Saturday, February 28, 2009
More on the Sheppard deal
Erik Boland reports that the Jets are likely to receive the Eagles' 5th round pick in 2010, and that the deal will most likely end up being Sheppard and a 2010 5th rounder for a 2009 5th rounder and a 2010 3rd rounder. His source said it was "very unlikely" that the Jets would have to give up a 2nd rounder at all.
Sheppard and Moore's acquisitions were both finalized today, so don't worry about getting Antoine Winfield'ed.
The big news in the AFC East today is that the Patriots moved Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel to Kansas City for the 34th overall pick. There was no way New England could give so much money to two quarterbacks, so they ended up getting a decent recovery. Vrabel has one year left on his deal, so the Patriots likely wanted to get something before he was a free agent. It also helps them get younger.
It's very interesting from a Chief perspective. Scott Pioli is their new general manager, so it's not too surprising that he would go after his old team's offensive and defensive leaders from last season. If the Chiefs keep building their offensive line, they now have a few talented pieces in place to be a mild surprise in 2009.
UPDATE (7:26 PM): According to PFTthe Jets have added two years to Lito Sheppard's contract. Essentially, he's on a five-year, $30.2 million contract if he reaches playing time baselines, if not, it's five for $25 million. The deal includes a $10 million dollar option bonus due on the fifth day of the 2010 league year.