Merged:Rosenhaus: Burress Wants to play for Dolphins

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  1. Fresh

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    Rosenhaus: Burress Wants to play for Dolphins

    Drew Rosenhaus just said on Sports Extra that Plaxico Burress told him & his brother Jason that he wants to play for the Dolphins. Plax lives here in the offseason and wants to re-unite with Nick Saban & Charlie Baggett. The deal for Drew to be Plaxico's agent is not done yet, but it will be official in the near future. Interesting stuff.

    Also, there's not much of an update on Edgerrin James. Drew says that everybody(including Edge) wants to play for the Dolphins, but there should be some interesting developments this week.

    On a side note, Shapiro is interviewing Saban on Tuesday and asked Drew if there's anything he'd like to ask Nick. Drew said to ask him to sit down with him and work out a deal for Edgerrin James & Plaxico Burress. :tongue:
     
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    gimma second to act surprised......alrigth. :eek:
     
  3. beejay05

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    It was only a matter of time once he hired Drew.
     
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    There was a thread yesterday saying that exactly this would happen.

    There will probably never be a deal done though. I think we just can't afford it under the salary cap ATM.
     
  5. CitizenSnips

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    actually, ya see burress may at this point sign a 1 year deal for next to nothing and really try and texst the market next year. Or he may really want to play for nick saban again. who knows. Saban recruited him, so he must be a saban player.
     
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    But the deal would have to be over 2 mil for the season. That is still a lot in our salary cap situation, we still have to sign our 2nd overall pick.
     
  7. Noodle Arm

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    I posted this at 2:28 today...

    Dang I'm good! :wink: :lol:
     
  8. Predaphin

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  9. beejay05

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    We already have a poor man Plaxico,if there is such a thing, in Derrius Thompson. I am suprised Burress has not found a home yet. I feel ike there are a lot of teams that could use a wide out.
     
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    He might surprise you. Burress is not getting any attention. and he was suppose to be the biggest FA WR. The giants were really the team most interested in him and the out of no where didn't want him anymore. This is a guy whos now lost a good share of money because of, well i have no F'n clue, but his vaule is whittling down as we speak.
     
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    Hey- if he wants to sign a cheaper one year deal to play with Nick and boost his value for next year, there is no doubt it would be huge for this team.

    Chambers
    Booker
    Plax
    Thompson
    Gilmore
    Newson
    Welker

    NOW THAT IS DEPTH!
     
  12. ohall

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    Man does everyone want to play for us?

    This is getting nutty.
     
  13. DolphinDevil28

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    Next thing Drew is gonna say is that God wants to be our general manager.
     
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    But for what he was asking I understand why no one bit on him. He wanted 6/30m w/12m signing bonus from NYG. Not worth it + legnth of contract was too long. I felt 6/24/8m was too much and that was NYG's + Plax's best offer.

    If he wants to come down to something more reasonable like: 4/20/5m signing bonus Id say do it and see if Nick can get him to be what his talent says he should be but his attitude prevents him from being; a legit #1.
     
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    Saban is the 2nd coming of Belicheck and every player knows it. thats all.
     
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    Its a good thing, but its getting out of hand. Alexander, Edge, Plax, Brad Johnson, Darius, Sharper....WHOSE NEXT! maybe Peyton or Vick will want to switch teams :D
     
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    Plex wants to play here, it's not the dolphins wanting him. Let him show us just how much he wants to play here. We need to sign Randy, and randy wants 8 mill to sign.
     
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    If he wants to play for the minimum then go ahead and sign him.


    Oh that's right, he wants a big fat paycheck that he doesn't deserve.
     
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    Hasn't Plax said he wanted to play for several teams?
     
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    He'll play anywhere if they give him what he wants.
     
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    Im lovein this! With Wanny, we would be lucky to get one interested. Hey if Peyton or Vick want to switch:)...lol...(I know its not going to happen). I wonder if its possible to sign the majority of those guys above..The team next year could be a potential SB team if we get all that talent!
     
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    I'd take burress for a 2 year deal that pays him no more than 2 mil a year
    Edge is too pricy and with the #2 overall pick our runningback will come
     
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    Some people on here would still find a problem with that. :shakeno:
     
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    God is way too stingy- we need someone to dish out the cash!

    :)
     
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    I don't like Plax. I think he's immature and played this FA period all wrong.

    But for the right place, he could be a great pickup. You may not agree, and it sounds contrary to logic, but I'd be MUCH more inclined to sign him to a LONGER contract that's slightly backloaded. No big signing bonus, but at least have the insurance that if he plays to potential he's not going anywhere.

    I don't know, give him $6m in signing bonus (split some of that with roster bonus maybe?), then $2m/$2m/$2m/$4m/$5m/$5m. That's technically a 6 year, $26m contract, with an opportunity for us to cut him if he doesn't pan out. Maybe adjust the signing bonus to push money into roster bonuses due after the second year. But it's late, and I'm tired, so those numbers could be all wrong.
     
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    I think you're lost, you must be looking for the Redskins fan forum! ;)
     
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    That's impossible, he's our HC already. :D

    Sorry I couldn't resist.
     
