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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; With Micheal Boley as a RFA, what would you be willing to give ATL for him? Me; trade Grant, with 2nd and 4th round pick....

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Old 02-28-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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With Micheal Boley as a RFA, what would you be willing to give ATL for him?

Me; trade Grant, with 2nd and 4th round pick.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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Whoa... that's a lot to be giving up. I'd throw a 3rd and maybe a conditional pick next year but that's it.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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Restricted Free Agency doesn't quite work like that. Basically Atlanta offers Boley a certain set amount for one year and that amount determines the draft pick you have to give up to get him. The tenders are worth a first and third round pick, OR a first round pick, OR a pick in the round where he was taken (in this case, fifth round pick). The reason we got Jason David last year as an RFA (lucky us) was that Indy was almost full on the cap and so couldn't afford to tender him anything better than the lowest tender, which meant we got him for a 4th. Atlanta will probably tender Boley the first and third pick which is worth something in the neighborhood of 2 million dollars.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:22 PM   #4
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I agree with papz, that's way too much for one decent talent. I still think that if Grant can get his weight under control, and we give the whole DLine a little more help (especially with the linebackers), then he'll get back on track.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:25 PM   #5
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You're right Narwal... and I'm sure they put at least a 2nd round tender on him.

Anyways...

The Falcons and restricted free agent SLB Michael Boley are expected to reach terms on a contract extension "any day."

The new Atlanta staff has decided to make Boley a defensive building block. If the sides don't reach an accord, Boley would have to be tendered high.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Would have loved to have him though.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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Hey, maybe we get lucky and they "forget" so we can snag him for a fifth. He'll be a FA next year! A guy can dream...
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:55 PM   #7
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Restricted Free Agency doesn't quite work like that. Basically Atlanta offers Boley a certain set amount for one year and that amount determines the draft pick you have to give up to get him. The tenders are worth a first and third round pick, OR a first round pick, OR a pick in the round where he was taken (in this case, fifth round pick). The reason we got Jason David last year as an RFA (lucky us) was that Indy was almost full on the cap and so couldn't afford to tender him anything better than the lowest tender, which meant we got him for a 4th. Atlanta will probably tender Boley the first and third pick which is worth something in the neighborhood of 2 million dollars.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.
You are correct, but the two teams are allowed to work out a trade instead of doing it that way. Like Marion Barber for example...Dallas tendered him the high amount meaning if he went out on his own and some team offered him a deal, they would owe dallas a 1st and 3rd...if Dallas approached some other team about him they could work out a trade for whatever they wanted.
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