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    Five Most Underpaid Players

    Woodley comes in at #3.

    Good list, even though it is from pft.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... d-players/

    1. Revis
    2. Chris Johnson
    3. Woodley
    4. Kevin Williams
    5. Beason

    Revis, Johnson, Woodley, Beason- all 1st contracts- all vastly underpaid.

    That 30% increase rule is really screwing a bunch of players.

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    Re: Five Most Underpaid Players

    Here's my question.

    Let's say we put the franchise tag on Woodley. That way he gets the avg of the top 5 at his position. But, that would be an increase of > 30%.

    So, can we put the tag on Woodley?

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    Re: Five Most Underpaid Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz
    Here's my question.

    Let's say we put the franchise tag on Woodley. That way he gets the avg of the top 5 at his position. But, that would be an increase of > 30%.

    So, can we put the tag on Woodley?
    I don't know all the nuances in this rule -

    but as I understand it- the rule is in place while there is no active CBA.

    You can not designate the Franchise or Transition tags on a player still under contract.

    The rule is currently impacting players still under contract, but significantly outplaying their contracts. (As the players on this list)

    The problem becomes:
    A- if a new CBA is created with out the Franchise tag allocation- which is a big sticking point for the union.

    B- if the new CBA is not enacted until after the beginning of next Free Agency (March 31 2011??)

    In both of these scenarios the player falling under this situation will get into the Free Agent market without their existing teams having the vehicle or ability to extend/re-negotiate.

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    Re: Five Most Underpaid Players

    No one playing in the NFL today is "underpaid."

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    Re: Five Most Underpaid Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz
    Here's my question.

    Let's say we put the franchise tag on Woodley. That way he gets the avg of the top 5 at his position. But, that would be an increase of > 30%.

    So, can we put the tag on Woodley?
    Yes we can Tag Woodley. The only problem with that is if/when a new CBA is negotiated there is no guarantee that it will include the use of a Tag. So if you tag him and the new CBA is in place that contains no use of a Tag he is instantly a Free Agent. You can sign him at that point, but the Steelers don't do bidding wars. Its a risk.
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    Re: Five Most Underpaid Players

    Quote Originally Posted by calmkiller
    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz
    Here's my question.

    Let's say we put the franchise tag on Woodley. That way he gets the avg of the top 5 at his position. But, that would be an increase of > 30%.

    So, can we put the tag on Woodley?
    Yes we can Tag Woodley. The only problem with that is if/when a new CBA is negotiated there is no guarantee that it will include the use of a Tag. So if you tag him and the new CBA is in place that contains no use of a Tag he is instantly a Free Agent. You can sign him at that point, but the Steelers don't do bidding wars. Its a risk.
    I still like your mock draft. ha. I'm happy with our guys but apart from Pouncey, i would've traded the whole rest of our draft for Mitchell, Blount, Cook, and Spikes.

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    Re: Five Most Underpaid Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz
    Here's my question.

    Let's say we put the franchise tag on Woodley. That way he gets the avg of the top 5 at his position. But, that would be an increase of > 30%.

    So, can we put the tag on Woodley?
    I believe so because it's basically like giving the guy a one year contract with 30% increase in base and a huge signing bonus. Either way he is signed for a year.

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    Re: Five Most Underpaid Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Yinzerdude
    No one playing in the NFL today is "underpaid."
    I would disagree. We can say what we wish about it being a sport and the makings of hundreds of thousands a year for the underpaid players. But, the market dictates pay in all walks of life...actors, laywers, physicians, athletes etc. If they are getting less than the market demands for their skill set then they are underpaid.

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    Re: Five Most Underpaid Players

    Quote Originally Posted by ANPSTEEL
    Woodley comes in at #3.

    Good list, even though it is from pft.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... d-players/

    1. Revis
    2. Chris Johnson
    3. Woodley
    4. Kevin Williams
    5. Beason

    Revis, Johnson, Woodley, Beason- all 1st contracts- all vastly underpaid.

    That 30% increase rule is really screwing a bunch of players.
    Unless there is another Kevin Williams than the DT from the Vikings then I would replace him on that list with Haloti Ngata.

    Kevin Williams signed a 7 year contract that could be worth $50 Mil. While Ngata is playing under a 5 year $11.9 Mil contract...

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    Re: Five Most Underpaid Players

    so are the jets in the same situation we are in with woodley? they were in the same draft. the steelers are the best in the nfl in spending money wisely. i think they will pay woodley in whatever way they have to in order to get around the 30% rule. i would be shocked if the steelers ever let woodley get away.

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