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Packers | Team agrees on one-year deal with A. Green

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:07:03 -0800

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Green Bay Packers have agreed on a new one-year deal with RB Ahman Green, according to sources close to Green. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 
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Great move for the Pack. They have a lot of holes to fill and this allows them some flexibility. They can now use a mid-round pick and hope they get lucky with their RB of the future. If not they can deal with this position next offseason.

On the flipside I don't see how this makes sense for Green. You're a day away from free agency, why not see what is out there. It's not like the Pack offered a solid multi-year deal. I know there's a glut of quality RBs on the market but Ahman is not getting any younger so even if he bounces back it's no guarantee he'll cash in next offseason.

 
Great move for the Pack. They have a lot of holes to fill and this allows them some flexibility. They can now use a mid-round pick and hope they get lucky with their RB of the future. If not they can deal with this position next offseason.

On the flipside I don't see how this makes sense for Green. You're a day away from free agency, why not see what is out there. It's not like the Pack offered a solid multi-year deal. I know there's a glut of quality RBs on the market but Ahman is not getting any younger so even if he bounces back it's no guarantee he'll cash in next offseason.
Couldn't see him cashing in this offseason with the good backs on the market, the limited funds of teams, the injury that may not be healed by opening day, and the poor season last year.
 
On the flipside I don't see how this makes sense for Green. You're a day away from free agency, why not see what is out there. It's not like the Pack offered a solid multi-year deal. I know there's a glut of quality RBs on the market but Ahman is not getting any younger so even if he bounces back it's no guarantee he'll cash in next offseason.
Well, at least this way he gets a solid shot at a starting job. He might not have got that elsewhere. He may just be loyal to the team and the place, too. Unlikely I know.
 
Great move for the Pack.  They have a lot of holes to fill and this allows them some flexibility.  They can now use a mid-round pick and hope they get lucky with their RB of the future.  If not they can deal with this position next offseason. 

On the flipside I don't see how this makes sense for Green.  You're a day away from free agency, why not see what is out there.  It's not like the Pack offered a solid multi-year deal.  I know there's a glut of quality RBs on the market but Ahman is not getting any younger so even if he bounces back it's no guarantee he'll cash in next offseason.
Doesnt' make sense for Green? If I'm Green, I jump on it. Damn good players are getting cut left and right, and let's face it, Green is not an elite RB anymore. I highly doubt any team out there would offer Ahman a multi-year deal.
 
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Great move for the Pack. They have a lot of holes to fill and this allows them some flexibility. They can now use a mid-round pick and hope they get lucky with their RB of the future. If not they can deal with this position next offseason.

On the flipside I don't see how this makes sense for Green. You're a day away from free agency, why not see what is out there. It's not like the Pack offered a solid multi-year deal. I know there's a glut of quality RBs on the market but Ahman is not getting any younger so even if he bounces back it's no guarantee he'll cash in next offseason.
If I'm Green, I'm jump on it. Damn good players are getting cut left and right, and let's face it, Green is not an elite RB anymore. I highly doubt any team out there would offer Ahman a multi-year deal.
I agree.Green did not have one game with over 60 yards last year BEFORE he detached a tendon in his thigh. In the "show me" NFL, memories are short and you're only as good as your last play.

At least Green has a chance to prove himself, maybe start and possibly land a solid deal in '06.

 
Great move for the Pack.  They have a lot of holes to fill and this allows them some flexibility.  They can now use a mid-round pick and hope they get lucky with their RB of the future.  If not they can deal with this position next offseason. 

On the flipside I don't see how this makes sense for Green.  You're a day away from free agency, why not see what is out there.  It's not like the Pack offered a solid multi-year deal.  I know there's a glut of quality RBs on the market but Ahman is not getting any younger so even if he bounces back it's no guarantee he'll cash in next offseason.
Doesnt' make sense for Green? If I'm Green, I jump on it. Damn good players are getting cut left and right, and let's face it, Green is not an elite RB anymore. I highly doubt any team out there would offer Ahman a multi-year deal.
The guy signed a one year deal a day before free agency. Why is that a positive?Why not take a few days and see if anyone actually makes an offer. Again, it's not like he's turning down a solid deal from the Pack.

