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Texans34Life
03-19-2006, 01:39 AM
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/3733368.html

They have several free agents to meet with this week, including wide receivers Ike Hilliard and Nate Burleson, tight end Jeb Putzier and middle linebacker Sam Cowart.

TexanSam
03-19-2006, 01:44 AM
I always liked Hilliard. Him and Amani Toomer were a pretty good duo for the Giants for a few years. I wouldn't mind if we got him, but he's getting up there in age. He'll turn 30 this year and his production hasn't been that great the last 3 or 4 years. I would much rather have Burleson. He's younger and has more potential. A tandem of Burleson and AJ would be much more lethal than a duo of AJ/Ike.

Texans34Life
03-19-2006, 01:44 AM
Texans | Team to visit with Cowart this week
Sat, 18 Mar 2006 23:29:59 -0800

Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans will visit with free agent LB Sam Cowart (Vikings) sometime this week.

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Texans | Team to visit with Hilliard this week
Sat, 18 Mar 2006 23:29:32 -0800

Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans will visit with free agent WR Ike Hilliard (Buccaneers) sometime this week.

DominatorDavis
03-19-2006, 02:07 AM
Hmm, I don't know if these guys are going to mount to much even if we do land them.

TheOgre
03-19-2006, 03:43 AM
Cowart is getting up there in age, as is Hilliard. Hilliard hasn't been very effective for a few years.

throwANDREtheBALL
03-19-2006, 03:49 AM
After we get Cowart and Hilliard, we should target LB - MO LEWIS and WR - HERMAN MOORE !!!!


Cuz you just know they WERE good.......LIKE 5 or 7 years ago.


NOW, lets throw in some stupid big money......and then all we have to do is chalk up the next 5 years for a PIECE of $*#! team.


This is disgusting!


:brickwall

Kaiser Toro
03-19-2006, 05:12 AM
Are we bringing Ike Hilliard to talk about being a coach? Are we doing a favor for an agent by bringing him in? They cannot be serious about signing this cat.

http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/1785

chuckm
03-19-2006, 07:50 AM
How about reserve the hand wringing for when and if someone's signed? Unless it brings pleasure, then by all means continue ....

Maddict5
03-19-2006, 08:06 AM
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans will visit with free agent WR Ike Hilliard (Buccaneers) sometime this week.


bet growing up was a *****

aj.
03-19-2006, 08:39 AM
If it was, it doesn't show.

Are we bringing Ike Hilliard to talk about being a coach? Are we doing a favor for an agent by bringing him in? They cannot be serious about signing this cat.

http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/1785

Hey, you can never have enough 30 year old receivers. Plus he's from Florida so he'll fill that void in the WR corps.

Mailman04
03-19-2006, 08:48 AM
If they were signing Ike Hilliard to be their NO. 1 WR it would be one thing, but they are just looking at him to fill another number. Sure, I would rather have Nate Burleson, but at least they are covering their rears if they don't get Nate. Ike is better than Bradford.

Kaiser Toro
03-19-2006, 09:00 AM
How about reserve the hand wringing for when and if someone's signed? Unless it brings pleasure, then by all means continue ....

How about reserving your censure pleas on other posters takes on a situation? It would bring pleasure to me if I knew where you stood on this issue rather than where you stood on me putting my neck out to say something and spark debate. We are both men behind the curtain in the virtual world armed with reporters and search engines to talk about. If I over stepped an unwritten rule in the world of the message board please let me know. Otherwise I will just chalk it up to someone whose wife has recently changed the coffee brand at their house. :)

Johnny Utah
03-19-2006, 09:02 AM
Ike Hilliard stinks right now, and I hope the Texans don't get him.

Cowart can still play and will be a decent addition at a position where we need depth.

Porky
03-19-2006, 09:21 AM
I am pretty excited about Cowart. Sure, he is no youngster. I believe he is around 31, so age is a slight issue, but it's not as if he is 37. This was a guy picked in the 2nd rd, and has been to a pro-bowl in 2000, and is a serious upgrade at MLB for us imo. I hope we can get him.

As to Ike, less enthused....but, the real question is do you want Ike, and whatever player you can get at the first spot in round three, or Burleson. If it's just those two players straight up, it's no contest. But, when considering that Nate costs us our third, and Ike doesn't, things even out a bit more. I think I would lean toward Nate regardless, but when put in those terms it's not a slam dunk to me.

