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  1. Rob0729

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    Why? Because he is upset with a deal that he hasn't played a single day of. In 2006, he signed a 7 year, $40 million extension with a $10.5 million signing bonus. His rookie deal ended at the end of the 2007 season and the extension actually begins this season. Yet, he appears to already be unhappy with the salary of this deal. So he is basically looking at that $10.5 million bonus as a bonus for him to honor his rookie contract. Unbelievable.

    Sorry, but he was stupid enough to sign the deal. If he didn't like the deal, he should have played out his rookie contract and cash in this past offseason not take the eight figure bonus to sign the extension and then decide to hold out before he honors a single day of that extension because he feels the salary is too low. His salary for the 2008 season hasn't changed in two years.

    I hope the Eagles take a hardline stance and say either play or don't play, but he isn't getting a dime more.

    Granted this is a Florio rumor, so I could be eating these words in a day or two.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/07/24/andrews-could-be-a-holdout/#comment-61806
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    Re: OT: Shawn Andrews may be holding out....

    seems everyone on the Eagles is looking to cash in. I wonder why?





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    Re: OT: Shawn Andrews may be holding out....

    The Eagles are cheap. They sign players to long extensions for less money than the player is likely going to be able to command at the end of their deals. That's ok in theory, because it gives the players security. However, when the team started screwing around with good citizens like Trotter, players realized that those long extensions for backloaded dollars didn't mean security because the team would cut them well before the big money rolled in.

    Toss in the overpayment for a player like Samuel, and that Philly locker room is probably a powder keg just waiting to blow.
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    Re: OT: Shawn Andrews may be holding out....

    Tell that to A$$ante $amuel.

    And I agree.
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    Re: OT: Shawn Andrews may be holding out....

    If that's the case, I hope it blows when thousands and thousands of loud mouth Eagles fans from Philly are in the stadium.
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    Re: OT: Shawn Andrews may be holding out....

    It does? how?
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    Re: OT: Shawn Andrews may be holding out....

    They get the money earlier in their career, as security against an injury. The team assumes the risk, the player gives up the potential for long-term gain.
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    Re: OT: Shawn Andrews may be holding out....

    That argument holds a lot more water in leagues with guaranteed contracts. It's not entirely untrue in the NFL, but the value of a 5-6 year contract protecting against injury isn't so great when you'll still be cut if you have an injury that kills your production.

    In the NFL, big signing bonuses protect a player as injury insurance a lot more than additional years that they'll probably never see on the end of a contract.
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    This story is (somewhat)false. HOWEVER-it HAS been reported that while it's NOT over $$, nonetheless Andrews' "excuse" is "not good enough" for the Eagles.

    So he's still going to have to face $15K fines/day.
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