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KCChiefsFan88
03-21-2006, 06:26 PM
Get on it Carl...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/football/nfl/03/21/bills.moulds.ap/index.html


Going shopping
Bills' Moulds granted permission to seek a trade

Posted: Tuesday March 21, 2006 7:40PM; Updated: Tuesday March 21, 2006 7:51PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Eric Moulds has the Buffalo Bills' permission to seek a trade, the latest step for the veteran receiver who asked for his release after repeatedly rejecting the team's demands to take a pay cut.

"We are shopping Eric," Moulds' personal adviser, Greg Johnson, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Obviously, we would much rather have Eric released. But if we can work out a trade, we will. But if not, we're back to Square 1 and Eric won't play for the Bills. He doesn't want to play for them, and he will not play for them."

Johnson said several teams already have expressed interest in Moulds since the Bills granted their permission on Friday. Without providing details, he added, the team has set parameters on what it would seek in return in a potential trade.

"It's moving forward to a degree and we anticipate something happening," Johnson said.

Moulds, a 10-year veteran and the Bills' senior player, has two years left on his contract, but was scheduled to count about $10.8 million against the salary cap next year. The Bills deem that figure too expensive but have failed in their bid to have the receiver restructure his contract.

Moulds, who is scheduled to make $7.1 million next season, has rejected the Bills' demands, believing there are other teams willing to match the salary.

Speaking earlier in the day, Bills general manager Marv Levy only hinted that the team has granted Moulds' representatives permission to seek a trade by saying: "I think they might examine the field and find that maybe that is the thing to do."

Levy also maintained the team's interest in keeping Moulds, but only if he agrees to a pay cut.

"I still think he has playing ability," Levy said. "But I don't think we can fill all of our other needs with the type of salary cap hit we have to take with him."

Buffalo would save about $5.5 million in salary cap space by releasing Moulds. The Bills have been active in the first week of free agency, signing nine free agents including four of their own players.

Among the players signed include two receivers, Andre' Davis, a four-year NFL veteran who played for New England last season, and Josh Reed, who spent the past four seasons in Buffalo.

The Bills, however, could use additional cap space to address their most immediate need in bolstering their offensive line.

Moulds was Buffalo's first-round pick in the 1996 draft and has been a full-time starter since his third season. In 154 games, he has 675 catches for 9,096 yards and 48 touchdowns. Only Andre Reed has more catches (941) and yards (13,095) among Bills receivers.

CoMoChief
03-21-2006, 06:27 PM
Too old, Too much $$$, no thank you. He would make more than EK and EK has produced more than he has.

DaneMcCloud
03-21-2006, 06:34 PM
Too old, Too much $$$, no thank you. He would make more than EK and EK has produced more than he has.

Really? Kennison has 482 catches for 7,384 with only 37 TD's. Moulds numbers over the same 10 year period is 675 for 9,095 and 48 TD's. Moulds would be a fine addition for the right price.

nychief
03-21-2006, 06:35 PM
Finally, another player we will never sign.

Amnorix
03-21-2006, 06:39 PM
Unlikely the Bills will get much offered for him. Everyone knows he's going to get cut. The Bills are worried that the Pats (who are very short at WR) will sign him, which is one reason, I think, why they haven't yet.

CoMoChief
03-21-2006, 06:45 PM
Really? Kennison has 482 catches for 7,384 with only 37 TD's. Moulds numbers over the same 10 year period is 675 for 9,095 and 48 TD's. Moulds would be a fine addition for the right price.


I'm talking about the last couple seasons. Its not worth it. Not to mention but if I remember correctly EK has been a Chief for 5 seasons. I could really give 2 shits about what he did in Denver or NO or STL.

Ralphy Boy
03-21-2006, 06:53 PM
Really? Kennison has 482 catches for 7,384 with only 37 TD's. Moulds numbers over the same 10 year period is 675 for 9,095 and 48 TD's. Moulds would be a fine addition for the right price.

What have you done for me...lately?

Kennison
2002 KAN 16 53 906 17.1 64 2 44 0 0
2003 KAN 16 56 853 15.2 51 5 43 1 1
2004 KAN 14 62 1086 17.5 70 8 47 1 1
2005 KAN 16 68 1102 16.2 55 5 47 1 1
Total 62 games played 239 catches 3,947 yards 20 TD's

Moulds
2002 BUF 16 100 1292 12.9 70 10 64 1 0
2003 BUF 13 64 780 12.2 49 1 35 0 0
2004 BUF 16 88 1043 11.9 49 5 53 1 1
2005 BUF 15 81 816 10.1 55 4 38 0 0
Total 60 games played 333 catches 3,931 yards 20 TD's

Clearly more catches but total production is pretty much equal...my point being they are different types of receivers. Moulds is a good over the middle/move the chains type of guy.

Kennison is a few months older.

Cochise
03-21-2006, 06:55 PM
Unlikely the Bills will get much offered for him. Everyone knows he's going to get cut. The Bills are worried that the Pats (who are very short at WR) will sign him, which is one reason, I think, why they haven't yet.

It would be funny for the Pats to sign him and beat the Bills over the head with him twice this coming season.

As for us, I think he would be an nice pickup for the Chiefs, if one without much of a "wow" factor. But probably not something worth trading draft picks for if an outright release is a prospect.

Sure-Oz
03-21-2006, 06:56 PM
If this was a few years ago then yeah id trade for him, now, no thanks, if he's cut then try to get him cheap.

Ralphy Boy
03-21-2006, 06:56 PM
It would be funny for the Pats to sign him and beat the Bills over the head with him twice this coming season.

As for us, I think he would be an nice pickup for the Chiefs, if one without much of a "wow" factor. But probably not something worth trading draft picks for if an outright release is a prospect.

I'd trade the secret weapon for him.

RedThat
03-21-2006, 07:01 PM
If this was a few years ago then yeah id trade for him, now, no thanks, if he's cut then try to get him cheap.

Cheap?

Nah. He want $$$. Knowing the Chiefs though, I can see them low balling him.

Claynus
03-21-2006, 07:10 PM
There is ZERO reason to pick up this aging, slow possession receiver when we have a young stud ready to entire his prime on the roster.

Cochise
03-21-2006, 07:12 PM
There is ZERO reason to pick up this aging, slow possession receiver when we have a young stud ready to entire his prime on the roster.

I can't for the life of me figure out why you are satisfied with the depth on our roster at WR

Claynus
03-21-2006, 07:15 PM
I can't for the life of me figure out why you are satisfied with the depth on our roster at WR

Moulds isn't going to come cheap. He's not going to provide depth at that price.

We need to go find someone like Joe Jurevicious if we want depth.

Miles
03-21-2006, 07:40 PM
Moulds isn't going to come cheap. He's not going to provide depth at that price.

We need to go find someone like Joe Jurevicious if we want depth.

Someone like Jurevicious or Gaffeney would have been perfect to bring in as a #3 or competition for #2. Seems like most of these types are off the market already.

Amnorix
03-21-2006, 08:56 PM
errr...Jurevicius signed with the Seahags...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1774-2005Mar25.html

Miles
03-21-2006, 09:02 PM
errr...Jurevicius signed with the Seahags...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1774-2005Mar25.html

Neither of was saying him in particular just that caliber of WR FA. Basically the types you guys seem to put a flyer out on every offseson to add depth.

KCChiefsFan88
03-21-2006, 09:08 PM
errr...Jurevicius signed with the Seahags...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1774-2005Mar25.html

That article you posted was from 2005. Jurevicious signed with the Browns a few weeks ago.