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    Cardinals sign ex-Steeler CB Bryant McFadden

    2 years, $10 million
    1st year: $3.75 million salary (guaranteed), $1 million roster bonus, $250k workout bonus
    2nd year: $5 million salary


    Anybody think this would have been a better deal for the Pats than what Shawn Springs was repotedly given? Adam Schefter reported it was a 3-year deal with a max value of $12.8 million, but I haven't seen any other details on that contract.


    With this signing, I wonder if that means that Arizona CB Ralph Brown might be available for a reasonable price.
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    The Shawn Springs deal sounds awfully high to me for a 33 year old CB. I would have preferred to McFadden deal, or if we could have gotten Bodden for similar money. He still hasn't signed.
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    That's a pretty good deal for McFadden isn't it? 5M per year for a starting corner.
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    I guess McFadden's value was lowered due to his missing time last year with a broken arm, but I considered him the top CB available heading in to free agency this year. By comparison former Buc Philip Buchanon got a two-year, $8.5 million deal; I would have thought McFadden would have made a lot more than $250k/year more than Buchanon.


    Maybe this is a good thing, and it will lower the price of the next CB the Pats sign.
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    He did get more than $250K/year than Buchanon. He got three times that :D
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    I guess we need to see some of the details of the Springs deal to really compare the value.

    On the face of it, a $5mm/year deal for a young starter like McFadden or Greer is more valuable than a $4mm/year deal for a 33-year old recently-released CB. I think most of us here would rather have youth than the marginal $1mm on a good corner.

    If the Springs deal is all incentives and roster bonuses in years two and three, maybe the Springs deal is as good.

    Nice deal for the Cardinals. I would have been very very happy with that.
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    Considering the deal that Domenic Foxworth got, I'd say its a lowball offer. Which is surprising.
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    It's actually kinda reasonable when you look at a lot of other corners. Lots of 'average' guys this yr were demanding 6-7 million/yr. Then you of course have the elite CB's making 8-9 million/yr or more. Look at what the Colts gave Kelvin Hayden--rediculous. I can imagine someone giving Ellis at least 8 million/per next yr, if not more. He will indeed, demand that kind of money.I would've loved to at least have looked at McFadden, especially for 2 yrs/10 million. Seems like BB dosen't agree with the so-called going rate for CB's, or at least not in our scheme
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    This should set the market for Bodden.

    If he was pricing himself out of the Patriots range, this could possibly bring him back to reality. I don't think he gets more than 3 years/ $9million anywhere now.

    I wouldn't be shocked to see the Pats make another run at him.
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    Sean Jones just signed with the Eagles. I suspect that we will not be signing anyone else until after the draft.
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    I guess I've been watching the wrong McFadden. He's a very, very average corner, imo.
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    I'd rank him a little above average, but I think his coming from a good system, good defensive coaching, and his upside as a younger corner in the league made him somewhat desirable. That, and his ability to step in this yr, and not miss a beat as a starter. He seemed to do well particularly in the playoffs, where he started all games for Pittsburgh, including the Super bowl. He's certainly not what his agent Drew Rosenhaus said today though, that "he should be an 8 million per / yr CB." Not by any stretch. Of course, he's his agent--so what else is he really gonna say:rolleyes:
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