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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; AP reports dwindling trade prospects have left SS Donovin Darius with little choice but to play another season with the Jaguars, a source close to the situation said Sunday. Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver recently gave Darius permission to work out ...

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Old 03-14-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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Darius staying put.

AP reports dwindling trade prospects have left SS Donovin Darius with little choice but to play another season with the Jaguars, a source close to the situation said Sunday. Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver recently gave Darius permission to work out a trade because Darius remains unhappy about being designated the team's franchise player for a third consecutive year, even though it guarantees him a $4.97 million salary this fall. After receiving that permission two weeks ago, Darius publicly criticized the Jaguars and openly campaigned to media in Miami and Minneapolis to be traded to one of those cities. But the source, who did not want to be identified, said a trade now appears unlikely. The Minnesota Vikings showed the most interest in acquiring Darius, but the source said that interest waned when the Jaguars turned down two trade proposals in the past week. The Vikings first offered to switch first-round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft with the Jaguars, giving Jacksonville the seventh overall choice while Minnesota would take the Jaguars' spot at No. 21. But the Jaguars turned down that proposal, the source said, as well as a second offer from the Vikings of a third-round pick for Darius. With the Jaguars unwilling to do a deal, the Vikings' interest in Darius ceased Saturday when Minnesota signed former Green Bay safety Darren Sharper. No other teams, including the Miami Dolphins, have discussed a trade with the Jaguars because clubs don't want to surrender draft picks for a player at a position (safety) that can be filled in free agency, the source said.
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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Darius staying put.

I am not too upset -- with the Saints signing SS Smith I do not see a real large need for another SS (unless they were thinking about moving Smith to cornerback to play opposite McKenzie) . I would prefer to see us go after a stud linebacker.
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:35 AM   #3
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i think this reflects how most teams are starting to get it now as to how the cap works. you need the talent BUT it has to be at the right price.

similarly, edge james and alexander are being shopped for less than a first round pick and no one is jumping. i do think one or both will move but for a 2nd. that aint bad if ya need a RB. i think zona will get one since there is a chance the top 3 draft rb\'s will be gone by their #8 pick.
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:44 AM   #4
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I\'m not sure how I feel about Darius, but I do think that Smith\'s playmaking ability will be hampered here in NO as long as Bellamy is in the SS spot. He reduces our options for deep coverage because of his speed. Smith would be a much better acquision if Mitchell were to step up or we got a legitimate cover safety for the SS position. Just food for thought really.
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:51 AM   #5
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yeah and I think the two rb\'s ya mention people seem to think they have lost a step or two. Plus you have to keep in mind that this year\'s draft is a solid draft and they are holding on to picks more this year to use them... I also think if you don\'t have the blockers to block for them why they heck get a rb. LOL.
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