Eagles deal with Cox can’t help Broncos bid to sign Von Miller

First, the Eagles escalated the quarterback market by paying $18 million this year to Sam Bradford and $17 million in 2017. That was likely a factor in Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler bolting for the Houston Texans, who paid him $18 million a year for four seasons.

Now the Philadelphia Eagles have given defensive tackle Fletcher Cox a six year contract extension on top of the $7.799 million he was already making this season. ESPN reported the guaranteed portion of Cox contract is $63 million, which would set a record among NFL defensive players.

Does this mean the Broncos will lose Von Miller, too?

As negotiations between the Broncos and Miller have become increasingly contentious, the market has cheap cowboys jerseys seemingly increased the price tag on the Broncos star, pass rushing linebacker.

Last year, the Miami Dolphins gave defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh a six year, $114.375 million contract that included $60 million in full guarantee.

This offseason, the New York Giants gave defensive lineman wholesale chargers jerseys Olivier Vernon a deal that paid out a whopping $29 million in year one and averages $17 million per. Vernon has 29.0 career sacks, counting playoffs, to Miller 66.5.

And now Cox, a defensive tackle with 22.0 career sacks counting playoffs, sets a defensive player record in binding cash.

The Broncos most recently offered Miller a six year, $114.5 million that would be a record for NFL defensive players in terms of its $19.083 million annual average, but is well shy of Suh in guaranteed dollars.

The Broncos have offered Miller $38.5 million in full guarantee over the first two years of their contract proposal, plus another $1.3 million in workout bonuses for $39.8 million. The team has wholesale cowboys jerseys also offered roughly $19 million, guaranteed against injury only for the third year of the deal.

Injury guarantee, wholesale chargers jerseys though, does not prevent a team from cutting a player for lack of performance as it compares to the money he making. Hundreds of players over the years would say an guarantee is no guarantee at all.

Even with Cox $63 million guarantee coming in over four years $55.2 million over three years in money, while Suh $60 million is over three seasons and the Broncos offer of $58 million to $59 million in guarantees to Miller is over three years it can be argued the Eagles just guaranteed more dollars to Cox than the Broncos are offering to Miller.

For Cox, another key to his guarantee would be an early trigger mechanism that converts a third year, injury only guarantee to a full guarantee after the first season of his extension.

When a player has two years of full guarantee, he is virtually assured of not getting cut after his first season. Thus the early trigger language after season one virtually assures the third season will be fully guaranteed.

Cox is represented by Todd France, who got the early trigger for a third year conversion from injury to full guarantee on the contract of Buffalo defensive tackle Marcel Dareus and it believed the agent got the same early trigger in Cox deal.

The early trigger in converting an injury guarantee to a full guarantee is unusual, but not unprecedented. Several players had it in their contracts, including Suh, Dareus and quarterbacks Jay Cutler, Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers, among others.

It believed that Miller agent Joby Branion, who just negotiated a four year contract extension for San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen, is also asking for the early trigger on Miller third year guarantee. So far, the Broncos aren willing to convert the third year, injury only guarantee to a full guarantee until year three.

Negotiations between the Broncos and Miller, who was shackled with the franchise tag by the team on March 1, appeared to break off last Tuesday. Tuesday deadline because general manager John Elway wanted Miller to attend the team minicamp last week.

The Broncos had gone through similar offseason holdouts of franchise tagged players Ryan Clady and Demaryius Thomas. When agreements were reached, each player followed with disappointing seasons. And besides Miller, the Broncos are also negotiating contract extensions with linebacker Brandon Marshall and receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Wednesday because he is a restricted free agent.

The Broncos self imposed deadline with Miller came with a threat they would withdraw their offer and not make any more multiyear proposals.

That deadline has come and gone, but it possible the Broncos may have softened on their ultimatum. Elway did pull Miller aside for a private conversation Sunday night during the team Super Bowl ring party.

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Can Rouse help Blue D

He had some success in the big league, earning 18 starts and making 109 tackles, 11 pass knockdowns and four interceptions; he returned one of those 99 yards for a touchdown.

It didn’t last. Rouse signed with Arizona in 2010, but they let him go just two weeks later and only two days after he suffered whiplash in a car crash.

The team needed to make space for a new wide cheap nfl jerseys youth receiver and other teams likely passed him over in favour of younger, cheaper options; it was “situational things” that pushed him from the NFL, Rouse said, not performance.

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Still, no point in dwelling on it.

“That’s something I try not to think about so much,” Rouse said. “All I can do is make sure I prepare, train hard and move forward. My (NFL) stats and everything, my numbers speak for itself.”

And boy, do the Bombers need more guys on the defence whose numbers make a statement. Coaches are mulling the idea of playing him at linebacker, but he is most experienced at safety, where non import Cauchy Muamba has struggled this season. The 6 4, 223 pound Rouse took second team reps in that position on Thursday.

“He ran really well for us,” said head coach Tim Burke after putting the team through its paces. “We’re really looking forward to see what he can do.”

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One small catch: If the Bombers want to see him at safety, where Muamba now sits, they would have to start another non import somewhere else. Where that would be remains to be seen. Burke hinted they were hunting for more new talent that could open options.

“If he was a free safety, for example, he should have great range,” Burke said. “He runs fast, he’s long body, long arms. That would help with man coverage as well.”

On the plus side, Burke and company will have cheap tom brady jersey time to make cheap jerseys from China that decision as Rouse acclimatizes to the Canadian game. He has a lot to learn before he’s ready. When he is, though, what kind of impact does he think he can make? Once again, Rouse summed up his plan most succinctly.