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    Mckenzie Watch

    Yes, and yes.
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    "whackthepack" wrote:
    Even if he would agree to return under his current contract do you think he would help, or be a cancer?
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    It's all about money isn't it? Everythings about money. I'm sure he'd play for the Pack if they would re-negotiate to make his pay to top five in the league and give him another big signing bonus. He signed the deal though, he wasn't forced to. I also admire Green Bay for not cracking. I don't think players should be able to re-negotiate a deal until the time comes when teams are able to force a player to do the same once a players skill level falls off.
    That time has been around for awhile skol. Havn't you ever heard about teams in cap trouble that ask tey start to renegotiate. Look at Eddie George, he was due something like 3-4 million this year In Tennessee, but they wanted him to reduce it to something like 1.5 million, he didn't so they released him.
    We could probably go back and forth on this. I think that's why signing bonuses are so important to the player. That's the only part of a salary in the NFL that's guaranteed. It could be that McKenzie's looking for another big payday. The problem is, once they receive their signing bonus, their yearly salary thereafter is miniscule in comparison. The player needs to look at it like the league does, the bonus is divided by the length of the contract and is factored in as a yearly salary. I'm not sure of the situation with Eddie George, it's funny how he didn't want more of his contract front loaded. I also don't know every detail about McKenzie's contract... so I should just shut up. :roll:

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    4 days to Green Bays opener and he has not be heard from, the pack looks like they are not going to cave and looks like he might sit the season.

    That could change if after the first week he starts missing those paychecks.

    Green Bay could put him on the did not report list and end his season.

    A lot of questions for a team that has Super Bowl asperations.
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    I agree, if he sits a week or two, Sherman might cave to the pressure to get something for him.

    Cap hit this year though if they trade him.
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    I think it is wrong what McKenzie is doing. I don't even think he is that good of a player, he is just being extremely greedy and selfish. If I were on the Packers, I wouldn't even want a player like that on my team, and I admire Green Bay for sticking with their principles and not letting the baby have his bottle. :crybaby:
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    Yes he is being extremely greedy and selfish, but on the other hand look at the players who get cut because of cap space. These teams are breaking contracts and the players get nothing.
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    "NeoVikesTX" wrote:
    I think it is wrong what McKenzie is doing. I don't even think he is that good of a player, he is just being extremely greedy and selfish. If I were on the Packers, I wouldn't even want a player like that on my team, and I admire Green Bay for sticking with their principles and not letting the baby have his bottle. :crybaby:

    Agree that I don't like what he is doing, but the man can play! I would take him on the Vikes.

    Maybe we could work a 3 team trade, just do not tell Green Bay until he is officialy a Viking, would that have their undies in a bunch?
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    he's going to report today to the packers looks like the holdout is over.
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    Looks like trade rumors are heating up again:

    By TOM SILVERSTEIN and TODD ROSIAK
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    Posted: Sept. 23, 2004
    Green Bay - At least one National Football League team has an interest in Green Bay Packers cornerback Mike McKenzie and might be preparing a trade offer that could meet the Packers' demands, two NFL sources said this week.

    After McKenzie's return from a 46-day holdout last week, the Packers have had calls inquiring about what it would take to acquire the veteran. The only team known to have interest in McKenzie dating to the off-season, when the Packers allowed the disgruntled cornerback to seek a trade, is the New Orleans Saints.

    The Saints are thought to have offered the Packers a second-round pick but at the time, the Packers would accept nothing less than a first. However, with the season already in progress and the trading deadline just three weeks away, the Packers might be willing to accept one of the Saints' two second-round picks and another pick or player if it's offered.

    An NFL source familiar with the McKenzie situation said he thought the Saints were prepared to make another run at acquiring McKenzie and could have an offer on the table in a very short period of time. Another source familiar with both the Packers and McKenzie's camp said he thought a trade was imminent and could take place this weekend, before the Packers travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts, although he was unable to say for sure that the Saints were the only team in the running.

    A source in the Packers organization acknowledged that there had been mild interest in McKenzie, but cautioned that it wasn't any greater than it had been previously and doubted that a deal was imminent.

    The Packers are well aware that McKenzie doesn't want to stick around Green Bay and they might be willing to accommodate his wishes for a trade if the right offer comes up. But just because they get an offer doesn't necessarily mean coach Mike Sherman will accept it.

    The Packers have all the leverage in the dealings. They can sit back and accept offers from other teams and see what materializes. If they don't like the offer they can hold onto McKenzie, expecting that he would at least finish out the season given he would be in breach of his contract if he left and would be liable for returning previously paid signing bonus money.

    But the Packers have shown faith in left cornerback Michael Hawthorne and might be willing to accept a draft pick and a player to strengthen them both in the present and the future.

    The Packers know if they don't trade McKenzie and make it through this season, they will be right back at Square One with him when the season is over. Plus, trading McKenzie would allow Sherman to deal with a united locker room instead of having to worry about having a disgruntled player in his starting lineup.

    The Packers have been preparing as though McKenzie will start against the Colts Sunday, but Hawthorne has also been getting a good number of snaps to prepare himself for the game
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