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Colombo deal provide parameters for Peters?

Posted by Chris Brown on December 26, 2008 – 2:13 pm

Dallas Cowboys RT Marc Colombo signed a four-year extension worth $22.5M with a reported $11.5M guaranteed. While I don’t think there’s any way that Bills LT Jason Peters accepts a deal that size with respect to an extension, it could at the very least provide a starting point for negotiations.

Colombo’s deal averages $5.6M a year and he’s a right tackle. Peters obviously plays on the blind side.

I’m no contract negotiator, but it might actually work to use the contracts of both Dallas tackles as the parameters on a new deal for Peters?

Here’s what I’m getting at. Colombo’s deal can be the jumping off point and his teammate LT Flozell Adams can be the ceiling.

Adams signed a 6-year $42M extension last offseason, which included $15M guaranteed. That’s $7M per season and Adams is a four-time Pro Bowl player.

Peters with a pair of Pro Bowls under his belt I would think could see the logic of being somewhere in between those two players. Clearly he’s better than Colombo, but not quite as established as Adams.

Perhaps he’d be agreeable to $6 million plus per season?

Personally I doubt it, but it’s worth a shot. In all likelihood though the Peters camp will likely be looking to exceed the 2005 deals of Orlando Pace (7-$52.9M-$18M bonus) and Walter Jones (7-$50M-$20M in bonuses), which is over $7M per season, especially when you consider the fact that the guy lining up next to Peters makes $7M per season.


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