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 Post subject: File this under WTH? Peria Jerry is Back!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:58 pm 
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All I can say is WTF?

Via Falcoholic: http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2014/3/19/ ... ree-agency

The Atlanta Falcons are attempting to add a thousand defensive linemen before the 2014 season starts. The team re-signed defensive tackle Peria Jerry Wednesday, according to Adam Caplan.

Jerry's re-signing is honestly a shocking transaction, as no one believed he would be back in Atlanta going forward. The former first-round pick hasn't lived up to any expectations since entering the league in 2009. He suffered a serious knee injury at the beginning of his career, but even years removed from that rookie season, he's still struggling to make much of an impact.

The Falcons are collecting a platoon of linemen. Jerry joins Jonathan Babineaux, Corey Peters, Travian Robertson, Adam Replogle and Paul Soliai at defensive tackle. Where will he fit in? Who knows? He's simply fighting for a backup role.

His agent, Bus Cook, made the implication earlier this month that Jerry would be walking away from Atlanta without a contract. Jerry said he wanted to stay put, and apparently he got his wish.

We can assume he won't be costly at all. He better not be costly at all. How do you feel about Jerry's return?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:02 pm 
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he better be signed on a 'Ramen Noodle' prove it contract. I mean, vet min. seriously. DMV $$ :evil:

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What a waste of money and a roster spot. I don't even see how he fits into a 3-4, perhaps a third nose tackle?

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I see him more as a backup DE in the 3-4. He's not bad depth especially if he signed for a very minimal contract. Let's face it, the other backup was Travian Robertson who can't even find the active list...

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Until I see a contract, I'm withholding judgement. However, I'm going to assume that Jerry signed for the minimum, or close to it. At that price, it's hard to get upset about resigning him. As depth, we could certainly do worse.


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Apparently its $150k. So no more complaints here.

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$150k, would be about right, but it's actually $750k, thus I'm not pissed as he is fighting for a backup spot and it will cost virtually nothing to cut him if he loses in camp.

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Hmm... The problem with using Twitter as source material. :)

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$730k base, $160 incentive bonus (10k per game active). Zero guaranteed money, so he'll have to earn every dime. If he doesn't make the team, it costs the Falcons nothing.

Great signing for depth IMO...

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Capologist wrote:
Great signing for depth IMO...

"Great" is a bit hyperbolic don't you think?

Decent is the word I'd use.

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