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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Originally Posted by NOLA54 I thought he isn't being considered a suspect. Not currently considered a suspect and cleared are two very different things. I would expect him to be ruled out as a suspect eventually, but until he is ...

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Old 05-05-2015, 12:06 AM   #61
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I thought he isn't being considered a suspect.
Not currently considered a suspect and cleared are two very different things. I would expect him to be ruled out as a suspect eventually, but until he is he may not be signed. I sure hope the Saints are recruiting him hard.
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I was a big fan of his. If he is INNOCENT, It'd be great to have him.
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As I understand it there is a certain limit on how much a team can offer an UDFA under the CBA. We could't offer him a $5mil deal for example. Could a wealthy businessman offer him an endorsment deal if he signed with a certain team?

I think it will come down to where he feels comfortable going. It will also depend on wether he views himself as a guard or a tackle. If he wants to play tackle we can scratch him off our list because then he will go to a team with less competition.
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A wealthy business man offering deals would surely be a violation/manipulation of the cap.

He has to sign for the UDFA contract but can renegotiate in two years. The big issue i read yesterday is the advantage that teams in Miami and Texas hold as there is no state tax
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quickest way he can cash in is in 2 years.

millions lost
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Undrafted La'el Collins targeted by several NFL teams

Bills, Dolphins courting La’el Collins | ProFootballTalk

La'el Collins meeting with Bills coach Rex Ryan - NFL.com

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Get the feeling that Collins would rather play tackle over guard because of the pay day, tender issue that he'll arrive at a year sooner because of the path his draft experience has taken...

We may be out of it for that reason...

The fact that Saints officials haven't met with him yet is another consideration...

The only position that may be available on our line would be at right guard with Evans' age, cap number; and we do pay our guards well...

Or he beats Lelito out in this camp; I'm in Team Lelito's camp and think he'll be great get as a starter...

Should Collins come in and compete at Tackle and win out, he could allow for a trade of either Strief or Armstead with the latter the only player to gain significant value...

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Rumor has it that's he wants to get out of LA and experience what else is out there since he's been here his whole life. 3 former Tigers on that Dolphin team and Buffalo is courting him hard as well. I'm going to guess Miami.

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"For Collins, that presents an opportunity to attempt to receive a three-year guarantee of $1,575,000," wrote NFL salary expert Jason Fitzgerald Sunday on his Over The Cap website. "That guarantee would be equivalent to a late second rounder's guarantee through his signing bonus and salary guarantee."

If Collins plays well in his first two seasons, he could opt out of the third year of his contract and get a much more lucrative extension.


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$1,575,000 is chump change for this gamble. take it.

strong selling point for the saints. 2017 is not a cap strapped year. that is the year of the roll over baby.

with 1.5 mill he can buy a few condo all around the country and live where ever he wants in the off season and still be close to mom during the season.
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Rumor has it that's he wants to get out of LA and experience what else is out there since he's been here his whole life. 3 former Tigers on that Dolphin team and Buffalo is courting him hard as well. I'm going to guess Miami.

I sad.
Right and that's what the fear for Saints fans all along has been...

Bet you hit it on the head and that he'd been our first round pick before the Adam Schefter report started this melt-down...
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