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« Reply #120 on: January 11, 2022, 01:30:31 AM »

Farhan Lalji tweeted it's into $200K territory, with $205K for 2022 and $210K for 2023.

Hmm who would you trust?
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« Reply #121 on: January 11, 2022, 02:22:19 AM »

Love the guy, but this is insane... who is running the show in BC, and can we get them some help?


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Explosive playmaker Lucky Whitehead becomes the highest paid receiver in the CFL at $200,000.

https://3downnation.com/2022/01/10/b-c-lions-re-sign-explosive-cfl-all-star-lucky-whitehead/


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Absolutely redonkulous!!!! Good luck to Walters trying to sign Lawler for less than that. Sickeningly irresponsible. I had a gut feeling they were going to overpay for whitehead just like they overpaid for Reilly.
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« Reply #122 on: January 11, 2022, 03:24:56 AM »

Absolutely redonkulous!!!! Good luck to Walters trying to sign Lawler for less than that. Sickeningly irresponsible. I had a gut feeling they were going to overpay for whitehead just like they overpaid for Reilly.

You have to wonder if BC was worried they would lose Lucky in F.A., they were played by a slick agent, not a team in the league would want Lucky badly enough to drive the price up to $200,000.  He maxed them out.
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« Reply #123 on: January 11, 2022, 03:47:52 AM »

And in the process lost burnham....do you think he?s going to sign in bc for less than $200k, and no team can afford 2-$200 receivers. What duffus?s bc is. Totally stupid play by bc.theres nobody in the league going to give lucky that type of money. Played like a fiddle.
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« Reply #124 on: January 11, 2022, 01:00:11 PM »

Yeah, I fully expect Burnham to sign elsewhere as a free agent.

The Whitehead signing sets quite an interesting precedent come Feb. 8th, IMO.
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« Reply #125 on: January 11, 2022, 02:29:56 PM »

Local media outlets say Leonards salary was $150,00 not $200,000

local media outlets in Regina...lmao. Who? BingoArms on Riderfans. Hardly local media.
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« Reply #126 on: January 11, 2022, 02:31:31 PM »

Hmm who would you trust?

That's actually down from what Lalji initially stated on Vancouver radio. He must have fact checked since. Irregardless, unless someone has a link to Regina local media saying 150k I don't believe that number was actually out there. Someone on Riderfans would have mentioned it and they seem to believe Lalji, if there were conflicting reports about how ODay got him for less the JOD fanboys over there would have lit that sucker up in that thread.

BTW, 205k for AC is a massive overpay as well. He isn't even as good as Jeffcoat who came in at 175k.
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« Reply #127 on: January 11, 2022, 03:19:19 PM »

Absolutely redonkulous!!!! Good luck to Walters trying to sign Lawler for less than that. Sickeningly irresponsible. I had a gut feeling they were going to overpay for whitehead just like they overpaid for Reilly.

If there is a GM in the league that can talk sense into a player, its Walters.  Not saying he will get Lawler to sign for $120k, but I can see him signing for less than $200k... the Lucky deal is going to make every GM's job harder, but Walters has shown he is one of the best, both at re-signing players and managing SMS even when hard decisions need to be made.

I have faith that the Canadian Mafia will weather this FA season and be highly rated for what they achieved.

And TC next season, I have no doubt that McManus/Goveia will being in another stellar group of prospects looking to make their mark, guys that have seen what players like Alford have done with this opportunity, guys that will thrive under the tutelage of MOS and company. 
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« Reply #128 on: January 11, 2022, 04:50:18 PM »

Nothing concrete but many people in BC think Reilly could very well retire.
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« Reply #129 on: January 11, 2022, 04:54:38 PM »

If there is a GM in the league that can talk sense into a player, its Walters.  Not saying he will get Lawler to sign for $120k, but I can see him signing for less than $200k... the Lucky deal is going to make every GM's job harder, but Walters has shown he is one of the best, both at re-signing players and managing SMS even when hard decisions need to be made.

I have faith that the Canadian Mafia will weather this FA season and be highly rated for what they achieved.

And TC next season, I have no doubt that McManus/Goveia will being in another stellar group of prospects looking to make their mark, guys that have seen what players like Alford have done with this opportunity, guys that will thrive under the tutelage of MOS and company. 

It really all depends on the individual and how important the dollars are to them. Lawler may or may not choose to take a smaller amount to play here and will likely have a very good reason for either decision. Walters is not a magic man and won't convince anyone to take too deep a discount. We will have to put in a fair market value offer and have the advantage of realistic playoff bonuses to dangle.
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« Reply #130 on: January 11, 2022, 05:01:55 PM »

It really all depends on the individual and how important the dollars are to them. Lawler may or may not choose to take a smaller amount to play here and will likely have a very good reason for either decision. Walters is not a magic man and won't convince anyone to take too deep a discount. We will have to put in a fair market value offer and have the advantage of realistic playoff bonuses to dangle.

Still think his body of work will land Lawler an NFL opportunity.  And even maybe Bailey.  IF they return, they deserve top dollar, for sure.  And I have faith that saner heads will start to see what an illogical SMS move the Lucky signing was.  Adams is probably going to get slightly less money offered, and may stay in spite of other GM's making him an offer (I can see Ott coming after some of our O)

I think the biggest issue with us "making a fair market offer" to our players is they all played too good, and what is "fair" will not be affordable for all of them.  We won't be able to sign them all for "fair" wages. We might squeeze one or two more in because of small Walters negotiated discounts, but we *are* going to lose players.  We are going to have holes to fill because there are just too many players to resign that deserve raises.  I am very happy so far at the ones we have locked down, and hope there are a few more coming before FA...
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« Reply #131 on: January 11, 2022, 05:21:32 PM »

The Bombers receivers are well,suited to thenCanadian game and have established themselves.  They can play a full shedule. If they go down to the NFL, they will be in competition with hundreds of younger faster guys, and cheaper.

The American Dream, but ......not likely a career.  In Canada, they can play into their mid 30's.
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« Reply #132 on: January 11, 2022, 05:29:08 PM »

I dont begrudge anyone for getting fair market value, but the reality is we can't pay everyone fair market value and be under the cap, so ya, we are going to lose some players. we still haven't signed Collaros and that's the biggest must have signing that's outstanding right now, with bighill next. Its nice to have had the signings we 've had, but no Collaros means reduced offense, and compromises our chances of repeating significantly . The sooner we get him under contract, the sooner we start sleeping better around here.
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« Reply #133 on: January 11, 2022, 09:43:05 PM »

Still think his body of work will land Lawler an NFL opportunity.  And even maybe Bailey. 

Lawler will be 28 this year and Bailey will be 29. The receiver position in the NFL is beyond saturated and both don't qualify as young by pro football standards. There hasn't been so much as a whisper of NFL interest for either player, though. I can't see that changing at this point.

That being said, I fully expect both to get reasonable raises and I hope it's with this team.
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« Reply #134 on: January 12, 2022, 01:07:29 PM »

Lawler apparently had a workout with the Falcons yesterday, so I stand corrected.
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