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dredge
09-06-2004, 03:25 PM
Is KFFL the best website to see when prctice squads are picked and FA's signed?
Anyone heard any info on Texans squad yet?

Vinny
09-06-2004, 03:36 PM
The end of the waivers period ended at 11am. I don't know how long it will take to announce the players who will make up the PS, but look for some new names along with a few we expect.

bckey
09-06-2004, 04:31 PM
Check out the defensive free agents. There are some good veterans that can back up Payne and Walker. Don't ask me who we would cut because I don't know.

http://www.fftodayforums.com/forum/index.php?act=Depth&TeamID=9098&Side=Def&order_by=&sort_order=ASC

sensei
09-06-2004, 04:56 PM
Casserly said last night on Channel 13 they would know who they were keeping on the PS by 1:00 today. They were planning on having them at todays practice. Haven't seen anything on it though.

sensei

ArlingtonTexan
09-06-2004, 05:31 PM
Texans rarely get into a rush on these types of announcements...now those practice spies on the other hand.

Tulip
09-06-2004, 05:46 PM
It's finally announced:

Sept. 6: Signed

Linebacker D.D. Acholonu
Defensive End Jason Davis
Linebacker Anthony Dunn
Safety Jammal Lord
Tight End Matt Murphy
Linebacker Shantee Orr
Wide Receiver Sloan Thomas
Runnning Back Renaldo Works

to the practice squad.

sprtsfanatic
09-06-2004, 05:49 PM
Surprised Duff wasnt asked to stick around...I thought he had a pretty good training camp and pre-season.

powda
09-06-2004, 06:04 PM
no real surprises...

lord will be next years faggins.

Tulip
09-06-2004, 06:15 PM
Perhaps Duff was signed to the Bears' practice squad.

Lord looked like he was adjusting well and working hard. I'm glad to see he's still working with the team.

ArlingtonTexan
09-06-2004, 06:43 PM
Looks like Works is the only "outsider" that made the practice squad.

Reddevil63
09-06-2004, 07:30 PM
Wasnt he with Oklahoma last year?

cuppacoffee
09-06-2004, 07:40 PM
Renaldo Works (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2004/draft/players/46082.html)

A little info.
Read somewhere that he was cut last week by Miami. Guess Casserly just wanted to take a look for himself.

nunusguy
09-06-2004, 07:44 PM
Murphey is on the PS, so there's their 3rd TE. Still, I think it sounds encouraging for Joppru.

Fiddy
09-06-2004, 08:18 PM
i guess Orr was eligible for the practice squad... :bag:

edo783
09-06-2004, 11:11 PM
Yup, that kind of surprised me. The way I read the rules it didn't look like it, but I am not the rules guru. Kind of surprised that Lekkerker didn't get put on it. Must not have looked as good as it was sounding.

Diehardtexan
09-07-2004, 10:09 AM
This is from the Texans site they signed 8 plyers to the practice squad after they cleared waver.
Texans sign 8 to practice squad
HoustonTexans.com

The Houston Texans signed eight players to the practice squad Monday afternoon, seven of which worked with the team through training camp.

Linebackers D.D. Acholonu, Anthony Dunn and Shantee Orr were away from the team for only a few hours, as were defensive back Jammal Lord, defensive end Jason Davis, tight end Matt Murphy and wide receiver Sloan Thomas.

Running back Renaldo Works is the only new addition to the team. Works spent training camp with the Miami Dolphins and rushed for 1,538 yards and 21 touchdowns in four years at Oklahoma.

“Yesterday we met with the players we released and they came in this morning and the waiver wire came through at 11 o’clock.” Texans head coach Dom Capers said. “All the guys we hoped to add to the practice squad we were able to sign.”

V Man
09-07-2004, 10:24 AM
I think Orr and Murphy will be moved up and see some action this year. :twocents:


I think Thomas and Lord will both make the roster next year. :twocents:

no81
09-07-2004, 07:03 PM
Murphy will see some playing time this season. All he needs is a chance.

Lucky
09-07-2004, 07:37 PM
I think Thomas and Lord will both make the roster next year. :twocents:
Will there be a NFL Europe next year? If so, I'd like to see Lord & Thomas there. Both are top athletes who need to play as much football as possible.

Shantee Orr was a college DE in '02, a OLB in '03, and now has been asked to move to ILB. Like Faggins last year, I think it's only a matter of time (and instruction) for Orr to be a legit NFL backup.

ArlingtonTexan
09-07-2004, 07:54 PM
Renaldo Works (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2004/draft/players/46082.html)

A little info.
Read somewhere that he was cut last week by Miami. Guess Casserly just wanted to take a look for himself.

