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GlassHalfFull
07-21-2008, 02:32 PM
per the chronicle

Texans agree to 4-year deal with rookie CB Molden (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5899280.html)

The Texans are in the midst of a busy week as they try to sign their four remaining draft picks by Friday morning when the team opens training camp.

They made progress early Monday by agreeing to a four-year deal with 6-1, 197-pound cornerback Antwaun Molden. Molden played in college at Toledo and Eastern Kentucky.

He started 12 of 46 college football games, totaling 155 tackles (94 solos) and 4.5 stops for losses of 8 yards. He also had three interceptions, recovered three fumbles and deflected eleven passes.

BSofA04
07-21-2008, 02:35 PM
(Montgomery Burns voice) Excellent!

3 down....4 to go.

HOU-TEX
07-21-2008, 02:41 PM
(Montgomery Burns voice) Excellent!

3 down....4 to go.

I believe it's 4 down....3 to go. :cool:

Barber - Signed
Brink - Signed
Adibi - Signed
Molden - Signed

Okam - Unsigned
Slaton - Unsigned
Brown - Unsigned

I wonder if we will be able to get 3 signed in 3 days?? If not, it'll be the first time in our short history.

:texflag:

BSofA04
07-21-2008, 02:44 PM
I believe it's 4 down....3 to go. :cool:

Barber - Signed
Brink - Signed
Adibi - Signed
Molden - Signed

Okam - Unsigned
Slaton - Unsigned
Brown - Unsigned

I wonder if we will be able to get 3 signed in 3 days?? If not, it'll be the first time in our short history.

:texflag:

Yeah, my bad. But that's even better news.

disaacks3
07-21-2008, 02:48 PM
Does anyone know (off the top of their head) whether getting Brown signed is just a "slotting" deal, or if they're really hung up on a particular item?

infantrycak
07-21-2008, 02:49 PM
Does anyone know (off the top of their head) whether getting Brown signed is just a "slotting" deal, or if they're really hung up on a particular item?

There have been no public statements of problems in the negotiations with Brown.

tedr
07-21-2008, 02:55 PM
The Chronicle is reporting now that Slaton has signed also...

gary
07-21-2008, 02:55 PM
I hope we get those three signed in three days.

HOU-TEX
07-21-2008, 02:58 PM
I wonder if we will be able to get 3 signed in 3 days?? If not, it'll be the first time in our short history.

:texflag:

The Chronicle is reporting now that Slaton has signed also...

Wow, that's awesome. Maybe my previous question will soon be answered.

What the heck is up with Okam? Come'on big guy, get'r done! :fans:

Brando
07-21-2008, 03:12 PM
Good news! The last three that are not signed yet are the ones I will be keeping my eye on this training camp and preseason. Hopefully we can get them signed before Friday.

DoCRoN
07-21-2008, 03:14 PM
Yeah, the Chron is reporting both Molden AND Slaton agree to terms

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5899280.html

GlassHalfFull
07-21-2008, 03:16 PM
the article just changed. it now says

Texans agree to deals with rookies Slaton, Molden (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5899280.html)

The Texans are in the midst of a busy week as they try to sign their four remaining draft picks by Friday morning when the team opens training camp.

They made progress early Monday by agreeing to deals with cornerback Antwaun Molden and running back Steve Slaton. Both were selected by the Texans in the third round of the draft.

Molden, 6-foot-1, 197 pounds, agreed to a four-year deal. He played in college at Toledo and Eastern Kentucky, starting 12 of 46 college football games. He finished his career with 155 tackles (94 solos) and 4.5 stops for losses of 8 yards. He also had three interceptions, recovered three fumbles and deflected eleven passes.

Slaton, 5-foot-9, 201 pounds, rushed for 3,923 yards during his collegiate career at West Virginia. The Texans hope to use Slaton as their situational third-down back this season.

The Texans are still working to finalize deals with first-round pick Duane Brown and fifth-round pick Frank Okam.



just because I hate messines (ok, I admit it, I can be a little OCD about some things)- can a mod change the thread title to:

Texans agree to deals with rookies Slaton, Molden

Brando
07-21-2008, 03:18 PM
the article just changed. it now says

Texans agree to deals with rookies Slaton, Molden (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5899280.html)


:doot: That's better. 2 more to go, Brown and Okam.

Toro59
07-21-2008, 03:33 PM
Most exciting Texans news in a while. Still can't wait to see who they cut to get down to 80 by Friday.

