Murray go. #1 Cook is still not a definite untill

camp opens up,#2 Murray was formidable as a short yardage and goal line back, #3 having

Murray gives us some experienced assurance if Cook isn't ready to come right out of the gate,

I don't believe Murray can carry a team for a season, but he can carry for a game or two. Also

he can catch out of the backfield, along with being better than adequate when it comes to

pass protection.#4 Murrays running style is a nice change up to Cook for that one two punch,

and last but not least, Jet will be more expensive to keep than Murray once he hits the

airways.


I get what your saying but 6.35ml for a guy that can carry a team for a game or two?

I think if we draft a rb and play him a lot in PS coupled with maybe a FA short yardage back we would be fine. Hamm could easily contribute more (in fact he should).

Ya, but we still have Cook on the cheap, it's feasible to pay Murray the extra for this season,

then we have the luxury of drafting, or finding a young RB in free agency.Give them this year

to season as the #3, and let Murray go next season, and if his contract falls in line with

the way the majority of contracts do(don't have the details, and to lazy to look up.lol)we

won't loose as much moolas, possibly zilch.


Maybe rework Murrays contract to 2 years $8M?

I'd have to see what we'd owe him if we were to let him go next season.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 1:33:19 PM   
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May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.





Can't agree with this, I'd be shocked if we let Murray go. #1 Cook is still not a definite untill

camp opens up,#2 Murray was formidable as a short yardage and goal line back, #3 having

Murray gives us some experienced assurance if Cook isn't ready to come right out of the gate,

I don't believe Murray can carry a team for a season, but he can carry for a game or two. Also

he can catch out of the backfield, along with being better than adequate when it comes to

pass protection.#4 Murrays running style is a nice change up to Cook for that one two punch,

and last but not least, Jet will be more expensive to keep than Murray once he hits the

airways.


I get what your saying but 6.35ml for a guy that can carry a team for a game or two?

I think if we draft a rb and play him a lot in PS coupled with maybe a FA short yardage back we would be fine. Hamm could easily contribute more (in fact he should).

Ya, but we still have Cook on the cheap, it's feasible to pay Murray the extra for this season,

then we have the luxury of drafting, or finding a young RB in free agency.Give them this year

to season as the #3, and let Murray go next season, and if his contract falls in line with

the way the majority of contracts do(don't have the details, and to lazy to look up.lol)we

won't loose as much moolas, possibly zilch.


Maybe rework Murrays contract to 2 years $8M?


I think something similar to that is probably what will happen.

Murray is set to be the 5th highest paid RB in the League next year. I personally think he isn't good enough to start, nonetheless be in that range.

IMO if you approach a guy to renegotiate, you have to be prepared to cut them if decline.

I agree that we need at least one veteran in the backfield mix next year but if LT declines, there will be other backs out there.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 1:35:53 PM   
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ORIGINAL: 69in09

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ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.





Can't agree with this, I'd be shocked if we let Murray go. #1 Cook is still not a definite untill

camp opens up,#2 Murray was formidable as a short yardage and goal line back, #3 having

Murray gives us some experienced assurance if Cook isn't ready to come right out of the gate,

I don't believe Murray can carry a team for a season, but he can carry for a game or two. Also

he can catch out of the backfield, along with being better than adequate when it comes to

pass protection.#4 Murrays running style is a nice change up to Cook for that one two punch,

and last but not least, Jet will be more expensive to keep than Murray once he hits the

airways.


I get what your saying but 6.35ml for a guy that can carry a team for a game or two?

I think if we draft a rb and play him a lot in PS coupled with maybe a FA short yardage back we would be fine. Hamm could easily contribute more (in fact he should).

Ya, but we still have Cook on the cheap, it's feasible to pay Murray the extra for this season,

then we have the luxury of drafting, or finding a young RB in free agency.Give them this year

to season as the #3, and let Murray go next season, and if his contract falls in line with

the way the majority of contracts do(don't have the details, and to lazy to look up.lol)we

won't loose as much moolas, possibly zilch.


Maybe rework Murrays contract to 2 years $8M?

I'd have to see what we'd owe him if we were to let him go next season.


His deal is almost all base salary. His BS is 600K the next two years, so 1.2m would be due if we cut him this year, 600k the next.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 1:45:29 PM   
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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 2:36:51 PM   
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May have to scratch the idea of keeping Murray

Latavius Murray - $6,350,000

I thought he was only making about 3.5ml


I concur.

The original contract was written to be able to cut him this year. We only have 1.2 divided over the next 2 years to pay on this. So I believe we would realize 5.1 savings this year.





Can't agree with this, I'd be shocked if we let Murray go. #1 Cook is still not a definite untill

camp opens up,#2 Murray was formidable as a short yardage and goal line back, #3 having

Murray gives us some experienced assurance if Cook isn't ready to come right out of the gate,

I don't believe Murray can carry a team for a season, but he can carry for a game or two. Also

he can catch out of the backfield, along with being better than adequate when it comes to

pass protection.#4 Murrays running style is a nice change up to Cook for that one two punch,

and last but not least, Jet will be more expensive to keep than Murray once he hits the

airways.


I get what your saying but 6.35ml for a guy that can carry a team for a game or two?

I think if we draft a rb and play him a lot in PS coupled with maybe a FA short yardage back we would be fine. Hamm could easily contribute more (in fact he should).

Ya, but we still have Cook on the cheap, it's feasible to pay Murray the extra for this season,

then we have the luxury of drafting, or finding a young RB in free agency.Give them this year

to season as the #3, and let Murray go next season, and if his contract falls in line with

the way the majority of contracts do(don't have the details, and to lazy to look up.lol)we

won't loose as much moolas, possibly zilch.


Maybe rework Murrays contract to 2 years $8M?

I'd have to see what we'd owe him if we were to let him go next season.


His deal is almost all base salary. His BS is 600K the next two years, so 1.2m would be due if we cut him this year, 600k the next.

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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 2:50:37 PM   
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RE: 2018 NFL Draft - 2/25/2018 2:52:00 PM   
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I can't see us not reworking Murray's contract. He is more or less 2nd fiddle to Cook and being paid the 5th highest rb salary makes little sense.

He's a decent back that can block and run but that's where it ends. Not a home run threat nor a receiving threat.

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