Procus

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  1. 9 hours ago, Sturm said:

    I personally would have done 2 1st for a player like him. Ramsey is a game changer, but as everyone has said. This is a team game. That being said. Still would have been nice to finally have a legit shutdown corner wearing our colors. I still have a bad taste in my mouth from Nnamdi Asomugha.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/10/16/deion-sanders-jalen-ramsey-may-not-be-with-the-rams-for-very-long/

     

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    Deion Sanders: Jalen Ramsey may not be with the Rams for very long

    Posted by Mike Florio on October 16, 2019, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Cornerback Jalen Ramsey officially is a member of the Rams. So how long will that continue?

    Maybe not very long.

    By giving up two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick to acquire Ramsey, the Rams supposedly want Ramsey for years to come. But they have Ramsey under contract for only the next 26 games, before the franchise-tag dance would begin. One former player who knows Ramsey believes that Ramsey may not be with the Rams for five or six years, or more.

    "One thing is that Jalen is a businessman,” Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, who like Ramsey played at Florida State, said on NFL Network. "Secondly, I don’t feel like the Rams are the Rams of old. Thirdly, taxes . . . Taxes in California, the cost of living in California is not feasible to a guy who’s just coming out of Florida. . . I don’t know if this is a situation that’s gonna last over a year. This may be for right now.”

    Florida has no state income tax. In California, state taxes take 13.3 cents from every dollar earned.

    This makes the decision to trade for Ramsey without a new deal even more surprising. He now has greater leverage in the contract talks to come; at a minimum he’s going to want the Rams to "gross up” his bonus and salary to compensate him for the difference between a state with no taxes and the state with the most.

    Sanders definitely considered those factors when he became a free agent after the 1994 season. He said that the Raiders were the highest bidder, but that he took less from the Cowboys.

    "I wanted to go to Texas,” Sanders said. "No state taxes there, baby.”

    Apart from the issue of taxes, Ramsey may not want to simply be the highest-paid cornerback, which currently has a top-of-market value of $15.1 million per year. He may want to be paid like linebacker Khalil Mack, who gets $23.5 million per year. Indeed, the Rams gave up more to get Ramsey than the Bears gave up to get Mack.

    Then there’s the fact that Ramsey may not want to stay in L.A. if he doesn’t believe the team has the foundation in place for sustained success. And if Ramsey wants out, he knows how to make that happen. Indeed, he has just created the bad-back playbook in order to make his exit from Jacksonville.

    If that happens, it could be disastrous for the Rams, who could have gotten up to 160 games from those two first-round picks and another 64 from the fourth-round selection sent to the Jaguars. In the end, the question becomes whether their return for Ramsey via a second trade matches what they gave up to get him.

     

     


  2. 2 hours ago, pisceschica said:

    And they still may or win their division; bc some of their issues are on OFF side.  

    Can they afford him past this season with those big contracts they already gave Donald, Gurley, and Goff?

    Rams are likely in 3d place in their division this year.  Niners have gotten off to a great start and may be this year's 2017 Eagles.  Hawks are looking strong too.  Methinks Rams will experience the Super Bowl loser's blues.


  3. 1 hour ago, fanfrommd said:

    They should have a lot of cap space next year.  Nelson Agholor, Jason Peters, Daren Sproles, Malcom Jenkins (although I hope he's back), Ronald Darby, Jason Kelce (if he retires.  I hope he doesn't), I think Jordan Howard only has 1 year left on his contract.  That's about $48 million in cap space, and I'm sure there are others I can't think of.  There is plenty of money to sign Ramsey and whoever else we need.  I have no faith in this front office to draft pro bowl or all pro talent.  I'm more comfortable trading unkowns for a proven, young, all pro talent.

    Let's see what the Bears win with Khali Mack on the team.  My guess is that while he's a good player, he won't move the needle that much.

    You throw 2 first round picks at players you build your team around - not emotional wrecks who effectively hold their way out of contracts.


  4. Just now, fanfrommd said:

    Would you rather have Jalen Ramsey or Derek Barnett and Andre Dillard?  How about Jalen Ramsey or Nelson Agholor and Marcus Smith?  

    You mean Jalen Ramsey - signed for another year and a half?  Jalen Ramsey who just temper tantrumed his way out of J'ville?

    I'll take Barnett and Dillard on their rookie contracts over a temperamental Jalen Ramsey signed for another year and half.  You want this guy on your team if won't sign long term and is sitting out after being franchised?


  5. 52 minutes ago, bwestbrook36 said:

    Obviously that didn't help but, he has had some questionable behavior way before that hit. I think they point to that hit more so now to excuse some of what he has done lately . Which again I think didn't help but, I doubt that hit made him do everything he has done lately. 

    None of us is in a position to say for sure, but his behavior is just not normal


  6. Somebody else prematurely started a thread on this a couple of days ago, but it did just happen today.  Eagles could use him just about now for a short term rental.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/09/20/antonio-brown-is-cut-by-the-patriots/

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    Antonio Brown is cut by the Patriots

    Posted by Mike Florio on September 20, 2019, 4:15 PM EDT
     

    The Antonio Brown era has ended in New England.

    Brown tweeted an apparent farewell to the Patriots, and Brown has indeed been released, PFT has confirmed.

    The experiment lasted 11 day, and it came crashing down quickly. He was sued for sexual assault and rape one day after joining the Patriots. The final straw by all appearances came when he attempted to intimidate a second accuser, who had emerged earlier this week via comments to SI.com.

    "Thanks for the opportunity appreciate @Patriots,” Brown tweeted late this afternoon.

    Brown will immediately become a free agent, again. It could be that, this time around, he stays that way for a while.

     


  7. 16 hours ago, bwestbrook36 said:

    Why does he need a go fund me page?? Seems like everyone does this anymore. He could afford to go to a NFL game so I'm sure he has medical insurance. 

    1.  We don't know if he had medical insurance just because he was tailgating before a game.

    2.  Even if he had medical insurance, most insurance is crap and hardly covers anything.

    3.  Even if he's covered, with his injuries, he ain't working for a while, and unless he had disability insurance, his bills won't be covered.

    4.  We can't assume he had disability insurance because he was tailgating at a game.

    So there you have it - good reasons to give gofundme a shot.  Why not?


  8. Dang - there goes our trade bait for Jadeveon Clowney!!

    https://www.inquirer.com/eagles/eagles-donnel-pumphrey-cut-53-man-roster-cuts-running-backs-draft-pick-20190830.html

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    Donnel Pumphrey didn’t make it through cutdown day for the second season in a row.

    The Eagles’ 2017 fourth-round draft pick didn’t show much during the preseason at running back or as a returner on special teams. He was on the outside looking in on one of the team’s deepest position groups, and will now be sweating out the next couple of days as teams form their 53-man rosters.

    The 5-foot-8, 185-pound back who broke the FBS rushing record at San Diego State with 6,405 yards was the first running back waived out of the eight-man group.

    Trade acquisition Jordan Howard and second-round draft pick Miles Sanders are locks to make the team, and veteran Darren Sproles figures to have a spot. If the Eagles carry just four running backs, the final spot will go to Corey Clement, Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood or Boston Scott.

    Pumphrey made the team his rookie season but was placed on injured reserve a week into the season with a hamstring injury. The same nagging hamstring cost him part of last year’s preseason, and he was cut. He spent a few weeks on the Detroit Lions’ practice squad before being waived and placed on the Eagles’ practice squad.