Ricky Williams Update

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  1. YPF

    YPF Well-Known Member

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    Williams was suspended in May 2006 for repeated violations of the substance abuse policy, and he is eligible to apply for reinstatement in May 2007. [UPDATE: We've been advised that Ricky is eligible to re-apply in April.]

    But reinstatement is not a no-brainer. Just ask Onterrio Smith, who has yet to get clearance to return to the NFL well over a year after being bounced out of the game. The key is that the player has to stay clean for the full year, passing all drug tests and complying with all terms of his treatment plan.

    If Williams is reinstated, he'll be available to the Dolphins at the bargain-basement price of $585,000 for 2007. Assuming that he still has some gas in the tank, giving him a third chance makes plenty of sense.

    Of course, the Dolphins also could trade him. But it's highly unlikely that there will be much of a market for his services until he shows that he can get it done on the field.

    We don't rule out a preseason trade, especially if a key running back on another team pops an ACL during a training camp practice or an exhibition game. For now, though, our guess is that the Fins will welcome him back, primarily because his salary is so low.



    I hope we dont trade him.Where else can you get a RB of that quality so cheap.Whatever we get in return would be minimal compared to the benefits.What do you think ?
     
  2. Motion

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    :pray: for reinstatement. Can't wait to see him back on the field in a Fins uniform.
     
  3. Xeus24

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    I second that.

    Ronnie would benefit from having Ricky back him up and we have a Good running back at a cheap price. I said good because as you know being out so long and age we all know he is not great. also I saw photos from california he looks way to skinny.
     
  4. Danny68

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    I hope he returns also, but Im not sure if he is "cheap". Doesnt he still owe the fins like 6 Million or so?
     
  5. retired opfinistic

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    He's cheap. The monies owed have no effect on the salary cap. Bring his bargain basement *** back to Miami.
     
  6. finserg

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    Let him return and hopefully ronnie learns a few things in case we lose ricky for good.
     
  7. SabanHater

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    We need him back. You'll never get equal value for him.
     
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    Who is that in your avatar? I've wanted to ask that for months.
     
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    I don't know if you are asking about the kids face but if you are it is ron howard I believe.
     
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    Just say NO to drugs.
     
  11. LarryFinFan

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    The deal with RW is that while whoever he ends up playing for, he can be quite an asset. If we get to keep RW this year, then drafting a younger back to supplement RB puts us in a great position. However, if Cam wants to put in own stamp on things, as the rumors of moving up, the major cuts we've made, etc seem to indicate, then trading RW would be a great move. We will NEVER get equal compensation for him at this point. In fact, if we get a 3rd rounder for him, I'd nominate RM as Exec of the Year again...

    It's really a win-win situation for us...if we keep him, we don't have to think about another back...Chatman, Cobb, Williams and Brown can do the job this year, although we will miss the "change of pace back" somewhat. If we trade him, that's fine but what we are likely to get for him would not replace his value, unless it's a day one pick...that seems unlikely at this point. Things could certainly be different, as this article suggests, during training camp...he'd garner a lot of interest in that scenario....I wouldn't go as far as to say that I hope someone gets hurt, but if that occurs and we can get some value for him...I'd be excited...
     
  12. MissMeth

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    I think he was talking about the Avatar that has a chick with no head...
     
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    That's also Ron Howard.
     
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  16. invertedboarder

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    no question, we need ricky, even if the two back set isnt utilized as NE or chicago used, if hes sittin on our bench, he makes our team better than if he wasnt...

    its true, its true
     
  17. twg76

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    This thread is not anything new. We already knew this.
     
  18. Myles Fynch

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    Too damn funny. :sidelol:

    Almost enough to bump up the rating on this thread, but not quite.
     

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