http://community.foxsports.com/blogs...going_to_CincyJets DT Robertson not going to Cincy
Mar 03, 2008 | 8:02AM |
report this Despite numerous indications that a deal would go down, the Cincinnati Bengals once again have failed to trade for a new defensive tackle.
FOXSports.com has learned that Dewayne Robertson of the New York Jets, who met with Bengals officials at team headquarters on Monday, will not be traded to Cincinnati.
Robertson has two years remaining on the rookie deal he signed as the No. 4 pick of the 2003 draft. He is set to earn $1.5 million in base salary this season.
Robertson, who spoke Sunday night to Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, has been a poor fit in the 3-4 defensive scheme New York installed when Eric Mangini became head coach in 2006. Robertson, 26, would likely be better suited to play in a 4-3 system as a penetrating-style defensive tackle.
The Bengals thought they had an agreement Friday with Detroit to acquire defensive tackle Shaun Rogers. But a contractual issue nullified the deal, leading to the Lions instead agreeing to send Rogers to Cleveland for a third-round draft pick and cornerback Leigh Bodden.
Robertson became expendable in New York when the Jets acquired defensive tackle Kris Jenkins in a Friday trade with Carolina. A source said the new Jets contract Jenkins signed includes $9.5 million in guaranteed money and a $4.5 million roster bonus due in March. The total value of the five-year contract is $30.25 million with $18 million coming in the first three seasons, the source said.
Media reports have stated Jenkins was set to earn $20 million in guaranteed money from the Jets
Last edited by CTA513; 03-03-2008 at 06:34 PM. Reason: updated
ROBERTSON DEAL ISN'T HAPPENING
POSTED 5:23 p.m. EST, March 3, 2008
For the second time since Friday, a deal that the Bengals thought they'd make to upgrade a subpar defense has fallen apart.
Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that the trade between the Jets and the Bengals for New York defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson is off.
The sticking point was Cincy's insistence that Robertson re-do a contract that is set to pay him $9.8 million in 2008. Unless and until the Jets find a team for whom Robertson is willing to take a haircut, the likelihood is that Robertson eventually will be cut before a $3 million roster bonus comes due in June.
Last edited by Screwball; 03-03-2008 at 06:41 PM.
8:02 AM when he posted it. 9 hours an no one else picked up on the story? Im not buying it quite yet
This is terrible.
-LTlabnerIf you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
He refused to take a "haircut"?
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons
Even if this deal falls through, isn't there a possibility that we can pick him up in June when he is cut. He might be more amenable to a contract renegotiation when he is unemployed.
isn't it great how a Owner can tease the fans to pretend he will do something?? its the same old bungles.. "WINNING isnt Part of the Plan".. tease the fans to keep them drinking the sellout koolaide!!
"It's still a long way to the top if we want to rock'n'roll, but at least they dumped the tuba player."