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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Bentley is expected to seek a contract similar to the one the Carolina Panthers gave free-agent guard Mike Wahle last year to lure him from the Green Bay Packers. Wahle reportedly signed a five-year deal worth up to $28 million ...

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Old 12-23-2005, 10:05 PM   #1
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Bentley to test free agant market ???

Bentley is expected to seek a contract similar to the one the Carolina Panthers gave free-agent guard Mike Wahle last year to lure him from the Green Bay Packers. Wahle reportedly signed a five-year deal worth up to $28 million with $11.5 million in bonuses.

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said the Saints will "just have to wait and see what happens" with Bentley, whom he expects will "surely test the market."

The team is unlikely to consider placing a franchise tag on Bentley, because then they would have to pay him the average salary of the top five offensive linemen in the league at any position -- including the high-priced left tackles.

The Saints talked with Bentley's agent, Peter Schaffer, last offseason about signing him to a long-term deal, but Loomis said the talks were a long way apart.

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Old 12-24-2005, 05:59 AM   #2
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Show him the money, for god sakes. We finally replaced Turley. We are still looking for a replacement for giving Roaf away. Benson wont spend because he wants to the taem to be loosers resulting in poor attendence. That is why he has sh-t canned the front office. bye charles it has been fun but we are not out to win till we relocate.
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Old 12-24-2005, 07:39 AM   #3
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even without the hurricane we would've loss bentley. said to be the best ol on the free agent market this year, saints wouldn't have matched any offer regardless of a hurricane.
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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We will franchise Bentley. No doubt about it!
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Old 12-24-2005, 04:38 PM   #5
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We will franchise Bentley. No doubt about it!

if you think that you should be drug tested. they have already said that won't happen, if they franchised him he'd have to be paid within the top 5 ol in the game.think about that.
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Old 12-24-2005, 04:45 PM   #6
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We will franchise Bentley. No doubt about it!

if you think that you should be drug tested. they have already said that won't happen, if they franchised him he'd have to be paid within the top 5 ol in the game.think about that.
Um, top 5 OL until they signed him to a long term deal, which the franchise tag would give them a whole year to do.
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Old 12-24-2005, 04:56 PM   #7
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Um, top 5 OL until they signed him to a long term deal, which the franchise tag would give them a whole year to do.

uumm, the franchise tag carries along with it. the salary of the top 5 at the position. like what the 7. point whatever million howard is presently getting for 1 year. we just signed mckenzie to a big long term deal, horn, deuce hhhmmm? maybe it's my imagination maybe benson is a good owner?
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Damn Win, before you start telling other people maybe you should look at yourself. The first step in anyone's recovery is admitting they have a problem.
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:02 PM   #9
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uumm, the franchise tag carries along with it. the salary of the top 5 at the position.
Um, no it doesn't. Maybe you should read up on the franchise tag and players signing a long term deal while under it. Then get back at me. By that statement, I can tell you are not well versed in how the franchise tag works, except what articles tell you about how much he will be paid.
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:05 PM   #10
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Um, no it doesn't. Maybe you should read up on the franchise tag and players signing a long term deal while under it. Then get back at me. By that statement, I can tell you are not well versed in how the franchise tag works, except what articles tell you about how much he will be paid.

um, i think you're going under the assumption that a deal would be made after he was franchised. like the deal that was made after howard was franchised. don't hate the messenger hate the paper it's written on.
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