 
Gets a shot at the starting job? He enters camp as the #1 back. If healthy he blows Gado away. Gado is a nice feel good story, but Ahman is much more talented than him. Not even close.

Laughable really.

 
Gets a shot at the starting job? He enters camp as the #1 back. If healthy he blows Gado away. Gado is a nice feel good story, but Ahman is much more talented than him. Not even close.

Laughable really.
:no:
 
Shows me Green might be worse off than anybody is letting on. One year deal? Look for GB to sign another RB or draft one.

 
Were you people discounting Gado even awake last year?

Jeez Louise ...

I've never seen a player hated on more than this guy ...

I think Green goes to camp #1, but what happens after that is anyone's guess.

Samkon Gado has big-time talent and he just scratched the surface last year.

 
nightshift Posted Today, 10:35 PM Shows me Green might be worse off than anybody is letting on. One year deal? Look for GB to sign another RB or draft one. RAPTURE Posted Today, 10:34 PM
Nightshift, if you were a owner of a company would you give a salary to a (potentially) hurt employee?Do you think NFL teams just give away money for the hell of it, especially in an era of the CBA?RAPTURE
 
Samkon Gado has big-time talent
He's an incredibly raw kid who's still learning the game. Let's not put him in the same ballpark as a former Pro Bowl back who had 6 straight 1000 yard seasons (including a 1883 yard, 15 TD effort 2 years ago) before he got hurt last season.
 
Samkon Gado has big-time talent
He's an incredibly raw kid who's still learning the game. Let's not put him in the same ballpark as a former Pro Bowl back who had 6 straight 1000 yard seasons (including a 1883 yard, 15 TD effort 2 years ago) before he got hurt last season.
:goodposting:
 
one-year deal that is going to be worth between $3 million and $5 million.

It is believed that the contract has a base value of $3 million, along with $2 million worth of incentives.

hth

 
nightshift Posted Today, 10:35 PM

  Shows me Green might be worse off than anybody is letting on. One year deal? Look for GB to sign another RB or draft one.

RAPTURE Posted Today, 10:34 PM
Nightshift, if you were a owner of a company would you give a salary to a (potentially) hurt employee?Do you think NFL teams just give away money for the hell of it, especially in an era of the CBA?

RAPTURE
As Green Bay showed more than any other team last year...you can never have too many RB's. Makes all the sense in the world for them to re-sign Ahman and I bet they got him for a song...relatively speaking of course.

Edit: For spelling.

 
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nightshift Posted Today, 10:35 PM

  Shows me Green might be worse off than anybody is letting on. One year deal? Look for GB to sign another RB or draft one.

RAPTURE Posted Today, 10:34 PM
Nightshift, if you were a owner of a company would you give a salary to a (potentially) hurt employee?Do you think NFL teams just give away money for the hell of it, especially in an era of the CBA?

RAPTURE
As Green Bay showed more than any other team last year...you can never have too many RB's. Makes all the sense in the world for them to re-sign Ahman and I bet they got him for a song...relatively speaking of course.

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3 million for one year, 2 million extra possible in performance bonuses. Not much above some backup contracts that have been given out in the past.
 
His contract sounds like a week 1 starter to me.

Packers | Green contract update

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:37:26 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports the one-year deal RB Ahman Green received from the Green Bay Packers is worth between $3 million to $5 million.

After this, I do not want to hear Gado's name any longer. Thank you!

RAPTURE

 
His contract sounds like a week 1 starter to me.

Packers | Green contract update

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:37:26 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports the one-year deal RB Ahman Green received from the Green Bay Packers is worth between $3 million to $5 million.

After this, I do not want to hear Gado's name any longer. Thank you!

RAPTURE
Really? Chester Taylor got 3 million last year, was he a week one starter? That's a pretty tame contract with little risk for the Packers.
 
