02-09-2006, 02:50 AM
It's locked in a vault
ya u are funny:thumbsup:
02-09-2006, 02:52 AM
My understanding is if he files the correct paperwork this offseason, he can get out of his contract & become a UFA
02-09-2006, 02:58 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Broncos and Tom Nalen got what they both wanted -- an extension to the center's career in Denver.
Nalen signed a contract extension with the club this week, putting to rest any questions over whether the veteran would return to the Broncos for a 13th season with the club and getting the team's offseason off to a promising start.
When the offseason began, Head Coach Mike Shanahan was optimistic that Nalen's return could eventually come to fruition. As it turned out, it took not even a week and a half.
"I feel very good about bringing back Tom," Shanahan said on Jan. 24. "I talked to Tom. If we didn't have Tom back, I'd be very disappointed.
"You never know in free agency, but I will do everything I can to make sure he's back here."
Nalen considered remaining with the Broncos his best option for numerous reasons, including some unrelated to football.
"That'd be the best stuation for me and my family," Nalen said last week. "I've never thought about playing for another team since I've got here. They've been good to me and my family. I certainly wouldn't go to another place if the dollars were even. I'd stay in Denver."
The recent season was one of Nalen's best, even though neither Pro Bowl nor All-Pro honors sailed his way.
"I think he played very well," Shanahan said. "Tom is a guy who gives you everything that he has on every play. If he's not giving you everything that he's got, then he'll retire because that's his makeup."
"I think he was a bit healthier this year, he wasn't as beaten up than in years past, that would be the reason that he played at a very high level.”
Nevertheless, Nalen emerged from the season uncertain about his return, and even pondering the idea that the AFC Championship could have been his last game in Denver.
"I don't know what's going to happen," he said on Jan. 23, "but I'm sure life goes on here if I'm not here."
Fortunately for Nalen and the Broncos, neither will have to find out what that life is like for a while, leaving the rest of the offseason open to focus on keeping other players in the fold.
"I think the pieces are in place," Nalen said. "Last year, we were a couple players away. I think we're there."
02-09-2006, 06:45 AM
What were Nalen's contract details?
He agreed to forfiet two slices of bread and two patts of butter per month.
Or we would of kicked him to the curb. Ha!
He's not an idiot, he knew we couldn't pay him 7 million and he's a ROF lock IMO....he's amazing, much like Rod Smith in that he's a low pick. I'm 46 and I think he was at center when I was a toddler....
I was amazed the level that he played at last year, as well as Rod Smith. I think it was 3 million signing bonus and a million to 3 million over three years. He will only cost 2 million next year I think. He knows he's winding down...he took a bullet for the team and I admire that. Honestly I think it's a bit low, but we have cap issues. Pryce will have to take a big cut...he's not going to get huge money anywhere else either...he didn't have anything that a stat book would stand out at you. He's fallen off. I don't want to insult him...but 3 million is about right. Maybe 4.
02-09-2006, 06:53 AM
Saved us a minimum of $4 million on this year's cap. We love ya Tommie.
02-09-2006, 07:23 AM
Now what we need are all the ducks to follow Nails lead...