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BullheadCardFan
02-15-2006, 08:00 AM
JETS GAUGING INTEREST IN ABRAHAM

Though we've yet to attach any validity to those rumors of a trade that would send defensive end John Abraham to the Chargers for quarterback Philip Rivers, a league source tells us that the New York Jets are calling teams in order to gauge interest in a possible deal for their 2005 franchise player.

This means that the Jets will slap the franchise tag on Abraham, again. Based on his 2005 salary of $6.67 million, use of the tag in 2006 will require the Jets to offer him a one-year salary of $8 million -- and the team will need to devote that much money to him under the cap unless and until he is traded, or the tag is removed.

By rule, a non-exclusive franchise player can negotiate with other teams. If the franchise player strikes a deal with another team, his current team has seven days to decide whether to match the offer. If the offer is not matched, the new team must send two first-round picks to the player's former team.

Ironically, the Jets drafted Abraham with one of two first-round picks they obtained upon trading receiver Keyshawn Johnson to the Buccaneers prior to the 2000 draft. With that said, the chances of the Jets getting two No. 1's for Abraham are slim and none. Our guess is that he yields at most a one and a four, or a player of Rivers' ilk and maybe a three

ako_77
03-01-2006, 07:58 AM
This trade talk must be stopped now for the following reason...It would be completely unfair to any opposing QB. Abraham with Shawne Merriman QB's beware if these to pass rushers are coming at you together.

dillon1
03-01-2006, 08:06 AM
This trade talk must be stopped now for the following reason...It would be completely unfair to any opposing QB. Abraham with Shawne Merriman QB's beware if these to pass rushers are coming at you together.

The cards play the chargers this season. There goes Kurt. :Censored:

Razorback
03-01-2006, 09:07 AM
I dont see the Chargers giving up there qb of the future who is healthy and keep a qb that may not be back near the same form. I dont see any of this happening.

JesterCST
03-01-2006, 12:10 PM
Rummors are fun :biggrin:

PLCF
03-01-2006, 01:02 PM
The cards play the chargers this season. There goes Kurt. :Censored:

****!

AussieCardinal
03-02-2006, 12:41 AM
I love rumors!:hurray:

the wild cards
03-02-2006, 12:49 AM
I doubt the guy they drafted #1 they trade away.

ARZCardinals
03-02-2006, 10:18 AM
while this is a fun thought...there's no *** way this takes place.

Chargers JUST released Bree's. You honestly think they're going to let their 3rd string guy be their starter :ok:

No way :rockon:

Cardinals13
03-05-2006, 10:23 PM
while this is a fun thought...there's no *** way this takes place.

Chargers JUST released Bree's. You honestly think they're going to let their 3rd string guy be their starter :ok:

No way :rockon:

He hasn't been released anywhere yet. With the second delay of free agency he is still their property. Odds are though he will sign elsewhere if FA ever begins. And the plan is Rivers will be the guy.

spokanecardfan
03-06-2006, 06:10 AM
He hasn't been released anywhere yet. With the second delay of free agency he is still their property. Odds are though he will sign elsewhere if FA ever begins. And the plan is Rivers will be the guy.
they didn't have to release him because he is a free agent and not under contract with any team . The decided not to use the franchise on him either.He is gone.

Red Valley
03-06-2006, 06:30 AM
It seems with all of the shopping around of Brees that Rivers is going nowhere. This seems like a weak rumor.