Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Browns Bills
September 7, 2014, 1:00pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-19-2006, 08:29 PM   #11
TxsTed
Water Boy
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 10
Member Number: 1948
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Curious bout Willie P's Contract

Quote:
Originally Posted by rgleason
For those with knowledge, where do the Steelers stand right now with Willie Parker in terms of Contract? How much is he receiving, and when will we have to decide to give him a serious payday or not?
In 2005 Willie Parker's salary was $305,000 plus he had $4,840 in bonuses (from 2004). So he counted $311,840 against the cap.

Parker is an exclusive rights free agent (ERFA) because he has less than three years of experience. ERFAs have no negotiating leverage, and are essentially bound to the team for a third-year veteran minimum salary, something in the range of $385,000. An ERFA has no ability to negotiate with other teams.

After this year, Parker will be a restricted free agent (RFA). Which means that he would be free to negotiate with other teams and sign an offer sheet. If he signed an offer sheet, the Steelers would have two options ? either match the deal and retain the player, or allow the player to leave. In the latter case, the Steelers would be awarded compensation based upon the level of tender given. A minimum tender is worth a compensatory pick in the round the player was initially chosen, a mid-level tender garners a number one pick as compensation, and a maximum tender is worth a 1st and 3rd round selection. Any compensatory picks would be awarded in that years draft.

So we have until after the 2006 season to make a decision on on how much to pay Willie.
TxsTed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 10:56 PM   #12
Steel Pit
Banned
 
Steel Pit's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: London, Ohio
Posts: 737
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2140
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Curious bout Willie P's Contract

Let's keep him at his current pay scale and see what happens after this year. It's too early to sign him to a big-time contract. I'm not completely sold on him yet. Let's not make the same mistake that they made with Tommy Maddox.
Steel Pit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 04:16 AM   #13
Midnightwriter1
Bench Warmer
 
Midnightwriter1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 330
Member Number: 2182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Curious bout Willie P's Contract

We really dont know if Parker has the stamina to play a whole year just yet ( case in point ...Famous Amos) he is small and not yet bulked up in anyway. Plus, Bettis took some carries away, esopecially the grinding and pounding plays. We have Staley for those plays at this point, but i still think because of Parkers size and hasnt proven his inside running at this point, we do need a brusier back. Staley's health is always in question.
Midnightwriter1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts