Bennett accepts $1M pay cut

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  1. dachuckster

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    If he as a Flacco kind of year, I think they'll franchise Jay and draft his replacement.

    From the discussions I've heard on the various sports talk shows, the franchise tag on him would be a lot less than $20M.
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    That might have been before all these QBs started getting their $20M+ contracts
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    They both came out and said they would give more than fair deals to the Bears on this issue. This is annoying that you can't find a Bears article more than a few months old, especially if one of the key words is "contract", but we all saw it here, on this board.
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    LOL
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    Oh, I remember the team friendly deals comments. But what they deem as fair, and what the Bears deem as fair might be completely different.

    To Cutler, fair might be something that inferior QBs got.... such as Romo
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    I must agree AND disagree here. The only disagreement I have is that Romo is inferior.
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    Part of the reason for all the veteran one year deals is that if you can sign a veteran for up to something like 800k and he only counts 540k against the cap. It isn't as cheap as signing rookies, but if you need a guy to step in and give significant minutes it is better than an undrafted free agent starting for you. Those players you sign in the offseason, but the guys you look to lock up are your key players. I am not saying we sign them now, but during the season there is nothing wrong with approaching a deserving player with an extension so you are not scrambling in free agency.

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