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Old 03-11-2015, 12:07 PM   #11
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Makes you wonder who will man the middle with Hawthorne in 3-4 sets... We have many options with two first round picks!
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:01 PM   #12
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Glad he took a pay cut instead of being cut. I'm sure he was on the chopping block.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:14 PM   #13
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Good, now do the work and get your money back.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:25 PM   #14
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We can't leave the position completely empty and this does not guarantee he will be the starter this season. I still hope the 'plan' is to DRAFT and sign a few linebackers .
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:34 PM   #15
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Re: Hawthorne takes pay cut to stay

Good to have the veteran still around.
I think he will be good for the field and the locker room.
4 million down to 1.1 is huge, but if the market isn't much better, he made a good choice.
Lofton is outside looking in, and may end up where Hawthorne is right now (if that).
Making phone calls, smiling a lot and shaking hands can get old quick.
He can still play ball and pay the rent.
Good spot to be in when the spots are so few.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:39 PM   #16
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We can't leave the position completely empty and this does not guarantee he will be the starter this season. I still hope the 'plan' is to DRAFT and sign a few linebackers .
Nah; we have enough safeties to fill the spots...
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:52 PM   #17
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This is one of those cases where there truly is a pay cut. Hawthorne was due a $2.5M roster bonus. He was obviously told he would be released unless he agreed to restructure. While his annual salary was reduced, the team saved the $2.5M in roster bonus, but did give Hawthorne a $1.5M restructuring Bonus ($750K in 2015 and $750K in 2016) to ease the pain a bit.

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Old 03-11-2015, 02:23 PM   #18
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I just read that a player can't just agree to take less money unless he his told he will be cut if he doesn't. Can somebody confirm this?
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:31 PM   #19
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I just read that a player can't just agree to take less money unless he his told he will be cut if he doesn't. Can somebody confirm this?
That has to be false; Tom Brady restructured his deal a couple years back taking a lot less money... No way in hell would he have been released regardless what he did with the contract
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This guy really wants to play for us. I really like him now and hope he has the best season of his career
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