Lets not forget Gado is coming off an injury also,but that said i think gado is hungrier and hes younger than Green,that could even the playing field vs ahman this year in traing camp.

 
fruity pebbles Posted Today, 10:55 PM QUOTE(RAPTURE @ Mar 5 2006, 11:52 PM)His contract sounds like a week 1 starter to me.Packers | Green contract updateSun, 5 Mar 2006 19:37:26 -0800Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports the one-year deal RB Ahman Green received from the Green Bay Packers is worth between $3 million to $5 million. After this, I do not want to hear Gado's name any longer. Thank you!RAPTUREReally? Chester Taylor got 3 million last year, was he a week one starter? That's a pretty tame contract with little risk for the Packers
Fruity Pebbles, the reason is because the Ravens matched the Browns offer on C. Taylor. I bet you if the Ravens would have let him go, he would have been a game 1 starter for the Browns. FP, get your facts straight before coming at me with your "so-called football knowledge".RAPTURE
 
His contract sounds like a week 1 starter to me.

Packers | Green contract update

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:37:26 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports the one-year deal RB Ahman Green received from the Green Bay Packers is worth between $3 million to $5 million.

After this, I do not want to hear Gado's name any longer. Thank you!

RAPTURE
Better plug your ears all year, or avoid Packers games.Nice deal, nothing exceptional here, little has changed.

 
fruity pebbles Posted Today, 10:55 PM

  QUOTE(RAPTURE @ Mar 5 2006, 11:52 PM)

His contract sounds like a week 1 starter to me.

Packers | Green contract update

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:37:26 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports the one-year deal RB Ahman Green received from the Green Bay Packers is worth between $3 million to $5 million.

After this, I do not want to hear Gado's name any longer.  Thank you!

RAPTURE

Really? Chester Taylor got 3 million last year, was he a week one starter? That's a pretty tame contract with little risk for the Packers
Fruity Pebbles, the reason is because the Ravens matched the Browns offer on C. Taylor. I bet you if the Ravens would have let him go, he would have been a game 1 starter for the Browns. FP, get your facts straight before coming at me with your "so-called football knowledge".

RAPTURE
So what if they matched the Browns offer, what does that have to do with anything? :confused: Colts paid Rhodes 2 million. This isn't far if any above a good backups contract.
 
FP, you talked about how Chester $ 3 mill. per year did not land him starting role on day 1.

I came back w/ how C. T. would have been a featured back if the Ravens would not of matched the Browns offer. :boxing:

RAPTURE

 
FP, you talked about how Chester $ 3 mill. per year did not land him starting role on day 1.

I came back w/ how C. T. would have been a featured back if the Ravens would not of matched the Browns offer. :boxing:

RAPTURE
Not necessarily, Droughns was still there. And the Ravens matched paying their backup 3 million per year.
 
How much was Larry Johnson getting while backing up Priest?

Ditto McGahee behind Henry in Buffalo?

Is a one year $3 mil deal really all that unusual these days?

 
fruity pebbles Posted Today, 11:08 PM

QUOTE(RAPTURE @ Mar 6 2006, 12:06 AM)

FP, you talked about how Chester $ 3 mill. per year did not land him starting role on day 1.

I came back w/ how C. T. would have been a featured back if the Ravens would not of matched the Browns offer.

RAPTURE

Not necessarily, Droughns was still there. And the Ravens matched paying their backup 3 million per year
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...htm?POE=SPOISVAC. T. signed on 3/21/05

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...wn_x.htm?csp=36

R. D. signed on 3/29/05

I am officially done putting Fruity Pebbles in his place. To all a good night!

RAPTURE

 
fruity pebbles Posted Today, 11:08 PM

  QUOTE(RAPTURE @ Mar 6 2006, 12:06 AM)

FP, you talked about how Chester $ 3 mill. per year did not land him starting role on day 1.

I came back w/ how C. T. would have been a featured back if the Ravens would not of matched the Browns offer. 

RAPTURE

Not necessarily, Droughns was still there. And the Ravens matched paying their backup 3 million per year
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...htm?POE=SPOISVAC. T. signed on 3/21/05

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...wn_x.htm?csp=36

R. D. signed on 3/29/05

I am officially done putting Fruity Pebbles in his place. To all a good night!

