[QUOTE=tedtedthefootballhead;3534169]when a player signs his tender, what does that actually mean in terms of him signing elsewhere and us getting a draft pick?...does it mean he's no longer a free agent?[/QUOTE]if he signs with someone else,org team has 7 days to match or get draft picks.if he signs with org team then he's no longer a FA...
[QUOTE=tedtedthefootballhead;3534169]when a player signs his tender, what does that actually mean in terms of him signing elsewhere and us getting a draft pick?...[b]does it mean he's no longer a free agent?[/b][/QUOTE]
Yes. It means he's officially under contract with the Jets, so he's no longer a FA.
Although in theory, it also means the Jets could trade him now, but I doubt that's a factor in their minds.
Just a fans viewpoint, but why does it seem Leon wants to be anywhere BUT with the Jets?
Why cant these 2 sides come together and get something done?
I'm sure he and TJ have spoken and lets face it; on the surface TJ got a something of a raw deal. (Again I say on the surface because while I think he did a great job for us, I believe our line made him look better than he actually is). I wouldn't be surprised if Leon he is dealt on draft day or thereabouts for an additional pick or two.
2. Why did we need to tender Edwards at a 1st and a 3rd? A bit of overkill if you ask me. We traded a 3rd, a 5th and two marginal players for Edwards. If we tendered him as a 1st and someone signed him, that would mean that we got half a year's production out of him plus a 1st rounder for our 3rd/5th and Trusnik and Stuckey. I'd sign up for that in a heartbeat. We'd also save $2 million if no one signed him. That's a decent amount of coin.[/QUOTE]
because maybe the Jets actually want to keep Edwards?
if we traded him for a 1st, it'd be good value but what would be the point? we already have a big hole at the position and may be using our first pick on a WR, trading Edwards would pretty much force us to use two high picks on receivers who may or may not pan out.
The player rep for restricted free agent Leon Washington says his client is skipping the Jets' offseason conditioning program in part because other teams are interested in acquiring Washington.
We've heard no such reports. Agent Alvin Keels insists Washington's absence has "nothing to do with him being unhappy." "If a team is going to give up a second-round pick, it would probably get done closer to the April 15th deadline," Keels added. "He will be four weeks further along in his rehab. It only makes sense from a business standpoint." Washington (broken leg) expects to be medically cleared to resume running in 10-14 days.[/I]