Carr Bombed
07-21-2008, 03:54 PM
I wonder if we will be able to get 3 signed in 3 days?? If not, it'll be the first time in our short history.

:texflag:

Wasn't Travis Johnson a camp holdout for a few days? If he was, I think he's the only holdout we've had in our franchise history.

HOU-TEX
07-21-2008, 04:08 PM
Wasn't Travis Johnson a camp holdout for a few days? If he was, I think he's the only holdout we've had in our franchise history.

I don't think he was considered an actual holdout. If memory serves, he only missed a half days practice if any. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

rmartin65
07-21-2008, 04:18 PM
Very good news. Now 2 out of my 3 favorite picks are signed.

gary
07-21-2008, 04:18 PM
Come on OKam.

Seņor Stan
07-21-2008, 04:21 PM
Come on OKam.

Does anyone else find it ironic that a kid with the letters

OK & AM in his name chose to play at UT?

gary
07-21-2008, 04:27 PM
Does anyone else find it ironic that a kid with the letters

OK & AM in his name chose to play at UT?I do.

CloakNNNdagger
07-21-2008, 04:40 PM
I'm hoping that the termination of the 2009 CBA cap limit, which will only potentially affect 2008 1st rounders, will not be a stumbling block (especially the length of contract) with Brown.

PapaL
07-21-2008, 05:24 PM
Man o man - I don't check in for a few hours and I miss a trade and some signings.

I think we will be fully staffed before, if not on, Friday.

I smell something in the air and it smells like FOOTBALL time!

pappy
07-21-2008, 05:28 PM
Fox 26 is reporting that Okam has signed as well
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/myfox/pages/Sports/Detail?contentId=7029854&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=6.1.1

Specnatz
07-21-2008, 05:39 PM
Now that is how you get it done, wow. Did not expect alll this in one day.

:splits: :texflag:

The Pencil Neck
07-21-2008, 05:42 PM
Wow. This is great.

But the cuts are coming...

GuerillaBlack
07-21-2008, 05:45 PM
Does anyone else find it ironic that a kid with the letters

OK & AM in his name chose to play at UT?

Wow, good looking out. :)

Ole Miss Texan
07-21-2008, 05:53 PM
Wow, what a day! It's like Christmas in July! ... :christmas:

idonno: what no christmas smiley!?

Hardcore Texan
07-21-2008, 05:56 PM
Now that is how you get it done, wow. Did not expect alll this in one day.

:splits: :texflag:

Ditto.

:smiliedance: :texflag:

CloakNNNdagger
07-21-2008, 06:29 PM
Haven't heard of any releases yet. They've got to be coming soon.

GlassHalfFull
07-21-2008, 06:33 PM
Wow, what a day! It's like Christmas in July! ... :christmas:

idonno: what no christmas smiley!?

here ya go:

http://smileyjungle.com/smilies/seasonal5.gif

HJam72
07-21-2008, 06:33 PM
Did someone say, "Christmas?"


http://k53.pbase.com/g3/78/617578/2/54698684.Dec2005JingleBellRunandTexansGame16844.jp g

V3rm0nt3r
07-21-2008, 06:46 PM
the FOs got SkiLLz man.

im sure they just put off negotiations so they could have one hell of an imprissive day.

i bet Slaton and Okam are just trying to steal Molden's thunder by agreeing to contracts on the same day.:foottap:

in all seriousness im glad to see it done

V3rm0nt3r
07-21-2008, 06:49 PM
Did someone say, "Christmas?"


http://k53.pbase.com/g3/78/617578/2/54698684.Dec2005JingleBellRunandTexansGame16844.jp g

i love the picture man but after looking at it wide eyed for 5 minuets something on the bottom left hand corner caught my eye... talk about product placement.

whiskeyrbl
07-21-2008, 07:11 PM
Great news.

mussop
07-21-2008, 07:24 PM
Man o man - I don't check in for a few hours and I miss a trade .

What trade? Did I miss something?

BSofA04
07-21-2008, 07:29 PM
What trade? Did I miss something?

Not with the Texans. The Shockey trade is what he's talking about.

PapaL
07-21-2008, 07:34 PM
What trade? Did I miss something?

Shockey to Saints (Didn't mean a Texans trade)

ArlingtonTexan
07-21-2008, 07:41 PM
I'm hoping that the termination of the 2009 CBA cap limit, which will only potentially affect 2008 1st rounders, will not be a stumbling block (especially the length of contract) with Brown.

The number 30 pick signed. In my mind, if the sides want to back up based on the normal slotting idea then that pick is close enough for them to work from.

