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« : March 23, 2012, 09:33:23 AM »

Tulloch’s Numbers Are In; Lofton On Deck?

Posted on March 23, 2012 8:09 am by The Commish
By: Justin Pawlowski



 

Once Stephen Tulloch signed his 5-year deal to return to the Detroit Lions, many eyes were on the financials of his new contract.
 
With many linebackers like Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne still on the open market, Tulloch’s deal could set the precedent on what these other linebackers could expect from other teams.
 
According to Lions beat writer Anwar Richardson, Tulloch received much less than what was expected.
 

Lions LB Stephen Tulloch’s 5-year deal is worth $25 million ($11 million guaranteed), according to a source.
 

Tulloch’s new contract is substantially less than the $9m per year that Curtis Lofton was rumored to be asking for.  Lofton and Tulloch have very similar skill sets, so it would be a safe assumption that Lofton could expect to receive similar offers from teams interested.
 
One team that has been interested and reportedly have given Lofton an offer is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The Buccaneers have refused to give into the high demands of linebackers early in free agency, and now could capitalize on that patience with Tulloch’s deal possibly setting the market.

 

With every day that passes, Curtis Lofton’s price drops.  I still think, even with the signing of Lofa Tatupu, that Lofton could return to the Falcons.  Lofton has been looking for a huge pay day.  If he can’t find a team willing to give in to his outrageous demands and he is forced to settle for a much smaller contract, it is very possible that he settles for that smaller contract with a team in the city he has called home.

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« #1 : March 23, 2012, 09:40:54 AM »

Goooooooooooooooooooood. (Say it like a Sith)

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« #2 : March 23, 2012, 09:47:00 AM »

I don't think he will go back to Atlanta. He has even less leverage with them signing Tatupu. And more leverage with TB due to a terrible LB stable.


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« #3 : March 23, 2012, 09:51:54 AM »

Make it so, Dominik!

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« #4 : March 23, 2012, 09:53:22 AM »

For Tullochs price I would be all for it!


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« #5 : March 23, 2012, 09:54:02 AM »

I think Lofton ends up playing for Atlanta this year on a one year deal, plays balls to the wall, and tries free agency again next year.


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« #6 : March 23, 2012, 09:54:59 AM »

...as a matter of fact, if I had an offer on the table, which I am sure is higher thanTullojs deal was, I would rescind it, and offer a very slight increase over what Tilloch got. His agent screwed him over big time.


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« #7 : March 23, 2012, 09:55:47 AM »

surprise some 3-4 teams arent kicking the tires on him.  unless he's not interested.  but that would be stupid on his part.


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« #8 : March 23, 2012, 09:58:45 AM »

Honestly shocked the Redskins haven't signed him yet. Fletcher AND McIntosh are free agents and Lofton would be an ideal fit in a 3-4 scheme. Seeing that his coverage responsibilities would be limited.

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« #9 : March 23, 2012, 09:59:00 AM »

I think Lofton ends up playing for Atlanta this year on a one year deal, plays balls to the wall, and tries free agency again next year.

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« #10 : March 23, 2012, 10:00:04 AM »

I think Lofton ends up playing for Atlanta this year on a one year deal, plays balls to the wall, and tries free agency again next year.

Ruud's strategy?
Touché!


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« #11 : March 23, 2012, 10:10:38 AM »

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« #12 : March 23, 2012, 10:28:52 AM »

HEY! How did you get the e with the little accent mark on it? I've been trying to figure that out for years!
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« #13 : March 23, 2012, 10:31:04 AM »

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« #14 : March 23, 2012, 10:46:19 AM »

HEY! How did you get the e with the little accent mark on it? I've been trying to figure that out for years!

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