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Frank Gore and DeSean Jackson plan to hold out

Posted on: July 27, 2011 2:21 pm
 
GorePosted by Josh Katzowitz

During the first two days of free agency, we haven’t heard too much about players threatening to hold out from training camp. Mostly, it’s been about high-priced veterans getting cut or teams overpaying for players who aren’t what they once were.

But that annual rite of training camp is about to begin, and, as the Sacramento Bee and the Philadelphia Sports Daily writes, that first two players who have made the probable decisions to hold out are 49ers RB Frank Gore and Eagles WR DeSean Jackson.

Gore is entering the final year of his contract, in which he’ll make a $2.9 million base salary with a $2 million roster bonus. But now that he’s 28, this might be the last chance he has to make a huge payday before teams consider him too old to be an effective starting RB.

It should also be noted that instead of participating in player-led offseason workouts that QB Alex Smith organized during the lockout, Gore remained in Miami to continue rehabbing his broken hip that ended his season last year.

For Jackson, the frustration has been evident since the beginning of training camp last year. He'll enter the final year of his rookie contract set to make $565,000, and QB Michael Vick intimated Tuesday that Jackson might not be at training camp, saying, "DeSean just has some things to think about and some decisions to make that only himself can make."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:23 am
 

Frank Gore and DeSean Jackson plan to hold out



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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:59 am
 

Frank Gore and DeSean Jackson plan to hold out

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Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:52 am
 

Frank Gore and DeSean Jackson plan to hold out

How in the HELL do you pay Alex Smith and not Frank Gore?  Is this the same franchise that won all those Superbowls back in the day?  What happened to the management?  Frank Gore is the 49ers.....him and the tight end are really the only players on the team that I know.  Hang in there Gore, don't hold out or else your gonna be stuck re-signing with this pathetic team, play this year hard, get your numbers up, hit free-agency, get PAID.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Frank Gore and DeSean Jackson plan to hold out

49ers need to pay up.  Gore is a top 7 RB on a crappy team.  
 



Since: Jul 9, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Frank Gore and DeSean Jackson plan to hold out

Frank Gore making 2.9 while Alex Smith makes 5 makes a whole lot of sense, doesn't it?  Thats why the 9ers have gone downhill in the Jed era!



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Frank Gore and DeSean Jackson plan to hold out

NFL contracts are not guaranteed. In the real world these would be illusory contracts. One party has the right to rescind the contract at any given moment. Conversely players can seek rescission of their contracts and reform a better deal. Both sides benefit from the bargain but in my view the players have the weakest position. If they get cut because of diminishing skills, injuries, or a younger player coming to the team, they don't get paid. There is no correlation between NFL contracts and Contracts in the workplace.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Frank Gore and DeSean Jackson plan to hold out

Frank Gore would have had to BE an effective starting RB before aging beyond his years as an effective starting RB. He gets hurt every year and stays in the lineup to carry for 2.1 yards and a cloud of dust. Now, in his infinite football wisdom, he is going to hold out on the non-training camp year with a new coaching staff and a new system. Idiot. Let him hold out and hold that pay for someone who will show up.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Frank Gore and DeSean Jackson plan to hold out

DeSean Jackson has been grossly underpaid. The Eagles paid Kolb 10 million last April as a bonus to end up holding a clipboard. Eagles need to lock him up. Come on Lurie. You are the "Gold Standard" right ???? LOL


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