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    PACE FILES TERMINATION OF AGENTS: When Rams Pro Bowl left tackle Orlando Pace finally signed his one-year tender earlier this week, his agents, the controversial Poston brothers, said that they were the ones who "encouraged him to come in and sign the one-year tender." Said Carl Poston: "But I can't make the big fellow come in. He's frustrated with the team."

    It turns out, when Pace signed, he did so without his agents.

    FOXSports.com has learned that Pace had actually filed a termination letter with the NFL Players Association ceasing their relationship. Thus, Pace may be a free agent yet again a free agent in the agent market.

    Calls to Pace through the team have not yet been returned. It is unclear if this is a permanent change or whether the two sides will get back together. If there is an actual termination then Rams officials should be licking their chops to get the big man locked up long-term.

    Jay Glazer / FOXSports.com

  • #2
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    HOLY CRAP!!! This could be a monumental move!

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    • #3
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      Man...this is the best Rams-related news I've heard in the last two years. Way to go Big Guy!
      Clannie Nominee for ClanRam's Thickest Poster

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      • #4
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        Apart from the win today this is the best news I have heard I heard in a while, maybe now we will be able to get something done long term...


        steve :ramlogo:
        "The breakfast Club":helmet:

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        • #5
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          Right On!!


          Hope this rings true and Pace signs a long-term deal. One thing is for certain, after today, Pace has leverage enough to have a no camp or preaseson games clause written into his contract. The Big Guy was stellar!!


          :ramlogo:

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          • #6
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            No more Postons and a chance of a long term deal with Pace? Excuse me while I shoot this pig out of the sky.

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            • #7
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              Its about time.


              I'll tell you... between reporting to camp in shape and ready to go and then firing the Postons, I'm starting to regain a little bit of respect for the big guy.

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              • #8
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                If it is true then he is not as fat as I first thought ;)

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                • #9
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                  Way to go, Big Guy. Now we're talking. I will be more than happy to take back all those "fat boy" comments once you get something long-term signed. Looks like you've taken the first step that was needed to get it done.
                  The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pace Files Termination of Agents

                    Do it. Do it. :angryram:

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                    • #11
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                      Pace apparently (according to BM) denied he fired the Postons when asked after the game.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by AvengerRam
                        Pace apparently (according to BM) denied he fired the Postons when asked after the game.
                        Too good to be true, I was afraid of that. :upset:
                        The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                        • #13
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                          Pace apparently (according to BM) denied he fired the Postons when asked after the game.
                          That's true but on the Radio in St. Louis this morning they said he hedged before he denied it. Something to the effect of "Where did you here that?" then Pace said "I don't know?" then he said "No". I think he didn't want everyone knowing about it yet obviously.

                          Anyway if it's true then I take back all the bad stuff everyone else has said about you Orlando!

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                          • #14
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                            Heck, if Orlando sits out the rest of the training camps in his career and comes out playing like that.....I don't have a problem with it.

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                            • #15
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                              FABULOUS news. Looks like he's wising up, despite the Ohio State education ;)

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                                Last March, Orlando Pace strongly hinted that he was contemplating changing agents.

                                ``There will probably be some changes in the future,'' he told the Post-Dispatch on March 25.

                                Turns out Pace wasn't kidding. Pace has fired Houston-based agent Carl Poston as his representative in contract negotiations.

                                The NFL Players Association confirmed Tuesday that Pace filed termination papers on Sept. 2.

                                Under normal procedures, both the agent and the NFLPA receives notification when a player is firing an agent. The player must wait at least five days before hiring a new agent, to make sure the old agent has had sufficient time to be notified that he is being terminated.

                                ``At this point (Pace) has not signed with anybody,'' an NFLPA official said Tuesday.

                                According to NFLPA documents, when Pace signed his one-year, $7.02 million tender on Sept. 5, under the ``agent'' heading he listed himself.

                                Contracts must be signed both by the player and his agent. Rams president of football operations Jay Zygmunt confirmed Tuesday that Pace's signature appears under both the ``player'' and ``agent'' headings on the contract.

                                ``He did sign his contract representing himself,'' Zygmunt said. ``In all honesty, he said he was representing himself. That's all he said.''

                                Zygmunt figured it wasn't the place or the time to ask Pace whether he was firing Poston or hiring a new agent. Even on Tuesday, Zygmunt said, ``I haven't been advised of anything.''

                                The mere act of Pace signing the contract as his own agent potentially cost Poston as much as $210,000. NFL agents can charge clients as much as 3 percent on any contract.

                                (Some agents don't charge when a player signs a franchise tender, because in essence it's a non-negotiated contract.)

                                In any event, there had been much confusion on the matter recently. In an interview with local media Thursday at Rams Park, Pace seemed to give Poston a vote of confidence, saying in part, ``I always have confidence in the people that represent me. . . .''

                                But in hindsight, those remarks might have been misinterpreted, because he never specifically mentioned Carl Poston, or his brother Kevin Poston, in those comments.

                                Then on Sunday, FOX television reported that Pace was terminating his relationship with Poston. But after the game, Pace first hedged on the subject, then seemed to issue a denial that he had fired Poston.

                                One reason Pace may be reluctant to confirm firing Poston is that he almost certainly will be bombarded by agents seeking his services. In addition, Pace is a private person who -- believe it or not -- doesn't like controversy.

                                Regardless, the NFLPA document makes it official. So does the fact that Poston's name is not on the one-year contract....
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