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Snyder, Davis run up price on Niners

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08:08 AM ET 02.04 | The going rate to franchise Aubrayo Franklin, thanks to Dan Snyder and Al Davis, might go up $5 million. Last season, Franklin was paid $7.003 million, which was the average of the top five defensive tackles in the league. This year, that number is expected to jump considerably to more than $12 million. ... That leap is due in large part to the salaries of two defensive tackles in particular, Washington's Albert Haynesworth and Oakland's Richard Seymour (Thanks, Dan and Al). A year ago, the franchise tag number for defensive tackles was one of the least expensive.

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February 4, 2011  08:11 AM ET

big al's deal keeps on giving....

February 4, 2011  08:16 AM ET

oh the joys of those misguided owners?

February 4, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Whiners

February 4, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Seymour at least was worth the money....Haynesworth? He wasn't even worth the uniform they gave him to play in

February 4, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Running up the price often means ruuning the product into the ground.

February 4, 2011  08:37 AM ET

This assumes that the new CBA will have the same rules for franchising a player.

February 4, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Running up the price often means ruuning the product into the ground.

Unfortuantely you are correct and letting Al set the price for anything is a bad idea.

February 4, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Whiners

Exactly. The 49ers ruined it for 31 other teams years ago when they invented the end around the cap with the backloaded 20 year contracts they handed out under their convicted felon owner DeBartolo. Payback is he##.
Pay him or let him go.

February 4, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This assumes that the new CBA will have the same rules for franchising a player.

The owners will demand it. The players would love to see it go.

February 4, 2011  09:04 AM ET

Billionaires striving faithfully to become millionaires should be following the trail blazed by these two owners.

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February 4, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The owners will demand it. The players would love to see it go.

The owners want to keep the rule, but they may push for a lower cost. Instead of the average of the top 5, maybe the average of #2-#6, to get around the problem of one goofy contract by one goofy owner.

February 4, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Lest we forget:
the 1994 49ers basically paid players under the table to avoid the cap and win a Super Bowl. They were fined $950,000 and a 1st rounder.
DeBartolo was the scum of all NFL owners. Now his sister runs the team. Friigg the 49ers.

February 4, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The owners want to keep the rule, but they may push for a lower cost. Instead of the average of the top 5, maybe the average of #2-#6, to get around the problem of one goofy contract by one goofy owner.

Makes sense for the owners. And it will be a sticking point to the players. When UFA and RFA take place.
Remember, it was the OWNERS who opted out of a system that was working for everybody.

February 4, 2011  10:59 AM ET

There's so much money available that everyone should be happy. Instead, everyone is greedy, and nobody lets themselves be happy. So, we'll start the season with a lockout, then play a few games with replacement players, and the real players will come back and play a shortened schedule. But, they'll count the replacement games in the standings, so the playoffs will be hosed up.

Playoffs? Don't talk about.....playoffs.

February 4, 2011  12:34 PM ET

Snyder to the Crypt Keeper: "Tag! You're it!!

February 4, 2011  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Lest we forget:the 1994 49ers basically paid players under the table to avoid the cap and win a Super Bowl. They were fined $950,000 and a 1st rounder.DeBartolo was the scum of all NFL owners. Now his sister runs the team. Friigg the 49ers.

Amen

February 4, 2011  01:39 PM ET

it is the top 5 not the top 2

February 4, 2011  01:40 PM ET

Snyder didnt write that contract the TITANS did

 
February 4, 2011  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

big al's deal keeps on giving....

Big Al going to start taking next year

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