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: March 02, 2007, 12:35:06 PM

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WILFORD RIPE FOR THE PLUCKING?

Thanks to a tip from our pal Gregg Rosenthal of Rotoworld.com, it appears that official NFL records reveal that the Jaguars have tendered receiver Ernest Wilford at the low level of $850,000.

Published reports suggested that Wilford would be tendered at the new second-round level.

This means that Wilford can be had for a multi-year offer sheet that becomes fully guaranteed if, for example, Wilford plays five football games in Jacksonville in any year of the deal.

Wilford was a fourth-round pick in 2004.  Thus, if someone else signs him and the Jags opt not to match, they'll get a fourth-round pick as compensation.

As we see it, either the Jags have decided that they'd be happy to get a fourth-round pick for Wilford, or they're just stupid.  If someone else wants him bad enough to give up a four, he's as good as gone.

Along these same lines, we can't figure out why the Redskins gave punter Derrick Frost the low tender.  Frost was undrafted, so the 'Skins get no compensation if someone else signs him.  And someone else will be able to get him via the poison pill device.

As we see it, the 'Skins would have been smarter to save the $850,000 in cap space and not tender Frost at any level.  Or, if they really wanted to keep him, they should have bumped the number to $1.3 million, which would have triggered the second-round level of compensation -- and as a practical matter would have scared off any other suitors. 

IMO Wilford is a perfect fit for this offense and would be well-worth the 4th rounder


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#1 : March 02, 2007, 12:50:18 PM

Maybe not?  More from PFT:

WILFORD WAS TENDERED AT SECOND-ROUND LEVEL

In response to our story regarding NFL documents indicating that the Jags tendered restricted free agent  receiver Ernest Wilford at the low level, a league source tells us that Wilford was indeed tendered at the second-round level.

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