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    Losing Free Agents

    A long-time old NFL and Redskins fan here who will always love the Curtain.

    As a Redskins fan I'm sick to death of how our owner has handled things. The way you all do it is enviable. Can any of you point me to or simply provide a list of the big name talent you have let go over the past 5-10 years? I am aching for the 'Skins to adopt your far sighted attitude and would love to see an actual list of the people you have let go (maybe you could throw in a few of the picks you acquired by doing so and whom they became).

    Congratulations on number 6. I am so glad I don't have to hear Cowgirl fan at work telling me they're tied for the most SB wins.

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    DarthMonk

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    I don't know that there is a link but there are enough of us on here that we could probably come up with a pretty good list for you... Are you looking for players cut, not resigned by front office, decided to take more money elsewhere or all of the above?

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    Do you mean now or in the past? Perhaps I didn't read it correctly?

    Thanks for the congrats...we are so proud! Wish you luck this year!


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    Just to name a few of the recent players we didn't resign when they became free agents. There's a lot more if you want to go back to the entire Cowher era.

    Lloyd
    Kirkland
    Troy Edwards
    John Jackson
    Charles Johnson
    Barry Foster
    Bam Morris
    Ericc Pegram
    Eric Greene
    Mark Bruener
    Neil Odonnel
    Earl Holmes
    Jason Gildon
    Joel Steed
    Dermontti Dawson (injury problems late in his career)
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    wow great job TG!

    you could also add to your list:

    Kreider
    St. Pierre (sp?)

    can't think of anymore right now...sorry

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    What about Faneca?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Denton View Post
    What about Faneca?
    He's wishing he wasn't so greedy. Sorry for the sarcasm,it just popped out.
    It's no fun when the rabbit has the gun

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    Guys that take hometown discounts for teams like the Steelers or Patriots usually reap the rewards in a lot of other ways including success. If the money is that important to you maybe your not quite the character guy we want on the team? Although you have to understand why guys like Randle El almost have to leave Pittsburgh when Washington offers them 6Mil a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igor0190 View Post
    Guys that take hometown discounts for teams like the Steelers or Patriots usually reap the rewards in a lot of other ways including success. If the money is that important to you maybe your not quite the character guy we want on the team? Although you have to understand why guys like Randle El almost have to leave Pittsburgh when Washington offers them 6Mil a year.
    Yes but then you have guys like Fitzgerald that are willing to take pay cuts to keep Boldin in town. It comes down to character sometimes, and when it comes to Faneca and Randell Ell I think they are no where near the money the asked for and got. For some its just about the glory, and those are the players you want. you can tell Fitzgerald played college ball in Pittsburgh, look at the character he has. Wish we had that guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ_Steeler View Post
    I don't know that there is a link but there are enough of us on here that we could probably come up with a pretty good list for you... Are you looking for players cut, not resigned by front office, decided to take more money elsewhere or all of the above?
    Over at the www.thehogs.net ('Skin forum) I started a thread called BLOW IT UP! I would love to see our team cut loose some serious big money that isn't even producing in exchange for youth, enthusiasm, long-term cap relief, compensatory picks, and full drafts. To me, Pittsburgh is the best example of doing it right. So I'm mostly interested in "not resigned" although simple cuts are of interest as well. For instance, Portis would be a "cut" which would cost us 7.5 mil against the cap for 1 year while Springs (corner) would be a "not resign" saving 7 million. You guys seem to turn loose some REALLY BIG NAMES (Plax, Porter) virtually every year but you always seem young, fired up, and in the hunt.

    DarthMonk

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