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Sam Madison signs with Giants (1 Viewer)

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http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/14068023.htm

Cornerback Sam Madison's career with the Dolphins has ended as he agreed to terms with the New York Giants today.

Madison agreed to a four-year deal that includes a $2 million signing bonus. His annual base salaries are $900,000 in 2006, $1.2 million in 2007, $1.5 million in 2008 and $1.8 million in 2009.

Madison can also make an additional $250,000 each of those seasons for collecting four interceptions per year.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus declined to confirm the salary figures but spoke about Madison's impending career change.

''He's happy,'' said Rosenhaus, who represents Madison. ``He's sorry to leave the Dolphins but he's going to a great situation with the Giants. They have a winning team and a winning tradition.''

Madison was released by the Dolphins last week in a move to save space under the salary cap.
 
GREAT pickup by the giants. Madison still has alot left, and the giants needed a CB like him more then any other position on their team.

Now if they can pickup a run stuffing DT there defense may actually turn into an asset instead of a weakness.

 
Giants | Madison reaches four-year dealFri, 10 Mar 2006 10:57:33 -0800Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the New York Giants have reached a deal on a four-year contract with free agent CB Sam Madison (Dolphins). The deal is worth $7.4 million and includes a $2 million signing bonus. He will have base salaries of $900,000 (2006), $1.2 million (2007), $1.5 million (2008) and $1.8 million (2009). By gaining four or more interceptions in a year, he can receive $250,000 through incentives.
 
Giants | Madison reaches four-year deal

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 10:57:33 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the New York Giants have reached a deal on a four-year contract with free agent CB Sam Madison (Dolphins). The deal is worth $7.4 million and includes a $2 million signing bonus. He will have base salaries of $900,000 (2006), $1.2 million (2007), $1.5 million (2008) and $1.8 million (2009). By gaining four or more interceptions in a year, he can receive $250,000 through incentives.
Wow, this sucks for Chargers fans that thought he would cost a lot of money.
 
Great signing for the G-Men, as much as I hate to say it...

...if they add Arrington (and in my own twisted Love Redskins/Hate Snyder way of thinking, I hope that's exactly where he winds up), that D is going to be downright scary!!!

 
He is not the same player from a few years back...but still a very solid signing for the Giants at a good price..

 
As much as I hate the Gints, this was a great signing for them. He's not a Pro Bowler anymore or anything close to it, but he's a above average NFL starter and they got him for a fraction of the going rate for CBs. Nice job :thumbup:

 
:thumbup: Didn't overpay and got a guy who is better than anyone that was there last year. Now if they can sign Arrington... :pickle:
 
:thumbup: Didn't overpay and got a guy who is better than anyone that was there last year. Now if they can sign Arrington... :pickle:
:goodposting: although I am not so high on signing Arrington. I just get the feeling that he is going to want to break the bank, in which case I would rather spend the money on Witherspoon and other free agents. If Arrington comes at a reasonable price, then I am all for it.
 
Giants | Madison reaches four-year deal

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 10:57:33 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the New York Giants have reached a deal on a four-year contract with free agent CB Sam Madison (Dolphins). The deal is worth $7.4 million and includes a $2 million signing bonus. He will have base salaries of $900,000 (2006), $1.2 million (2007), $1.5 million (2008) and $1.8 million (2009). By gaining four or more interceptions in a year, he can receive $250,000 through incentives.
Wow, this sucks for Chargers fans that thought he would cost a lot of money.
Agreed.I didn't think he'd cost a lot, but that is very low. Disappointment to be sure from a SD fan. Maybe he just wanted to stay on the east coast?

 
What a great price for the Gints. If he does not workout, then his cap # due to the low bonus will be very palletable.

 
Wow, this is awesome! Acorsi has really redeemed himself these last few offseasons between Pierce, Plax and now this. Now get Arrington!!!!

Easily the best player in the secondary since Mark Collins was roaming.

 
Saban's a good D-minded coach. Why has he torn apart a formerly solid secondary?
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trueI didn't think the KC guy made as big an impact as I thought he would. Is he correctly evaluating this secondary and everyone else isn't? What gives there?

 
I didn't think free agency started til 12:01 a.m. ? :confused:
The players you are seeing signed now are players that were cut outright from their teams. Those players can be signed. The free agency period applies to players with expiring contracts. Technically those contracts don't expire until the new season starts at 12:01AM.

 
I didn't think free agency started til 12:01 a.m. ?  :confused:
Players who are released can sign with any team at any time. The beginning of free agency is for the player's whose contracts expire at the end of the season. The season/NFL fiscal year officially ends at 12:00 am.
 
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I didn't think free agency started til 12:01 a.m. ?  :confused:
The players you are seeing signed now are players that were cut outright from their teams. Those players can be signed. The free agency period applies to players with expiring contracts. Technically those contracts don't expire until the new season starts at 12:01AM.
LOL. Beat me to it by 1 minute.
 
Sam Madison is definitely an upgrade for the Giants. There is no question about that. And it appears that they landed him for a very good price. However watching him last year really illustrated how far his game has fallen over the last several years. He doesn't have good speed, loses his man far more often than he used to and should be considered no more than a decent starting cornerback.

That said, he is still a good upgrade for the Giants who continue to make all the right steps towards becoming a legit contender.

 
Saban's a good D-minded coach. Why has he torn apart a formerly solid secondary?
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trueI didn't think the KC guy made as big an impact as I thought he would. Is he correctly evaluating this secondary and everyone else isn't? What gives there?
Madison is a good cover corner who is pretty poor in the tackiling department. his speed isn't as good as it used to be but he is not a weak link out on an island. He is probably a weak number 1 corner but a pretty solid 2. I think he would do real well out of the slot against smaller guys. For the price, a very good value for the Giants. As a Dolphin fan, i would have kept him at that price.
 
Good signing for the Giants but having seen Madison play for pretty much his entire career . . .

He has definitely lost a step

Very good cover man

Can't tackle to save his life

Doesn't fit into Saban's physical style of CB he wants

 
FANTASTIC signing for the Giants.

Madison still has a couple good years left in him, and his price is VERY very affordable and perhaps even more cap friendly with such a small bonus. Considering we were working with 1.5 wills for the last couple of years, this is a huge upgrade.

Curious where they go now - Lavar, Mawae? Accorsi has really come through the last few offseasons. While Big Ben obviously has surprised, I liked the Eli trade from the beginning (the balls to go after and get the guy you think is a key for a franchise for a decade, without giving up Umi was good in my book), last year we get Plax (who has his good and bad but was and is integral in Eli's development) along with Pierce, who was playing at an All Pro level before being hurt... now it looks like another good offseason.

We are getting better each year without mortgaging anyting in terms of the future.

 
Just heard on ESPN radio that Lavar is looking at a 10 Mill bonus. I HOPE the Giants don't pony up that loot, though I doubt they would.

 

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