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candyman93


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Browns Resign LB Jamie Collins, (4 years / $50 million) Reply with quote

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Cleveland's front office plans to keep impending free agent Jamie Collins off the open market.

The Browns are finalizing a long-term contract with Collins that will eclipse the per-year salary of Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly ($12.36 million), NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the process. The deal should be done in the next few days, Rapoport added.

Collins was acquired from the Patriots in exchange for a compensatory draft pick, stunning the football world at the trade deadline. Immediately featured as an every-down linebacker, Collins racked up 69 tackles and two sacks in eight games with Cleveland.

The Pats had offered Collins in excess of $10 million annually, Rapoport reported in late October, while Collins placed his own value among the highest-paid linebackers in the league.

Regardless of the price tag, keeping Collins in-house makes sense for an organization with a surfeit of salary-cap space and precious few Pro Bowl-caliber talents on the roster. He's a more natural fit in new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' 4-3 scheme after moonlighting at outside linebacker in Ray Horton's 3-4 system in the season's final two months.

Although Collins was accused of freelancing too much in New England, at least one former teammate viewed him as the defense's best player. Williams figures to build his defense around linebackers Collins and Christian Kirksey, defensive tackle Danny Shelton and cornerback Jamar Taylor.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000776819/article/browns-finalizing-new-contract-for-lb-jamie-collins

I wasn't sure if I should post it until it was official or not. I bet Pryor gets franchise tagged now to make him prove it wasn't a fluke year.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Collins but that's a lot of money. Shocked

From what you saw of him in Cleveland, do you guys think he's worth that amount of money?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PatriotsWin! wrote:
I like Collins but that's a lot of money. Shocked

From what you saw of him in Cleveland, do you guys think he's worth that amount of money?


Probably worth a little less, but we're Cleveland. We have to overpay to keep guys. And I think Collins will be a pro bowl caliber talent, so I'm not upset at all with that contract. Besides, we've been so bad drafting recently that we don't have many pending FAs coming up we will need to re-sign. Plus, we have a hilarious amount of cap space and will get even more when we cut the following expensive scrubs:

Desmond Bryant
Tramon Williams
RGIII
Josh McCown

Only guys making any decent money on the Browns roster would be Collins, Haden, Pryor (presumably), and Joe Thomas. And DeMario Davis is making solid money...he's barey starter quality & could be cut also (if Fosters available at pick 12)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Insert joke about going from the Patriots to the Browns*

loljk. It's a lot of money but he is a great player, and is an incredible foundation piece for a rebuilding team.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PatriotsWin! wrote:
I like Collins but that's a lot of money. Shocked

From what you saw of him in Cleveland, do you guys think he's worth that amount of money?


No, but we've got an insane amount of cap space and will probably have more.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to lock him up. Price tag is too high tho.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheKillerNacho wrote:
Good to lock him up. Price tag is too high tho.


We'll have 90% of our roster on rookie contracts after this draft we have to pay someone. We've got a serious money problem in Cleveland, we have too much of it. We should loan 50 million in cap space to the Cowboys and they give us Romo.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they have the cash and cant be in the business of letting good talent walk right now. good move for them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good move by the Browns. I think he'll excel in Gregg Williams's defense. He's the type of player that Gregg loves.
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jrry32 wrote:
Good move by the Browns. I think he'll excel in Gregg Williams's defense. He's the type of player that Gregg loves.


Didn't know Jamie was a thug...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jrry32 wrote:
Good move by the Browns. I think he'll excel in Gregg Williams's defense. He's the type of player that Gregg loves.


Didn't know Jamie was a thug...


Zing! I want more thugs on our defense. We play nice and get BF'ed every week. Time for some violent players. Violent towards men, that is. Not cowardly violent men like Rice or Mixon. Idgaf about bountygate. Can't gaf about the other team during the game. Play to win. Feel bad afterwards.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine how much he'd make if he actually liked football.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheKillerNacho wrote:
jrry32 wrote:
Good move by the Browns. I think he'll excel in Gregg Williams's defense. He's the type of player that Gregg loves.


Didn't know Jamie was a thug...


Ironic coming from a Dolphins fan.
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Imagine how much he'd make if he actually liked football.


Yeah his motor isn't exactly where you'd want from a massively paid player but he's still a stud. He'd be a top 10 player if he had kuechlys motor.
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sdrawkcab321 wrote:
NormSizedMidget wrote:
Imagine how much he'd make if he actually liked football.


Yeah his motor isn't exactly where you'd want from a massively paid player but he's still a stud. He'd be a top 10 player if he had kuechlys motor.


And there's this

http://nesn.com/2016/11/jamie-collins-once-admitted-he-doesnt-watch-nfl-or-college-football/

Crazy talented player though. I'd love to have him.
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