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TEXANS84
07-01-2005, 05:10 PM
This just in from rotoworld.com, front page NFL.

An AFC team admits it will go after Rod Gardner as a No. 2 receiver when he is released by Washington.
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli doesn't reveal who the team is. We bet it's Tennessee, although division rivals Houston and Jacksonville are possibilities. Carolina is also reportedly interested - as a reserve. Gardner should stay on the fantasy radar. Jul. 1 - 1:53 pm et

Big B Texan Fan
07-01-2005, 07:30 PM
Was R. Gardner a Casserly draftee????

texan279
07-01-2005, 07:44 PM
WR is one of our stronger parts of the roster, I don't see us going after Gardner...

pittbull
07-18-2005, 09:50 PM
May not sound like much, but the difference between the Texans making the playoffs and having another mediocre season is in he hands of a true #2 receiver. Although Gardner has failed to live up to the hype when drafted, he would be a perfect fit as a #2 in H-town. Gaffney banged up. Bradford has failed to achieve, and frankly, without Carr having a true second option, he'll be yelled out of town by not producing. Acutall, who in the leauge with the receiving corp we have, after AJ? Gaffney a good #3, Mathis a rookie, but after that..............................I don't even want to think about. Please bring in Rod and give us hope for the playoffs!

El Tejano
07-18-2005, 09:53 PM
I find it hard to imagine that receiver is our missing ingredient for the playoffs.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
07-18-2005, 09:58 PM
Rod Gardner has terrible hands. There's a reason his nickname is 50/50.

throwANDREtheBALL
07-18-2005, 11:37 PM
hahahhahahha.........50/50.........it cracks me up everytime I hear his nickname...........that's gotta be the worst as a reciever.

its gotta sting even worse than butterfingers or hands of stone.

50/50 hahhahahaha

Corey Bradford is getting close to that one too.

Ihategeeks
07-19-2005, 02:11 AM
WR is one of our stronger parts of the roster, I don't see us going after Gardner...

Maybe the Lions should get him :bomb:

Texas_Thrill
07-19-2005, 04:16 AM
If the Lions get him ya'll might as well bring back the run and shoot with all those WR's ya'll would have.

I have NO INTEREST in 50/50 playing for us. Though I wouldn't mind us making the playoffs this year I really dont think he'd be the DIFFERENCE.

Though Gaffney lacks the ideal speed at 2 I'd rather have him. He's still young and had a nice year last year. I think we have 3 solid WR's to build on and our 4 and 5 aren't bad either. I'm looking fwd to future years of AJ, JM, and JG. Let them get the reps this year.

Fury
07-19-2005, 10:24 AM
Jerome Mathis won't contribute much as a rookie this year. Generally, it is very seldom that rookie receivers put up a 1,000 yard season. Most don't do well until the magical 3rd year in the league.

It's time for Gaffney to fulfill his promise. That said, signing Gardner would not impede his progress. Having AJ and Gardner would allow Gaffney to become even more open. Gaffney would have the opposing D's least capable D-back covering him.

I think Gardner has a lot to offer. Look at some of those QB's he had in that dead-in-the-water Redskin O the past few years: Ramsey, Brunell, T. Hasselbeck, Danny Wuerfful...if it's 50/50, I think that would also mean that half of them were just bad passes. The guy is capable. I would love it if the Titans signed him, and wouldn't cry about it if the Texans signed him. If the Jags sign him, I hope he changes to 25 caught/75 dropped. :cool:

TheOgre
07-19-2005, 10:51 AM
TE, WR2, and OLT are the most blaring weaknesses on the team. We address those next offseason, and I think we will be in the hunt. This year I think we will be on the bubble.

TPIMP
07-19-2005, 11:01 AM
Word is Rod Gardner will be released. We have the cap space. He is still young. If nothing else he and Dre would make the best blocking WR's in the league.

throwANDREtheBALL
07-19-2005, 11:08 AM
His hands are suspect, and like was said in the NFL discussion board, his nickname is 50/50........not exactly the kind of nickname that you want your receiver to have.

throwANDREtheBALL
07-19-2005, 11:13 AM
correction there..........C and TE are our most glaring needs and LT as well, if Pitts isn't moved back to that spot.

