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Heyer given second-round tender by Redskins

The Redskins have been busy today addressing their restricted free agents, and we can now add another to the list. Redskins tackle Stephon Heyer was given a second-round tender today, according to league sources.

Heyer, who just completed his third season, is slated to become a restricted free agent when free agency begins at midnight Friday.

Though he battled knee injuries, he started all 16 games last season for the Redskins and has been a regular starter since joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2007.

To recap, others who've received second-round tenders today: linebacker Rocky McIntosh, safety Reed Doughty and defensive tackle Kedric Golston.

By Rick Maese  |  March 3, 2010; 2:38 PM ET
Categories:  Free agency  
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Good for Stephon. Hopefully he can continue to build on what he's done and become a solid backup. This staff is really giving players a fair opportunity to stay with the team.

Posted by: TWISI | March 3, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

This is a surprise. I thought they'd let him walk. I can't believe they are considering him for anything more than a backup role, however.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 3, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

All's that's left is JC, Rogers, and Monty

Posted by: Lipty | March 3, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why he didn't get a 3rd round tender (Or less) in the hopes that someone out there is desperate enough for a RT... he should only be a backup at best.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 3, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Gotta say that a 2nd round tender for a backup OT seems pretty high. Heyer won't be a starter (I hope)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

They shouldn't have even given him a chicken tender.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 3, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

This is a surprise. I thought they'd let him walk. I can't believe they are considering him for anything more than a backup role, however.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 3, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse
If he's the best you got, you don't let him walk. He's still our starter until we have someone better.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 3, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

LMAO @ Rypien11

Dude Heyer is terrible.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 3, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

People People...

Okung and Bradford won't be there...We are picking @ #4!!!

We are getting the 2nd rated LT in the 1st round and a QB in the second....McCoy, Pike, or LeFeuvor....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Dude Heyer is terrible.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 3, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Typically if you can't pass block you can at least run block. Heyer can't do either. I think he is a guy that can come in during the season and give you a good game or two after everyone else is all beat up. He's definitely not a starter.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 3, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why he didn't get a 3rd round tender (Or less) in the hopes that someone out there is desperate enough for a RT... he should only be a backup at best.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 3, 2010 3:29 PM

You are underestimating his value. And he could still realistically become a solid RT in the future.....

....Yeah...I'm still in his corner....Everyone had a bad year last year...but I atleast see this dude trying....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Shoulda tendered him at the lowest. He ain't worth crap but maybe you coulda suckered someone. That'll never happen with a 2nd.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 3, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

bet you won't hear any complaints out of Stephon about this.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | March 3, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

My picks, if we have all those 2nd rounders

1.1) LT
1.2) RT
1.3) QB

Surely 6 2nd rounders could at least be parlayed into 2 extra firsts, maybe even a third. Shoot, we traded a 1 for 2 2's to move back for Sleepy and malcolm

So 1.4) RB

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Redskins tender Campbell at first-round level
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 3, 2010 3:37 PM ET
The Washington Redskins have placed the first-round tender on quarterback Jason Campbell, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting.

The decision of new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan to put the first-round tender, rather than the first- and third-round tender, indicates that he's open to moving on without the quarterback the Redskins chose in the first round of the 2005 draft.

If a team signs Campbell to an offer sheet, the Redskins would have seven days to match the offer or take the other team's first-round draft pick as compensation.

The first-round tender for most players with five seasons of experience is a one-year offer at a salary of $2.621 million, but Campbell's tender is for just over $3.1 million because a tender offer has to be for at least 110% of a player's 2009 base salary.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 3, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

JC got 1st roudn tender offer per PFT

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | March 3, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

4th, I saw him on his back more often than not....not sure that's what passes for trying...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Redskins tender Campbell at first-round level
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 3, 2010 3:37 PM ET
The Washington Redskins have placed the first-round tender on quarterback Jason Campbell, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting.

The decision of new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan to put the first-round tender, rather than the first- and third-round tender, indicates that he's open to moving on without the quarterback the Redskins chose in the first round of the 2005 draft.

If a team signs Campbell to an offer sheet, the Redskins would have seven days to match the offer or take the other team's first-round draft pick as compensation.

The first-round tender for most players with five seasons of experience is a one-year offer at a salary of $2.621 million, but Campbell's tender is for just over $3.1 million because a tender offer has to be for at least 110% of a player's 2009 base salary.

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I thought they would offer him the minimum. It's about all he's worth. Maybe he'll step it up next year in the new system, but I'm not holding my breath...

Any news on Yoder, Wilson, Hunter Smith, Levi Jones, Carlos or JC?

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

And dont knock Heyer too much.

he is serviceable, and in a pinch can start. That has been our issue, depth. So if 3/5ths of our starting o line last year become backups (where they should be) and we get 3 potential replacements (maybe 2 and hope one guy stands out above the rest and takes a spot)then our oline wont be as weak.

As long as the picks are good and/or FA's are good

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

You are underestimating his value. And he could still realistically become a solid RT in the future.....

