Corey Mace , ex Buffalo Bills --- canadian defensive end --- the "other" part of the Moreno puzzle
2 years on the Bills practise squad. He is currently an ERFA.
NFL Rules: Section 4. Eligibility:
(a) The practice squad shall consist of players provided that they have not served more than two previous seasons on a Practice Squad:
According to the definition of Exclusive Rights Free Agent (ERFA).... "Such a player has no more than two accrued seasons in the NFL and may only sign with his prior team, provided, of course, that the team extends a minimum qualifying offer to the player.
That makes potentially 3 solid Canadian linemen OB has found to correct our problem areas. :thup: :thup: :thup:
The minimum salary from 2008 to 2010 is $5,200 per week (2008-2010) for 17 weeks, or $88,400 per season, in comparison to the NFL minimum rookie salary of $285,000. (Some practice squad players are paid considerably more, however: In 2006, the New England Patriots paid third-year player Billy Yates the full $425,000 he would have earned on the active roster.)
So would it be safe to say Mace is earning $100K/a on the Bills scout team? Would it also be safe to say he could earn that playing in the CFL? If so, when does the dream of making the "show" end and the reality of an actual career in football start? Not playing for two years has to diminish skills. Printers sat on the bench for three years and I'm convinced that has negatively impacted his ability enormously. Setting aside my vested interest in seeing Mace suit up in IWS this season doesn't it make the most sense for his best interests?