THE LOCKOUT IS OVER (Addendum)
In Bears news that we missed; I ALMOST forgot one other bit of important news: CB-turned-S-turned CB-turned-S Danieal Manning rejected the Bears’ contract proposal. The rumored offer was 3 years/ $6 million/ $2 million guaranteed. Now, there are two things I have to comment about:
a) who TURNS DOWN $2 MILLION DOLLARS, in the face of being an unrestricted Free Agent during a lockout?
b) has Danieal Manning watched himself the last four years? If you are a starting NFL safety, and 8 or 9 of your top-10 plays are KICK RETURNS, you should take what you can get.
Manning needs to understand that a) he probably would not start at safety for 29 or 30 of the other 31 teams in the NFL, and b) he will not get paid more than $2 million per year to be a kick returner.