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Levitre: Hasn't heard anything from the Bills yet


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#1 Jerry Jabber

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

http://profootballta...ing-from-bills/

I’m in limbo right now,” Levitre said. “I don’t know what their plan is.

“Now that Jairus got his franchise tag, there’s a week and a half for them to work a deal out with me. But I haven’t been offered anything yet. We’re waiting around to see if something will pop up.”

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

View PostJerry Jabber, on 01 March 2013 - 03:34 PM, said:

http://profootballta...ing-from-bills/

I’m in limbo right now,” Levitre said. “I don’t know what their plan is.

“Now that Jairus got his franchise tag, there’s a week and a half for them to work a deal out with me. But I haven’t been offered anything yet. We’re waiting around to see if something will pop up.”
Did they ask him if he/his agent had given the Bills contract numbers?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

Sounds strange. Maybe he doesn't fit the blocking sceme they plan to run.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

That doesn't sound promising.
I suppose Levitre's agent was busy at the combine with his young crop of new clients...but geez, the front office should have maybe sent an email or text like "Hey...wazzup? Wanna have drinks later?" (but they didn't include a " :D" so he feels slighted)

Maybe they see something different than all of us. Maybe they know Andy wants to stay as a Bill and will wait for him to make a move. No clue.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

View PostDoc, on 01 March 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:

Did they ask him if he/his agent had given the Bills contract numbers?

Good question. The article didn't say.

#6 KD in CT

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

View PostDoc, on 01 March 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:

Did they ask him if he/his agent had given the Bills contract numbers?

It's the employer's role to make the first offer.

Edited by KD in CT, 01 March 2013 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:40 PM

not that worried about no offer to levitre yet. re-signing byrd and levitre are conditional upon each other. need to have one done before the other so we know how much money we have.

i suspect they were working on Byrd first since he was ultimately more "tag-able". they just tagged byrd today, and now have at least some idea of how much he will cost, so i expect movement on levitre next week.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

Meh. Have to get one done to know how much you can spend on the other. Can't go making offers without knowing what you have to spend.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

View PostKD in CT, on 01 March 2013 - 03:39 PM, said:



It's the employe's role to make the first offer.
Who?

#10 DrDareustein

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

We had these same types of threads last year regarding re-signing Stevie and extending Fred Jackson. And it all got done right before FA. And then we signed the 2nd biggest name in FA on top of all that.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

weren't there reports that Russ was going to meet Byrd and Levitre's agents at the combine?   I wonder if this just means that the Bills have not made a formal offer yet but that they have spoken?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

View PostKD in CT, on 01 March 2013 - 03:39 PM, said:

It's the employe's role to make the first offer.
Is this sarcasm?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

Can I start tomorrow's "Levitre hasn't spoken with the Bills" thread ?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

This is not really big news.  It is just a headline on a site, a headline generated by someone saying "Levitre has not got an offer yet."

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

I see lots more knees flying into chins on the board...for crissake, can people just let this stuff play out without trying to interpret every little tweet and tidbit?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

View PostDoc, on 01 March 2013 - 03:41 PM, said:

Who?

LOL....looks like I omitted an 'r' there.   :doh:

If the Bills want him the stay, they should be pursuing talks/extending offers.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

View Posteball, on 01 March 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

I see lots more knees flying into chins on the board...for crissake, can people just let this stuff play out without trying to interpret every little tweet and tidbit?

Posted Image  Posted Image   Post of the week right there !!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:09 PM

View PostDoc, on 01 March 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:


Did they ask him if he/his agent had given the Bills contract numbers?
My thought as well, they were supposedly going to talk with Levitre's agent at the combine, perhaps those talks weren't fruitful enough to warrant a contract offer.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

I consider this: The head coach is an offensive lineman.  Maybe his evaluations are different than ours and he thinks he can coach up the position with a less expensive player. Maybe they want more power from their guards.  Maybe at a higher number, the Bills just are not interested.  I'm not going to hang them for that until I see what the team looks like in July.  If they are talking to Langston Walker in late August, we'll know it's just more of the same.

That being said, Levitre is at least good and Buddy said he was going to sign his own good players and draft well. So let's see what he does.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

Don't think it's a big deal.  He either wants to stay here or he doesn't.  Give him an offer too early and it just gives his agent more time to get more money from someone else.