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TheRealJoker
04-27-2008, 09:29 PM
Lets use this thread as a place to post the names and any other info of the UDFAs the Texans sign. We've already got two:

Ben Moffitt ILB South Florida

Ryan Grice-Mullen WR Hawaii

kastofsna
04-27-2008, 09:31 PM
just as an FYI to Houston folks, the Broncos signed U of Houston RB Anthony Alridge.

huckdabuck
04-27-2008, 09:35 PM
just as an FYI to Houston folks, the Broncos signed U of Houston RB Anthony Alridge.

Congrats to Mr. Alridge.

Hagar
04-27-2008, 09:35 PM
Lets use this thread as a place to post the names and any other info of the UDFAs the Texans sign. We've already got two:

Ben Moffitt ILB South Florida

Ryan Grice-Mullen WR HawaiiCan we get some links on these?

NitroGSXR
04-27-2008, 09:38 PM
just as an FYI to Houston folks, the Broncos signed U of Houston RB Anthony Alridge.
Where is the best place to find these signings? I'm really really interested to see where Blake goes.

J-Russ
04-27-2008, 09:39 PM
Where is the best place to find these signings? I'm really really interested to see where Blake goes.

http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl

triplethreat
04-27-2008, 09:41 PM
Where is the best place to find these signings? I'm really really interested to see where Blake goes.

here (http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2008/04/2008-undrafted-free-agent-signings.html)

Htownsportsfan
04-27-2008, 10:24 PM
Whats up with the Vikings having a dozen or so UDFA?

pappy
04-27-2008, 10:42 PM
Whats up with the Vikings having a dozen or so UDFA?

They cheat and finish the draft early just to sign UDFA's and as expected no one wants to be here .:gun:

keyser
04-27-2008, 10:43 PM
Whats up with the Vikings having a dozen or so UDFA?

Wow, they got some good ones. Henderson and Radovich were the top two I still had listed (not necessarily for the Texans), plus Reynaud and a few others I've heard of.

Last year the Texans did really well in the UDFA signings (including a few who stuck with the team), so I'm hopeful they'll come through again...

TEXANRED
04-27-2008, 10:46 PM
just as an FYI to Houston folks, the Broncos signed U of Houston RB Anthony Alridge.

Dammit. Thats who I wanted.

Grid
04-27-2008, 10:58 PM
havent got a confirmed source yet..but I think we signed two wide receivers from hawaii.

Ryan Grice-Mullins and Jason Rivers

Htownsportsfan
04-27-2008, 11:01 PM
They cheat and finish the draft early just to sign UDFA's and as expected no one wants to be here .:gun:

Really? No one? ,Then what the hell are you doing here Pappy?

HoustonFrog
04-27-2008, 11:02 PM
havent got a confirmed source yet..but I think we signed two wide receivers from hawaii.

Ryan Grice-Mullins and Jason Rivers

One of them is on here...from site above

http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2008/04/2008-undrafted-free-agent-signings.html

Vikings have signed a ton...alot of local guys spread out.

DiehardChris
04-27-2008, 11:18 PM
havent got a confirmed source yet..but I think we signed two wide receivers from hawaii.

Ryan Grice-Mullins and Jason Rivers

I used this one (http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080427/BREAKING02/80427053) to confirm it on my site. According to it, it was very much NOT the Texans who signed Rivers. LOL

kastofsna
04-27-2008, 11:29 PM
havent got a confirmed source yet..but I think we signed two wide receivers from hawaii.

Ryan Grice-Mullins and Jason Rivers
Rivers to the Titans.

kastofsna
04-28-2008, 12:33 AM
Texans sign Troy LB Marcus Richardson.

beerlover
04-28-2008, 12:37 AM
Texans sign Troy LB Marcus Richardson.

must have picked up on him watching McKelvin. 6001 228 4.55

threetoedpete
04-28-2008, 12:57 AM
Is Woodyard still out there or did he get picked ?

