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Peters signs extension, affects LT market

Left tackles are going to be a big deal in the next couple of weeks as teams either lock up the good ones they have before the start of free agency March 11 or chase the best ones on the market for what is sure to be a lucrative amount of money.

Today the left tackle picture came into clearer focus when the Eagles signed Jason Peters to a four-year extension worth $41.3 million with $19.5 million of that guaranteed, according to ESPN.

Getting  the ol' trusty calculator and ... that averages out to $10.35 million per year.

And there you have the starting point the coming free agent tackles will shoot for and try to surpass. The reason that is the aiming point is they will argue Peters signed an extension with a year left on his contract. They will say he took less money for the security of staying with his current team.

They will say that players are worth more once they hit the open market.

Obviously, teams may counter that some of the tackles in free agency aren't nearly as good as Peters. And the agents will counter that most of the free agent tackles are younger than the 32-year-old Peters.

The point is the back and forth will still center around the $10 million a year and $20 million guaranteed mark.

That's what Branden Albert, Eugene Monroe, Jared Veldheer, Anthony Collins and others will be aiming for at the beginning.

That, by the way, assumes any of them reach free agency. Why is that a question?

In recent days there have been numerous reports about the salary cap rising. First the report it was going to $130 million. Then a report it was going to $132 million. Lately some media outlets are suggesting the cap number will be higher than $132 million.

And with each reported rise, if true, the chances teams keep their outstanding left tackles increase. Suddenly the cap-strapped Baltimore Ravens may have more of a chance of keeping both Monroe and tight end Dennis Pitta.

Suddenly, the Chiefs may be able to rethink the idea of keeping Albert.

The next two weeks should be interesting.

[Note: My column in today's Miami Herald explains how Dolphins owner Stephen Ross feels about the possibility of chasing unhappy San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh now. It also lays out what might happen after this season. Check it out.]

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I'd like Jared Veldheer but the Raiders will keep him, they have about 100 million to spend....

dusty, he is only 29 not 33 ? He still has time and we normally only keep these top FA's for 4 -5 years anyway, if that. Even if he plays 3 years... great then we draft another one in 2017. Your rookies bring far fewer guarantees and I can't wait till 2016 for our new LT to start playing.

Which rookie LT will we get at 19th in the draft that you think could out perform Albert for the next 3-4 years, I'd love to hear your comments ?

Ok dusty name your rookie LT or better young FA please.

In December 1814, the two opponents signed a peace treaty; it was ratified and went into effect in February 1815. The treaty restored the borders that had existed before the war.

Sir Isaac Brock became a martyred Canadian hero despite his British roots.[123] The successful defence of Canada relied on Canadian troops, British regular troops, the Royal Navy and aboriginal allies.[124] Neither side of the war can claim total victory.[125]

Historians agree that the Native Americans were the main losers of the war. The British dropped plans to create a neutral Indian state in the Midwest, and the coalition that Tecumseh built fell apart with his death in 1813. The Indians no longer represented a major threat to westward expansion of the American frontier

Ha Ha Marco, your on a roll my friend.

Canadien and brave do not go together.

Marco, Canadians don't war by nature but we've been involved twice.

Once, we sacrificed many to help free Europe from Nazi oppression.

Twice, we fought off you Americans who tried to occupy us and in retaliation we burned down your white house.

We don't fight for money and greed, unlike some...

I would agree that getting Tannehill to pass 30-35 times a game is ideal. The league average was 33 times and most qbs - except for the true elite are best when kept in that range.

Albert can play for the next three easy... I mean he's younger than Big Paul, should we let him go too?

I am the evil and demented Bill coming to haunt you marco you loser


Twice, we fought off you Americans who tried to occupy us and in retaliation we burned down your white house.

We don't fight for money and greed, unlike some...



Posted by: Mark in Toronto | February 26, 2014 at 04:41 PM

Oh you mean that pesky little war of 1812 where the horrible greedy americans burned down your lovely city of TORONTO? Im a Brit mate

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | February 26, 2014 at 04:41 PM

Your biggest nightmare a Marco sandwich. Im the Thill Marco no the history major my friend.

If Thill passes 20-25 and we win perfect. I want to see him use the read option more too and get those rollouts going. When Thill does roll out he throws better on the run than from the pocket. Sherman had no clue and it looks like Lazor has a chance to shine if Thill can make it.

Beat down Nazism...hahahahahahaha you would be speaking german if it weren't for England and USA. Canadiens are funneeeeee

I am the evil and demented Bill coming to haunt you marco you loser

Posted by: Marco | February 26, 2014 at 04:42 PM

Great another Mall Cop to clean the blog of energy and intellectual debate. They need you on fries my friend.

what the he ll would America want from Canada back then? SNOW. the war of 1812 was provocated by the brits attacks of US maritime ships. the US answer was to attack a british outpost, hence Canada was drawn into the conflict. America got what it wanted. The maritime ships were left alone and we could expand west. So America won!

dusty, come on mate who is your LT ?

mall cops that serve fries what a concept? are you still cleaning urinals by mouth?

dusty blew me

Wow how original. You a Brit yeah, where from Essex ?

bill a chased little sam and marco away. booooohoooooo
bwaaaaahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

Harbaugh could never coach the Dolphins. He is too tough and rough. We need a sensitive guy if Philbin doesn't cut the mustard. My hair stylist would be an excellent choice.

nah mate im a limey

look now you went and chased away mark

No, but looks like you have chased everyone else away. Go bathe Mama she is calling you !

Failbins Fins are going to the Superbowl in 2014, he gets way too much blame for someone who hasn't done anything. At his press conference last week he said he's going to start coaching this year, he's serious too. He cracked open the play book to get a peek and everything

Harbaugh could never coach the Dolphins. He is too tough and rough. We need a sensitive guy if Philbin doesn't cut the mustard. My hair stylist would be an excellent choice.

Posted by: Billy the kid | February 26, 2014 at 04:53 PM

We need someone like Richard Simmons as HC.

Marco.

1. The Nazi's were not a threat to NA - which is why the Americans sat on the sidelines until the epidemic grew too large. So nobody would've been speaking German here unless of course they were German immigrants.

2. If you were British as you indeed claim, if it wasn't for the unselfish sacrifice of the Canadians (who has nothing at stake besides lending support to their snivelling - getting whoomped, former colonial masters in Britain) and the Americans, it would've been you saying HEIL! But you are about as British as I am Hawaiian.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the Bahamas, enjoy the weekend. It's amazing what you can afford "on welfare" (as you suggest).

If you are going to the Bahamas it must be to WELFARE ISLAND my friend.

If you are going to the Bahamas it must be to WELFARE ISLAND my friend.

Posted by: Marco | February 26, 2014 at 05:00 PM

If you post using my name again it will bring you bad luck my friend I promise.

I sit in my crappy stained underwear all day long. I have no life so I am here 18-20 hrs a day 7 days per week. I call everybody names that disagrees with what I write because I am Marco and I know all. If I write it is is as if God burnt it into a scroll!

I sit in my crappy stained underwear all day long. I have no life so I am here 18-20 hrs a day 7 days per week. I call everybody names that disagrees with what I write because I am Marco and I know all. If I write it is is as if God burnt it into a scroll!

Posted by: Marco | February 26, 2014 at 05:05 PM

Another Pro-life Thill fan at work, keep it coming my friend.

im back marco, had to tend to some buisness lt id draft one or go for a guy like monroe. but i also dont want to break bank on guy so monroe may even be out. maybe guy like collins get younger and cheaper, least 1 of the 2.

I know that you must be the evil and demented Bill A. That darn mall cop. Should not he be getting me more fries ready? Mate?
Im really a lover of little boys

Dolphins need to SERIOUSLY explore shopping WAKE. Traded up to the #3 spot in 2013. A 1st or 2nd rounder for Wake would give the ammo to trade into the Top 10 spot.

There, the most suitable trade up suitor would be the Falcons at the #6 spot. Who knows, we may even be able to trade Wake for their #5 spot straight up, perhaps even throwing them our 3rd rd pick.

