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With his potential for injury Hackett will only be a third receiver. I too had high hopes but they were dashed away with the different injuries he's had since being a Panther for one year. He's good when he's on the field.

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Do me a favor. Before anyone says things like cut Hackett and get such and such, do your homework. Put down some numbers to show how much we would save in salary or lose in dead cap space if we cut Hackett for example. And if we sign such and such, what are they currently making or what would it cost for them if we picked them up in free agency.

Otherwise it is like Madden. Unrealistic suggestions without consideration of the facts, cap, salary requirements, etc. In other words, a waste of space.

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I think he's pretty cheap. We didn't pay much knowing his problems, but thought he was worth the gamble.

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For example he was signed for 3.5 million for 2 years. I couldn't find terms so I am going off what I rememebr which could be wrong. But if his signing bonus was 1.5 and his salary was 1 million each year, if we cut him now we would save the 1 million dollar salary and be on the hook for half the 1.5 bonuis or 750,000 so our net savings would be 250,000. If his bonus was 1 million though and his salary was 500,000 in 2008 and 2 million in 2009, then if we cut him we might only be on the hook for 500,000 and would save 2 million by cutting him netting a savings of 1.5 million. In either case the savings won't be that drastic but might be necessary.

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Doesn't say his signing bonus, but you were right on the 3.5 million for 2 years.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3298035

Yeah I couldn't find the terms. I was looking for his signing bonus and his base salary in 2009 which would give us a good understanding of the terms since it is only a 2 year deal. Should be available somewhere.

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I wouldn't mind seeing Hackett go. Why take another risk with another year?

Instead, we should force Jarrett into as many plays as possible as WR #3 and hope that he FINALLY develops to the guy we all expected.

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I wouldn't mind seeing Hackett go. Why take another risk with another year?

Instead, we should force Jarrett into as many plays as possible as WR #3 and hope that he FINALLY develops to the guy we all expected.

I've already answered that.

Because he's dirt cheap and is about all you can ask for in a fourth receiver who is rarely targeted in this offense in the first place.

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