LORK 88
04-28-2008, 01:14 AM
Big fan of the Grice-Mullen pickup, he could seriously challenge David Anderson in the future (maybe after a year on the PS).

DiehardChris
04-28-2008, 01:21 AM
Unconfirmed at this point - but in my crazed web searching tonight I saw a site that said we signed Miami (FL) WR Darnell Jenkins.

DiehardChris
04-28-2008, 01:22 AM
Also - I can't find where I saw this... I thought it was on this site or the official MB - but now I can't backtrack and find it... this is also just a rumor though, because there have been no links provided - that we signed DE Jesse Nading from Colorado State.

Hervoyel
04-28-2008, 01:25 AM
just as an FYI to Houston folks, the Broncos signed U of Houston RB Anthony Alridge.

I'm pretty certain this was just a formality so that Mr. Alridge could get his "Denver Papers" in order to later be signed by the Texans. It's only a matter of time before he comes back to Houston.

DiehardChris
04-28-2008, 01:28 AM
Here's where I saw the Darnell Jenkins (http://fflivewire.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=128822) thing.

This is from a message board - but this is an annual list done by this guy, but I don't know for sure if it's trustworthy or not. There are certainly a lot of ones on the list that ARE confirmed, so take away from it what you will. I'm not going to mark it as confirmed until I see it somewhere else.

Also - why the hell do I care this much?

threetoedpete
04-28-2008, 01:33 AM
Rivers to the Titans.

I watched one game where Rivers tore Lowery's little butt up. he owned him.

The Pencil Neck
04-28-2008, 01:50 AM
Here's where I saw the Darnell Jenkins (http://fflivewire.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=128822) thing.

This is from a message board - but this is an annual list done by this guy, but I don't know for sure if it's trustworthy or not. There are certainly a lot of ones on the list that ARE confirmed, so take away from it what you will. I'm not going to mark it as confirmed until I see it somewhere else.

Also - why the hell do I care this much?

Because you're a Texan.

:texan:

valleytexfan
04-28-2008, 01:53 AM
Because you're a Texan.

:texan:


yes indeed...:splits:

DiehardChris
04-28-2008, 02:01 AM
Heh. Damn straight.

robbie380
04-28-2008, 02:08 AM
Here's where I saw the Darnell Jenkins (http://fflivewire.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=128822) thing.

This is from a message board - but this is an annual list done by this guy, but I don't know for sure if it's trustworthy or not. There are certainly a lot of ones on the list that ARE confirmed, so take away from it what you will. I'm not going to mark it as confirmed until I see it somewhere else.

Also - why the hell do I care this much?

that link also has us signing marcus richardson out of troy.

DiehardChris
04-28-2008, 02:12 AM
Yeah, that one I found confirmation (http://www.houstondiehards.com/?p=452) on, within that quick update... I didn't mention it above because someone already named him in the thread earlier.

Porky
04-28-2008, 09:27 AM
Here's the list guys. Nobody really jumps out at me as having a real good shot at sticking, unlike last year when I thought we signed some really good players as UDFA's. I was hoping for Blake or Robertson. Anyway, here ya go...

After the draft, eight free agents were signed: South Florida middle linebacker Ben Moffitt, Troy outside linebacker Marcus Richardson, Baylor cornerback Josh Bell, Auburn tight end Cole Bennett, Miami receiver Darnell Jenkins, Hawaii receiver Grice Mullin, Colorado State defensive end Jesse Mading and Utah defensive tackle Gabe Long.

link (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5734948.html)

beerlover
04-28-2008, 09:32 AM
Here's the list guys. Nobody really jumps out at me as having a real good shot at sticking, unlike last year when I thought we signed some really good players as UDFA's. I was hoping for Blake or Robertson. Anyway, here ya go...

