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TigerV1
08-17-2007, 09:49 AM
Not that we need another WR....

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm


FERGUSON TO BE GONE FROM GREEN BAY

It's been six years since Robert Ferguson was selected by the Packers in round two of the NFL draft. And after seasons of unfulfilled promise, Ferguson's tenure with the team is over.

"Robert will no longer be a Packer," coach Mike McCarthy said on Thursday. "We're going to go in another direction. We're just moving on [and moving out] with the other guys and that's where it stands right now. I'll have more definitive information for you tomorrow."

The Packers will try to trade Ferguson before cutting him loose.

Ferguson is due to earn a base salary of $1.8 million in 2007, and a base salary of $2.2 million in 2008. No one will want to buy that contract, even for an eighth-round draft pick.

Possible destinations include the Texans, since assistant head coach Mike Sherman was the G.M. in Green Bay when Ferguson was drafted, and the Vikings, since the receivers they currently have pretty much stink.

We won't mention the fact that, when Ferguson's name was submitted by Sherman, the name of former Wisconsin standout Chris Chambers was still on the board. (Oh, wait. We just did.)

HOU-TEX
08-17-2007, 10:25 AM
Dang, who's wheaties did he pee in? I mean, why else would they do this going into the second week of pre-season?

texasguy346
08-17-2007, 10:30 AM
Chances are either he's due a bonus sometime soon, or the Packers are just trying to dump him before the regular season. I believe if he were to be on the opening day roster that the Packers would be on the hook for his salary for the season ($1.8 mill). Attempting to trade him seems kind of odd though after making it clear you weren't going to have him as a member of your organization any longer. Kind of minimizes any trade value he would've had although it might have been slim to none to begin with. Just cut him loose and be done with it.

the wonger need food
08-17-2007, 11:53 AM
Robert Ferguson is on his way out of Green Bay....

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=648472



Profootballtalk.com is reporting that Ferguson may be on his way to Houston given his connection to Mike Sherman who drafted him in the 2nd round when he was HC for the Packers. Ferguson is a former Aggie as well...

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

TheRealJoker
08-17-2007, 11:54 AM
I dont think we have room for him to be honest.

Exithios
08-17-2007, 11:56 AM
Robert Ferguson is on his way out of Green Bay....

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=648472



Profootballtalk.com is reporting that Ferguson may be on his way to Houston given his connection to Mike Sherman who drafted him in the 2nd round when he was HC for the Packers. Ferguson is a former Aggie as well...

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

Wow, after the draft we were discussing the lack of competition at the wide receiver spot... now our cup runneth over.

He has some bright spots and I don't doubt his ability, but how healthy is he now and how long can he stay healthy?

I want to trade in some of our question marks for exclamation points.

My $0.02

texanfan2002114
08-17-2007, 11:59 AM
I like the receivers we have now on this team. I don't want another person that may take away from JJ or Mathis. I really believe that JJ and Mathis are your second and third receivers on this team.

TEXANSTAILGATER
08-17-2007, 12:05 PM
I would pass on him as well.

Overalls
08-17-2007, 12:13 PM
And out from left field comes a shaky curve ball from the fat man in funny pants...

Well looks like my picking up Donald Driver for my FF team is a better pick up than I thought.


Serously though. I don't really know enough about his skill set to say yeah or nay, but I like the idea of Jacoby being able to step up into the #2 spot beside AJ. There could be something else going on with Ferguson that isn't being reported. How is his work ethic? How is he as a team mate? If it's all about the money, we don't have much to spend anyway.

HoustonFrog
08-17-2007, 12:17 PM
The guy is an injury waiting to happen...again.. and we have that guy already...Mathis...so I think this isn't a possibility.

badboy
08-17-2007, 12:18 PM
How come we can go from "It's training camp. The more players the better the competition" to "We do not have room. I like our players"? My position on an earlier thread was "unless a player is a clear cut above what we have, let's give those on the roster more reps."

Goldensilence
08-17-2007, 12:31 PM
No thanks. If we do pick him up i'd prefer us to wait until they deceide to outright release him.

I thought he was a bungled pick by the Packers then and i still have thought they passed up a lot on the board to acquire a guy who had one solid year at A&M. Ouch on Chris Chambers.

TexanAddict
08-17-2007, 12:48 PM
Ferguson is a fellow Spring Woods HS alum, but I don't think he is what this team needs.

real
08-17-2007, 12:51 PM
I'll pass.

Even though the guy may be talented there are just some players who don't thrive well in systems where their touches would be limited...

Insideop
08-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Unless something happens to one of the top 4 receivers during PS, I don't think we need him. I don't think he would be an improvement over who we have now. JMHO!

The Pencil Neck
08-17-2007, 03:04 PM
Hey, if he's good, we can always cut BVP to make room for him.