Observing Falcons 2013 season, they desperately need a high impact pass rusher. Of all the teams in the top 10 slots, Falcons need the least. Therefore, the most likely "trade up" partners of any team.

Walter Camp has them taking Kalil Mack(olb/de) anyway. So, a Cam Wake trade is "TAILOR_MADE for them.

At the #6 spot, we can take "ANY LT" not named Greg Robinson. Possible available BPA's are:

1. Sammy Watkins
2. Mike Evans
3. Justin Gilbert
4. Eric Ebron

All players with potential 1st year "Pro Bowl" potential. There are just so many directions we could go, and should be able to trade Wake to give Jordan a starting position.

rubbing a little boy Dusty

ahhhh sam I am they let you out of the jail? PERVERT

yes marco agree dashi and shopping wake

listen my friend Sam. We all know what you do when youre not here for 2 hours a day. you are a true lover a young boys

I'm sorry I thought this was an adult site. It's painfully obvious I was wrong. Carry on children

didn't billabong have you put in jail?

Guys, I have a serious Troll using my good name ignore him. Its Bill A on a mission or another sad sack that i've clearly upset over the last year ?

Care to share your name b!tch ? Nah didn't think so.

Im gone from here... you got your way A-wipe.

Truly Pathetic !!!

Good luck with the Troll guys.

Anytime Marco and Sam I Am are on here this garbage goes on. Cant we have Armando ban their IP so we do not have to be a part of this drivel.

Its crazy Marco is actually trolling himself? The he comes in with the Sam name. How does he keep track of all the names he is using at any given time? Mando please police this blog and get these trolls out of here.

LAST JULY MANDO CLEANED UP THIS SITE

And finally we were able to talk football. Evidently all those that were kicked off the site have come back and are ruining it again.

Wow, Nazis were not a threat to N. America. What do think was next after Great Britain and "CONTROLLING" the North Atlantic?

Would have caused a complete shutdown of European immigrants coming to America, not to even mention overseas trade. Not to even mention perfect bases for launching attack on Canada/USA.

Hitler had a great plan, just made slews of tactical errors. Had he mot, it is possible N America could be part of a "Germanic" world order. Yes, Hitler had a great plan, just some very huge and untimely tactical blunders.

Great they appear to have ceased...they will be back because they NEVER leave. Maybe we get some football talk back.
Dusty you are right we should trade Wake time for Jordan to step up.

Signing Albert would be a typical Miami move. Get an aging LT with questionable work ethics who suddenly played up to his potential during a contract year.


LAST JULY MANDO CLEANED UP THIS SITE

And finally we were able to talk football. Evidently all those that were kicked off the site have come back and are ruining it again.

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | February 26, 2014 at 05:20 PM

can we get him to do it again. Marco and Sam gotta go.

I like Nazi boys

Sam what are you talkin about Nazis for ?

thed he actually didnt even play well last year, kc had him graded around avg at best for lt

dustybottoms are u still here?

Im in love with the hitler youth....especially boys

I told you guys that SAM and MARCO are nuthin but trouble

Great they appear to have ceased...they will be back because they NEVER leave. Maybe we get some football talk back.
Dusty you are right we should trade Wake time for Jordan to step up.

Posted by: Another Adult | February 26, 2014 at 05:21 PM

dumb move, we don't even know if Jordan will pan out.

If Mandy will not clean up this blog we have to ignore them ALWAYS so that they get bored and troll another blog

Wake is 31-32 and Jordan was #3 he better be the answer. Get value for Wake now or never

whats up son of sam

Signing Albert would be a typical Miami move. Get an aging LT with questionable work ethics who suddenly played up to his potential during a contract year.

Posted by: THED | February 26, 2014 at 05:21 PM

WTF he is not that old, Albert is younger than Grimes so should we not sign him either. This team lacks maturity and leadership, you may want to read up on current events pal.

cmon dusty didn't you see the garbage he posted about you. don't feed the TROLLS

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