Overalls
07-21-2008, 08:18 PM
It's beginning to feel alot like football.

NBT
07-21-2008, 08:31 PM
Has Okam indeed, signed?

Thorn
07-21-2008, 08:48 PM
It's beginning to feel alot like football.


I can NOT wait for real live football. Right now I channel hoping between Discovery HD Theater and and Panthers/Rams playoff repeat. Whenever a commercial comes up on one, I switch to the other. LOL

CloakNNNdagger
07-21-2008, 09:07 PM
The number 30 pick signed. In my mind, if the sides want to back up based on the normal slotting idea then that pick is close enough for them to work from.

You're correct:

Dustin Keller 5 years/$12 million/$6 million guaranteed

Now there's a #18 signing:

Joe Flacco 5 years/$30 million/8.75 million guaranteed

This now creates a range within which Brown should fall.

The Pencil Neck
07-21-2008, 11:13 PM
Has Okam indeed, signed?

Yes. The only pick left to sign is Brown.

alphajoker
07-22-2008, 09:28 AM
I can NOT wait for real live football. Right now I channel hoping between Discovery HD Theater and and Panthers/Rams playoff repeat. Whenever a commercial comes up on one, I switch to the other. LOL

Me too!!!! Thankfully, I've been getting my fix from the games I recorded last year.

badboy
07-22-2008, 01:41 PM
This just in, rookie Duane Brown decides to not sign with Texans and will re-enter draft next year. Just messing with you. Hey quit throwing things!Something almost broke my monitor. Sheesh.

SheTexan
07-22-2008, 02:01 PM
BADBOY certainly fits you right now, BADBOY!!!!!!:kingkong: I live pretty close to Clear Lake. I might just have to hunt you down, preach a little "grandma" sermon to ya, just for scarin the stuff out of me!!:scarygirl: J/K!! BUT, you sure got my attention real fast with that first sentence!!:shetexan:

Toro59
07-22-2008, 02:07 PM
Wow. This is great.

But the cuts are coming...

Yeah, We'll have 84 players when Brown signs. So 4 to go before Friday.:tiphat:

painekiller
07-22-2008, 04:47 PM
Well we still have to cut some guys to get the roster back to 80. (after the league approves the signings).

The Pencil Neck
07-22-2008, 05:05 PM
Spencer, Abbate, Powell and Stevenson were cut per the Chronicle.

Don't know Powell or Stevenson but it hurts to lose Spencer and Abbate.

RobbC
07-23-2008, 09:12 AM
From Adam Caplan at BattleRedNation.com (http://www.BattleRedNation.com)

Molden, four-year deal with minimum base salaries: signing bonus of just over $754,000

Okam, also four-year base salary, SB-$178,000

Hardcore Texan
07-23-2008, 09:16 AM
How much are the base salaries?

RobbC
07-23-2008, 09:34 AM
How much are the base salaries?

NFL - Minimum Salaries For 2008-2012 Seasons (ROOKIE)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
$295,000 $310,000 $325,000 $340,000 $355,000

RobbC
07-23-2008, 06:42 PM
For those interested in the deal:

Adam Caplan of BattleRedNation.com (http://www.BattleRedNation.com) / Scout.com is reporting Steve Slaton signed a four-year deal with the following minimum base salaries:
(2008) $295,000
(2009) $385,000
(2010) $470,000
(2011) $555,000.
Signing bonus of just over $664,000.

TexanBacker93
07-23-2008, 06:58 PM
Not bad at all for a guy that can come in and change the pace a little. A guy that might be able to line up in the slot at times. A guy that might not ever be an every down kind of guy. Much more cap friendly than paying him $26 million guaranteed and $51 million over 6 years. :money:

dtran04
07-23-2008, 09:33 PM
Jeez. Perfect example of why picking 1st round RBs are a risky proposition. But then again, what pick isn't risky.

Hardcore Texan
07-23-2008, 10:02 PM
NFL - Minimum Salaries For 2008-2012 Seasons (ROOKIE)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
$295,000 $310,000 $325,000 $340,000 $355,000

Thanks!

Insideop
07-23-2008, 10:21 PM
Not bad at all for a guy that can come in and change the pace a little. A guy that might be able to line up in the slot at times. A guy that might not ever be an every down kind of guy. Much more cap friendly than paying him $26 million guaranteed and $51 million over 6 years. :money:

A just what guy that's not "an every down kind of guy" and making that kind of money are you referring to? Hmm...:thinking:

Post 666! Yeah, the devil made me do it! :evilb: