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Wolf
03-01-2005, 07:27 PM
This is a list of sleeper FA from ESPN... I am thinking with Casserly saying the Texans won't make a big splash.. these might be the ones targeting.

Here are a dozen unrestricted free agents who probably won't break the bank with new contracts, but who are serviceable middle-level players who figure to draw interest:

FS/SS Idrees Bashir (Indianapolis) -- 4 years experience -- Never quite lived up to expectations with the Colts but, despite a string of injuries, averaged 13 starts per season. Has some range but lacks instincts, still worth looking at in nickel role.

RB Derrick Blaylock (Kansas City) -- 4 -- Superb all-around special teams player who got a chance to start when Priest Holmes was injured in 2004, averaged 4.6 yards per carry and scored eight touchdowns. Could be a nifty No. 2 tailback.

RB Correll Buckhalter (Philadelphia) -- 4 -- Star-crossed runner, and part-time starter who has suffered two major knee injuries in four seasons. Given his injury history, he might be a medical risk, but his pure running skills make him worth a gamble.

DT Leonardo Carson (Dallas) -- 5 -- Never going to make a lot of plays, but a 305-pounder who will take up space inside and push people around enough to make impact. Bill Parcells would like to keep him around.

OG Roberto Garza (Atlanta) -- 4 -- Moved into the starting lineup because of injury in 2004 and became integral part of a unit that helped the Falcons lead the NFL in rushing. A little stiff, but can be a powerful in-line force in stretches.

WR Kevin Johnson (Baltimore) -- 6 -- Has bounced around a lot the last few years and voided his contract to become a free agent. Still has deceptive speed and some teams feel he has the best hands in the league.

FS Bhawoh Jue (Green Bay) -- 4 -- Has played every position in the secondary and, while he doesn't run well on the stopwatch, has pretty good competitive speed. Should help some team as a regular in nickel packages.

QB Mike McMahon (Detroit) -- 4 -- With all the veteran quarterbacks being released and then recycled, he sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. Athletic and competitive guy, and good enough to win some games in a pinch.

LB Ike Reese (Philadelphia) -- 7 -- Consummate role player with the Eagles, combination blitz-cover guy who excels in nickel packages but would like to be a starter. A terrific performer on special teams units.

OT Oliver Ross (Pittsburgh) -- 7 -- Has played a lot of positions but settled in at right tackle the past two seasons and, while not a pure road-grader, played well. A decent pass blocker and could also move inside and play guard.

KR Allen Rossum (Atlanta) -- 7 -- One of the top two-way (kickoffs and punts) return men in the game, earned a Pro Bowl spot for the 2004 season. Can also play the nickel or dime cornerback spot in a pinch.

LB Matt Stewart (Atlanta) -- 4 -- Only 25 years old and a three-year starter. Falcons feel they can upgrade, but might be hard pressed to do so, and Stewart could move on and be a starter with a new club. Decent two-way blitz-cover guy on third down.

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I am thinking maybe Rossum.... Carson? never watched him, but if he can command double teams and eats up space, I wonder if he is worth anthing

texansfan88
03-01-2005, 08:38 PM
How bout we sign Simmons and Bell back, then maybe Deloach and Payne, then worry about making a splash...Casserly has to be smokescreening something man. How do you only sign back 3 of your players and say you're not going to make a splash and *GET THIS* resign your own players

AndreJ
03-01-2005, 08:41 PM
How bout we sign Simmons and Bell back, then maybe Deloach and Payne, then worry about making a splash...Casserly has to be smokescreening something man. How do you only sign back 3 of your players and say you're not going to make a splash and *GET THIS* resign your own players

I agree with you, i don't think they are giving out a lot of information either. I kind of like it though it sets up for a nice suprise in the long run ;). As for Simmons I would love to see him back, I didn't know he was a FA this year. He provides alot of depth in our Secondary and was all over the field when he got a chance to get some playing time.

edo783
03-01-2005, 09:19 PM
They aren't on the list, but the starting center for the Ravens and Mike Wahle from GB. We fix bothe center and gaurd issues.

AndreJ
03-01-2005, 09:27 PM
They aren't on the list, but the starting center for the Ravens and Mike Wahle from GB. We fix bothe center and gaurd issues.

Highly and i mean highly unlikely, Wahle will require a good deal of money. Can't think of the Raven's Center off the top of my head, but we won't see any real major changes in our O-Line during the offseason. The line will be given another chance to gel and get used to each other, but if the problem persist next season we may see a reach for someone before the trading deadline, however i don't think it will be a big name if it were to happen.

Most likely situation for our O-Line would be to fix it through the draft and let them develop. Unfortunately DC might not be alive by then.!!.

Wolf
03-01-2005, 09:32 PM
Casey Rydell? or something like that..All I can remember is Steven Seagal in Under Siege :wacko: and I think the gentlemen has the same name

WildBlackBear32
03-01-2005, 09:41 PM
Casey Rabach...had to check it myself because I thought it was Mike Flynn(Product of THE CHS...).

edo783
03-01-2005, 10:46 PM
Highly and i mean highly unlikely, Wahle will require a good deal of money. Can't think of the Raven's Center off the top of my head, but we won't see any real major changes in our O-Line during the offseason. The line will be given another chance to gel and get used to each other, but if the problem persist next season we may see a reach for someone before the trading deadline, however i don't think it will be a big name if it were to happen.

Most likely situation for our O-Line would be to fix it through the draft and let them develop. Unfortunately DC might not be alive by then.!!.

Yes, I suspect that they will be more expensive than most, but they fix what needs to be fixed, they are fairly young and we can offset that expense in a big way by cutting the guys currently screwing up the middle and have several years to build talent behind them with drafted guys. Thanks guys for the look up of the Casey Rabach thing, I couldn't think of it when I posted.