Originally Posted by sec.101row23
The biggest difference was that Vick didnt have the amount of guaranteed salary that Holmes has. The Vick deal was easy because of that. Only around 4 million of Holmes salary this year isnt guaranteed, so the wiggle room is less and less motivation for Holmes to agree. Holmes could play hardball and just tell the Jets to cut him, and collect the 7 million dollars and go play elsewhere.
True, and like I said, the Eagles had more leverage due to less guaranteed money, also as you noted, but Holmes wouldn't really command a big market with his character issues and coming off of a significant injury, so there is also risk on Holmes part to play hardball.