I'm just glad that we are bringing in guys, at least it shows we are trying to upgrade this team. Keep it up guys! :yahoo:

Mr Shush
03-19-2006, 09:26 AM
Right. Cowart's not a great player any more, but he's serviceable, and would fill a clear need. He is probably the best free agent middle line-backer on the market (which is a week one at that position) and as far as I'm aware there are no very highly regarded MLB prospects in the draft. In any case, our D could use some extra experience. Drafting Thurman or Tatupu a year ago instead of trading for Buchanon might have been better, but what's done is done, and right now he looks like the best option out there. If the price was reasonable, I'd like to see him sign.

Hilliard, on the other hand, sucks. I'm not sure he'd be an upgrade over Bradford; I'm quite sure he wouldn't be an upgrade over Armstrong.

TexanFan881
03-19-2006, 09:31 AM
Ike is old, i dont know. I like Sam Cowart, (Ibelieve he made the ProBowl a couple times), that would put Wong......Cowart.....Greenwood, not bad.


I would think that is a pretty good LB corps. Cowart is 31 but he still has a few years left in him. I would be happy to get him.

DomDavis
03-19-2006, 12:23 PM
As someone who watched most Tampa games last year, I can assure y'all that Hilliard still has a lot left in the tank. He was a very reliable third receiver and actually moved up to second for a good part of the season with Clayton injured. He didn't wow with numbers - remember, the Bucs are a power running team with Cadillac Williams - but he was steady and reliable and developed a reputation for making difficult catches. He's most certainly an upgrade over Bradford, if for no other reason than he has reliable hands.

Numbers aren't the whole story on players. Ask any Tampa fan, and they'll tell you the same thing... Hilliard can still play.

PokerStar
03-19-2006, 12:29 PM
Ok, I agree that Hilliard can still play, but not a solid fit for this team. He has lost a step and is not much better than a slot guy. With Mathis, Armstrong, possibly Bush, and Walter on the team dont you think we have enough slot type guys. Cowart on the other hand is a waste of time. Terry Pierce and possibly rocky McIntosh or Leon williams could take care of the MLB position till Wong recovers.

TEXANRED
03-19-2006, 12:39 PM
Don't get me wrong, I am a Texan fan thru and thru.......but.

There are moments during the offseason when I stare at this screen and read our FA signings and I have to ask myself..............why am I a Texan fan?

Why did we just throw 13 million at a DE who in four years has 14.5 sacks? This looks to me like another Greenwood signing.

6.4 million with a 2 million signing bonus for a receiver who caught 19 passes and one touchdown! Is he supposed to be better than Gaffney?

I think we are worse in FA than we are in the draft.

So far we have aquired:

Smith
Wade
Rivers
Greenwood
Pbuc
Norris
Zack
The Tackle we got from the Pats for one year, cant remember his name
Riley
Wong
Bruener

This year isnt shaping up to be any better. There are only two on this list that are even half way decent, Smith and Zack. I am not impressed with Wong, sorry, his 4 to 5 sacks a year are just not that impressive to me.

In the mean time we let Sharper, Glenne, Foley, Posey, and Gaffney hit the streets.

Why does Casserly still have a job!?

Thats just how I feel about it.

nunusguy
03-19-2006, 12:39 PM
as far as I'm aware there are no very highly regarded MLB prospects in the draft.
Not so. This is thought to be an excellent year for LBs,including MLBs. And the
Draft is also deep at this position, so good backers are expected to be available into the middle rounds.

PapaL
03-19-2006, 12:55 PM
For the right price, I would like Cowart here. Granted he's not the 140 tackle guy of a few years ago, but 85 for a so so Viking defense last year isn't bad. While he may have slowed down some, he has the needed instinct to play MLB. And hopefully he can pass some knowledge on to younger guys.

Hervoyel
03-19-2006, 12:59 PM
Cowart is an 8 year veteran and the man can play. I'll take an old guy who can play over a young guy who can't any day. If he's better than what we have right now then I say bring him in and talk to him.

TexanFan881
03-19-2006, 01:05 PM
Cowart is an 8 year veteran and the man can play. I'll take an old guy who can play over a young guy who can't any day. If he's better than what we have right now then I say bring him in and talk to him.

Our MLB should be a leader and I think Cowart would be a great fit.

RB5
03-19-2006, 01:06 PM
Cowart may have enough in the tank to give a rookie MLB time to develop.

I'd still rather have Burleson over Hilliard, whether or not it cost one of our third round picks. I guess I'll give them the benefit of the doubt (for now) for having a backup plan.

TexanFan881
03-19-2006, 01:17 PM
Cowart may have enough in the tank to give a rookie MLB time to develop.

I'd still rather have Burleson over Hilliard, whether or not it cost one of our third round picks. I guess I'll give them the benefit of the doubt (for now) for having a backup plan.

I think Cowart would be a great teacher for a rookie developing.

aj.
03-19-2006, 02:03 PM
Cowart is one reason the Jets drafted Vilma two years ago. He has a history of knee/leg injuries which is a concern but if he can stay healthy and help hold down the fort for a year, it's better than anything we have on the roster right now. This is a classic 'don't be stupid and overpay again' situation, i.e., anything other than an incentive driven one year deal. But when you have basically no healthy MLBs on the roster, your're kind of stuck. Hodge or DQ would nice in deep steel blue.

Mr Shush
03-19-2006, 02:04 PM
Well, I don't watch enough college ball to have any strong opinions of my own on the subject, but Scout.com has Abdul Hodge graded as a mid-second, D'Qwell Jackson as a low second and Gerris Wilkinson as a low third. Nothing else on day one. Last year, Barrett Ruud went to the Bucs at 37, Odell Thurman to the Bengals at 48, and Channing Crowder to the Dolphins at 70. All three had previously been touted in some quarters as potential late firsts, which in hindsight Thurman probably should have been. Kirk Morrison went to the Raiders at 78, Alfred Fincher to the Saints at 82. The Seahawks drafted college ILBs in the second and third rounds - Lofa Tatupu at 45 and Leroy Hill at 98 (supplemental pick), although Hill of course plays outside in the NFL.

So, last year three ILBs went in the second, and three or four in the third (depending on whether you count Hill). Two of those players were defensive rookie of the year candidates who should be the heart of their teams' defenses for years to come. Obviously last year was a weaker class in general than this one, which may have inflated their grades somewhat in comparison, and obviously Scout is not an infallible guide. Nevertheless, I would be most surprised to see seven college ILBs taken on day one of the 2006 draft, so I stand by my comment that, in comparison, it's not seen as a strong class at the position. OLB, yes, but not on the inside.

dtran04
03-19-2006, 03:02 PM
I like how we are at least attempting to get people at our weak positions. We then won't be forced to grab anyone in the draft for needs but rather because they are the BPA.

Wild.Bill
03-20-2006, 03:33 PM
I just heard on 610 that we signed Putzier and Sam Cowart.

chuckm
03-20-2006, 03:34 PM
I just heard on 610 that we signed Putzier and Sam Cowart.


I think they said "host" not "sign" ....

TexanSam
03-20-2006, 03:35 PM
Nvm... :(

281
03-20-2006, 03:35 PM
:brickwall

No need to jump the gun!

Wild.Bill
03-20-2006, 03:42 PM
I just heard on 610 that the Texans signed Putzier and Cowart. I posted this a few minutes ago but someone deleted it...... Has anyone else heard this or did I mishear??

Wild.Bill
03-20-2006, 03:44 PM
I'm listening online so it cuts in mid-sentence. It sounded like they said we signed them.

TexanSam
03-20-2006, 03:44 PM
No Message

TexanFan881
03-20-2006, 03:44 PM
God I hope your right. It would be a good step in the right direction. Glad they are the only two out of the ones that visited because I didn't want to waste our money on Hilliard.

chuckm
03-20-2006, 03:45 PM
says on profootballtalk.com that Hilliard has re-signed with Tampa Bay ...

HILLIARD RE-UPS WITH BUCS



A league source tells us that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed receiver Ike Hilliard to a four-year deal deal a day after the veteran receiver completed a free-agency visit with the Houston Texans. The contract is four years in length.



Hilliard was drafted by the Giants in 1997, and he parted ways with the organization a year ago, inking a one-year deal with the Bucs.



The Florida product caught 35 passes for 282 yards and one touchdown in 2005.

