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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I have heard that despite a substantially larger offer from the Saints that Troy Brown has accepted the Patriots offer and will be on their roster next year. First of all from Brown's perspective this makes perfect sense. Why go ...

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Old 05-23-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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Troy Brown re ups with Patriots

I have heard that despite a substantially larger offer from the Saints that Troy Brown has accepted the Patriots offer and will be on their roster next year.
First of all from Brown's perspective this makes perfect sense. Why go to a team that can't ever make the playoffs when you can play for a perennial Super Bowl contender every year?
My question is how the NFL's players association feels about this. Every time you take a substantially lower offer you are affectively screwing over every other player at your position.
AROD tried this move in baseball to get out of Texas and the Union nearly crucified him.
Is baseball's union much stronger than the NFL's or is Brown too small of a star player for anyone to raise a stink about this?
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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Re: Troy Brown re ups with Patriots

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Is baseball's union much stronger than the NFL's or is Brown too small of a star player for anyone to raise a stink about this?
I this happens all the time. We see a small portion of players that move to another team for money get hype in the media. What you don't hear is about the players like Fontenot was who had offers for years to move for more money but stayed to be a team player.

Lots of players stay where their family or support group lives.
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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RE: Re: Troy Brown re ups with Patriots

Baseball doesn't have the salary cap. There's your difference. Players in football renegotiate and restructure downwards all the time. Not so in many other sports.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:16 PM   #4
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I'm just glad to see that we went after Troy Brown. At least it was an attempt to make the team better. I just wish some of that had taken place with regards to the available linebackers in free agency before the draft.
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