RAPTURE
FP is a tool!
 
fruity pebbles Posted Today, 11:08 PM

  QUOTE(RAPTURE @ Mar 6 2006, 12:06 AM)

FP, you talked about how Chester $ 3 mill. per year did not land him starting role on day 1.

I came back w/ how C. T. would have been a featured back if the Ravens would not of matched the Browns offer. 

RAPTURE

Not necessarily, Droughns was still there. And the Ravens matched paying their backup 3 million per year
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...htm?POE=SPOISVAC. T. signed on 3/21/05

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...wn_x.htm?csp=36

R. D. signed on 3/29/05

I am officially done putting Fruity Pebbles in his place. To all a good night!

RAPTURE
:confused: So if they signed Taylor, they couldn't also trade for Droughns? Droughns was brought in to compete and he won the starting job. Yeah, you put me in my place. Taylor doesn't count as a 3 million dollar backup because the Ravens matched the Browns offer. Makes sense.
 
fruity pebbles Posted Today, 11:08 PM

  QUOTE(RAPTURE @ Mar 6 2006, 12:06 AM)

FP, you talked about how Chester $ 3 mill. per year did not land him starting role on day 1.

I came back w/ how C. T. would have been a featured back if the Ravens would not of matched the Browns offer. 

RAPTURE

Not necessarily, Droughns was still there. And the Ravens matched paying their backup 3 million per year
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...htm?POE=SPOISVAC. T. signed on 3/21/05

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...wn_x.htm?csp=36

R. D. signed on 3/29/05

I am officially done putting Fruity Pebbles in his place. To all a good night!

RAPTURE
FP is a tool!
Hey look it's Ahman's dimwitted boyfriend.
 
I enjoy watching people thinking they've made a great point and following it up with some idiotic remark about how they "owned" someone when everyone else watching it thinks the point he just made was off.

What the hell does it matter if the Ravens matched Taylor's offer, the bottom line is they agreed to pay him $3 million to not be a week 1 starter.

How much did Marshall Faulk make last year? How about Chris Perry? Cedric Benson? Duce Staley? Travis Henry? Larry Johnson?

 
nightshift Posted Today, 10:35 PM

Shows me Green might be worse off than anybody is letting on. One year deal? Look for GB to sign another RB or draft one.

RAPTURE Posted Today, 10:34 PM
Nightshift, if you were a owner of a company would you give a salary to a (potentially) hurt employee?Do you think NFL teams just give away money for the hell of it, especially in an era of the CBA?

RAPTURE
Cheap insurance , by NFL standards. It's the 1 year part. Not exactly a vote of confidence by GB. Also, the fact that Green signed it without even testing FA points to something is not quite right.

 
Well, at least this way he gets a solid shot at a starting job. He might not have got that elsewhere. He may just be loyal to the team and the place, too. Unlikely I know.
Some points of clarification...- Green goes into camp as the #1 RB

- Base is actually only $2 mil, not $3

- Green made it clear many times that his desire was to come back to GB even at a discount...was even one of only 2 players in attendance at Mike McCarthy's hiring PC, so yes he was actually "loyal to the team and place"

ARTICLE ON SIGNING

 
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I enjoy watching people thinking they've made a great point and following it up with some idiotic remark about how they "owned" someone when everyone else watching it thinks the point he just made was off.

What the hell does it matter if the Ravens matched Taylor's offer, the bottom line is they agreed to pay him $3 million to not be a week 1 starter.

How much did Marshall Faulk make last year? How about Chris Perry? Cedric Benson? Duce Staley? Travis Henry? Larry Johnson?
Very good points.
 
I enjoy watching people thinking they've made a great point and following it up with some idiotic remark about how they "owned" someone when everyone else watching it thinks the point he just made was off.

What the hell does it matter if the Ravens matched Taylor's offer, the bottom line is they agreed to pay him $3 million to not be a week 1 starter.

