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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    To keep Asante?
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    To restructure for his buddy Assante? Let the specualtion begin.
    God I love Rodney Harrison he is so unselfish and will do anything to win.
    I hope the Beoli didn't say to rodney hey you've been injured you did this blaza blah I hope it was Hey we want to make a run this year and the future this will help us cause ?
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    I doubt it. We only save 700K in cap space. We have about 7 mil, and that is with AS taking up 7 mil. If we needed to do that to get AS's contract under the cap.....he's coming in @ 11 or 12 mil in year 1.
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    Rodney is OLD. He has repeatedly gotten injured. He is doing this to prevent the Patriots from cutting him. Presumably, the Patriots have told him that in exchange for this adjustment he will NOT be cut.

    I know that the very concept of cutting Rodney seems blasphemous to many fans here. Tough. This is the NFL, where teams which make sentimental decisions lose.
     
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    No way they were planning on cutting Rodney that be a huge mistake he's a firecracker a live wire a team player a playmaker a freakin team captain you are way off on this assessment who else would of taught merriweather on the field?

    Prediction in 2008 Geno will be our starting free safety and after merriweather adds 15 pounds he will be our starting strong safety.
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    Huh?

    1. If Belioli can save $700K in cap by saying "look Rodney, you've been injured", then its their JOB to do so. Paying $700K unnecessarily because they don't want to hurt somebody's feelings would be a violation of the trust placed in them by the Fans to do everything possible to win superbowls and field winning teams.

    2. The $700K is hardly likely to have any impact on the Patriot's ability to win this year, since we will almost certainly be pushing money forward via LTBE incentives. Next year it could have an impact, but a very minor one, certainly not enough to make Rodney want to voluntarily give up some of his salary.

    The only reason for him to do this would be BB and SP deciding that he is no longer worth his originally scheduled salary in 2007.



    If Belioli can negotiate away $700K of cap hit, its their job
     
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    Rodney is a good player. He is an especially important part of the team's locker room culture. He is hardly indispensable.

    The ONLY reason for Rodney to accept this decrease is a belief that he would otherwise be cut.

    Just be thankful that Belioli and Harrison were able to work through this situation WITHOUT cutting Rodney.
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    I don't think it had anything to do with cutting him vs not cutting him at all. If Rodney can't make the roster, do you think that the "extra" 700K was the determining factor? Nope. Its all in the dead $$$, which would remain the same as its based on the signing bonus, and not the scheduled salary.

    If you remember back to 2004(?) Rodneys contract was quietly increased in recognition of the fact that he out performed his $$$. I suspect this is just an acknowledgment that the increase has been offset by injury.
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    You're almost right. They haven't told Rodney they WON'T cut him, they told him if he didn't accept this restructure they WILL cut him. They would never promise a guy they won't cut him.
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    Teams often go to veterans and ask for salary givebacks if the veteran wants to stay with the team. That is likely what happenned here.

    It is why everyone should laugh when teams talk about players who hold out not living up to their contracts.
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    We could always wait until Miguel gooses the fat lady and that half mil turns up in a paperbag left at Ground Round.
     
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    OR...maybe they guaranteed the salary in exchange for the give back??
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    How much are his NLTBE incentives? Obviously his LTBE incentives are around 200K.

    He's to proud to take a pay cut. He must be planning on a big season.
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    You're kidding, right?
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    my thoughts exactly this guy has to be kidding.
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    This is total disrespect and I hope Rodney takes it that way. It's about time he reads the writing on the wall.

    He is old, slow,and hits like a little girl. I wouldn't be a bit suprised if it comes down to either him or Rashad Baker making the team.
     
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    I love Rodney!
     
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    Re: Rodney adjusts his contract

    I think that this is the best explanation for what happened.
     

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