Wild.Bill
03-20-2006, 03:45 PM
Thanks. I got it figured out.

TexanFan881
03-20-2006, 03:47 PM
says on profootballtalk.com that Hilliard has re-signed with Tampa Bay ...

HILLIARD RE-UPS WITH BUCS



A league source tells us that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed receiver Ike Hilliard to a four-year deal deal a day after the veteran receiver completed a free-agency visit with the Houston Texans. The contract is four years in length.



Hilliard was drafted by the Giants in 1997, and he parted ways with the organization a year ago, inking a one-year deal with the Bucs.



The Florida product caught 35 passes for 282 yards and one touchdown in 2005.

Oh no! :sarcasm:

Grid
03-20-2006, 03:48 PM
we dodged a bullet there.

TexanFan881
03-20-2006, 03:53 PM
we dodged a bullet there.

what bullet?

Grid
03-20-2006, 03:54 PM
the "signing Ike Hilliard" bullet.

TexanFan881
03-20-2006, 03:55 PM
the "signing Ike Hilliard" bullet.

lol that was a big bullet

el toro
03-20-2006, 03:58 PM
I just heard on 610 that the Texans signed Putzier and Cowart. I posted this a few minutes ago but someone deleted it...... Has anyone else heard this or did I mishear??


Confirmed?

O.G.
03-20-2006, 04:25 PM
Confirmed?

Not confirmed, They have only commented that the two are visiting today, but nothing more than that.

kcwilson
03-20-2006, 04:43 PM
I don't want to be the pessimist and generally am pretty optimistic about all the changes this offseason BUT...

I am not ready to drink the Walter/Mathis battle for no.2 WR Kool-aid yet.

Does anyone know Kyle Shanahan's record in developing WR's and teaching them what to do and what not to do? Does he have a success with a particular set of WR's that really helped them out?

If he was in TB, what happened this last year to the development of Michael Clayton? After seeing how free agency is going for WR's, coaching our WRs position is going to be that much more critical to the passing game's success. AJ needs to step up and mentor/lead the WR group and I am not sure he is ready to do that.

Dunta_23
03-20-2006, 04:53 PM
Texans | Team made an offer to Hilliard
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 13:57:57 -0800

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Houston Texans made a contract offer to WR Ike Hilliard, before he re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The offer was reportedly higher than the deal he accepted from the Buccaneers.

TexanFan881
03-20-2006, 07:21 PM
Originally Posted by Wild.Bill
I just heard on 610 that the Texans signed Putzier and Cowart. I posted this a few minutes ago but someone deleted it...... Has anyone else heard this or did I mishear??

Any update?

horn_omatic
03-20-2006, 09:38 PM
At mike linebacker i am really anxious to see how Terry Pierce does. I remember in college, he was an animal. When he went to Denver he was stuck behind Al Wilson, who we all know has some skills. Plus as someone said earlier, i think Cowert is a little long in the tooth. Especially for a linebacker.

TexanFan881
03-20-2006, 09:56 PM
Anyone know if Cowart is still in town?

whiskeyrbl
03-21-2006, 10:42 AM
Browns | Faine free to seek a trade
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 07:38:10 -0800

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns have given OC Jeff Faine permission to seek a trade, an NFL source said Monday, March 20. If the Browns can trade Faine, OL LeCharles Bentley will start at center. If they can't trade him, Bentley, a two-time Pro Bowler, most likely will move to guard, and Faine will be the center.


I brought up this guy in a thread earlier(not the most poular) ,but the guy must be pretty good if what they say is true.That if he stays they will move Bentley to guard. Do you think he is worth a look by the Texans?

PokerStar
03-21-2006, 10:47 AM
I offer a Sixth round pick, and that is all. If they accept we get a guy that can start at C if not no big deal and we move on. Not sure on what his price tag would be and how he would want to renup on his contract. He will come in cheap similar to Buchanon and hopefully can perform. The guy is solid at C, but has some injury concerns. Definately will fit the system though.

done88
03-21-2006, 11:24 AM
610 reported they were bringing in seth McKinney to look at him for center. He was a heck of a player in highschool and college. He also started for the phins for a while. So we ould end up with McKinney at center anyway.

