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BrooksMustGo 02-13-2004 04:21 PM

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Redskins | Bailey Granted Speaking Permission - from
Fri, 13 Feb 2004 14:07:50 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of, reports the Washington Redskins have granted soon-to-be unrestricted free agent CB Champ Bailey permission to speak with other teams. Even though Bailey is set to become an unrestricted free agent, the Redskins could still limit his options until the NFL free agency period officially begins in March. Reportedly, Bailey and his agent Jack Reale have turned down a Redskins' offer in the estimated range of $55 million over nine seasons, with bonuses reaching the $14 million neighborhood - similar to the deal offered to him last season. If the team were to place the franchise tag on him, it would cost them $6.801 million against the 2004 salary cap.
I bet that Washington doesn't have $6.8 million to spend on Champ this season.

We need to be on the phone with that guys agent today. It would be a real coup for us to secure Champ to long term deal. Signing Champ would be a MAJOR upgrade to our secondary. Again, giving us more freedom on draft day. I'd cry tears of joy if we could swing Champ.

Now we just need to be watching for a LB and a DT to come free.

saintfan 02-13-2004 04:26 PM

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I\'ve been readin\' a lot of reports that have the Saints takin\' a LB with their first pick. I\'d also like to see the Saints make a serious play for Champ. I just get the feeling he\'s gonna want WAY too much...we\'ll see...

WhoDat 02-13-2004 04:43 PM

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He rejected a deal that would pay him $7 million a year for the next nine years and maybe $14 million in bonuses. Yeah, he\'s going to cost WAY too much.

BrooksMustGo 02-13-2004 04:48 PM

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Think maybe Champ has lost patience with playing for Dan Snyder and is pricing himself out of the organization?

I agree with TMQ, whenever a player gives the \"I won\'t accept that offer, it\'s insultingly low\" spiel, he ends up playing for less somewhere else. Jeremiah Trotter springs to mind here.

I think Champ might find it very persuasive to come to NO and become our defensive god. I wouldn\'t be in favor of just writing the guy off if the truth is he\'s playing a head game with Washington to go play somewhere else. Besides, given Gibbs track record of building non-superstar teams, Champ may be protecting himself from being trade bait to whoever is going to take Cincinnati\'s place as perennial loser?


\"Trotter\'s in the wrong system, but all they do is sign Pro Bowl players without figuring what system they should be in. LaVar Arrington said that \'Nothing ever gets built around here. We have no foundation.\'\"

Took the above quote from Dr. Z. If guys on the defense all feel like Arrington, that might explain why Champ could be pricing himself away from Washington. It might also allow Trotter to escape and we might be able to pick him up for a reasonable contract.

[Edited on 14/2/2004 by BrooksMustGo]

-RVD- 02-13-2004 05:14 PM

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What about Woodson.

mutusos_galvastane 02-14-2004 02:59 PM

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I don\'t know if you remember this but if you have the redskins vs saints game on tape this year it told you the problem as too why champ wants out of Washington. Anyhow in case you don\'t want too dig threw your files the reason is he is sick of washington constantly changing defensive coodinators. There maybe other reasons but thats a main one. :casstet:

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