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Old 02-18-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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Free agent Julius Peppers reportedly will refuse to sign a long-term contract with any club not on his four-team wish list "under any circumstance."

Adam Schefter notes that Peppers already turned down a deal from Carolina that would've trumped Jared Allen's, so he's not playing games. The Broncos, Packers, Chiefs, and Dolphins are positioned the best to get him.


Ravens assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to DE/OLB Terrell Suggs.

Suggs, tagged over fellow FAs Ray Lewis, Jason Brown, and Bart Scott, is the best choice because he's the youngest (26) and plays the most valuable position. Suggs also showed remarkable toughness in the playoffs, playing through ligament damage in his shoulder and sacking Ben Roethlisberger twice. Owner Steve Bisciotti will likely make keeping Lewis his next priority.


Patriots signed OLB Tully Banta-Cain.

Recently released players like Banta-Cain and Fred Taylor are already free to sign where they choose. Banta-Cain, drafted by the Pats in 2003, is not the solution for New England's OLB problems. He'll compete for snaps on passing downs and play special teams, but a roster spot isn't guaranteed.
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This contradicts an early report saying that the Cowboys and two other NFC teams were on the list. I assumed we were the only AFC team.
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Peppers would be interesting, but I am always nervous to hand out money like that to a guy playing a new position

He has all the tools to succeed at OLB, but it would be risky IMO
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Peppers is young enough, and good enough, to be worth going after. Denver is a pretty cool city to live in and Broncos have cash to spend.

I'd say it looks like we have a shot.
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Peppers would be interesting, but I am always nervous to hand out money like that to a guy playing a new position

He has all the tools to succeed at OLB, but it would be risky IMO
He'd be a beautiful fit for the likely hybrid Defense we'll be running this season, though. 4-3 DE/3-4 WOLB.

Although he does have the size to play SOLB..

Hmm..
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Peppers is young enough, and good enough, to be worth going after. Denver is a pretty cool city to live in and Broncos have cash to spend.

I'd say it looks like we have a shot.
Plus he's buds with Carmelo.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:03 PM   #7
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This contradicts an early report saying that the Cowboys and two other NFC teams were on the list. I assumed we were the only AFC team.
From a local news outlet. Schefter stated the teams I listed.
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Are the Panthers going to tag and trade him? I don't want him if he costs us a first round draft pick.
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We all know damn well though that the Panthers will throw a spanner in the works by tagging him by tomorrow via some restructured contracts to get the caproom.
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Peppers is young enough, and good enough, to be worth going after. Denver is a pretty cool city to live in and Broncos have cash to spend.

I'd say it looks like we have a shot.

yeah but is he worth our 1st round pick AND a mega-million dollar contract?...
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From a local news outlet. Schefter stated the teams I listed.
Oh, I trust Schefter over anyone else. Just sayin'.
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that is a weird list
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Plus he's buds with Carmelo.
Not the first time "Carmelo" and "buds" have been used in the same sentence, unfortunately.
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yeah but is he worth our 1st round pick AND a mega-million dollar contract?...
I'm with you. Just say no to trading a pick for him! The contract will be overpayment enough.
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yeah but is he worth our 1st round pick AND a mega-million dollar contract?...
oh hell no
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He'd be a beautiful fit for the likely hybrid Defense we'll be running this season, though. 4-3 DE/3-4 WOLB.

Although he does have the size to play SOLB..

Hmm..
Exactly, our transition would mirror his own.
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Its free agency the pope is comeing to the broncos. Remember just becuase there i;s iinterest doesnt always make it so. if they do get pep. i hope we stay 4-3
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that is a weird list
A list of 3-4 teams that have the caproom to afford him most like.
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yeah but is he worth our 1st round pick AND a mega-million dollar contract?...
Hmm is he worth a first round pick? I'd say yes he is that good. If you drafted a 280 pound dend and he was as good as Peppers would you be happy? I'd say for sure you would be. In fact Denver has never drafted a dend I can remember even close to Peppers ability.

Now it's better to not have to give the pick up, but yeah I think he would be worth it, even though it wouldn't be as sweet as getting him for nothing.

As far as the money goes I could care less, its not my money.
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Peppers is young enough, and good enough, to be worth going after. Denver is a pretty cool city to live in and Broncos have cash to spend.

I'd say it looks like we have a shot.
I'd say we are going to see a lot of the NE Pats model and that doesn't include a lot of high priced free agent signings.
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I'd say we are going to see a lot of the NE Pats model and that doesn't include a lot of high priced free agent signings.
Well they did sign Adeyalous(?) Thomas, and Peppers would fit a similar role here.

I dont really think we should sign Peppers, but yeah...
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Hmm is he worth a first round pick? I'd say yes he is that good. If you drafted a 280 pound dend and he was as good as Peppers would you be happy? I'd say for sure you would be. In fact Denver has never drafted a dend I can remember even close to Peppers ability.

Now it's better to not have to give the pick up, but yeah I think he would be worth it, even though it wouldn't be as sweet as getting him for nothing.

As far as the money goes I could care less, its not my money.
I agree 100%
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Good news here IMO

The Browns are not expected to use the franchise tag on SS Sean Jones.

The franchise number for safeties is $6.342M. Jones is coming off an injury-plagued up and down season, but he's easily the best player in Cleveland's awful secondary. If he makes it to the open market, Jones will be one of top three or four safeties available.
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All it says is that these teams are best positioned to get him, not that he has interest to go to any of them.
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According to ESPN, the cowboys are on the list...so hmmm
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