After the draft, eight free agents were signed: South Florida middle linebacker Ben Moffitt, Troy outside linebacker Marcus Richardson, Baylor cornerback Josh Bell, Auburn tight end Cole Bennett, Miami receiver Darnell Jenkins, Hawaii receiver Grice Mullin, Colorado State defensive end Jesse Mading and Utah defensive tackle Gabe Long.

link (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5734948.html)

don't under rate this group. South Florida & Troy have some exceptional football players. SEC TE from Auburn & Utah also has a solid record producing defensive over achievers :)

TheRealJoker
04-28-2008, 09:37 AM
Only two i'm familiar with are Moffitt and Mullens. Moffitt has a shot at being the backup Mike if he can shine on special teams. Mullens will most likely lose a TC battle with Anderson and be put on the PS.

FuzzyLogic
04-28-2008, 10:56 AM
Thought I would finally post on a board I have been watching for awhile.

Just out of curiosity, why do people think Blake will sign anywhere? If he had enough anxiety and social disorders to make him quit football at a relatively small (not a lot of national attention) market college team. Then I would think most NFL teams give him no chance of handling the media attention that would come with being even a semi-productive Pro player.

If his emotional problems are that severe, ever playing football again could be the worse thing in the world for the kid.

Porky
04-28-2008, 11:20 AM
Thought I would finally post on a board I have been watching for awhile.

Just out of curiosity, why do people think Blake will sign anywhere? If he had enough anxiety and social disorders to make him quit football at a relatively small (not a lot of national attention) market college team. Then I would think most NFL teams give him no chance of handling the media attention that would come with being even a semi-productive Pro player.

If his emotional problems are that severe, ever playing football again could be the worse thing in the world for the kid.

I think I had read that he was fully onboard with trying to play football. To me that's his decision. As a GM, frankly it's simply your job to decide if a particular player improves your team. If you think he does, and you have virtually zero risk, than you bring him in. If you think his mental issues could be a distraction, or cause other issues, you pass. I don't think it's the GM's position to play psychologist or to assess what is best for the player. His job is too assess what is best for the team.

Hope that doesn't sound cold, but if the player says he wants to play and is over his problems, that's the way I view it.

FuzzyLogic
04-28-2008, 11:26 AM
No I don't think it sounds cold, that is a GM's job to do whats best for his football team, I can agree with that. I hadn't heard that he still wanted to play football. If thats the case more power to him and the team that picks him up.

threetoedpete
04-28-2008, 11:40 AM
Just out of curiosity, why do people think Blake will sign anywhere?

At 260 he has the kind of elite step that makes offensive tackles look follish when they try to kick slide to get out to block him. Either you have that when you wake up in the mornings or you don't. I.E. coaches covet that elite first step DE guy. Jacksonville just gutted thier draft ammo to reach up and grab two this weekend in Derrick Harvey and Quinten Groves.

threetoedpete
04-28-2008, 11:47 AM
Maybe they felt with Okam in the locker room they couldn't afford the time to save two guys... I dunno. I thought they would take a shot at Blake. Or they could dearly love Cocran and Kalu and what those two guys bring into the locker room.

HoustonFrog
04-28-2008, 11:59 AM
Thought I would finally post on a board I have been watching for awhile.

Just out of curiosity, why do people think Blake will sign anywhere? If he had enough anxiety and social disorders to make him quit football at a relatively small (not a lot of national attention) market college team. Then I would think most NFL teams give him no chance of handling the media attention that would come with being even a semi-productive Pro player.

If his emotional problems are that severe, ever playing football again could be the worse thing in the world for the kid.

For one, TCU has been ranked Top 25 for about 5-6 years now and was always considered a non-BCS conference threat to the Top 10 some of those years. He was a pre-season and Playboy All-American. So he wasn't exactly hidden.

As for signing, he has been working towards making it in the NFL for months and months now. There was a huge article in the Chronicle and Sporting News about his comeback and all thw work he has put in...so obviously he wants to play and thinks he can play. The guy has been going all out to make it happen.