....Yeah...I'm still in his corner....Everyone had a bad year last year...but I atleast see this dude trying....

Posted by: 4thFloor


Who's your weed man?

Posted by: RedDMV | March 3, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

JC got 1st roudn tender offer per PFT

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | March 3, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

ESPN Adam Shefter

The Washington Redskins placed the first-round tender on quarterback Jason Campbell, according to a league source.


If any team wants to sign Campbell to an offer sheet, the Redskins would have seven days to match or get back the other team's first-round pick.

The first-round tender for a player that has played five seasons like Campbell is $2.621 million, but Campbell's tag is for more than $3.1 million because it is 110 percent of player's 2009 base salary.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 3, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Just sayin Bean......Alot of folks was on their back last year....or doubled moved....or double clutched....and so on...

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I guess they want to see if they can dump JC? Otherwise they would have given a 1st and 3rd, which cost them like $20 more.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 3, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

JC at a first round tender sounds just about right. High enough that if he signs elsewhere we get adequate compensation for losing a starting QB, low enough that it's plausible some other team takes a shot at him.

He'll be here under center next season, though.

As for Heyer...beautiful thing about the uncapped season is that a lot of players, no matter how much of a longshot they may be to actually impact the team, can be forced to stay (or garner compensation) without affecting the ability to build the rest of the roster.

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I thought they would offer him the minimum. It's about all he's worth. Maybe he'll step it up next year in the new system, but I'm not holding my breath...

Any news on Yoder, Wilson, Hunter Smith, Levi Jones, Carlos or JC?

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 3:46 PM

I'm referring to Heyer here...

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

1st RND - Okung
2nd RND - Cody
3rd RND - Oh wait...
4th RND - Hardesty/Blount
5th RND - Ford

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 3:14 PM |


Yes to that draft...perfect..and realistic

Free Agency:
1.) Dansby
2.) Rolle
3.) Starting Caliber Olinemen (either Tackle or right guard)
4.) maybe sign another DB like Duanta Robinson

Those are moves we should definitely to bring guys in

Resign- Levi Jones and Rabach

The defense would be outstanding and the offensive line will be at least respectable..

Posted by: jeffco01 | March 3, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Campbell to the Rams! There you go! Start the presuming......NOW!

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Jumpy's nephew! The skins should draft this guy in the mid to later rounds.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft10/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=4959081

The 3-4 needs big DE's who can play the run. He sounds like he'd fit the bill.

Posted by: skinswest | March 3, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I guess they want to see if they can dump JC? Otherwise they would have given a 1st and 3rd, which cost them like $20 more.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 3, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse


Dump JC?

Now why in the world would they want to do such a thing?

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

"The decision of new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan to put the first-round tender, rather than the first- and third-round tender, indicates that he's open to moving on without the quarterback the Redskins chose in the first round of the 2005 draft"

I'm not sure I understand this?? How does one thing mean the other?? If he didn't get tendered, wouldn't that mean they're moving on??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Who's your weed man?

Posted by: RedDMV | March 3, 2010 3:47 PM


Some dudes who are Rastafarian.....So I can get real mellow....Maaaaan....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

You are underestimating his value. And he could still realistically become a solid RT in the future.....

....Yeah...I'm still in his corner....Everyone had a bad year last year...but I atleast see this dude trying....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse


I'm in his corner as well. We need a-lot of help and a suprise improvement from a guy who is willing to put in the hours to work and practice deserves a chance with this staff.

But if they decide otherwise...then I'm cool with that too.

I believe they are working out how to build this team effectively. And I also believe that plan is to win big 3-4 years down the road, and not now. So keeping him around as a RT or backup is a good move for the iterim.

Posted by: Devo2 | March 3, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

"I guess they want to see if they can dump JC? Otherwise they would have given a 1st and 3rd, which cost them like $20 more.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 3, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse"

I'm a big JC fan, but if we could get a 1st rounder for him, I'm all for it.

However, if they wanted to dump JC, they would have tendered him a 2nd rounder instead of a first. The first round tender means they want him here, but they won't turn down legitimate value if it so happens.

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Chris Kuper got a 1st round tender. Forget about trading for him. Denver did the same with Brandon Marshall and Orton. Dumervil got the 1st and 3rd tender.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | March 3, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Tenders are flying around today.

Brandon Marshall and Kyle Orton were just tendered for first rounders.

Marshall could find a suitor.

Dumervil was tendered with a first and third.

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure I understand this?? How does one thing mean the other?? If he didn't get tendered, wouldn't that mean they're moving on??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I don't think it means anything. Why tender him to the highest level? If you were set on keeping him you'd have offered him a contract extension. If you were set on dumping him you would have tendered him to a lower offer. I think tendering him at this level just means if someone happens to give us a first rounder then we'd take it. This is the right thing to do. You don't dump him and get nothing for him. You don't sign him until he proves he can fit your system. I like JC but I don't think there's more than 1 guy(Orakpo) on this roster I'd rather have than a first round draft pick.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 3, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Good for Heyer. Undrafted and he gets a second round tender. That has to mean more money for him.

