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was385
03-03-2009, 08:38 PM
According to the washington post:

"Jason La Canfora reports that Springs, released Friday in a cap-savings move, is in Philadelphia meeting with the Eagles. He also visited New England on his free-agent tour and Houston and New Orleans are options as well, a league source said."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/2009/03/cerrato_disappointed_by_taylor.html?wprss=redskins insider

Thorn
03-03-2009, 08:41 PM
this guy is a little to injury prone for me

False Start
03-03-2009, 08:43 PM
Shawn Springs used to be a good player.

ChrisG
03-03-2009, 08:49 PM
it says we are an option for a visit...not even that he is planning on visiting

Blake
03-03-2009, 09:23 PM
it says we are an option for a visit...not even that he is planning on visiting

Thank the Lord. I am really not interested in a 33 year old CB that has an injury history.

TexanSam
03-03-2009, 10:24 PM
If he could replace Petey I'd be all for it

RipTraxx
03-03-2009, 10:29 PM
Thank the Lord. I am really not interested in a 33 year old CB that has an injury history.

Almost as old as our GM... no thanks.

Specnatz
03-03-2009, 10:29 PM
If he could replace Petey I'd be all for it

Rather draft one.

Second Honeymoon
03-03-2009, 11:21 PM
He could add depth to our secondary so I wouldn't be against the move at all.

Dapper
03-03-2009, 11:22 PM
next....

Jackie Chiles
03-03-2009, 11:29 PM
I think he could push for a starting spot opposite Dunta. He won't play all 16 but he is still good when he plays. I was hoping we would look at him.

GP
03-03-2009, 11:44 PM
Oh, how sweet. I didn't know we were running an Old Cornerbacks Home.

When is Cris Dishman due to visit?

Big Poundcake
03-03-2009, 11:51 PM
Ugh.....I dunno....I'd sign him if we can get him in cheap.

Texanmike02
03-03-2009, 11:55 PM
Honestly,

I wouldn't do a long deal. But I'd do a year or two. I wouldn't pay out the wazoo for him, but the experience alone is worth something if you ask me. I've always felt that Daunta's development (and he hasn't had a year as good as his rookie year since) was hindered by the fact that we got rid of virtually all of your veteran corners. Yeah we've brought in a few old guys who were never anything more than marginal, but Springs used to be a very very good corner. He still has some coverage ability when healthy and I think with the talk (from the board) of us drafting a corner to go with our 2 young and studs (Molden and Bennet) and Daunta, who is still fairly young, we could benefit from this. I have no idea what kind of contract he wants and I wouldn't do something that strapped us up against the cap but if you ask me the one area of the team that is going to be both the youngest and least experienced, its the DBs. Now how does the current leader, Daunta, feel about that? I don't know.

Just food for thought. Not really jumping on the sign him bandwagon... but the first thing that came to mind was "I wish we had someone here to mentor these kids".

Mike

threetoedpete
03-04-2009, 02:30 AM
Oh, how sweet. I didn't know we were running an Old Cornerbacks Home.

When is Cris Dishman due to visit?

I saw where dishman is taking a coaching slot doing what Bruce Mathews is doing. He's not an option unless we're giving away picks.

:sarcasm:

MadBurgerMaker
03-04-2009, 03:06 AM
When I googled his name, his wiki article popped up as one of the top results. It says this in the google window:

Shawn Springs (born March 11, 1975 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American football cornerback who is currently on the Houston Texans. ...

But this:

Shawn Springs (born March 11, 1975 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent.

In the article itself. :hmmm:

Errant Hothy
03-04-2009, 08:05 AM
A 1 year deal for the vet minimum and I would be ok with signing Springs. Anything more then that and it would be a poor signing.

badboy
03-04-2009, 09:04 AM
Honestly,

I wouldn't do a long deal. But I'd do a year or two. I wouldn't pay out the wazoo for him, but the experience alone is worth something if you ask me. I've always felt that Daunta's development (and he hasn't had a year as good as his rookie year since) was hindered by the fact that we got rid of virtually all of your veteran corners. Yeah we've brought in a few old guys who were never anything more than marginal, but Springs used to be a very very good corner. He still has some coverage ability when healthy and I think with the talk (from the board) of us drafting a corner to go with our 2 young and studs (Molden and Bennet) and Daunta, who is still fairly young, we could benefit from this. I have no idea what kind of contract he wants and I wouldn't do something that strapped us up against the cap but if you ask me the one area of the team that is going to be both the youngest and least experienced, its the DBs. Now how does the current leader, Daunta, feel about that? I don't know.

Just food for thought. Not really jumping on the sign him bandwagon... but the first thing that came to mind was "I wish we had someone here to mentor these kids".

MikeLooking at the experience angle only, we have Jacques Reeves, Dunta & Nick Ferguson as projected starters who can teach. With the possible addition of a FS in draft, I am not as concerned about our DBs. This off season should do what we all hoped by bringing the team up another notch. I would not be interested in Springs.

BigBull17
03-04-2009, 09:29 AM
Looking at the experience angle only, we have Jacques Reeves, Dunta & Nick Ferguson as projected starters who can teach. With the possible addition of a FS in draft, I am not as concerned about our DBs. This off season should do what we all hoped by bringing the team up another notch. I would not be interested in Springs.