A would read too much negative into that. Miami needs someone who can run today. If Works need some work, then sitting him on a practice squad to develop is not a bad thing.

TexanExile
09-07-2004, 08:05 PM
A would read too much negative into that. Miami needs someone who can run today. If Works need some work, then sitting him on a practice squad to develop is not a bad thing.

Miami didn't even know who their starting RB was going to be until this morning, and they gave the job to a guy with something like 15 yards in the whole preseason. If you can't make the Dolphins roster as a RB this year, you're probably not worth MUCH of a look. He's about the same weight as Davis and Hollings, but a bit taller; he supposedly can run hard between the tackles.

Maybe he'll do better with some coaching by an offensive coordinator who actually expected to HAVE that job this year. Miami's guy not only didn't expect to be the coordinator, he also didn't expect to have to find a new starter!

Mistril48
09-07-2004, 08:11 PM
Shantee Orr was a college DE in '02, a OLB in '03, and now has been asked to move to ILB. Like Faggins last year, I think it's only a matter of time (and instruction) for Orr to be a legit NFL backup.
Are you concerned about his height? I appreciate that Sam Mills did a great job for Capers in Carolina, but Orr is a little short.

aj.
09-07-2004, 08:32 PM
Orr is a little short So is Zach Thomas.

Orr is listed almost everywhere at 6'0" but that's being generous.

I think ILB is about the only place he could play on a regular basis. Shantee blitzing from the OLB slot on 3rd down or 2nd and long was fine. Shantee lining up against a 6'6" TE or LT is not fine. Shantee dropping into coverage isn't all that great either.

As far as NFLE, no Texans player could benefit more than Dave Ragone.

Lucky
09-07-2004, 08:57 PM
Are you concerned about his height? I appreciate that Sam Mills did a great job for Capers in Carolina, but Orr is a little short.
Another great MLB was Mike Singletary. He was like maybe 5'11"?

I think Orr needs the time on the practice field and in the film room to see the game from the angle of an ILB. I'm not saying Orr can become Singletary, Thomas, or Mills...just a solid NFL player at ILB.

ArlingtonTexan
09-08-2004, 12:31 AM
Maybe he'll do better with some coaching by an offensive coordinator who actually expected to HAVE that job this year. Miami's guy not only didn't expect to be the coordinator, he also didn't expect to have to find a new starter!

This 2nd part is closer to what I was thinking. Didn't overly impress me at Oklahoma either, but I am not sure if he was ever given a chance to be the "man." Not expecting much, but I not going to rip Cass and Co for having Works hanging around.

A Texan
09-08-2004, 07:52 AM
Kind of surprised that Lekkerker didn't get put on it. Must not have looked as good as it was sounding.

Lekkerkerker is on the Oakland Raiders practice squad now.

nunusguy
09-08-2004, 09:16 AM
Another great MLB was Mike Singletary. He was like maybe 5'11"?


Yup, I saw this guy at the airport in Springfield, Mo. just a couple of years ago. I'm 5'11" and I swear he wasn't as tall as me ! He was going thru the metal detector right in front of me, and was very courtesy, calm, deliberate in his demeanor. He sure wasn't that way on the field. Talk about your "Jeckell and Hyde".

edo783
09-08-2004, 10:15 AM
Lekkerkerker is on the Oakland Raiders practice squad now.

Thanks, that explains it. Didn't clear waivers. To bad, I thought he was probably a good development project.

Vinny
09-08-2004, 10:18 AM
I'm not saying Orr can become Singletary, Thomas, or Mills...just a solid NFL player at ILB. Perhaps another Eugene Seals?
:hehe:

Lucky
09-08-2004, 12:20 PM
Thanks, that explains it. Didn't clear waivers. To bad, I thought he was probably a good development project.
Lekkerkerker did clear waivers, else he'd be on the Raiders roster. He was free to sign on any team's practice squad. Heck, I don't even know if the Texans offered the guy a spot on the squad.

A Texan
09-08-2004, 02:15 PM
Evidently they didn't offer Lekkerkerker a spot because they said they were able to get everybody they had targeted.

El Tejano
09-08-2004, 03:37 PM
Perhaps another Eugene Seals?
:hehe:
Man Vinny, you brought some real memories back with that name. I have been looking for that type of player on our team. The only reason why I haven't found them is because noone has been able to make plays like he consistently did. Jason Bell is the one guy that comes close.

Seals made me pay attention to special teams after the hit he laid on Ricky Sanders in Washington one year. Eric Fairs also was his culprit.

cuppacoffee
09-08-2004, 04:08 PM
Lekkerkerker is on the Oakland Raiders practice squad now.

Wonder if we tried to sign him but he preferred Oakland? idonno: