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Packers wait for their RFAs to sign their tenders

With June 15 approaching quickly, the Packers have three restricted free agents whose tender offers may soon be dropping if they fail to accept them.

Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel points out that cornerback Tramon Williams, defensive lineman Johnny Jolly, and safety Atari Bigby have yet to accept offers in the amount of $3.168 million, $2.521 million, and $1.759 million, respectively.

Williams’ could see his offer plunge to $584,078 if he doesn’t sign before 12:00 a.m. ET.  Jolly’s would drop to $589,501.  Bigby faces a modest reduction in the range of $54,000, since 110 percent of his 2009 base salary equates to $1,704,538.

We’re told that Bigby has received a letter regarding the team’s intent to drop his offer.  It’s likely, then, that the others have received the same letter.

That said, we continue to believe that the Collective Bargaining Agreement does not require advance notice of the intention to reduce the offer.  At least one agent who represents more than one restricted free agent agrees with our characterization.

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32 Responses to “Packers wait for their RFAs to sign their tenders”
  1. Johnnyb612 says: Jun 14, 2010 5:10 PM

    Breaking news. I wonder how long Florio had this one in the can.

  2. Bun McSticky says: Jun 14, 2010 5:15 PM

    Its Packer’s news….does it really matter?

  3. Ambrose says: Jun 14, 2010 5:20 PM

    I read a pointless comment on here from Contra about one minute ago. All of a sudden it disappeared. It looks like his comment got dropped from this site faster than a Viking fan jaw dropping open in disbelief, when Favre threw that game losing interception last year.

  4. va4favre says: Jun 14, 2010 5:33 PM

    Ambrose, What planet are you on? The Favre INT still kept the game a tie–as you well know. The Rodgers fumble lost the game. You seem mentally challenged but you should be able to keep this straight. Maybe you confused Favre with Manning and his game ending INT in the SB?

  5. Contra says: Jun 14, 2010 5:36 PM

    My comments keep getting removed. Apparently the crying from Packer Fans reached this sites small brass. Grow a pair and post the comment!

  6. Contra says: Jun 14, 2010 5:39 PM

    PFT is not posting my comments. Whats the matter? Sensitive much? Bob Nelson and Jimmy Smith can post but not me?

  7. JimmySmith says: Jun 14, 2010 5:43 PM

    If it makes you feel any better, my comments get screened all the time, you should see the comments that never make it, I am praising Viking fans and their team left and right and it gets screened.

  8. ZennyandtheBrets says: Jun 14, 2010 5:45 PM

    Who? Who? and Who? Let them walk.

  9. Contra says: Jun 14, 2010 5:50 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    June 14, 2010 5:43 PM
    If it makes you feel any better, my comments get screened all the time, you should see the comments that never make it, I am praising Viking fans and their team left and right and it gets screened.
    ———
    Funny but i dont buy it one bit.

  10. Sterling says: Jun 14, 2010 5:53 PM

    va4favre: My sentiments exactly.
    Anyone who thinks Favre’s INT lost the NFC championship game for the Vikings either has no understanding of football or is purposefully ignoring the fact that five of Favre’s teammates fumbled the ball awayw, and at least two of those series were certain to have produced points, as the fumbles occurred inside the Saints’ 20 and 5 yard lines; Harvin’s fumble inside the Vikings’ own 20 gave NO their only TD of the second half. Take away any of those plays and the Vikings win, regardless of the INT. Let’s not forget Favre’s courageous play on a very badly injured ankle that was the product of a dirty hit.
    And the ankle brings up a point I’ve not heard ANYONE talk about: Given the fact that a QB’s feet are very important to the mechanics of throwing, and that we hear all the time about the importance of planting the feet prior to a throw, why in the hell did Chilly call the play for Favre to roll out, when he KNEW Favre was playing on two (as we learned later) bum ankles?? It’s a risky play when the QB is healthy, given that the “safe” throwing zone is quite narrow; when a QB can’t properly run or plant his feet, it becomes an idiotic call – as we saw. Why not a quick slant? Would’ve kept the ball in the middle of the field, and Favre is among the best, if not THE best, at executing a slant.

  11. Ambrose says: Jun 14, 2010 6:11 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    June 14, 2010 5:43 PM
    …..you should see the comments that never make it. I am praising Viking fans and their team left and right and it gets screened.
    ———————————————–
    This one made me laugh. Good one.

  12. GobiasINC_1 says: Jun 14, 2010 6:19 PM

    Contra, you rebel. You no-good-nic.

  13. murray22 says: Jun 14, 2010 6:20 PM

    Contra. Your problem is not that you are an ignorant blowhard who knows zero about football. Trust me, the above description of you is accurate. But your biggest obstacle is that on top of being ignorant, you are boring. Come up with something new for a change and you might stay posted.

  14. PurpleRaid12 says: Jun 14, 2010 6:41 PM

    and Packer fans wait for a Viking article to be written…… this isn’t news.

  15. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Jun 14, 2010 6:48 PM

    Williams is the only one of the three with any kind of leverage.

  16. Contra says: Jun 14, 2010 6:49 PM

    murray22 says:
    June 14, 2010 6:20 PM
    Contra. Your problem is not that you are an ignorant blowhard who knows zero about football. Trust me, the above description of you is accurate. But your biggest obstacle is that on top of being ignorant, you are boring. Come up with something new for a change and you might stay posted.
    ———–
    No, I wont trust you because that is not accurate. If it were true that about 75% of all posters, including you, would never land a single post on this site.

  17. purpleguy says: Jun 14, 2010 6:53 PM

    Jolly should’ve signed his tender the day his trial was officially slated to start the day training camp opens. Then again, like the Vikes’ Ray Edwards, neither Bigby nor Jolly will ever be confused with Rhodes scholars.

