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Glenn Unhappy With Settlement Proposal

After not allowing WR Terry Glenn to practice in last week’s OTA’s at Valley Ranch, the Cowboys are now asking him to sign a $500,000 settlement agreement should he reinjure his right knee again and not finish the season.  Glenn, who had worked out vigourously in the off-season to get his knee rehabbed and ready for this year’s upcoming training camp, now feels that he hasn’t been shown the proper respect and faith from the Cowboy’s organization.

Glenn showed up last Tuesday ready to participate in the OTA’s, but was told to continue his work-out and rehab sessions while the team evaluated the younger players.  According to the Dallas Morning News, Glenn was surprised by the request by the Cowboys and thought that the team had confidence in what he was doing in the off-season.  The offer basically would provide that he would only receive $500, 000 instead of his current contract amount of $1.7 million should he reinjure the knee.  He is also still under contract for three more years and due several other incentive payments should he play. 

Since Dallas did not draft a wide receiver in last month’s draft or sign any veteran free-agent receivers, I think it only fair that he should return the favor by agreeing to some financial protection for the team.  After all, he is getting older and recovering from a serious knee injury that limited his playing time last season to one game.  There are several young receivers on the roster who could step-up and fill the void should he reinjure himself, but if not, then he still has the opportunity to show he still can be the No. 2 receiver and deep threat he was before the injury.  Patrick Crayton did a decent job last season filling his position and was rewarded with a multi-million, multi-year contract.  Sam Hurd, Isaiah Stanback and Miles Austin have some experience under their belts now also, so it only makes sense for the Cowboys to have a “wait and see” attitude with Glenn. 

If he comes through TC fine and looks 100 percent to play again, then the settlement will not likely be factor, but if not, they may be forced to look elsewhere for someone to play receiver if none of the above do step up when needed. 

Other OTA stories have S Ken Hamlin not attending while his contract negotiations continue and, once again, Greg Ellis is unhappy and not participating as well.  It would seem obvious that the Cowboys will do what they can to re-sign Hamlin after his performance last year, but he has yet to sign the franchise-tag offer of $4.4 million made in the off-season.  He does have until July 15th to get a new contract before he is restricted to the offer for this season and there is hope a contract will be signed by then. 

Ellis, after a terrific season last year with 12.5 sacks and winning Comeback Player of the Year, is apparently unhappy and insecure about his future when younger players, like Anthony Spencer, were getting more reps in the OTA’s.  So he decided not to show up the rest of the week, which isn’t that big of a deal, considering his history, but he will most likely return when camp starts. 

Roy Williams has been the subject of much debate so far this off-season and start of OTA’s, and rightfully so, but can we please just give him a chance.  With Dave Campo back as secondary coach and with his renewed devotion to making himself better, it’s quite possible he can return to the player who instilled such fear in opponents.  In other words, I hope the constant criticism can let up at least until a couple of games into the season to see where he really stands.  I don’t think any player on the team really has a problem with Williams that can’t be solved by some playing time together.      

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One Response to “Glenn Unhappy With Settlement Proposal”

  1. Bill says:

    All of this controvesy surrounding the OTA’s makes me almost wonder if they are not worth having this year. It is time to get these guys happy and get to work. This off field drama is ridiculous.

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