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Bills sign C Spencer Long to 3 year deal

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2/14 Update with more details of contract- very team friendly deal.

 

 

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Here's some info on him from last week:

 

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25932213/jets-release-center-spencer-long-avoid-cap-hit

 

In their first significant roster move under new coach Adam Gase, the New York Jets announced Tuesday they are parting ways with center Spencer Long.

 

The Jets released Long to avoid a $3 million roster bonus, which would've become guaranteed if he had remained on the roster Wednesday. The expected move makes him a free agent.

 

Long, 28, signed a four-year, $27.4 million contract last offseason after four seasons with the Washington Redskins. The Jets had hoped he would stabilize the center position, a weakness since Nick Mangold stopped playing in 2016, but the plan didn't materialize. Long played the second half of the season with a tendon injury in his right (snapping) hand, which affected his performance.

 

The low point came in a Week 9 loss to the Miami Dolphins (who were then coached by Gase), during which he was off-target on at least seven shotgun snaps. Then-Jets coach Todd Bowles didn't pull him until late in the game, resulting in a torrent of criticism. Long never played center again.

 

When he returned to the lineup two weeks later, he played left guard, where he stayed for the rest of the season. He wound up with 13 starts -- eight at center, five at left guard. The Jets structured his contract in a way that leaves no "dead" money on the 2019 salary cap. His entire $6.5 million cap charge comes off the books, increasing their cap-room surplus to about $100 million. They can use some of the money to sign a center because there is no heir apparent on the roster.

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Hmmmm makes me think that we will draft a center in round 2. Seems like a veteran backup C/G. 

 

Hopefully it is not a competition between him and Bodine for starting C.

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I sure hope it's for depth/competition and that he's not going to be counted on as our for-sure starting center. My understanding is that he did NOT have a good year with the Jets, hence his release.

The three-year deal is a bit telling. They must like him.

Good signing in February, I guess. Like I said, I just hope they don't think "problem solved!" at the center position.

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44 starts in a 53 game career, only ended up a FA due to coaching changes. This will be the end here for Groy. Long and Bodine compete for the starting center gig. 

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As long as it's cheap and a depth move, OK. Surprised its a 3 year. Would have thought it would be a prove it type 1 year.

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Just now, blacklabel said:

44 starts in a 53 game career, only ended up a FA due to coaching changes. This will be the end here for Groy. Long and Bodine compete for the starting center gig. 

Probably how it will go.  Unless they draft someone then I can see Bodine cut 

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Is he any good???? Never heard of him.

 

cant find any videos of him except for this:

 

 

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Hope the hand heals properly. He looked horrible in the game where he got pulled, although its understandable.

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From my buddy who is a Jets fan...

 

"When the Jets got him, my friend who is a Redskins fan told me I would hate him more and more every week. He wasn't wrong. He was the first guy I wanted cut after the season ended."

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From what I am reading from his time with Redskins, looks like he was better at G than C.  Maybe they will put him back at G?  

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1 minute ago, Logic said:

I sure hope it's for depth/competition and that he's not going to be counted on as our for-sure starting center. My understanding is that he did NOT have a good year with the Jets, hence his release.

The three-year deal is a bit telling. They must like him.

Good signing in February, I guess. Like I said, I just hope they don't think "problem solved!" at the center position.

 

I agree, the 3 year deal is telling. I don’t think they make that signing if they are going to spend big money on a guy like Paradis. That looks more like the type of player you bring in to compete with a rookie. There are some really good C prospects in round 2. Hopefully that is the plan. 

 

We might not see a huge splash signing and rather filling out the needs with solid players in free agency. 

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