The single first round tender for Campbell also makes sense. Doing the 1st/3rd thing would indicate too strong of a commitment and, if they aren't 100% sold on the guy, would scare too many teams away.

That said, I bet Jason Campbell will get an offer and that the Skins will not match it (which I think they should). Free agents QBs are in VERY short supply this year. Of the UFA/RFA QBs available, Campbell is the best there is. Better than Orton anyway.

Posted by: dcsween | March 3, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Good Move...

We put a helluva lotta work into Stephon Heyer and while he is no above average Tackle, he is servicable and capable of starting some games.

No way I'd let him walk a la Jeremy Bridges.


This is what we wanted folks...CHEAP, young players to build on!!!!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 3, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Soup: The extra 500 K is for adenoidal surgery--

"a QB in the second....McCoy"

POSTED by 4th Floor

Now you are talking. Shanny had all his up seasons with a running quarterback... see where I'm going with this. The kid is nothing except a winner. Should've had the Heisman last year. He's the chosen one. Pray to Tebow: TIMMY make it so.

Posted by: ElYeah | March 3, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Heyer's got heart, I like him. Hopefully he'll be a depth guy by the end of the year. He plays, he hustles, and he catches snakes with his bare hands

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Campbell to the Rams! There you go! Start the presuming......NOW!

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Love it!

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 3, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Dumervil was tendered with a first and third.

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 4:02 PM

That means they really really want him (sack leader in the NFL this season) so they are trying to scare other teams away.

All these insulted RFA tendered guys are going to get long term deals ... as long as another team makes the offer to them first. They will play long term there ... or here.

The thing is that all of the offers and opportunities to match (and sacrifice picks) has to happen between Friday and the draft (at least for picks in THIS year's draft). Usually, free agency takes a lot longer than that to get the deals done.*

* Prediction: Wait for the grievances to be filed over whether what the original team puts on the table to keep guys constitutes a "matching offer."

Posted by: dcsween | March 3, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

as usual Reid late again....JC given 1st round tender 40minutes ago!!!!!!!

Posted by: Lipty | March 3, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

still thinking about that contract extension for JC

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

This is a surprise. I thought they'd let him walk. I can't believe they are considering him for anything more than a backup role, however.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 3, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse
If he's the best you got, you don't let him walk. He's still our starter until we have someone better.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 3, 2010 3:32 PM
-------------------------------------------
Then why not retain Levi Jones because he's the only left tackle the team has...

No, Heyer was awful - despite having spent two years under the tutelage of one of the game's best offensive line coaches. I'll be disappointed if he doesn't get leaped over in the lineup by some undrafted free agent.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 3, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

What's up with this McCoy crap in the 2nd round? Best be hoping Gerald McCoy gets hit by a bus and falls to the second round. WTF? Colt McCoy will be lucky to get drafted in the 4th. He's short, he's small, he's injured, lacks arm strength, doesn't make reads, doesn't play under center, and he's slower than the average defensive lineman. I wouldn't be shocked if he went undrafted.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 3, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

However, if they wanted to dump JC, they would have tendered him a 2nd rounder instead of a first. The first round tender means they want him here, but they won't turn down legitimate value if it so happens.

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse
__________

I think this means that they're going to try to get rid of him. I could see some desparate team paying a 1st rounder for him, but not a 1st and a 3rd considering he's the best QB on the market. I think that this unfortunately means that they're ready and willing to deal. The 1st/3rd would have been a signal that the Skins wanted to keep him. I think.

BTW, congrats to RI for once again getting scooped by ESPN on another Redskins story.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | March 3, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

The 1st round tender on JC...

Like I said before regarding Shanny's statement about "we expect him to be with the team."

As big a confidence-lacking vote of confidence as I've ever seen.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

So they are basically telling him they don't want him? ALthough they could match the team's offer? Poor JC.

Posted by: rachel216 | March 3, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

charlie ward, heismann trophy winner, national champion, and NOT an NFL QB

decent point guard though

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I'll take a McCoy in the 2nd rounder....He indeed has won on every level since high school.....

No way we can even have a chance to get Bradford or Okung....

JC to the Rams for their 1st pick in the 2nd round....Book it! (unless they get McNabb)

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

So what does a 2nd round tender mean for Heyer's salary next season?

It can't be that much.

I've always thought that Heyer was a poor starter, but a great back up. He's got lots of PT under his belt and could fill-in at either tackle spot.

I hope the plan is to keep him as a backup and not look to thrust him back into a starting role.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

owners have all the leverage, they can match any offer, we want JC, JC will be here and we will make the wild card

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking this year we will see a rookie QB, some good young offensive linemen and a sick running game. Sort of like the Jets last year and the Ravens the year before.

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 3, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse


sorry 4th -- its JC plus our #4 for the #1 overall -- if Shanahan wants Bradford, he isn't going to risk him falling to #4

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet if we hurry we can get Charlie Murphy to play quarterback.

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

"Dumervil was tendered with a first and third.

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 4:02 PM

That means they really really want him (sack leader in the NFL this season) so they are trying to scare other teams away.

