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Bobby Wade takes a pay cut to keep job

Vikings wide receiver Bobby Wade became known more for his words than his production this offseason.

First, he said that former Bears teammate Brian Urlacher called Jay Cutler a word that was also a portion of the name of a famous James Bond villianess.  Then, Wade claimed that Tarvaris Jackson knew he would be the Vikings starting quarterback.

In both cases, Wade backed off his original statements, in the interests of harmony.

On Thursday, he backed down from his original 2009 salary in the interest of keeping his job. 

(Some might call that a “pussy” move, but it’s a lot smarter than getting cut.)

Wade was scheduled to make $3 million, but that total will be cut in half, according to multiple published reports.  There was speculation that Wade could be released after the team drafted Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice re-emerged in Minnesota.

Instead, the man who has led the Vikings in receptions the last two years will stick around as a veteran insurance policy behind his young teammates.  Wade admits Harvin will take a lot of his work in the slot.

“It does cut into it, a little bit,” Wade said in August. “But we were carrying on a big load.”

This should free up Wade to take more snaps on the outside and on special teams, not to mention serve his unofficial role as team spokesman.

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24 Responses to “Bobby Wade takes a pay cut to keep job”
  1. Hap says: Sep 4, 2009 11:01 AM

    How about Marshall to Vikes ?

  2. hayward giablommi says: Sep 4, 2009 11:01 AM

    The sooner this gutless pussy is out of the league, the better.

  3. marcduke says: Sep 4, 2009 11:02 AM

    Hey Bobby, I think Brett Favre has your money.
    “Sidney Rice re-emerged in Minnesota.”
    Did I miss something? When did that happen?

  4. Bearfan54 says: Sep 4, 2009 11:11 AM

    Bobby Wades mouth cost him 1.5 mil.
    He’s a pussy!

  5. Dewey Axewound says: Sep 4, 2009 11:15 AM

    “It does cut into it, a little bit,” Wade said earlier in August. “But we were carrying on a big load.”
    This should free up Wade to take more snaps on the outside and on special teams, not to mention serve his unofficial role as team spokesman.
    ================================
    A “big load” of what?
    Schism?
    (part scandal, part jism)
    How about garbage, feces, drama, dysfunction, hype, ineptitude, delusion, or suckitude?
    More snaps on special teams, huh?
    Who will serve the role as the team’s unofficial FUMBLER extraordinaire, he or Adrianne?
    Or maybe Bratt?
    For the first time in his life, maybe he’ll actually *try* (I don’t think it will matter) to reduce the number of interceptions he throws, leading to holding onto the ball longer, leading to a defensive feeding frenzies on sacks, strips, and takeaways, etc.
    And of course the picks will still be there.
    Then again, the Queens are the ones known for their “feeding frenzies on sacks”…

  6. purple haze harvin says: Sep 4, 2009 11:16 AM

    Hayward giablommi….Listen you troll, I told you earlier this week, Its Haywood, not hayward! lol

  7. sand0 says: Sep 4, 2009 11:19 AM

    Rice has had a very good camp and is healthy this season. Right or wrong, the team is very high on him. Many don’t understand how good of athleticism and hands he has. Percy will take the slot and short passing duties which is a very important aspect of this team to move the sticks. And of course Berrian and Shiancoe will get theirs.
    I think Favre will spread the ball around well as he has done his whole career. I just don’t think there will be many balls left for Wade and Jaymar.
    Really Wade is there as a security blanket in case Percy goes down and Jaymar is there for development and punt returns. The team didn’t want to pay 3mil for a backup and Wade didn’t like his chances of doing better than 1.5 for this team out on the market, especially with all the rumors of veteran slot WR’s getting cut around the league.

  8. Dewey Axewound says: Sep 4, 2009 11:28 AM

    sand0 says:
    September 4, 2009 11:19 AM
    Rice has had a very good camp and is healthy this season. Right or wrong, the team is very high…
    ==============================
    Should’ve just stopped there.

  9. hayward giablommi says: Sep 4, 2009 11:28 AM

    “Hayward giablommi….Listen you troll, I told you earlier this week, Its Haywood, not hayward! lol”
    ^^^^^
    And as I told you earlier, it’s whatever I want it to be.
    Tell someone who cares.

  10. dietrich43 says: Sep 4, 2009 12:14 PM

    Hey, Bobby, I got a phone call from you. Says his name is Urapussey, but I think it’s really Urlacher.

  11. This is not news says: Sep 4, 2009 12:39 PM

    Next up for a pay cut…Deion Branch…or a trade. 3rd rounder anyone..anyone?

  12. jwflez says: Sep 4, 2009 12:52 PM

    listen all of your dumb comments will come back to haunt you all. Most of you think you know this team because you listen to national media reports. Rice is going to be a good #2 get used to it!

  13. JimmySmith says: Sep 4, 2009 12:55 PM

    Even at half the salary, he’s overpaid.
    Next up, ask Berriman to take a pay cut.
    While you are at it, get Favre to give some of his back.