WR2 isn't one of our top 3 needs or it would've been addressed. (or, maybe it would've been ignored along with the other top needs?)

pockets44
07-19-2005, 11:27 AM
I don't think our need is finding a new TE but using the ones we got! Billy Miller is a play maker, we just don't use him like we should. He is a valuable weapon to Carr when used. D-line, OT, and #2 reciver is whats keeping us out of the playoffs

TheOgre
07-19-2005, 11:33 AM
WR2 isn't one of our top 3 needs or it would've been addressed. (or, maybe it would've been ignored along with the other top needs?)

We would have taken Williamson he had fallen to us at 13. The opportunity just didn't present itself. Perhaps Mathis will be that guy, but he is still very raw.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
07-19-2005, 11:34 AM
No thanks.

El Tejano
07-19-2005, 03:33 PM
I am wondering if the Texans are willing to go after a guy like that. He doesn't set the world on fire and isn't much of an upgrade over Bradford and the team has been able to keep the same 4 WR going on 3-4 years. Why would they want to disrupt that chemistry for somebody that is basically not a prime time receiver?

Lucky
07-19-2005, 04:54 PM
We would have taken Williamson he had fallen to us at 13. The opportunity just didn't present itself. Perhaps Mathis will be that guy, but he is still very raw.
So is Williamson. I'm very happy with the way the draft worked out in this regard. Mathis in the 4th (who's just as good an athlete as Williamson) makes more sense than Williamson in the 1st.

In regards to Rod, I'm not sure he'll even be released. He's the only WR the Skins have with size & his release would save just $1.5 mil against the cap.

Ghetto D
07-20-2005, 02:23 PM
In regards to Rod, I'm not sure he'll even be released. He's the only WR the Skins have with size & his release would save just $1.5 mil against the cap.

Yeah, but they need the space to sign their 2 first rounders. For cash strapped teams, $1.5 may be a big deal. Enough to get their picks signed.

I'm with Vinny in that I have my doubts about it happening, but I would be very happy to see him here. I think he is a big upgrade over Bradford, who hasn't show me anything since the first half of the first seaon. I also think that Gaffney would make an excellent 3rd reciever (Brandon Stokley anyone?), but just isn't ever going to be a quality 2nd WR. If our WR are actual threats, that opens things up for DD and makes things easier for the O-Line.

With our quick drops we would do well to pick up a possesion reciever like this who can fight for yards after the catch.

As was mentioned before, he's also a good blocker and would team nicely with AJ, Bruener, and one of the top run-blocking O-Lines to upgrade our running game.

TEXANS84
07-27-2005, 06:48 PM
Redskins recoup his $2.097 million base salary
By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

After months of waiting for a deal, patience finally paid off for the Washington Redskins on Wednesday evening, as ESPN.com has confirmed the team has agreed to a trade sending wide receiver Rod Gardner to the Carolina Panthers for a draft choice.

Without the trade, Washington would have released Gardner, a former first-round choice (2001), but a player who no longer fit into coach Joe Gibbs' plans. The draft choice that the Redskins will receive, presumably in 2006, was not immediately known.

The deal is contingent upon Gardner passing a physical examination, and it is scheduled to be administered Thursday.

Washington had made its intentions with Gardner known early in the offseason, when it granted permission for agent Joel Segal to seek potential trade scenarios. The Redskins also excused Gardner from all their offseason workouts.

By dealing Gardner, the Redskins recoup his $2.097 million base salary, which was the highest on the team, and will use that savings to help sign its 2005 draft choices. It had been rumored for much of the offseason that Carolina, which was forced to release star wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad for cap considerations in February, was interested in adding Gardner.

A former Clemson star, Gardner, 27, started all 16 games in each of his four seasons in Washington, catching 227 passes for 2,997 yards and 22 touchdowns. His best season was in 2002, when he posted 71 receptions for 1,006 yards and eight touchdowns.

A big, physical receiver, and a prototype No. 2 wideout, Gardner has experienced some problems with inconsistency in the past, but was still regarded by several franchises as a quality player. Gardner became expendable in Washington when the Redskins traded for wide receiver Santana Moss and signed unrestricted free agents David Patten, Kevin Dyson and Jimmy Farris.www.ESPN.com