Posted by: dcsween"

What interests me about this tender is that it seems like a legitimate opportunity for another team to snake a dominant player.

Say a team that runs a 3-4 is looking for a dominant edge rusher (think Kansas City). If they were to attempt to fill that void in the draft by spending their first round pick on one (at #5), they would likely shell out a pro-bowl worthy contract for said rookie.

What if instead of paying that kind of money for an unproven guy that may or may not be the next Vernon Gholston, they decide to sign a guy like Elvis Dumervil from the Broncos. At 26, he still fills the "young" category that you want from the draft, the pick would never have been cheap anyway so the money aspect really isn't a sticking point, and they get a proven dominant player that led the league in sacks last season. Of course they give up a 3rd rounder on top, but they nearly entirely avoid the risk of having a bust from that pick.

I don't know, it almost seems worth it for a guy like Dumervil. Not for the Skins of course (as we already have our pass rushers), but for another high-picking 3-4 defense looking to add an impact player on that side of the ball?

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

someone please sign JC, please, please.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

This is what we wanted folks...CHEAP, young players to build on!!!!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 3, 2010 4:04 PM |

Talking about Heyer?

I can't agree.

Heyer might be cheap and young, but he also suks. The guy couldn't even get in the way last year, and forget about run blocking. I think Heyer proved beyond much doubt that he will never be starting material.

After three years of development under one of the all time great O line coaches, I want a guy who is pushing to start, not hoping to hang on as a back up. We should be looking to upgrade. I hope we bring in some competition for that spot this summer...

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

WE HAVE BRENNAN..PEOPLE! WE NEED O-LINE! OPINIONS ARE LIKE A_HOLES_EVERYBODY HAS ONE!

Posted by: KurtShanaman | March 3, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 4:16 PM |
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Looks like 4th is off his meds again.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 3, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

wow, its 4th down the list on PFT and 5th down the list on ESPN but nothing about it on the Skins Insider......

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Shoulda tendered him at the lowest. He ain't worth crap but maybe you coulda suckered someone. That'll never happen with a 2nd.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 3, 2010 3:42 PM

The lowest is no compensation. Heyer is a decent backup that has been reliable but should have never been counted on to start.

This move makes more sense than resigning Jones.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

"No way we can even have a chance to get Bradford or Okung....

JC to the Rams for their 1st pick in the 2nd round....Book it! (unless they get McNabb)

Posted by: 4thFloor"

Why would the Rams trade for JC if they draft Bradford at #1?

And if they don't draft Bradford at #1, why wouldn't we have a shot at getting him?

That's a little too much QB action for the Rams.

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I agree with shanahanan.

Joe Montana would not play well behind our offensive line.

We need to get more picks in this draft.

Posted by: KurtShanaman | March 3, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

If the skins didn’t want JC they wouldn’t have tendered him. No need to give him the highest tender because no one would go after JC for a 1st and a 3rd. As it stands most teams that need a QB are in the upper half of the 1st Rd and that would be too high for him as well.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Jared Allen went from KC to Minny for a 1st and 3rd I believe. Denver can match any offer if they really want to keep him anyway. Just are going to have to pay the big contract to do so.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | March 3, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

owners have all the leverage, they can match any offer, we want JC, JC will be here and we will make the wild card

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse


If we really did "want" JC, we could sign him to a long-term contract.

If anyone offers the Skins a 1st rounder for JC, you can bet Shanny and Allen will be falling over each other in a rush to the phone to accept it.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... Jason and our fourth rounder to St Louis for their #1. Gives us Bradford and Okung in the first and we still have the 5th pick in the second round.

I would use it for a corner, but would certainly look to see which NT's, OT's, G or RB's fall to us instead..

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

JC is trade bait. I doubt anyone wants to give up a first, but now that he is off the market, the team can bargain for a trade. I think they would have to sign him to a contract and then trade him, but if they want to move him, they just ensured they will get some value out of him.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 3, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

I think there is a team that might have legit interest in JC. The Seahawks. They have to know that at #7 its unlikely they get either Bradford or Clausen, but they have two first rounders, they could sign JC and give up the #14 pick to get a durable QB to backup Hasselbeck, and take over next year.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

"Denver can match any offer if they really want to keep him anyway."

Not any offer. Simply put in a 'poison pill' clause that makes it virtually unable to be matched, similar to how Minnesota thieved Hutchinson from the Seahawks (and how the Seahawks took Burleson from Minnesota in response).

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

If anyone offers the Skins a 1st rounder for JC, you can bet Shanny and Allen will be falling over each other in a rush to the phone to accept it.


Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 4:30 PM

The visual of this deserves a chuckle.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 3, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

If the skins didn’t want JC they wouldn’t have tendered him. No need to give him the highest tender because no one would go after JC for a 1st and a 3rd. As it stands most teams that need a QB are in the upper half of the 1st Rd and that would be too high for him as well.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse


I'm sure the Skins preference is to get rid of him for value. If they can't do that, they're clearly willing to let him have a shot in training camp for a moderate price.

I wouldn't call that "wanting" JC.