Porky
03-21-2006, 11:31 AM
610 reported they were bringing in seth McKinney to look at him for center. He was a heck of a player in highschool and college. He also started for the phins for a while. So we ould end up with McKinney at center anyway.

Already being discussed in another thread.

Has anyone heard anything on Cowart? I take it an offer was not made, or they were so far apart, that nothing got serious, since I haven't heard anything.

O.G.
03-21-2006, 12:20 PM
Already being discussed in another thread.

Has anyone heard anything on Cowart? I take it an offer was not made, or they were so far apart, that nothing got serious, since I haven't heard anything.

I haven't heard anything, nor have I heard him visiting anyone else so it's a mystery on that aspect. Another thought is maybe they are judging to see what his worth is on the market you know.

F-minus67
03-21-2006, 12:27 PM
It doesn't seem like he has much value, he hasn't been the same since that injury he had like 5 years ago.

JAXwithanX
03-21-2006, 02:26 PM
Texans after Cowart
<Mar. 21> Cowart is close to signing with the Texans, according to multiple reports. The Texans are switching to a 4-3 defense, and have been in the market for an experienced middle linebacker.

The Redskins have also expressed interest in Cowart.

That was posted on ESPN NFL Insider Rumors.

O.G.
03-21-2006, 02:32 PM
That was posted on ESPN NFL Insider Rumors.

Thanks Jax, just clarified my point.

Bearfan Blue and Orange
03-21-2006, 04:18 PM
I don't want to be the pessimist and generally am pretty optimistic about all the changes this offseason BUT...

I am not ready to drink the Walter/Mathis battle for no.2 WR Kool-aid yet.

Does anyone know Kyle Shanahan's record in developing WR's and teaching them what to do and what not to do? Does he have a success with a particular set of WR's that really helped them out?

If he was in TB, what happened this last year to the development of Michael Clayton? After seeing how free agency is going for WR's, coaching our WRs position is going to be that much more critical to the passing game's success. AJ needs to step up and mentor/lead the WR group and I am not sure he is ready to do that.


HEY HEY KOOLAID.... DRINK IT DRINK IT!!!!

DominickDavisFan76
03-21-2006, 04:33 PM
Have we signed Sam Cowart yet?

MikeMc
03-21-2006, 05:00 PM
LMAO - Kyle Shanahan can teach them how not to make a complete fool out of yourself by having all night benders and becoming the shame of your family's good name......he has experience to lean on for this!

As for his "Development" of WRs??? I doubt he knows much about this, other than playing a hiccup at UT-A.

kcwilson
03-21-2006, 05:04 PM
LMAO - Kyle Shanahan can teach them how not to make a complete fool out of yourself by having all night benders and becoming the shame of your family's good name......he has experience to lean on for this!

As for his "Development" of WRs??? I doubt he knows much about this, other than playing a hiccup at UT-A.

That is what I was afraid of... we obviously don't have a polished WR, besides Andre, and he could use some help. It would then be up to Andre and whatever coaching we have to help out other WRs... I would sacrifice some athleticism in a no.2 to get a 'crafty veteran'.

outofhnd
03-21-2006, 06:19 PM
Well didnt Shanahan coach the Bucs receivers?

In his first season with the Bucs, Shanahan helped rookie Michael Clayton establish franchise rookie records for receptions and receiving touchdowns. He also helped receiver Joey Galloway finish seventh in the NFL in receiving yardage in 2005...

Well he obviously knows enough to be given a shot at coaching. I like the credentials he has so far. You dont have to be a standout player to be an outstanding coach. :twocents:

JAXwithanX
03-21-2006, 06:39 PM
I really hope we can lure Burleson....if we did that and got Cowart....our draft would be so much clearer. We would almost be able to guess the pics on this board as they happened.....even though i'm sure we will try to with or without those signings.

Also for anyone who cares...this also from ESPN

Putzier never was a favorite of coach Mike Shanahan, but it is tough to argue his productivity. Behind Rod Smith, Putzier was the only consistent weapon the Broncos had in the passing game, and his 37 receptions will be missed. He is just an average blocker, but he has above average speed, runs crisp routes and knows how to get open. He will be a solid addition for a team looking for a versatile TE in the passing game.

