Cardinals OG Jonathan Cooper Misses First Day Of Training Camp

Discussion in 'Arizona Cardinals' started by Sweets, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets New Member

    The Cardinals and the agent for guard Jonathan Cooper are past the negotiation stage, there is no middle ground and for Cooper to sign and start practice, it’s going to require one side giving in and that’s not going to be the Cardinals.

    Cooper’s four-year contract will be worth around $14.5 million, including a $10 million signing bonus, that’s not the issue. The Cardinals have agreed to provide the maximum amount of money allowed, according to an NFL source, in the form of workout bonuses and such.

    The hangup is over an “offset†that would protect the team financially in the event Cooper was cut at some point and picked up by another team. That’s not likely to happen, but stranger things have occurred.

    It works something likes this. Let’s say Cooper was scheduled to make $1 million in the final year of the deal, but the Cardinals cut him and another team picked him and agreed to pay him $800,000. Without offset language, Cooper could collect both salaries, $1.8 million, because the $1 million is guaranteed.

  2. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Oh heck. Here we go again. Lot of confidence in the front office that their No. 1 is a keeper. You make a stupid pick you should pay for that mistake down the road. But then again, it's my beloved Cardinals. :tsk:
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2013

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