K-Day has arrived - latest on Parker situation


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Whether Parker has thrown his last pass as a ClemsonTiger remains to be seen

CLEMSON – K-Day is here.

July 20th was the date set by Clemson quarterback/baseball player Kyle Parker and the Colorado Rockies as the due date for a contract, and TigerNet has spoken with sources in Colorado and to Parker, and the belief in Colorado is that Parker will agree to terms today.

The Rockies selected Parker in the first round [26th overall pick] of last month’s amateur draft, and speculation has swirled since that time on whether Parker would return for another season of Clemson football.

The Parkers had set July 20th as a deadline for resolution in order to be fair with Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and the football team.

However, Rockies General Manager Dan O’Dowd is in the Dominican Republic, and Rockies Scouting Director Bill Schmidt normally doesn’t talk until the contract is official, so don’t expect a press conference or even an official announcement until later this week.

Keep in mind that the July 20th deadline is not a hard stop, and negotiations can continue past today’s date. If it goes past today, however, the chances of Parker returning to play football increase and the Rockies would then have until August 16th to sign him to a contract.


Here is what we have learned from sources close to Parker and the Rockies as of noon today:

• The initial number offered by the Parkers to the Rockies, in order for Parker to play just baseball and forego his football eligibility, was in the neighborhood of $3 million.

• The Rockies’ initial offer came in at somewhere between $2 and $2.5 million, but Rockies’ sources have indicated that the number was closer to $2 million [possibly $2.2 million]. However, negotiations are continuing.

• Sources close to the Parkers have said that if the number stays in the range offered by the Rockies, then Kyle could actually accept a lower contract [believed to be $1.5 to $1.9 million] and continue to play football.

Obviously, there is a lot of speculation out there as of now, and not a lot of hard facts, but TigerNet will continue to keep you updated as the day progresses.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has his annual golf outing with the media today, and we will speak with him around six this evening, and we will update with quotes from the head coach regarding this fluid situation.

As a redshirt freshman football player in 2009, Parker completed 205-of-369 passes for 2,526 yards and 20 touchdowns.

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K-Day has arrived - latest on Parker situation
Crump®
K-Day? really? booooooooooooooooooo***
poppatiger
STAY CLOSE TO YOUR COMPUTERS!!!***
jonnyboy
Re: STAY CLOSE TO YOUR COMPUTERS!!!***
deleted
Re: STAY CLOSE TO YOUR COMPUTERS!!!***
grover173
But what about all of the tweets that said he's gone?
Smiling Tiger®
TNet unreliable?!? Now you're just being silly.*******
TheCURing07
Come on Parker!!!! Play one more year!***
TigerLight
Atleast one more year!!!!!!***
WolfMan2
Go to cutigers, cause Tnet will post 2 hours after he tells.***
deleted
not a good second day for you on tigernet!***
poppatiger
Haha this article is so cruel to Clemson fans. He's gone.***
Completely Solid Orange®
Yup, he's out, get real guys! Time to move on.***
theoriginaltiger
Re: Yup, he's out, get real guys! Time to move on.***
zip
Sounds better than P-day***
cuvatiger®
This is just negotiation posturing. KP has no NFL future.
Razzmatazz
That's not what Dabo says. I trust Dabo.***
deleted
Because of his vast experience of scouting NFL QB talent?***
Toogie
can you prove he has no experience doing such? ***
poppatiger
Nope... obviously...
Toogie
so, that's a long winded no***
poppatiger
Can you prove that he is?***
Toogie
Not the way it works***
poppatiger
Sure... when it's inconvenient.***
Toogie
An inconvenient truth!***
poppatiger
toogs, the man evaluates talent for a living, what do we do?***
poppatiger
Not for the NFL. He evaluates talent for Clemson's
Toogie
Re: Nope... obviously...
Bstrick
He is one layer removed from being an NFL coach,
deleted
Exactly which facts are you choosing to believe?
Toogie
I am going with the fact that Parker is as good as, or
deleted
That's not a fact, that is your opinion.
Toogie
man, even the official USC paper acknowledges it.
deleted
Have you even looked at their numbers?
Toogie
How did we get to this point from me initially saying
deleted
You suggested that Dabo knew NFL talent no?***
Toogie
$5 says he knows more about it than you***
clemson guy3
Dabo takes liberties with the truth when $Ms are on the line
Razzmatazz
Given what went down at the real USC, are you
deleted
Given that Dabo, et al, usually tell players to return. Yes***
Razzmatazz
I'd say the advice worked well for CJ.***
deleted
Maybe. Maybe not. CJ was projected for 1st round in 2009.
Razzmatazz
Re: Given what went down at the real USC, are you
TigerDaveOrange®
you crossed a line there you pos***
poppatiger
Define K-Day
Fluxus
Exactly when KP signs is kinda irrelevant. He is gone.***
Razzmatazz
really?***
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