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Author Topic: James Wilder Jr going to sit out the 2018 season  (Read 12483 times)
The Zipp
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« on: January 24, 2018, 09:42:23 PM »

http://3downnation.com/2018/01/24/argos-rb-james-wilder-jr-issues-statement-says-wont-play-2018/

Bit surprised the Argos won't pay him more than 56K a year. 

Gotta be more to the story...I suspect this is a negotiation tactic.

Guess he won't be getting the 1000/1000 yards next season.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 09:45:40 PM »

Wilder is being a bit of a d-bag here. Having said that, the 2 sides should be able to reach some type of compromise. I fully expect he will play in 2018, this is just him and his agent posturing for more money.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 10:04:38 PM »

http://3downnation.com/2018/01/24/argos-rb-james-wilder-jr-issues-statement-says-wont-play-2018/

Bit surprised the Argos won't pay him more than 56K a year. 

Gotta be more to the story...I suspect this is a negotiation tactic.

Guess he won't be getting the 1000/1000 yards next season.

I imagine that often the story goes something like this:

Argos: we will give you a raise if you sign a new two year deal.

Wilder: I don't want to put off my NFL dreams for two more years.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 10:14:07 PM »

3DN already has an interview with Wilder: http://3downnation.com/2018/01/24/james-wilder-qa-im-putting-family-dreams/
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 10:19:34 PM »

The guy single handedly gave the Argos a much needed and critical running attack and for that he gets a whopping $56,000, and he's the D bag?!?!

No doubt if the Argos don't sign him, someone will to a 1 year deal so he can chase his NFL dream. Hope we can get in on this, but the Argos will pay him to keep him. Talk about gratitude though....
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 10:24:06 PM »

The guy single handedly gave the Argos a much needed and critical running attack and for that he gets a whopping $56,000, and he's the D bag?!?!

No doubt if the Argos don't sign him, someone will to a 1 year deal so he can chase his NFL dream. Hope we can get in on this, but the Argos will pay him to keep him. Talk about gratitude though....
After reading his interview I?ve changed my thoughts on Wilder. But he did sign a contract. The CFL gave him an opportunity when the NFL has no interest. I believe Jennings and the Lions were in a similar situation a couple years ago and they came to a compromise. I suspect Wilder and Popp do as well.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 10:31:07 PM »

There are teams that might be willing to give him the raise.

Harris and Wilder.... hmmmm.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 10:45:05 PM »

Looks like he doesn't think they'll be winning a GC this year, because he got a $23k bonus for that this year...  Which takes it up to about $50k US for 6 months work...

Want to sign a deal for $150k but add another year?  Would that be horrible?  Its not like the NFL options would be any guarantee of money...

Buono renegotiated Jennings deal, and it came back to bite him when Jennings didn't perform to expectations.  Good on Popp for sticking to his guns.  Its not like there aren't more where Wilder came from, Int RB seems to be one of the easiest holes to fill...
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 10:57:51 PM »

Is Wilder a free agent in 2019 if he sits out this season, or would he still owe the Argos a year?
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 10:59:11 PM »

Is Wilder a free agent in 2019 if he sits out this season, or would he still owe the Argos a year?

This was my question; I thought the way it worked is if they sit out and become suspended; the suspension time gets added on to the end of the contract until they full fill the 2 year commitment.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 11:20:52 PM »

There are teams that might be willing to give him the raise.

Harris and Wilder.... hmmmm.

Or just get Wilder and trade Harris for something we need...
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 11:22:04 PM »

This was my question; I thought the way it worked is if they sit out and become suspended; the suspension time gets added on to the end of the contract until they full fill the 2 year commitment.

Who was that player that tried to sit out the season out east a couple of years ago? I seem to remember his case went to arbitration.
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 11:23:53 PM »

Or just get Wilder and trade Harris for something we need...


about as bad an idea as I could imagine
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 11:29:25 PM »

Who was that player that tried to sit out the season out east a couple of years ago? I seem to remember his case went to arbitration.
Chris Williams: Not exactly the same thing. @cwillkl80 played 2 years of a 3 year deal then said he was never offered the minimum 1+1 contract. After much legal wrangling, he & the Ticats ultimately reached an agreement & he signed in the NFL.  @wally_walker
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2018, 11:30:18 PM »

This was my question; I thought the way it worked is if they sit out and become suspended; the suspension time gets added on to the end of the contract until they full fill the 2 year commitment.
I believe that?s how it works as well.
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