How much did Marshall Faulk make last year? How about Chris Perry? Cedric Benson? Duce Staley? Travis Henry? Larry Johnson?
:own3d: :popcorn:

Actually, a very :goodposting:

 
fruity pebbles Posted Today, 11:08 PM

  QUOTE(RAPTURE @ Mar 6 2006, 12:06 AM)

FP, you talked about how Chester $ 3 mill. per year did not land him starting role on day 1.

I came back w/ how C. T. would have been a featured back if the Ravens would not of matched the Browns offer. 

RAPTURE

Not necessarily, Droughns was still there. And the Ravens matched paying their backup 3 million per year
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...htm?POE=SPOISVAC. T. signed on 3/21/05

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nf...wn_x.htm?csp=36

R. D. signed on 3/29/05

I am officially done putting Fruity Pebbles in his place. To all a good night!

RAPTURE
:confused: So if they signed Taylor, they couldn't also trade for Droughns? Droughns was brought in to compete and he won the starting job. Yeah, you put me in my place. Taylor doesn't count as a 3 million dollar backup because the Ravens matched the Browns offer. Makes sense.
I don't have an opinion on the Ahman/Gado pissing match here, but Rapture's report regarding Taylor is accurate. The Droughns trade was a direct result of the Ravens matching Taylor's offer sheet (which was unexpected because of the size of the deal). Taylor was being brought in to be the starter for the Browns. When Taylor become unavailable, the Browns took Droughns. A contract for $3-5M is not a backup contract. It is a somewhat mediocre (at $3M) to good (at $5M) starting RB salary.
 
I enjoy watching people thinking they've made a great point and following it up with some idiotic remark about how they "owned" someone when everyone else watching it thinks the point he just made was off.

What the hell does it matter if the Ravens matched Taylor's offer, the bottom line is they agreed to pay him $3 million to not be a week 1 starter. 

How much did Marshall Faulk make last year?  How about Chris Perry?  Cedric Benson?  Duce Staley?  Travis Henry?  Larry Johnson?
:own3d: :popcorn: OK great , so if Green is nt the starter who will be .....

Please guys Gado is a carreer back up , ok he had a decent run last season but he is nt a starter in the NFL. Lets be serious.

Actually, a very :goodposting:
 
His contract sounds like a week 1 starter to me.Really? Chester Taylor got 3 million last year, was he a week one starter? That's a pretty tame contract with little risk for the Packers.
Chester got 3 million from Cleveland to be their starter. Baltimore just matched.

Ahman is probably on the downside of his career, but mabe it's the first step to getting Bret Favre back for 06. We shall see.
 
Great move for the Pack.  They have a lot of holes to fill and this allows them some flexibility.  They can now use a mid-round pick and hope they get lucky with their RB of the future.  If not they can deal with this position next offseason. 

On the flipside I don't see how this makes sense for Green.  You're a day away from free agency, why not see what is out there.  It's not like the Pack offered a solid multi-year deal.  I know there's a glut of quality RBs on the market but Ahman is not getting any younger so even if he bounces back it's no guarantee he'll cash in next offseason.
Doesnt' make sense for Green? If I'm Green, I jump on it. Damn good players are getting cut left and right, and let's face it, Green is not an elite RB anymore. I highly doubt any team out there would offer Ahman a multi-year deal.
The guy signed a one year deal a day before free agency. Why is that a positive?Why not take a few days and see if anyone actually makes an offer. Again, it's not like he's turning down a solid deal from the Pack.
He would be turning down $2MM with a chance to earn $5MM if things work out. His base salary last year was just over $4MM. I think it is unlikely he would do better in free agency and there is no way the Packers leave this money on the table for him while he shops around. A good deal for everyone concerned I would say. Green has been re-habbing in Green Bay this offseason and was one of two players in attendance at McCarthy's first press conference. The Packers are very familiar with his health situation and reportedly expect him to be ready to go from day one in training camp. It is unclear how much of this $2MM base is guaranteed, but is likely they are not taking much if any chances in this deal.

 
Great move for the Pack.  They have a lot of holes to fill and this allows them some flexibility.  They can now use a mid-round pick and hope they get lucky with their RB of the future.  If not they can deal with this position next offseason. 

