Miles Austin?

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  1. SkapePhin

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    Schefter is insinuating that Miles Austin might be cut for the Cowboys to get under the cap? Do you think pairing him up with either Jennings or Wallace would be a good move?
     
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    If the Cowboys cut him, yes scoop him up please.
     
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    Yes, yes and yes. Miles was used wrong in Dallas of late. Having Bess in the slot would allow him to do what he does best. Minimal $ compared to Jennings or Wallace.
     
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    I would strongly support this. I'm not aware of any flags on Miles Austin
     
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    Would getting him mean, no to Wallace or Jennings? Just curious
     
  6. SkapePhin

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    If I am not mistaken, Ireland had a hand in signing him as an UDFA in Dallas back in 2006, so there is history there.
     
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    I would pre-empt the cut and trade something small for him because I would want to keep his contract as-is. In this free agency where we're talking about Greg Jennings demanding $14 million and Mike Wallace demanding $12 million, I don't want Mile Austin negotiating on the free agent market because I think he'll do better than the $19 million he's set to make over the next 3 years. And if you trade for that, none of it is guaranteed, you can cut him at any point and not suffer cap penalties.
     
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    Very well could mean that.
     
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    Yes please.
     
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    I would do it if we can't get Wallace and Jennings... I'd go for both first and then go for Austin. But we have to sign EITHER or Wallace and Jennings
     
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    CK is spot on. Call Jones and offer him a 6th or 7th right now! 3yrs/19million is a bargain. If he gets cut and we have to negotiate a new contract it s going to cost A LOT more.
     
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    Nagging hamstring injuries, I expect he'll need surgery at some point similar to what happened to Andre Johnson a year or two ago.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/05/miles-austin-has-hamstring-injury-again/

    Doesn't mean I wouldn't like to have him, but coming off of back to back seasons with hamstring injuries for a WR is a red flag.
     
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    If Ireland hasn't already had multiple conversations with Jerry Jones I would be extremely pissed.

    Trade for Austin and resign Hartline. Focus on WR in the 2nd round.
     
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    Much rather have Jennings and Austin plus Ertz or Eifert
     
  17. bryan

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    I think Jerry would shop Austin rather than cut him......and I would assume take the best draft pick offered outside the Division. Isn't that typically what every GM does with a player who has value and a reasonable contract before they cut the player.
     
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    It depends on the money Austin Wants, But I'd do it. My only knock on him is the lingering Hamstring Issue he has had over the past two years, but YES! I'd sign him.
     
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    There was a report out that the Cowboys staff had to "save Austin from himself" in terms of him staying properly hydrated. That was a big concern for his hamstring issues.

     
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    Interesting, on one hand I love the guy's attitude and natural abilities, on the other hand I'm worried about his hamstring issues. Either way, if we can swing a reasonable deal for him I certainly wouldn't mind seeing him in a Fins uniform.
     
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    The Hammy's are a red flag... I would pass
     
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    The Cowboys are over the cap and one of the reasons why they are looking to dump Austin now is to get under it before the start of the league year. Since trades can't happen until the start of the new league year the Dolphins can't offer anything beforehand. You would have to try and convince the cap strapped Cowboys to hold onto him until 4:00PM on March 12th and force them to cut other players to get under the cap.
     
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    Sign jennings and Austin is doable.
     
  24. Patrick_Bateman

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    Sorry, but signing TWO receivers that have been plagued by injuries the last two seasons?? I can see taking a chance on one, but both would be one of the dumbest moves in franchise history.
     
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    hes a good player, but he's just as injury prone as greg jennings. he always seems to hurt his hamstrings...

    ---------- Post added at 02:07 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:06 AM ----------

    hes a good player, but he's just as injury prone as greg jennings. he always seems to hurt his hamstrings.... i would look into him but for the right price
     
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    I'd be ecstatic if we were able to get him
     
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    Deep in Cowboyland there is NOBODY wanting to keep him.
     
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    i would like the sound of a Austin/Jennings combo (along with a pair of young recievers via draft) ..considering the fact that by the time Austin & Jennings are on the steep decline because of age, the young recievers we acquired should be well developed & ready to take over ... i believe that would be more financially beneficial instead of putting a LARGE amount of cap space on a guy like Wallace $11+ million- giving him Calvin Johnson-like money even though he is nowhere near as dominant as CJ
     
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    Austin and Jennings would scare the **** out of defensive coordinators. Austin and Wallace and its game ****ing over.

    Get any one of the three and I'm happy.
     
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    Jerry Jones said today the team has no plans of cutting austin.
     
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    Cutting and trading are night and day.

    No reason whatsoever Miami shouldn't offer a 4th or even a 3rd for Miles Austin. I think Ck even mentioned he could then be cut for $0 guaranteed. Sign me up because when healthy he's one of the most explosive WRs in the game. IMO I'd rather have Austin anyday over Jennings.
     
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    I read that too, but that just tells me he's open to trading Austin.
     
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    Didn't Jerry Jones say the same thing about T.O.?
     
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    i don't think the boys will cut him...but this is what i was trying to get across in the trade for wr x thread earlier this week...no ones taking on austins remaining contract and offering good return compensation to the cowboys for miles austin...it's not a smart trade...with his cap # if he won't restructure you can wait for him to be cut if they want out of his money that bad...

    not to mention quality wr draft class that will be much cheaper on rookie contracts...
     
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    I would take the guy but not overpay for him. Given his hamstring problems and miami's heat in in the first 3 months of the season the last thing we need is a guy that has hamstring problems making good chance but not really seeing the field or being able to give 100%. We have dealt with that for years at the wideout position in terms of never finding the right guy that can have a fully productive career here.

    This needs to be the season miami FINALLY stops grabbing stop gaps and at straws at a minimum draft a top flight guy and don't look back. You will never find that guy if OL are the priority ever year in the first 2 rounds.
     
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    If you can trade for Austin even with his huge contract and pick him up for a 4th or even a 5th, why wouldn't you? You're going to pay a WR the same amount in FA and Austin is younger and just as productive as Jennings. The same injury concerns applies for both of them.

    I want a top flight prospect as much as anyone but this is a do or die situation for Ireland and possibly the entire staff. You can't rely on a prospect to come right in and make an immediate impact. Just my opinion.
     
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    That won't be a hard convincing if they think they can get something for him in trade. They need to create between $6 and $7 million for draft picks anyway. They can easily have Austin occupy that space until he's traded. Then if worst comes to worst they have to cut him on the eve of training camp when they need to sign all their draft picks.
     
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    This seems like classic bait technique from Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.

    You get teams thinking about Miles Austin by dangling him in the water via rumors of cutting him. That will naturally get teams thinking about where he might fit into their depth chart and salary structure. It will also get teams thinking about the possibility of trading for him in order to pre-empt his reaching the free market, locking in his very reasonable $19.1 million 3 year contract.

    Then you pull the bait. You let everyone know you're not cutting him. If they want him, they'll have to trade for him.

    It's all posturing.
     
  39. fishfanmiami

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    Sounds about right.
     
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    I've come to the conclusion that Austin and Wallace would be the most ideal duo we could attain this offseason. A Speedster and a YAC guy.
     
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    J Jones the master strategist... sic! He says he wants credit for GM-ing the Boys next Super Bowl...
     

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