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tigerpimpbot
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RS be trollin





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SlowFlowPro
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why the frick would you take yourself off the board?

why the frick wouldn't top guys who want to go certain places "take themselves off the board"? to end up there?






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Cajun Revolution
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I just think this is BS. If not the "off the board" then the 3 year deal. Dude is a pure camp body.

When is the last time they gave a UDFA a 3-year deal before rookie camp riddle me that.



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lsu480
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Russell Shepard interview on AFR this afternoon.


Does anyone have a link to this?






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SPEEDY
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He went on the air and said that he took himself off the draft board and signed a three year deal with Philly while the draft was going on.










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TigerBwoy
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re: Russell Shepard interview on AFR this afternoon...


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why the frick wouldn't top guys who want to go certain places "take themselves off the board"? to end up there?



This.

Eli wouldn't have did all the stuff he did before his draft afraid to be drafted by the Chargers if he could have just taken himself off of the draft board.

Shepard is a very proud guy, and I think is attempting to up sell himself a little here.






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Rittdog
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Why is Shep trying to destroy his career before it begins...





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TigerintheNO
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re: Russell Shepard interview on AFR this afternoon...


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When is the last time they gave a UDFA a 3-year deal before rookie camp riddle me that


Most of the time, none of the money is guaranteed. But if he does blow up you have him under contract for 2 more years. See Pierre Thomas & Chris Ivory.






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Rittdog
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ETA: if only jarvis jones would've taken his name off the board before the steelers picked him!!



Or Geno..







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Bryon Bojengles III
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Well say this CBA was in place in '04. Eli takes his name off the board and signs with NY as an UDFA. He doesn't get the guaranteed millions. He has a 3 year contract for a few hundred thousand. That's why top prospects won't do this.





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Rittdog
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re: Russell Shepard interview on AFR this afternoon...


Here is the audio...
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tigerskin
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re: Russell Shepard interview on AFR this afternoon...


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why the frick wouldn't top guys who want to go certain places "take themselves off the board"? to end up there?



that is what I was going to say. The draft would turn into a cluster pretty quickly.






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Wishnitwas1998
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I'm sure he started fielding calls about signing as an UDFA while the draft was still going. Maybe he's trying to add more juice to that.

This is most likely what really occurred






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saintsfan22
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re: Russell Shepard interview on AFR this afternoon...


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Eli takes his name off the board and signs with NY as an UDFA. He doesn't get the guaranteed millions. He has a 3 year contract for a few hundred thousand. That's why top prospects won't do this.


No there would be a bidding war for him.






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TigerintheNO
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re: Russell Shepard interview on AFR this afternoon...


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Eli takes his name off the board and signs with NY as an UDFA. He doesn't get the guaranteed millions. He has a 3 year contract for a few hundred thousand. That's why top prospects won't do this.

No there would be a bidding war for him.


You left off his 1st sentence, which is kinda important & makes your response wrong.








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saintsfan22
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You left off his 1st sentence, which is kinda important & makes your response wrong.


I think the rookie pool just applies to draft picks.






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TigerintheNO
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no, they are auto 3 year deals max of $390K in year one. But a few sign 'split deals' which will pay them a lower salary ($270K if they are put on IR)





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Bryon Bojengles III
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I think the rookie pool just applies to draft picks.


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no, they are auto 3 year deals max of $390K in year one. But a few sign 'split deals' which will pay them a lower salary ($270K if they are put on IR)








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You can sign so and so amount of years as an UDFA?







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castorinho
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might point exactly,


dude






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