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=320828

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Do you know the name Tommy Blake? You were supposed to by now. The TCU senior defensive end once was one of the highest-rated NFL prospects for the 2008 draft. Mock drafts, including one at SportingNews.com, have had Blake going as high as No. 5 overall

Then Blake left the TCU team in fall camp, and he left again four games into the season, both times taking medical leaves of absence that had nothing to do with injuries, substance abuse or performance enhancers.

Blake is under the care of doctors as he tries to regain the form that made him a 2007 preseason All-American. In a Sporting News exclusive, Blake spoke Wednesday night about his state of mind, his struggles to perform well on the field and the skepticism he has heard about his desire to play football.

After Blake returned to the team with four games remaining in the regular season, TCU coach Gary Patterson and the school's public-relations staff wisely shielded him from the media. This was his first interview with any member of the media since early October.

"I know a lot of people have been wondering stuff like, 'Where's Tommy at? Why isn't he playing?' I know I haven't been in the same shape this year that I was last year or had the same focus," Blake told me after practice in preparation for the Dec. 28 Texas Bowl. "But I am going to be OK. And I still love the game. I do love the game.

"Right now my main focus is school and finishing up at TCU. Once I get done with that, then football is going to be there. I will play football, and I will get back to where I was. Believe me."

I want to believe him. Blake -- whom many scouts have compared favorably to the Colts' Dwight Freeney because of his explosiveness off the ball -- is only 22 years old. He still can accomplish anything under the sun.

"He is a wonderful kid who you have to root for if you have a heart," Patterson said. "He comes from a loving family. He cares about people. He cares about kids."

I want to believe Blake, but I -- like more than one insider at TCU -- suspect Blake might be happier when football is behind him and life becomes simpler again back in tiny Aransas Pass, Texas.

What matters most is, of course, that Blake finds peace and happiness in his life. It hasn't always been easy. Blake, with his father out of the picture, was raised by his maternal grandmother after his mother died when he was 10 months old. But his grandmother always has been like a mother -- "the best in the world," according to Blake -- and he is close with his two siblings. He has lifelong friends from Aransas Pass who support him today. He is in a serious, loving relationship with his girlfriend, also a TCU student.

Blake's coaches and teammates are behind him, even though he has been playing as much as 40 pounds above his ideal football weight and his performance has been lackluster at best.

"I just need more time," Blake said Wednesday night. "I still need to get all the way back on track. After the bowl game, I'll be ready to work out; I really haven't worked out much in a while. But I'll get there.

"I'll finish up with my schoolwork and really start concentrating on my life."

The next few months will bring challenges. If stress got to Blake before, as he has acknowledged, then it could be a problem again as he is forced to answer questions about his personal life from a sea of NFL scouts, general managers, coaches and media members. .................................................. ............

Wolfiegrrl
04-28-2008, 12:10 PM
I remember another home grown prospect that had severe social anxiety and depression disorder. Yes, he was a UT alumni and was drafted by the Saints. Soon he was traded to the Dolphins and then he "retired" from football instead of take the one year suspension for self medicating with Mary Jane. And now he's trying to restart his career. What GM wants that headache?

It's bad enough that we have one defensive player that has to be on meds for his ADD, do we really need a second player to babysit?

TJ link: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/2005draft/Johnson,Travis-DT-Florida%20State.htm

If I were to put myself in any FO's shoes, I steer clear of this Blake kid no matter what his potential is. And honestly, that's an outsider non-homer opinion. Take it for what it's worth.

keyser
04-28-2008, 12:14 PM
I'd love the Texans to get him. The thought of getting an early-round talent as an UDFA is enticing. And, our proximity to his home town, plus our need of another DE, seems to make us a decent fit.

