blackandgld

my home team

WOW, there is a big fish now available to the highest bidder!

http://3downnation.com/2018/02/05/esks-release-receiver-adarius-bowman-report/
The fact that he was cut will likely bring down the price....

And he is 32....

blackandgld

As SJ Green showed if you are past your prime you can still be an awesome contributor.

Slomojo2005

WOW, there is a big fish now available to the highest bidder!

http://3downnation.com/2018/02/05/esks-release-receiver-adarius-bowman-report/
The fact that he was cut will likely bring down the price....

And he is 32....
And he is a pretty good receiver!  If he is available at a decent price, oh yeahhhhhhh !!!!

Grover

EDM GM trades for large contracts in 35 yr old John Chick and 30 yr old CJ Gable at the end of last year and then 3 months later he suddenly realizes he can't keep Bowman and Odell Willis.  :o

Good trades by Tillman/Austin clearing about $250K off our cap, get a 2nd round pick and 2 neg listers

Thanks to @Doc_Dave for sig

canadianfootballfan

When will players learn not to sign contracts with big off season bonuses, when they all get cut before said bonus.  I'm really getting tired of hearing about these guys getting screwed over.

ExPat

When will players learn not to sign contracts with big off season bonuses, when they all get cut before said bonus.  I'm really getting tired of hearing about these guys getting screwed over.
Probably not "all".  I'm guessing a very small minority get cut.  If you hear about 10 it sounds like a lot, but for all we know there are hundreds of players receiving off-season bonuses.  Unless you have different information on this than I do.

And the reason is as follows:  the bonuses force teams to commit prior to the start of the free agency period.  If you're going to get cut for salary cap reasons, better to know now when you have the best chance of catching on with another team, rather than finding out just before or just after training camp.

(I also hear there are tax reasons to prefer more up-front money, but that's way less interesting to me.)

ExPat

EDM GM trades for large contracts in 35 yr old John Chick and 30 yr old CJ Gable at the end of last year and then 3 months later he suddenly realizes he can't keep Bowman and Odell Willis.  :o
Bowman drops almost as many passes as Gable.  Difference is that's job #3 for Gable after running and blocking, whereas it's really Bowman's only job.  He piles up stats and led the league one year but I have never considered him a top receiver in the CFL, for reliability reasons.

of course

EDM GM trades for large contracts in 35 yr old John Chick and 30 yr old CJ Gable at the end of last year and then 3 months later he suddenly realizes he can't keep Bowman and Odell Willis.  :o

Good trades by Tillman/Austin clearing about $250K off our cap, get a 2nd round pick and 2 neg listers
Edmonton was going all in on a Grey Cup run.  That's what you do when you want to win a championship NOW.

Bowman will end up in Saskatchewan, another team that is taking on huge amounts of salary (Collaros, Hughes, Jefferson) to win a championship NOW.

150GAGE

I like the player, but we are no where near being GC contenders. (I realize anything can happen)
Would prefer to get younger players that can be groomed.

blackandgld

I like the player, but we are no where near being GC contenders. (I realize anything can happen)
Would prefer to get younger players that can be groomed.
So don't sign good players to get better because we aren't close....HMMMMMM.
The CFL is always for the now. 2 years and good players can leave. Load up and go for it. ALWAYS!!!

bobo82

I like the player, but we are no where near being GC contenders. (I realize anything can happen)
Would prefer to get younger players that can be groomed.
So don't sign good players to get better because we aren't close....HMMMMMM.
The CFL is always for the now. 2 years and good players can leave. Load up and go for it. ALWAYS!!!
Exactly . The team from Toronto wasn't considered being even close to a play-off contender let alone a GC contender before the season started last year....and we all know how that worked out now don't we.  

Now saying all that I'm not sure if we really have room or a need for a Bowman in our lineup at this time . You never know though , things can change in a hurry if we somehow don't re-sign Tasker or if maybe Toliver isn't ready to start the season or we get an ill timed injury or two along the way to some of our other pencilled in starters then suddenly a guy like Bowman would look great in black "n" gold.

Personally I honestly don't think that Bowman will wind up here . My thinking is that he signs and winds up playing somewhere in the West with either Saskatchewan , B.C or Winnipeg . A hunch says it will be the Lions who get him now that Hervey is running the show out there and is familiar with Bowman from his days in Edmonton .
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Grover

No chance we sign him, He was making $265K, That kind of coin can get us a couple of choice FA's
I would much rather have Tasker and Dionte Spencer with that money

stevehvh

No chance we sign him, He was making $265K, That kind of coin can get us a couple of choice FA's
I would much rather have Tasker and Dionte Spencer with that money
I like your strategy. I hope it works out that way.
"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously."
- Hubert H. Humphrey

blackandgld

No chance we sign him, He was making $265K, That kind of coin can get us a couple of choice FA's
I would much rather have Tasker and Dionte Spencer with that money
Grover wants his Dionte Spencer toy for Christmas don't you.
That is one area that we were very weak in last season.
I do however have high hopes for Willie Quinn to be our in-house Dionte hopefully.
 


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