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    Folks - note that the difference between 5M per and 2.4M per can be explained by something as simple as when the new money kicks in.

    In fact, here's what was reported last year:

    [QUOTE]CORTLAND, N.Y. - [B]When the [URL="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/New+York+Jets"]Jets[/URL] made their initial contract proposal to [URL="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Leon+Washington"]RB Leon Washington[/URL], believed to be around $2 million per year[/B], he found it so insulting that he skipped some of the offseason workouts.


    They've increased their offer considerably. [B]According to sources, the Jets have an offer on the table that averages $4.5 million a year.[/B] Washington is believed to be seeking $6 million per year. Thing is, if the Jets go higher than $5million, they'd be paying him more than [URL="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Thomas+Jones+%28Football%29"]Thomas Jones[/URL], the starting tailback.
    Washington is due to make $535,000 this season. The two sides continue to talk, although nothing appears imminent.

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    [url]http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/2009/08/12/2009-08-12_leon_washington.html[/url]

    If they offered him a 2 year extension at 4.5M, with the new money kicking in for 2011 and 2012, but leaving him at $535K in 2009 and 1.8M in 2010, you're talking 11M over 4 years - or about 2.7M per.

    Also, it seems like the Jets' initial offer was around 2M per year, but they upped it - or at least indicated a willingness to up it. Keels may simply be playing with language, on the theory that no formal written offer in that amount was made.

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    [QUOTE=doggin94it;3543838]Folks - note that the difference between 5M per and 2.4M per can be explained by something as simple as when the new money kicks in.

    In fact, here's what was reported last year:



    [URL]http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/2009/08/12/2009-08-12_leon_washington.html[/URL]

    If they offered him a 2 year extension at 4.5M, with the new money kicking in for 2011 and 2012, but leaving him at $535K in 2009 and 1.8M in 2010, you're talking 11M over 4 years - or about 2.7M per.

    Also, it seems like the Jets' initial offer was around 2M per year, but they upped it - or at least indicated a willingness to up it. Keels may simply be playing with language, on the theory that no formal written offer in that amount was made.[/QUOTE]Okay, Akiva. I respect your understanding. And I retract my harsher comments towards OC Jet and thejetsblog.

    But there is NOTHING clear about any of this. :squint:

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    [QUOTE=newjakecity;3543403]
    Edit: [B]On another note I'm starting to believe more and more that the Jets/Washington relationship is not reconcilable. Its a shame as he was truly a fan favorite for many years, but between how we plan on using him next year and what he (and his agent) feels he's worth, I believe that if no team signs him to an offer sheet before April 15th that we will end up trading him for less compensation on or before draft day.[/B][/QUOTE]

    you hit on something important here, IMO.

    when I read this report yesterday I concluded, for most of the same reasons as you, that it was probably false. but then I started to think "why?". Why come out with this now?

    a week or so ago, in a thread about Leon not showing up for OTA's, a poster I really respect said that ultimately it didn't matter because Leon is not a Pete Kendall type...i.e. he's not willing to make himself into a big enough pain in the ass that they have no choice but to get rid of him. but, that may prove to be wrong.

    Leon missed out on his big pay day, now it seems that no one wants to give up a 2nd round pick to sign him, and as he moves towards 30 his window for EVER getting a decent payday may be quickly closing. So, what can he do to try to bank some bucks before that window slams shut altogether? He can shoot his way out of town....knowing that some team will sign him for more than the Jets tender if they only have to give up, say, a 3rd, or even a 4th or 5th rounder. But it can only happen if Leon employs a slash and burn strategy. This could the beginning.

    Look, obviously it's all speculation. Who knows, maybe this story is totally true, and even if it's not, there could be a variety of reasons for putting out a false report. But as I thought about it yesterday, this was the one that made the most sense to me.

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    Front Office ACCUSED OF NOT PlayING Fair with Leon...

    [QUOTE]Originally Posted by [B]WestCoastOffensive[/B] [URL="http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3543838#post3543838"][IMG]http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/images_greenish/buttons/viewpost.gif[/IMG][/URL]

    Okay, Akiva. I respect your understanding. And I retract my harsher comments towards OC Jet and thejetsblog.[/QUOTE]Accepted and appreciated. Also, in all fairness, if my comments or thread title was construed as misleading, I am sorry, as that was not my intent. (See new thread title above) I bleed green, have been a Jet fan since the days of Wahoo McDaniel and only want success for the team.

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