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Arrington in NYG (1 Viewer)

Yes to see or hear anything from a crediable source. Doesn't he have the Poston boys for his agents?

 
Giants | Team still in negotiations with Arrington

Tue, 4 Apr 2006 22:29:47 -0700

Jason LaCanfora, of the Washington Post, reports free agent LB LaVar Arrington (Redskins) continued to negotiate with the New York Giants Tuesday, April 4, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

 
Well, the main concern for the Giants about Lavar as I understand it was primarily about money, so it makes sense to give negotiation a whirl and see if there's a deal to be done.

 
Yep .. this is strictly a money issue now. Some of the rumors I've heard involve the Giants backloading some of the bonus money.

Don't put too much stock into anything posted on the Giants messageboard. It's overrun by idiot 13 year olds.

 
I have been following this for a while now.. his asking price is through the roof therefore he is still a FA.. Miami and the Giants are the front-runners in this so far, though Green Bay has talked to him most recently. Lavar stated that he would like to stay in the NFC East and rejoin his pal Pierce. Plus in the NY market he has a huge upside in marketing money that would be available to him. I am hoping that San Diego wanting to trade Edwards will lower Lavars price enough for NY to sign him though the Postons are not the easiest to deal with. His best chances to get close to what he wants is pre-draft otherwise I look for the Giants to go LB with the 1st and DT with the 2nd and then his best interest may lie with Miami. Green Bay as Cincy I believe will not happen for close to what he is asking...which I believe is in the 7.5 mil range though I may be way off on that.

As far as the Giants MB there are a few which are good... but the Giants MB on scout.com is much better.

 
I am hoping that San Diego wanting to trade Edwards will lower Lavars price enough for NY to sign him though the Postons are not the easiest to deal with.
The fact that the Postons remain his agents despite admittedly giving him a contract that they hadn't read to sign is mystifying to me. It has to be affecting their relationship, e.g. by making the Postons overplay their hand to try to get him an extra good deal to "make up for" their prior mistake. BTW, "his buddy Pierce" was one of the guys who said publicly that Arrington free-lanced too much and didn't study enough.

 
The Giants just don't have enough cap space to sooth Arrington's ego.... he had to give back, what, 4 mil to get out of Washington? He wants BIG money, and only GB has the cap space.... in fact, if Favre does not come back, GB has to spend some serious $ just to reach the CBA's minimum payroll requirements.

 
BTW, "his buddy Pierce" was one of the guys who said publicly that Arrington free-lanced too much and didn't study enough.
That's true, but, he also publicly advocated that the Giants signing Arrington would be a good thing.
 
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The Giants and former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington are close to a deal that will keep the three-time Pro Bowler in the NFC East, according to Arrington's agent, Carl Poston.

Five teams had been in the running for Arrington, but the Giants took a significant step toward getting a deal done Thursday. After Arrington took and passed a physical Thursday, negotiations turned serious and have been ongoing for more than 24 hours.

Poston wasn't sure if a deal was going to be completed by Friday night, but he said negotiations between Arrington and the Giants were close to getting done and should be completed soon.

The Packers, Jaguars, Dolphins and Bengals had also been in the mix. Poston said the Jaguars and Packers made progress with their offers Friday, but the Giants took the lead Friday.

Arrington had hoped to stay in the NFC East in order to play the Giants two times a year.

"Antonio Pierce really made a push to get the Giants to bring LaVar to New York," Poston said. "It's a good fit. It would be great to have LaVar in the New York market."

Pierce left the Redskins after the 2004 and was an instant star in the Giants defense.

Terms of any detail weren't available. The Dolphins had a $5 million a year offer on the table. Arrington was hoping to get a deal in the $7.5 million a year range.

 
Arrington had hoped to stay in the NFC East in order to play the Giants Redskins two times a year.
Fixed. Is it just me or are more and more of these editing errors occurring in the major media publications?

 
Giants | Team reaches agreement with Arrington

Sat, 22 Apr 2006 10:03:39 -0700

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the New York Giants have reached an agreement with free agent LB LaVar Arrington (Redskins) on a seven-year contract worth $49 million. Further details of the contract were not available, but the Giants were close to the numbers Arrington was hoping for.

 
Giants | Team reaches agreement with Arrington

Sat, 22 Apr 2006 10:03:39 -0700

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the New York Giants have reached an agreement with free agent LB LaVar Arrington (Redskins) on a seven-year contract worth $49 million. Further details of the contract were not available, but the Giants were close to the numbers Arrington was hoping for.
Those Postons are a wacky bunch, but they (...much like Rosenhaus) get top dollar for their players.
 
Giants | Team reaches agreement with Arrington

Sat, 22 Apr 2006 10:03:39 -0700

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the New York Giants have reached an agreement with free agent LB LaVar Arrington (Redskins) on a seven-year contract worth $49 million. Further details of the contract were not available, but the Giants were close to the numbers Arrington was hoping for.
Those Postons are a wacky bunch, but they (...much like Rosenhaus) get top dollar for their players.
:loco: Bizarre. If they were going to pay that man his money anyway what took so long? Will be interested to see the details of this one...

Lavar should have good value on the weak side here. Of course, we've said that before.

 
there are two types of 7 years for $49 million contracts... the kind Peterson signed, and the kind Burleson signed...mehtinks the arrington contract is somewhere in between the two, in terms of guaranteed money and actual likely to be earned money. My guess is, the giants could cut arrington after 2-3 years without a ton of cap pain...

 
Giants | More on Arrington deal

Sat, 22 Apr 2006 15:21:36 -0700

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports agent Kevin Poston didn't say how much was guaranteed in LB LaVar Arrington's contract, but New York Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi indicated that it includes performance bonuses. To get the $7 million-per-year, Arrington and the Giants agreed to load the deal with incentives. Arrington, who will get a $5.25 million signing bonus, will receive a base salary worth around $3.7 million a year. With reachable incentives, Arrington can make $5 million a year and with maximum performance, he can take the deal to $49 million if he completes the seven years of his contract.

 
I like him this year in fantasy. He's two years removed from his last Pro Bowl appearance, and he just signed with a team in the Big Apple (lots of media exposure) on a contract with lots of performance based incentives. To say he'll be motivated is an understatement. Added benefit comes from the talent in the Giants' front seven around him.

Bets are off after this year.

 

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