JAXwithanX
03-21-2006, 07:03 PM
Scouts Inc. report on Cowart

He is experienced and versatile - can play all three LB spots. He reads his keys quickly and won't take many false steps. He's instinctive and tough. At his best working laterally and forward. He still has decent range vs. the run. Is a downhill striker with good power at the POA. He is instinctive in zone coverage but he's not as quick or smooth. He seems tentative in his turns. He lacks catch-up speed and he doesn't cover nearly as much ground as he once did. He has marginal ball skills and has never been a playmaker in coverage. He shows good diagnostic skills on the blitz but he lacks ideal burst through the LOS when turned loose on the blitz.

TexanFan881
03-21-2006, 08:15 PM
Latest update I've seen (http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/14147168.htm):
Texas two-step: Free-agent middle linebacker Sam Cowart visited Houston and could receive a contract offer from the Texans, who are switching to a 4-3 defense.

Cowart also was contacted by the Washington Redskins, but no visit was scheduled.

Wide receiver Nate Burleson, a restricted free agent who has visited Seattle, had been scheduled to meet with the Texans, but that visit was canceled.

Texas
03-21-2006, 08:38 PM
Burleson will probably come this way now though because of the battle between seattle and minnesota and now he may come cheap...Reschedule a visit fast!. As for cowart. Hes a decent player and I wouldnt mind having him as depth for our LB core.

outofhnd
03-21-2006, 08:54 PM
I dunno about Burleson, there was a lot of hype about him and he just never put it together to become a valuable 2nd option, Plus it will cost us a 3rd round selection... Id rather sign Quincy Morgan for a lot less money and no compensation, similar production except for the year culpepper was on fire, even then only 68 receptions that year, I just dont see why he would be a big pickup for us.

Battle-Red
03-22-2006, 07:21 AM
Or as I posted in the Moulds topic.


What about Javon Walker? He's in the same situation as Moulds except he's younger and has a smaller contract. And has better numbers than Burleson. But he is looking to get paid not to mention what the Packers are looking for in compensation. He insists that he will not play for them in 2006.

-carrer #'s-------g gs no yards avg lg td 20+ 40+
6-3 215lbs. 4yrs 48 18 157 2444 15.6 79 22 37 11

TexanFan881
03-22-2006, 08:15 AM
Update on Cowart:

Texans | Team makes an offer to Cowart
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 05:48:13 -0800

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent LB Sam Cowart (Vikings) has a contract offer from the Houston Texans, but agent Paul Healy said Cowart is in no rush to make a decision. Healy said Cowart has had conversations with the Washington Redskins and has some possible visits coming up but would prefer to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.

TexanFan881
03-22-2006, 08:16 AM
And also:

Texans | Ruegamer drawing interest; no visit planned
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 05:47:42 -0800

PackersNews.com reports free agent OL Grey Ruegamer (Packers) said he has drawn some interest from the Houston Texans, but no visit has been scheduled.

infantrycak
03-22-2006, 08:50 AM
Granato said this morning that the Texans were talking to Tom Ashworth OT from the Patriots.

Paragon Blue
03-22-2006, 08:55 AM
Texans | Team makes an offer to Cowart
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 05:48:13 -0800

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent LB Sam Cowart (Vikings) has a contract offer from the Houston Texans, but agent Paul Healy said Cowart is in no rush to make a decision. Healy said Cowart has had conversations with the Washington Redskins and has some possible visits coming up but would prefer to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.

el toro
03-22-2006, 09:22 AM
Texans | Team makes an offer to Cowart
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 05:48:13 -0800

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent LB Sam Cowart (Vikings) has a contract offer from the Houston Texans, but agent Paul Healy said Cowart is in no rush to make a decision. Healy said Cowart has had conversations with the Washington Redskins and has some possible visits coming up but would prefer to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.


Hmmm...now they have a visit with Winborn.

gtexan02
03-22-2006, 12:06 PM
Texans | Ruegamer drawing interest; no visit planned
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 05:47:42 -0800

PackersNews.com reports free agent OL Grey Ruegamer (Packers) said he has drawn some interest from the Houston Texans, but no visit has been scheduled.

keyfro
03-22-2006, 12:07 PM
i looked his profile up on NFL.com and he's another center from arizona st. at about 6'3'' 305lbs i wonder if he's able to really move well like kubiak wants or if he's one of sherman's more traditional guys...either way if he can play guard i would welcome him in due to our lack of depth

Meloy
03-22-2006, 01:00 PM
Anyone heard anything on Steve McKinney's brother's visit to Htown? I heard it was scheduled for Monday or Tues?

