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Michael Griffin plans to participate in Titans’ offseason program

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As explained earlier on Friday, franchise players who have not yet signed their tender offers can still participate in their teams’ offseason programs.  Though rare, it’s not unprecedented.

And it’s happening again.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Titans safety Michael Griffin will take part in the team’s offseason program.  The Titans have applied the one-year franchise tag to Griffin, a first-round draft choice in 2007.

The move gives Griffin no leverage toward a long-term deal, unless the Titans plan to reward him for showing up by paying him.  Conversely, if Griffin is fine with the one-year franchise tender, then he should just sign it.

Of course, if showing up helps Griffin get his long-term deal, look for more unsigned franchise players to do the same.

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7 Responses to “Michael Griffin plans to participate in Titans’ offseason program”
  1. gtorlone says: Apr 13, 2012 7:27 PM

    The Bears will undoubtedly try to use this example as bargaining leverage with Matt Forte. Why won’t they just give that guy a contract? Most disrespected running back in the league.

  2. jagsfanugh says: Apr 13, 2012 7:39 PM

    This is an example of a guy that loves the game. If players don’t show then teams should just cut them. There is always someone to step up.

  3. fijabbersman345 says: Apr 13, 2012 7:53 PM

    Cool, someone who wants to show up for his job and play the game. If somebody at a cubicle desk job showed up and asked for a huge pay raise every time they did what they were supposed to do, they’d get fired.

  4. alonestartexan says: Apr 13, 2012 8:19 PM

    This guy was a tool when VY was on the team, Glad to see that he’s now stepping up to be a leader to the younger guys.

    Message to Finnegan (now in St. Louis) This is what you do when you want to get paid !

  5. phoff12 says: Apr 13, 2012 8:56 PM

    gtorlone says:
    Apr 13, 2012 7:27 PM
    The Bears will undoubtedly try to use this example as bargaining leverage with Matt Forte. Why won’t they just give that guy a contract? Most disrespected running back in the league.
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    He’s a running back and this isn’t 1984 he needs to accept that he’s not getting 10 million a year.

  6. butkismyditka says: Apr 13, 2012 9:18 PM

    gtorlone says:
    Apr 13, 2012 7:27 PM
    The Bears will undoubtedly try to use this example as bargaining leverage with Matt Forte. Why won’t they just give that guy a contract? Most disrespected running back in the league.
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    Really? You might have heard of a guy named Mr. Jackson. He plays in St. Louis, he’s been getting ran into the ground and put up wet for a while now, against 8 in the box on every snap, with zero help. Forte is a crybaby anyways.

  7. chawk12thman says: Apr 13, 2012 11:04 PM

    Day 1 – injured; no contract. Too bad, no pay……. While admirable, this doesn’t seem to be a good business move.

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