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Old 07-24-2007, 09:17 PM   #11
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Good news, hope he can make a difference this year for us.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:07 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by poydras View Post
Since Colston was only 3 picks away from "Mr. Irrelevant" last year, he couldn't have signed for much. Did he get a raise after last year? Is there a place to look that kind of thing up?
I do not believe he got a new contract. However, he did receive some kind of supplemental pay. As I understand it, the NFL sets the amount based on number of snaps

here's the link:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/10091662

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Old 07-25-2007, 12:48 AM   #13
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nice!! jahri evans and marques colston among the top 25 recipients
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:13 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
I do not believe he got a new contract. However, he did receive some kind of supplemental pay. As I understand it, the NFL sets the amount based on number of snaps

here's the link:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/10091662
It seems like that would affect the salary cap.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:47 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by poydras View Post
It seems like that would affect the salary cap.
I don't think supplemental pay counts towards a team’s salary cap
I think it goes down on paper more like a bonus
But heck I personally don't care how they did it
I'm all for it


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But don’t quote me on that, as I have been wrong about things like that in the past

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Old 07-25-2007, 11:47 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by poydras View Post
Since Colston was only 3 picks away from "Mr. Irrelevant" last year, he couldn't have signed for much. Did he get a raise after last year? Is there a place to look that kind of thing up?
I did hear that he got some kind of performance-based pay from the NFL last year, but I don't think he should immediately be talking about getting a new contract. I'm a big believer in honoring the contract that you signed. Now if it gets to be the season before his contract runs out, and he's still performing at the kind of level he did last season yet getting paid like a 7th rounder, then yes, I think the Saints should listen. But until then, I think he needs to honor what he signed. And it's not just him (even though I doubt that Colston is even the kind of guy to pull that kind of crap), I feel the same way with every player, i.e. Will Smith.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:02 PM   #17
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I did hear that he got some kind of performance-based pay from the NFL last year, but I don't think he should immediately be talking about getting a new contract. I'm a big believer in honoring the contract that you signed. Now if it gets to be the season before his contract runs out, and he's still performing at the kind of level he did last season yet getting paid like a 7th rounder, then yes, I think the Saints should listen. But until then, I think he needs to honor what he signed. And it's not just him (even though I doubt that Colston is even the kind of guy to pull that kind of crap), I feel the same way with every player, i.e. Will Smith.
I was just wondering. He really helped out last year and is a popular player and we're better off when all our players are happy. If Meachem comes in and is making 10 times what Marques is before catching his first pass, it could be something that would bother Marques. I'm just thinking out loud. I'm sure Saint's managment knows what it's doing.
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