Even if a team thinks a 1st rounder is too high, they can offer something else. The tender is simply a starting point for haggling.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... Jason and our fourth rounder to St Louis for their #1. Gives us Bradford and Okung in the first and we still have the 5th pick in the second round.

I would use it for a corner, but would certainly look to see which NT's, OT's, G or RB's fall to us instead..

Posted by: edvar

Ummmm, its Jason and our #4 OVERALL pick (not 4th round) for the Rams #1 OVERALL

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Why wouldn't a team want to give up a first? The Rams have been in the top 5 of the draft for like 4 years now. That's an average of like 40-50 million guaranteed for who? Does anybody really think an owner wants that burden every year?

If I was an owner I would trade this years first, then wait for 2011 when there will maybe be a rookie cap. Makes sense to me.

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 3, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Colts place first-round tender on Antoine Bethea

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 3, 2010 4:06 PM ET

The Indianapolis Colts have placed the first-round tender on Antoine Bethea, indicating that the safety who started all 16 games last season won't be going anywhere.

>>>>>>>>

So a first round tender on Antoine Bethea means he won't be going anywhere, but a first round tender on Jason Campbell means that Shanahan doesn't want him?

Must mean that the Colts don't want Antoine Bethea either.

[Sarcasm off]
What the 1st/3rd things means for Dumervil is that he's getting paid more relative to what he got paid last year ... but both Bethea and Campbell were getting paid more than Dumervil last year, so their "lower" tenders means that their salaries don't escalate by as high a percentage as Dumervil's.

Also, if I remember correctly, Dumervil saw his draft stock "fall" due to his performance at the Combine according the the mock geniuses at the time. Marcus Vick must be dancing somewhere. I have no idea what I just meant.

Posted by: dcsween | March 3, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Redskins placed the first-round tender on quarterback Jason Campbell, according to a league source.


Campbell
If any team wants to sign Campbell to an offer sheet, the Redskins would have seven days to match or get back the other team's first-round pick.

The first-round tender for a player that has played five seasons like Campbell is $2.621 million, but Campbell's tag is for more than $3.1 million because it is 110 percent of a player's 2009 base salary.

Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.

Posted by: KurtShanaman | March 3, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Campbell's been given a 1st round tender :)

Posted by: Havemercyplz | March 3, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Ummmm, its Jason and our #4 OVERALL pick (not 4th round) for the Rams #1 OVERALL

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 4:39 PM |

WRONG!

No deal

As it stands, if they try to sign Jason, they would have to compensate us with a first round pick. This just sweetens the deal for them. We would under no circumstances package our #1 pick in that deal.

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I guess Reid is on the phone trying to find a quote from the Campbell camp.

Considering he got scooped by Schefter and Co., he can't just post something up here that states only basic facts.


Hope Reid gets something interesting, but I bet it will be a standard:

"Jason Campbell says he's looking forward to competing this season".

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

dc, EGG-ZACTLY....the colts want bethea, we however are moving on without jc, despite the exact same thing happening...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

2nd rounder for Heyer? Am bracing myself for the stampede. I think I could be a 4th rounder on that basis. I still believe JC could make it with a decent supporting cast and more than 1 season in the same scheme, but i wouldn't turn down a 1st rounder...

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | March 3, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse


If the skins didn’t want JC they wouldn’t have tendered him. No need to give him the highest tender because no one would go after JC for a 1st and a 3rd. As it stands most teams that need a QB are in the upper half of the 1st Rd and that would be too high for him as well.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse


I'm sure the Skins preference is to get rid of him for value. If they can't do that, they're clearly willing to let him have a shot in training camp for a moderate price.

I wouldn't call that "wanting" JC.

Even if a team thinks a 1st rounder is too high, they can offer something else. The tender is simply a starting point for haggling.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 4:38 PM

The "wanting" that I'm talking about is the value that JC has whether that means a negotiated compensation or a stop gap 1 year QB. This was the obvious move despite what some of the nincompoops were saying on RI.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Who's your weed man?

Posted by: RedDMV | March 3, 2010 3:47 PM


Some dudes who are Rastafarian.....So I can get real mellow....Maaaaan....

Posted by: 4thFloor |

Come to LA fellas. In many a neighborhood there are more legal marijuana clinics than Starbucks. And even a blind pig can find a "Doc" who for $200 will find something "wrong" with you that allows you unlimited supplies of many varieties of fine weed.

I had another point but um...

Posted by: TheCork | March 3, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

What would be interesting is if Marshall AND Dumervil got signed elsewhere - particularly to a team drafting high. Rumors are the Broncos are tight with cash nowadays - all of a sudden they get three #1 picks? Could be interesting.

I heard an interesting question somewhere. What if you've got a high first rounder and don't want to pay a rookie that much guarranteed $$$. What if you decide to stick another team - say a division rival with that price tag by signing one of their high level RFA's. Maybe KC or Oakland would like to stick it to Denver.

Posted by: skinswest | March 3, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Ummmm, its Jason and our #4 OVERALL pick (not 4th round) for the Rams #1 OVERALL

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 4:39 PM |

WRONG!

No deal

As it stands, if they try to sign Jason, they would have to compensate us with a first round pick. This just sweetens the deal for them. We would under no circumstances package our #1 pick in that deal.

Posted by: edvar

Just repeating the rumor. If Shanahan is confident Bradford is the next Elway, he does the deal.

You can have an opinion on it, but neither of us has a vote.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Would a 3rd rounder be acceptable for a starting QB? "No of course not, that's why we tendered him with a first round tag." You never pay sticker price for a new car. You always ask more for what you eventually end up, it's all part of negotiations. That's why he'll end up leaving for a 2nd rounder. so that who ever is dum enough to give up their second rounder they don't feel totally dooped.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 3, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

And if they don't draft Bradford at #1, why wouldn't we have a shot at getting him?

That's a little too much QB action for the Rams.

Posted by: psps23 | March 3, 2010 4:26 PM

We still couldn't get him @ 4 because someone will trade up with Detriot or the Bucs to get bradford...

...I don't think they want Clausen....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

You can have an opinion on it, but neither of us has a vote.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 4:59 PM

True that.

I was just guessing at what our FO would do. I wouldn't trade JC to get Bradford at #1 anyway. Too much money and risk...

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I've never been a fan of drafting the QB at the top of the draft. It has hurt as many teams as its helped. And that isn't what you want with a top pick.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I'll take a McCoy in the 2nd rounder....He indeed has won on every level since high school.....

No way we can even have a chance to get Bradford or Okung....

JC to the Rams for their 1st pick in the 2nd round....Book it! (unless they get McNabb)

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 4:16 PM

If your right then Suh or G. McCoy would be available at #4. Might find a willing trade down partner in that scenario. If the Rams draft Bradford I could see that happening.

1. Stl - Bradford
2. Det -Suh/McCoy
3. TB - Okung - I think they'd rather have a stud LT for Freeman than Berry
4. Skins - Suh/McCoy - trade down - Clausen another possibility

Posted by: skinswest | March 3, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Now that JC's value has been set, I'm really interested in seeing what kind of market is out there for him.

JC has alot of supporters and apologists up here who seem to think he's the cat's pajamas and a playoff-bound QB given the right situation. There are alot of teams out there who could use a QB as good as the one that the JC supporters project in their minds (and on this blog).

I'll be very interested in seeing if the market agrees with the JC supporters or not.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Maybe TB would take one of the DT's which would let the skins take Okung but I still think they'd rather have a stud LT to protect their young QB. Seems like the highest premiums go to QB's, LT's and DE's not necessarily DT's

Posted by: skinswest | March 3, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... Jason and our fourth rounder to St Louis for their #1. Gives us Bradford and Okung in the first and we still have the 5th pick in the second round.

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 4:33 PM |

Dude - put down the pipe and come back online when the white rabbit has split. StL wouldn't even nibble on Camp and our 2nd for their 1st.

Posted by: ElDrano | March 3, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I'll be very interested in seeing if the market agrees with the JC supporters or not.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 5:06 PM |

You mean stoners like this edvar dud?

Posted by: ElDrano | March 3, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Ummmm, its Jason and our #4 OVERALL pick (not 4th round) for the Rams #1 OVERALL

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 4:39 PM

I don't think it works this way b/c until Campbell signs the tender, he isn't the Skins' guy to trade. Or maybe, if they tried to do that trade, the tender would travel with him ... and the Rams would have to pay him the tender amount ... but another team could make a longer term offer, which the Rams could match ... or get a first round pick in return.

I just dont't think its that easy to trade a restricted free agency after he's been tendered and before he's signed (or chosen not to sign). The one thing I remember is that a tendered RFA is not required to show up to team activities until he signs the tender.

Posted by: dcsween | March 3, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Here's the list of top 5 QB picks since 1995:

Kerry Collins
Steve McNair
Ryan Leaf
Peyton Manning
Akili Smith
Donovan McNabb
Tim Couch
michael vick
Joey Harrington
david carr
Carson Palmer
eli manning
Philip Rivers
Alex Smith
Vince Young
JaMarcus Russell
Matt Ryan
Mark Sanchez
Matt Stafford

How many of these guys turned into a very good investment for their teams?

I'll take Ryan, Sanchez and Stafford off the list because its too early to judge them, though Ryan is looking good.

16 names remain:
Rivers, McNabb, McNair, Peyton and eli are the ONLY guys in this group that were very good players for the teams that drafted them. 5 guys!!!

Palmer has been hurt too much, vick caused his team a lot of harm. Jury is out on Vince Young. The rest haven't been very helpful to the team that picked them.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1

U got a list of later round QB picks since 1995?

Posted by: sthai75 | March 3, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

JC has alot of supporters and apologists up here who seem to think he's the cat's pajamas and a playoff-bound QB given the right situation.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 5:06 PM |

So why was it that they couldn't get a 3rd rounder for the dud when they were lungeing for Cut and needed picks for a proposed deal? Of course since then the dud was the QB for a 4-12 team that badly underachieved so hey I guess his stock has apprec since l'affaire du Cut.

Posted by: ElDrano | March 3, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 5:18 PM |

What you didn't factor into your post was who was doing the choosing. Prob a lot of those times a Leaf pick was made the selectors weren't QB gurus.

Posted by: ElDrano | March 3, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

CR22 gets 1st rounder also if it hasn't been said yet

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

PFT now reporting that 'Skins have extended Carlos Rodgers a first round tender.

Posted by: manlius1 | March 3, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/

slice and dice anyway you want

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

It's ironic so many of you are blasting Heyer, proving you'd be no better at running the team than Cerrato was.

We need o-line depth! Heyer is critical to that. He's a great player for a backup, with experience under his belt. If we'd had more Heyers, we wouldn't have been in as big a mess last year.

Besides, we may need for him to start again this year. Left tackle is our first priority. Then the right. And we're in a two-year rebuilding mode.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 3, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 5:18 PM |

What you didn't factor into your post was who was doing the choosing. Prob a lot of those times a Leaf pick was made the selectors weren't QB gurus.

Posted by: ElDrano

Is Shanahan a QB guru?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Not sure what your problem is ElDrano. I was just tossing out a guess at what the FO might do.

Rams have had the #2 pick in the draft the last two years, and have the #1 pick this year. That's a lot of money.

They need a QB, so here's a chance to get a QB at a reasonable cost, negotiate there own contract with him, move out of the #1 spot and pick up another draft pick.

Try to keep up.

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

So four contracts at the door to the house, or up to four second round picks. I'm thinking ROCKY Mc gets offered. Will we match or take the second?

And I'm thinking no offers on HEYER, GOLSTON, and only a slight possible on DOUGHTY.

SOUP, LOS, MONTGOMERY still hasn't been offered, right?

Our UFA's haven't been locked up yet, to wit: The RED SNAPPER, LEVI JONES, MIKE WILLIAMS, TODD YODER, RENALDO WYNN, HUNTER SMITH.

Sign YODER and SMITH, please. Say thanks for the memories to WYNN, a great locker-room presence and fine individual.

We are in the process with CASEY RABACH and PHILLIP DANIELS.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 3, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

You mean stoners like this edvar dud?

Posted by: ElDrano | March 3, 2010 5:14 PM

I'm not sure if edvar likes that sweet stinky weed but he meant the 4th overall pick + JC for the Rams #1.

I could see the Rams liking that deal, but that would be wicked retarded for the Skins.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Come to LA fellas. In many a neighborhood there are more legal marijuana clinics than Starbucks. And even a blind pig can find a "Doc" who for $200 will find something "wrong" with you that allows you unlimited supplies of many varieties of fine weed.

I had another point but um...

Posted by: TheCork | March 3, 2010 4:58 PM

Yeah but then you don't get the opportunity to sit in a guy's apartment and hear all about his vaporizer and salt water fish tank while he helps himself to a sample of something he just sold you.
Put that in your pipe Cork.

Posted by: mack1 | March 3, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

CR22 gets 1st rounder also if it hasn't been said yet

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 5:31 PM

This is a good move.

How about this tho..

After only starting ONE game last year..

Raiders tender Stanford Routt at first- and third-round level

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

JCs 1st rnd tender keeps the other teams guessing, maybe they takin a QB maybe not.

Samuels announcing retirement, okung

Okung is a value at 4, helps the O line, replaces Samuels, protects the QB, protects the RBs

Okung helps on many levels

Bradford or claussen may help on one or zero levels

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

It's ironic so many of you are blasting Heyer, proving you'd be no better at running the team than Cerrato was.

We need o-line depth! Heyer is critical to that. He's a great player for a backup, with experience under his belt. If we'd had more Heyers, we wouldn't have been in as big a mess last year.

Besides, we may need for him to start again this year. Left tackle is our first priority. Then the right. And we're in a two-year rebuilding mode.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 3, 2010 5:36 PM

The only problem with all this is that Heyer can't play. He's a terrible run blocker, and gave up 6.5 sacks that were credited to him as his fault, sooo he's not exactly an ace at protection either.

He's had three years under a great coach and has not progressed. If the guy sucks - he's not depth. If indeed we had more Heyers last year, we still would have had the worst O line in Football.

I do agree that we should be building depth. Players who is young and inexpensive and can play.

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

LOS and ROCK walk, and we get another first and second depending on who beats our offer. Humm, who wants a LOS or ROCKY? Here's hoping; ST. LOUIS and DETROIT. LOL. I really can't see any offer on LOS, but ROCKY Mc, maybe.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 3, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Players who is young and inexpensive and can play.

is...are D'oh.

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Heyer had some good games and some bad games. The line was such a shambles last year due to injury I don't know how you can evaluate his performance. The guy ended the season at left tackle, as position he really can't play. But he might be a pretty good RT with experience. There is also the possibility of putting Levi Jones at RT to start the year with Heyer as backup.

