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Dolphins, Tannehill dig in over contract disagreement

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08:22 AM ET 07.28 | Ryan Tannehill isn't signed and that's bad. The Dolphins' first-round pick and presumptive franchise quarterback is not in camp. And what's worse, even as general manager Jeff Ireland said "progress is being made," signs behind the scenes point to both sides digging in over language they disagree about in the contract. Translation: Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins are off to a bad start. It's a bad start for the Dolphins because they're being fiscally wise but pragmatically unreasonable. You see, the reason the sides were not agreed Friday even as practically every other NFL first-round pick had already signed is that Miami wants to include offset language in Tannehill's contract. Offset language allows a team to recoup some of the guaranteed money it pays a particular player in the event that player becomes a bust and is cut before his contract expires. The Dolphins are trying to add safeguard language to the deal in case they royally blew this pick. That's smart. Other NFL teams have tried the same approach. The problem is every team that tried the approach so early in the round has eventually dropped the cause.

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July 28, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Who cares ????????????????








FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who cares ????????????????FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hail to the Redskins!!!






Mornin' Mick.

July 28, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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Hail to the Redskins!!!Mornin' Mick.

Go Colts...................


Hi hbomb....

July 28, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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Hail to the Redskins!!!Mornin' Mick.

This ????



July 28, 2012  08:33 AM ET

morning all, these teams supposedly research and research on these draft picks, especially the first round, then try to hedge their bets if the guy is a bust, if you had a notion he would be a bust, why draft him???

July 28, 2012  08:59 AM ET

I guess bust is a relative term. If they don't provide him the necessary protection and weapons and he isn't successful, then is he still a bust? In Miami's eyes, I think so. If you as a player have confidence in your skills, I'd think this wouldn't bother you unless you know you won't be successful either due to the supporting cast or your own lack of talent.

July 28, 2012  09:04 AM ET

So do we start refering to the signing bonus as "maybe" instead of guaranteed money ?

July 28, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Good Morning Boys! Another excuse for Failure, I guess its the Tempurature Down There?

July 28, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Jacarcass Russell's legacy to the NFL? >>>> Offset language

July 28, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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Jacarcass Russell's legacy to the NFL? >>>> Offset language

Owners should have tried to work this into the CBA as well. Don't think there's any way the PA would have approved it though (unless they could define the percentage and allow for appeals based on talent pool).

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July 28, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Tannehill should take the money and shut up.

July 28, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Tannehill should take the money and shut up.

His wife will convince him. No sugar tonight if you got no money for groceries.

July 28, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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His wife will convince him. No sugar tonight if you got no money for groceries.

I'd listen to her!!!

July 28, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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His wife will convince him. No sugar tonight if you got no money for groceries.

I bet she can be very persuasive....

July 28, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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I'd listen to her!!!

You have to. She doesn't strike me as being ok that her hubby gets employee discounts at Crystal Burger.

July 28, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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I bet she can be very persuasive....

If you've seen her pic...absolutely!!!

July 28, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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I bet she can be very persuasive....

You think?

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July 28, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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you can already tell this kid is a moron.....why the hell would he be married already?

In the words of Limp Bizkit:

"I did it all for the nookie."

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