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Shaq Lawson 5th year option on the table

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How much?

 

We have the cap space, I’d do it unless you think you can decline it and sign him for less.  

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Yeah he needs to come back. He’s not the pass rushing monster we all hoped with the high draft status but he has carved out a very valuable niche in this defense 

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Just need to find a way to keep him around. Worst case scenario he is good depth for us. Best case scenario he continues to develop. If that means taking the 5th year option at 9-10 mil so be it. 

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2 minutes ago, Rc2catch said:

Yeah he needs to come back. He’s not the pass rushing monster we all hoped with the high draft status but he has carved out a very valuable niche in this defense 

 you absolutely bring him back, he deserves to stay on this team with the plays he's made. Obviously he's not an elite DE but he does have an impact. 

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Skip it. IF he plays well tag him....it will cost about the same anyhow and it will keep him hungry.  if not, the Bills just dump him.

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I think he bought in to the process and worked hard to improve.  He batted down a lot of passes and set a strong edge.  But best of all he took on L. Fournette   and got the stadium and the team all riled up.  That was great.

I hope they keep him, and even consider an extension.

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No way you pick that up.  He is not worth 10 million guaranteed.

 

Back to back 4 sack seasons.  Just sign him to a contract extension with multiple years.

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I’d offer him a contract for 5-7 million a year for 3-5 years and decent guarantees. I doubt he’d get better on the market.

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1 minute ago, aceman_16 said:

he plays well tag him

 

Buffalo needs to avoid a reputation as a tagging team.

 

If you have a rep for tagging, that's a turn-off for free agents that visit. Buffalo is going to have a hard time attracting free agents as it is, last thing needed is a rep for tagging.

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Just now, boater said:

 

Buffalo needs to avoid a reputation as a tagging team.

 

If you have a rep for tagging, that's a turn-off for free agents that visit. Buffalo is going to have a hard time attracting free agents as it is, last thing needed is a rep for tagging.

What? I agree to disagree with you. Pretty much EVERY team uses it. Also, the 5th year option is "essentially" the same thing as a tag. The player is one more year obligated to the team without anything they can do about it. IF anything. He would make more with a tag vs the option.  I wouldnt undersell the "influence" or sure money.

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I was reading elsewhere that as the 5th year option is only guaranteed for injury,  they can pick it up in the off season and then change their minds at the end of the season ... presumably if they are not happy with his play in 2019..

 

I was very much on the fence about him at the start of this year but he has stepped up this season ., 

 

I would like to see him get a second contract... seems like it’s been a few years that one of their rookies has done this..

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What's the cost of the 5th year option? He is under contract for 2019 so you can let him play it out. I am not sure if I would pick it up. 

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37 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

 

 

Of course, they have to review the tape.  

 

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The guy improved all year, bought in, and showed his potential on Sunday.  Why wouldn't you keep him around?

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I find it hard to pick up that option for a situational defensive end whose specialty isn't pass rushing.  He's in on about 44% of the defensive snaps and I think a lot of that was due to injuries.  I think he's done a decent job of contributing.  

 

Now if they can work themselves out of the Murphy contract - that may be a scenario I can see them wanting a 1 year band aid. 

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Slowly he seems to keep getting better. I’d keep him around

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4 minutes ago, billsfan89 said:

What's the cost of the 5th year option? He is under contract for 2019 so you can let him play it out. I am not sure if I would pick it up. 

 

We don’t know exactly yet but it’s based on position you play and where you were drafted in the first round..

 

Looking at last year’s numbers it would be around $9 to max $10 mil..

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3 minutes ago, Aussie Joe said:

 

We don’t know exactly yet but it’s based on position you play and where you were drafted in the first round..

 

Looking at last year’s numbers it would be around $9 to max $10 mil..

 

If its between 9-10 million I would decline it. Shaq is still here for 2019 so the team can get one more year to evaluate him and if he breaks out he can be franchised and a deal can be worked out. I don't think there are many major players that will be free agents from the 2016 draft class that would require the tag anyway. 

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