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Offline mitch connor

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2013, 02:48:09 PM »
So to me, there are only about 5 teams(including us) who would make sense for Bush, which should keep his price tag reasonable. Now if a team like the Bengals or the Colts decide to pursue him hard, a bidding war is simply not going to happen(nor should it). But I really don't think rb is as big a need for any of these teams as it is for us. I really wouldn't be surprised to see them step aside and let us sign him at a reasonable cost

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2013, 05:04:54 AM »
Jackson is in decline. The Packers already have Benson on the roster. I know- the usual "if we can sign him cheap" will be thrown around. Why bother?
Except that Benson isn't on the roster. He only signed a 1 year deal.
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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 11:03:22 AM »
I would love to land someone like Desmond Bryant. Remember when we had a pretty solid dline rotation?

Out of curiosity, why wouldn't TT want someone like Seymour? I haven't heard a peep out of him since he was shipped off to Oakland. Last time we signed a FA Raider it went pretty well ;)

Seriously though, I see more upside than downside with a vet like him.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2013, 06:47:18 AM »
I still like harris...

How about the following and not just RB's:

Danny Woodhead - RB
Ryan Clady - OT
Phil Loadholt - OT
Victor Cruz - WR
Desmond Bryant - DT
Martellus Bennett - TE
Andy Levitre - OG

I would love to see Green Bay grab any of these guys.

Also, resign Brad Jones and Sam Shields.


BTW, anyone have interest in taking a flyer on Richard Seymour on a 1 or 2 year deal? He has had his payday and at 33 (same age as Pickett) is said to be looking for another ring to stick it to Belichek. He was once an awesome 3-4 DE and has a "nasty" attitude that is completely lacking on our D.
I've been on the sign Seymour bandwagon for a while.  Caught a little flack for it.  But to me, it works.  He should be affordable and want to go to a winner.  Check and check.  Just imagine what he could teach our young kids on the line.  And he'd only be playing in a rotation, so we might be able to keep him fresh.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2013, 06:50:01 AM »
I'm surprised that there is no Chris Ivory love on the board.  Seems to me like a good guy to pair with Harris.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2013, 06:54:24 AM »
We can't love Ivory until we done pining for Marshawn Lynch! :o

Ivory would be ideal, depending on the monies. ;)
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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2013, 10:11:10 AM »
Your suggestions:
Jackson- 30 years old in July. 1042 rushing yards last season for a 4.1 average.
Bush- 28 years old, 986 yards running, 4.3 average; receiving, 292 yards, 8.3 average.
Ivory- 24 years old, 217 yards running, 5.4 average.

Jackson is in decline. The Packers already have Benson on the roster. I know- the usual "if we can sign him cheap" will be thrown around. Why bother?
Bush, definitely interesting. But he will be in some demand, and won't come cheap. Can the Packers afford him?
Ivory- buried on the NO depth chart, has had hamstring issues. It seems the Packers already have an injury prone young RB in Starks.

The pickings in FA will tend to be first tier guys who are over the hill, or who will cost a lot, or both. I think the Packers should look for role players- second tier guys we've never heard of who can make a difference. I know TT has tried this before, with varying results. Follow the NE formula: players who fit the system, and will buy into the program on defense or offense. No "names", but just guys who are hungry, and will give their all. Kind of like Dujuan Harris.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2013, 10:32:44 AM »
Jackson is in decline. The Packers already have Benson on the roster. I know- the usual "if we can sign him cheap" will be thrown around. Why bother?
Except that Benson isn't on the roster. He only signed a 1 year deal.

I checked and he is still listed as an active member on the roster.   ;)  But you are right, we would have to resign him and I'm not opposed to that.  He won't cost a fortune and he knows the offense.  He was playing pretty well before he broke his foot.  I suppose it will all depend upon if his foot heals.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2013, 11:21:29 AM »
I'm surprised that there is no Chris Ivory love on the board.  Seems to me like a good guy to pair with Harris.

Chris Ivory will be a restricted free agent, so we would have to give the Saints compensation depending on how they tender him. I don't see us giving up a 2nd or 3rd rd pick for him.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2013, 03:40:15 PM »
I'm surprised that there is no Chris Ivory love on the board.  Seems to me like a good guy to pair with Harris.

I had the Packers drafting Chris Ivory in one of the few mock drafts I've posted. It seems like he could be pretty good, but like most of our current stable of RBs, he's been hurt A LOT in his first three seasons.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2013, 07:40:23 AM »
DeAngelo Williams might be another guy who might become available.

IMO would look more for the Pack to resign Benson and then hope their RB is on the board and it falls right for them in the draft.

As for free agency, which TT doesn't normally dive into, would rather go and shore up a Safety, LBer, and/or a DL to replace Jenkins' loss.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2013, 08:20:49 AM »
I'm surprised that there is no Chris Ivory love on the board.  Seems to me like a good guy to pair with Harris.

Chris Ivory will be a restricted free agent, so we would have to give the Saints compensation depending on how they tender him. I don't see us giving up a 2nd or 3rd rd pick for him.
I don't think that is how it works for Ivory.  I think he is like Shields.  You don't have to give up a pick, you just have to structure a salary that the other team cannot or should not match.  Could be wrong, though.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2013, 03:23:41 PM »
I'm surprised that there is no Chris Ivory love on the board.  Seems to me like a good guy to pair with Harris.

Chris Ivory will be a restricted free agent, so we would have to give the Saints compensation depending on how they tender him. I don't see us giving up a 2nd or 3rd rd pick for him.
I don't think that is how it works for Ivory.  I think he is like Shields.  You don't have to give up a pick, you just have to structure a salary that the other team cannot or should not match.  Could be wrong, though.

Is that because they were both undrafted? I thought a team could still tender them a contract and the rd of comp would be determined by the $.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2013, 03:44:30 PM »
I'm surprised that there is no Chris Ivory love on the board.  Seems to me like a good guy to pair with Harris.

Chris Ivory will be a restricted free agent, so we would have to give the Saints compensation depending on how they tender him. I don't see us giving up a 2nd or 3rd rd pick for him.
I don't think that is how it works for Ivory.  I think he is like Shields.  You don't have to give up a pick, you just have to structure a salary that the other team cannot or should not match.  Could be wrong, though.

Is that because they were both undrafted? I thought a team could still tender them a contract and the rd of comp would be determined by the $.

Depends on the tendered amount as to what pick a team gets for compensation.

However, if the basic tender or no tender, then the team gets a comp pick in the round the player was drafted. So if minimum or no offer a team would get nothing for an undrafted player.

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Re: Anyone want a free agent running back?
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2013, 07:17:01 AM »
I'm surprised that there is no Chris Ivory love on the board.  Seems to me like a good guy to pair with Harris.

Chris Ivory will be a restricted free agent, so we would have to give the Saints compensation depending on how they tender him. I don't see us giving up a 2nd or 3rd rd pick for him.
I don't think that is how it works for Ivory.  I think he is like Shields.  You don't have to give up a pick, you just have to structure a salary that the other team cannot or should not match.  Could be wrong, though.

Is that because they were both undrafted? I thought a team could still tender them a contract and the rd of comp would be determined by the $.

Depends on the tendered amount as to what pick a team gets for compensation.

However, if the basic tender or no tender, then the team gets a comp pick in the round the player was drafted. So if minimum or no offer a team would get nothing for an undrafted player.
Yep.  That is how I thought it worked.  And I think I read somewhere online where the Saints are unlikely to place a high tender on him due to the RB's already on their roster and their cap issues.