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Anderson Negotiations Hit a Speed Bump

                     Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson 

Negotiations for a long-term contract for Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson have come to an impasse; according to James Walker of the Columbus Dispatch and verified by a source, the team and Anderson are two years apart in contract negotiations.  The Browns opened the negotiations last week by offering Anderson a 3-year deal, but Anderson’s reps are seeking a longer deal – about 5 years; both sides hope to reach a deal before free agency begins on February 29.

The current barometer for quarterbacks on long-term deals is one used by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub; Romo signed a 6-year, $67.5 million contract, while Schaub signed a 6-year, $48 million contract.  It is very unlikely that the Browns will go that high in salary or years with Anderson, especially with Brady Quinn on the roster.

Browns general manager Phil Savage said that the team will use its highest one-year tender on Anderson – a restricted free agent – if a long-term contract cannot be reached; that would require teams that are interested in Anderson to give Cleveland first- and third-round draft picks to sign Anderson, while the Browns would have the right to match any offer.


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One Response to “Anderson Negotiations Hit a Speed Bump”

  1. WAYNEDAWG says:

    I THINK ANDERSON SHOULD JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE ANY CONTRACT.HE ACTS LIKE HES A SUPERSTAR NOW. COME ON. WE JUST NOW, AFTER YEARS OF LOSING, PUT OUT A GOOD RECORD.IF HE DOESNT LIKE IT HERE GET THE HELL OUT, LIKE THOME AND MANNY. ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!

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