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TexanSam
02-29-2008, 01:40 PM
Don't know if this has been posted anywhere else. It's on Megan Manfull's blog

http://blogs.chron.com/gamedaytexans/2008/02/reeves_hadnot_head_to_reliant.html

In other free agent news, former Texans starter Von Hutchins is drawing interest around the league. His first scheduled visit is with the Atlanta Falcons. Hutchins saw significant action for the Texans last season, starting at both safety and cornerback.

Would hate to lose him. He provides some depth in a position where we desperately need it.

badboy
02-29-2008, 01:43 PM
If we do not sign a FA CB, how important to the team is Hutchins? Even if we draft a solid CB, do we go with a rookie and a one year guy?

Brando
02-29-2008, 01:45 PM
I would hate to lose Hutchins. Looks like we are going to lose him though.

LORK 88
02-29-2008, 01:52 PM
We should remind him of what happened to CB Lewis Sanders when he left Houston . . .

Ole Miss Texan
02-29-2008, 02:04 PM
Hutchins is a quality guy to have on the team. Not an all star but for a position of desperate need already- it'd be bad to lose one of its 'more solid' players.

HOU-TEX
02-29-2008, 02:06 PM
Eh, he's decent depth but if he's offered a lucrative deal, good for him. :cool:

TEXANS84
02-29-2008, 02:51 PM
I would think re-signing Hutchins is a one of their many priorities. Hopefully we can get him back.

sakebomb
03-01-2008, 10:26 AM
If he signs somewhere else they will just find the same caliber player to replace him. No big deal.

False Start
03-01-2008, 07:19 PM
Hes a Falcon now ............

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/News/Articles/2008/03/1-10/Falcons_agree_to_terms_with_free_agent_cornerback_ Hutchins.aspx

ObsiWan
03-01-2008, 07:28 PM
Hes a Falcon now ............

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/News/Articles/2008/03/1-10/Falcons_agree_to_terms_with_free_agent_cornerback_ Hutchins.aspx

wonder why they don't say what the terms were....
:thinking:

RipTraxx
03-01-2008, 10:11 PM
This was a mistake. Should've NEVER let him go.

ATXtexanfan
03-01-2008, 11:35 PM
This was a mistake. Should've NEVER let him go.

i think reeves will do better, if he had proven to be worth keeping i'm sure we would have kept him

DiehardChris
03-02-2008, 01:31 AM
From Chron.com:

"The Texans lost Von Hutchins to the Atlanta Falcons today. He received a four year deal for $9 million, with $2.35 million up front in bonus money."

That's far from lucrative. He was worth more than that to us. I can't imagine we wouldn't match that for the depth he provides, and his ability to play multiple secondary positions. Not a huge loss, but a significant one. I don't think there are any FA CBs out there in our price range that are any better.

Texan in Japan
03-02-2008, 04:24 AM
From Chron.com:

"The Texans lost Von Hutchins to the Atlanta Falcons today. He received a four year deal for $9 million, with $2.35 million up front in bonus money."

That's far from lucrative. He was worth more than that to us. I can't imagine we wouldn't match that for the depth he provides, and his ability to play multiple secondary positions. Not a huge loss, but a significant one. I don't think there are any FA CBs out there in our price range that are any better.

Agree, Von stepped up when Dunta went down and I thought he did fairly well. I don't understand this one--yet.

HJam72
03-02-2008, 04:56 AM
Agree, Von stepped up when Dunta went down and I thought he did fairly well. I don't understand this one--yet.

Me neither.

ObsiWan
03-02-2008, 05:00 AM
From Chron.com:

"The Texans lost Von Hutchins to the Atlanta Falcons today. He received a four year deal for $9 million, with $2.35 million up front in bonus money."

That's far from lucrative. He was worth more than that to us. I can't imagine we wouldn't match that for the depth he provides, and his ability to play multiple secondary positions. Not a huge loss, but a significant one. I don't think there are any FA CBs out there in our price range that are any better.

This IS a head-scratcher.

Malloy
03-02-2008, 05:12 AM
Werd...

Oh well, I expect our HC to know what's good for him, and the team :)

ObsiWan
03-02-2008, 05:18 AM
All I can figure is they made him and offer - for backup money - and Atlanta beat it.

Errant Hothy
03-02-2008, 08:22 AM
McClain's take on the Hutchins' departure (Anderson as well...seems to be 2 very similar situations).
http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2008/02/texans_keep_davis_set_sights_o.html

The Texans wanted to keep cornerback Von Hutchins and outside linebacker Charlie Anderson, but not at their prices. Hutchins signed with Atlanta and Anderson with the Dolphins. Good for them.

edo783
03-02-2008, 09:06 AM
Hutch's deal doesn't look to far out of wack (not sure what Anderson got). Kind of sounds like we might have low balled them and then got beat on price. On the surface, it seems kind of wierd, but you never know what is going on in the background with these things.

steds
03-02-2008, 10:39 AM
Hutch's deal doesn't look to far out of wack (not sure what Anderson got). Kind of sounds like we might have low balled them and then got beat on price. On the surface, it seems kind of wierd, but you never know what is going on in the background with these things.

From NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/freeagency/story;jsessionid=FE77D131FFA40D1EA64C5DD340FD9714? id=09000d5d806f9041&template=without-video&confirm=true)

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent linebacker Charlie Anderson, formerly of the Texans, to a three-year, $7.5 million contract that includes a $2.5 million signing bonus.

Doesn't seem unreasonable.