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4) Even if you thought the contract was fantastic, why not wait a year and sign him as a free agent?  Why throw away the picks?"That is the worst argument. And the answer is easy. You would have to bid against 31 teams. Absolutely no guarantee that he would have signed here. And the fact the secondary was the worst in the history of the franchise and second worst in the history of the NFL."Instead of bidding against ourselves?  We paid a player coming off injury $4 million more than anybody else was willing to give him when healthy!

At least the Bucs gave up two draft picks for the right to do so...also something no other team was reported to be interested in doing.

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