Wilson would start, with a drafte to learn at a slower pace. Look for a free and strong saftey this year, to groom. We have experience, they just need to play together. Look for DT help if Raji falls, otherwise, OLB.

Kaiser Toro
03-04-2009, 09:44 AM
Just food for thought. Not really jumping on the sign him bandwagon... but the first thing that came to mind was "I wish we had someone here to mentor these kids".

Mike

The lead kid is gone in Hoke. Hopefully Gibbs and a more hands on Rhodes will have an impact. The other benefit we have this year in my opinion, short term that is, is that we have a player in a make or break contract year in Dunta. I expect Dunta to have a killer year and lead by example on how a professional is suppossed to take care of business.

The Pencil Neck
03-04-2009, 09:57 AM
Looking at the experience angle only, we have Jacques Reeves, Dunta & Nick Ferguson as projected starters who can teach. With the possible addition of a FS in draft, I am not as concerned about our DBs. This off season should do what we all hoped by bringing the team up another notch. I would not be interested in Springs.

Just a point but Ferguson is a backup. They're projecting Barber as the starter.

alphajoker
03-04-2009, 10:01 AM
If he comes in for the right price, right price meaning it favors the Texans salary cap, then why not bring him in? You can never have too much competition and the secondary needs as much competition as possible.

Porky
03-04-2009, 10:04 AM
I think he has lost a spring in his step. :cool:

I'll pass unless it is for near the min on a short term deal.

infantrycak
03-04-2009, 10:31 AM
Oh, how sweet. I didn't know we were running an Old Cornerbacks Home.

Change name to Aaron Glenn--watch no way go to gnashing of teeth for letting veteran leadership go.

eriadoc
03-04-2009, 11:21 AM
I think there's a place here for Springs, if the financials are right. Vet minimum is probably too restrictive, though. Unlike some fo you, I think he could contribute as a package player. The veteran tutoring factor cannot be overlooked. Remember last year when Eugene Wilson made comments about how the DBs did not know how to disguise their coverages very well? Vets can pass along little tips of the trade that make a difference. Springs knows the position. So he's lost a step or ten, but he can still contribute on the field in package situations, and off the field in mentoring.

Hell, we gave Roosevelt Colvin a million bucks last year for absolutely NOTHING, and most of you seemed OK with that. That guy was not even interested in helping anyone around him. When I bitched about that, all I heard were rationalizations.

I say you bring Springs in for an interview, and if his head is in the right place, you take a chance on him if the money is right.

Specnatz
03-04-2009, 12:28 PM
Looking at the experience angle only, we have Jacques Reeves, Dunta & Nick Ferguson as projected starters who can teach. With the possible addition of a FS in draft, I am not as concerned about our DBs. This off season should do what we all hoped by bringing the team up another notch. I would not be interested in Springs.

Just a point but Ferguson is a backup. They're projecting Barber as the starter.

2/27 Nick Ferguson declared free agent.

http://www.nfl.com/teams/houstontexans/transactions?team=HOU

badboy
03-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Just a point but Ferguson is a backup. They're projecting Barber as the starter.Yeah, maybe. That may be coach's wants as he has been high on Barber since draft. Regardless, Wilson has played CB and will be on team. If we take FS as I want, Wilson could take over for one of our back up CBs.

badboy
03-04-2009, 12:54 PM
Wilson would start, with a drafte to learn at a slower pace. Look for a free and strong saftey this year, to groom. We have experience, they just need to play together. Look for DT help if Raji falls, otherwise, OLB.Raji is my guy @15 but we'll prob see a trade and I am ok with an LB later in 1st depending on who. I would then go for Ron Brace in 2nd

badboy
03-04-2009, 12:57 PM
2/27 Nick Ferguson declared free agent.

http://www.nfl.com/teams/houstontexans/transactions?team=HOUUh, Wilson signed a 3 year deal with Texans. Your link confirms.

Specnatz
03-04-2009, 01:14 PM
Uh, Wilson signed a 3 year deal with Texans. Your link confirms.

Was that in question?

badboy
03-04-2009, 01:20 PM
Was that in question?I had a brain F---. My apologies. I was thinking Wilson but typed Ferguson. i have been known to do that historically. Just have to say "my bad" and keep trucking. My point was we have experienced DBs.

Specnatz
03-04-2009, 01:39 PM
I had a brain F---. My apologies. I was thinking Wilson but typed Ferguson. i have been known to do that historically. Just have to say "my bad" and keep trucking. My point was we have experienced DBs.

Oh ok I am not confused anymore. We do not have an experienced SS now, but with Wilson at FS I am not as worried.

Errant Hothy
03-05-2009, 03:10 PM
Shawn Springs is a Patriot

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/05/springs-to-sign-with-pats/

According to Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal, Springs is expected to sign with the Patriots.

Springs was released last Friday by the Redskins.

ChampionTexan
03-05-2009, 03:17 PM
Shawn Springs is a Patriot

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/05/springs-to-sign-with-pats/

For some reason, I was expecting the link to go to Bill O'Reilly's website.