Aren't the UDFA signing bonuses miniscule compared to the cap space numbers?Won't it be more difficult than normal this year to get UDFA to sign? Don't teams typically entice them by giving signing bonuses? And given the Pats' cap situation they won't be in position to really offer anything worthwhile.
Yes.Aren't the UDFA signing bonuses miniscule compared to the cap space numbers?
You mean in guarantees, bonuses are small. For example last year the Patriots gave Beck $115k in guarantees and it was one of the higher numbers around the league, but only $15k was bonus the rest was a partial guarantee on the salary ( a bit under 500K total). any UDFA isn't going to have any cap impact because they won't make enough to get into the top 51 that count towards the cap (currently 51 for the Patriots is Korey Cunningham making $750kSome of the sought after ones get six figure offers on bonuses.
No idea if this kid has a shot, but here are his highlights. He looks 12 years old and not close to his listed 5’10”.
His pro-day numbers.,.... decent 40, terrible vert and broad jump... but the 20 yard shuttle and 3 cone times would have been the best at the combine (though who knows how pro-day home cooking impacted them) still, he's small and shifty
Edelman had the same 40, better SS, bit worse 3 cone, better vert, significantly better broad, better bench and was 20 pounds heavierI don't care that Hastings is short.
So were Troy Brown, Welker and Edelman
Anyone remember what their verticals and longs were?