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Alexander to Bengals

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 am

Wow the bengals just signed Alexander to a 1 year $4 million contract. I am blown away again. 1.) how do we not match that and 2.) I never expected him to take a deal that low.

I’m starting to wonder if they are that worried about the injury he sustained last year
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by Maelstrom88 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:13 am

I'm ok with losing him. I wonder if he didn't like Zim? Kearse signed in Detroit.
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by Mothman » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:14 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 am
Wow the bengals just signed Alexander to a 1 year $4 million contract. I am blown away again. 1.) how do we not match that and 2.) I never expected him to take a deal that low.

I’m starting to wonder if they are that worried about the injury he sustained last year
It may not be a question of matching it. He might have just wanted to play elsewhere.
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by halfgiz » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:16 am

Mentioned that he wasn't happy.

Alexander: 1 of 5 CBs to play 500 snaps and not commit a penalty in 2019

Appears there was a lot of unhappy people.
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:16 am

Mothman wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:14 am
Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 am
Wow the bengals just signed Alexander to a 1 year $4 million contract. I am blown away again. 1.) how do we not match that and 2.) I never expected him to take a deal that low.

I’m starting to wonder if they are that worried about the injury he sustained last year
It may not be a question of matching it. He might have just wanted to play elsewhere.
That or we simply didnt offer him anything. I never saw anything regarding we were trying to resign him. I'm just very surprised how low that deal was. Bengals drastically overpaid for Waynes but they definitely made up for it with Alexander.
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by fiestavike » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:17 am

too bad we couldn't keep alexander and weatherly, especially given the contracts they got. Would have helped fill two holes for cheap. :wallbang:
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:18 am

Maelstrom88 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:13 am
I'm ok with losing him. I wonder if he didn't like Zim? Kearse signed in Detroit.
I dont think that was it regarding Mac. But I am bummed about this loss. He was our best CB this year IMO and for that price, I would've happily accepted him back. As for Kearse, he was being a diva like Diggs was. Which explains the two of them being close friends. I liked Kearse's potential and as a fill in option but dude, you werent ever going to start over Smith or Harris. So I dont know what you expected.
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by StumpHunter » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:21 am

Maelstrom88 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:13 am
I'm ok with losing him. I wonder if he didn't like Zim? Kearse signed in Detroit.
How are you okay with this?

When he went down, we had no one to play the slot.

4 million for our best CB. I am just completely at a loss over this off season so far.
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by RandyMoss84 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 am

Losing Weatherly and Alexander is very disappointing but I am happy for Alexander, he gets to keep playing with Waynes
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by Maelstrom88 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:42 am

StumpHunter wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:21 am
Maelstrom88 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:13 am
I'm ok with losing him. I wonder if he didn't like Zim? Kearse signed in Detroit.
How are you okay with this?

When he went down, we had no one to play the slot.

4 million for our best CB. I am just completely at a loss over this off season so far.
I don't like short corners. I would rather have kept Kearse.
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by VikingsVictorious » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:55 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:16 am
Mothman wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:14 am


It may not be a question of matching it. He might have just wanted to play elsewhere.
That or we simply didnt offer him anything. I never saw anything regarding we were trying to resign him. I'm just very surprised how low that deal was. Bengals drastically overpaid for Waynes but they definitely made up for it with Alexander.
This loss cuts the deepest with me, because I was expecting us to retain Mac all along and think he was worth at least 6 Million a year. Killer.
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by Mothman » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:10 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:16 am
That or we simply didnt offer him anything. I never saw anything regarding we were trying to resign him. I'm just very surprised how low that deal was. Bengals drastically overpaid for Waynes but they definitely made up for it with Alexander.
Good point. Maybe they had both decided to part ways.
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by Mothman » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:20 am

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:55 am
Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:16 am


That or we simply didnt offer him anything. I never saw anything regarding we were trying to resign him. I'm just very surprised how low that deal was. Bengals drastically overpaid for Waynes but they definitely made up for it with Alexander.
This loss cuts the deepest with me, because I was expecting us to retain Mac all along and think he was worth at 6 Million a year. Killer.
It's not a good sign that the team is losing so much "home-grown" young talent. Ideally, when trying to build, you want to be able to draft, develop and then keep talented players in their prime. What does it say about the Vikes that Waynes, Alexander, Diggs, Weatherly and Kearse are all moving on (Diggs via trade) after their first 4 or 5 years with the team?
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by fiestavike » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:22 am

Mothman wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:20 am
VikingsVictorious wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:55 am


This loss cuts the deepest with me, because I was expecting us to retain Mac all along and think he was worth at 6 Million a year. Killer.
It's not a good sign that the team is losing so much "home-grown" young talent. Ideally, when trying to build, you want to be able to draft, develop and then keep talented players in their prime. What does it say about the Vikes that Waynes, Alexander, Diggs, Weatherly and Kearse are all moving on (Diggs via trade) after their first 4 or 5 years with the team?
Its concerning, isn't it?
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Re: Alexander to Bengals

Post by halfgiz » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:37 am

Spot on Jim...And it's not like Mac and Kearse signed for big money.
Loosing them 2 hurt.
Also sounds we might be loosing Dan Baily also.
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