Training camp in two weeks and only those players under contract can participate. As I wrote earlier, Tyson Alualu at #10 will probably not make the deadline. He needs to take control and manage the process and not lay back and let his agent do the work. That is an excuse players use, “it is up to my agent”. Well it isn’t Tyson, it is up to you. Climb in the front seat and help drive this contract to completion. I no longer have patience for holdouts. This is your first warning Tyson, get moving.
It is signing time Alualu. Call D’Anthony tell him
As for our second round draft choice, D’Anthony Smith, it is time to sign. Call your agent right now and make the deal. You were selected at #74 and here is what is on the table.
Major Wright, the Safety from Florida was selected at #75. He signed a 4-year $2.635M with $844,700 guaranteed.
Jerome Murphy,the CB from South Florida was selected at #65. He signed a 4 year, $2.727M with a $937,739 signing bonus.
Ed Dickson, the TE out of Oregon was selected at #70. He signed a 3 year, $1.877M with a $662,500 signing bonus.
Amari Spievey,the CB out of Iowa was selected at #66. He signed a 3 year $1.912M with a $697,000 signing bonus.
Here is the deal D’Anthony. Take 4 years at $2.7 million and an $870,000 bonus or 3 years at $1.75 million with a $680,000 bonus. My advise? Take the 4 years and get in here and work your behind off. The big money will be after you show it.
Of course, the Jaguars may not want to sign for another week or 10 days. A young guy with half a million dollars cash in his pocket and two weeks before work starts is not a good combination. Sign the deal D’Anthony.
Tyson, get off the couch, pick up the phone and be here day one. We don’t like slackers in Jacksonville. Don’t be one. Get an apartment, load the family, sign the deal and move in. In other words “Show up for work on time”!
- Terry O’Brien