Most recently, B.J. Raji agreed to the deal that he said he's not interested in:
Raji deal expected to be worth around $4 million. Could be ncentives. It means TT has spent $16M in cap space on retaining five of his own.and TE Andrew Quarless:
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) March 14, 2014
Quite a bargain price, no? RT @TomPelissero Andrew Quarless signed a 2-year, $3M deal with #Packers. $350K bonus. Bases of $800K, $1.3M.Depending how the next few days go for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, no player probably made a bigger blunder than Raji, who turned down $20 million guaranteed before eventually signing for $4 million. He was awful last season, but there's just no downside at one-year and $4 million for the Packers.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) March 13, 2014
I'm not a big fan of Quarless, he was very disappointing last season but I was probably hoping for too much from him. However, this contract is even more modest than it looks, with the larger base salary coming in 2015. At just over $1 million in 2014, he's getting paid like a backup, though he could be a solid starter if his run blocking returns to pre-2011 form. He looks like a steal considering the contract the Lions just handed out to an inferior TE; Brandon Pettigrew. I'd still love to see them sign TE Owen Daniels as their main pass receiving tight end. Then Quarless would be a solid No. 2 based on his 2013 production and 2014 price tag.