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  1. Digger44

    Digger44 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Wasn't he scheduled to be released from the Bills sometime soon? He may make a decent addition for depth.
     
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    SamBam39 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I think he was put on IR for the year.
     
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    It was Minor IR. As soon as he is healthy the Bills have to release him and cannot sign him unless he clears waivers.
     
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    And as a vested veteran, his contract was guaranteed since he was on the roster for game 1. So now he's gone from the Bills but they are on the hook for the entire salary...What was the point of using Minor IR vs regular IR????
    Oh I forgot , it's the Bills, never mind.........
     
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    The point was to get a guy they considered a locker room problem out of the locker room.
     
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    Interesting! Any more info on this?

    When I first read about the mysterious "minor IR" the only explanations I could imagine were extending courtesy to a veteran whose days with the team were clearly over but who wanted a chance to find a new home, or a team just wanting a guy flat-out gone.
     
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    I was thinking of him last night. He's no cancer. He is the players union rep prez, but he was doing his job.

    I think whatever team picks him up will pick up the remainder of his salary. I'd do it, the way safeties go down for the Pats. I'm sure he'd love a chance to play for the Pats (or Bears, Colts, etc).
     
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    Thanks for bringing up this topic. I was thinking about this the other day myself. If and when he is released the Pats should seriously consider picking him up. We all know we could use the depth in the secondary.

    How would this work? Would every team have a chance to pick him up while he goes thru waivers? Would he just pass thru giving the Pats a chance to bring him in?

    We still do have that money under the cap. Is Buffalo really on the hook for all of his salary?
     
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    Buffalo has to pay him his full salary. He has to be released when he gets healthy or within 6 weeks of going on Minor IR, so he will be available for week 8 at the latest.

    If he wants to keep playing, he will sign a new contract with another team and still collect his salary from the Bills. He gets to double-dip.
     
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    This sounds like a reasonable move the Pats would make. Considering the health of our secondary, I hope they do make a run at Vincent.

    I read somewhere he thought he'd be out as little as 2 weeks (thus why he was pissed at the Bills)
     
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    this is pure speculation, but maybe he's one of the guys the Front Office was thinking of when they released the two players earlier this week?
     
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    i really hope so. he is a smart vet and added depth to an injured secondary.
     
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    Here's the PFT bit on that from Week 2:

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/9-1-06through9-15-06.htm

     
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    another thought may be that, as president of the players union, he is constantly being distracted with union issues and getting into sidetracked conversations with teammates etc.

    I can see a team's mgt not wanting to deal with having that element in thier locker room, even if the player is decent.

    I'm not saying I know this to be the case or that the pats will view it this way, but I am saying that it might be the case.
     
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    Does he have any gas left in the tank?
     

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