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    PFT.com: Seahawks will NOT franchise Jones

    'HAWKS WON'T FRANCHISE JONES AGAIN

    Word around the league is that the Seahawks will not place the franchise tag on left tackle Walter Jones for a fourth straight year.

    Since 2002, Jones has pocketed well over $20 million through a series of one-year tenders. His agent justified the refusal to accept Seattle's best long-term offer by explaining that, as the franchise player, Jones would make over a three-year period as much or more than he would have made under the first three years of a long-term deal. And then instead of being in the fourth season of that long-term deal, Jones can sign a long-term deal and pocket an eight-figure signing bonus.

    But if Jones signs a long-term deal, it apparently won't be with the Seahawks.

    The most obvious reason for Seattle's coming decision not to keep Jones is that, under the franchise system, his one-year cap number will inflate from $7.1 million to $8.5 million, which reflects a 20-percent increase over his current salary. With several key players set to become unrestricted free agents, the Seahawks simply can't afford to tie up that much money in one guy.

    But we're also hearing that the Seahawks have grown weary of Walter's ways. They don't like the fact that he has skipped camp in each of the last three seasons while wearing the tag, and Jones has a reputation for being a turd off the field. Plus, the team assumes that Jones and his agent will continue to make inflated demands on a long-term deal after the season.

    So, in the end, look for Jones to be one of the guys that the Seahawks allow to leave, as they scramble to determine who they'll be able to keep while at the same time staying on the right side of the salary cap.

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    Re: PFT.com: Seahawks will NOT franchise Jones

    Folks, I'm sorry, but I can't take an article seriously when a player's off-field personality is described as...
    has a reputation for being a turd off the field
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    Re: PFT.com: Seahawks will NOT franchise Jones

    Now.. If was described as a dingle berry.. that would be OK!

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    Re: PFT.com: Seahawks will NOT franchise Jones

    I thought we decided to ban all PFT.com articles from ClanRam.

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    Re: PFT.com: Seahawks will NOT franchise Jones

    I'm keepin' 'em alive, baby!
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    Re: PFT.com: Seahawks will NOT franchise Jones

    No I think we agreed that we would ridicule them to the point of extinction LOL


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