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Donald Jones to become UFA after no tender from Bills


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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

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Report: #Bills and WR Donald Jones working on contract extension: http://wgr550.com/Bi...475391

Shouldn't Levitre and Byrd be higher priorities?

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 07 February 2013 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 07 February 2013 - 11:03 AM, said:

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Report: #Bills and WR Donald Jones working on contract extension: http://wgr550.com/Bi...475391 …

Shouldn't Levitre and Byrd be higher priorities?
Doesn't mean they are not working on those two

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 07 February 2013 - 11:05 AM, said:

Doesn't mean they are not working on those two

I certainly hope you're right.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

we can certainly multi task.

we dont have to go one by one, and sit around holding our breathe until we hear back from agents. this is likely a very easy deal to complete.

Edited by NoSaint, 07 February 2013 - 11:11 AM.


#5 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

View PostNoSaint, on 07 February 2013 - 11:08 AM, said:

we can certainly multi task.

we dont have to go one by one, and sit around holding our breathe until we hear back from agents. this is likely a very easy deal to complete.

Low hanging fruit I suppose.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

I can't imagine he will cost much. Might as well keep him around - he had flashes of talent.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

Can he play special teams?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

Jim Overdorf can only work on one contract at a time.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 07 February 2013 - 11:03 AM, said:

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Report: #Bills and WR Donald Jones working on contract extension: http://wgr550.com/Bi...475391 …

Shouldn't Levitre and Byrd be higher priorities?
IIRC they did this last year resigning Chandler and others before focusing their attention on Stevie.  There is still more than a month before FA and a couple of weeks before franchise designations are due.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

Physically he reminds me of Eric Moulds. His play reminds me of Quinn Early. Nice to have around.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

View Postmountainwampus, on 07 February 2013 - 11:21 AM, said:

Can he play special teams?

Does he work out in the offseason?

CBF

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

He's just not a favorite of mine.  He does everything decently, but nothing particularly well and he's injured too often.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

They won't be working on the Levitre and Byrd contracts because they don't stink like Donald Jones does.

He better be paid back-up money, like what you would pay a #4 or #5 guy. I only want Jones on the team if they get a very good or at least very capable #2 to play opposite Stevie, then re-sign RFA David Nelson to be the #3 slot guy and have TJ going into camp as #4.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 07 February 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

They won't be working on the Levitre and Byrd contracts because they don't stink like Donald Jones does.

He better be paid back-up money, like what you would pay a #4 or #5 guy. I only want Jones on the team if they get a very good or at least very capable #2 to play opposite Stevie, then re-sign RFA David Nelson to be the #3 slot guy and have TJ going into camp as #4.

Disagree with the first part. Byrd and Levitre will be large contracts likely with bunch of guaranteed money. Also cos there will be fierce competition for their services. Hence, will take time to negotiate and finalize terms.

Agree almost fully with your second section. I wouldnt shed a tear if he goes elsewhere.

Edited by Fan in Chicago, 07 February 2013 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 07 February 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

They won't be working on the Levitre and Byrd contracts because they don't stink like Donald Jones does.

He better be paid back-up money, like what you would pay a #4 or #5 guy. I only want Jones on the team if they get a very good or at least very capable #2 to play opposite Stevie, then re-sign RFA David Nelson to be the #3 slot guy and have TJ going into camp as #4.

If our WRs shake out as

Stevie
FA
Jones
Graham
Nelson
Smith (note pettine is from the jets, who seemed to like smith and will likely be able to chime in on him, but we will see)

I wont complain too much.

Edited by NoSaint, 07 February 2013 - 12:00 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

View PostFan in Chicago, on 07 February 2013 - 11:58 AM, said:

Disagree with the first part. Byrd and Levitre will be large contracts likely with bunch of guaranteed money. Also cos there will be fierce competition for their services. Hence, will take time to negotiate and finalize terms.
I was joking on the first part. I actually think we will likely re-sign Levitre and franchise Byrd.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

Fitz restructure and now Jones & Bills taling contract. Layer of analytics kicking in?  If they are talking contract in any way shape or form with anyone, can we assume that they have evaluated and come to a conclusion on several players?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

View PostCanadian_Bills_Fan, on 07 February 2013 - 11:49 AM, said:

Does he work out in the offseason?

CBF
THAT is funny.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 07 February 2013 - 11:59 AM, said:

If our WRs shake out as

Stevie
FA
Jones
Graham
Nelson
Smith (note pettine is from the jets, who seemed to like smith and will likely be able to chime in on him, but we will see)

I wont complain too much.
My exact sentiments.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

View PostDr. Trooth, on 07 February 2013 - 12:09 PM, said:

Fitz restructure and now Jones & Bills taling contract. Layer of analytics kicking in?  If they are talking contract in any way shape or form with anyone, can we assume that they have evaluated and come to a conclusion on several players?

i mean, our DC has gameplanned against these guys and our HC was known for being over prepared with his scouting of the team at his syracuse interview, we also kept our GM and pretty much all the front office. having a decision on what is hopefully a backup wr shouldnt take toooo much discussion really.