But, for his sake, he probably needs to go to a place that will have a good support system in place, including counselors and people who will make sure he sticks with whatever treatments he needs. I know the Cowboys have made a pretty big investment in such a system, and it's part of why they are much more willing to take on "problem" players of various sorts (including in the past a couple with significant mental illness issues). I haven't heard about the Texans having such a system in place, in part because they have tended to go for the "high character" players, and thus have less need of it. (Maybe we do have such a system, but it's just not very publicized). For those with mental illness, there also might need to be a degree of accomodation from coaching staffs, which many teams are probably reluctant to deal with. I get the impression the Dallas coaching staff might be a bit more flexible than most in this regard (keeping TO on the team is already an indicator of this). Based on all this, and with TCU's proximity to Arlington, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see Blake go to Dallas.

Oh, and please note I'm not trying to equate mental illness with some of the other behavioral problems - the point is that to successfully bring in players with either of those issues, special support systems might need to be in place. If Houston does get Blake, I hope they will make the extra effort necessary to help him deal with his issues, and not just leave him on his own to get the help he needs.

HoustonFrog
04-28-2008, 02:33 PM
I remember another home grown prospect that had severe social anxiety and depression disorder. Yes, he was a UT alumni and was drafted by the Saints. Soon he was traded to the Dolphins and then he "retired" from football instead of take the one year suspension for self medicating with Mary Jane. And now he's trying to restart his career. What GM wants that headache?

It's bad enough that we have one defensive player that has to be on meds for his ADD, do we really need a second player to babysit?

TJ link: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/2005draft/Johnson,Travis-DT-Florida%20State.htm

If I were to put myself in any FO's shoes, I steer clear of this Blake kid no matter what his potential is. And honestly, that's an outsider non-homer opinion. Take it for what it's worth.

I wouldn't call helping someone through a true disorder so they can realize their dream babysitting.

LonerATO
04-28-2008, 02:47 PM
we should sign blame we have nothing to lose from it

Errant Hothy
04-28-2008, 03:35 PM
For one, TCU has been ranked Top 25 for about 5-6 years now and was always considered a non-BCS conference threat to the Top 10 some of those years. He was a pre-season and Playboy All-American. So he wasn't exactly hidden.

As for signing, he has been working towards making it in the NFL for months and months now. There was a huge article in the Chronicle and Sporting News about his comeback and all thw work he has put in...so obviously he wants to play and thinks he can play. The guy has been going all out to make it happen.

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=320828

Blake has a workout scheduled with Tampa Bay that may lead to a UDFA contract.

http://www.draftdaddy.com/nfldraft/NFCSouth.cfm

Ole Miss Texan
04-28-2008, 03:43 PM
Any word on some other pass rushing DE's? Rudolph Hardie?

Errant Hothy
04-28-2008, 03:51 PM
Any word on some other pass rushing DE's? Rudolph Hardie?

Check the link:
http://www.draftdaddy.com/

They have UDFA signinigs for all teams. I'm just not sure if it's all teh UDFAs.

HoustonFrog
04-28-2008, 03:58 PM
Here is what I have on us through this site that updates every few hours

WR - Ryan Grice-Mullen - Hawaii
LB - Ben Moffit - South Florida
CB - Josh Bell - Baylor
TE - Cole Bennett - Auburn
WR - Darnell Jenkins - Miami
DE - Jessie Mading - CSU
DT - Gabe Long - Utah
LB - Marcus Richardson - Troy

http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2008/04/2008-undrafted-free-agent-signings.html

DiehardChris
04-28-2008, 06:31 PM
Here is what I have on us through this site that updates every few hours

WR - Ryan Grice-Mullen - Hawaii
LB - Ben Moffit - South Florida
CB - Josh Bell - Baylor
TE - Cole Bennett - Auburn
WR - Darnell Jenkins - Miami
DE - Jessie Mading - CSU
DT - Gabe Long - Utah
LB - Marcus Richardson - Troy

http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2008/04/2008-undrafted-free-agent-signings.html

