Tampa Bay Buccaneers close the 2012 season with a wild card ticket, but lost the game to Green Bay Packers. the franchise went to their new headquarters in Toronto, Canada and became Toronto Moose, which
was awaited with great expectation in the local community (Fan support 72%). Mooses owner have invested 300M in a new stadium (capacity 71,576), which gave a deficit of 221.7M for the year 2012, but
the franchise had still a total profit of $77M
Moose's owner decided to release their franchise head coach to get a new begining and hired Jeff Fischer as their head coach and they also signed a new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels
Moose went now into their offseason with a salary cost of only 104,36 mio. $ with a salary cap of 108 mio. $, but where 10 players need a new contract.
Total Access: Negotiation of new contracts
Moose management started to give 3 restricted free agent 1y contract offer, all these players was starter last season
MLB Patrick Ross salary: 2,42M $ for 1 year. The offer was accepted
TE J.J. Reyes salary: 2,42M $ for 1 year. The offer was accepted
CB Oliver Morris salary: 1,39M $ for 1 year. The offer was accepted
LT Leonard Emanuel and QB Derrick Logan, picked in the DRAFT 2008 in second and first round, was Moose fans favorites, the management decided to give their franchise QB
a new 7 years contract worth 93,71M and gave some on the salary cap, around $ 3M.
Here is rest of the negotiations with the Moose players, which needed a new contract.
C Lorenzo Ulrich, starter, and the management agreed to give him new 3 years contact worth 7,26M $
WR Junior Jordan, starter, he was give a 3 years contract worth 8,89M $
LG Raven Bishop, starter the last 4 seasons, he got a new 3 years contract worth 14,42M $
WR Jabar Gaffney, starter last season, but it was time to let him go
Moose total salary ended with 106,74m $, 1,26M $ under the salary cap.
LETS THE NEW SEASON START!!
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Toronto had a good debut on a rainy day
Going into the 2013 season there was most expectation to Moose offense with LT Leonard Emanuel, QB Derrick Logan
and WR Mark Clayton all key players (all have the role = STAR) with a more experienced offensive line and some very
fast young WRs and HB Anthony Smith, drafted number 2 overall in 2008, which had a solid season last year.
But also Moose defense was also looking very good with 5 players drafted in the first round in last 5 years
2009: LOLB Brandon Perry, had a very solid season last year, but we still awaits the big breakthrough
Together with the two defensive captains LE Amos Colert drafted in 2008 and select 4-times for the Pro Bowl and the solid DT Randy Starks also signed
in 2008 + Patrick Ross, Draft in the 4. round in 2010, which have secured the middle linebacker position.
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