  14. DocBG says: Sep 4, 2009 1:07 PM

    @hayward
    back under the bridge you troll
    @ dewey
    The more i’m thinking about it, the more im convincied you are either named brett and are 12-15 years old, or you named your 12-15 year old son brett, and are now feeling a little burned by your (or your parents) stupid desicion, especially now that you are going to have watch the inspiration behind the name beat the crap out of your backwoods team twice a year. Get over it allready, just tell people that there is a favorite uncle who has the name, you don’t need to tell people where its from.
    Green bay as a town isn’t fit for a single A minor league baseball club. the fact that it took the entire state to “chip in” in order to afford the team isnt adorable either, it means its a sucky state. hence the reason behind brett being one of the most popular names for children between the ages of 5-15 (oddly enough, the same age as many of the commenters on here) HE GAVE THESE NONHUMANS SOMETHING TO ASPIRE TO, now after they banded together to drive him out of the state before he was done playing, they need to go out of their way to be justified in their original desicion.
    Bobby wade did the right thing in taking a paycut, its nice that he doesn’t have unrealistic expectations for what he’s worth and shows that he’s a talented guy.

  15. EskinSux says: Sep 4, 2009 2:16 PM

    Bobby wade did the right thing in taking a paycut,
    ——————————————-
    You really think he had a choice?
    ———————————————–
    its nice that he doesn’t have unrealistic expectations for what he’s worth
    ——————————————–
    Again, you really think he had a choice?…….So, If your employer tells you, either take a paycut or walk, are you going to be “nice” and say OK……..I’m not worth what you are paying me…….Be realistic…..

  16. Obnoxio says: Sep 4, 2009 2:32 PM

    Bobby Wade is the guy who did the pre-meditated helmet spear to Rodney Harrison’s knees. I hope Wade gets cut.

  17. purpleguy says: Sep 4, 2009 2:38 PM

    Wade had no choice to save his job, but they will likely need his experience. I wonder if this means they’ll keep 6 receivers.
    And every time we are forced to scroll down through the swill that Dewey writes, we get a little, no a lot, dumber. At least some of the cheeser posts are funny, while Dewey’s are either stupid, inapplicable, incomprehensible, or all of the above. Move on and out dude — even the other Bears fans think you’re a dope.

  18. Dewey Axewound says: Sep 4, 2009 2:46 PM

    @ DocBG
    God help you, you must be dumb.
    All that inanity you just spewed about the Pack and Brett-naming and all that…
    I confess, I agree with just about all of it.
    Except the hypocrisy that the fan of a LOSER franchise is trying to mock one that at least has a modicum of dignity and more noble history and a bit more class and at least ONE Championship.
    Newsflash, dumbass:
    I’m a Bears fan.
    Which means the chances I even KNOW anyone named Brett are about as likely as the Vikings chances of ever winning a Super Bowl.
    Typical presumptuous (delusional) Queens fan.

  19. Dewey Axewound says: Sep 4, 2009 3:18 PM

    @purpleguy
    Your name is–seriously–”purpleguy”.
    (My name is at least INTENTIONALLY dumb).
    I win.

  20. RagnartheViking says: Sep 4, 2009 3:54 PM

    Too bad we can’t say the same for your posts Dewey.
    That they are unintentionally dumb is more the pity.
    You are actually going to make fun of screen names?
    Shouldn’t you be getting back to 7th grade social studies?
    No, you don’t win. With every pathetic post you lose.
    Just as in life, same as it ever was.

  21. hayward giablommi says: Sep 4, 2009 4:24 PM

    @ Obnoxio
    He’s the one. Frankly, I am a bit surprised you haven’t been flamed by all the vindictive Pats haters who think Rodney deserved to be injured.
    F them, and F Bobby Wade.

  22. purple haze harvin says: Sep 4, 2009 5:44 PM

    God damn it Hayward, you troll, its Haywood!

  23. DocBG says: Sep 4, 2009 6:56 PM

    @ dewey
    If you are a bears fan, then kindly ignore the rant about GB, it still applies to every pigman out of GB though.
    as far as the great dignity of the bears goes, the last time you won a championship was 24 years ago, so way to live up to the windy city nickname huh? you won’t here me on here planning a trip to miami, simply rooting for a team i support. its morons like you, bob nelson, and jimmy smith that actually provided the motivation to register simply to reply to your stupidity. jayne cuntler isn’t going to get to win the division, but you might have a good time fighting with the packers for 2nd. urlacher is well past his prime, and cuntler will quit on your team once things start to go south, (hint, week 6 when you are 1-4, I’ll spot you detroit) Hester is nothing, cunlter’ s a crybaby, urlacher is overrated, and forte will collapse like the cubbies during a stretch run.
    oh well, you guys should trade in “windy city” for “wait till next year – now not just the cubs”

  24. JimmySmith says: Sep 4, 2009 7:24 PM

    delusional Queens fan.
    Isn’t that redundant?

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