Looks like they got their info from the Chronicle because they have Mading's name spelled wrong. It's 'Nading', not Mading... at least according to the CSU website. Heh.

pappy
04-28-2008, 08:59 PM
Big fan of the Grice-Mullen pickup, he could seriously challenge David Anderson in the future (maybe after a year on the PS).

i hear that he looks to me a soon to be #2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VBEUSVpLbg

Bubbajwp
04-28-2008, 09:04 PM
Anybody care to count how many TD's he scored in that highlight video. LOL

kastofsna
04-28-2008, 09:33 PM
Bess > Grice-Mullen > Rivers

mexican_texan
04-28-2008, 09:42 PM
EAGLES ADD SEVEN
Posted by Mike Florio on April 28, 2008, 6:23 p.m.

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed seven undrafted free agents.

They are: Kyle Harrington, CB, Hofstra; Jed Collins, FB, Washington State; Franklin Dunbar, OT, Middle Tennessee State; Terrell Golden, WR, Penn State; Frantz Hardy, WR, Nebraska; Shaheer McBride, WR, Delaware State; and Justin Roland, LB, Kansas State.

There goes the guy I wanted.

pappy
04-28-2008, 10:00 PM
Anybody care to count how many TD's he scored in that highlight video. LOL

The bad news here maybe that he is to good to place on the ps ever , so the coaches will need to get him on track quick .

Hagar
04-28-2008, 10:13 PM
I've been looking at videos of Adibi and started noticing the other linebacker on the team, Vance Hall. Hall was second on the team behind Adibi and missed 4 games due to injury. Dude's got to be worth a look.

Sports Illistrated write-up and video (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/5539.html)

YouTube Video Hall & Xav (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm9djLS_yzo)

Revolution
04-28-2008, 10:18 PM
Anybody care to count how many TD's he scored in that highlight video. LOL

27, of course I probably lost count....

Awesome. I sure hope he makes the squad!

mussop
04-28-2008, 10:19 PM
I would like us to look at all these guys.
3. Darrell Robertson, DE, Georgia Tech
4. Ali Highsmith, OLB, L.S.U.
5. Gary Guyton, OLB, Georgia Tech
6. Drew Radovich, OG, USC
9. Tommy Blake, DE, T.C.U.
11. Eric Young, OG, Tennessee
12. David Roach, S, T.C.U.
13. Ezra Butler, OLB, Nevada
15. Jolonn Dunbar, ILB, Boston College
16. D.J. Hall, WR, Alabama
17. Michael Grant, CB, Arkansas
22. Pedro Sosa, OG, Rutgers
24. Robert Felton, OG, Arkansas
26. Franklin Dunbar, OT, Middle Tenn. St.
28. J Leman, ILB, Illinois
29. Steve Octavien, OLB, Nebraska
32. Keilen Dykes, DE, West Virginia
33. Maurice Purify, WR, Nebraska
34. Titus Brown, DE, Mississippi St.
35. Chad Simpson, RB, Morgan St.
36. Ben Moffitt, ILB, South Florida
38. Marcus Griffin, S, Texas
45. Marcus Dixon, DE, Hampton

BattleRedToro
04-28-2008, 10:23 PM
I remember another home grown prospect that had severe social anxiety and depression disorder. Yes, he was a UT alumni and was drafted by the Saints. Soon he was traded to the Dolphins and then he "retired" from football instead of take the one year suspension for self medicating with Mary Jane. And now he's trying to restart his career. What GM wants that headache?

It's bad enough that we have one defensive player that has to be on meds for his ADD, do we really need a second player to babysit?

TJ link: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/2005draft/Johnson,Travis-DT-Florida%20State.htm

If I were to put myself in any FO's shoes, I steer clear of this Blake kid no matter what his potential is. And honestly, that's an outsider non-homer opinion. Take it for what it's worth.

