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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden Fox View Post
    He deserves top tier money. Re-sign your own. Finding LT's are hard to do. Plus, remember he is playing hurt. He easily could have sat with his numerous injuries, but each and every week he suits up and plays hard.

    I would do a deal with him. Tag Smith. Attempt to re-sign Hartline and Starks. Bush I would let play the market.

    agree....100%
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    Re: What to do with Jake Long?

    Sign him.
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    Of "COURSE" re-sign him. Wow. If we don't come to an agreement he's getting tagged. Long ain't going nowhere. Of course re-sign Smith and Hartline too. We got space next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrEd View Post
    Of "COURSE" re-sign him. Wow. If we don't come to an agreement he's getting tagged. Long ain't going nowhere. Of course re-sign Smith and Hartline too. We got space next year.
    Yeah we have space but we also have hartline,bush,starks,long, and smith as key free agents. I see us signing 4 of the 5 but will we have enough for a receiver like Bowe?
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    As long as Ireland is here, Jake won't be going anywhere.
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    if we can get an average guy in his place and some offensive or secondary talent with that extra cap im ok with letting him go BUT that is the only way
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    give him a good contract but not joe thomas type. thats just too much
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    i have a real real real big feeling that hes going to want some big big money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJack View Post
    Just can't imagine him taking that kind of money. At his best, he's been elite. Unfortunately, I don't think we've seen that for a while now since he's been banged up (shoulder, knee, etc) in the last couple years. I think at 27 he likely thinks he is or can get back to elite and demand that type of money.

    If we want to keep him, we may franchise him one year to see his body comes around, but that rarely seems to happen in the NFL for linemen. No way I sign him long term elite LT money when we have such big needs at play making positions at WR, C, S, and TE.
    How's C more of a play making position than a LT? Also, pretty sure that's one of the few positions on the team that I wouldn't worry about, Pouncey's been very solid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden Fox View Post
    He deserves top tier money. Re-sign your own. Finding LT's are hard to do. Plus, remember he is playing hurt. He easily could have sat with his numerous injuries, but each and every week he suits up and plays hard.

    I would do a deal with him. Tag Smith. Attempt to re-sign Hartline and Starks. Bush I would let play the market.
    Jonathan Martin's natural position is left tackle...you would only need to draft a good right tackle to replace him.

    I don't think you overpay if the guy isn't getting it done...it has to be evaluated. Good teams don't overpay their players, they let them walk.
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