Drafting a right tackle is stupid. Draft guys who have a potential to play left tackle. Right tackles can be picked up in FA or as undrafted FA. For a team like the Redskins, drafting a guy who can only play RT is a total waste of a draft pick.


The positions of need on the OL in order are
LT - Duh
C - Rabach too old.
G - Thomas and Dockery will start the year, but Thomas is way old and might not make it. Rhino could come into his own this year.

So, first round draft a LT. Second round is interesting. You can pick a top prospect at center or guard in this round. But you should also be able to get a quality pick in 3rd round. Which the Redskins don't have. So we may see a trade down out of the second for a lower second and a third round pick, depending on who's available.

QB... with Samuels retirement I think it forces the team to choose a LT in the first round. So either they pick a QB like Lefevour (who walks like a dork) or Pike in the second round, or forgo that choice until next year.

Maybe Shanalamadingdong thinks Brennan can play in his system?

Posted by: dpc2003 | March 3, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

This is the smart move and gives us a lot of flexibility.

If a team is dumb enough to make an offer, the Skins get another 1st.

If the Skins really want to draft a QB and move him, we can trade him for a high second.

If we want him to be a placeholder for a year, we can do that too.

JC is worth more than a low 2nd even with all of his limitations. I could see us in discussion with a lot of the teams with high 2nd rounders. If the Rams go DT at #1 and fail to trade for one of Philly's QBs, I could see Campbell being another trade option for them.

That is, assuming Shanahan wants to draft Bradford.

Posted by: manifested | March 3, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Select the day's most intriguing thread:

a. Heyer given second-round tender by Redskins

b. Jason Campbell has not received tender, 'not really worried'

c. Peppers' price sky-high; will any team meet it?

d.McIntosh 'on short end of the stick' in uncapped year


Moe rolls with 'B' as you'd think the team would want to send a message to JC that he was locked and secured as starter.

We'll see what happens.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 3, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

drafting a guy who can only play RT is a total waste of a draft pick.


Soooo...Jansen as a second round pick was a waste? Not sure I can go along with that one.

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

pab-

Whatcha gonna do when Okung goes #2 to Detroit?

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

but they have two first rounders, they could sign JC and give up the #14 pick to get a durable QB to backup Hasselbeck, and take over next year.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 4:34 PM |

zjfr2 dude. See

Posted by: ElDrano | March 3, 2010 5:24 PM |

for a diff take on how much the market would offer for Camp.

Posted by: ElDrano | March 3, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Whoops -- sorry Heyer had 3 games at LT last year, but I think Jones ended the year there. Getting eaten up by NYG and DAL DL, as I recall.

Let's see, Heyer gave up 6.5 sacks? The team as a whole gave up 46! Crikey, he's awful.. NT!

Posted by: dpc2003 | March 3, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

deez, first I will cry just a little then take Davis, berry, or G McCoy.

Anything but a qb, just like last year

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Tendering players is the best way to make others do the contract terms, that way youll see what such players worth on the open market so you wont over/under value them. Its a win/win for the team since you can get your homework done by other team or youll get compensation if you think the contract is beyond what you think the player is financially worth.

Posted by: arbano1 | March 3, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Heyer starts(3)LT (13)RT:8 sacks 11 QB hits 33 QB pressures
Levi starts(9)LT (0)RT:6 sacks 14 QB hits 19 QB pressures

Same people calling for Heyer to hit the road are begging for Levi to be resigned. Levi was statistically rated the 76th worst OT out of 77. Heyer is a good back up. Besides Vinny, how many of you expected Heyer to be anything more than a back up. He is a cheap, young, durable & experienced backup.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

deez, first I will cry just a little then take Davis, berry, or G McCoy.

Anything but a qb, just like last year

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 6:08 PM

I see it going
1-Bradford
2-Okung
3-Suh
Possibly someone would trade up for McCoy. If not Berry, McCoy, Bulaga in that order.

I think Davis is a RT.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Yup, second round. Still stand by it, there are lots and lots of RT playing today that have been drafted in 4th and lower rounds. Or guys playing RT that were drafted for other positions (i.e. Damien Woody drafted as a center) that didn't quite make it at those positions.

RT should be a place you put guys that couldn't quite play LT or G. Not drafted especially to play there.

Jansen was an exception.

By the way, the 1999 draft was really REALLY weak. Maybe that's why Ditka traded all his picks to WAS to pick Ricky Williams.

Posted by: dpc2003 | March 3, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Deisel44 - I agree. Levi didn't look any better than Heyer. I am not in the camp that says sign him and hand him the starting RT job.

Obviously they plan to bring Heyer back to camp. My point is we should continue to bring in competition to see if we can't find somebody better. There's a lot of room for improvement there.

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm also not sure how bad Heyer actually is as a backup. Ideally a backup steps in and has quality starters around him. He certainly didn't have that advantage this year.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 3, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

If there was a "tender" that said, "Take this stiff Heyer off our hands and we'll throw in a fifth-rounder," it would have made more sense. Waste of meal money.

Posted by: TheophilusS | March 3, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

You cannot be serious! Who's next, Will Montgomery?

Posted by: dcwun | March 3, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

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