On the flipside I don't see how this makes sense for Green.  You're a day away from free agency, why not see what is out there.  It's not like the Pack offered a solid multi-year deal.  I know there's a glut of quality RBs on the market but Ahman is not getting any younger so even if he bounces back it's no guarantee he'll cash in next offseason.
Doesnt' make sense for Green? If I'm Green, I jump on it. Damn good players are getting cut left and right, and let's face it, Green is not an elite RB anymore. I highly doubt any team out there would offer Ahman a multi-year deal.
The guy signed a one year deal a day before free agency. Why is that a positive?Why not take a few days and see if anyone actually makes an offer. Again, it's not like he's turning down a solid deal from the Pack.
He would be turning down $2MM with a chance to earn $5MM if things work out. His base salary last year was just over $4MM. I think it is unlikely he would do better in free agency and there is no way the Packers leave this money on the table for him while he shops around. A good deal for everyone concerned I would say. Green has been re-habbing in Green Bay this offseason and was one of two players in attendance at McCarthy's first press conference. The Packers are very familiar with his health situation and reportedly expect him to be ready to go from day one in training camp. It is unclear how much of this $2MM base is guaranteed, but is likely they are not taking much if any chances in this deal.
Alexander just signed. That takes one stud off the market. Should an Edge or a Lewis resign in the next three days that could take another big time RB off the market and make Ahman that much more desirable. Probably won't happen but odder things have happened. If Ahman's concern was staying with Green Bay than I have zero issues with this. Yet, from a pure business standpoint he did himself no favors by not testing the waters to see if there's any takers. You don't know what's out there if you don't try and I think there are plenty of teams that would match the one year deal he just received so he eally wouldn't be risking too much.
 
Great move for the Pack.  They have a lot of holes to fill and this allows them some flexibility.  They can now use a mid-round pick and hope they get lucky with their RB of the future.  If not they can deal with this position next offseason. 

On the flipside I don't see how this makes sense for Green.  You're a day away from free agency, why not see what is out there.  It's not like the Pack offered a solid multi-year deal.  I know there's a glut of quality RBs on the market but Ahman is not getting any younger so even if he bounces back it's no guarantee he'll cash in next offseason.
Doesnt' make sense for Green? If I'm Green, I jump on it. Damn good players are getting cut left and right, and let's face it, Green is not an elite RB anymore. I highly doubt any team out there would offer Ahman a multi-year deal.
The guy signed a one year deal a day before free agency. Why is that a positive?Why not take a few days and see if anyone actually makes an offer. Again, it's not like he's turning down a solid deal from the Pack.
He would be turning down $2MM with a chance to earn $5MM if things work out. His base salary last year was just over $4MM. I think it is unlikely he would do better in free agency and there is no way the Packers leave this money on the table for him while he shops around. A good deal for everyone concerned I would say. Green has been re-habbing in Green Bay this offseason and was one of two players in attendance at McCarthy's first press conference. The Packers are very familiar with his health situation and reportedly expect him to be ready to go from day one in training camp. It is unclear how much of this $2MM base is guaranteed, but is likely they are not taking much if any chances in this deal.
Alexander just signed. That takes one stud off the market. Should an Edge or a Lewis resign in the next three days that could take another big time RB off the market and make Ahman that much more desirable. Probably won't happen but odder things have happened. If Ahman's concern was staying with Green Bay than I have zero issues with this. Yet, from a pure business standpoint he did himself no favors by not testing the waters to see if there's any takers. You don't know what's out there if you don't try and I think there are plenty of teams that would match the one year deal he just received so he eally wouldn't be risking too much.
It's too bad that Green actually wanted to show some loyalty and stay in a place that he enjoys. He has compared Green Bay to Lincoln and that means something to him. Shame on him for that! :rolleyes:
 
Listening to Mike and Mike, and they said the one year deal is btw 3-5 million.
$2 million salary plus incentives. Green's incentives are thought to be tied to his rushing yards; the more yards he gains the more of the $3 million in incentives he'll receive.
 

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