  18. skimbell says: Jun 14, 2010 7:26 PM

    “…What planet are you on? The Favre INT still kept the game a tie–as you well know. The Rodgers fumble lost the game…
    _____________________________
    Yeah, I mean it just ended the queens shot at winning the game but hey, remember, the vikes beat the Pack TWICE-2 times that is-A season sweep last year-YEAAAAAH!!

  19. mattgso says: Jun 14, 2010 7:26 PM

    Favre choked. Just like when he choked for the Packers and you Hovan lovers said he blew it. Choke is a choke regardless of team.

  20. royale2k100 says: Jun 14, 2010 7:26 PM

    # va4favre says: June 14, 2010 5:33 PM
    Ambrose, What planet are you on? The Favre INT still kept the game a tie–as you well know. The Rodgers fumble lost the game. You seem mentally challenged but you should be able to keep this straight. Maybe you confused Favre with Manning and his game ending INT in the SB?
    ————-
    You have got to be kidding me right, the desperation that Vikings fans go to defend their almighty QB. Favre’s INT forced the game into overtime which LEAD the Saints to win the game in the end. Are you going to blame losing the coin toss on the refs too? The Vikings fumbled the ball 4 times in that game and still made it go into OT, there’s only so many chances a team can get.

  21. TiceWasBetter says: Jun 14, 2010 7:33 PM

    As soon as you see Packers or Vikings in the headline you just know its going to turn into a slander-fest between the two teams’ fanbase, and most of the comments have nothing to actually deal with the original post.
    Classic!
    What are you Packer fans going to complain about during the offseason if the Vikings move? Surely you won’t care anymore about the Vikes, and the Bears haven’t nearly pissed off as many Packer-backers as the Vikings have. And some of you REALLY hate the Vikings
    Afterall NO Viking fan will care about them if they leave Minnesota either, its really going to be a shame to lose this rivalry.
    If they move.

  22. Ruvell100 says: Jun 14, 2010 7:37 PM

    Contra, you’re like Forrest Gump trying to be witty. He was a millionaire too, so I guess I might believe that you are going to retire at 32.
    Williams should get a long term deal. Jolly is out. They like Burnett alot, so who knows with Bigby. He was great in 07 and showed flashes of his former self last year. But he’s hurt alot and like purpleguy said, he’s no Rhodes Scholar.

  23. badfish69 says: Jun 14, 2010 7:59 PM

    Favre apologists unite!!!
    Never mind the fact that the reason you bring in a veteran QB like Favre is to NOT throw that pass in that situation, but it is Childress’ fault. Or was it the receivers fault? I can’t keep it straight anymore.
    Did you all hear it was Mike McCarthey’s fault that Favre threw the ball to the only covered receiver on the field during OT of the 2007 NFC Championship Game? Forget the fact that it was a run play audibled into a pass by Favre. That makes no difference. It’s never Brett’s fault.

  24. Contra says: Jun 14, 2010 8:07 PM

    Ruvell100 says:
    June 14, 2010 7:37 PM
    Contra, you’re like Forrest Gump trying to be witty. He was a millionaire too, so I guess I might believe that you are going to retire at 32.

  25. badfish69 says: Jun 14, 2010 8:07 PM

    Favre is a one of the all-time great QB’s. He wins a lot of regular season games, and had a resurgent year last year. He’s a no brainer first ballot HOF’er, but lets face it he hasn’t been a clutch playoff performer for 13 years. Viking fans are hoping like Packer fans did for all those years that maybe this year will be the year. Maybe it will, but I wouldn’t bet any money on it.

  26. royale2k100 says: Jun 14, 2010 11:46 PM

    I wouldn’t mind Jolly not coming back. He’s the biggest turd in Green Bay since Bre……

  27. RealityTrip says: Jun 15, 2010 4:01 AM

    Vikes will not move and I find it hilarious that the conversation is polarized about Vikings/packers. Too many packer fans bitch and too many Viking fans laugh at you.
    Hear it? I am laughing at you bozos! Next subject about our respective clubs will be packer fans taunting and Viking fans laughing. Bck and forth it goes…..

  28. Strick says: Jun 15, 2010 9:37 AM

    Gee… comments getting screened? Maybe… just maybe… it’s because they were just the typical Packer-hating/Viking-hating crap that stinks up every other comment sheet while having NOTHING to do with the article they’re attached to.
    We don’t like each other. We already know that. Move on.
    Bigby, Jolly and Williams aren’t exactly rocket surgeons. This isn’t a good year to be walking around with your nose out of joint. Why don’t their high-priced agents explain that to them?

  29. Supersuckers says: Jun 15, 2010 12:28 PM

    Ruvell100 says:
    June 14, 2010 7:37 PM
    Contra, you’re like Forrest Gump trying to be witty. He was a millionaire too, so I guess I might believe that you are going to retire at 32.
    Williams should get a long term deal. Jolly is out. They like Burnett alot, so who knows with Bigby. He was great in 07 and showed flashes of his former self last year. But he’s hurt alot and like purpleguy said, he’s no Rhodes Scholar.
    ————
    Did this idiot really say he was going to retire at 32? If so…Contra please explain your master plan. Im guessing you will come up with a disability and live off the rest of us. Reading some of your posts makes me a bigger idiot then I already am.

  30. RC IV says: Jun 15, 2010 1:15 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    June 15, 2010 12:28 PM
    Reading some of your posts makes me a bigger idiot then I already am.
    ======================
    That’s virtually impossible.

  31. Ruvell100 says: Jun 15, 2010 8:35 PM

    Oh yes, Super. Many times. He asked me today how the view from behind was…as he is clearly outdistancing all of us in life.

  32. RC IV says: Jun 16, 2010 1:31 PM

    Either that or he wants you to make his brown eye blue……

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