Texan_Bill
08-17-2007, 03:13 PM
He is an Aggie............. :hmmm:

Wolf
08-17-2007, 04:11 PM
One possibility is that the Houston Texans may sign him. Ferguson would then reunite with former Packers coach Mike Sherman, now the offensive coordinator with the Texans. Also - Ferguson is a native Houstonian and may take a reduction in pay to play for his hometown team. Anyone who follows the Packers probably already know that Ferguson had a very slim chance of sticking to the team roster, which more than anything hastened his departure from Green Bay. McCarthy also said, I think its a number of factors. I feel good about what other guys are doing. I think Ruvell Martin has had an excellent camp, I think Carlyle Holiday has had a very good camp, and I think he really stepped out on special teams.

Ferguson is known around the Packers as a hard worker, but he has been outshone by wideouts with lesser playing time than he. One can only hope that Ferguson can find a team to sign him, preferably by no later than the 4th week of the preseason. Oftentimes, a change of scenery benefits a player overall; lets hope this is the case for Ferguson no matter which team signs him.


http://www.nflgridirongab.com/2007/08/17/packers-wr-ferguson-being-shown-the-door/

Wolf
08-17-2007, 04:11 PM
I am all for the more competition the better

we still have a long ways to go to become one of the elite teams

junior
08-17-2007, 05:20 PM
just released by the Pack should we try to get him we need
all the wideout help we can get.

The Pencil Neck
08-17-2007, 05:24 PM
just released by the Pack should we try to get him we ned all the wideout help we can get.

There's already a thread on this.

Texans34Life
08-17-2007, 06:48 PM
Where? I didn't see one....

By the way, the Texans are interested:

http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2007/08/lets_try_to_cut_out_the_person.html

Receiver Robert Ferguson, the Houston native who played at Texas A&M before being drafted in the second round by Green Bay in 2001, could be coming home.

The Packers, who are loaded with young receivers, waived Ferguson on Friday afternoon. After the Texans landed in Phoenix late this afternoon for Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals, they contacted Houston-based agent Brian Overstreet to gauge the receiver's interest in possibly playing in his hometown.

Overstreet said Ferguson would be ecstatic to play for the Texans.



Ferguson, who resides in Houston in the offseason, would have to accept a one-year contract for the minimum if he wants his hometown team to be seriously interested.

Texans34Life
08-17-2007, 06:49 PM
I guess I will post it here also....

http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2007/08/lets_try_to_cut_out_the_person.html

Receiver Robert Ferguson, the Houston native who played at Texas A&M before being drafted in the second round by Green Bay in 2001, could be coming home.

The Packers, who are loaded with young receivers, waived Ferguson on Friday afternoon. After the Texans landed in Phoenix late this afternoon for Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals, they contacted Houston-based agent Brian Overstreet to gauge the receiver's interest in possibly playing in his hometown.

Overstreet said Ferguson would be ecstatic to play for the Texans.



Ferguson, who resides in Houston in the offseason, would have to accept a one-year contract for the minimum if he wants his hometown team to be seriously interested.

Texans Pride
08-17-2007, 06:51 PM
Where? I didn't see one....

It's in the Nfl section, but now it's Texans news, so, keep it here!

Here's another piece from chron.com:


The Texans are interested in veteran receiver Robert Ferguson, who was placed on waivers by the Packers on Friday.

As soon as the Texans landed in Phoenix on Friday afternoon, general manager Rick Smith called Brian Overstreet, the Houston-based agent who represents Ferguson.

Ferguson, 27, grew up in Houston, played at Spring Woods High School and Texans A&M. He resides in Houston in the offseason.

"I can't imagine a better place for him," Overstreet said.

Ferguson has a history of injury problems, including a season-ending ankle injury in 2006. He's never caught more than 38 passes in a season.

If Ferguson could stay healthy, he'd be starting for the Packers. Texans offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was Green Bay's head coach when Ferguson was selected in 2001. The Packers waived him because they have three talented young receivers behind starters Donald Driver and Greg Jennings.

Kevin Walter, who has never caught more than 19 passes, starts opposite Andre Johnson. Rookie Jacoby Jones and injury-prone veteran Jerome Mathis, who has remained healthy through training camp, are backups with veterans Keenan McCardell and Andre Davis.

"A few other teams called, but I told them I wanted to be honest with them," Overstreet said. "I told them we wanted to talk to the Texans first because I don't know of a better situation for Ferg than to play for his hometown team for the coach who drafted him (Sherman).

"We'll just have to talk to them to see where they stand right now before we take the next step."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5064189.html

HJam72
08-17-2007, 07:33 PM
I say we pay him on a per week basis. He sounds like a one month a year kind of player.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-17-2007, 07:36 PM
No risk at all if he signs for the veteran minimum.

ObsiWan
08-17-2007, 08:31 PM
Hey, if he's good, we can always cut BVP to make room for him.

that's the first legit reasoning to sign him I've heard
LOL

Overalls
08-17-2007, 08:35 PM
Sign him only for depth. I want to see Jacoby Jones play with the 1st team.