So when does Forte get cut?

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  1. MurrellMartin

    MurrellMartin Well-Known Member

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    He's staying, but hopefully by mid-season he will be an afterthought. Doubt it though. They'll probably run him into the ground ala last season.
     
  2. SolidGoldBowles

    SolidGoldBowles Well-Known Member

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    next off season. it makes no sense to cut him this year. we would lose 1 mil in cap room. He'll split carries with powell and he'll be gone next year and we'll get another RB probably in the draft to split with powell
     
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  3. Pags2112

    Pags2112 Well-Known Member

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    LOL I know where your coming from .. it's really going to be what our eyes see come camp and this season .. we can all discuss it as much as we want but they are going to be as good or as bad as they want .. anything can happen.
     
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  4. legler82

    legler82 Well-Known Member

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    If I was him, I would ask to be traded or be release. I'm sure he didn't sign up for this. He is in the late stages of his career, I'm sure he doesn't want to spend it being part of a total rebuild.
     
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  5. Pags2112

    Pags2112 Well-Known Member

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    Or Elijah McGuire shows potential this year .. he wasn't a bad rated back coming out of college, and if there's one position that proves value can be found in the later rounds .. it's RB.
     
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  6. SolidGoldBowles

    SolidGoldBowles Well-Known Member

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    True, he could be a steal. I'm just saying if a guy like fournette or cook is available next year at a value it would be a great choice
     
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  7. Greenday4537

    Greenday4537 Well-Known Member

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    Based on his cap cost, there's zero incentive to cut him. He can still be a rotational back behind Powell.
     
  8. AJT73

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    I feel bad for him but because of his contract it will hurt the Jets to cut him. Plus after him the only rb left would be Powell. Releasing Decker and Harris the Jets had younger players who seem to have potentail to replace them. At rb it's Forte and Powell.

    That being said I heard the Jaguars are looking to get rid of Yeldon. For the right deal I'd try to get Yeldon. Then at the trade deadline with all the extra money I'd eat Forte's salary and try to get a pick for him. Not sure if the Jets can take Forte's salary in a trade but it'd be nice if he can be traded to a contender.
     
  9. Peebag

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    Nobody is trading for a 30something RB with the contract he has. Nobody.
     
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  10. grkmanga31

    grkmanga31 Well-Known Member

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    Apparently, Jets have brought in Denard Robinson, Dexter McCluster, Bobby Rainey at minicamp and have also went ahead and signed former Colts RB/JR Jordan Todman. If I was Forte's agent, I would start looking for a trade or to be released.

    Jets really may swallow the dead money cap hit and cut him...
     
  11. 101GangGreen101

    101GangGreen101 Well-Known Member

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    Nah that's on Forte for choosing the Jets. He had other offers.
     
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  12. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

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    He was also warned not to sign here. Let that be a lesson to potential Jets' FAs. LOL
     
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  13. 101GangGreen101

    101GangGreen101 Well-Known Member

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    Lol someone actually said that? Haha, wonder who sounds like Heath Evans from the NFLN, that pos.

    I prefer we follow the Packers model anyway building via the draft. Lesser FA acquisitions
     
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  14. The Dark Knight

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    Time to pay Forte his $4 million to get the hell out of here. He is old and slow and clearly doesn't care. Playing him benefits no one on this roster. I'd release him just to give him a chance to sign with a potential playoff team to end his career. However, I wouldn't sign him if I was one of those teams. He is DONE.
     
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  15. grkmanga31

    grkmanga31 Well-Known Member

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    Next offseason when he frees up 3 million in cap space. I'm sure Jets wanted to get rid of him but who is going to give up anything for an old RB who has clearly lost a step.

    It is the job of Bowles and Morton to watch the film and recognize that instead of giving Forte carries they should give those carries to Powell and McGuire instead.
     
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  16. ChrebetCrunch

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    Makes no sense to release him. It would make more sense to trade him for a low conditional pick and another equally bad contract. He has value as a back-up to a clear number 1. He is a tad too slow for defenses that are stacking the box. If you put him on a team with a vertical passing game, he can be an effective pass catcher out of the backfield.
     
  17. grkmanga31

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    And very unlike him, Forte dropped two passes out of the backfield yesterday. He looks ancient out there, especially when you compare him to Powell. No team will trade for him, unless Jets eat the entire contract. Think Jets will just ride it out and release him at seasons end.
     
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  18. legler82

    legler82 Well-Known Member

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    With the Johnson injury, can we trade Forte to Arizona for an empty bag of peanuts or a late round pick whichever they can spare?
     
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  19. grkmanga31

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    They're looking into resigning Chris Johnson after they cut him recently.
     
  20. Peebag

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    Again...no one is going to be trading for a 30+ year old running back with the contract he has.
     

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