London Fletcher and Darryl Smith may be tied to gether in a way.........

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by bongo59, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. bongo59

    bongo59 Camp Fodder

    SMITH DEAL IMPACTS FLETCHER: Jacksonville LB Daryl Smith just signed a five-year extension with the Jaguars Thursday. It's reportedly worth $25 million and includes $10 million in bonuses. If Fletcher was hoping to get more than that he might be out of luck. Smith moved to MLB this season after the season-ending injury to Mike Peterson, and it's believed he will remain in the middle and that Peterson will move to the weak side next season. Smith finished with 170 tackles this past season (Fletcher had 157) and he's averaged 144 tackles the past two seasons. He's also just 24 years old. Fletcher will be 32 next season. If Fletcher hits the open market a lot of teams will use Smith's better tackle stats, younger age and subsequent contract figures against him if he asks for more money than Smith got. I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying it will probably happen. Fletcher is also not likely to get a five-year deal anywhere
  2. Nine

    Nine Starter

    Smith in his prime is getting $5M/year; considering Fletcher's age, it's quite possible that he could be had for somewhere in the $3-4M range....very affordable under the new cap.
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