Open thread: Should players give their teams hometown discounts?

Open thread: Should players give their teams hometown discounts?
February 14, 2014, 6:00 am

Your Friday morning open thread:

Yesterday I posted on Michael Bennett of the Seahawks saying that he would not give the Super Bowl champs a hometown discount when shopping his services in free agency next month. He punctuated his remark saying, "this isn't Costco, this isn't Walmart".

Bennett was only in Seattle for one year so it's hard to say that Seattle is his "hometown". But the Redskins have several players who started out with the team who are slated to be free agents next month. Brian Orakpo, Perry Riley, and Rob Jackson were all drafted by the Redskins. They got their NFL starts and opportunities in Washington. Should they take less money to stay with the Redskins?

Or is loyalty a dead concept in the NFL? Given that the Redskins would release any of these players in a heartbeat if it suited their purposes, even if they did sign for that discount, should players go for every dollar they can get?