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  1. drew4008

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    Elizabeth Merrill and Randy Covitz, of the Kansas City Star, report Kansas City Chiefs DE Jared Allen has requested a trade from the team due to a contract squabble. Allen formally requested the trade when a meeting between his agent and the team did not produce a contract proposal. The team, instead, plans to tender the restricted free agent March 1. Both sides are considered far apart on an extension, according to Allen's agent. "It doesn't look like my future is going to be (in Kansas City)," Allen said. "I wanted to finish my career there." "I feel shocked and hurt. Requesting a trade was probably the toughest thing I've had to do. It's nothing personal against the town of Kansas City and the fans. It's been great. (But) it doesn't look like my future is going to be there, and I have to accept that. That's why this is so hard. All the hard work I've put in, the blood, sweat and tears…I wanted to finish my career there. I was led to believe I was going to."

    He's 6'6", 270.
     
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    Cry me a river Jared. Now is not the time to pull this stunt. My God, is this what we have to look forward to everytime someone out performs their contract?
     
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    Unfortunately yes.

    Be prepared for many players crying about money in the future too.
     
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    Did he request his trade from a jail cell?
     
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    As long as teams can cut players at will, yes, it will happen frequently. If you think the player is wrong, but say nothing of the teams, you're a hypocrite.
     
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    Something's got to give here, some legal source has got to step in cuz I think you are right. This is getting out of hand. The word contract is somehow getting lost in the process here. I truly believe NFL owner's should be allowed to sue a player and their agent if they pull this crap.
     
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    Maybe the Bengals would be interested.
     
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    I didnt see this posted yet.

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    ATLANTA (Feb. 24, 2007) -- Atlanta Falcons defensive end Patrick Kerney voided his contract, and potentially lucrative free-agent options could make it difficult for the team to re-sign their top pass rusher.

    Kerney opted out of the final two years of his contract to explore his options as an unrestricted free agent, the team confirmed.

    Even though he is coming off an injury, Kerney may top the field of free-agent defensive ends. Three other top defensive ends -- Dwight Freeney of Indianapolis, Cincinnati's Justin Smith and New Orleans' Charles Grant -- have been designated by their teams as franchise players.

    The Falcons don't have the option of placing a franchise tag on Kerney because he does not have an expiring contract.

    It may be difficult for the Falcons to make a competitive bid for Kerney. The team is only about $10 million under the salary cap and with new coach Bobby Petrino seeking to add balance to a run-oriented offense, offensive line and wide receiver may be priorities.

    Kerney, 30, made 105 consecutive starts before he suffered a torn right pectoral muscle in the ninth game last season. He was leading the team with 4 1/2 sacks at the time of the injury.

    Kerney ranks third on the Falcons' career list with 58 sacks. The injury may have reminded Kerney, a 1999 first-round pick, that this may be his last chance for a big contract.

    "I've only got about five more years to play, and I've got to make the most out of it," Kerney told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "As great as it would have been to finish my career with Atlanta, where everybody, especially the fans, have been great to me in my eight years there, the business side is there."

    Kerney, a first-round pick in 1999, earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2004 after setting a career high with 13 sacks. He had 12 sacks in his 2001 breakout season.

    There were early concerns that Kerney (6-5, 273) would be too light to be an effective run-stopper, but he bulked up during his career and even started at end in a 3-4 scheme.

    After Kerney's injury last season, 2004 fourth-round pick Chauncey Davis started at left end.

    The Falcons spent big money -- and a first-round draft pick -- on the defensive end position when they acquired John Abraham before last season. The team sent the No. 15 overall pick in last year's draft to Denver in a three-team trade after agreeing to a six-year deal with Abraham.

    Injuries limited Abraham to only eight games last season.

    The Falcons also could lose fullbacks Justin Griffith and Fred McCrary, kicker Morten Andersen and receiver Ashley Lelie as unrestricted free agents.

    Backup quarterback Matt Schaub is a key restricted free agent. Linebacker Demorrio Williams also is a restricted free agent
     
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    Its older but still another example of greed.

    Its actually disgusting because football is quickly turning into Baseball.

    Why even have a cap soon?
     
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    People who complain about the teams being able to cut players seem to forget that players, more often than not, get guaranteed signing bonuses in lieu of guaranteed contracts. That is what their union AGREED TO. And it is what makes the NFL work. So, yes, I have a problem when players cry about contracts the way Branch did and the way McGinest did. Jared Allen is a different story. He's an RFA and obviously has bee tendered some level of offer, but is looking for a long term deal where he can finish his career there.

    Teams don't get to "cut players at will," as you say. There are detriments to cutting players. Things like dead money and animosity.

    Now, one of the erroneous things regarding the news article is that, as an RFA, Jared Allen was tendered a contract of some sort. Probably that of the 1st round level, or about 1.6 million. However, Allen is a damn good DE and I am surprised that KC can't come to some agreement with him.
     
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    What crap? Allen is a restricted free agent looking for a long term contract. A contract whose terms that Chiefs are unable or unwilling to come close to.
     

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