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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    Bulger and Carriker both in camp. It just doesn't get any better than that! Great news!
    Indeed! Perhaps we should refer to this date in Rams history as "Good Friday".


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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    So much for the Rams not wanting to get this done, and the loose speculation that Condon might be seeking Manning-like money.

    A six year deal averaging around $10 million a year with $26 million in guarantees is on par with the deal Tom Brady signed two years ago. Good deal for everyone involved, really glad to see this get done now.
    Yup, it is a good thing to see. Contracts like these are all in all a good source for a positive start towards a hopeful season for a team like the Rams with SO much potential...offensively


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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Delighted to see this when I got onto the internet, I have been checking every day for updates on the Bulger situation and finally got the news we have all been hoping for. Roll on the new season, let's go Rams!!

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Rams tie up loose ends
    Sign Bulger to extension, agree to deal with Carriker

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Marc Bulger's numbers put him in the top tier of NFL quarterbacks, and now he has a contract to match.

    The St. Louis Rams signed the two-time Pro Bowler to a six-year, $65 million contract extension Friday that makes him the highest-paid player in franchise history. The contract includes $27 million in guaranteed money and puts him in a group of six quarterbacks making $10 million a year.

    "He'll be in the very upper echelon of quarterbacks," said Tom Condon, Bulger's agent.

    The Rams tied up both of their loose ends on the first day of training camp, also reaching agreement on a five-year deal with first-round draft pick Adam Carriker.

    Bulger, coming off a career year, was a no-show for a mandatory team meeting Thursday and is in the final year of a four-year, $19.1 million contract with a salary of about $4 million for this year.

    "The whole time we knew it was going to get done, it was just a matter of logistics," Bulger said. "The numbers are one thing. It's huge. The first contract was a life-changer and this is a life-changer."

    Bulger took some of the first snaps of training camp for the Rams, coming off an 8-8 year in coach Scott Linehan's first season. Carriker, the 13th overall pick of the draft, did not participate in the opening workout because he had not signed a contract agreed to early Friday. But he was expected to be on the field for an evening practice.

    Team president Jay Zygmunt said director of football operations Samir Suleiman had been awake 24 hours for negotiations.

    "In all my years, it's been a unique situation," Zygmunt said.

    Bulger had threatened to hold out without a new deal, and skipping the meeting while negotiations intensified might have sent a strong message. Condon said, though, that Bulger would have reported on Friday with or without a deal.

    Bulger disagreed with a headline in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that referred to the situation as a "holdout," Linehan said Thursday after talking to the quarterback that it was an excused absence.

    "Fashionably late," Linehan chimed in. "I didn't think anybody doubted for a minute that he'd be here. I'm not saying it's fair to say it's not his style, but Marc wants to help this team win a championship, and he knows to do that he's got to be out here."

    Linehan said he and Bulger had a "little conversation" before practice.

    "I kind of gave him a look," the coach said. "I said 'You owe me for all the heartache you gave me last night."'

    Bulger's previous contract had put him near the middle of the NFL in terms of salary for his position. Before camp, the team had said signing Bulger to an extension was a top priority. Both parties said negotiations began in February.

    Bulger had the best year of his career, throwing for 4,301 yards with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season. He completed 62.9 percent of his passes and ranked fourth in NFL passing.

    Carriker played defensive end at Nebraska, where he was the Big 12 defensive lineman of the year as a senior and had a team-leading seven sacks. He is expected to move to defensive tackle for the Rams, whose major weakness is in the interior line.

    The Rams have compared Carriker to a larger version of another high-motor Nebraska product, Grant Wistrom, who played on St. Louis teams that won the Super Bowl in 2000 and went to another one in 2002.

    "We'll see when we start playing, but I'd be real surprised if he's not a heck of a football player," Linehan said. "That's why we drafted him."

    Earlier this decade, the Rams used first-round picks on defensive tackles Ryan Pickett and Damione Lewis in 2001 and Jimmy Kennedy in 2003. None are still with the team. Kennedy was dealt to the Broncos for a sixth-round pick in June.

    Carriker's signing puts all of the team's draft picks under contract.

    So glad this is settled. One less distraction....not that ever really was one.

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    this is awesome news,a win/win for both sides and a big win for us as fans, we now have our franchise QB locked up for good.Nice job Ziggy

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    What a great day today was.First I got my tickets for the 11/25 game VS. the She-Hawks,then I heard on ESPN radio that Bulger signed!!Great Day!!

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    The news about Bulger has just MADE my off season complete... excellent news WOOOHOOO ...................we have Bulger Zipping the ball around for another SIX years!!!



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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    So, now what do we talk about?

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

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    So, now what do we talk about?
    Training camp? And how bad were gonna BEAT the Whiners, Seachickens, and Cards

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Good sign of respect all over the Rams board. This time the nice guy finished 1st.

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Glad he's signed and all, but he's gotta have one helluva cap number.

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Good news.

    Now we can get back to worrying about the defense.

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Great, great news! This (and the Carriker signing) is going to make an extremely rainy summer here in Denmark feel a little sunnier! Go Bulger, Go Rams! Now let there be football!

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Quote Originally Posted by z.nrd View Post
    Good news.

    Now we can get back to worrying about the defense.
    Thanks for letting the air out of the balloon.

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    Re: Buger signs 6 year deal

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsbruce View Post
    Kind of tough in July isn't it?
    It's right around the corner.

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