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Brandon LaFell signed to a 3 year deal
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Jmacz008


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a guy that is this tall, but still quick enough to play in the slot is going to be just another great match-up for us. He certainly gives us more versatility than just sticking Edleman/Amendola in the slot all the time.

I know everyone is saying KT might be in trouble because of this. But if LaFell does work out doesn't it kind of make Amendola expendable? Isn't his contract set up so we can cut him at anypoint without a big hit on the salary cap, or am I just making that up in my head for some reason.
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mcmurtry86


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jmacz008 wrote:
Isn't his contract set up so we can cut him at anypoint without a big hit on the salary cap, or am I just making that up in my head for some reason.


You're making that up
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the move. Lafell has good size and showed some potential to be a nice deep ball target.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the tape I am watching, it doesn't look like the guy can create separation. He seems to have the ability to make tough catches in traffic and fight for the ball, but if he couldn't do that he probably wouldnt be in the league anymore.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deadpulse wrote:
From the tape I am watching, it doesn't look like the guy can create separation. He seems to have the ability to make tough catches in traffic and fight for the ball, but if he couldn't do that he probably wouldnt be in the league anymore.


Looks clumsy. Bad route runner. Bad hands, entirely a body catcher. Not smooth, and doesn't look natural doing what he does.

Only good things I see are that he has a nice big frame and plays tough.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greatly disliked Lafell coming out of LSU and he looks exactly as anticipated.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't say I'm a fan of this signing.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patsfan25 wrote:
Deadpulse wrote:
From the tape I am watching, it doesn't look like the guy can create separation. He seems to have the ability to make tough catches in traffic and fight for the ball, but if he couldn't do that he probably wouldnt be in the league anymore.


Looks clumsy. Bad route runner. Bad hands, entirely a body catcher. Not smooth, and doesn't look natural doing what he does.

Only good things I see are that he has a nice big frame and plays tough.


He's not a body catcher; exactly the opposite. He can't get any separation so he relies on snatching the balls out of the air.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Term: 3 years
Signing bonus: $3 million
Total value: $9 million

2014
Base: $800,000
Roster bonus: $200,000 (12,500 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap: $2 million

2015
Base: $1.8 million
Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap: $3.2 million

2016
Base: $2.4 million
Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap: $3.8 million

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BigTimePatsFan9


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NinjaZX6R wrote:
Quote:
Term: 3 years
Signing bonus: $3 million
Total value: $9 million

2014
Base: $800,000
Roster bonus: $200,000 (12,500 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap: $2 million

2015
Base: $1.8 million
Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap: $3.2 million

2016
Base: $2.4 million
Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap: $3.8 million


Not a bad contract at all. Test drive him for a year and if he's any good keep him around
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NinjaZX6R wrote:
Quote:
Term: 3 years
Signing bonus: $3 million
Total value: $9 million

2014
Base: $800,000
Roster bonus: $200,000 (12,500 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap: $2 million

2015
Base: $1.8 million
Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap: $3.2 million

2016
Base: $2.4 million
Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap: $3.8 million


That's a nice contract
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great deal. Team friendly throughout.
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