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    :lol: That was good.
     
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    No one is even talking about the O line, it needs a lot of work, i dont even think its wild card caliber at this point.
     
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    Saban allready said nothing will be done to the o-line. Also why would anyone give a first round bust 30 million it just proves is really as dumb as he looks on the field.
     
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    There is a Steeler's bar here in Colorado...usually they have about 200 people to watch their games every week...the knock I have heard from them on Plaxico is he will make a lot of hard catches but then he will drop or bobble the easy ones. You have to like his height though. I am sure a lot of NFL players would love to play for Saban in Miami, new coach, lot of new players, great weather, South Beach....but we need to make sure we get the best guys and those who will fit in Nick's system, and not just a team of big names. :)
     
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    no. in this case he wants money that NO one wants to give him.
     
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    Exactly. After the AFC winner was already determined, I read a Steelers message board to see what their reactions were as the game was unfolding. (Yes...I am an evil ba$tard aren't I? :evil: ) Not ONE of the Steelers fans wanted Pittsburgh to retain him...not one! That tells me to steer as far away from Plaxico Burress as possible.
     
  35. Samphin

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    I would take him for a reasonable price. I mean seriously, who wouldn't want a receiving corps consisting of:

    Chambers
    Booker
    Burress
    Thompson
    Gilmore/Newson

    That is without mentioning McMichael either. However, Plaxico will want huge money and will want to "play: for any team that will give it to him. Given Minnesota's recent departure and their abundance of cap room, I am shocked they haven't signed him yet. Same with Baltimore. I know they signed Mason, but adding Burress along with him would only help. Oh well, if he comes cheap, I would take him. Linehan uses a lot of receivers.
     
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    I am not shocked. Plaxico Burress is not an elite WR.
     
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    Maybe not. However he is very very good and with Randy leaving, they could use his help. Could you imagine losing Moss but replacing him with Burress and say Mike Williams via the draft? It could happen. That is why I am shocked they haven't signed him, or attempted to at least.
     
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    Spend 30 minutes on a Pittsburgh Steelers message board and see if that does not change your opinion.

    SAY NO TO PLAXICO! (Catchy isn't it?)
     
  39. Jaj

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    There's no point to him, it's better to grow your own talent sometimes. If we wanted an enigma at WR, David Boston has even more talent than Plaxico...
     
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    While that may be true, David Boston also has a myriad of problems that stand taller than Plaxico as well.
     
  41. Samphin

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    No, I will form my opinions based on his play and on what I have seen of him. I would rather have Hines War,d but he isn't up for grabs either. All I am saying is if he came to Miami with a reasonable pricetag, I would take him. Despite what some people think, he is talented an dperhaps a tad misused in Pittsburgh. If he went to a place like Minnesota where he was the true number 1, it would probably work out well for ihm ( imo ). He isn't an elite receiver, but he is good, real good.
     
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    NO to Plexi-glass. :yell:
     
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    I live up here in Steelers country and I hear a lot about that team. I am telling you...WE DO NOT WANT PLAXICO! If anyone would know about the Steelers it is their fans. If they don't want him at any price, I don't want him on my team either. They were praying he wasn't thrown the ball in the AFC Championship game!
     
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    If Burress were willing to sign for one year and one year only for somewhere in the 2-3 million range I personally wouldn't be against it. Although I'm no Burress fan I feel he would most certainly help us upgrade our WR crop for the upcoming 2005 season.

    This would also allow us to release Marty "The Cry Baby" Booker which would make me very happy because I am also no fan of this prideless mediocre aqusition from the Speilman era whoms human existence may have likely cost us the 4th overall pick from the bears when making a deal for O-Gun. Booker is not happy being a Dolphin, he misses Chicago and even told a reporter during the Monday Night Massacre against the Jets that he stays up in his hotel room at nights sometimes and crys about the trade still. That is pathetic, the NFL is a business and if your old team doesn't think enough of you to keep you around then you should appretiate the fact that another team does.

    As for Boston he most likely isn't coming back and even if he does we still don't need Booker. With that being said as long as the price is right I am all for it.
     
  45. Waterboy

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    Our receiving corps is good. I believe this season that Gilmore will become the # 2 receiver. Booker will become the 3rd down receiver and Thompson will sit the bench. If anything we need a smaller possesion type receiver that can get lots in the trees and tire DB's out.
     
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    im not in the mood to tear your post down right now, but please dont trash on a classy and talented guy like marty booker, thanks.
     
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    Riiiiiight...Go to sleep waterboy, I like Gilmore too but I wouldn't want to rely on him as my number 2. As for Thompson it is beyond me why that man has not been released he could really save us a couple of bucks under the cap.
     
  48. Samphin

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    Perhaps if Big Ben had thrown the ball more towards Burress inthe Championship game, they would have gone to the Super Bowl...
    I don't think Plaxico will even visit here. I just think that if he came here for cheap, I wouldn't complain.
     
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    our GM is already god!

    is it drew which is the one who always gets players overpaid?
     
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    If he wanted to play cheap for one year that would be fantastic.
     

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