Bears Salary Cap status

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  1. a_miljan

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    Its beginning to look a lot like Free Agency, everywhere you go
     
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    I'm hoping the Free Agent Santa leaves us a fantastic safety and DLman under the Halas Hall FA tree......and maybe some cool "stocking stuffers" too :)
     
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    IN fairness, not only does Weems participate in coverage teams, he can also return kicks, thus making his salary more team friendly in a cap league where paying for strictly a return man could be prohibitive and a luxury this team really can't afford. The difference between us making the playoffs and not making the playoffs was not Hester. In fact if you look at Weems averages they are very close to Hesters in the return categories.
     
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    That's the bottom line.
     
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    Can we have a safety too? I'll be real good this year :D
     
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    How about a run stuffer instead of a "stocking stuffer"??

    Hey, we can all dream, cant we? :smilebig:
     
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    Here, I'll give you a backup band to provide you with some accompaniment :theband:. :smilebig:
     
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    I think we've been through this elsewhere but in two years Weems has returned exactly 18 kick offs (16.0 avg.) and one punt (0 yds) so that hardly qualifies him a dual STeams threat does it? And with a contract that paid him over $4.2 mil for 3 years (he has a year to go) he's been one the biggest waste of cap space on this team. Hester has made a little over $1 mil more for his last 2 years and he's returned 76 kicks (27.1 avg) and 58 punts (10.1 avg.). Weems only advantage is 20-24 tackles on STeams and he wasn't even the team leader in that category even though he was the highest paid. So "IN FAIRNESS" whose really been the more valuable player to THIS team?

    You know everyone around here is entitled to express their own opinions but if were gonna make statements like this at least back them with facts. I have a real problem with inaccurate info being used to justify a position and that's exactly what you did there. They aren't even close to being comparable as Bears and that's what matters. Weems is no more a dual purpose player than Hester is. If you want to play that card then up 'til 2013 Hester was also a receiver and scored another TD receiving in 2012, one in 2011, and 4 in 2010. So that's 13 TDs since 2010 for Hester and zero for Weems. He's never been anything but a backup to Hester and STeams cover guy and damn expensive one if you ask me.

    Even if you want to debate their careers and those numbers being comparable as far as averages the comparison falls apart when you look at Hester 18 KOR/PR TDs, 1 FGR TD, and 1 Super Bowl KOR TD. So that's 20 vs 2 and he hasn't had one since 2010 while Hester has had 7 since then. There's a reason why Hester may end up in the HOF and Weems will be an afterthought as soon as he's out of the game. You simply can't compare the two and their value to their respective team period. Not over two years or their entire careers.
     
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    um he's 35 been in the league 14 years and last year he played in 5 games, I think his tank was on E last year. If we were going for a guy like this we might as well re sign P-Nut.
     

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