Time for D’Anthony Smith to sign

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.

May 01, 2010: Jaguars Mini-Camp. Jacksonville Jaguars first round draft pick defensive tackle Tyson Alualu (93) signs autographs and talks with the fans after practice at the Jaguars first mini-camp of 2010 held on the practice fields outside of Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.

It is signing time Alualu. Call D’Anthony tell him

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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

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  • zoltanfrombudapest

    I hope within 7 days Smith; Larim; and McGee will be signed.

    Tyson will be a long shot. Even I guess Jeff Lageman said last week; that he expects RECORD NUMBER OF HOLDOUTS! Sadly I think until there will be no rookie salary cap; Agent will ask King’s ransom money to unproven players….

  • Richard

    I doubt he’ll be in camp day one, but I hope he doesn’t hold out for too long. I feel like the 8-11 picks are tricky because their just outside the range of REAL big money and most players still feel they deserve the big bucks. Hopefully Tyson and his agent will not feel this way since neither thought he would get picked so high, but maybe this will make it worse?

  • Richard

    D’Anthony Smith check.