PDA

View Full Version : Gruden: Come Home McCardell


nychief
09-20-2004, 05:51 PM
Gruden: We Need McCardell Here

By Mike Cobb
The Ledger
mike.cobb@theledger.com

TAMPA -- Whether he was lobbying to get a play-making receiver back, Buccaneer coach Jon Gruden said after Sunday's 10-6 loss that the Bucs definitely need holdout receiver Keenan McCardell.

Whether the first two games will change the Bucs' position on McCardell's holdout remains to be seen, but they might.

"That's a situation that's been very disappointing," Gruden said, "but I'm sure talks will accelerate due to the fact that he is an outstanding player and our team misses him.

"We can't publicly comment other than we want him here."

McCardell, who led the Bucs with 84 catches for 1,174 yards last year, is holding out seeking a contract close to the average of No. 1 receivers in the league, which is approximately $4.1 million.

He was scheduled to make $2.5 million this year, but he did not report to camp and has been a holdout since.

Pezman
09-20-2004, 06:14 PM
The NFL Rumor board still has it that Chicago wants him and are willing to trade a 4th rounder and Anthony Thomas for him...

Baby Lee
09-20-2004, 06:18 PM
The NFL Rumor board still has it that Chicago wants him and are willing to trade a 4th rounder and Anthony Thomas for him...
Didn't Thomas just have a great game? Can't see that happening after contributing like that to a victory over the hated Packers in Lambeau.

Pezman
09-20-2004, 06:19 PM
Didn't Thomas just have a great game? Can't see that happening after contributing like that to a victory over the hated Packers in Lambeau.

Nah... that was Thomas Jones who tore it up yesterday for Chicago

Baby Lee
09-20-2004, 06:22 PM
Nah... that was Thomas Jones who tore it up yesterday for Chicago
Ehh, I knew I heard Thomas in there somewheres.

KC Jones
09-20-2004, 07:29 PM
At some point he will report - if he doesn't he won't get credit for the year towards his contract and he won't get credit for another year in terms of the pension and other stuff. I can't remember what the deadline is but I'm just about sure he'll report at that point.

TEX
09-20-2004, 08:19 PM
At some point he will report - if he doesn't he won't get credit for the year towards his contract and he won't get credit for another year in terms of the pension and other stuff. I can't remember what the deadline is but I'm just about sure he'll report at that point.


On or before week 10.