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    Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson



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    THE PECULIAR CASE OF TE ED DICKSON: Last week, upon their arrival at the team’s first mini-camp, several of the team’s Exclusive Rights Free Agents (ERFA) signed their ERFA tenders. That left Restricted Free Agent (RFA) TE Ed Dickson as the only ERFA or RFA who has still yet to sign his ERFA/RFA tender. In fact, Dickson, in lieu of signing his tender, signed a “participation agreement” in order to join his teammates on the practice field.

    This situation is curious because the period during which Dickson (or any other RFA) could have signed an offer sheet with another team expired on April 19th. As such, Dickson presently has no leverage and is totally under the contractual control of the Ravens, so even if another team was interested (and there were no reports of any interest or visits during the RFA signing period), that ship has already sailed.

    Further, it has to be patently obvious to Dickson (and his agent) that fellow TE Dennis Pitta is a higher priority for a contract extension, so using the unsigned tender as some sort of ploy for a contract extension would seem like an extremely futile endeavor.

    So, what’s the hold up and what could possibly be achieved by not signing the tender, especially when Dickson didn’t withhold his services and did participate in last week’s mini-camp?

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    Re: Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson

    The only way I'd understand Dickson doing this is if he's privately asking to be traded. But, who's going to trade for him AND give him a bigger opportunity than us? He needs to have a big year this year to parlay that into a nice offer for next year, either from us as a #2 TE (or insurance if Pitta goes elsewhere), or from someone else.

    Just very curious.

    Nice info about the UDFAs. Originally, Furstenburg was thought to have the highest bonus, but it turns out it's Pericak got 5k more. Will be interesting to see which UDFAs make the team, I'd have to set my sights on Furstenburg, Pericak, Gaines, and Devey having the most chances of making the club. Furstenburg is setup well since there's only one other TE competing for the spot behind Dickson and Pitta...only way I don't see him making it is if they use that 3rd TE spot on JuiceCheck. Gaines and Devey probably are more likely IR or PSq candidates with McKinnie back on roster. If we only go with 8 OL, that would be McKinnie, Oher, KO, GG, Yanda as the locks, Jensen and Wagner are 2013 draft picks, and that leaves Shipley, Harewood, Reid all competing for basically one spot (I'd put Wagner as a safe bet, Jensen as bubble...so more like Jensen, Shipley, Harewood, Reid competing for two spots). I really like Gaines, but don't know much about Devey.

    The interesting case there is Pericak. They gave him a pretty high signing bonus (18% of the total pool available), so I would guess the obviously have some hope for his development.
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    Re: Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson

    Update: Just learned that Dickson is switching agents and that could be the reason for the delay.
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    Re: Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson

    Maybe he's going with Jay-Z
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    Re: Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    Maybe he's going with Jay-Z
    or Joe Linta
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    Re: Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    or Joe Linta




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    Re: Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    or Joe Linta
    Obviously a joke, but I don't think we will see any Ravens signing with him for awhile. He's kinda screwed other guys he represents like Gino Gradkowski. If we should attempt to sign him to a long term deal down the road, that is.




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    Re: Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson

    HR/Kyle--
    Welp, what with Ozzie & Co. being "dummies", it makes sense!




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    Re: Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson

    As disturbing as this may sound, I woke up with Ed Dickson on my mind.
    Maybe this 'splains it.
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    Re: Salary Cap Updates: Rookie numbers plus the peculiar case of Ed Dickson

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpiderWebb View Post
    I don't think we will see any Ravens signing with him for awhile. He's kinda screwed other guys he represents like Gino Gradkowski.
    How has Linta screwed Gradkowski and other guys he represents?




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    Quote Originally Posted by JimZipCode View Post
    How has Linta screwed Gradkowski and other guys he represents?
    People are blowing that aspect WAY out of proportion.




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