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    Thomas Standoff shouldnt last long

    Thomas Standoff Shouldn't Last Long


    The Vikings fully expected having all of their players in uniform and going through the required player drudgery of training camp. As now, there is one MIA -- and VU has heard that the situation should be rectified very soon or lines will be drawn in the sand.

    In the flurry of signings that have happened in the last 48 hours in the NFL, the expected holdup would be with first-rounders like Kellen Winslow, who turns down offers because he and his agent believe he should have been taken earlier.

    Few players, except maybe Ben Roethlisberger, could whine about their draft positioning more than Vikings first-round choice Kenechi Udeze. He could have, and should have, gone to the Jaguars with the ninth pick, but with a top-heavy draft of wide receivers, Udeze fell happily into the Vikings hands.

    However, second-round pick Dontarrious Thomas was a different story. On draft day, he told VU he "might drop into the second round" -- an indication his handlers were considering him a first-round prospect. Throw in that the Vikings moved up to take him and effectively anointed him a starter, there are reasons for his agent looking for a sweetheart deal.

    But the bottom line remains that Thomas is a second-round pick with a slotted salary range. If another team made a ridiculous deal with a player last year in the same slot is a matter to be brought up there, not here.

    VU has been told that a deal will likely be struck soon. If not by the end of the weekend, the Vikes are willing to put a "last offer" out. If Thomas' agent wants a four-year deal (when unrestricted free agency begins) as opposed to a five-year deal, that can be worked out over coffee and bagels.

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    Re: Thomas Standoff shouldnt last long

    "SHOW-TIME" wrote:
    Thomas Standoff Shouldn't Last Long


    The Vikings fully expected having all of their players in uniform and going through the required player drudgery of training camp. As now, there is one MIA -- and VU has heard that the situation should be rectified very soon or lines will be drawn in the sand.

    In the flurry of signings that have happened in the last 48 hours in the NFL, the expected holdup would be with first-rounders like Kellen Winslow, who turns down offers because he and his agent believe he should have been taken earlier.

    Few players, except maybe Ben Roethlisberger, could whine about their draft positioning more than Vikings first-round choice Kenechi Udeze. He could have, and should have, gone to the Jaguars with the ninth pick, but with a top-heavy draft of wide receivers, Udeze fell happily into the Vikings hands.

    However, second-round pick Dontarrious Thomas was a different story. On draft day, he told VU he "might drop into the second round" -- an indication his handlers were considering him a first-round prospect. Throw in that the Vikings moved up to take him and effectively anointed him a starter, there are reasons for his agent looking for a sweetheart deal.

    But the bottom line remains that Thomas is a second-round pick with a slotted salary range. If another team made a ridiculous deal with a player last year in the same slot is a matter to be brought up there, not here.

    VU has been told that a deal will likely be struck soon. If not by the end of the weekend, the Vikes are willing to put a "last offer" out. If Thomas' agent wants a four-year deal (when unrestricted free agency begins) as opposed to a five-year deal, that can be worked out over coffee and bagels.

    this is cool hes the last one
    Thomas is only hurting his chances of starting and the team by this. He should fire his agent quick and sign as fast as possible. He's a second rounder and coming to a deal can only take this long if his agent is a complete greedy a$$hole.
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    Thomas Standoff shouldnt last long

    i just hope he gets in in time....

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    Thomas Standoff shouldnt last long

    Last Offer......uh that sounds a lot like what we gave McKinnie during his long holdout. I don't know about you guys but that doesn't sound good to me.
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    Thomas Standoff shouldnt last long

    THomas doesn't have the leverage that McKinney had.

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