I don't think it is fair to lump Tommy Blake in with Rickey Williams. As far as I know Blake has never been linked to any illegal drug usage. Everything I have ever heard about Blake's character has been positive. He simply has a medical condition and he is seeking treatment for it.

pappy
04-28-2008, 10:24 PM
I've been looking at videos of Adibi and started noticing the other linebacker on the team, Vance Hall. Hall was second on the team behind Adibi and missed 4 games due to injury. Dude's got to be worth a look.

Sports Illistrated write-up and video (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/5539.html)

YouTube Video Hall & Xav (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm9djLS_yzo)

already signed :aggressive:

Lucky
04-28-2008, 10:26 PM
Bess > Grice-Mullen > Rivers

About 150 NFL WRs > Bess > Grice-Mullen > Rivers

Looks like they got their info from the Chronicle because they have Mading's name spelled wrong. It's 'Nading', not Mading...
John McClain's incompetence spreads through the internet like wildfire.

Turnabout is fair play. For the rest of the offseason, it's Johm NcClaim.

Lucky
04-28-2008, 10:29 PM
Looks like they got their info from the Chronicle because they have Mading's name spelled wrong. It's 'Nading', not Mading...
John McClain's incompetence spreads through the internet like wildfire.

Turnabout is fair play. For the rest of the offseason, it's Johm NcClaim.

mussop
04-28-2008, 10:34 PM
Has anyone heard anything about Jamie Silva DB Boston College? I was hoping we would pick this guy in the 7th round. Dont think he was drafted. Would be a nice UDFA pickup.

threetoedpete
04-28-2008, 11:03 PM
I remember another home grown prospect that had severe social anxiety and depression disorder. Yes, he was a UT alumni and was drafted by the Saints. Soon he was traded to the Dolphins and then he "retired" from football instead of take the one year suspension for self medicating with Mary Jane. And now he's trying to restart his career. What GM wants that headache?

It's bad enough that we have one defensive player that has to be on meds for his ADD, do we really need a second player to babysit?

TJ link: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/2005draft/Johnson,Travis-DT-Florida%20State.htm

If I were to put myself in any FO's shoes, I steer clear of this Blake kid no matter what his potential is. And honestly, that's an outsider non-homer opinion. Take it for what it's worth.

Hey we got a track record. I figgured we were getting good at it. Besides, you want the defensive players a little bit crazy.

Outside of the low Trent Green cheap shot block in the miami game, I thought T.J. managed himself prety good last year. And I'm for anything that can get Manning on the ground, repeatedly and with severe malice.

Xcellerator
04-28-2008, 11:18 PM
Tommy Blake still unsigned?

DiehardChris
04-28-2008, 11:34 PM
Has anyone heard anything about Jamie Silva DB Boston College? I was hoping we would pick this guy in the 7th round. Dont think he was drafted. Would be a nice UDFA pickup.

Signed by the Colts.

DiehardChris
04-28-2008, 11:34 PM
Tommy Blake still unsigned?

Still unsigned, but has a workout scheduled with Tampa Bay.

bah007
04-28-2008, 11:55 PM
I'm kinda surprised that J Leman wasn't drafted.

He was really the only player on that defense up until this year. Maybe his stats were inflated because of that...

HoustonFrog
04-29-2008, 09:41 AM
John McClain's incompetence spreads through the internet like wildfire.

Turnabout is fair play. For the rest of the offseason, it's Johm NcClaim.

Yes, the guy is on my last nerve. I think he has been reading from a script for the last 3 weeks and knows no real football.

Bubbajwp
04-29-2008, 10:36 AM
Rivals came out with a good list of undrafted players.....http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=802409

I think we should consider Ali Highsmith for special teams and Sam Keller to be a backup QB, had a good career at ASU and Nebraska.

We already have enough QB's unless they feel like they need five for training camp.

vtech9
04-29-2008, 10:40 AM
We already have enough QB's unless they feel like they need five for training camp.

I think we already have 5 for TC. I think Shane Boyd is still on the roster.

