June 1 Cuts, today is the day

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  1. BSBEARS

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    so far it looks like
    Lamarr Woodley OLB from the Steelers
    Miles Austin WR Cowboys.

    Wonder if we go after Jermichael Finley soon.


    June 1 could result in mini-surge in free agency

    Posted by Mike Florio on June 1, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT
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    Before 2006, every June 1 created a second wave of free agency, via salary-cap rules that allowed teams to spread the salary-cap hit for cutting a veteran over two league years. It was, at the time, a pretty big deal. After 2006, teams acquired the ability to cut players before June 1 with a June 1 designation, which pretty much destroyed post-June 1 free agency.
    But fear not, NFL fans heading into the slowest news month of the year (unless someone gets accused of murder like last June). After 20 years under the current free-agency system, more and more teams are figuring out the value of waiting until after June 1 to pursue certain free agents.
    For veteran free agents who became available on March 11, signing them after June 1 results in no impact on the formula used for determining compensatory draft picks the following year. That applies to both the players’ former team and his new team. The acquisitions don’t count as players lost by the former team, and they don’t count as players gained by the new team.
    Last year, the Ravens worked the system to perfection, signing veteran Jaguars linebacker Daryl Smith after June 1. He started 16 games last year.
    This year, any players who became free agents on March 11 by the expiration of their prior contract fall into that same category. Some of the available names include defensive tackle Kevin Williams, defensive back Terrell Thomas, running back Ronnie Brown, tight end Jermichael Finley, and tackle Eric Winston.
    Don’t be shocked if the Ravens, who still don’t have a clear plan at right tackle, give Winston a look-see.
    Also, don’t be shocked if the long-awaited reunion between Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterback Rex Grossman finally happens. Grossman knows Shanahan’s system as well as anyone, and he can help teach it toJohnny Manziel/Football/Cleveland/Vegas/Whatever.
    For players whose contracts were terminated (like receiver Santonio Holmes), the compensatory-pick formula won’t be an issue after June 1 because it never was an issue. The compensatory draft picks are determined only by gains and losses via veteran free agency.
    So now you know your new thing for the day. And since there’s a chance you’ll forget it by next year at this time, it’s already on our list of things to write about on June 1, 2015. And it will be the top story that day.
    Unless someone gets accused of murder like last June.
     
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    Rumors earlier in the week were that the Pats had Finley in for a physical evaluation but I haven't heard any more since then. The real question with him is whether any team will clear him to play. On top of that he's really not the all around TE who'd be ideal to backup Bennett. Onobun is closer to that if he'd only get his shit together.
     
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    If the price is right, Miles Austin would be a decent add to an already strong WR core
     
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    Austin would be a solid back up and possibly be able to challenge for WR3 position. I see him more as an Earl Bennett type who we already moved on from though and would like to see some of the younger guys get a chance to develop, especially with B. Marsh taking these young guys in under his wings.

    Who would have ever thought a few years back that the Bears would be, NFL WR University. What a difference a few years can make.
     
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    Miles Austin just signed with Cleveland about a week ago didn't he?
     
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    yep miles is a brown; makes since after their #1 WR got booted for a year for being stupid
     
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    I want to see a S or 2 brought in, and maybe a LB and TE.
     
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    Guess I should have read the article, but yes it looks like Miles is a Brown. Guess the article is saying the designated him as a June 1 cut
    1. Report: Miles Austin to be cut by Cowboys after June 1 ...

      nfl.si.com/2014/03/11/miles-austin-cowboys-released
      Mar 11, 2014 · The Dallas Cowboys will cut wide receiver Miles Austin and designate him as a post-June 1 release, reports Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.
     
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    :guinness: Actually is would have been nice to have signed him to replace Hixon if we would have had that chance. I like Austin.
     
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    David disagrees with ya. :lol 027:
     
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