» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

 

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

Topic: quarterbacks come off the board in the top< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
elaine95
Old Board Geezer



Group: Members
Posts: 195
Joined: April 2019
Posted: July 17 2019,04:58

The Green Bay Packers would have had to shell out $8 million per year for three years to match the contract that cornerback Bashaud Breeland reportedly agreed upon earlier this year. Those were the terms of the unofficial agreement that Breeland and the Carolina Panthers came to during the so-called “legal tampering” period before the official start of free agency.Then Ka'dar Hollman Green Bay Packers Jersey , Breeland had an incident in the Dominican Republic, a foot injury got infected, and he failed his physical. A $24 million deal vanished in the blink of an eye. Now he is a Green Bay Packer, as the team officially announced his signing on Wednesday.If Breeland is indeed fully recovered from that infection — and given how conservative the Packers’ medical staff is, that’s a strong likelihood if not a certainty — he’s going to be quite a bargain. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported on Wednesday that Breeland’s contract is for one year and $790,000, which is the minimum salary in 2018 for a player with four years of NFL experience. Demovsky added that the deal also includes a $90,000 bonus, which is paid out in three equal parts over the course of the regular season. Since three games are already gone, Breeland will earn 13/16 of that base salary and the full bonus, which comes out to $731,875.Less than three-quarters of a million bucks for a starting-caliber cornerback who drew more than ten times that on the open market? Well done, Brian Gutekunst and Russ Ball. But wait — there’s more.Breeland’s deal would actually cost the Packers even less against the salary cap. This is thanks to the NFL’s veteran minimum salary benefit rule, which incentivizes NFL teams to sign veteran players with four or more years of experience.Essentially, the rule says that if a veteran player signs a one-year contract for the veteran minimum base salary (which varies based on experience level) and that deal has no more than $90,000 in bonus money, the contract’s cap hit is reduced. In any of these situations Ka'dar Hollman Jersey 2019 , the number drops to the minimum salary for a two-year veteran, which in 2018 is $630,000. Again, since the contract comes part-way into the season, it is prorated to reflect the number of games remaining, so cut that down by 3/16ths to a final number of $511,875.Head coach Mike McCarthy sounded thrilled about Breeland’s arrival in his Wednesday press conference. “He gives us experience,” McCarthy said, adding “I’m always interested in the ball skills of the defensive backs, and obviously he has that.” Indeed, Breeland recorded nine interceptions and 59 pass breakups in four years, adding seven forced fumbles as well.In what was perhaps a veiled shot at Ted Thompson and his unwillingness to look for veteran assistance for most of his tenure, McCarthy expanded when asked about some of the issues the team has had at cornerback in the past. “You can never have enough of any position and definitely the cornerback position has been a challenge for us,” he said. “We’ve struggled with depth the last few years, so the fact that we were able to bring in a veteran with experience is outstanding.”What is also outstanding is that the Packers were able to get him in the building cheaply, both in terms of cash and salary cap impact. Rules changes will be debated this week, with a Packers representative playing a key role in the discussions."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShareCheese Curds Ka'dar Hollman Jersey Mens , 3/25: Mark Murphy will discuss rules changes at NFL Annual Meeting Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TAs 31 NFL owners gather in Arizona this week, Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy heads there as well as the team’s primary representative for the NFL’s Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting is sure to generate some headlines for the league as a whole — between rules changes, Robert Kraft’s ongoing legal saga, and preparations for the NFL Draft, it should be a fascinating few days.For the Packers, particularly the team’s personnel department, the focus has shifted from the chaos of free agency to the excitement of the 2019 NFL Draft. Pro Days continue and player visits will begin soon, as the team weighs its options with two first-round selections. Given some of the rumblings about quarterbacks, general manager Brian Gutekunst should be feeling good about getting an impact player with the 12th pick (and possibly the 30th as well), and there are any number of different directions he can go.Still, for the next few days we’ll be keeping a close eye out to see if the NFL makes any adjustments to instant replay or overtime — after all, rules changes are usually the biggest item to come out of these meetings. And with Murphy being one of the members of the Competition Committee, which largely dictates the direction the league goes on these changes, any comments from him should shed some light on the likelihood of approving any of the tweaks.Inbox: There’s plenty to sort out this week | Packers.comWes Hodkiewicz is on board with the "Big Bob" Tonyan nickname, and he promised to get a question in about the young tight end at this week's meetings.What to expect at the 2019 NFL’s Annual League Meeting this week - SBNation.comThe league meeting officially gets underway today in Arizona, and between rules changes, Robert Kraft's situation Youth Ka'dar Hollman Jersey , and replay tweaks, there should be plenty of news coming out in the coming days.For versatile Za’Darius Smith, there’s more than one route to the quarterback | Packersnews.comWe’ll hear a lot about Smith’s ability to rush from the interior in the coming months, and I still think that the likelihood of him sliding inside on passing downs means that the Packers will still draft a pass-rusher highly in April.Categorizing the Packers’ draft needs following free agency | Packers WireWe carried out a similar exercise last week in Walkthroughs, but this piece sorts the Packers' needs into tiers. My one gripe is that I think that thanks to Bashaud Breeland's departure, cornerback becomes a secondary need (no pun intended), not a tertiary need.NFL draft news, rumors: FCS QB buzz, Gruden loves Lock? | SI.comThe Raiders -- and Jon Gruden in particular -- are apparently in "love" with Missouri QB Drew Lock as a prospect. For the Packers, the more quarterbacks come off the board in the top 11 picks, the better.'Grateful' Gronkowski announces retirement | ESPNI expected that Rob Gronkowski would come back for 2019 since he didn't retire quickly after the Super Bowl. Now this brings tight end to the top of the Patriots' need list, and they could be in play for one of the top options near the end of round one.Angry at being booted from Bryan Adams concert, St. John's woman stabs boyfriend in face | The Chronicle HeraldThere were apparently issues brewing for a long time, but not getting to hear Adams perform "Cuts Like a Knife" evidently was this woman's last straw.
Back to top
Profile PM 
0 replies since July 17 2019,04:58 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]