Bubbajwp
04-29-2008, 10:50 AM
I think we already have 5 for TC. I think Shane Boyd is still on the roster.

Oh ya I knew I was forgetting somebody.

ubecool454
04-29-2008, 11:02 AM
I wish we could have acquired Marcus Dixon. I really wanted to see the young man get a shot at the NFL. I didn't think the Texans would take a look even though he would have been nice opposite Mario. With he past I already knew it would be the Raiders or the Cowboys that got him. Jerry is giving him a shot at making that team and I hate to see it but good for him. I think this guy might be the best undrafted free agent that is out there. JMO.

A Texan
04-29-2008, 11:05 AM
i hear that he looks to me a soon to be #2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VBEUSVpLbg
I have a little trouble getting excited about Grice-mullen. He's slow and he's a product of the run and shoot which makes QB's and receivers look better than they are. But he can catch.

Lucky
04-29-2008, 11:12 AM
I think we should consider Ali Highsmith for special teams...
Highsmith signed with Arizona.

Goldensilence
04-29-2008, 11:13 AM
Ali Highsmith is now a Cardinal.

Anthony "quick six" Aldridge is now a Denver Bronco.

I haven't seen anyone pick up Blake yet. I'm really hoping we'll give him a shot at this point low risk HIGH, HIGH reward. Unless we're waiting for the June 1st cuts for DE help.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d8080b7b9&template=with-video&confirm=true

Specnatz
04-29-2008, 11:22 AM
I wish we could have acquired Marcus Dixon. I really wanted to see the young man get a shot at the NFL. I didn't think the Texans would take a look even though he would have been nice opposite Mario. With he past I already knew it would be the Raiders or the Cowboys that got him. Jerry is giving him a shot at making that team and I hate to see it but good for him. I think this guy might be the best undrafted free agent that is out there. JMO.

After hearing about his story and finding other stuff about it, he got a raw deal, but that does not fully expell that he was stupid and doing something he shouldn't have been doing.

The pr issue just would never let McNair sign off on it.

Lucky
04-29-2008, 11:33 AM
The pr issue just would never let McNair sign off on it.
I doubt McNair was ever approached. Dixon is a best fit as a 3-4 DE. Which is what he'll be playing in Dallas.

Specnatz
04-29-2008, 11:50 AM
I doubt McNair was ever approached. Dixon is a best fit as a 3-4 DE. Which is what he'll be playing in Dallas.

I will be honest I only know of the kids situation and not where he would play best 3-4 or 4-3. because of his past I am sure he was no where on the radar and there would be no reason to approach him.

threetoedpete
04-29-2008, 12:08 PM
I wish we could have acquired Marcus Dixon. I really wanted to see the young man get a shot at the NFL. I didn't think the Texans would take a look even though he would have been nice opposite Mario. With he past I already knew it would be the Raiders or the Cowboys that got him. Jerry is giving him a shot at making that team and I hate to see it but good for him. I think this guy might be the best undrafted free agent that is out there. JMO.

For a forth ? I dunno about that one. I'd of taken a sixth round flyer on him...but a fourth round pick ? ...Pittsburg wanted him bad.

Batch is getting up there above the thirty line and once Dixon heals up, he'll be a perfect back up for Big Ben. er Marcus, not Dennis... never mind.

Lucky
04-29-2008, 12:11 PM
For a forth ? I dunno about that one. I'd of taken a sixth round flyer on him...but a fourth round pick ? ...Pittsburg wanted him bad.
ubecool454 is referring to Marcus Dixon, the DE out of Howard. Not Dennis Dixon, the QB from Oregon.

bah007
04-29-2008, 01:51 PM
...and Sam Keller to be a backup QB, had a good career at ASU and Nebraska.

No thanks.

The reason he was kicked off the Arizona St football team is that he was caught by a teammate doing coke at an ASU frat house.

We don't need that here.