TexanFan881
03-22-2006, 01:11 PM
He visited yesterday and he sounds like he'd like to come here, but I haven't heard anything since yesterday.

powda
03-22-2006, 03:22 PM
Texans | Team makes an offer to Cowart
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 05:48:13 -0800

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent LB Sam Cowart (Vikings) has a contract offer from the Houston Texans, but agent Paul Healy said Cowart is in no rush to make a decision. Healy said Cowart has had conversations with the Washington Redskins and has some possible visits coming up but would prefer to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.


Texans | Ruegamer drawing interest; no visit planned
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 05:47:42 -0800

PackersNews.com reports free agent OL Grey Ruegamer (Packers) said he has drawn some interest from the Houston Texans, but no visit has been scheduled.

Big78
03-22-2006, 03:45 PM
I haven't heard of the GB lineman, whats the word on him? As far a Cowart, all i know is that he is starter caliber, and we have a shortage of that.

the wonger need food
03-22-2006, 03:47 PM
I guess there won't be much news on the free agency front today since everyone is at the UT pro day.

chuckm
03-22-2006, 07:40 PM
they're supposed to meet with Neal, the guard from New England, tonight ...

texansfan1974
03-23-2006, 06:16 AM
Anyone know how the visit with this guy went last night or is this visit happening today?

bigtex77
03-23-2006, 07:15 AM
I was kind of curious why we brought him in in the fisrt place. The Chronicle said he plays DT for the Pats and I thought we were heavy at DT and it was DE's we really needed.

Mailman04
03-23-2006, 07:16 AM
He is an offensive guard, not DT. The paper was wrong, don't know why they put that. It would have been nice today to have read something about his and Winborn's visits.

texanfan2002114
03-23-2006, 07:51 AM
According to Mark Berman on Fox 26 last night, Stephen Neal cancelled his trip because he was going to resign with the Pats.

Mailman04
03-23-2006, 08:03 AM
Thanks, not the news I wanted to hear, but not surprised. Thanks though. Anything said about Winborn's visit?

Meloy
03-23-2006, 02:07 PM
FYI Seth McKinney reportedly resigned with the Dolphins. I wonder if there have ever been two brothers playing side by side in NFL?

PokerStar
03-23-2006, 02:13 PM
Meloy, yes there has several times you can go to houstonprofootballtalk.com and they talk about them in an interview with McKinney. The worst part of this is they got a solid starting Center for cheap, he is a 2 year deal worth a little over 3M. We could have done that. Maybe they are sold on Hodgdon and feel we will get competition in the draft or later in FA.

chuckm
03-24-2006, 08:38 AM
Ok so who's left as possibles? Ashworth? Cowart?

jacquescas
03-24-2006, 08:59 AM
Ashworth went to the Seahawks 5 years 13 million.

TexanFan881
03-24-2006, 01:07 PM
It's from wednesday but I just read this in an article:

The Vikings filled one hole when they signed Leber, who played on the strong side in San Diego, but they still need to find a starting middle linebacker, with Sam Cowart expected to leave via free agency.

Maybe he'll sign with us :redtowel:

JAXwithanX
03-24-2006, 02:49 PM
ESPN Insider NFL Rumors

Texans after Cowart
<Mar. 21> Cowart is close to signing with the Texans, according to multiple reports. The Texans are switching to a 4-3 defense, and have been in the market for an experienced middle linebacker.

The Redskins have also expressed interest in Cowart.

i posted that already once on tuesday....dont' remember which thread. i'm thinking they are delaying the announcement of flanagan in hopes they will also be able to introduce cowart.

tulexan
03-24-2006, 02:54 PM
he did sign with us

TSgt.Texan
03-24-2006, 02:55 PM
We got Cowart. Looks like we are making progress!

JAXwithanX
03-24-2006, 05:49 PM
ESPN Insider NFL Rumors



i posted that already once on tuesday....dont' remember which thread. i'm thinking they are delaying the announcement of flanagan in hopes they will also be able to introduce cowart.

holy **** did i call that or what.

edit: nevermind apparently he was signed about 30 minutes before i said that and didn't know it.